Columbia County's inaugural Anamania Pet Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the amphitheater and memorial gardens, behind the Columbia County Library. The family- and pet-oriented event will feature contests, demonstrations, the "Mutt Strut" dog parade, pet-related vendors and services and entertainment. A pet/owner lookalike contest also will be held; contestants must send a photo and contact information by Aug. 21 to Brooke Willis at Columbia County Community and Leisure Services, 620 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans, GA 30809. For information, call (706) 312-7194.
Vendors and crafters are being sought for Harlem's 18th annual Oliver Hardy Festival, to be held Oct. 7. For information, call Kathy Ham at (706) 556-0401.
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.
Lakeside Middle School will hold an election for a parent to serve on the 2006-07 school council from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The council will meet Aug. 28, Nov. 14, Jan. 20 and April 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the media center conference room.
The Greenbrier Elementary school council will meet 2 p.m. in the conference center on Aug. 22, Oct. 17 and Dec. 12. For information, call (706) 650-6060.
The South Columbia Elementary School Council will meet in the media center at 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 22, Oct. 17, Jan. 16, March 20 and May 15, and at 8:45 a.m. June 19.
Church open house
Bible Cathedral, at 1116 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with free dinner and games. Registration for Awana Club will be available for children ages 3 years to fifth grade. Middle- and high-school youth groups also will kick off at this event. For more information, call (706) 863-7090.
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