Columbia County's Veteran's Day Bar-B-Que Cookoff will be held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Admission to the event is $3 and children under 6 are admitted free. The cookoff is part of the Memphis in May Sanctioned Contest Network. Proceeds from the cookoff will benefit the Columbia County Recreation Department.
Also, the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display from Thursday until Sunday at the fairgrounds on Columbia Road. call Fred or Maria Elser at 868-9663.
Stage III auditions
Stage III, Ltd. of Columbia County is holding auditions for Neil Simon's play "The Dinner Party" at 7 p.m. today, at 517 Granite Point, Martinez.
For more information, call Fred or Maria Elser at 868-9663.
Time capsule help
The Columbia County Board of Commissioners is asking residents to donate items for a time capsule that will be buried on the grounds of the county's new Justice Center in Evans.
Items will be accepted through Nov. 15 and can be anything that signifies the year 2002 in Columbia County. To make a donation to the time capsule, call County Project Coordinator Marilyn Heuer at the county commissioners office at 868-3379.
Parade participants needed
The Columbia County Merchants Association's annual Christmas Parade will be Dec. 1. Participants are being sought, and may contact Ruby Lane at 863-0785 for applications. The deadline for entries is Nov. 20.
County choral society honoring God and country
The Columbia County Choral Society will present God and Country, a musical tribute to America's Heroes and First Responders at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez.
The performance will feature a guest performance by the Brass Ensemble of First Baptist Church of North Augusta.
Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Admission is free for first responders, fire, police, military, Emergency medical technicians, Red Cross workers and other emergency service personnel with badge or identification. Tickets are available from members of the choral society, by visiting www.ccchoralsociety.org or by calling 364-5920.
Oakey Grove recognizing deaconess anniversary
Oakey Grove Baptist Church will recognize its deaconess anniversary at 2 p.m. Nov. 17, with special guest James Hogan, pastor of New Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Augusta.
The church is located at 911 North Belair Road, Evans. For more information, call the church at 863-4215.
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