Columbia County Advocates for Special Education (C-CASE) will hold a "parents' day out" day of respite care for special-needs children and their siblings from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Evans High School commons area. Cost is $5 per hour, and $2 per additional child. Games, snacks and entertainment will be provided.
Stevens Creek Elementary School's fourth annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, with more than 30 vendors, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the school, on Evans to Locks Road. For information, call 868-3705.
River Ridge Elementary's Santa Shop will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Saturday shopping will include complimentary breakfast, entertainment and a visit from Santa.
Gibbs Library will hold a holiday storytime and craft hour for children at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Participants may wear pajamas. Registration is required. For information, call 863-1946.
Santa's gift shop
Vendors are needed for the gift shop of Brookwood Elementary School's annual Breakfast with Santa, to be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday. Call 650-1844.
The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will present a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at First Baptist Church in Augusta. Free tickets are available at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Fort Gordon Credit Union, Georgia Bank and Trust and Augusta Chamber of Commerce. For information, call 791-3113 or visit the band's Web site at www.gordon.army.mil/band.
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