North Harlem Elementary School will hold its Math, Science and Technology Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the school gym, lunchroom and computer lab. Refreshments will be served.
The fifth grade students of Brookwood Elementary School will perform "I Remember Martin Luther King Jr.," a musical celebration, at 2:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan12, at the school, 455 S. Old Belair Road. Call 855-7596.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting real Christmas trees for recycling through Monday at Riverside Middle School on Furys Ferry Road.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will hold its inaugural annual meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. The event will honor chamber volunteers and name a small business person of the year and the first Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Tickets to the event cost $35 for chamber members, $50 for non-members. For information, call 860-4735.
The Columbia County Library and Performing Arts Center gala will be held from 7-11 p.m. Jan. 21 at the new facility in Evans. Tickets cost $100, and include entertainment by area artists. For information, call 868-3484.
The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society of the Mid South will hold a military history and toy soldier show, Seige of Augusta XV, Jan. 13-15, at the Augusta Towers Hotel. Activities begin at 3 p.m. Friday, and at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call Jim Birdseye at 868-5255 or e-mail email@example.com.
Free smoke detectors
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue has begun service in county territory previously covered by the Harlem Fire Department and North Columbia Fire and Rescue.
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. For information, call 863-7745.
Columbia County prepares to celebrate the new library and performing arts center with a Jan. 21 black-tie fund-raising gala./Page 6
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