A Family Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Fielding Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4675 Mike Padgett Highway.
Bless the beasts
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter will hold a service to bless pets at 10 a.m. today at Doctors Hospital field, at North Belair Road at Ronald Reagan Drive behind the Kroger in Evans. Happy Tails Rescue also will offer pets for adoption. Call 210-1133. St. Paul's Episcopal Church will bless pets at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the church, 605 Reynolds St. Call 736-0186. Pets must be on leashes or in carriers.
Food and praise
A neighborhood barbecue, praise and worship will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at New Zion Apostolic Church, 1640 Olive Road. Call 736-8737.
On a mission
Sister Teresia Tinanisolo, of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, will speak at 5 p.m. today, and 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St. Sister Claire Rheaume, a member of the order, will speak at 5:30 p.m. today, and 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown. The Rev. Kevin Nadolski, a Haiti-based member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, will speak at 5:30 p.m. today; and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2607 Lumpkin Road.
Dr. Samuel R. Chand, the chancellor of Beulah Heights Bible College in Atlanta, will speak at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God, 328 May Ave., Lincolnton, Ga. Call 359-7237.
Parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers who aim to outsmart children can get tips from Dr. Larry Koenig, a psychotherapist and the author of Smart Discipline, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St., S.W. in Aiken. Tickets are $10, or $16 for couples. A nursery is available with reservation by Friday. Call (803) 648-5497.
Margaret Kim, of Child Evangelism Fellowship, will speak at 1 p.m. Tuesday for the Kiwanis of Uptown Augusta meeting at The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road. Luncheon is $10. Call 860-4603.
Bill Gothard's Basic Seminar will be offered at 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and continues at 6 p.m. Oct. 2-6 at Open Bible Baptist Church, 2100 Atomic Road in Beech Island. Registration is adults $60, couples $95 and $35 each additional family member, no charge to alumni. Call (803) 827-2146.
Contact Tharon A. Giddens, features editor, at (706) 823-3347 or tharon.giddens@augusta chronicle.com.