American Legion Post 192, off Owens Road in Evans, will celebrate Octoberfest on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the food runs out. Cost is $7. A silent auction will be held 1 -6:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling (706) 863-7249.
Area Chick-fil-A stores will hold a Spirit Night from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the CSRA Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, will hold its annual Pumpkins and Flowers with a Purpose pumpkin patch from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Oct. 31, with proceeds benefiting foreign missions. For information, call (706) 869-0888.
Fall/winter clothing will be available starting Tuesday at the Helping Hands Thrift Store, operated by Columbia County Foundation for Children, at 6347 Columbia Road. The store is open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday each month. For information, call (706) 541-2849.
The Grovetown Lions Club will hold turkey shoots every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 11 at 1200 Old Louisville Road, off Harlem Grovetown Road.
Mosaic United Methodist Church's Celebrate Recovery program holds group sessions at 7 p.m. Fridays at the church at 678 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. For information, call (706) 877-6468, or go to www.mosaicumc.org.
Contestants are being sought for the annual Miss Columbia County Fair Pageant, to be held Oct. 23 at Greenbrier High School. Single area women aged 17-23 are eligible to enter. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crafters and vendors are being sought for the fall craft show at Marvin United Methodist Church. For information, call (706) 863-1970 or e-mail marvinwomen21@ gmail.com.
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Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Thursday. For information, go to www.evanschristianacademy.org, or call (706) 364-3565.
The Greenbrier Pack Players will present Clue: The Musical at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Greenbrier High School Auditorium. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for students. For information, call Steve Hansen at (706) 650-6040.
The Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans, will hold its Fall Colors of Jazz series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Tickets cost $35 for the series or $15 per concert, and are available at www.columbiacou ntyjazz.com or by calling (706) 228-3636.
The Columbia County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Woodman of the World building in Harlem. For information, call (706) 556-6258.
Marvin United Methodist Church, on Wheeler Road at South Belair Road, will hold its annual Corner Pumpkin Patch, Thursday through Oct. 31. The patch will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (706) 863-0510.
The MCG Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor community room at the MCGHealth Cancer Center, 1411 Laney-Walker Blvd. For information, call (706) 721-4109 or go to mcghealth.org.
The Augusta Area Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Be My Guest Catering. For information, e-mail hospitality @augustanewcomers.net or call Susan Salisbury at (706) 814-6297.
South Columbia Elementary's pumpkin patch carnival will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information, call the school at (706) 863-3220.
VFW Post 6445, on Wrightsboro Road in Harlem is collecting donations of toiletries, snacks and writing materials for service members in Afghanistan. Donations may be brought to the post from 3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, or noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (706) 556-9194. Monetary donations also will be accepted.cqblp
Vendor spaces are available for the fall bazaar at Harlem United Methodist Church, to be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call Karen at (706) 309-9522.
Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, will hold its annual fall yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with all proceeds benefiting missions.
Heartsong Spay Neuter Clinic will hold a $5 one-year rabies vaccination clinic at BowWow Boutique in Grovetown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Other vaccinations and heartworm tests, feline combo tests, and preventatives also will be available. For information, call (706) 860-9300.
Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road, Martinez, will hold a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with spaces available for $40. For information, call (706) 447-5069.
VFW Post 6445, at 6423 Wrightsboro Road, near Pumpkin Center, is holding a turkey shoot starting at 1 p.m. each Saturday through December. For information, call (706) 556-9194.
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