The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series will be held at 12:10 p.m. today with a program on insect and disease control in vegetable gardens. For information, call county Extension Agent Charles Phillips at (706) 868-3413.
The Augusta Area Newcomers Organization will have a luncheon at 10 a.m. Thursday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion for a presentation on gearing up for spring. For information, e-mail hospitality@augusta newcomers.com or call Laura Dobbins at (706) 364-6824.
Thursday is the deadline for applications for grants from Savannah River Remediation to help elementary teachers improve math and science programs. Teachers should contact their principals or call Rick Kelley at (803) 208-1707.
Master gardener Valerie Martin will provide spring gardening tips at 10 a.m. Friday at Savannah Rapids Regional Visitor Center. For information, call (706) 868-3373.
Evans Christian Academy will sponsor a French dinner at 7 p.m. Friday at Crossbridge Baptist Church, 3130 Skinner Mill Road. Cost is $9 per meal; proceeds go to the French Club. For information, call (706) 364-3565.
The Augusta Alzheimer's Association holds its annual fundraiser, "Hope Uncorked! A Night to Remember," from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's River Room, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Tickets cost $50. Call (706) 731-9060.
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