Contestants are being sought for the annual Miss Columbia County Fair Pageant on Oct. 23 at Greenbrier High School. Single women ages 17-23 are eligible to enter. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645 or e-mail email@example.com.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Borders Books, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. Writers are invited to bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. Call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.
Summer clothing at the Helping Hands Thrift Store, operated by the Columbia County Foundation for Children at 6347 Columbia Road, will be on sale at 50 cents per item Tuesday through Oct. 7. The store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday each month. Call (706) 541-2849.
A photographic show of a recent trip to Irish archaeological sites will be featured at the meeting of the Sierra Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension. E-mail Judy Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sudipta Misra will present a free dinner program, "Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion on behalf of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. For reservations, call (404) 982-0616, or go to www.ccfa.org/chapters/georgia.
Civil War dinner
John Derden, a professor emeritus of East Georgia College, will discuss archaeological discoveries at Camp Lawton at the Augusta Civil War Round Table, 6 p.m. Tuesday at T-Bones Restaurant on Washington Road in Augusta. For information, call Jeanmarie Bronson at (706) 832-5326.
Harlem United Methodist Church and Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the church from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call (706) 737-4551.
The Columbia County Choral Society will hold a guest night at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at First Baptist Church of Evans on Belair Road at Washington Road. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.
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