Around town

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Josh Bennett (left) and Beau Fulcher, both from Augusta, do battle during Extreme Fight Night at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta. Fight styles included low kick rules as well as mixed martial arts.



UGANDA SPIRIT RECEPTION: 3 p.m., 413 Hayne St. in downtown Aiken; reception is open to anyone interested in joining; participants will be able to meet Uganda Spirit's founding members and learn more about the organization, its mission and projects; Uganda Spirit is an ecumenical, nonprofit whose goal is to relieve human misery in Uganda; (803) 641-2002

CHEFS SHOWCASE: 2 p.m., Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; $32 general admission, $16 children and students; features chefs from Villa Europa, Wife Saver, White Elephant Cafe, Sconyers Bar-B-Que, Tap Tap, Roux's Catering, Sixth at Watkins, Joe Collins Catering Service, Augustino's Italian Eatery and Prime Steaks; presented by Augusta Mini Theatre Inc.; (706) 722-0598


AUTHORS OF MYSTERY AND HORROR SHOW: 7 p.m., Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; designed for middle and high school pupils; open to the public; show will feature tricks based on poems and short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and others; learn more at; (803) 279-5767


FIFTH annual North Augusta Classic Golf Tournament: Shotgun start is at 1 p.m., check-in begins at noon with lunch provided by Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola; a barbecue, provided by the Sertoma Club, will follow at the 19th hole; The River Golf Club, 307 Riverside Blvd.; team sponsorships, $500; hole sponsorships, $1,000; to participate, e-mail Kathy Gilliland at northaugusta or call (803) 510-0011

BREAST-FEEDING CLASS: 6:45-9 p.m., MCG Ambulatory Care Center, Room 5306, 1447 Harper St.; helps expectant parents gain knowledge; registration required; (706) 721-9351


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

RIBBON-CUTTING: 9 a.m., Seven Gables, 1208 Georgia Ave.; Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Palmetto House; (803) 279-2323