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THIS WEEK

DREAM BIG, READ! BOOKMARKS: 10 a.m. today, Diamond Lakes Branch Library; design your own bookmark; ages 5-11; limited to 40 participants, registration required; (706) 772-2432

SERGEANTS MAJOR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: Deadline today; www.sergeantsmajor.com, 2012 Scholarship Essay Instruction tab; must be a senior attending an area high school scheduled to graduate during 2012 spring/summer school year; affiliation with military not required; (706) 855-4035

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM – OWN THE NIGHT: Game Day 2-4 p.m. today, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, second floor YA room; ages 13-18

SALVATION ARMY AUTO AUCTION: Preview 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Friday, sale 10 a.m. Saturday, Salvation Army Auction Yard, 1384 Greene St.; supports the free substance abuse rehabilitation program; registration required to bid; (706) 826-7933, salvationarmycars.com

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – AIKEN COUNTY FROGGING SITES: 8 p.m. Saturday, meet at H.O. Weeks Center, Whiskey Road, Aiken; three-hour trip to listen for 10 frog species; free, open to the public; augustaaikenaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

AUGUSTA SPORTS COUNCIL 21ST ANNUAL G.A.M.E.S. AWARDS BANQUET: Check-in and social hour 6 p.m., dinner and program 7 p.m. today, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center; guest speaker Kyle Maynard, athlete, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker; $40 members, $45 others; business attire; (706) 722-8326, carly@augustasportscouncil.org

FOURTH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER: Friday, Forest Hills Golf Club; Augusta Choral Society fundraiser; golf, food, drinks, prizes; info@augustachoralsociety.org, www.augustachoralsociety.org

A PRINCESS SHOW: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Halo Salon and Spa, 1122 Broad St.; kid-friendly event; airbrush tattoos, face painting, more; (706) 828-4856, HaloAugusta.com

FIRST FRIDAY: 5-9 p.m. Friday, downtown Augusta; celebration on Artists’ Row; galleries and studios open extended hours, debut new works; vendors, music, entertainment; free; works by Sally at Gaartdensity Gallery

ALLEN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI FISH FRY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Mount Zion AME Zion Church, 1237 Summer St.; fish, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, cake, drink $7; (706) 793-2580, (706) 722-8586

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday and June 9, CSRA Humane Society Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; donations (no clothes) accepted 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; June 9 sale half price on remaining items; csrahumanesociety.org

SWAMP SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; free guided tour; 2.5-mile, 1.5-hour hike through the park; call ahead for groups; (706) 828-2109, naturalsciencesacademy.org

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; free; bring chairs or blanket; May 29 Harcourt Waller, piano classics; June 5 Jeni Michelson, jazz; June 12 Bill Karp & Karen Gordon, jazz; June 19 Savannah River Brass Works, big brass sound; June 26 Signal Corps Band, patriotic music


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