Around the block

• Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presents Game Show on Friday and Saturday and May 24-26. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for 65 & older, military retirees and Department of the Army civilians; active duty E7 & above, $38; E6 & below, $30; show only, $25. For more information, call (706) 793-8552.

• Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St., presents the musical Avenue Q. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 24-26. Tickets for the show, directed by Krys Bailey, cost $15-$30. Call (706) 722-3322 or go to www.lcnaugusta.com.

The World Wrestling Entertainment SmackDown World Tour comes to James Brown Arena at 7 p.m. June 2. Tickets cost $96, $51, $36, $26, $16 and are available at the James Brown Arena Champion’s Box Office; by calling (87) 4AUGTIX; or by going to georgialinatix.com.

The Candlelight Jazz Series will be at 8 p.m. Sundays through August at Riverwalk Augusta, River Stage at Eighth Street. Bring seating and a picnic. Tickets cost $6. Call (706) 495-6238 or go to gardencityjazz.com.

The Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise begins at 7 p.m. Fridays. Tara Scheyer performs this week. The boat departs from Enterprise Mill docks for a 90-minute Petersburg boat cruise. TIckets are $25. There is a limited capacity, and reservations are required. Call (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, or go to augustacanal.com.

• The Augusta Public Library Summer Reading Block Party will be noon-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the library, Ninth Street between Telfair and Greene streets.

The free block party kicks off the start of summer reading. There will be live bands, crafts, games, inflatables, a book sale, popcorn, sno-cones, cotton candy and more. Call (706) 821-2604.

• The Friends of Augusta Library Used Book Sale will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way. Quality books will be sold at low prices to benefit the library.

In honor of National HIV Testing Day, free rapid HIV testing will be provided by the Ryan White Outreach Team of Georgia Health Sciences University from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 at Walgreens, 3204 Peach Orchard Road. Call (706) 721-4463 or go to csrasafety
net.org.


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