The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series will be held at 12:10 p.m. today at the Columbia County Library, in Evans. County Agent Charles Phillips will discuss hydrangeas. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
Harlem High School will hold an orientation for parents of rising ninth-graders at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium. The meeting is for parents of all eighth-grade students expected to attend Harlem next year. For information, call (706) 556-5980.
TOPS open house
Take Off Pounds Sensibly will hold an open house at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Grovetown United Methodist Church. For information, call (706) 863-0726.
Classes for the AARP Safe Driver program, geared to drivers ages 50 and older but available to all licensed drivers, will be held from 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Brandon Wilde. Cost is $10. For information or to register, call Beverly Dorn at (706) 868-3579.
The fifth-grade students of Brookwood Elementary School will present the musical tribute, I Remember Martin Luther King Jr., at 7 p.m. Thursday, and at 9 and 9:40 a.m. Friday. The school is located at 455 S. Old Belair Road. For information, call Johnny Carr at (706) 855-7596, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A lecture and program involving a firsthand account of the search for the ivory billed woodpecker will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive, North Augusta, sponsored by the Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society. For information, call Paul Koehler at (803) 471-0291.
The Golden Harvest Food Bank's Manna Truck will distribute free produce to anyone in need from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Columbia County Christian Church, 4004 Prescott Drive, in Martinez. For information, call (706) 863-0535.
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