The inaugural Sportsman's Festival at Wildwood Park will be held Sept. 27. Vendors needed for displays, and contestants wanted for a wild-game cook-off and 5K run. For information, call Jeb Bell at (706) 541-3761, or e-mail email@example.com.
Crafters are being sought for Firefest 2008, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Evans Town Center Park behind Kroger. Space is limited. For information, call Kathy Watkins at (706) 860-6166 or (706) 860-2641.
A drop-off container for recycling plastic is now available at the Columbia County Government Complex. Telephone book recycling bins also are available until Aug. 31.
American Legion Riders Post 178 of Augusta is seeking sponsors for the Fort Gordon Army Fisher House. For information, go to www.roaringthunder2008.com.
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. each day through Saturday. For information, call Holley Howard at (706) 860-0402.
The Augusta Area Newcomers Club will hold a coffee for prospective members at 10 a.m. Thursday. For information, call Jeannie Hipsher at (706) 210-7547, or go to www.augustanewcomers.com.
The second annual River Island Art Show and Sale to benefit the Central Savannah River Land Trust will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the River Island Clubhouse in Evans. For information, call (706) 854-1937.
Dr. Walt Kubilius, a geologist and environmental scientist, will present a program on the Paleozoic Era in Georgia from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Reed Creek Park off Furys Ferry Road. For information, call (706) 210-4027.
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