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. The 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. Sunday. Jonathan Richardson, the youth minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, will be the speaker. For more information, call (706) 860-7091.
Lester Schlein will speak on "The Healing Power of Prayer" at 10 a.m. Sunday 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 held at 12:10 p.m. June 13 with a session on drying flowers. For more information, call (706) 868-3413.
Fort Gordon will celebrate the 232nd birthday of the Army with a cake-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. June 14 in Conrad Hall.
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 Grille 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. For information, call (803) 279-6327.
The Evans High School council will meet at 10:45 a.m. June 18 to elect members. Nomination forms are available at the school daily from 7-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Parent members must have a student enrolled in the school.
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