• Nov. 19 is the deadline for entries in the 47th Annual Merchants Association of Columbia County Christmas Parade, to be held Dec. 4. Information and entry forms are available at www.columbiacountyfair.net.
• Applications are being accepted for the 37th annual Grovetown Christmas Parade, to be held at noon Dec. 3. For information, go to www.cityofgrovetown.com.
Shepheard Blood Center is holding blood drives at the following dates and locations: Today, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, 1069 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta; Saturday, 2-7 p.m. at the grand opening of Evans Town Center Park; Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Retreat Spa and Salon, 4246 Washington Road, Evans.
Judge Wade Padgett will present the Teenage Years 101 program for teens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at the Columbia County Library in Evans, with the session for teens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For information, email email@example.com, or go to www.
The Augusta Area Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon at 10 a.m. Thursday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For information, go to www.augustanewcomers.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (706) 868-3668.
The Greenbrier High School Chorus is holding a raffle for a guitar signed by members of Lady Antebellum and a pair of tickets to the band's Oct. 28 concert in Evans, with proceeds benefiting the chorus, show choir and guitar classes. Tickets cost $2 and are available from Center Stage Music in West Town or by calling (706) 650-6040, extension 4147.