Here are three things to know for Friday, Aug. 5:
1. Backpack Giveaway Extravaganza: Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1604 White Plains Church Road, Clarkton. Games, rides and food. Sponsored by Samuel & Lillian Smith family and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
2. Kid Gala: Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m., Lu Mil Vineyard. Ages 3-10. Tickets are $30 per child and available at Eventbrite. Hosted by Charmaine Washington, Angelika King and Vernisha McCallum.
3 One-day Vacation Bible School: Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center, 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. Information: Pastor Bruce Miller at 910-863-1506 or visit Hickory Grove Baptist Church (Bladenboro NC) on Facebook.