Happy Tails Juniors
The youth animal rescue group Happy Tails Juniors will hold a dog wash noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fetch Dog Treats in Surrey Center. Cost is $5, with proceeds to be used for food and medical needs of rescued animals. For information, call 294-4718.
Columbia Countys Back to School Festival for students and families will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 at Evans High School, 4550 Cox Road, featuring speech and vision screenings, nutrition and immunization information, bus schedules and other tips. For information call 868-3231.
Friday is the deadline for entries in the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Arts 24th annual Juried Fine Art Competition, open to all artists age 18 or older. For information, call 722-5495.
Members of Harlem Drama, preparing to travel to Scotland in Augusta for the Festival Fringe, will perform Babes in Arms at 7:30 p.m. July 23 at the Imperial Theater in Augusta. Admission is free. For information on supporting the troupe and its trip to Scotland, call Roy Lewis at 556-5980or email@example.com.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform July 28-Aug. 1 at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.
Money, personal hygiene items and craft materials are being sought for a medical mission trip to Santana Bani in the Dominican Republic. The mission is a partnership of Church of the Holy Comforter in Martinez, Church of Our Savior in Martinez and St. Pauls in Augusta. For information, call 210-1133.
CSRA Writers meet
CSRA Writers will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. For information, call 728-4114.
The group Creative Impressions will perform 7 p.m. July 24 at Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church, 4227 Columbia Road, to raise funds for the churchs medical mission to the Dominican Republic. For information, call 863-1718.
University of South Carolina Professor Dr. Adam King will give a presentation on the population of the Savannah River Basin prior to European settlement at the next meeting of the Sierra Club, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Church on Walton Way. For information, call 737-1539.
Secretary of State Cathy Cox and the CSRA Regional Development Center will present an investment education seminar 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 31 at the Sheraton Augusta Hotel. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For information, call (888) 265-1115.
Spirit Creek Educational Forest will hold a family nature walk and wagon ride 9-10 a.m. July 24, and a session on animal tracks 10:30-11:30 a.m. For information call 790-2351.
Youth ages 11-up are invited to attend a free gospel music workshop 6 p.m. July 30 and 9 a.m. July 31 at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Road, Augusta. The choir will perform in concert 6 p.m. July 31. For information, call 733-0341.
Phone book recycling
Metro Augusta and Columbia County Clean and Beautiful have placed telephone book recycling containers in the parking lot of the Government Complex in Evans; at the Water Works office, 4235 Evans-to-Locks Road; and at the county landfill. For information and other recycling locations, call 261-4390.
Gastric bypass group
The gastric bypass support group will meet starting 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Wellness and Weight Loss Center, 677-A North Belair Road, Evans. For information, call 860-0070.
Child safety seminar
A seminar on child passenger safety for child-care providers will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road. Cost is $5, and the class offers two hours of continuing education credit. For information, call 721-5437.
Georgia-Carolina Toastmasters meets at noon Wednesdays at The Clubhouse, 2527 Washington Road, Augusta. For information, call 854-0090.
The Golden Harvest Food Banks Manna Truck with free produce for needy families will be at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church 10 a.m. July 24.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE, provides counseling and mentoring to business people who are starting up or expanding a business. There is no charge for services. For information, call 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, 793-9998.
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