The German Friendship Club of Augusta will meet at 7 p.m. today at VFW Post 3200, 2901 Gun Club Road, Augusta. Newcomers are welcome. For information, call (803) 279-8493.
Evans Christian Academy, 213 South Old Belair Road, will hold open house at 7 p.m. Thursday. For information, call (706) 364-3565.
• Marvin Methodist Preschool, 4400 Wheel-er Road, Martinez, is having registration for the 2012-13 school year for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. For information, call Ginger Gruba at (706) 868-8877.
• Trinity Baptist Preschool, 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez, is accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. For information, call Shannon Story at (706) 799-0637.
• Spaces are available at Grace Baptist Preschool, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For information, call Lisa Wamack at (706)
• Warren Baptist Church holds weekday preschool and mother’s day out classes for ages 1 through preK 4. For information, call (706) 860-6878 or go to
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 63 will hold a fundraiser cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday behind the sheriff’s office substation on Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans, with hamburger and hotdog plates available for $5.
Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Furys Ferry Road, will hold its annual Blessing of the Backpacks during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Aug. 5. Students and school personnel are asked to bring backpacks, briefcases and bookbags for a special blessing, and school supplies will be collected for Lakeside Middle School. For information, call (706) 210-1133.