Advance voting for the July 15 general primary is being held in the Columbia County Board of Elections Office, 500 Faircloth Dr., Building E, Evans, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will celebrate its 128th anniversary with activities beginning today and continuing through a service at 2:30 p.m. July 13. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
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 today, 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. For information, 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. For information, call Wanda Duffie at (706) 830-5730, or e-mail email@example.com.
Sales tax sessions
The Columbia County Commission will continue its meetings for public input on ideas for capital projects to be funded in the 2011-16 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax renewal referendum with sessions at 6 p.m. Thursday at the government complex auditorium and at 6 p.m. July 17 at the Appling courthouse. For information, go to www.columbiacountyga.gov.
The American Red Cross safe sitter class for ages 11-15 will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Library. The cost is $40. Call the Augusta office of the Red Cross at (706) 724-8481.
The Lydia Project, a women's cancer support organization, will hold a fundraising barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Earth Fare, 368 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, and a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting from 5-8 p.m. July 18. For information, call (706) 736-5467.
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