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 behind the library in Evans, with barbecue by Goolsby's. Admission is free; barbecue, beer and wine will be sold. Coolers are prohibited. For information, 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, Monday through May 9. The contest is open in two categories, ages 8-12 and ages13-17, for a 100-150-word essay. Entry forms and rules are available at The News-Times office, or at www.heartsonganimalrescue.com.
Evans Elementary School will hold Family Bingo Night from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the school.
- Damascus Baptist Church, on Ridge Road in Leah, will hold a flea market, arts and crafts sale and bake sale, with carry-out lunch plates available, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Call (706) 541-1064, or e-mail email@example.com.
- Marvin United Methodist Church, on Wheeler at South Belair roads, will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Vendor spaces are available for $15. The proceeds benefit men's projects and missions. For information, call Richard Albert at (706) 814-5347.
- Mosaic United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 478 Columbia Industrial Boulevard in Evans. Proceeds benefit summer mission projects in Mississippi, Memphis, the Choctaw Nation and downtown Augusta. For information, call (706) 650-9187.
- The Grovetown Methodist Church spring barbecue and yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit missions. Advance orders for barbecue pork or chicken plates, which cost $7, may be placed by calling (706) 863-6668.
The fifth-graders of Brookwood Elementary School, 455 S. Old Belair Road, will present an Alice in Wonderland fantasy dessert theater at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $2. For information, all (706) 855-7538.
Dr. Jason McRae, of the Southern Health and Wellness Center, will give a free health seminar about back fatigue at 7 p.m. Thursday at Earth Fare, and a session about belly fat at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 4210 Columbia Road Suite 5A. For information, call (706) 869-7474.
The AARP Driver Safety Program for motorists aged 50-older will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p. m. Monday and Tuesday at the Patriots Park Gym. Cost to AARP members is $12, $14 to non-members. For information, call (706) 863-2865, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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