Today 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.
Sheriff to speak
Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the meeting of the Democratic Party of Columbia County, at the Government Complex Auditorium in Evans. Call Chairwoman Rosemary Fitzpatrick at (706) 231-1513.
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 nonmembers. For information, go to www.columbia countychamber.com, or call Chris Baum at (706) 364-0425, or e-mail chris@ columbiacountychamber. com.
The University of Georgia Extension Service sponsors a clay pigeon target sporting program for pupils in grades 7-12. For information, go to www.ugaextension.com/columbia.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For information, call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.
Maj. Gen. Perry Smith, USAF retired, will be the speaker at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the meeting of the Maj. Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the private dining room of the Side Track Bar and Grill, 4027 Washington Road. Smith will discuss the origin of the Medal of Honor in the Civil War. Call (706) 863-7172, or go to www.geocities.com/scv1914/home.
Red Cross classes
The Augusta Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding training sessions this month, including adult CPR and first aid and instructor-training programs, at the office at 1322 Ellis St., Augusta. For information, call (706) 724-8481.
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