Harlem Christmas parade
The Harlem Lions Club Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. Entry forms are available at Harlem City Hall or by calling 556-3448 or Scott Dean at 556-0083.
First Baptist Church of Evans will have its monthly Time Out inspiration and lunch gathering at 11:50 a.m. Thursday. The event is for all who live or work in the community. Cost will be $5, and reservations should be made by noon today. For more information, call 863-1228.
Republican Party meeting
The Columbia County Republican Party Executive Board will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Evans Government Complex.
Bethlehem village presentation
Martinez United Methodist Church will offer a live Bethlehem village to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church, located on Washington Road. The village will include shops, village people dressed in costumes and a manger scene with live animals. For more information, call 863-6541.
The Martinez Fire Department will have a training session regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's asbestos regulations from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 15 at the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency office on Faircloth Drive in Evans. For reservations, call 799-8134 or 667-5155.
Lakeside Support Coalition is holding its first annual Christmas dance to benefit the Child Abuse Shelter.
Admission to the semi-formal dance will be an unwrapped, new toy. The dance is Saturday from 7 to11 p.m. There will be a student band and also a disc jockey and food and drinks. Columbia County high school students are invited to attend.
Fire department meeting
The annual subscribers meeting of the Martinez Volunteer Fire Department will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the department headquarters on Washington Road. The accounting firm Cleaveland and Anderson will submit the 2001 audit for approval of members. The operating budget for 2002 will then be discussed and two members to the board of trustees will be elected.
The August Mini Theatre is now selling tickets for its revised play Pickin' at 430 8th St. The show, which details tolerance and violence in schools, will be presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 18; 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 19; and 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Augusta Technical College's Jack B. Patrick Technology Center. Cost is $8 or $7 per youth in a group of 10 or more. For more information, call 722-0598 or visit www.augustaminitheatre.org.
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Georgia forestry advice
The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering advice to residents on whether their homes are in the line of fire. The service is particularly aimed at rural residents. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at 556-3962.
The Georgia Podiatric Medical Association is running a shoe collection drive for the homeless in the Augusta area. The association will accept new and used shoes of any size, and donations can be brought to any local podiatrist's office through January. For more information, call Dr. Kent E. Kronowski at 724-0586.
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