The Alzheimer's Association of Augusta is recruiting participants for Memory Walk 2007, which will be held Nov. 3 at Lake Olmstead. The first 75 team captains or individuals who register before July 13 will be invited to the July 18 kickoff luncheon at Outback Steakhouse. For information, go to www.alz.org/georgia or call (706) 731-9060.
Brig. Gen. Randy Strong will relinquish command of the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley at 8 a.m. July 17 on Barton Field.
July Fourth celebration
Columbia County's 13th annual July Fourth celebration at Patriots Park will open at 4 p.m. with fireworks at dark. Events include musical performances, children's games and rides, eating contests and the pig toss. Admission is free. For information, go to www.columbiacountyga.gov or call (706) 312-7191.
- Harlem United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. July 8-13 for ages 3-rising fifth-graders.
- New Heights Community Church, on Columbia Road, will hold vacation Bible school from 6:30-9 p.m. July 8-13 for children ages 1 through teens, with dinner provided.
Signal Corps ball
The U.S. Army Signal Corps will celebrate its 147th anniversary with a semiformal ball at 6 p.m. Friday at the Gordon Club. Tickets cost $30. For reservations, call (706) 791-5804, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road in Evans, will celebrate its 127th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. July 8, with the Rev. A.W. Dock, of Berean Baptist Church in Philadelphia, as guest speaker. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
Walk for Autism is accepting scholarship applications through July 15 to help pay for applied behavioral analysis or RDI home-based therapy programs. For information, call Julie Prescott at (706) 547-6259, or e-mail email@example.com.
Bible Fellowship Church is sponsoring a patriotic gospel concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Purvis Community School between Thomson and Wrens on Highway 17. The church will hold a God and Country patriotic program at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, which meets at the Belair Conference Center. For information, call (706) 651-1971.
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