Friday is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Lakeside Panther Athletic Association fund-raising raffle. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, and only 300 tickets will be sold for $100 each. Each purchaser will receive dinner for two at Lakeside High School when the drawing is held at 7 p.m. April 30. For information, call Gil Eustice at 855-5251.
Stage III, Columbia County's community theater, will hold auditions for Murder at Caf Noir by David Landau at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 517 Granite Point in Martinez. Production dates are May 19-22. For more information, call 868-9663 or 364-9438.
A free colorectal cancer awareness community forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road in Evans. To register or for information, call 828-2502.
Fort Gordon will sponsor the Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the lower end of Barton Field. If it rains, the games will be held Thursday. For information, call 791-6099.
A public information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Evans Government Center Auditorium about construction and development plans at Reed Creek Wetland Interpretive Park. For information, visit www.columbiacountyga.gov or call 868-3484.
Yard, bake sales
Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4943 Columbia Road, will hold yard and bake sales from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Harlem's third Annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Three Oaks Golf Course will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $40 per person or $160 per team. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For information contact Jerry Baldwin at 556-6262.
Applications are being accepted for vendor spaces for the Grovetown Heritage Festival April 30. For information, call 863-1867.
Applications for Youth Leadership Columbia County are available for rising 10th- and 11th-grade students who live in Columbia County. For information, call Terra Carroll at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at 651-0018.
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