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SKATEBOARD EVENT: 6 p.m., Marvin United Methodist Church, on Wheeler Road at south Belair Road; skateboard troupe Untitled Skateboards will perform; admission and refreshments free; or

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: Kemba Cofield, 8 p.m., Eighth Street bulkhead; $6; (706) 821-1754.


AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY COLISEUM AUTHORITY: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., meeting rooms E/F, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.

COLUMBIA COUNTY GOP FORUM: 7 p.m., auditorium at 630 Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans; most Republican candidates in area races expected to attend.

NORTH AUGUSTA CITY COUNCIL: 7 p.m., Municipal Building, Buena Vista Avenue.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5 p.m., deadline to register for July 15 primary; Columbia County Board of Elections, (706) 868-3355.

CSRA WRITERS: 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; writers urged to bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.

Eco-Camp: Swamp Adventures: 9 a.m. Monday-Friday, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; for rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders; $125 academy members, $150 others; includes daily lunch; (706) 828-2109.

HISTORY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Augusta Museum of History; for ages 9-12; create trade sign, make trade beads out of clay, learn about wartime contraband and design money; campers will supply their own lunch; $90 museum members, $100 others; (706) 722-8454.

ARCHAEOLOGY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Hickory Hill, Thomson; $50 per child per week; for ages 11-17; junior archaeologists will work alongside professional archaeologists to learn about mapping, forensics and excavation; (706) 595-7777.


POLITICAL FORUM: 6 to 9 p.m., Henry H. Brigham Senior Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; held by Voteless People is a Hopeless People committee of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity; call Chairman Marvin Jones at (706) 726-2102.

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: 6 p.m., Evans Government Complex auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive; (706) 868-3379.

AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY COLISEUM AUTHORITY: 9 a.m., meeting rooms E/F, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.

AUGUSTA COMMISSION: 4 p.m., regular meeting; 6 p.m., called meeting; commission chambers, eighth floor, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

Sierra Club: 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Walton Way Extension; Dr. Hauke Busch, of the chemistry department at Augusta State University, will present the program "Sustainability, Global Warming and Humanity"; call Judy Gordon at (706) 650-8314.

ALZHEIMER'S EVENT: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gordon Club at Fort Gordon; Alzheimer's Association will hold a free workshop, "Dementia Care Training for Family Caregivers"; lunch provided, registration required; (706) 731-9060.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5 p.m., Pine View Baptist Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road, Martinez.

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN CONCERT SERIES: 8 p.m., Kari Gaffney Quartet; Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; free; (706) 736-6244.

AUGUSTA ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, Room 105, Adult Building; Bob Lundberg, award-winning rosarian from Bluffton, S.C., will speak about propagating and grafting roses onto fortuniana rootstock.

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m., Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; (706) 823-5294.

BRAIN TUMOR GROUP: 12:15-1:15 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first floor, Family Services Conference Room; for patients with brain tumors, their families and loved ones; (706) 721-0193.


FAMILY MOVIE MATINEES: 1-3:30 p.m., Columbia County Performing Arts Center, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; Madagascar , rated PG; free.

Augusta Players Camp: Wednesday-June 29 at Martinez Baptist Church and July 9-20 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church; ages 6-8 and 9-11, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., $200; middle and high school pupils, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $210; a master class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for teens with high school and community theater experience is also offered both sessions; class will focus on acting techniques and musical theater; $210, includes T-shirt; (706) 826-4707.

TEEN TALENT SHOW: 5:30-7 p.m., Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100; categories: vocal soloist (male/female), instrumental soloist, rap, spoken word, vocal group, instrumental group, vocal/instrumental, dance (individual and group), individual and group specialty, master of ceremonies; auditioners should bring CD accompaniment for act; piano available if auditioners want to bring an accompanist; participation open to all teens in community; cash prizes;,

GIRL SCOUTS TRAVELING TROOP SESSION: 10 a.m. to noon, Reed Creek Wetland Interpretive Center, Park Lane (off Furys Ferry behind Zaxby's); free session titled "Don't Bug Me" held by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; participants will learn about preserving wetlands; girls don't have to be enrolled in Girl Scouts to attend, but an adult must accompany each girl; (706) 774-0505.

