The Augusta Alzheimer's Association will hold a Bowl-a-thon fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Teams must be registered to participate. To register, call (706) 731-9060.
West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans, will hold a fall festival from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (706) 860-6573.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church will hold its Ministries Day at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Vendor spaces also are available for the church's community health fair, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Borders Books, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring 10 copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For information, call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.
Tuesday is the entry deadline for contestants in the Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant. The pageant, for women ages 17-24, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Greenbrier High School auditorium. Applications are available at www.columbiacountyfair. net. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645, or e-mail email@example.com.
Wesley United Methodist Church's "Pumpkins with a Purpose" pumpkin patch is open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 at the church, 825 N. Belair Road. Proceeds benefit missions. For information, call (706) 869-0888.
Friends of Columbia County Libraries is holding a membership drive during October, with a drop-in reception from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the library in Evans. The next regular Friends meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call (706) 863-8760.
The Hearing Loss Association of Augusta meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday each month at Room 100 of the Adult Building of First Baptist Church of Augusta. For information, call Debbie Rish at (706) 650-2496, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marvin United Methodist Church, on S. Belair Road at Wheeler Road, is holding its annual pumpkin patch through Oct. 31 from noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (706) 863-0510.
Formally Yours, a high school student's program to collect prom gowns for students in need, is seeking donations of prom dresses. Donations may be taken to any location of Tudor's Cleaners or to Coach Dave's Barber Shop in Harlem. For information, e-mail formallyyours10@ yahoo.com.
Early voting in the Grovetown city council election is available at the Columbia County Board of Elections office, 500 Faircloth Drive, Evans, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday through Oct. 30. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Allstate Foundation is collecting women's suits and professional attire. Suits may be dropped off at the Richard Felder Agency, 205-A Belair Road, Evans. For information, call (706) 228-3535 or go to www.clicktoempower.org.
The Columbia County Farm Bureau is collecting staple food items and monetary donations until Nov. 1 during the statewide Harvest for All Campaign. Food collected during the drive will be distributed to food banks throughout Georgia. Donations may be brought to the Farm Bureau office at 330 Milledgeville Road, Harlem, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, call (706) 556-6258.
Evans High School band boosters are holding their annual fruit sale. Orders may be made at www.FruitOrder.com, using organization ID 977960.
Marvin United Methodist Church is seeking crafters and vendors for its November show. For information, e-mail email@example.com, or call (706) 863-1970.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month at Brandon Wilde. For information, call (706) 854-3519.
Former Savannah Riverkeeper Frank Carl will discuss training for Adopt-a-Stream and Get the Dirt Out programs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sierra Club meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Walton Way Extension. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jeremy Graham Band will perform in a benefit concert for cancer victim Ashli Baldwin on Oct. 24 at the Columbia County Amphitheater. Gates open at 4 p.m.; the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are available at Regions Bank in Evans and Harlem, Sunrise Grill, Heather's Classic Cuts in Harlem, Merle Norman Cosmetics in Mullins Crossing or at the gate.
Mistletoe State Park in Winfield will hold its annual Family Fall Festival from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 24. Cost is $10 per vehicle, including parking fees. For information, call (706) 541-0321.
The 33rd Annual Greater Augusta Stamp Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at Americas Best Value Inn, 3023 Washington Road, Augusta. Admission is free. For information, call Peter Igel at (706) 868-6769, or e-mail email@example.com.
Clay Artists of the Southeast will hold a pottery open house and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta. For information, call (803) 215-6275.
The gospel choir of White Rock Baptist Church, 1870 White Rock Road, Lincolnton, Ga., will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 3 p.m. Oct. 25. The church's fall revival will be held Oct. 26-28, with the Rev. Robert Ramsey of Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, Evans. For information, call (706) 359-1339.
Dr. Ron Eaker will be the guest speaker for the monthly meeting of the CSRA Parkinson Support Group at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the dining room of St. John Towers, 724 Greene St., Augusta. For information, call (706) 364-1662.
Trick or Treat
Columbia County's annual Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Patriots Park gym. Admission for trick-or-treating children is one can of food for local food banks, and businesses can participate by handing out candy. For information, call (706) 312-7191.
Oakey Grove Baptist Church, 911 N. Belair Road, Evans, will celebrate its 119th anniversary at 2 p.m. Nov. 1, with the Rev. Carlton Howard and the Noah's Ark Baptist Church of Keysville, Ga. For information, call (706) 863-4215.
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.
Columbia County Adopt-a-Stream will hold a free certification program for macro biological monitoring training and certification from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Reed Creek Wetlands Park. For information, call Mike Reardon at (706) 421-8639, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toys for Tots
The third annual Toys for Tots motorcycle ride will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Nov. 14 at Augusta Harley-Davidson.
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