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Football practice begins at area high schools/
Schools hold open house sessions to welcome back students.
Shepeard Community Blood Center is holding a blood drive today at Journey Community Church, 4798 Hardy McManus Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For information, go to www.shepeardblood.org.
Sharon Baptist Church, on Cobbham Road in Winfield, will hold its Fifth Sunday Sing at 6 p.m. today, with refreshments to follow. For information, call J. Kelly at (706) 541-1532.
The free Back to School Jam will be held 10 a.m. to 3 pm. Saturday at Liberty Park Community Center in Grovetown, with refreshments, activities and information vendors. For information, call (706) 825-8314.
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.
• Oakey Grove Baptist Church, 911 N. Belair Road, Evans, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Rev. Rex Wright at its 10:15 a.m. service Aug. 5, with Rev. Lonnie Montgomery and Cedar Mill Full Gospel Baptist Church of Humboldt, Tenn. For information, call (7060 863-4215.
• The Sanctuary Church will celebrate its sixth anniversary Aug. 5, with services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. For information, call (706) 364-8284.
During July, Sparkle Express Car Wash on Belair Road will donate a portion of any car wash of $9.99 or more to the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Association for customers who use code 4046.
Players are sought for a pinochle club in the Evans area.
Call Bill at (706) 868-5747.