Christ Family Life Center will hold its 2008 Youth Summit at 6 p.m. Friday at Christ Church of Grovetown, with the annual Back-2-School Explosion from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Park Community Center. For information, call Dawn Green at (706) 231-8652, or e-mail email@example.com.
Columbia County's Back to School Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Middle School on Hereford Farm Road. For information, call Amy Johnston at (706) 828-2397.
Harlem High School will hold freshman orientation from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by open house from 6-8 p.m. for freshman students and their parents. For information, call (706) 556-5983, ext. 206.
Riverside Middle School will hold open house from 2-7 p.m. for sixth-graders Aug. 6, seventh-graders Aug. 7 and eighth-graders Aug. 8.
Parents at Stevens Creek Elementary may prepay their student's lunch accounts from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7-8 in the school cafeteria to avoid long lines at open house. Prices this year in elementary schools are $1 for breakfast or 30 cents at reduced price; lunch costs $2, or 40 cents for reduced.
The Church of the Holy Comforter's annual Blessing of the Backpacks will be held at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Aug. 10 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Participants also are asked to bring school supplies to donate to needy students. For information, call (706) 210-1133.
Evans Middle School, which holds open house from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, will hold sixth-grade orientation from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, and seventh- and eighth-grade orientation from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. For more information, go to www.evansmiddle.net.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at fire headquarters, 3910 Desoto Drive, in Martinez.
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