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. For information, call Laura McManus at (706) 868-9541.
Lakeside High School's swim/dive team is selling the school's first Christmas ornament. The ornaments cost $10. For information, e-mail email@example.com.
Time Out lunch
First Baptist Church of Evans, on Belair Road at Washington Road, will hold its monthly Time Out luncheon at 11:50 a.m. Thursday. Lunch costs $6, and reservations are due by noon Tuesday by calling (706) 863-1228, or e-mailing office.fbcevans@ knology.net.
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. Wednesday with a program on garden jobs by the month. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
Safe Kids East Central Georgia conducts free child safety child safety seat inspections on the second Wednesday of each month at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Substation, 650 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans. For an appointment, call (706) 541-3970 or go to www.mcghealth.org.
Christmas in America, the lighting of the Columbia County Christmas Tree, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday at the Riverwood Plantation barn. Admission is a monetary donation or a new toy for foster children. For information, go to www.childenrichment.org, or call Mandy Fox at (706) 737-4631.
The Annual Alleluia Community Christmas Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alleluia Community School on Peach Orchard at Lumpkin Road. Call (706) 798-1882.
Car wash benefit
During December, Sparkle Express Car Wash on Washington Road in Evans will donate a portion of the $9.99 car wash to the Columbia County Foundation for Children. Customers should enter code 3016.
The annual Augusta Jewish Community Center Chanukah Latke and Turkey Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the center, 898 Weinberger Way, off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Cost is $10 for adult members, $6 for children with a $30 family maximum, or $12 adult non-members, $8 children. Call (706) 228-3636.
The AARP Driver Safety Course, a refresher course for motorists aged 50 and older, will be held 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road. Cost is $14, and AARP membership is not required. Participants should bring lunch. To register, call (706) 863-2865.
The Augusta Area Newcomers Club will hold a coffee for new members at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, and a holiday tea at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16. For information, e-mail hospitality@augustanewcomers .net or call Susan Salisbury at (706) 814-6297.
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