• Oct. 16 is the deadline for vendors to sign up for the Christmas Craft Market to be held Nov. 5 at West Acres Baptist Church on Gibbs Road in Evans. Spaces cost $25, with proceeds supporting missions. For information, call Cathie Rich at (706) 860-9483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road at South Belair Road, is seeking vendors for its annual craft show Nov. 19. Spaces are available for $25 each. For information, call Margaret at (706) 210-0893, or email email@example.com.
• Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, Columbia Road at Hereford Farm Road, is seeking vendors for its Dec. 3 Christmas at the Crossroads craft show. Vendor spaces cost $25. For information, call (706) 863-6795, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2011 Columbia County Fair Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Greenbrier High School's auditorium, with scholarships totaling $1,000 to be awarded. The winner will represent Columbia County in the state pageant in Atlanta in January 2012. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645 or go to www.columbiacountyfair.net.
The Corner Pumpkin Patch at Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road at S. Belair Road, is open through Oct. 31 noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Call (706) 863-0510, or go to www.marvinchurch.com.
• The Grovetown Lions Club is holding its annual fundraising turkey shoot at 7 p.m. each Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 10 at 1200 Old Louisville Road. Contact Gary Rausch at (706) 726-4303 or email@example.com.
Applications are being accepted until Dec. 20 for the Georgia Rotary Student Program Norway Scholarship, with students studying June 23-Aug. 3 at the University of Oslo. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year, be single and in excellent health, and ages 20-24. Contact Pam Lightsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 840-2087.
Shepheard Community Blood Center blood drives: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, 1069 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta; Saturday, 2-7 p.m.. at Evans Town Center Park; Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Retreat Spa and Salon, 4246 Washington Road, Evans; Oct. 26, 3-7 p.m., Harlem United Methodist Church; Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walmart in Grovetown; Oct. 30, 5-8:30 p.m., West Town Community Church fall festival, 779 N. Belair Road, Evans; and Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans. For information, go to www.shepeardblood.org.