St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals ceremony at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown.
The Deanery Council of Catholic Women will hold the 18th annual Living Rosary at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at Aquinas High School stadium. For information, call (706) 733-4348, or (706) 869-0089.
The Columbia County Health Department will hold flu shot clinics from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 2, 3 and 4 at the Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue headquarters, and at the health department offices in Appling and Grovetown. Shots cost $20. For information, call (706) 868-3330.
Limited spaces are available for food and craft vendors for the annual FireFest, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in Evans. Call Kathy Watkins at (706) 860-6166.
Contestants are being sought for the Miss Augusta 2008 and Miss Augusta Outstanding Teen pageants to be held Oct. 20 at Augusta State University. For applications, go to www.missaugusta.org, or e-mail Lynn Huff at email@example.com.
WWII vets sought
The Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society is seeking veterans of World War II for videotape interviews as part of the veterans history project. Volunteers to conduct the interviews also are needed. For information, call (706) 738- 8242.
A fund has been set up to receive donations for Mary Jefferson, of Appling, who is awaiting a kidney transplant. Donations may be made to any Wachovia bank branch to the Mary Jefferson Kidney Transplant Fund, or mailed to Wachovia Bank, 4363 Washington Road, Evans, GA 30809.
The Columbia County Renaissance Festival will be Oct. 12-13 at the Columbia County Amphitheater. For information, call (706) 312-7194.
Entries are being sought for the Artists' Guild of Columbia County's second annual Art After Dark exhibition, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 29 at the Columbia County Library, with an opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 30. Area artists from age 18 and older are invited to submit entries. Go to www.artistguildCC.org, click on "Welcome" and "Prospectus."
The Columbia County Extension Service is seeking youth entries for Columbia County Fair exhibits, with total prizes of more than $2,000. All items must be entered at the fairgrounds from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. For information and contest categories, go to www. ugaextension.com/columbia.
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