Applications for participants in the Grovetown Christmas Parade, to be held at noon Dec. 4, are available at city hall, the city annex, Liberty Park, Grovetown Department of Public Safety or from www.cityofgrovetown.com. Call Laura McManus at (706) 868-9541 for details.
Columbia County's Community Candlelight Christmas Service, held by Mosaic United Methodist Church, will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Columbia County Amphitheater. Those attending should bring blankets, hats, gloves or scarves to donate to those in need. For information, go to www.mosaicumc.org, or call (706) 650-9187.
Lakeside High School's swim/dive team is selling a school Christmas ornament. The ornament costs $10. For information, e-mail panther email@example.com.
Parents' night out
Marshall Family Y will hold a free Parent's Night Out for children of deployed service members from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The service is for children 2 to 12. Go to www.thefamilyy.org.
The Columbia County Cooperative Extension Service's Gardening at Lunch series with Extension Agent Charles Phillips at the Columbia County Library in Evans continues at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 1. The topic is garden jobs for the month. Call (706) 868-3413.
Christmas in America, the lighting of the Columbia County Christmas Tree, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Columbia County Amphitheater behind the library in Evans.
Arts and crafts vendors will be available at Child Enrichment's Holiday House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Riverwood Plantation barn. Admission is a monetary donation or a new toy for foster children. For information, call Mandy Fox at (706) 737-4631.
The Alleluia Community Christmas Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Alleluia Community School, Peach Orchard and Lumpkin roads. Call (706) 798-1882.
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