The week ahead

Michael Holahan/Staff
Midnight movies
The Imperial Theatre will show two films Friday night: Donnie Darko at 10 p.m. and Blue Velvet at midnight. Happy hour and a Guitar Hero tournament will be held at 9 p.m. Admission costs $9 for adults and $7 for students with ID. No one younger than 16 will be admitted. For more information on Friday's event, call (706) 722-8341.



ROTARY CLUB OF AUGUSTA: 12:15 p.m. Mondays, The Clubhouse, 1285 Broad St.; (706) 736-3833

MONDAY MOVIES: 6:30 p.m.; Notes on a Scandal (R); Headquarters Library, 902 Greene St.; free; (706) 821-2600

THE WIZARD OF OZ: 6:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road; openings for anyone in elementary school through college; major roles require performing a song from the musical; accompanist provided; presented by Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company; show will be held Aug. 24-26 at Augusta Prep; (706) 210-8915

AROUND THE WORLD WITH CAPTAIN BOOK: 9, 10 and 11 a.m.; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $4; group rates available; presented by Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players; (706) 733-7043

AARP MEETING: 3 p.m., Aiken's AARP chapter meeting at South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road; topic will be alternative medicines; annual dues $5;

AUDITIONS, LUCKY STIFF: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; openings for seven men and five women; bring prepared musical number in the spirit of Broadway musical comedy; show dates: July 13-14, 20-21, 26-28; (706) 793-8552


NORTH AUGUSTA NETWORKERS: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; (803) 442-3827

LUNCHEON MEETING: 11:45 a.m.; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; held by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Augusta Chapter 101; (706) 868-5700


GEORGIA-CAROLINA TOASTMASTERS: Noon Wednesdays, The Cotton Patch, 816 Cotton Lane; (803) 593-6605

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jeff Maxwell Branch Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road; ages 3-5; registration required; (706) 793-2020



AUGUSTA FENCERS CLUB: 6-7 p.m.; Augusta Fencers Club, 134 Ninth St.; $50 per month; (706) 722-8878

FRENCH CLUB: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; (706) 737-6962

HARMONY RIVER CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Church of Christ, 600 Martintown Road, North Augusta; open rehearsals; call Mary Norman, (803) 279-6499

STORYTIME IN THE PARK: 10-10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Pendleton King Park Hydrangea Garden, 1600 Troupe St.; free; (706) 821-2600

KILLER JOE: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $15; must be at least 18; (706) 722-3322,

ON GOLDEN POND: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100, Fort Gordon; $35 civilians; $33 seniors, military retirees, Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above; $26 active-duty E6 and below; $20 show only;, walperts@

DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Augusta Common; with musical entertainment; (706) 821-1754

MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m., Maude Edenfield Park behind the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive; with the North Augusta High School band; if it rains, concerts will be held in the community center; (803) 442-7588

HYDRANGEA SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., Aiken Technical College, Jefferson Davis Highway; Donna Heaton will talk about the newest plant materials and technologies for hydrangeas; free

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Doctors Hospital Cradle Club classroom, Suite 310, Medical Office Building I, 3651 Wheeler Road; registration required; (706) 651-2229 or


DANCE LESSON: 8:30-9 p.m. lesson, 9-11 p.m. dance, The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; (706) 854-8888

Art at lunch: Noon, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; painter Eldridge Bagley will talk about his work, which interprets the life and landscape of rural Virginia; $10 members, $13 nonmembers; prepaid lunch reservations, required by noon Wednesday, includes museum admission, lecture and lunch by The Jury Room; (706) 724-7501

FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, main lobby; complete a screening questionnaire about asthma and take a lung function test; for children and adults; (706) 721-4919

MANAGING PAIN CONFERENCE: Friday-Saturday; Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 10th St.; for primary care physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurses and other health-care professionals who treat pain and headache patients; (706) 826-5814


ZUMBA CLASS: 9-10 a.m., Martinez-Evans Dance Studio, 4321 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; Latin-inspired fitness system; $8 for walk-ins, $5 per class with $50 10-class pass; (706) 364-1143

CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ASSOCIATION FOR SINGLE ADULTS: 8-11 p.m., Westside High School, Patriots Way; dance lessons from 7-8 p.m.; refreshments; $5 members, $7 nonmembers; (706) 737-4944

GROWING INTO WOMANHOOD: 10 a.m. to noon, Doctors Hospital Medical Office Building I, third floor, Suite 310, 3651 Wheeler Road; for girls 13-16 and their mothers or a female relative; peer pressure, substance abuse and confident decision-making skills discussed; (706) 651-2229 or

ORGAN RECITAL: 2:30 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; Dr. Hubert P. van Tuyll will play music by Bach, Franck and original compositions; free

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Crossroads Market Shopping Center; get rid of used oil, paints, solvents and other potentially hazardous household items; (803) 441-4202

RIDE TO REMEMBER MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND POKER RUN: 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. ride; begins at Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Frontage Road, and ends at Wild Wing Cafe, 3035 Washington Road; benefits the Alzheimer's Association; after the ride and poker run, live music by Sabo and Friends, food and refreshments; $25 per motorcycle, includes one poker hand; first 100 registered riders get free T-shirt; (706) 731-9060

DOLL AND BEAR SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Augusta Area Doll and Bear Show at Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; $3 adults, ages 12 and younger and Girl Scouts in uniform free; (803) 783-8049

CHAMPBOAT GRAND PRIX OF AUGUSTA: Saturday-Sunday; Riverfront Marina Augusta, 298 Prep Phillips Drive; $15 weekend pass in advance, $15 one-day ticket, $25 weekend pass at the gate; children 5 and younger free with paid adult;


CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: 8-9:30 p.m., Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta; $6; (706) 821-1754

WOMEN'S PISTOL GROUP: 1:30 and 3 p.m.; Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club's pistol range, 371 Cedar Branch Road, Windsor; group is open to all women and beginners are encouraged to attend; $15; registration required; (803) 641-1742