Solid Rock Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser banquet at 4 p.m. today at the Belair Conference Center on Jimmy Dyess Parkway, with food and gospel music. The event will benefit Wilhemenia Luke Freeman, who is awaiting a kidney transplant. Tickets cost $25. For information, call (706) 294-7732, or (706) 541-1869.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, at 4921 Columbia Road, is registering children for the 2006-07 preschool and Mother's Day Out programs. The preschool program will be taught by a certified teacher, with classes beginning Monday. For information, call Nicole Durrwachter at (706) 447-4522, or the PreK/MDO office at (706) 863-0252.
The Broadstrokes Gallery, at 677-C N. Belair Road, in Evans, will exhibit works by artist Bea Kuhlke during August and September, with a reception from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. For information, call (706) 860-6055, or go to www.broadstrokesgallery.com.
Health Center Credit Union, at 4339 Washington Road, Evans, will hold a back-to-school festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with food, games, rides and prizes. For information, call (706) 434-1617.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood is the scheduled speaker for the monthly Columbia County Republican Party Breakfast, to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium, on Ronald Reagan Drive, in Evans. Breakfast, catered by The Peppermill restaurant, costs $6. For information, call (706) 306-8872, or go to www.columbiacountyrepublicanparty.org.
Chorus to sing
The Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will perform its annual show at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, in Evans. Tickets cost $15, $10 for seniors and groups for 10 or more, and $5 for children. For information, call Paula Shuff at (706) 650-8701.
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