Around town


As families celebrate Easter, many churches are going away from the traditional sunrise service to make the busy Sunday easier on families.




The spring Steeplechase, the second leg of the Aiken Triple Crown, is Saturday, and is the social event of the season.



THE LAST SUPPER: 7 p.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., Aiken; men of St. John's will make the painting come alive; (803) 648-6891, ext. 26.

RICK BRAGG: 11 a.m., 101 Galloway Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; presented by Sandhills Writers Conference; (706) 667-1636.

GROWING UP FOR GIRLS: 6-8 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St.; program focuses on the changes that a girl experiences during puberty; registration required; (706) 721-7606 or

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m., Augusta Orthopaedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; answers about knee and hip pain; learn about the causes of your problem and the latest treatments, tips on medicine, food and exercise; (706) 481-7604,


LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; performed by Augusta Opera; (706) 826-4710,

THE AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center; works by Bach, Lotti, Monteverdi and Rutter; (706) 826-4713;


BATTLE OF THE DRUMLINES: 7 p.m., Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; host is Lil Ju Ju, of BET Allstar Blast; drumlines from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia competing; tickets available at Pyramid Music and Video, Paine College bookstore and Augusta State University bookstore; $10;

EASTER EGG HUNT: 10 a.m., Lions Memorial Field, West Buena Vista Avenue; for ages 9 and younger; free; (803) 441-4300.

EASTER EGG HUNT: 11 a.m., Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767.

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE: 10 a.m., Blanchard Woods Park, 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans; free; bring basket; children will be divided into age groups to collect candy- or toy-filled eggs; (706) 312-7191.