As time for the county's fall fair draws near, artists and crafters prepare entries for the annual Extension Service contest.
Laurel and Hardy look-alikes and parade entrants are being sought for Saturday's 18th annual Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem. Call Kathy Ham at (706) 556-0401.
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. Saturday, with proceeds to benefit three local charities. The cost is $30. For information, call (706) 825-3484, or e-mail queen.redhot email@example.com.
Greenbrier Elementary School will hold its fall carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. The event will include an animal show, climbing wall, games, inflatables, food and prizes. For information, call (706) 650-6060.
Dr. Lawrence Layman, of the Medical College of Georgia's Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Associates, will discuss infertility evaluations at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Library, 720 N. Belair Road. Admission is free.
Fort Gordon's annual Oktoberfest will be Thursday through Sunday on Barton Field, with a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and a carnival from 4-10 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment includes the Signal Corps Band, Jake Herzon and the Bavarian Express, Edelweiss Dancers, and Friendship Singers and Dancers. A photo ID is required for anyone older than 16 to enter the facility. For information on Oktoberfest, call (706) 791-6779; for information on the flea market, call (706) 364-8443.
The Augusta-area AARP Tax-Aide program is accepting applications from volunteers to help seniors and others prepare income taxes Feb. 1 to April 15. For information, call District Coordinator Bill Kozel at (706) 210-3048.
The Columbia County Merchants Association Fall Fair will be Nov. 2-11 at the fairgrounds on Columbia Road. For information, call Steve Johnson at (803) 279-8326.
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