WHITE CHRISTMAS APPLICATIONS: 10 a.m. today to 3 p.m. Monday, New Bethlehem Community Center Inc., 1336 Conklin Ave., Augusta; limited number of applications available for the annual Christmas toy giveaway; (706) 722-0086,

FORT GORDON’S OKTOBERFEST: 4-10 p.m. today, Barton Field, Fort Gordon; Rides, music, food, vendors,; today and Sunday $10 armbands; Friday and Saturday under 48 inches $10, 48 inches and over $20; individual tickets 24 for $20

NIGHTMARE PLANTATION: 7 p.m. to midnight, today, Dodge Plantation, 1110 Dodge Lane, Grovetown; benefits Wounded Warrior Project and Channeled Paths; for 14 and older,; $20 today-Saturday and Halloween, $15 Sunday

PLANTATION BLOOD: 7 p.m. today, Plantation Blood, 4127 Wallie Ave., Augusta; Lights Out Fright Night Oct. 31; (706) 793-3100,; $22

AUGUSTA GREEK FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St., Augusta; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; schedule of performers, menus online,; free

STEED’S DAIRY FARM: 5-10 p.m. Friday, 4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; corn “maize” 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18;; $12, ages 2 and younger free; last ticket sold one hour before closing

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: 5 p.m. Friday, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St., Augusta; rides, entertainment, food, games, exhibits; list of admission specials online,; gate admission only $6, unlimited rides $19, individual ride tickets $1 each, ages 5 and under admission only $3, parking $5

FREAKY FRIDAY: 6 p.m. Friday, Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St., Augusta; benefits Kids Restart and American Red Cross; concert featuring Futurebirds, Mama’s Love, Funk You; after party at Sky City featuring Langhorne Slim; admission includes fall beers and wines, food, VIP includes food and drink in special roped off section,; $20, $50 VIP

ART OF CHOCOLATE: 7-11 p.m. Friday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; black-tie optional; live entertainment, food and chocolate and other desserts, silent auction; benefits Child Enrichment Inc.; $75; (706) 737-4631,

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Graystone Ranch, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah; visit insects to tigers; fishing boat rides, exotic animal tours, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hay rides, hay maze tipis, more; haunted forest from dark until 10:30 p.m.; fireworks over Lake Thurmond, Halloween treat bag for every child,; $10

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

JAMES BROWN TURKEY GIVEAWAY REGISTRATION: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays in October, May Park, 622 Fourth St.; registration only at May Park; giveaway 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at Dyess Park; must bring valid state identification and a utility bill to register; free; (706) 267-4151,

KACKLEBERRY FARM: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Kackleberry Farm, 1025 Verdree Road, Louisville, Ga.; eight-acre corn “maize” in shape of a person riding a zipline; take a flashlight after dark; ziplines, pumpkin patch, barnyard, hay jump, korn kannons, steer roping, duck racing, jumping pillow, Black Hole slie, human hamster wheel, peddlecarts; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11,; $12, ages 65 and older $8, military, law enforcement and medical personnel $9 with ID, ages 2 and younger free

CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, New Bethlehem Community Center Inc., 1336 Conklin Ave., Augusta; New Bethlehem Community Center Inc. celebrating 100 years of providing programs and services to the citizens of Augusta; inflatables, children’s games and activities, vendors, food, entertainment, prizes,; free

AUGUSTA TRAINING SHOP’S LOCK, STOCK & BARREL: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Pinetucky Gun Club, 2096 Greenland Road, Blythe; major fundraiser; shooting tournament incorporates skeet or trap shooting with bluegrass music, lowcountry boil, beverages; registration 1-3 p.m., tournament 3 p.m., awards ceremony 7 p.m., dinner 8 p.m.; gun raffle $50 per ticket, drawing at event; (706) 738-1358,,-stock,-&-barrel; $100 individual, $75 military and public service personnel, $50 youth, $475 team of five

IMPERIAL THEATRE PRESENTS COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET’S PETER PAN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; $10-$28; benefits the Imperial’s Capital Campaign; children and military discounts available by phone; (706) 722-8341,

ALUMNI & FRIENDS CHEFS’ SHOWCASE: 2 p.m. Sunday, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; presented by Augusta Mini Theatre; doors open 1:30 p.m.; benefits the theater; $5 raffle for two tickets to Atlanta Falcons vs. Dallas Cowboys 8:20 p.m. Nov. 4 at Georgia Dome, drawing held 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Augusta Mini Theatre; tickets available at SunTrust Bank, Augusta Mini Theatre office or by phone; (706) 722-0598,; $37, ages 18 and younger $16

SIERRA CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension, Augusta; Eddie Ehlert, Georgia Sierra Club political chairman, discussing state and local environmental issues as they relate to the upcoming election; open to the public;; free

FORT GORDON TOASTMASTERS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Gordon Signal Tower, 504 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon; practice leadership and public speaking skills; Wednesdays at the Organizational Conference Room (Fish Bowl) at the base of Signal Tower on Chamberlain Avenue, next to the Signal Corps Museum and Chef Redd’s Cafe; open to the public,


MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC SOUTHERN SOUL & SONG – DAILEY & VINCENT: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; second of The Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series; $37, $24, $19, $13; series $185, $120, $95, $65;

NEW BETHLEHEM CENTENNIAL RECEPTION PROGRAM: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, New Bethlehem Community Center Inc., 1336 Conklin Ave., Augusta; 100 Years of Accomplishments, Memories and Contributions, held by Alumni and Friends of New Bethlehem Community Center; refreshments,; free

TALENT EXPOSE AND FASHION SHOW GALA: 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., Augusta; presented by One Nation Under God Production; seeking modes, makeup artists, designers; models; send bio and photos to or call (706) 386-6931; vendors welcome, $75 space,; $15, $20 VIP

GOODWILL JOB CONNECTIONS’ HISPANIC DIVERSITY CAREER EXPO: 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; over 25 vendors on site with current job openings – including community resources;

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: THE FOUR TOPS: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; one of Motown’s elite groups, known for doo-wop, jazz, soul, R&B, pop, hard rock, show tunes; $15, $25, $40; (706) 826-4735,

WESTMINSTER FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Westminster Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta; inflatables, the bake hut, a fun stage, hula-hooping, doughnut-eating, a bubble-blowing contest, more,; $15, free for parents and ages 4 and younger

COMMUNITY TRUNK OR TREAT: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Belle-Terrace Presbyterian Church, 2454 Golden Camp Road, Augusta; games, candy, free food, free photos; free

AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM: 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Augusta Museum of History; author Barbara Seaborn, speaker; free; (706) 854-8685

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;

WESTMINSTER EVENING OF THEATRE: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig, and Improv Explosion! by the Westminster Improv Troupe,; $15 adults, $10 students and alumni, $5 children

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES SYMPHONY SERIES: PASSION’S VOICE: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Bartok, Floyd, Verdi, Berlioz; guest artist Jeffery Wells, baritone; $10, $15, $20, $45; (706) 826-4735,

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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