Jan. 20 is the deadline for entries in the 2008 Miss City of Harlem scholarship pageant, to be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Harlem High School. For information and applications, call (706) 556-0043 or go to www.harlemga.org.
Columbia County's "Bring One for the Chipper" Christmas tree recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Home Depot on Bobby Jones Expressway. Free tree seedlings will be given to participants while supplies last. For information, call (706) 312-7191.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series for 2008 begins Jan. 16 and will be held from 12:10-12:45 p.m. at the Columbia County library with extension agent Charles Phillips holding a session on drought-tolerant landscapes.For information, call (706) 868-3413.
The University of Georgia Extension Service sponsors a clay pigeon target sporting program for students in grades 7-12. An information session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For information, go to www.ugaextension.com/columbia.
Beda Johnson, the executive director of the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be the guest speaker at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Evans Towne Center Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Profes-sionals, in the Building A conference room of the Columbia County Government Complex, in Evans. For information, call Rebecca Hicks at (706) 312-7512.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting Jan. 28, with a business showcase and VIP reception at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel. Tickets cost $50 for chamber members, $450 for corporate tables of eight, and $60 each for non-chamber members. For information, go to www.columbiacountychamber.com, or call Chris Baum at (706) 364-0425 or e-mail email@example.com.
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