The Columbia County landfill will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The facility will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday. Call 868-3366.
Applications are available for the Columbia County Merchants Association Christmas Parade, which begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in Martinez. For information, call Billy Becton at 863-7645.
City of Refuge Christian Learning Center will hold a Thanksgiving feast for the less fortunate at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. The church is located at 2659 Lamar Road in Hephzibah. For transportation or information, call 592-5865 ext. 5 or ext. 206.
Christmas tree sale
Volunteers of the Young Life ministry will be selling Fraser fir Christmas trees starting Friday at the Publix shopping center on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez. Sale hours are 1-8 p.m. Sunday and 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 650-2543 or 733-2507.
A New Mozart to Motown Christmas will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Theatre. Tickets cost $30 and $45 and are available online at www.imperialtheatre.com or at 722-8341.
Tax helpers needed
AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers for training to help senior citizens prepare their tax returns. For information, call Bill Kozel, 210-3048.
Craft and food vendors for Christmas in America, the lighting of Columbia County's official Christmas tree, are being sought. The event will be 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Justice Center in Evans. Call Stacie Adkins at 868-3458.
Lighting & parade
Grovetown's annual Christmas tree lighting will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, and the city museum will be open until 8 p.m. Donations from local crafters are being sought for the museum's Christmas tree. Applications for the 31st annual Grovetown Christmas Parade, which starts at noon Dec. 4., are available at the Public Safety office, 306 East Robinson Ave., or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 863-1212.
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