The Ninth Empty Bowl fundraiser for Golden Harvest Food Bank will be held 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Jewish Community Center, off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Tickets at the door cost $20 for adults, and $7.50 for children 2-10. The first 200 guests receive a free gift. For information, go to www.emptybowlcsra.org.
The Rev. Lora Pavlenko from Kiev, Ukraine, will speak today at North Columbia Church in Appling at 10 a.m., and at Harlem Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. Pavlenko's grandfather and his brother were the only members of their family to survive Josef Stalin's forced famine that killed 17 million Ukrainians from 1932-33. Call the Rev. Dan White at (706) 832-0986).
Geriatric psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Larry Tune of Emory University and dementia care specialist Teepa Snow will be the speakers for the Alzheimer's Association's 11th annual education conference 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon Club at Fort Gordon. Registration is required by Monday. Call (706) 731-9060.
Vendors are needed for Martinez Elementary School carnival, to be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20. Call Tiffany at (706) 869-9474.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School is seeking vendors for its spring carnival March 27. Spaces cost $20. E-mail Wendy Smith at email@example.com or call (706) 631-9696.
The 10th annual Poetry Contest is seeking entries from middle- and high-school age poets and college-age and adult poets. The deadline is March 31. Go to www.poetrymatters celebration.com.
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