Earth Fare will hold a "Dog Days of Summer" event all day Saturday, with hot dogs, a pet contest, a dog wash, children's activities, information booths and giveaways to benefit the Columbia County Humane Society. Five percent of the store's total earnings for the day will be donated to CCHS.
Riverside Middle School will hold open house from 2-7 p.m. for sixth-graders today; for seventh-graders Thursday; and for eighth-graders Friday.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series continues at 12:10 p.m. today with a session on dividing perennials. For information, call Extension Agent Charles Phillips at (706) 868-3413.
Washington Commons retirement community in Evans is holding a drive to collect donations of pillows, sheets and laundry detergent for the Ronald McDonald House daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday. For information, call (706) 860-0402.
Parents at Stevens Creek Elementary may prepay their student's lunch accounts from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school cafeteria to avoid long lines at open house.
The Shepeard Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 780 Old Louisville Road, Harlem, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Church of the Holy Comforter's annual Blessing of the Backpacks will be held at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday 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. Thursday 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 information, go to www.evansmiddle.net.
Greenbrier Elementary School classroom orientation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 12 for grades K-2, and Aug. 14 for grades 3-5.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.