Church of the Holy Comforter is a host site for Dave Ramsey's Town Hall for Hope at 8 p.m. Thursday at 473 Fury's Ferry Road, Martinez. In the free event broadcast live nationwide, Ramsey will address the recession, foreclosures and money issues. During the second half of the broadcast, Ramsey will answer questions live. For information, call (706) 210-1133.
Evans yard sale
The Evans High School band will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school.
Heartsong Animal Rescue is holding a "Be Kind to Animals Essay Contest" in recognition of the American Humane Association's 95th annual Be Kind to Animals Week, May 3-9. The contest is open in two categories to children ages 8-12, and teens 13-17 for a 100- to 150-word essay. Entries must be postmarked by May 1. For entry forms, go to www.heartsonganimalrescue.com.
The German Friendship Club will hold a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. today at VFW Post 649, 2430 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta. For information, call (803) 279-8493.
Reed Creek event
Reed Creek Park will hold a preschool walk from 10-11 a.m. Thursday. For information, go to www.reedcreekpark.com.
The Columbia County Retired Educators Association will meet at 8:45 a.m. Friday in front of Sacred Heart Cultural Center for the Garden Speaker and Garden Festival. There will also be an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Casablanca coffee shop in the old J.B. White building on Broad Street. For information, call (706) 860-3969.
Friday is the deadline to register for a free May 2 wills clinic by the Georgia Legal Services Program. For information, call (706) 721-2327.
Noon Friday is the deadline for the Augusta Jewish Federation essay contest for middle- and high-school students on the topic, "What Israel Means to Me." The contest is open to children of all faiths, with first-place winners receiving a cash prize of $200. Winners will be announced May 3. E-mail entries to email@example.com. Call (706) 228-3636.
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