Columbia County's Back to School Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at Evans Middle School. For information, call Amy Johnston at (706) 828-2397.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at fire headquarters, 3910 Desoto Drive, in Martinez.
Thursday is the deadline to register for a six-week educational series for caregivers to be held at Brandon Wilde at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday starting July 31. The sessions will be led by staff from the Area Agency on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association. Cost is $25. For information, call (706) 731-9060.
Columbia County's Family Movie Matinees are held at 1 p.m. each Wednesday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, with Chicken Little today 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.
Georgia SAFE will hold training for prospective foster parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday evenings through Aug. 5 at their office at 4424 Columbia Road, Suite B. For information, call Sandra Heard at (706) 210-3435.
Dog first aid
American Red Cross of Augusta will hold a dog first aid class from 6-8:30 p.m. today at the Red Cross office, 1322 Ellis St. The course costs $35 per person. For information, call (706) 724-8481.
Christ Family Life Center will hold its 2008 Youth Summit Aug. 1-2. The panel discussion will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at Christ Church of Grovetown, with the annual Back-2-School Explosion from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Liberty Park Community Center. For information, call Dawn Green at (706) 231-8652, or e-mail email@example.com.
Bible Fellowship Church will hold a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Friday at Purvis Community School, on Highway 17 between Thomson and Wrens, featuring the Byrd Family, Frank Greiner and others. Admission is free. For information, call (706) 651-1971.
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