A free self-defense class for women ages 12 and older will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Martial Arts America in Evans, next to Omni Health and Fitness. Those younger than 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian. Participants should wear T-shirts and sweatpants. For information, call (706) 855-0516.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch program will be held at 12:10 p.m. today at the Columbia County Library. Extension Agent Charles Phillips will discuss pruning trees. Future seminars include managing lawns, March 14; understanding fertilizers, April 11; propagating plants, May 9; and drying flowers, June 13. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
The Broadstrokes Gallery, at 677-C N. Belair Road, in Evans, will hold a Valentine-themed reception, "Share Your Heart with Art," from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, featuring works in red by gallery artists and live music. For information, call (706) 860-6055.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce "Not Just Coffee" business breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Board of Education office on Hereford Farm Road, in Evans. Representatives from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will present information on their "Healthy Choices" baseball initiative. To attend, RSVP email@example.com.
The Garden City Chorus will offer singing Valentines on Feb. 14. The cost is $50 if ordered before Saturday, and includes two songs, a card and a red rose. The cost is $65 after Saturday. For information, call (803) 279-4198, or go to www. gardencitychorus.org.
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