Dropped Stitches, a group at Washington Commons that knits blankets for hospitals and soldiers, is seeking donations of yarn from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the retirement community on Washington Commons Drive off Washington Road across from Club Car. For information, call Holley Howard at (706) 860-0402.
Dr. Jason McRae, of the Southern Health and Wellness Center, will hold a free seminar on digestive health at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the community room at Earth Fare on Furys Ferry Road. For reservations, call (706) 869-7474.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series continues at 12:10 p.m. today with a session on trees. Future sessions include roses, Feb. 4; training plants, March 4; gold-medal plants, April 1; lawns, May 6; and gardening for kids, June 3. For information, call Extension Agent Charles Phillips at (706) 868-3413.
Child seat check
Safe Kids East Central will hold a child safety seat inspection today and on the second Wednesday of each month at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office substation on Ronald Reagan Drive. For information, call (706) 541-3970, or go to www.mcghealth.org.
The gospel group Naomi and the Segos will perform at 7 p.m. today at Bible Fellowship Church in its new site at 3701 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez. For information, call (706) 651-1971.
ACS open house
Augusta Christian Schools will hold an open house for prospective students and parents at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school gym. For information, call (706) 863-2905, extension 136, or go to www.augusta christian.org.
David Owen will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Inner Bean Coffee House on Davis Road in Martinez to benefit the Fort Gordon Fisher House for families of wounded service members. A fundraising silent auction also will be held. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For information, call Claire Moore at (706) 589-0132.
Brookwood Elementary School fifth-graders will present their annual tribute, "I Remember Martin Luther King Jr.," at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 455 S. Old Belair Road. Admission is free. For information, call (706) 855-7596.
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