Around town



AUGUSTA SYMPHONY: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 -- Ode to Joy, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; featuring orchestra, soloists, 150-voice choir; $25-$50; (706) 826-4705.

HAMMERED DULCIMER CONCERT BY RICK THUM: 7:30 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; $10; (803) 642-6564.

LYNX HOCKEY: Pensacola Ice Pilots, 7:05 p.m., James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; for tickets, visit

ANTIQUES IN THE HEART OF AIKEN: Show and sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8 all three days; (803) 641-9094.

2008 MISS CITY OF HARLEM SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT: 7 p.m., Harlem High School; (706) 556-0043 or go to

COLUMBIA COUNTY ADOPT-A-STREAM BIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Reed Creek Wetland Center, behind Zaxby's on Furys Ferry Road; call Dr. John Graham at (706) 868-0296.

SOUNDS OF JAZZ: 7 p.m., Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; cost is $10 for individual tickets and $30 for series tickets; (706) 312-7194.

ERYN EUBANKS AND THE FAMILY FOLD: 4-6 p.m., The Inner Bean Cafe, 139 Davis Road;

LUNGS FOR LIFE GALA: 7-10 p.m., Marbury Center, 1217 Broad St.; with live music by The Ross Holmes Band, heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar; $35 per person, $65 per couple; $500 corporate table (includes eight tickets); benefits the American Lung Association's research and education efforts;

HERITAGE GALA: 6 p.m., Augusta Mariott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; with Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux Jr., president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and Augusta native, actor and playwright Jerome Preston Bates; black-tie attire; $100;

TRACK AND FIELD CLINIC: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; held by Champions Made From Adversity in conjunction with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee; (706) 825-6412.

DANCE FOR SINGLE ADULTS: 8-11 p.m., Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way; $5 for members, $7 others; admission includes dance lessons from 7-8 p.m.; refreshments provided; held by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults; (706) 267-8642.

AIKEN COUNTY LANGUAGE ARTS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; festival open to middle and high school pupils in public, private or home schools in Aiken and Edgefield counties; pupils compete in grades 6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 divisions; pupils can enter two events; free; Keith Griffin, (803) 641-3771 or