Week Ahead



THOMSON CONCERT: 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 1249 Earle St. N.W., Thomson; Gordon Mote will perform; (706) 595-6772

CHURCH SING: 3 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church, 1870 White Rock Road, Lincolnton, Ga.; including choirs from First Mount Carmel Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church; (706) 359- 1339

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through today, Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Hale Street; georgiacarolinastatefair.com

OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOODS: 3 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; adults $17, seniors $15, students $12, children $6; Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; (803) 648-1438 www.aikencommunity playhouse.org


CSRA FLY FISHERS: 7 p.m. at the River Island Clubhouse; Kevin Howell, of Davidson River Outfitters, will discuss fly fishing in the Brevard, N.C., area; www.csraflyfishers.org


AIKEN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: 7 p.m., 1000 Brookhaven Drive, Aiken

COLUMBIA COUNTY COMMUNITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES COMMITTEES: 8 a.m. in Evans Government Complex auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive; (706) 868-3379

PUBLIC MEETING: 6 p.m. in the Evans Government Complex auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive; to discuss a proposed 1-cent sales tax and a bond referendum for an aquatic and tennis center; (706) 868-3379

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: 5:30 p.m. in the board's conference room, 4781 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; (706) 541-0650

sons of confederate veterans: 6 p.m. in the private dining room of the Side Track Bar and Grill, 4027 Washington Road; Gould Hagler, of Atlanta, will be guest speaker at the Maj. Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright Camp meeting; call John Partridge at (706) 863-7172, or David Butler at (706) 869-0586

SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL recruitment fair: 11 a.m. at 218 Oak St., behind Bojangles' in Martinez; for reservations, call (706) 868-0120

WINE TASTING: 7-10 p.m. at River Island clubhouse; the Augusta Symphony's Grape Expectations fundraiser; tickets $40 in advance, $45 at the door; (706) 826-4704, or www.augustasymphony.org

HEALTH SEMINAR: 7 p.m. in the community room at Earth Fare; Dr. Jason McRae and the Southern Health and Wellness Center will present a free seminar on heart disease; (706) 869-7474

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY: 5 p.m. at Pine View Baptist Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road, Martinez

SLEEPING BEAUTY : Storyland Theatre musical production, Tuesday- Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. Saturday; school performances require reservations, $4.50 per show for pupils, $11 for season; chaperones and teachers admitted free; matinee tickets cost $12 for season or $5 per show; Saturdays don't require reservations; free tickets available Saturdays for active-duty military and their families, with a military ID; (706) 736-3455 or knology.net/storyland

MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., Trinity on the Hill United Methodist; with Gregory Young, Matt Aitken and Mayor Deke Copenhaver; RSVP to Karyn Nixon at (706) 821-1833


MARVIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CLOTHES CLOSET: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church at Wheeler and Belair roads; donations are accepted on the first day of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


"TRICK OR TREAT SO OTHERS CAN EAT": 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Patriots Park; free; (706) 312-7192

COLUMBIA COUNTY MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION FALL FAIR: Today through Nov. 8 at fairgrounds on Columbia Road; (706) 210-3603, or www.columbiacountyfair.net

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY: 6 p.m. at Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave.; (706) 863-0726

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: 7 p.m., Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with Matt Henderson (trumpet), Laura Tomlin (violin) and Mary Losey (piano); $7; free for students; (803) 641-3305


TRUNK OR TREAT: 7-9 p.m. at Powell Baptist Church, 1577 Old Appling Harlem Highway; (706) 556-3771

HALLELUJAH NIGHT: 6-8 p.m. at Mosaic United Methodist Church; with food, games and trunk or treat; friendly costumes are welcome, with biblical costumes encouraged; (706) 863-0627

PUMPKIN PATCH: Today at Marvin United Methodist Church; (706) 863-0510


FALL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to noon at Sharon Baptist Church, 6262 Cobbham Road, in Winfield

HARLEM MERCHANT'S ASSOCIATION'S BARGAIN BLOCK BASH: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; vendor applications available at Attic Treasures, Lucky Lady Pecans, My Sister's Loft, Red Oak Manor, Renee Meyer Dean Photography or Sit-a-Spell Coffee House, or by e-mailing leeann@redoakmanor.com

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY'S COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES: 7:30 p.m. at Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center; Violinist Levon Ambartsumian and pianist Evgeny Rivkin will perform; tickets $30, available by calling (706) 826-4705, or at www.augustasymphony.org

CORNFIELD MAZE: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday; Kackleberry Farm, 1025 Verdree Road, Louisville, Ga.; 7-acre cornfield maze, bring a flashlight at night; $11 (after dark, $9); seniors $8; military, law enforcement, medical personnel (with ID) $9; children 2 and younger free; (478) 625-7552

CELTIC MUSICIAN COLIN GRANT-ADAMS: 7:30 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; reception; free; (706) 738-5012


OAKEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 118TH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m. at the church, 911 N. Belair Road, Evans; with the Rev. Stevie Berry and the New Exodus Missionary Baptist Church as special guests; (706) 863-4215.

AQUINAS OPEN HOUSE: noon to 2 p.m. at Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave., Augusta; for middle-school students and parents; (706) 736-5516.