American Legion Riders Post 178 of Augusta is seeking sponsors for the Roaring Thunder 2008 ride Saturday to support the Fort Gordon Army Fisher House. For information, go to www.roaringthunder2008.com.
Fair to open
The Columbia County Merchants Association Fall Fair will open Thursday through Nov. 8 at the fairgrounds on Columbia Road. For information, call the fair hotline at (706) 210-3603, or go to www.columbiacountyfair.net.
Columbia County Community events is seeking area businesses to join in the "Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat" Halloween event, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Patriots Park. There is no charge to participate. For more information, call (706) 312-7192.
Bands to battle
Bands are being sought to compete in the Lakeside High School Battle of the Bands, from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 8 in the school commons area. The entry fee is $25, and at least one member of each band must attend a Columbia County high school. Tickets for spectators cost $5 and are available at the door. For information, call Don Clauson at (706) 868-0520 or e-mail email@example.com, or Annette Shipp at (706) 860-4760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon Mote will perform in concert at 6 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church, 1249 Earle St. NW, Thomson. For information, call (706) 595-6772.
CSRA Fly Fishers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the River Island Clubhouse. Kevin Howell, of Davidson River Outfitters, will discuss fly fishing in the Brevard, N.C. area. For information, go to www.csraflyfishers.org.
White Rock Baptist Church, 1870 White Rock Road, Lincolnton, will hold an afternoon of singing at 3 p.m. today, including choirs from First Mount Carmel Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church. For information, call (706) 359-1339.
The Augusta Alzheimer's Association will hold a free caregiver seminar, "Holiday Stress: Tips for Caregivers," from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jud C. Hickey Adult Day Center, 1901 Central Ave. For information, call (706) 731-9060.
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