Oct. 10 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 General Election. Voter registration drives will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem, and at the Kmart on Washington Road in Martinez. Absentee voting also is under way at the Columbia County Board of Elections Office, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
Red Cross classes
The American Red Cross of Augusta will hold the following training sessions during October:
Adult CPR, AED and first aid, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the chapter office, 1322 Ellis St., Augusta, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Patriots Park.
Adult CPR and AED, Oct. 9 and 23, 6-9 p.m. at the chapter office.
First aid, Oct. 10 and 24, 6-9 p.m. at the chapter office.
CPR/first aid instructor course, Oct. 10, 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the chapter office.
Infant and child CPR, Oct. 11 and 25, 6-9 p.m. at the chapter office.
Pet first aid, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the chapter office.
Disaster training courses also will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and 26 at the chapter office.
For information on all classes, call (706) 724-8481.
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.
The Columbia County Merchants Association Fall Fair will run Nov. 2-11 at the fairgrounds on Columbia Road. For information, call Steve Johnson at (803) 279-8326.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, at 805 Scott Nixon Drive, in Martinez, will celebrate its 110th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15, with the Rev. Raford Roundtree, pastor of the Mount Pleasant and St. John Baptist churches of Jackson, S.C., in charge of services.
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 Oct. 2, with delivery on Oct. 11 at Lakeside Stadium. For information, call Rebecca White at (706) 364-2250 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 adults at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Augusta Prep's Performing Arts Center. A session for teens ages 13-19 will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Augusta Prep. For information, call (706) 868-3316.
Steve Hartman, of Appling, will be the guest speaker at the 30th anniversary celebration of Windsor Spring Baptist Church, 3692 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta, at 10 a.m. today.
The Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way. Admission is free. For information, call (706) 733-2236, or go to www.fbcaugusta.org.
Fort job fair
Fort Gordon's Job Fair 2006 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 15th Street and Lane Avenue, with more than 65 companies represented. The fair is sponsored by the Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service, and is open to the public. For information, call (706) 791-7333.
The Marvin United Methodist Church annual Pumpkin Patch will open Saturday and be held through Oct. 31 at the church on Wheeler Road at Belair Road. A barbecue chicken dinner also will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call (706) 855-9786.
The third annual Augusta Canal Harvest Moon Cruise to benefit the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St., Augusta. For information, call (706) 738-5039.
The Golden Harvest manna truck will be at the Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, in Martinez, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to provide free produce to those who need it.
The Augusta German Shepherd Dog Club will hold an AKC German shepherd show with judging beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at the softball fields of Patriots Park off William Few Parkway. For information, e-mail Jerry Lyda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, 2525 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, will hold a fall bazaar, white elephant sale and bake sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. For information, call (706) 798-2691.
Columbia County commissioners will hold information sessions on the proposed $43.7 million bond issue at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Evans Government Center Auditorium, and at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. A booklet with the proposed projects is available at www.columbiacountyga.gov, or by calling (706) 868-3379.
The MCG Children's Medical Center and Kohl's Cares for Kids will hold a bike rodeo in the parking lot of Kohl's in Mullins Crossing in Evans, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, with T-shirts given to the first 100 children. For information, call Rene Hopkins at (706) 721-7606.
Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, on Columbia Road at Lewiston Road, will hold a barbecue, games, crafts and other family events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. For more information or to purchase barbecue tickets, call (706) 863-6795.
The American Cancer Society will hold a volunteer leadership summit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Depot in Thomson. For information, call (706) 731-9900.
Novelist Karin Gillespie will conduct a writers' workshop, Publishing Your Novel: What New York Editors Really Want, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Columbia County Library. Participation is free. For information, call (706) 863-1946, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Enopion Bible Theatre Company will hold a free concert and theatrical production at 6 p.m. Oct. 21, including The Brazells, The New Jerusalem Singers, Brett Short, Fresh Fire and Loretta LeWallen, with Lisa Ison, of Atlanta, performing with Enopion. Admission is free. For information, call (706) 771-7777, or go to www.enopion.com.
Volunteers from the Friends of Columbia County Libraries will hold a Christmas sale at the gift shop in the Columbia County Library, in Evans, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12. For information, call (706) 863-8760.
American Legion Post 194 in Lincolnton, Ga., will present the Coastline Band with Jim Quick at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the legion post. Cost is $25 per couple. For information, call (706) 359-3445.
Pink Ribbon Run
The American Breast Cancer Association Pink Ribbon Run will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at Lake Olmstead. For information, call (706) 860-8127, or (706) 860-2557.
Crafters and food vendors are being sought for the annual FireFest, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Evans Town Center Park behind Kroger in Evans. For information, call Kathy Watkins at (706) 860-6166 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mize Memorial United Methodist Church, at 302 Barrow St., Augusta, will hold a spaghetti supper fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. A bake sale also will be held. For information, call (706) 854-1690.
Teen trivia, reading
The Columbia County Library, in Evans, will hold Teen Trivia from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 28. Registration is required. For information, call (706) 863-1946. Young readers can read and vote on the list of top 10 books during Teen Read Week, Oct. 15-21. A list of nominees is available at the YA area of the library.
Trunk or Treat
First Baptist Church of Evans will hold its annual Trunk or Treat and Great Pumpkin Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14.
Free legal help
Staff from the Georgia Legal Services Program will offer free, noncriminal legal advice to senior citizens on a first-come, first-served basis from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Bessie Thomas Community Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown. For information, call (706) 721-2327.
The March of Dimes "Sweet Temptations" fundraiser will be held Oct. 26 at Fort Discovery, with appetizers, desserts and music, and a live and silent auction. Call (912) 354-5900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Enon Baptist Church, at 4678 Washington Road, in Evans, will celebrate its 137th anniversary Nov. 26, with dinner after the service. For information, go to www.mtenonbaptistchurch.org, or call (706) 860-8565.
Trinity Baptist Preschool, 4594 Columbia Road, in Martinez, has openings in its program for 3- and 4-year-olds. Classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Call Shannon Story at (706) 799-0637 or (706) 359-2275.
Safe Sitter class
Safe Kids of East Central Georgia will conduct a Safe Sitter class for 11- to 13-year-olds from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the MCG Children's Medical Center classroom, BT 1805. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. For information, call (706) 721-2457, or go to www.mcghealth.org/kids.
Mother's Day Out
Space is available in the fall Mother's Day Out program at Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Augusta for children who are walking through age 4. Classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call Cheryl Weinand at (706) 228-4887.
The Harlem High School Class of 1977 is planning a 30-year reunion for spring 2007. Addresses of class members are being sought. For information, call Dean Beasley at (706) 860-9231, or send names and addresses to HHS1977@comcast.net.
Butler High School Class of 1981 will hold its 25-year reunion Saturday. E-mail Brenda Brouillard Cole at email@example.com, or call Paul Chancey at (706) 729-1878.
West Acres Baptist Church, on Gibbs Road in Evans, is offering a Mothers of Preschoolers program. Call Abbie Character at (706) 868-5936, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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