The Fifth annual Sunflower Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at the sunflower farm in Rutledge, Ga., off Interstate 20's Exit 105. Go to www.sunflowerfarmfestival.com, or call (706) 557-2870.
Monday is the deadline for applications to the Miss Augusta Board for the Miss Augusta 2007 and Miss Augusta Outstanding Teen pageants to be held Aug. 5 at Augusta State University. E-mail Lynn Huff at email@example.com, or go to www.missaugusta.org.
Church of the Holy Comforter will sponsor a concert of patriotic music by the Savannah River Winds at 5 p.m. today at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3330 Evans-to-Locks Road, followed by a barbecue dinner. The concert is free; call (706) 210-1133 for tickets to the barbecue.
Prizes for donors
To pre-empt expected shortages in July, Shepeard Community Blood Center is holding drawings for prizes each week. Donors are eligible to win a Canon MiniDV Camcorder July 1-7; a Sony PSP July 8-14; a $250 Visa gift card July 15-21; an XBox 360 July 22-28; and a 60 gb iPod with video July 29-Aug. 5. Call (706) 737-4551, or go to www.shepeardblood.org.
Baby safety shower
Safe Kids of East Central Georgia and the MCG Children's Medical Center will present a baby safety shower from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 in the medical center's main conference center.
New or expectant mothers will receive information on infant and child safety, with games and door prizes offered. Lunch is provided, with attendance limited to 50. To register, call (706) 721-7606, or go to www.mcghealth.org/safekids.
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