Tree lighting, Evans parade
The Christmas in America Festival, the lighting of the official Columbia County Christmas tree, will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans. The 45th annual Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 6.
Washington Commons, off Washington Road in Evans, will hold a program on help for adults with aging parents at 10 a.m. Monday. Call (706) 860-0402.
All three Columbia County libraries remain closed today for Thanksgiv-ing holidays, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School is seeking vendors for its Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 12. Call Wendy Smith at (706) 631-9696.
Lewiston Elementary will hold "breakfast" with Santa on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for food must be purchased in advance by Tuesday. Vendor spaces are available by e-mailing email@example.com, or calling (706) 650-6064, extension 350.
A series of meetings to provide information to local vendors seeking to be suppliers for new construction at Plant Vogtle will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Burke County High School in Waynesboro, and at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Augusta Marriott. To register, go to www.georgiapower.com/supplier/.
The Augusta Newcomers Organization will hold a welcome coffee at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Call Laura Dobbins at (706) 364-6824, or e-mail hospitality@ augustanewcomers.com.
Free trees at Fort
About 500 Christmas trees will be given to Fort Gordon military families Tuesday, courtesy of the Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing tree growers and FedEx. The trees will be available to military ID holders in the parking lot next to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater afrom bout 8-10 a.m., depending on the arrival of the FedEx truck. Call Lynn Harshman at (706) 791-3880.
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