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THIS WEEK

CAPTURING THE CANAL PHOTO COMPETITION: The Kroc Center is hosting a black and white photo competition open to all local photographers; accepting entries until May 31; prizes awarded to the top six photos; (706) 922-0171, krocaugusta.org

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION WITH JUDGE CARLA WONG MCMILLIAN: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Alexander Hall, Building 29805 at Signal Towers, Chamberlain Avenue, Fort Gordon; Augusta native and Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Carla Wong McMillian, keynote speaker; Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion, topic; recognizing the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders; gordon.army.mil/Asian_Pacific_American_2013_Flyer.pdf

BASEBALL: SAVANNAH SAND GNATS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Thirsty Thursday – $1 fountain drinks and $1 drafts courtesy of Augusta Harley-Davidson, Hooters and The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

LE CHAT NOIR: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; by Tracy Letts; $25; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

BASEBALL: SAVANNAH SAND GNATS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 17, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Fireworks after the game; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $9, $11, $13; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – JEROD GAY: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; eclectic mix of indie/folk/country/alt and classic rock; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

HEPHZIBAH LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, Applewood Golf Course, 6130 Story Mill Road, Keysville, Ga.; benefits Lions charitable projects, including eye exams and glasses, the middle and high school Leo programs, scholarships and Leader Dogs for the Blind; $60; (706) 592-9622

AUGUSTA CANAL DISCOVERY WALK: Lake Olmstead – Living Large at the Lake: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Lake Olmstead gazebo, 78 Milledge Road; learn about the time when Lake Olmstead was the focal point of Augusta’s recreational and social life and the larger than life entrepreneur who made it happen, D.B. Dyer; Robert Mullins, author of an upcoming book on Lake Olmstead history, leader; free to Canal Keeper members, $2 others; augustacanal.com/Default.aspx?PageId=9

REC, PARKS & FACILITIES SUMMER EXPO: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, Bernie Ward Community Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road; information about upcoming summer programs; free

BASEBALL: SAVANNAH SAND GNATS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Utility Man appearance; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

THE VILLAGE DELI AND FRIENDS ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: May 19, Goshen Plantation Golf Club, 1601 Goshen Clubhouse Drive; benefits animal rescue organizations; registration 12:30 p.m., tee time 1:30 p.m.; meal, silent auction, awards, raffle follow play; $75; thatswhatfriendsarefor.org

BASEBALL: SAVANNAH SAND GNATS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 2:05 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Kid’s Day - all kids under 12 invited to participate in special pregame and postgame activities with the Augusta GreenJackets; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ AT RIVERWALK AUGUSTA: 8 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day, Augusta Riverwalk, 1 Ninth St.; bring seating and picnic; May 19 JAMP Masters from JB Academy of Musik Pupils, May 26 Garden City Jazz; $6 ages 13 and older

SIERRA CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Sierra Club trip leaders use PowerPoint depictions and answer questions to help find the right trip for hiking or camping in the area; back-packing, day hike, bicycle tour – ask about local possibilities; free, open to the public; Judy Gordon, gordonjudith@att.net, georgia.sierraclub.org/srg/home.aspx

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; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; (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.; practice leadership and public speaking skills; Wednesdays at the Organizational Conference Room (Fish Bowl) at the base of Signal Tower, next to the Signal Corps Museum and Chef Redd’s Cafe; open to the public, fortgordon.toastmastersclubs.org

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTIONS: 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

DR. SKETCHY’S SECOND LIVE DRAWING EVENT 2013: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 1102 Downtown Bar & Grill; live model drawing session; booze, prizes and art; bring your own supplies; $10, $7 students with ID; drsketchy.com/branch/augusta

RAINBOW TENNIS TOURNAMENT (REGIONAL): May 24-26, Newman Tennis Center; Men & Women; (706) 821-1600

COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY: 3-7 p.m. Friday, May 24, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Turpin Street; for ages 14 and younger; annual event sponsored by Augusta Recreation, Parks & Facilities Department, JR’s Stop & Shop and Perry Broadcasting of Augusta; kickoff to summer vacation for community children ;free food, live performances, radio remotes, giveaways, more; free; (706) 722-5613, (706) 821-1754

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – GWEN HUGHES: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; Atlanta-based vocalist offering jazzy torch songs, blues and pop; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

Le Chat Noir: Misconception Gala: 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; fundraiser for travelling expenses to take Mark Swanson’s musical Misconception: The Lost Gospel of Christmas to the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C.; food, drinks, music, sneak preview of music from Swanson’s next musical; $50 individual, $85 couple; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

Diamond Lakes Father/Daughter Dance: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Diamond Lakes Community Center, 103 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah; $25 per couple, $5 each additional daughter; (706) 772-2418

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ AT RIVERWALK AUGUSTA: 8 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day, Augusta Riverwalk, 1 Ninth St.; bring seating and picnic; May 26 Garden City Jazz; $6 ages 13 and older

MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 27, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, 1 Ninth St.; Augusta Concert Band live on the Savannah River; (706) 825-9124

BASEBALL: HICKORY CRAWDADS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Monday, May 27, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Feed Your Face Monday – unlimited amount of select items from ballpark concession stands from the time gates open until the end of the sixth inning; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $11, $12, $15; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL: HICKORY CRAWDADS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May. 28, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Two For Tuesdays - two for one pricing on soft drinks and draft beers throughout the ballpark; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

 
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