Things to do this weekend

Here's a sampling of what's happening today and Sunday:



Check out urban life at the annual Historic Augusta Loft Tour at 6 p.m. today and noon Saturday. There are 10 stops on the tour and tickets are $20. You can pick up a tour map and purchase tickets at tour headquarters in front of 1002 Broad St. Call (706) 724-0436.

Hal Hobrook is in Augusta to stage his one-man production Mark Twain Tonight!, at 8 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Seventh St., Tickets are $39-$49. Call (706) 722-3521, or see

You can listen to a portion of an interview with Mr. Holbrook at

There's a plant swap and sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pendleton King Park's Franke Pavilion, 1600 Troupe St.. Contact Kay Mills at (706) 738-4321, or

Soulhound, Lingo, 48Volt, Phantom Wingo and 40 Going North perform for the Rock 4 the River festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Drive. The event benefits Savannah Riverkeeper to keep the Savannah river mercury-free. Tickets are $5, $25 for VIP admission includes food and beer. For more information, go to

Artists will transform the walkways surrounding the Columbia County Amphitheater and Memorial Gardens into works of art at the inaugural Art in the Park Sidewalk Chalk Contest.

The event will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the amphitheater and gardens behind the Columbia County Library in Evans, and will also feature drama, dance and other fine art demonstrations.

A $10 registration fee is required to participate in the chalk drawing contest, and participants receive one box of chalk. Judging will take place at 5 p.m., and prizes will be awarded.

Call Cyndy Epps at (706) 854-8589 or Stacie Adkins at (706) 312-7191.


Latino Fest at Fort Gordon's Barton Field features music, dancing, carnival rides, a flea market, children's activities, and car, truck and bike shows. Locosporjuana performs at 5 p.m. today and noon Saturday. You need a photo ID if you're 16 or older to enter Fort Gordon. See

The fairy dust is flying at the Imperial Theatre as the Augusta Players present their production of Peter Pan at 8 tonight and Saturday night, and at, 3 p.m. Sunday, at the theater, 745 Broad St.. Tickets are $15-$45. Call (706) 826-4707.


Gates open at 11 a.m. at Augusta Riverfront Marina for the annual A Day in the Country Festival. Performers include Darryl Worley, James Otto and Colt Ford, The Lost Trailers and Jamie Buckley. The festival will also feature karaoke, the Foot Loose and Fancy Free Cloggers, and The Rhythm & Class Cloggers. Admission is $20 advance, or $25 day of show. The marina is at 298 Prep Phillips Drive. See, or call (803) 278-4849.



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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