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

PULMONARY FUNCTION SCREENINGS: 10-11:30 a.m., University Hospital, Professional Center 2, Suite 200; free; appointments required; (706) 774-5777.

CAR SEAT CLASSES: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first-floor classroom; safety, education and training; $10 registration fee; registration required; must be Medicaid or PeachCare eligible; (706) 721-7606.


BROWN BAG LUNCH BOOK DISCUSSION: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls; free.

COLUMBIA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION: 6:30 p.m., Evans Government Complex auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive; (706) 868-3400.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m., Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave.; weight-loss support group; (706) 863-0726.

TEEN IDOL!: 3 p.m., Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; registration required; (706) 863-1946.

DOWNTOWN AFTER SIX: 6-9 p.m., downtown Aiken; (803) 649-2221.

Jimmy Carter, man from plains: 6:30 p.m., Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., Aiken; Oscar-award winning director Jonathan Demme's documentary follows Mr. Carter on his tour promoting his controversial book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid ; (803) 215-3263.

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m., Augusta Orthopedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; answers about knee and hip pain; learn causes and treatments; (706) 481-7604,

alzheimer's disease-westwood: 3 p.m., Westwood Nursing Facility Conference Room, 561 University Drive; (706) 731-9060.

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP: 6-7 p.m., Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Medical Office Building I, Suite 110; light refreshments; (706) 650-1522.


AN EVENING OF CULTURE: FAITH COUNTRY II: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Mancin Auditorium, Bartow Community Center, Bartow, Ga.; $10 adults, $5 children 11 and younger; (478) 364-3340.


10TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE: 5 p.m.; Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at Columbia County Library; features Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, and his challenger, state Rep. Barry Fleming, R-Harlem.

BOATING SAFETY: 8:30 a.m., Thurmond Dam Visitors Center, Clarks Hill Lake; seven-hour boating safety course; class costs $35 for individuals, $50 for families; call John VanOsdol at (864) 391-2170, or e-mail

MCG MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Gates open at 7 p.m., movie begins at dusk, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; The Water Horse , $2 adults and $1 children ages 13 and younger; contact Catherine Stewart or Kim Marlott at (706) 721-4598.

RIDGE PEACH FESTIVAL: Trenton, S.C.; crafts, antiques, parade, games, homemade peach desserts, music, street dance; (803) 275-1976.

AUTHOR DAVID HORTON II: 10 a.m. to noon, Carrie Mays Center, 11th Avenue; author of the book Negro Intellect: A Guide for Young Black Males ; (706) 667-4342.

ELVIS, DANCE AND SHOW: 8 p.m. to midnight, Warren County Cultural Center, South Gibson St.; Mark Phillip will sing Elvis hits; $12; table for 10, $100; tickets available at Warrenton Antiques, Miss Jane's Restaurant and Fulghum-Carr Drug Co.; presented by Warren County Historical Society; (706) 465-9604.

SATURDAY MARKET ON THE RIVER: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eighth Street Plaza; plants, breads, flowers, fresh produce, desserts, entertainment, local artisans; (706) 722-7245.

FARMER'S MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon around the Edgefield square; sponsored by Edgefield Community Development Association; vegetables, eggs, plants, herbs and other homegrown fare available; to sell, call Johanna Holmes (803) 637-1981 or Sharon Nunamaker (803) 637-3400.

AUGUSTA BLUES FESTIVAL AND COMEDY JAM: With Clarence Carter, Marvin Sease, Tp Hearns, Roy C, Kenne Wayne, Mel Waiters; Gates open 1 p.m., show starts at 4 p.m., Augusta Exchange Club fairgrounds; $25,