Absentee voting for the Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primary is available at the Columbia County Board of Elections office, 500 Faircloth Drive, in Evans, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
Columbia County's "Bring One for the Chipper" Christmas tree recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at The Home Depot on Bobby Jones Expressway. Free tree seedlings will be given while supplies last. For information, call (706) 312-7191.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church is offering a six-week program, Catholics Returning Home, to help nonpracticing Catholics return to the church. The series begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in meeting room 3 at the church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown. For information, call Mary Soparas at (706) 364-9289 or e-mail email@example.com.
Church of the Holy Comforter will present a free Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, with music and a performance by ballerina Julia Morgan. For information, call (706) 210-1133.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, in Evans, will hold Watch Night services at 1 p.m. Monday. The church will hold its annual New Year's consecration service at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
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