Columbia County's Seventh Annual Arts and Renaissance Festival and Juried Art Show begins with the awards reception and silent auction at 7 p.m. Friday and continues with demonstrations and arts and craft vendors Saturday and Sunday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For information, call 312-7194.
GHS alums sought
Greenbrier High School is seeking alumni for its 10th anniversary homecoming Friday, with pre-game festivities and reserved game seating. For information, go to the GHS Web site at www1.ccboe.net/gbh/, or write Debbie Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org, Rita Curtis at email@example.com or Pam McCorkle at firstname.lastname@example.org, before Oct. 14.
Church yard sale
Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 825 N. Belair Road in Evans. Proceeds will go to missions.
The 2005 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday. The pageant, sponsored by the Merchants Association of Columbia County, is for single women age 16-24 (17 by Jan. 15, 2006) who are residents of the area. Competition will be in swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The winner will represent the county at the state pageant in Atlanta in January. For information, call Pat Becton at 863-7645, or Debbie Zapata at 863-3754.
Teen photo contest
Saturday is the deadline for teens to enter photographs in Gibbs Library's contest in honor of Teen Read Week, Oct. 16-22. Contestants should submit a 5x7 photo of appropriate content by Saturday. All photos submitted will be displayed. Winners will be selected by teen votes, and prizes will be awarded Oct 28. For information, call Kleo Hidalgo at 863-1946.
South Columbia Elementary School will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, 325 McCormick Road, Martinez. All proceeds benefit the South Columbia PTO. For information, call 863-3220.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For information, call Lela Turnbull at 739-4114.
Whiteoak fall meeting
The fall camp meeting at Whiteoak Campground will be held Saturday and Sunday with morning services at 11 a.m. and evening services at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Childers. Saturday breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. with Merri Beth Stratton, and Ansley and Jimmy Barnett will provide handbell music at the 11 a.m. Saturday service. For information, call Mildred Wright at (706) 595-1837.
The annual Soldier Show visits Fort Gordon with two free performances in Alexander Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 6 p.m. Oct. 16.
A Fort Gordon soldier, Sgt. Tony Cooper, a dental specialist assigned to Tingay Dental Clinic, is performing in the show. He is one of 16 soldiers from throughout the Army who made the show this year. For information, call Tim Hipps at (703) 681-7259.
Saturday is the deadline to register for the Augusta Alumni Chapter of Tuskegee University's one-day bus trip to Tuskegee University for open house Oct. 29. The $35 fee includes bus fare, lunch and a football ticket to Tuskegee vs. Clark-Atlanta. For information, go to email@example.com, or call 771-2555.
Mike Cohen, a senior fellow at the Galilee Institute in Israel, will discuss Israel's pullout from Gaza at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans. For information, call 228-3636.
The Washington, Ga., Lit-tle Theater Company will present the musical comedy, Smoke on the Mountain, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Sat-urday, at 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22. For information, call (706) 678-9582.
Sierra Club meeting
Marlena Altvater from the Georgia Forestry Commission will discuss keeping your home safe from wildfire at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sierra Club's monthly meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Walton Way Extension. For information, call Judy Gordon at 650-8314.
Augusta Christian Schools will play host to Christian singer Steve Green in a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at West Acres Baptist Church on Gibbs Road, Evans. The ACS high school and elementary choruses will sing backup.
Tickets are on sale at ACS and at Family Christian Store and Lifeway Christian Store, and cost $14 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and $16 at the door. Call Lynn Wilkerson at 863-2905, extension 136.
Red Cross classes
The Augusta Red Cross will hold adult CPR classes from 6-9 p.m. Monday and first aid classes from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road, Martinez. A baby sitter's training class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Martinez Columbia Fire Rescue headquarters training room, 3910 Desoto Drive, Martinez. For information, call 724-8481.
Military retirees and civilians in the Augusta area interested in Fort Gordon are invited to the monthly community information briefing at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Gordon Club on 19th Street. For information, call 791-3639.
The Golden Harvest Food Bank Manna Truck will be at Our Savior Episcopal Church, 4227 Columbia Road, in Martinez at 9:30 a.m. Oct 29.
The Augusta Canal's second annual Big Boo! Boat Rides will be held Oct. 28-29, with trick-or-treating at the Canal Interpretive Center and a 40-minute canal boat ride for children from 5-6:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged for children and chaperones. For older children and adults, Terror on the Towpath begins at 6:45 p.m. in the Mill Courtyard with the boat departing at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 823-0440, ext. 4.
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