Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, at 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will give away produce to needy families starting at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 12. Free car washes also will be available.
Country music writers Wynn Varble, Don Sampson and Monty Holmes will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. A limited number of tickets are available for $10 at the Columbia County Community Events department, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Building B. For information, call (706) 312-7191.
Summer on Canal
Columbia County's annual Summertime on the Canal festival will be held from 3-10 p.m. Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, including vendors, games and musical performances. For information, call (706) 312-7194.
The Augusta Symphony will inaugurate its Columbia County Music Series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. The series includes four concerts, with tickets costing $70 for all four. For information, call (706) 826-4705.
New library hours
The Columbia County Library in Evans has increased its hours of operation during the remainder of the summer. Until Aug. 3, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 2-5 p.m. Sundays.
July 31 is the deadline for applications for 2006 Unrestricted Grant Funding from the Community Foundation for the CSRA. Grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations serving Columbia and other area counties. For applications and information, go to www.cfcsra.org, or call (706) 724-1314.
Trinity Baptist Preschool, 4594 Columbia Road, in Martinez, is accepting registration for the 2006-07 school year. Limited space is available for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. For information, call Shannon Story at (706) 799-0637, or (706) 359-2275.
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