Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, in Evans, is holding youth leadership workshops from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and on March 29. All youths ages 13-17 are invited. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
An art show and sale to benefit the Columbia County Humane Society Building Fund will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Taylor BMW, on Washington Road in Evans, with entertainment by Leo Dean and Ally Foster. Tickets cost $30 each or $50 per couple, and are available at Taylor BMW, Petibles, Vineyard Wine Market, Evans Animal Hospital, Fetch, Petco and Humane Society volunteers. For information, call (706) 860-5020.
The Children's Musical Theater Teen Ensemble will present Way Out West in a Dress at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for students, with children under 4 admitted free. For information, call (706) 869-0089.
A spring festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Grove Landing, in Grovetown. For information, call (706) 868-0604.
The Columbia County Republican Party convention will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Board of Education office on Hereford Farm Road. For information, call (706) 267-3499, or go to www.columbiacountyrepublicanparty.org.
The Music Evolution concert series at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans begins 5 p.m. Sunday with performances by American Idol runner-up Bo Bice, along with Crossin' Dixon and Patrick Blanchard. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the gate, and are available at Merle Norman Studios, Wild Wing Cafe, Columbia County Government Center Building B, or at etix.com at (800) 514-3849. For information, go to www.forthefansentertainment.com.
Retired educator and motivational speaker Yvonne Shaw will be the guest speaker at Scholarship Day at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, in Evans. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce after-hours networking session will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday at Adventure Crossing. The facility will be unveiling its new laser tag facility with a "challenge" exhibition match between teams led by Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver and Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross. For information, call Chris Baum at (706) 364-0425.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For information, call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.
The MCG Children's Medical Center and Safe Kids of East Central Georgia will present the Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error (P.R.I.D.E.) training from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 Belair Road, in Evans. For information, call (706) 721-7606.
Columbia County high school agriculture teachers will hold a tomato class at 6 p.m. March 20 at Greenbrier High School. To register, e-mail Doug Knox at email@example.com.
Stevens Creek Elementary will hold a kindergarten preview and registration night from 6-7 p.m. March 20 for parents of students entering kindergarten at Stevens Creek during the 2008-09 year. For information, call Susan Hadden at (706) 868-3705.
The Columbia County Clerk of Superior Court's office will be closed March 21 in observance of Good Friday.
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