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THIS WEEK

WJBF & THE SALVATION ARMY TURKEY TROT 10K: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St.; Giving away prizes to participants with the best 80’s outfits; 9 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run, 10 a.m. Wheelchair Race, 10:15 a.m. 10K Race; benefits The Salvation Army of Augusta; $35 advance, $40 late, $45 race day; on.fb.me/Q6xA5H

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Christmas music and multimedia effects; the spirit of the season comes alive; $55, $60, $65; bit.ly/TU5RQZ

AUGUSTA GHOST TROLLEY: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 1, departs from Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; 90-minute tour; not affiliated with museum nor visitors center; 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; adults $22, ages 5-12 $12, reservations required; (706) 814-5333, AugustaGhostTrolley.com

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF AUGUSTA: 1:30-3:15 p.m. Saturdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; Tickets available at Augusta Visitors Center; tour museum, then board Lady Libby trolley; explore downtown, tales of Augusta history; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; $12; (706) 724-4067, bit.ly/S1QyIJ

FORT GORDON TOASTMASTERS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 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, fortgordon.toastmastersclubs.org/

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTION HOURS: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; home with a fenced yard required for dog adoptions; home inspection may be required; adoption fees $125 cats, $125-$175 dogs; (706) 261-PETS, csrahumanesociety.org

UPCOMING

JAMES BROWN FAMILY FOUNDATION TOY GIVEAWAY REGISTRATION: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, James Brown Arena, 712 Telfair St.; parent must have valid state ID, birth certificate and proof of social security number for each child age 1-12; bit.ly/TU5t4X

SILHOUETTE PORTRAITS BY CLAY RICE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; By reservation only; (706) 828-3888, themorris.org

TARA SCHEYER HOLIDAY MUSIC JAMBOREE AND CRAFTS: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org; free to museum members, regular admission price others

13TH ANNUAL AUGUSTA TOY RUN: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; Held by Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America and ABATE; begin staging 12:30 p.m., kick stands up 1:30 p.m.; riding from Augusta Museum of History to headquarters, 4010 Deans Bridge Road; benefits children of military personnel stationed at Fort Gordon; (803) 634-0785, (706) 796-6301; at least one new unwrapped toy or $10 per rider

MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; Pianist Tim Owings celebrating the holidays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org; free

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE: Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; An international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life and perform astonishing feats; $45, $50, $55; bit.ly/TU5RQZ

THE PATCHWORK PLAYERS: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 737-1625; $3, free to ASU students, faculty and staff with ID

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: HOLIDAY POPS!: Friday 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.a; Joe Gransden, trumpet and Trio playing holiday favorites with Symphony Orchestra Augusta; $15, $25, $40; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org

NEW YEAR’S EVE WEEKEND COMEDY EXPLOSION: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Sommore, Marvin Dixon, Arnez J; $57, $67, $77; augustaentertainment complex.com/calendar/detail.php?id=611


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