The final installment of Columbia County's "Sounds of Jazz" series will be held at 7 p.m. Friday with Nikolai Svishev at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $10. For information, call (706) 312-7191, or go to www.columbiacountyga.gov.
'O' blood party
To help rebuild depleted supplies of O positive and O negative blood, Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold an "O Party" at all locations Tuesday with special prizes for participants. Columbia County locations are at 112 Davis Road, in Martinez, and 460 N. Belair Road, in Evans. For information, go to www.shepeardblood.org, or call (706) 737-4551.
Art in the Park
Artists are invited to compete in the juried art show, Art in the Park, to be held May 5-6 at the Columbia County Memorial Gardens behind the Columbia County Library, in Evans. The theme is "Pine, Clay and Cotton." Applications are available at www.columbiacountyarts.org/ or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia County Christian Academy, 4004 Prescott Drive, in Martinez, is enrolling pupils K-2 through fifth grade for the 2007-08 school year. Call (706) 863-0568.
Sponsors and participants are being sought for the Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue MDA Golf Tournament, to begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. May 14 at the Bartram Trail Golf Club. Call David Dickenson at (706) 831-1308.
Vendors are sought for Columbia County's Farmers Market, to be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 7 and 28 and May 12 at the Evans Town Center Park. To register, call 9706) 312-7192.
The Maj. Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the private dining room of the Side Track Bar and Grill, at 4027 Washington Road. The speaker for Tuesday will be Dr. Mark Waters, discussing "Dr. Samuel A. Mudd: His Role in the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy." For information, call (706) 863-7172, or go to www.geocities.com/scv1914/home.
The Concert Choir of Michigan Lutheran Seminary will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3703 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez.
Middle school-age and older poets are sought for the Seventh Annual Poetry Month Contest presented by the Center for Primary Care and PRA Publishing. Cash prizes will be awarded, and winning entries will be read at an April 28 program at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center. The deadline for entries is April 10. For information, go to www.prapublishing.com.
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