Barbecue chicken dinners will be on sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eubank Blanchard Community Center on Cobbham Road in Appling. They will benefit the National Transplant Assistance Fund in honor of Joyce Ann Lewis, a McDuffie County resident in need of a kidney transplant. Dinner costs $6. For information, call Becky Brickhouse at 541-2294 or Tina Smith at 556-2614.
Greyhound Lifesavers Inc. will hold a greyhound meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken PetsMart. For information, visit www.greyhoundlifesavers.org or call 796-1708.
Happy Tails Rescue will hold a Doggie Diner for dogs and owners from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at SuperPetz on Bobby Jones Expressway. There will be coffee and bagels for owners and treats for dogs. Dress up your pet for a photo with Cupid. The events are free, but donations will be accepted. CSRA Lifesavers will also offer a low-cost rabies vaccine clinic from 2 to 5 p.m. For information, visit www.happytailsrescue.net or call 294-4718.
Battle of Kettle Creek
Fort Gordon soldiers will participate in the 266th anniversary of the Kettle Creek Revolutionary War battle at 2 p.m. Saturday at the site near Washington, Ga., in Wilkes County. For information, call (706) 324-2913.
The St. Catherine of Siena chapter of the Daughters of the King will hold "Reflections in Song," a musical Lenten service focused on hymns, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Our Savior's Burgamy Hall at 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez. For more information, call 863-1718.
Black history program
The Zack Pollard Club of Mount Olive Baptist Church, on Washington Road in Evans, will present its Seventh Annual Black History Program at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. Larry Fryer, of Mulberry C.M.E. Church in Lincolnton, will speak. For information, call 860-3387.
St. James United Methodist Church, 439 Greene St. in Augusta, will hold a special Valentine's Day program at 1 a.m. Sunday for couples to reaffirm their commitment. For information, call 722-8373.
Bible series course
Evans Church of Christ, 515 Gibbs Road, will hold the How We Got The Bible series course at 6 p.m. from Sunday to March 13. For information, visit www.evansgachurchofchrist.org or call 855-1249.
Sierra Club meeting
The Sierra Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Walton Way Extension. Charlie Beale, the Columbia County Recreation Department manager, and Darrell Bennett, of the Richmond County Recreation Department, will speak about bicycle and walking trails. For more information, call Judy Gordon at 650-8314 or 737-1539.
The first Oliver Hardy Festival planning meeting for 2005 will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Laurel and Hardy Museum. For information, call 556-0401.
The Evans Christian Academy will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school at 562 Old Evans Road. For more information, call 364-3565.
All people interested in running for a position on the Columbia County Republican Party Executive Board are asked to submit rsums to the committee by Tuesday. All those interested in serving as a delegate or alternate to the April 29 District GOP Convention or the May 7 Georgia GOP Convention should submit their names by Feb. 22. For information, write Nomination Committee Chairwoman Debbie McCord at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 863-8184 or 833-4731.
The Augusta Red Cross will offer a lifeguard class starting Monday at the Fort Gordon Pool. The cost is $115. Participants must be at least 15 years old and pass a swim test. For information, call the Augusta Red Cross office at 724-8481.
Military retirees and Augusta area residents interested in Fort Gordon are invited to the monthly community information briefing at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Gordon Club. For information, call 791-3639.
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