Community Meetings

THIS WEEK

OCTOBERFEST IN AUGUSTA: 6-11 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 63, 90 Milledge Road; $20, advance sales only; authentic German wurst plate with bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut and roll; meals served 6:15-7:45 p.m.; German music by the Channelheimers 8-11 p.m.; Edelweiss Dancers; portion of proceeds benefits Georgia War Vets Hospital; Walt Nail (706) 863-2383, (706) 863-8426

TWISTED PINES ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISER: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Twisted Pines Animal Rescue, 5949 Huntington Drive, Grovetown; turkey shoot, greased pig, pony rides, raffles, petting zoo, cow bingo, horse apple toss and more; (706) 556-0980, www.twistedfense.com

GRAYSTONE RANCH WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER & NATURE PARK FALL FEST: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays, noon to midnight Sundays, through Nov. 30, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah; hiking trails, fishing, exotic animal tours, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hay rides, boat rides, American Indian tipis, gem and mineral museum; $10, good for entire weekend; haunted forest and fireworks dark to 10:30 p.m. through Nov. 6; no coolers; graystoneranch.com

UPCOMING

GREEK FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 7, and Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 9, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; www.holytrinityaugusta.org/FestivalSchedule/2011FestivalSchedule.dsp

NAMI AUGUSTA MEETING: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; speakers the Rev. Amy Hobby Rickard, Katie Duncan and Anthony Esposito; free, open to the public

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, in front of ShoAnn's Bridal Shop, Broad Street, during First Friday; offered by St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road

BLYTHE FEVER: 11 a.m. Oct. 8, Blythe; parade, performers, arts and crafts, games, rides, rock climbing wall and food; street dance 7 p.m., Flashback performing until 11 p.m.; (706) 592-6255

HISPANIC FESTIVAL OF AUGUSTA: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 8, Augusta Common; $3, ages 10 and under and active duty military with ID free; no pets; folklore groups, musical groups, authentic food stands from several countries, arts and crafts, games for children and other attractions; night dancing in the street; Estrella Febus (706) 373-2564, www.elcervantino.org

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CHEFS SHOWCASE: 2 p.m. Oct. 9, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center; more than 30 area chefs, caterers and restaurants; $36 adult, $16 children/students; (706) 722-0598, www.augustaminitheatre.com

AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS OPENING NIGHT: Southern Professional Hockey League 2011-12 season opener against SPHL champions, Mississippi Surge; 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

HUNTSVILLE HAVOC VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

SOUL CITY SIRENS VS. URGE FROM GREENEVILLE, S.C.: Roller derby; doors open at 5:30 p.m., bout starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, Red Wing Rollerway, 3065 Washington Road; advance tickets $10, at door $10 military with valid ID, $15 others, ages 12 and under free; volunteer opportunities soulcitysirenstraining@gmail.com or visit www.soulcitysirens.com

LOUISIANA ICEGATORS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

LOUISIANA ICEGATORS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

HOLIDAY MARKET: Nov. 18-20, Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 10th St.; fundraiser presented by Junior League of Augusta; shopping, special events, pictures with Santa and Ladies Night Out; vendor applications www.jlaugusta.org

SOUL CITY SIRENS AT ROGUE IN FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.: Roller derby; doors open 5:30 p.m., bout starts 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, Fayetteville, N.C.; advance tickets $10, at door $10 military with valid ID, $15 others, ages 12 and under free; volunteer opportunities soulcitysirenstraining@gmail.com or visit www.soulcitysirens.com

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

MISSISSIPPI SURGE VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

HUNTSVILLE HAVOC VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

HUNTSVILLE HAVOC VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 4:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Thursday, March 1, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, March 3, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, March 9, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Saturday, March 17, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS VS. AUGUSTA RIVERHAWKS: Southern Professional Hockey League; 7:35 p.m. Friday, March 23, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $7-$18; Candace Whitehead (706) 993-2645, www.augustariverhawks.com

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