The public is urged to attend ceremonies 9 a.m. today as Brig. Gen. Jan Hicks, commanding general of the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, pins on the rank of major general. The ceremony takes place at the Signal Towers flag pole.
Big table set
Golden Harvest Food Bank will commemorate National Hungry Awareness Day 11 a.m. today . For information, call 736-1199.
GOP women meet
Laurie Ott, co-anchor for WRDW-TV Channel 12, will be guest speaker for the Greater Columbia County Republican Women meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Dye's Southern Grille in Columbia Square. For information, call Teri North, 854-8470.
The third Columbia County School Board public forum will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Grovetown Middle School. School Board Chairman Roxanne Whitaker and new Harlem High School Principal Alan Griffin will be the hosts.
Putt-Putt Golf and Games will celebrate Putt-Putt's 50th anniversary through Sunday, with an all-night "lock-in" June 11-12. For information, call 868-0083.
Registration is available for the Columbia County Arts Inc. Summer Arts Camp, to be held June 7-11 at Lewiston Elementary School. For information, call 228-1666.
Wee Can Ski
The Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center will hold a Wee Can Ski program for children with special needs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Gordon Recreation Area.
The program is offered free to children from ages 5 to 18 who are physically and medically challenged. To donate time, share resources or register a child for the event, call 721-1188.
A Hydrangea Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St., Augusta. Admission is $10, and funds will be used for the new Hydrangea garden at the park. For information, call 738-4321.
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