Georgia SAFE, a nonprofit, therapeutic foster care agency, will hold orientation for prospective parents from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the office at 4424 Columbia Road, Suite B, Martinez. For information, call (706) 210-3435.
Tech open house
Augusta Technical College will hold summer open houses from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at its Thomson, Augusta and Waynesboro campuses. For information, call (706) 771-4028.
The Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold the fall 2007 "Pal N Me" gathering for Cub Scouts and their families Sept. 29 at the Knox Scout Reservation, near Lincolnton. Registration is $25 for a Scout and one adult, and $10 for each additional Scout or family member age 5 or older. Deadline is Sept. 10. For information, go to www.gacacouncil.org.
Curvaceous Cuties will hold a scholarship fund-raiser plus-size fashion show Oct. 20. For information, call (706) 399-8788.
'Patsy Cline' show
Stage III, Columbia County's community theater group, will present the musical Always ... Patsy Cline at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Tickets are available by calling (803) 278-4849, or at www.tixonline.com. For information, call (706) 868-9663.
Raft race set
Paddlefest, a raft and canoe race along the Savannah River, will be held starting with lineups at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Canoes and kayaks will launch from Savannah Rapids Pavilion, and raft competitors will launch from the North Augusta boat ramp. The race ends with a party at the Boathouse in Augusta. No alcohol is allowed during the race. Registration is $25 in advance or $35 on race day. For information, call (706) 755-4839.
Augusta Care Pregnancy Center and Full Circle Refuge Ministry will hold a youth music festival from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Augusta Common.
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