The Garden City Dulcimer Club is offering free lessons starting in September. Call (706) 868-0120.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy will begin Sept. 10 and last 10 weeks on Thursday evenings. It is open to county residents 18 and older. Call (706) 541-2856.
Vendor spaces are available for the second annual Sportsman's Festival at Wildwood Park on Sept. 5. Contact Jeb Bell at (706) 541-3761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singer Terri Gibbs will perform at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez. Tickets cost $12. Call (706) 863-0510.
Harlem Middle School's Music Department is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner and basket auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the door. Call (706) 556-5990.
The Columbia County Ballet will present Cinderella at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in the Columbia County Library in Evans. Call (706) 860-1852.
State Superintendent Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2009-10 Student Advisory Council. All students in grades 9-12 are eligible. Deadline for applications is Sept. 30. Go to public.doe.k12.ga.us/sup.aspx?PageReq=SUPSAC.
Table spaces are available for $15 for the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church flea market and bake sale, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12. Call (706) 863-6795.
Mosaic United Methodist Church, on Industrial Park Drive across from Howard Lumber, will hold a children's program for ages 3 to fifth grade on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting Sept. 2. Supper is provided. E-mail email@example.com.
The Harlem Complete Counts Committee will hold a barbecue and sauce contest Sept 12 on the field nxt to Harlem United Methodist Church, with cash prizes. Go to www.harlemga.org or call (706) 556-0043.
Columbia County's Animania Pet Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Memorial Garden behind the library in Evans. Go to www.columbiacountyga.gov or call (706) 312-7191.
St. John United Methodist Church's summer lake ministry is held each Sunday at 8:45 a.m. through Aug. 30 at the church's Thurmond Lake site near Modoc, S.C., with nondenominational services led by area ministers and lay leaders. Visitors can drive to the church's camp off U.S. Highway 28 (Furys Ferry Road) or arrive by boat.
The Augusta Alzheimer's Association is recruiting teams and individuals to participate in Memory Walk 2009, which will be held Nov. 7. For information, call (706) 731-9060, or go to www.alz.org/georgia.
The Grovetown Senior Center is seeking volunteer, licensed drivers with their own vehicles to deliver meals to shut-ins in the Grovetown area. Call (706) 210-8699.
Keep Columbia County Beautiful is offering phonebook-recycling bins until Aug. 31 at the Columbia County government center, Reed Creek Park, Blanchard Woods Park, Patriots Park and Blanchard Park. Call (706) 312-7195.
Gardening at Lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series continues at noon Sept. 2 with a program on composting. Future programs include Fragrant Shrubs, Oct. 7; and Winter-blooming Plants, Nov. 11. Call (706) 868-3413.
Evans High School FCCLA will hold a fundraising purse and accessories party from 2:45-6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in the school commons area, with monogramming available. Go to www.serendipity2004.com.
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services will hold volunteer training Sept. 17-21. For information, call Dinah at (706) 774-2746.
University Health Care System will offer free blood tests for prostate health at Lowe's stores, including 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at Lowe's in Evans. Call (706) 828-2522.
Norris Foodland employees are holding a reunion from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Red Oak Manor in Harlem. For information, call Tommy Norris at (706) 869-8888.
The Augusta Scottish Rite Center, 2553 Washington Road, will hold a dinner theater at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, with a seafood buffet followed by a performance from comedian Randy Riggle. Tickets cost $25 and are available from Greg Oblak at (706) 733-5387.
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