Every so often, this space turns into a potpourri, or mixed bag, of items. It was one of my favorite features of my hometown newspaper, because one just never knew what one might find.

• The Golden Isles Track Club recently awarded four local public high school track team members with $1,000 college scholarship each to Rachel Thomas and Dalton Pender, both of Brunswick High School; and Rebecca Riden and Silas Webster, both of Glynn Academy. Scholarship funds are generated via the club’s annual 4th of July Sunshine Festival races.

• This a bit like a scavenger hunt. The City of Brunswick Tree Board is sponsoring a ”Tree-Mendous Tree Contest” through May 17. The board is searching for the largest trees of four species within the city limits. The “Tree-Mendous Tree Contest” will recognize the trees and their owners with a certificate presented by the mayor. Eligible species include Southern Live Oak, American Sycamore, Southern Magnolia and Eastern Red Cedar. Applications are due May 17, and can be obtained at both Old City Hall and New City Hall. Measurement procedures are included in the application packet. Details: 912-267-5500

.• Fort Frederica Presbyterian Church, 6540 Frederica Road, will host The Golden Isles Strummers as the featured musicians for Jazz Vespers at 7 p.m. June 9 in the church sanctuary. A reception will follow immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. Free to the public. Details: 912-638-2240

• The Friends of Brunswick Library has a used bookstore that is open from 1-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, at the main library, 208 Gloucester St., in Brunswick. Proceeds support the library. Books are $1 and $2, and there is also a good selection of movies and CDs.