The first of a five-part peace education series on Pax Christi, the Catholic peace movement, will be 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Upper Room of St. Mary on the Hill School. The other sessions will be Feb. 3 and 10. The sessions are open to anyone desiring to build peace in the new year. The cost is $5 for materials. For more information, call the Rev. Bob Cushing at 863-4956.
Cookies on sale
Sales of Girl Scout cookies begin Saturday with door-to-door sales in the area. Deliveries and booth sales will begin in late February. For more information, call 774-0505.
Columbia County libraries will be closed Monday as the state and regional library computer database is updated. The Gibbs Library Book Discussion Group will meet as scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday.
There will be a presentation of Civil War artifacts by the First Independent Brigade 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at Euchee Creek Library.
Phil Driscoll concert
Christian musician Phil Driscoll will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at In Focus Church, 562 Old Evans Road, Evans, behind Fat Mans West. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call 868-7788.
The tent meeting of the Berth Marks, Harlems Laurel and Hardy fan club chapter, will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Laurel & Hardy Museum, 250 North Louisville St., Harlem. For more information, call 556-0401.
A planning meeting for the Grovetown Heritage Festival will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Grovetown Museum. All interested in organizing the festival are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 863-4576.
GreytHound Love-Greyhound Adoption, a CSRA group, will hold a session for the public to meet several retired racing greyhounds available for adoption. The event will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart on Robert C. Daniel Parkway.
For more information, call 796-1708, or visit www. greyhoundlove.org.
A preview for parents of pupils entering kindergarten next year at Stevens Creek Elementary will be 6-7 p.m. Jan. 29.
For more information, call Susan Hadden, 868-3705.
The Fifth Annual Columbia County Emergency Management Agency Winter Blood Drive with the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 29. The drive will be at the Columbia County Government Center Auditorium (Building A), located on Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans.
All donors will be treated to Mots barbecue and will receive a special National Volunteer Blood Donor Month T-shirt. For more information, contact Pam Tucker at 868-3303 or email ptucker@co.
Evans High Schools Career Resource Center will present 1,2,3 Cash, a financial aid and college admissions seminar, at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. For more information, call 868-3663.
Battle of the Badges
Employees from Columbia Countys fire departments and law enforcement agencies are competing for blood donations in the Battle of the Badges through Jan. 23 at the Shepeard Community Blood Center office at 112 Davis Road in Martinez. For information, call 737-4551.
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