A ceremony to unveil a marker dedicated to Columbia County's volunteer firefighters will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eubank Blanchard Park, in Appling.
Sessions on wildflower identification are held each Monday through May 9 from 4:15-5:45 p.m. at the entrance to Savannah Rapids Pavilion and other locations, led by naturalist Dr. John Graham. For information, call (706) 868-0296, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hope Christian School, at 715 S. Old Belair Road, is holding registration for its prekindergarten program. Classes are available through eighth grade. For information, call (706) 868-7249, extension 43.
Grovetown Middle School will hold a meeting to welcome parents and students newly rezoned to Evans and Columbia middle schools for 2008-09 at 7 p.m. Thursday in the commons area, with teachers available to answer questions.
Mark Lowry, a Christian recording artist, songwriter and comedian, and his Be the Miracle Tour will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at West Acres Baptist Church on Gibbs Road, in Evans. Call (706) 860-6573.
Martinez Elementary School will hold its spring carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. For information, call (706) 868-0182.
Noon Friday is the deadline for applications for the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce 2009 Youth Leadership Program. Spaces are available to rising sophomores or juniors who are residents of Columbia County, attend a public or private school or are home-schooled. Applications are available at high schools, at the chamber office or at www.columbiacountychamber.com/youthleadership.html. For information, call Chris Baum at (706) 364-0425.
Friday is the deadline to nominate teachers K-12 for a $500 award in the annual Environmental Science Educator of the Year program by the CSRA Environmental Science Education Cooperative. For information, go to www.csraesec.org or call Chuck Niemeyer, (706) 792-7761.
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