Early and absentee voting in the July 20 primary is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through July 9 at the Columbia County Board of Elections office, Building E, 500 Faircloth Drive, Evans. Advance voting will be held July 12-16.
Candidates for Columbia County Commission chairman and District 4 races are invited to speak at 6:30 p.m. today at the meeting of the Columbia County Young Republicans in the Government Center auditorium in Evans. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A truck of nonperishable food items from Golden Harvest Food Bank will be available from 6-7:30 p.m. today in the parking lot of Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road. Cost is free. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
Mosaic United Methodist Church's Celebrate Recovery program will hold information sessions from 7-8 p.m. each Friday in August at Bean Baskette in the Columbia County Library. Weekly group sessions will begin in September at the church, 678 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans, at 7 p.m. each Friday. For information, call (706) 877-6468, or go to www.mosaicumc.org.
Columbia County libraries are holding young adult programs in July, including jewelry-making parties at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Evans library, July 8 at the Euchee Creek library and July 15 at the Harlem library. Shiva yoga classes for beginners will be held at 2 p.m. July 2 and 9 at the Evans library. Registration is required by calling (706) 863-1946.
A testing and orientation session for Therapy Dogs Inc., for volunteer canine facilitated therapy services, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Jae-Mar-S Academy, 107 Davant Road, Martinez. For information, call (706) 863-3737, or go to www.therapydogs.com.
World Heritage Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for high school boys and girls for the 2010-11 school year. For information, call Kim Hines at (706) 228-4112, or go to www.world-heritage.org.
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