Advance voting for the July 15 General Primary begins Monday in the Columbia County Board of Elections Office, 500 Faircloth Dr., Building E, Evans, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
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. Call (706) 231-1513.
The series of summer archaeology camps at Hickory Hill in Thomson will continue Monday-Friday and July 14-18. Cost is $50 per week for ages 11-17. E-mail email@example.com, or call (706) 595-7777.
Columbia County's Family Movie Matinees are held at 1 p.m. each Wednesday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, with Racing Stripes on Wednesday, Bridge to Terabithia , July 16; Chicken Little , July 23; and Walt Disney's The Wild , July 30. Tickets are free and are distributed starting at noon. Call (706) 312-7191, or go to www.columbiacountyga.gov.
Republican candidates are invited to speak at Thursday's meeting of the Republican Women of Greater Columbia County at 6 p.m. at Jones Creek Clubhouse. Call Wanda Duffie at (706) 830-5730, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, at 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will celebrate its 128th anniversary with activities beginning Wednesday and continuing through a service at 2:30 p.m. July 13. Call (706) 860-7091.
Georgia SAFE will hold training for prospective foster parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday evenings, July 15-Aug. 5, at 4424 Columbia Road, Suite B. Call Sandra Heard at (706) 210-3435.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at fire headquarters, 3910 Desoto Drive, in Martinez.
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