The 43rd Annual Columbia County Merchants Association Christmas Parade will be 2-4 p.m. today, starting from Evans Town Park on Ronald Reagan Drive and following Washington Road and Belair Road to Bel Air Elementary.
Cedar Ridge Elementary hold Breakfast with Santa from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call Heather Ayscue at (706) 868-9941.
The Golden Harvest Food Bank Empty Bowl fundraiser is holding a T-shirt design contest for middle- and high-school students. Deadline is Jan. 10. For information, call Debbie Katcoff at (706) 868-4030.
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue provides gift wrapping from noon-5 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20 and 1-5 p.m. today, Dec. 14 and 21 at The Crate on Bobby Jones Expressway, along with pet adoptions, photos with Santa and a baked goods sale from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at SuperPetz. For information, call (706) 564-9605.
Sharon Baptist Church will hold its annual Hayride Through the Life of Christ from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Admission and hot chocolate are free. For information, call (706) 541-0667.
The Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, off Furys Ferry Road in Evans, will hold a Jewish Community Book Fair and Hannukah Bazaar from 1-4 p.m. today. For information, call (706) 228-3636.
Christmas toy run
The ninth annual Augusta Toy Run, in support of Fort Gordon's Christmas House, will begin at 1 p.m. today from the Augusta Museum of History. Cost is at least one new, unwrapped toy.
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