Carol Jackson, 4-H program assistant and "The Bat Lady," will present a free program on bats from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Reed Creek Park. For information, call (706) 210-4027.
Friday is the deadline for reservations for the 5:30 p.m. April 24 meeting of the International Association of Administrative Professionals at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans. Dinner costs $10 for members, $15 for non-members, with catering by The Garlic Clove. The speaker will be Helen Blocker-Adams. For reservations, call Rebecca Hicks at (706) 312-7512.
Church yard sale
First Baptist Church of Evans will hold its community-wide yard and craft sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with proceeds supporting youth missions and summer camp. To reserve a space, call (706) 863-1228, or e-mail Michelle Rogers at email@example.com.
Columbia County's Earth Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Reed Creek Park, off Furys Ferry Road behind Zaxby's. For information, go to www. columbiacountyga.gov, or call (706) 312-7195.
A spring bazaar will be held at Marvin United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26, with spaces available to crafters for $25. Table rentals are $5 each. For information, call Karen at (706) 309-9522 or Judy at (706) 860-1639.
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.
Bill Speer, historian for the U.S. Army Signal Corps, will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the monthly 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, at 4027 Washington Road. For information, call (706) 863-7172, or go to www.geocities.com/scv1914/home.
Trinity Baptist Preschool, 4594 Columbia Road, in Martinez, is accepting registration for the 2008-09 school year for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. For information, call Shannon Story at (706) 799-0637.
Sessions on wildflower identification are held weekdays through May 9 as requested, led by naturalist Dr. John Graham. For information, call (706) 868-0296, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Fort Gordon Sergeants Major Association scholarship essay competition will be held through May 31, with three $500 scholarships available to Augusta-area high school graduates who do not need to be affiliated with the military to apply. Applications are available from Army Community Services, Room 224, Darling Hall, on Chamberlain Ave. or online at www.sergeantsmajor.com at SMA Essay Competition. For information, call CSM Arthur Washington at (706) 791-2519.
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