Grovetown's Heritage Festival, which will include dedication of the city's Memorial Wall with speeches by Fort Gordon's commanding general and Columbia County historian Charles Lord, will be held Monday, on Memorial Day, in downtown Grovetown. Vendor spaces are available. For information, call Rosa Lee Owens at (706) 863-1867, or Dawn Green at (706) 210-5409.
Johnnette Benkovic will be the featured speaker at the Women of Grace conference June 8-9 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road. Registration fee is $25 before Friday, or $40 until the event. For information, call Sharon Parr (706) 860-2977 or Jeannine Eckert at (706) 854-0329, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., will speak at the Columbia County Republican Party breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe in Evans. Breakfast costs $6. Call (706) 267-3499.
Absentee voting for the June 19 special election will begin Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Board of Elections office, Building E in the Government Complex adjacent to the Health Department. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
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. Call (706) 863-7172, or go to www.geocities.com/scv1914/home.
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