A sampling of events from our Community Calendar. .
COLLEGE GOAL SOUTH CAROLINA: Financial aid workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly St. Free help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Register at www.collegegoalsc.org
MARDI GRAS: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday at City Roots Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd. Walking parade through the Rosewood area, 3 p.m.; come early and register your dog for the walk, $5 with all proceeds going to the Animal Mission spay/neuter program. The Benedict College percussion marching band will lead the procession. Krewes encouraged, go to www.mardigrascolumbia.org After the parade, stick around for the party, 12 bands, food and drink. Party tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.
CHILI COOK-OFF, CAR AND BIKE SHOW: 1 p.m. Sunday at the Carolina Ale House, 277 Columbiana Drive. Registration, $30; proceeds benefit the Lexington County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association. (803) 429-3889 or (803) 446-7942