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. For information, call (706) 863-7172, or go to www.geocities.com/scv1914/home.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Georgia will begin at 9 a.m. May 21 at Columbia Square and end at the Justice Center in Evans, with law enforcement officers carrying the "Flame of Hope" as a fundraiser for Special Olympics.
For information or to donate, call Deputy Kara McGahee at (706) 541-3905.
The Fort Gordon Sergeants Major Association is holding its annual scholarship essay contest through May 31. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2007, and do not have to be affiliated with the military.
An application packet is available at www.sergeantsmajor.com, at SMA Essay Competition. For information, call Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur Washington at (706) 791-2519.
The Student and Youth Travel Association Youth Foundation is holding its second annual Silver Lining Program essay contest for ages 14-19, who are asked to create an essay, video or other media presentation describing how they have been affected directly by the Iraq war.
Forty winners nationwide will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., on July 25-28. For applications, go to www.sytayouthfoundation.org, or call (248) 693-1872, ext. 204.
Vendors and volunteers are being sought for the May 28 Grovetown Heritage Festival, which this year will include dedication of the city's Memorial Wall. For information, call Rosa Lee Owens at (706) 863-1867, or Dawn Green at (706) 210-5409.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch program will be held at 12:10 p.m. June 13 with a session on drying flowers. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
Safe Kids East Central Georgia is seeking volunteers to help with events such as car seat and bicycle checks, and to lead ongoing programs that teach safety to children and teens. Training is provided. For information, call (706) 721-7606.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Columbia County Library in Evans. For information, call Jessica Thompson at (706) 863-1946, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Breast Health Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Columbia County Health Department, in Evans, on June 20, Aug. 15, Oct. 10 and Dec. 12. Appointments are required. For information, call (706) 868-3330.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church is accepting applications for its 4-year-old preschool program and mother's day out program for ages 1-3. For information, call (706) 863-4956, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia County Christian Academy, 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez, is enrolling pupils K-2 through fifth grade for the 2007-08 school year. For information, call (706) 863-0568.
The Columbia County Library holds tutoring sessions for adults interested in improving their reading skills. For information, call (706) 863-1946.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave. For information, call (706) 863-0726.
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