The Evans Towne Center Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Evans Government Center Building A conference room. For information, call Janice Matthews at (706) 312-7475, or go to www.evanstownecenteriaap. homestead.com/
GOP HQ opens
The Columbia County Republican Party will open its headquarters at 7 p.m. Thursday at 4150 Washington Road, across from Club Car in Evans. For information, go to www. columbiacountyrepublican party.org.
Oakey Grove Baptist Church, at 911 North Belair Road, in Evans, will hold a back-to-school prayer and praise celebration at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Area youth groups are invited to participate. For information, call (706) 863-4215.
Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, in Evans, will hold "Xtreme Weekend" Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting with a concert by Shawn McDonald and Trent Monk at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by afternoon and evening events Saturday and Sunday. For information, call (706) 869-0888, extension 223, or go to www.youth-xtreme.net.
Venture Crew 615, for youths ages 14-20, will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. Sunday in room 26 at Wesley United Methodist Church. For information, call Dee Castillo at (706) 855-6442, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evans Wal-Mart and Keep Columbia County Beautiful will hold a recycling event for cardboard, plastic shopping bags and newspapers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Participants will receive a reusable recycling bag while supplies last. For information, call (706) 312-7195.
Washington Commons retirement community, in conjunction with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, is accepting donations of cash, gift cards or school supplies for underprivileged children. Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 17-23. For information, call Holley Howard at (706) 860-0402.
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