The annual Empty Bowl fundraiser for Golden Harvest Food Bank will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Cost is $15 in advance, $5 for children 2-10. Call (706) 736-1199.
Applications for the 2009-10 Columbia County Foundation for Children Scholarships are now available from high school counselors and from the Foundation Resource Center, 6347 Columbia Road, Appling, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The applications are available by e-mail at email@example.com, and can be submitted electronically.
Monday is the deadline to register for the 10th annual Alzheimer's Association Education Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 14 at the Gordon Club at Fort Gordon, featuring coach Frank Broyles. Call (706) 731-9060.
Vendor spaces are available for $25 for the Martinez Elementary School spring festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 21. Call (706) 863-1430, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pat VanHooser will discuss the FairTax at the meeting of the Greater Columbia County Republican Women at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Creek Clubhouse. Cost is $12. For information, call Wanda Duffie at (706) 863-7627.
Author and cartoonist Jason Kotecki will present a program on de-stressing life by renewing a childlike faith at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Columbia Road. Call (706) 210-5389.
Doves to perform
The Dove Brothers Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bethesda Baptist Church, 5793 Old Augusta Highway, Harlem. Admission is free, with an offering accepted. A nursery will be provided. Call (706) 556-6818.
Greenbrier Elementary School will hold its annual Bingo Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the school, with celebrity callers, food and prizes. Call (706) 854-1875.
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