Absentee voting for the July 15 general primary is now available in the Columbia County Board of Elections Office or via mail. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
Bible Cathedral, at 1116 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will hold a Fourth of July celebration with hamburgers, hot dogs and games starting at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Call (706) 726-4741.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series continues at 12:10 p.m. today with a session on organic pest control. Future sessions include dividing perennials, Aug. 2, and companion and rotational planting, Sept. 10. For information, call Extension Agent Charles Phillips at (706) 868-3413.
Columbia County's Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium. Candidates in the July 15 election are invited to speak. For information, call (706) 231-1513.
The series of summer archaeology camps at Hickory Hill in Thomson will continue July 7-11 and July 14-18. Cost is $50 per week for children ages 11-17. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (706) 595-7777.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, at 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will celebrate its 128th anniversary with activities beginning July 9, and continuing through a service at 2:30 p.m. July 13. Call (706) 860-7091.
The Kiokee District Cub Scout Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 14-18 at Wildwood Park. Cost is $90 with a discount for scouts with adult volunteers. For information, open the "Calendar" section at www.gacacouncil.org, or call (706) 733-5277.
Sales tax sessions
The Columbia County Commission will continue its series of meetings for public input on ideas for capital projects to be funded in the 2011-16 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum with sessions at 6 p.m. July 10 at the government complex auditorium and at 6 p.m. July 17 at the Appling courthouse.
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