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THIS WEEK

FIRST THURSDAY AT MIDTOWN MARKET: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2, Midtown Market; members of the Augusta Photo Festival steering committee, featured artists; Augusta Photo Festival 2012, Cup Charity; food, drink, music, sales, conversation; (706) 364-8479

MINDLESS BEHAVIOR WITH JACOB LATIMORE & LIL TWIST: Door 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Bell Auditorium; $45;
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ALMOST, MAINE: On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways; dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Aug. 2-4, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $40, 65 & older, military retirees, DA civilians; active duty E7 & above $38; E6 & below $30; show only $25; (706) 793-8552

OPENING RECEPTION: CLAY ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHEAST’S SHOW DOUBLE TAKE: 4-9 p.m. Aug. 3, Gallery on the Row, 1016 Broad St.; show open during August; (706) 724-4989, galleryontherow.com

BOOK SIGNING BY CHARMAIN Z. BRACKETT: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3, Book Tavern, 1026 Broad St.; author of the Key of Elyon signing copies of the book

CSRA ROAD ANGELS CAR CLUB FIRST FRIDAY CAR SHOW: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3, Hooters; free for spectators; $10 to show car, truck or motorcycle; top 30 awards and one Best of Show, 50/50 drawing and cash awards to participants; no pets allowed; (706) 736-4597

BASEBALL – CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 3, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $8, $9, $12; Golf Towel Giveaway Night; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

THE AUGUSTA MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27, Riverwalk Augusta; food, vendors; theaugustamarket.com

SWAMP SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 4, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy’s trained volunteer lead hike; free; 2.5 miles, one and a half hours; wetlands, swamps, scenic outlooks; (706) 828-2109

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF AUGUSTA: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; tour museum, then board Lady Libby trolley; explore downtown, tales of Augusta history; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; (706) 724-4067, augustaga.org/Things-to-Do/Museums-Galleries/Historic-Trolley-Tour-of-Augusta

STORKS & CORKS: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 4, Silver Bluff Audubon Center; $40, benefits the center; view endangered Wood Storks, enjoy wines, hors d’oeuvres, friends; reservations required by Aug. 1; (803) 471-0291, facebook.com/events/175552075910753

BASEBALL – CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 4, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $9, $10, $13; fireworks; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

LIVE ROLLER DERBY: SOUL CITY SIRENS VS. BURN CITY, FROM AUBURN, ALA.: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Redwing Rollerway; all female flat track roller derby; $10 advance; soulcitysirens.com

BASEBALL – CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 5:35 p.m. Aug. 5, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Kids Eat Free; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES – MODERN JAZZ MOVEMENT: 8 p.m. Aug. 5 (Sundays through Aug. 26), Riverwalk Augusta River Stage at Eighth Street; bring seating, picnic; $6; Aug. 12, Rob Foster & Pulsar; Aug. 19, Hyland Brooks; Aug. 26, quietSTORM; (706) 495-6238

FREE RAPID HIV TESTING: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 6, Walgreens, 2744 Washington Road, Augusta; free; offered by Georgia Health Sciences University Ryan White Foundation

BASEBALL – CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 6, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $11, $12, $15; Feed Your Face Monday; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

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UPCOMING

THE PRINCE IS GIVING A BALL: Enopion Theatre Company production; 7 p.m. Aug. 9, 10, 16, 17, 3 p.m. Aug. 11, 18, 25, Kroc Center; $15 adult, $10 seniors, ages 10 and younger and groups of 10 or more; (706) 771-7777, www.enopion.com

Georgia Sales Tax Holiday: Aug. 10-11, Georgia – Applies to: 1) purchases of clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per article or pair, excluding accessories; 2) single purchases for noncommercial use of $1,000 or less of personal computers and related accessories; and 3) noncommercial purchases of general school supplies priced at up to $20 per item, including children’s books and books listed on school reading lists for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade; Oct. 5-7, Georgia – Georgia sales tax holiday for purchases of energy-efficient and water-efficient products purchased for noncommercial use having a sales price of $1,500 or less per product Oct. 5-7

AUGUSTA OUTDOOR EXPO: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 10, Warren Baptist Church; vendors, educational booths, door prizes; barbecue buffet dinner 6-8 p.m.; Dr. Jimmy Sites, host of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures, speaking 8:15 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 ages 8-15, free ages 7 and younger; augustaoutdoorexpo.com

ASTRONOMY MOVIE NIGHT – IMAX HUBBLE: 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, USC Aiken; refreshments; lunar observing on lawn afterward; angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta

PADDLEFEST: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 11, Augusta Riverfront Marina; USA Canoe/Kayak sanctioned race; open to canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards and homemade rafts; open class for serious races and recreational class for relaxed, enjoyable paddling in every category; $25 per person to paddle, free admission to festival, benefits Savannah Riverkeeper; Jennifer Gut (706) 826-8991, paddlefestga.com

BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11, Laney High School; sponsored by General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia and Augusta Ministers Conference; school supply giveaways, speakers, hearing and dental screenings for children and adults, free haircuts and hairstyles, Christian family entertainment, car seat checks, refreshments, more; Lovoriaw@gmail.com

FREE RAPID HIV TESTING: Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 11, Walgreens, 3228 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; free; offered by Georgia Health Sciences University Ryan White Foundation

RICHMOND COUNTY COUNCIL OF PTA – BACK TO SCHOOL KICKOFF: 1-5 p.m. Aug. 11, James Brown Arena; free, open to the public

CORNHOLE CHALLENGE: 2 p.m. Aug. 11, James Brown Arena Exhibit Hall; $110 per team, $10 for spectators; augustatrainingshop.com/cornhole

AUGUSTA AMUSEMENTS PRESENTS KEB MO SOLO: Doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Jabez S. Hardin performing Arts Center; $44.50, $49.50; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

BASEBALL – LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 13, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $11, $12, $15; Feed Your Face Monday; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL – LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 14, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Two-For-Tuesday; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM: All libraries in the system closed Aug. 15 for training

FORT GORDON SPOUSES & CIVILIANS CLUB MEMBERSHIP KICKOFF/SUPER SIGN UP: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15, Family Outreach Center, behind Woodworth Library, Fort Gordon; open to anyone affiliated with Fort Gordon; fgscc.com

BASEBALL – LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 15, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Baseball Bingo; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – SILVER BLUFF STORK PONDS AND KITE FIELDS SOUTH OF SRS: Meet at 8 a.m. Aug. 18 at the stork ponds to bird the lowered ponds there, viewing the storks (hopefully); 10 a.m. drive south through SRS to a field just beyond where Swallow-tailed Kites are usually seen as they catch insects over the grassy fields; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; augustaaikenaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LOBBY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18, Augusta-Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair St.; (706) 821-2600

AUGUSTA PRIDE BOARD MEETING: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18, Metropolitan Community Church, 557 Greene St.; augustapride.com

SECOND ANNUAL STOP DA STIGMA RED PARTY: 6-11:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Bernie Ward Community Center; benefits EOA Shelter Plus Care; Selina Soul, host; food, DJ, door prizes, photographer; dress in red; best dressed contest – male, female, couple; $5, free drinks all night; $100 gas card raffle; $20, tickets available at Pyramid Music and Video stores; Wanda Collier (706) 421-4320

KEM & K’JON IN CONCERT: Doors 7 p.m., music 8 p.m. Aug. 18, Bell Auditorium; $52.75, $63.50; augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/calendar/detail.php?id=547

BASEBALL – GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 23, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Thirsty Thursday; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL – GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 24, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $8, $9, $12; Team Photo Giveaway Night; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL – GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 25, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $9, $10, $13; Fireworks; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL – GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 5:35 p.m. Aug. 26, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Kids Eat Free; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

VOLUNTEER EDUCATION TRAINING: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; (706) 796-7707

BASEBALL – CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 31, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $8, $9, $12; Baseball Cap Giveaway Night; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BLUE MOON HIKE: 9-11 p.m. Aug. 31, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; hike by the light of the special moon; approximately two hours and may cover up to 2.5 miles; $6 Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy members, $10 others; (706) 828-2109

SWAMP SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy’s trained volunteer lead hike; free; 2.5 miles, one and a half hours; wetlands, swamps, scenic outlooks; (706) 828-2109

2012 REDNECK OLYMPICS: Gates 10 a.m., events noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 1, Lock and Dam Park; first half of day kids’ events, second half adult events; street dance; music by SuperProsound.com, The Inside Out band, Amy Taylor, Shelby Paige; fair rides, petting zoo, mechanical bull, redneck wrestling match, inflatables for kids; open mic all day; $10, children under 3 free; bring 2 or more can foods for Golden Harvest Food Bank and get in for $8; facebook.com/events/408180049227962

BASEBALL – CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Sept. 1, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $9, $10, $13; Fireworks; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL – CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 5:35 p.m. Sept. 2, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Kids Eat Free; milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

MS. SENIOR GA/CAROLINA PAGEANT: 7 p.m. Sept. 8, Kroc Center Theater; $10; tickets available from contestants, at door or by calling (706) 664-3896

OLP POLAR BEAR SCRAMBLE: Benefits Our Lady of Peace School; registration 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., tee-off 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Goshen Plantation Golf Club; $55 per golfer or $200 per team, includes cart, lunch; golf attire required; olpschool.us

OKA CHAFFA INDIAN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; Native American drumming and dancing; hoop dancers; Aztec dancers; warrior on horseback; Thunder, the American Bison; native arts, crafts and clothing, living Indian village with tipis, other dwellings and displays; Muscogee Creek settlement; primitive skills demonstration - mapping, fire by friction, hide tanning, archery, blowgun competitions; environmental and wildlife displays; birds of prey show; native storytellers and flute players; kid’s activities; audience participation; Native American cuisine such as buffalo, roasted corn, Pima wraps, Indian fry-bread; (706) 828-2109


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