WESTOBOU FESTIVAL: MUSIC - CHAMBER SERIES - SIX HANDS, THIRTY FINGERS: Noon Oct. 4, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; pianists Rosalyn Floyd, Martin David Jones and Clara Park; free;

AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM: 3 p.m. Oct. 4, Augusta Museum of History; author Tonya Browder speaking on Conducting Genealogical Research in Edgefield County, S.C.; free; (706) 854-8685

ACCESS TO CAPITAL WORKSHOP: Held by Augusta Regional Airport and the Small Business Development Center; for small business owners; 4 p.m. Oct. 4, Augusta Aviation terminal, Daniel Field, 1175 Highland Ave.; limited space; (706) 798-3236

SALVATION ARMY AUTO AUCTION PREVIEW: Preview 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 4-5, sale 10 a.m. Oct. 6, Salvation Army Auction Yard, 1384 Greene St.; supports the free substance-abuse rehabilitation program; $5 registration fee, registration required to bid; (706) 826-7933,

CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER LAND TRUST BASH ON THE BANKS: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4, Bluff overlooking the Savannah River, Old Plantation Road, North Augusta; shuttle service $10 cash only, pick up 5:45-7 p.m., return 8:30-9 p.m., Surrey Center, fountain level, rear parking lot; $40; benefits local land conservation; casual dress; (706) 312-LAND

WESTOBOU FESTIVAL: VISUAL – LONNIE HOLLEY: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Oct. 7, Old Academy of Richmond County; sculpture unveiling reception 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6; Candler Memorial Library, Paine College; spoken-word and keyboard performance 5 p.m. Oct. 6, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College; free;

WESTOBOU FESTIVAL: VISUAL – OLD ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY PROJECTS & EXHIBITS: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Oct. 7, Old Academy of Richmond County; contemporary artists using painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, sound, light; free;

WESTOBOU FESTIVAL: VISUAL – WONDERLAND EXHIBITION: WORKS BY KAREN RICH BEALL AND CLAIRE ELLEN COREY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 6, Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta; free;

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