Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Wade Padgett will present Teenage Years 101, sessions on being a teenager in modern society, including laws on sex, substance abuse and driving. A session for adults only will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and a follow-up session for teens age 13-19 only will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26. For information, call (706) 868-3316.
Columbia County Extension Service Agent Charles Phillips will discuss organic gardening at the monthly Gardening at Lunch series, 12:10-12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia County Library, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
Writer Karin Gillespie will discuss her latest novel, Dollar Daze: Bottom Dollar Girls in Love, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia County Library. For information, call (706) 863-1946.
Special needs T-ball
Special needs T-ball for ages 4-17 is starting in Martinez on Saturday. The league is open to children with any type of disability and their siblings. For information, call (706) 210-9295 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Columbia County Cares food pantry annual family spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Marvin United Methodist Church gym on Wheeler Road at Belair Road. Tickets cost $5 per person, capped at $20 per family. Takeout is available. For information, call David Titus at (706) 836-8821.
A free lunch program, Dementia Overview and Research, will be held Tuesday at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St. For information, call Dr. Shirley Poduslo at (706) 721-0609.
High school students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from more than 160 colleges and universities and win scholarships totaling approximately $16,000 at CSRA College Night, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Admission is free. For information, go to www.srs.gov, click on Outreach, then Educational Outreach Programs, then CSRA College Night.
Oakey Grove Baptist Church, at 911 N. Belair Road, will hold a women's conference from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, presented by the Deaconess and Women Ministry, with speakers Theresa Sherrod and Debra Cooper. Lunch will be served; registration costs $10. For information, call (706) 863-4215.
Candidates for the Board of Education chairmanship, for the district seat on the Board of Education and for the superior court judgeship are invited to speak at the Columbia County Republican Party Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Peppermill Restaurant, in Evans. For information, call Charles Allen at (706) 306-8872.
Lakeside High School's annual pansy sale, with flats available for $13, is under way, with order forms available at www.lhspanthers.com/Announcements.html. Orders and payment are due by Oct. 2, with delivery Oct. 11 at Lakeside Stadium. For information, call Rebecca White at (706) 364-2250 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red hat party
The Red Hot Flashers of Martinez, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, will hold "A Red Hatters Tea Party" luncheon, tea, fashion show and silent auction from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 7, with proceeds to benefit three local charities. Cost is $30 per person. For information, call (706) 825-3484, or e-mail queen.redhotflashers@ yahoo.com.
The Evans Elementary School Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the media center on Monday and on Nov. 6, Feb. 5 and April 30.
The North Harlem Elementary School council will meet at 5:15 in the media center on Oct. 12, Dec. 7, Feb. 1 and April 12.
The Lewiston Elementary School council will meet at 7:15 a.m. in the media center on Dec. 6, March 7 and May 2.
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