Originally created 01/05/02

Around town



Here's a list of activities and entertainment events scheduled for upcoming days:

TODAY ONSTAGE: Madea's Family Reunion, a comedy show starring Tyler Perry, will be presented at 8 p.m. at Bell Auditorium. Tickets cost $25.50. The play also will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for Sunday's performance cost $22.50. For information or reservations, call 724-2400.

SWAMP TOUR: A two-mile guided tour of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park begins at 9:30 a.m. Cold-weather clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Cameras and binoculars are welcome. The tour is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 828-2109 for more information.

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING: Today is the last day the following locations will accept Christmas trees: Columbia County Landfill, Baker Place Road, Grovetown; Troupe Street Park, at Troupe Street and Central Avenue; Pearl Avenue across from Chaffee Park; and Home Depot, 499 Bobby Jones Expressway. Dropoffs at Home Depot must be made by noon. The store also will give away tree mulch from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Richmond County Landfill on Deans Bridge Road will accept trees for mulching through Jan. 9.

SUNDAY CHURCH COURSE: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church will begin offering the Sunday school class How to Be A Christian 101 at 9 a.m. The 18-week course will meet in the parish hall. The seminar will focus on applying faith to everyday life. Topics will include marriage, parenting, money management and how to be a Christian at work. The church is at 471 W. Martintown Road, less than a half-mile from Winn-Dixie shopping center. A nursery will be provided. For more information, call 279-4622.