The second annual Pink Friday for the Cure event will be held 5-10 p.m., Oct. 25 at Grovetown’s Liberty Park, 1040 Newmantown Road. Former American idol contestant Briana Tyson will perform. Activities include raffles, vendors, food and a 5K race. For more information, contact Jennifer Evans at (706) 860-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shepeard Community Blood Center is holding blood drives:
Oct. 26, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Greubel’s MMA & Evans Fitness Club, 3002 Allen Drive, Evans.
Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road, Martinez. In memory of Jasmine Uhl.
Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 3851 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez.
Meet the candidates for Grovetown City Council from 7-8 p.m, Tuesday at Grovetown City Hall. Refreshments will be provided. The event is hosted by Columbia County Citizens for Good Government. For more information, call T.R. Brooks at (706) 829-3642.
The second annual Columbia County School System Safety Fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26 at Grovetown High School. The free event is designed to educate middle and highschool students and their parents about Drug Awareness, Gang Awareness, Cyber Safety and Juvenile Law/Bullying.
A Family & Friends Day will be held at 10:45 a.m., today at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church. Guest speaker is the Rev. Jessie Henry Jr. of Millrock Baptist Church in Warrenton, Ga. For more information call (707) 860-7091.
The Merchants Association of Columbia County is sponsoring its annual Fair Scholarship Pageant on Oct. 27 at Greenbrier High School. Scholarships totaling $1,000 will be awarded. Contestants must be CSRA residents between 17 and 24 years of age. Deadline for entry is Monday. Contact Pat Becton at email@example.com or (706) 863-7645, or call Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754.
Augusta Day Aglow will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday at Spring Lakes Club House, 104 Spring Lakes Dr., Martinez. The guest speaker is Judy Garner, Aglow Georgia State Prayer Coordinator. Call (706) 925-7164 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Spivey, Elder Rights Manager for the Georgia Cares Program/Area Agency on Aging, will address Medicare and general insurance issues at the CSRA Parkinson Support Group meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St. Augusta. Contact Eva Erwin at (706)
Mosaic United Methodist Church is hosting AWAKEN: A Night of Worship, from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. God’s goodness and power will be expressed through the arts, including music, dance, drama and visual/media arts. The event is free and the public is welcome. Childcare will be provided. Call (706) 373-2984 or go to email@example.com.
The women of Marvin United Methodist Church will hold a craft bazaar Oct. 26 at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of Belair and Wheeler roads. Space is $25 and includes a table. A cafe will serve breakfast food, soup, sandwiches and dessert. Contact: Sue at (706) 814-5468 or firstname.lastname@example.org; and Margaret (706) 210-0893 or email@example.com.
Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting a family fun event with rides and food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans.
Blue Ribbon Riders is holding a Demonstration Day and Family Farm Festival 12:30-4 p.m., Nov. 2 at Maple Knoll Farm, 987 Reynolds Farm Road, Grovetown. Children and teens with special needs will demonstrate their developing skills. Arts and crafts and activities for all ages will be available. A silent auction will benefit the non-profit’s mission. For more information, call (706) 854-0644.
The Voices of Faith from Faith Gospel Worship Service will celebrate a 25th anniversary reunion and concert featuring gospel recording artist James Brigdon at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Good Shepherd Chapel, building 29608, Barnes Avenue, Fort Gordon. The event is free. Call Sister Sandra Kennedy at (706) 790-3932.
Evans Christian Academy will host a PSAT/SAT/ACT preparatory workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost is $45. The school is located at 213 S. Old Belair Road in Grovetown. For more information or to register, call (706) 364-3565.
I Care Ministry is hosting Shed Light on Trafficking 5K and Family Challenge at 9 a.m., Oct. 26 at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans. Register at Active.com by Oct. 25. Walk up registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day. The One Mile Family Challenge is a non-competitive event in which families complete challenges every quarter-mile. $40 per family. Proceeds will benefit victims of human trafficking.
The Harlem Hustle 5K race will be held at 8 a.m., Nov. 2 at 525 Fairview Dr., Harlem. Sponsored by the Harlem High School girls basketball team. Fee is $30. Register at Active.com. Walk up registration begins at 7 a.m.
The Columbia County Orchestra presents Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with Columbia County Choral Society at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans. $15 general admission. Discounts available. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org or www.columbiacountychoralsociety.org