AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING: RECONSTRUCTION’S DAUGHTER, LILY GOODING WILSON OF HAMPTON AND AUGUSTA: 3 p.m. Sept. 6, Augusta Museum of History; free, open to the public; (706) 854-8685

ELIZABETH MORETZ-BRITT AND BETH H. JONES OPENING RECEPTION: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 6, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; exhibit open through Oct. 26

2012 CSRA COLLEGE NIGHT: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6, James Brown Arena; recruiters from more than 140 college and universities; free, open to 11th- and 12th-grade students and their parents; Gladys Moore, (803) 952-9450

FIRST THURSDAY AT MIDTOWN MARKET: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6, Midtown Market; Donna Whaley, featured artist; Greater Augusta Arts Council promotion of Arts in the Heart Sept. 14-16, Cup Charity; food, drink, music, sales, conversation; (706) 364-8479

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES THIRD ANNIVERSARY PARTY: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta, 2175 Gordon Highway

AUGUSTA RUGBY CLUB TEAM PRACTICE: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Larry Bray Memorial Pitch, 100 Wood St.; free; no prior knowledge necessary (although experienced players are invited); pair of cleats or cross trainers, shorts and T-shirt, willingness to learn the sport; open to men 18 and older; (706) 627-9300,

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7, May Park Community Center conference room; held by Macedonia East Baptist Church; information about photo ID requirements provided

OPENING RECEPTION: THE HEART OF AUGUSTA: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 7, Gallery on the Row, 1016 Broad St.; artworks that express facets of Augusta; meet the artists and enjoy wine and refreshments; (706) 724-4989,

BACK TO SCHOOL TENNIS PLAY DAY: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Fleming Tennis Center, 1850 Chester Ave.; games, drills, match play, USTA sanctioned Quickstart Tennis, other tennis formats; sponsored by USTA, MACH Academy and Augusta Recreation & Parks System

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE – WAYNE CAPPS: Guitar/mandolin/vocals; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, departs from Enterprise Mill; $25; adult oriented, bringing young children and infants discouraged as they may disturb other passengers; (706) 823-0440, ext. 4,

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP – CRACKERNECK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA: Meet at Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary at Kathwood Ponds to carpool; 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 8; Calvin Zippler, Lois Stacey, Anne Waters, leaders;

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

FAMILY DAY: A glimpse of Georgia Health Sciences University student life; 9 a.m. Sept. 8 reception for Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies and Nursing in the Student Center; reception for the Medical College of Georgia 11 a.m., Student Center; President Ricardo Azziz addressing each college; (706) 721-3356

STOP HUNGER NOW: Volunteer to package food 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8, Christenberry Fieldhouse, Augusta State University; to donate or volunteer as a group or individual call (706) 840-2087 or e-mail,

PRESERVING YOUR TREASURES: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 1-22, Augusta Museum of History; free with museum admission; visitors escorted through collection preparation area, demonstrations on how the museum collects, catalogs, preserves, studies, cares for and displays artifacts and archival collections; 10 participants per group, first come, first served; (706) 722-8454

HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY MASTER CLASS CONDUCTED BY VEGA QUARTET: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Augusta State University Music Building Room B11,

BACK TO SCHOOL/FALL INTO FASHION 2012 FASHION SHOW: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Praise Place, 338 Pine Log Road, Beech Island; free, open to the public; offering taken to benefit New Beginning Ministries balcony project; (706) 524-2667,

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

AMERICAN HARMONY: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, 2500 Walton Way; Garden City Men’s chorus, featuring The Singing Colonels and A Mighty Wind quartet; $15 (call for group rate); (706) 210-3372, (803) 279-4198,

ROCK N RAP FOR TEESTEA – SIBLING STRING, ACID WASH, FLAME, DREDNECK (BENEFITS TEESTEA’S FAMILY): Doors 8 p.m., music 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Sky City; $10; benefits Teestea’s family;

GRANDPARENTS DAY – MANGELLY’S BIG KIDS ACCORDION BAND PERFORMANCE: 2 p.m. Sept. 9, Augusta Museum of History rotunda, 560 Reynolds St.; free; performing Casey at the Bat, Song of India, Shine on, Harvest Moon, Autumn Leaves and other favorites; (706) 724-8454

HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY – THE VEGA STRING QUARTET: 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $25 adults, $7 school-age children;

UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE OF AUGSUTA FOUNDER’S DAY: Sept. 10, UHS Pruitt Corp., 2541 Milledgeville Road; (706) 738-2581

WEST AUGUSTA ALLIANCE PUBLIC GENERAL MEETING: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Warren Road Community Center; (803) 292-4170; composed of neighborhoods in 30901, 30904, 30907 and 30909 neighborhoods; open to the public

AUGUSTA RUGBY CLUB TEAM PRACTICE: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Larry Bray Memorial Pitch, 100 Wood St.; free; no prior knowledge necessary (although experienced players are invited); pair of cleats or cross trainers, shorts and T-shirt, willingness to learn the sport; open to men age 18 and older; (706) 627-9300,

U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SHOW: 2:30, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Alexander Hall, Fort Gordon; soldiers singing and dancing, entertaining; state-of-the-art, high resolution LED video wall featuring photographs of Army life on virtual backdrop; free, open to public

UGA-GEORGIA TECH STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION SESSION: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Augusta Prep Hull Fine Arts Center; free, open to all students in the area, to give prospective students and their families a chance to talk with admission representatives to discover what the schools have to offer; reservations required,

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS – ALL ABOUT ME: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5-26, Augusta-Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair St.; Sept. 5 Welcome; Sept. 12 All About Me; Sept. 19 Family; Sept. 26 Shapes; (706) 821-2600

SENIOR LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History; $10, reservations required by Sept. 5; J. Randolph Frails, guest speaker; (706) 724-3576,


DARKNESS TO LIGHT: STEWARDS FOR CHILDREN: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; child sexual abuse prevention program; reservations required; must arrive by 1:20 p.m.; (706) 737-4631,

ALL CANDIDATES FORUM: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 13, Williams Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; (706) 399-1292

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 15, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 16, Broad Street, between Eighth and 10th streets; Germany, featured country; Global Food Village and Global stage in Augusta Common; weekend badge $5 advance, $7 at gate, ages 10 & younger free; streets will be closed for the festival – 200 block of Eighth, Broad to Ellis closes at midnight Sept. 11; 100 block of Ninth, Broad to Jones closes at midnight Sept. 11; Macartan Street closes at midnight Sept. 13; Broad Street from Seventh to 10th, both east and westbound closes at midnight Sept. 13; streets reopen as soon as they are cleared after closing ceremonies Sept. 16; towing company will remove any vehicles parked on closed streets, cars will be towed to the Municipal Building parking lot; map on the Festival Web site for parking and alternative routes to Broad, Eighth and Ninth Streets;

LEONARD “PORKCHOP” ZIMMERMAN: LOVE STORIES OPENING RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 14, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art; free, open to the public; exhibit through Oct. 19;

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE – DR. ROB FOSTER: Jazz; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, departs from Enterprise Mill; $25; adult oriented, young children and infants discouraged as they may disturb other passengers; (706) 823-0440, ext. 4,

HUISMAN SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION SICKLE CELL BANQUET: 7-11:30 p.m. Sept. 14, The Gordon Club, 846 Brainard Ave., Fort Gordon; $35;

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC SOUTHERN SOUL & SONG – RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; first of the Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series; $37, $24, $19, $13; series $185, $120, $95, $65; on sale 10 a.m. June 19;

NATIONAL TELL A POLICE OFFICER “THANK YOU” DAY COOKOUT: Free for all police, $5 others; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15, Woodcrest Apartments clubhouse, 1811 Sibley Road; held by The Whole Truth Project; Sheila C. Harris, (256) 861-6144,

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;

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; American Indian drumming and dancing; hoop dancers; Aztec dancers; warrior on horseback; Thunder, the American Bison; native arts, crafts and clothing, Indian village; Muscogee Creek settlement; demonstrations of 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; American Indian cuisine such as buffalo, roasted corn, pima wraps, fry-bread; (706) 828-2109

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