The inaugural performance of the Columbia County Chamber Orchestra will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at 470 Furys Ferry Road, featuring Bulgarian teenage pianist Lili Bogdanova. Admission costs $10. For information, call (706) 755-5849.
Area podiatrists are collecting new and used shoes for distribution to those in need. Shoes of all sizes, types and condition may be brought to any podiatrist’s office through Saturday. For information, call Dr. Kent Kronowski at (706) 724-0586.
The Evans chapter of MOMS Club International will hold its fourth annual Preschool and Mom’s Morning Out Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church of Augusta. The event is free. Preschools and programs wishing to participate are asked to contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 13.
Charlotte Ritchie will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Pine View Baptist Church, 115 Pleasant Home Road.
MOMS Club of Evans is selling cookbooks for $15, with proceeds supporting Ronald McDonald House of Augusta. For information, email email@example.com.
The Augusta Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring two series of classes on basic horticulture, from Jan. 14-June 9, $25 per session, and landscape design, from Jan. 6-May 5, $70 per two-day session. Classes will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road, Augusta. To register, call Ginny Allen at (706) 736-6793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fatz Cafe in Evans will hold fundraiser pancake breakfasts 8-10 a.m. Jan. 14 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Jan. 28 for the Lakeside High School baseball team.
Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold blood drives during January at the following dates and locations:
• Jan. 15, Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
• Jan. 17, Westmont Elementary School, 4558 Oakley Pirkle Road, Martinez, 6:30-8 p.m.
• Jan. 18, Harlem United Methodist Church, 115 Milledgeville Road, Harlem, 3-7 p.m.
• Jan. 18, Greater Augusta Apostolic Church, 4406 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, 5-8:30 p.m.
• Jan. 20, Morningside Assisted Living, 353 N. Belair Road, Evans, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Jan. 22, New Hope Worship Center, 715 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Jan. 28, Walmart, Grovetown, 5010 Steiner Way, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information, go to www.shepeardblood.org.
Best Western Evans Hotel, 452 Park West Drive, off Dyess Parkway, is a donation site for Cell Phones for Soldiers. For more information, go to www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
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) 868-9729.
The first performance of the Augusta Amusements Big Band will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in the Columbia County Library. Tickets cost $20 and $25. For information, go to www.augusta amusements.com, or call (706) 724-0366.
Vince Dooley will be the featured speaker for the CSRA Hydrangea Conference, 8:30 a.m. June 7 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For information, go to csrahydrangea society.org.
Three rooms of meeting space are available to community groups at no charge at Mosaic United Methodist Church, 478 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. For information, email email@example.com, or call (706) 650-9187.