The Golden Harvest Food Bank Empty Bowl fundraiser is holding a T-shirt design contest for middle- and high-school age students. Deadline for entries is Jan. 10. For information, call Debbie Katcoff at (706) 868-4030.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, on Columbia Road, will hold a Catholics Returning Home program for six weeks starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call Mary Soparas at (706) 364-9829.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting Christmas trees for recycling at Riverside Middle School on Furys Ferry Road through Jan. 6. For information, call (800) 533-3478.
- Columbia County's Bring One for the Chipper tree recycling event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Home Depot on North Belair Road, with free seedlings for those who bring a tree and free mulch.
The Columbia County Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Government Complex Auditorium on Ronald Reagan Drive. For information, call Chairwoman Gwendolyn Freeman at (706) 836-3657.
Musical Theater Workshops will hold registration for its upcoming season the week of Jan. 5 for actors ages 5 through high school. For information, call (706) 231-1759 or go to www.childrens ensemble.com.
Mother's Day Out
Bible Cathedral, at 1116 Furys Ferry Road, will begin a mother's day out program starting Jan. 5. For information, call Cynthia Turner at (706) 863-7090.
Church of the Holy Comforter will hold a community open house from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 6 at its new parish hall at 473 Furys Ferry Road. For information, call (706) 210-1133.
Trinity Hospice will hold orientation and training for volunteers starting Jan. 8, with all sessions held at Trinity's Daniel Village office. Reservations are required by calling Ronnie Merry at (706) 729-6328, or by e-mailing email@example.com.
The Columbia County Extension Service will hold a training opportunity for the green industry, with a session on diseases of turfgrass from 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 12. Register by calling (706) 868-3413.
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