The final installment of Columbia County's Blues, Barbecues and Brews series will feature Electric Voodoo at 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbia County Amphitheater. Admission is free; barbecue, beer and wine will be sold. Coolers are prohibited. Call (706) 312-7192, or go to columbiacountyga.gov.
Friday is the postmark deadline for Heartsong Animal Rescue's 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 - ages 8-12 and 13-17 - for a 100- to 150-word essay. Entry forms and rules are available at The News-Times office, or at www.heartsonganimalrescue.com.
The Columbia County Choral Society will present "There is a River," a program of Americana choral music, at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Evans. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for seniors, students and groups. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.
Taste of Harvest
Golden Harvest Food Bank's 18th annual Taste of the Harvest will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Augusta Marriott. Tickets cost $50. Call (706) 736-1199.
Fly Fishers meet
The CSRA Fly Fishers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the River Island clubhouse in Evans. Georgia Wildlife Resources Division fisheries biologist Ed Bettross will be the guest speaker. Go to www.csraflyfishers.org.
Dr. Arnold Huskins will discuss the Confederate flag, its origins and variations at a meeting of the Maj. Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the private dining room of the Side Track Bar and Grill, 4027 Washington Road. Call (706) 863-7172 or (706) 869-0586, or go to www.columbiacountyconfederates.com.
Ann Hunt, of University Health Care, will present a free Alzheimer's caregiver seminar on nutrition from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jud C. Hickey Adult Day Center, 1901 Central Ave. To register, call (706) 731-9060.
Westmont Elementary School will hold a spring fling carnival from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the school.
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