Columbia County Arts is sponsoring a black-tie fundraising gala for the new library and performing arts center.
The event will be from 7-11 p.m. Jan. 21 at the new facility in Evans. Tickets cost $100. For information, call 863-3484.
Free smoke detectors
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will begin service in county territory previously covered by the Harlem Fire Department and North Columbia Fire and Rescue at 7 a.m. Saturday.
As Martinez-Columbia firefighters begin servicing the area, they will have free smoke detectors to distribute to any citizen in need of one and will provide free home safety inspections. Call 863-7745.
Church of Our Savior, at 4227 Columbia Road in Martinez, will hold its Second Sunday contemporary praise and worship service at 7 p.m. Jan. 8. For information, call 863-1718.
The Georgia Podiatric Medical Association is sponsoring a collection of new and used shoes for the homeless through Tuesday. Donations may be brought to any Augusta area podiatrist's office. For information, call 724-0586.
St. Teresa campaign
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church is holding its Come Home for Christmas campaign, seeking people of any social or cultural background and inactive Catholics.
For information, call for the Mass schedule at 863-4956 or go to www.st-teresa.com.
The annual meeting of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at fire headquarters, 3910 Desoto Drive, Martinez. Call 863-7745.
Bible Fellowship Church will hold fourth-anniversary services Jan. 6-7.
At 7 p.m. Jan. 6, the Dixie Echoes Quartet will be in concert. at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8, Dr. Michael Guido will be guest speaker, with Archie Jordan as guest vocalist. The church meets at the Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road. Call 651-1971.
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