United Way conducts survey
The United Way is conducting a community assessment survey with forms available on the Columbia County Web site at www. columbiacountyga.gov. For information, call (706) 724-5544, extension 131.
Tree lighting, Evans parade
The Christmas in America Festival, the lighting of the official Columbia County Christmas tree, will be held from 3-7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Columbia County amphitheater in Evans, followed by the 45th Annual Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 6.
Washington Commons, off Washington Road in Evans, is holding a "Let's Talk Seniors" series of presentations during November, with a program on help for adults with aging parents at 10 a.m. Monday. For information, call (706) 860-0402.
City of Life Ministries in Grovetown will hold its Thanksgiving dinner from 2-5 p.m. Thursday. For information, call Apostle Fred Turner at (706) 294-0933.
All three Columbia County libraries will be closed Thursday through Sunday.
The American Red Cross will hold a babysitter's training class for ages 11-15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Family Y, 3570 Wheeler Road. For information, call (706) 922-8484.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School is seeking vendors for its Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 12. For information, call Wendy Smith at (706) 631-9696.
Podiatrists are collecting shoes for the homeless through Dec. 30. For information, call Dr. Kent Kronowski at (706) 724-0586.
North Harlem Elementary is seeking empty printer cartridges and used cell phones for a recycling project. Items may be dropped off at the school on Fairview Drive or at Etc. of Harlem on Louisville Road. For information, call the school at (706) 556-5995.
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