Arts and crafts vendors are needed for the Columbia County Renaissance Festival on Oct. 14, and businesses are being sought for booths at Trick or Treat so Others can Eat on Oct. 26. For information, call (706) 312-7191.
Greenbrier High School's homecoming parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday through the streets of the school's complex, ending at the high school football field.
Harlem open house
Harlem residents are invited to an open house from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at city hall as part of the update of the city's comprehensive growth plan. For information, call Harlem City Hall at (706) 556-3448.
The Columbia County Merchants Association is accepting applications for business exhibit booths for the annual fair, Nov. 2-11, at the fairgrounds. For information, call George Sleister at (706) 855-9400, or Billy Becton at (706) 863-7645.
New Tech programs
Starting with the fall quarter beginning Friday, Augusta Technical College will offer associate degree programs in paralegal studies and in communications. For information, go to www.augustatech.edu, or call (706) 771-4028.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church will hold an anniversary harvest festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday to mark the church's one-year anniversary at its new location, 4921 Columbia Road. Attractions will include food, games rides and bingo. Call (706) 863-4956 or (706) 860-2874.
The 2006 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday at Evans High School. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645, Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754, or Cheryl Ellison at (706) 855-5328.
Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Wade Padgett will present "Teenage Years 101," on the implications of being a teenager in modern society, including laws on sex, substance abuse and driving, for ages 13-19 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in the Columbia County Library, and at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Augusta Preparatory Day School's Performing Arts Center. A session for adults will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Augusta Prep. Call (706) 868-3316.
Church of the Holy Comforter will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Columbia County Memorial Gardens, behind the library in Evans. Free treats will be available for pets and their owners, and Happy Tails Rescue will hold pet adoptions.
All animals must be leashed or properly restrained. For information, call (706) 210-1133.
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