Help for Haiti
Area Rotary clubs are helping raise money and collecting "shelter boxes" through www.shelterbox.org. For information, call Pam Lightsey at (706) 840-2087.
Foot Solutions of Evans in Mullins Crossing is collecting lightly-used shoes for the Soles 4 Souls charity, to be sent to Haitian refugees. For information, e-mail email@example.com or call (706) 228-3663.
The Greenbrier High School Pack Players will present the drama Rabbit Hole at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets cost $5 for students, $8 for adults. For information, call (706) 832-2360 or go to www.ghspackplayers.net.
Cheryl wright, founder of Total Image Ministries, will be the speaker at 10:45 a.m. Sunday for the annual Black History Month program at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans. Call (706) 860-7091.
Gubernatorial candidate Carl L. Camon, mayor of Ray City, Ga., will be the speaker at the monthly breakfast of the Columbia County Democratic Party at 9 a.m. Saturday at Earth Fare, 368 Fury's Ferry Road, Martinez. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at www.columbiacntydemocrats.com, or at the breakfast. For information, call Floyd Everett at (706) 825-8314.
Machinist Joey Vann of Columbia will demonstrate techniques for making tools useful in woodturning at the next meeting to the Savannah River Woodturners, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 144 N. Bel Air Road. Go to www.savannahriverwoodturners.org or call Lee Carey at (706) 627-8373 or Richard Preston at (803) 643-0012.
Reed Creek Park, off Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, will hold a chocolate festival from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5, and reservations are required. For information, call (706) 210-4027.
Heartsong will hold a vaccination clinic with rabies shots available for $5, cash only, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco in Mullins Crossing. Other vaccinations and tests will be available. For information, call (706) 860-9300.
A trades show for experienced and inexperience workers in the construction trades will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday at Liberty Park in Grovetown. The event will provide information on energy and industrial construction training from the East Central Georgia Consortium One Stop. For information, call (706) 595-8941.
The Columbia County Republican Party County Committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans.
Insurance commissioner candidate Sen. Ralph Hudgens and gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel will be the guest speakers at the Republican Party breakfast, 8:45 a.m. Feb. 27 at Fatz Cafe in Evans. Breakfast costs $6.
For information, go to www.columbiacountyrepublicanparty.org.
In honor of Spay Day USA Tuesday, Heartsong Spay Neuter Clinic will offer reduced prices on some spays and neuters. For information, go to www.heartsonganimalrescue.com, or www.heartsongspayneuter.com and click on the Events link, or call (706) 860-9300.
Dr. Kapil D. Sethi, M.D., of the Medical College of Georgia Movement Disorder Clinic, will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the CSRA Parkinson Support Group, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St., Augusta. For information, call (706) 364-1662.
The clothes closet in the family life center at Marvin United Methodist Church, Belair at Wheeler Road, is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing is free, but donations are welcome.
The Columbia County school system has set up a pre-kindergarten registration hotline with information on the new drawing process for pre-K classes at (706) 541-1829.
Tax prep at fort
The Tax Center at Fort Gordon at the Courtyard, on Brainard Avenue, is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call (706) 787-1040.
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