Bel Air fund-raiser
Bel Air Elementary School will hold a drive-through cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to help raise funds for Coty Christian Allen, a 10-year-old boy with a rare genetic disorder. For information, call Shelley Lane at 855-7735.
The Stage III, Columbia County's Community Theatre, will open a production of Murder at Cafe' Noir, a comic tribute to the Bogart movies of the 1940s, by David Landau.
Performances will be held 7 p.m. May 20-21 and will include dinner. An additional performance will be held 3 p.m. May 22. Tickets are $30 per person for performances on May 20-21 and $15 May 22.
All shows will be held at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way off Fury's Ferry Road in Evans. For reservations or information, call 228-3636 or 868-9663.
Bible Fellowship Church, which currently meets at The Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road in Augusta, will have a Bluegrass Country Gospel Jam Concert 7 p.m. Friday . The event will be held at Purvis Community School, located on the Wrens-Thomson Highway. Admission is free, but a love offering will be received. For information, call 651-1971.
Arts and crafts vendors are being sought for Columbia County's Summertime on the Canal festival, planned for July 23 at the headgates of the Augusta Canal at Savannah Rapids in Evans. For information, e-mail Sandy Boner at email@example.com, or call 868-3349.
The city of Harlem will hold a Memorial Day breakfast for all veterans and veteran families 8 a.m. May 28 at Harlem United Methodist Church. To RSVP or for information, call 556-0401.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive will be held Saturday. Letter carriers will be picking up food to help feed the hungry. For information, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laurie Harmon at Golden Harvest Food Bank at 736-1199 ext. 208.
The CSRA Writers will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes and Nobles Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. For information, call Lela Turnbull at 738-4114.
A Bel Air Elementary fifth-grader is a finalist in a state poetry contest.
A 10-year-old Martinez girl leads the way Saturday in an arthritis fund-raiser./Page 7
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