Absentee voting is now open for the June 19 special election. Voters may cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday through June 15, at the Board of Elections office in the Columbia County Government Center, Building E. Call (706) 868-3355.
The Greenbrier High School drama department will hold its fourth annual Drama Camp for students in grades 1-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the school auditorium. Classes include acting, music and dance. Cost is $50. For information, go to www1.ccboe.net/gbh/index.htm.
Johnnette Benkovic will be the featured speaker at the Women of Grace conference Friday and Saturday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road. Registration fee is $40. For information, call Sharon Parr (706) 860-2977 or Jeannine Eckert at (706) 854-0329, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, will hold Youth and Graduates Day at 10:45 a.m. June 10, with Jonathan Richardson, youth minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Augusta, as speaker. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
Lester Schlein will speak on "The Healing Power of Prayer" at 10 a.m. June 10 at North Columbia Church, which meets at the Eubank Blanchard Community Center in Appling. For information, go to www.northcolumbiachurch.org.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch program will be at 12:10 p.m. June 13 with a session on drying flowers. Call (706) 868-3413.
The John Redmond In It to Win It Cruise-in Scavenger Hunt will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 in the parking lot of French Market Grill West on Furys Ferry Road, in Martinez, with contests for vintage cars, imports and street tuners and motorcycles. The event is a fundraiser for the family of John Redmond, who is battling cancer. Call (803) 279-6327.
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