Columbia County's Fall Fair opens at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Merchants Association Fairgrounds on Columbia Road, across from Patriots Park, and runs through Nov. 14. For information, call (706) 210-3603, or go to www.columbia countyfair.net.
Harlem book fair
North Harlem Elementary school is holding a book fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday. For information, call (706) 556-5960.
The Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, in Evans, will present a simulcast speech by author Mitch Albom at 7:30 p.m. today. Admission is free. For information, call (706) 228-3636.
A spaghetti dinner to benefit the family of Summer Rockefeller will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Harlem Baptist Church. Plates cost $7. Tickets are available at the church, at Whitaker Electric, Sunrise Grill, Mots Barbecue, and at Euchee Creek Elementary or Harlem Middle schools. A chili supper will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Grovetown Senior Center.
The Augusta Children's Chorale will present its annual Just Desserts Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Admission costs $10. For information, call (706) 826-4718.
Harlem High School will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in room 619. Donors are required to have a photo ID. For information, call the school at (706) 556-5983.
New Heights Community Church, 5660 Columbia Road next to the fairgrounds, will hold a yard sale to benefit its children's ministry from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (706) 863-0355.
Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road at South Belair, will hold a craft show and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church gym. For information, e-mail email@example.com, or call (706) 863-1970.
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