It's time for Harlem's party of the year: We preview the 16th annual Oliver Hardy Festival.
The 17th annual Harrisburg Happening will begin at 7 p.m. today, Monday and Tuesday at Crawford Avenue Baptist Church, 507 Crawford Ave. For information, call 738-2527.
Pink Ribbon Run
Monday is the early registration deadline for the American Breast Cancer Association's Pink Ribbon Run. The annual event begins 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Olmstead park. For information, call 860-8127 or 228-4499.
The McKameys will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Trinity Baptist Church, 4594 Columbia Road. For information, call 860-8592 or 863-9224.
Greenbrier Elementary's book fair continues through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Book Fair Night will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday.
The CSRA Parkinson's Disease Support Group will have its September meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Towers, 724 Greene St., in the dining room. The program will address questions and answers about Parkinson's. For information, call 855-7690 or 860-5868.
The Columbia County Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan's Family Steak House on Bobby Jones Expressway. The association is asking members to pay dues. For information, call 863-6989.
The Fort Gordon Oktoberfest will open at 5 p.m. Thursday and continue through Oct. 3, with German music and food, carnival rides, a craft show, flea market, a car show and pony rides. Photo identification is required to enter Fort Gordon. For information, call 791-6779.
Martinez United Methodist Church, at 3614 Washington Road, will hold a "country market" 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with baked goods, crafts, holiday items and other goods for sale. Light breakfast and lunch will be available. For information, call Delores Entrekin, 854-9172.
This Hope will perform 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at Kiokee Baptist Church, 2520 Ray Owens Road in Appling. For information, call 541-1086.
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will perform a fund-raising concert with Three Sixty from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens.
The event will benefit Wycliffe Gordon Scholarships for area student artists. Tickets are $125 each or $750 for a table of 10.
Pupils interested in applying for scholarships can visit www.WycliffeGordon.com. Deadline for submission is Nov. 12. For information, call 651-8712.
The Augusta Kennel Club will hold its Fall All-Breed Dog Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the North Augusta Riverview Park Community Center. Admission is free. For information, call 738-9288.
Grovetown United Methodist Church's annual Chicken-Que and yard sale will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 9. For information, call 863-6668.
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