A St. Francis Blessing of the Animals will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez. All pets are welcome and must be on a leash or in cages. For information, call 863-1718
Cheer yard sale
Columbia Middle School's cheerleaders will hold a fund-raising yard and bake sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Marvin United Methodist Church, Belair and Wheeler roads.
American Legion Unit 192 in Evans is holding its annual Octoberfest dinner 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, featuring German food and a silent auction. The price is $ 5. For information, call Mo or Gabriele Barnett at 863-6549 or the Legion post at 863-8728.
Community yard sale
A community yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Riverwatch Community Church, 3701 Old Petersburg Road in Martinez. For a free table spot or information, call 267-7135.
Meet the author
The Maxine Saul Goldberg Lecture will hold a meet-the-author session with Rabbi Balfour Brickner, the author of the book Finding God in the Garden: Backyard Reflections on Life, Love and Compost, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Jewish Community Center in Evans. Admission is free. For information, call 228-3636.
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. For information, call 651-8712.
Martinez United Methodist Church, at 3614 Washington Road, will hold a country market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with baked goods, crafts and holiday items. Light breakfast and lunch will be available. For information, call 854-9172.
Monday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for voters to register in time to cast a ballot in the Nov. 2 General Election. For information, call 868-3355.
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