There will be a special celebration of Holy Communion with jazz music at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Church of the Holy Comforter, which meets at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road. Music of Duke Ellington and other jazz favorites will be featured, with a jazz pianist, saxophones, percussion section and flute trio under the direction of Robbie Jarrell. A chili cook-off will follow the service. For more information, call 210-1133.
Donations for soldiers
Grovetown City Councilwoman Marjorie Adams is seeking donations of items for soldiers serving in the Mideast. Addresses for soldiers and soldiers who have been wounded also are available for those who would like to send letters of encouragement. Donations may be dropped off during office hours at Grovetown City Hall, 103 Robinson Ave., or after hours at the Public Safety Department. For more information, call 863-4576.
Fort Gordon will hold the installation's National Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Gordon Club on 19th Street. The guest speaker will be retired Lt. Gen Joseph W. Kinzer. For more information, call 791-9536.
The Stevens Creek School Council will hold a meeting at the school at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 2.
The South Columbia Elementary School Council will have a special meeting at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 3 in the media center to vote on the early release day proposal.
Black history event
The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, S.C., Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Turner, will be the guest speaker for Fort Gordon's observance of Black History Month. The event will be at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2. For more information, call 791-2014.
Chaplains' memorial service
The Bicentennial Chapel on Brainard Avenue at Fort Gordon will play host to the Four Chaplain's Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Feb. 2. For more information, call 791-6469.
The Juvenile Diabetes CSRA Family Network will hold a get-together for families living with Type 1 diabetes at noon Feb. 5 at Evans Diner, 4429 Washington Road in Evans. To make reservations or get more information, call Debbie Whatley at 593-5861 or Debbie Murphy at 733-2034.
Kendall Heights Church of God, located on Jordan Mill Road in Sandersville, Ga., will hold its sixth annual Williford Family Sing concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 5. For more information, call (478) 552-8572.
The UGA Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute will play host to a "Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E." parent and teen driver course at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Old Union Baptist Church, 695 Old Union Road in Harlem. For more information, call Donald Jones at 364-6238.
Food check-out day
The Columbia County Farm Bureau will sponsor a food check-out day Feb. 7. Canned goods and money can be sent to the Columbia County Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 579, Harlem. Collected funds will go to the Ronald McDonald House in Georgia. For more information, call 556-6258.
Gardening at lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service will hold a lunch seminar from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Government Complex Auditorium on Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans. Charles Phillips, Columbia County extension agent, will present the seminar on lawns. For more information, call 868-3413.
The Augusta Red Cross will offer a lifeguard class starting Feb. 14 at the Fort Gordon Pool. The cost is $115. Participants must be at least 15 years old and pass a swim test. For registration and complete schedule information, call the Augusta Red Cross office at 724-8481.
Augusta State University will play host to a career expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 and an expo for educators from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18. Both events will be held at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road and are free. For more information, call 667-4821 or 737-1878.
Staff from the Georgia Legal Services Program will offer free legal help to senior citizens on a first-come, first-served basis from 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Bessie Thomas Senior Center, 591 Euchee Creek Drive in Grovetown, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grovetown Senior Center, 103 W. Robinson St. in Grovetown. Senior citizens age 60 or older who have civil (noncriminal) legal issues are advised to attend. For more information, call 721-2327 or (800) 248-6697.
Augusta Preparatory Day School is accepting applications for the Goizueta Scholarship, to be awarded to a Latino/Hispanic student entering the APDS Upper School as a new student for the 2005-06 school year. For more information, write admissions@augustaprep. org or call Rosie Herrmann, director of admissions, at 863-6858, ext. 201.
Emmanuel Faith Tabernacle Christian Center, located at 1002 Patriots Way, Augusta, will celebrate its anniversary at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20. For more information, call 868-5369.
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