Columbia County's Summertime on the Canal festival will be held 4-11 p.m. Friday, with an outdoor festival and indoor craft show at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, a rubber duck race at 8 p.m. and a concert at 9 p.m. Admission is free. For information, go to www.columbiacountyga.gov, or call (706) 312-7194.
Joshilyn Jackson, an author who was a finalist in Columbia County's 2007 One Book, One Community program, will hold an author visit and book signing at 2:30 p.m. today at the Columbia County Library, in Evans.
The Columbia County Back to School Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans High School, with information on school calendars and bus schedules, health screenings and after-school and recreation registrations.
Kathy Tuckey, the regional director of the Alzheimer's Association, will hold a free caregiver seminar, Oral Health and Care, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jud C. Hickey Adult Day Center, 1901 Central Ave., Augusta. For information, call (706) 731-9060.
Volunteers are needed for an Adopt-a-Stream training workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Reed Creek Park Interpretive Center, off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Contact John Graham at email@example.com, or call (706) 868-0296.
The public is invited to nominate candidates for Columbia County Arts Inc. third annual Individual Artist award, given to a living Columbia County artist who has dedicated himself or herself to excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in Columbia County. The deadline is Aug. 20. Forms are available at www.columbiacountyarts.org, or by calling (706) 650-2527.
Columbia County educator Dave Stewart, the owner of Wild Hare Pottery at 1627 Georgia Ave., in North Augusta, will hold workshops on creating teapots and making tiles in July and August. Call (803) 279-7813.
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