The 2007 Royal Miss Scholarship Preliminary Pageant will be held at 2 p.m. today at Shock Dance Academy in Martinez. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and is open for any girl or woman. For information, call Pam Brooks at (803) 270-4340, or Caroline Proctor at (706) 832-3993.
Harlem is accepting applications for crafters, vendors and entries for the parade for the 19th annual Oliver Hardy Festival on Oct. 6. For information, call (706) 556-0043, or go to www.harlemga.org.
A discussion of the Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be held at 4 p.m. today at the office of Church of the Holy Comforter, 1105 Furys Lane, across from Publix. The discussion will be led by the Rev. Cynthia Taylor. For information, call (706) 210-1133.
The Grovetown Merchants Association will hold a "stump meeting" at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 for candidates participating in city elections in November. For information, call (706) 860-9699.
The Augusta-area AARP Tax-Aide program is seeking volunteers with computer experience to help low- to medium-income residents with income taxes. A free training course will be held in December and January. District Coordinator Bill Kozel will be at the Columbia County Library from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Oct. 2 to answer questions. Call (706) 210-3048.
The Rosemount Association holds a Bible study each Wednesday at noon at the Rosemount Association building, on Burks Mountain Road in Appling. For information, call the Rev. Alice Dunn at (706) 863-0413.
Reed Creek Park will hold an adult education program from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the park, behind Zaxby's on Furys Ferry Road. After-school clubs for kindergarten-second grade and third-fifth grade also begin soon. For information, call (706) 210-4027.
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