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THIS WEEK

AUGUSTA GHOST TROLLEY HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS: Ghosts, legends, history and more on a trolley tour of haunted downtown Augusta; narrated by a local historian; approximately 90 minutes; 7 and 9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Nov. 2; Monday-Wednesday available for group tours with advanced reservations; $25, ages 5-12 $15, discount group rates available; (706) 814-5333, AugustaGhostTrolley.com

24TH ANNUAL AUGUSTA GREEK FESTIVAL: Oct. 10-13, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church; 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13; live and recorded music, dancing; food to purchase; www.holytrinityaugusta.org/festivalschedule

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB: Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 10-12, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; enter at Gate 1 on Gordon Highway; ages 16 and older must present an ID, and drivers must present proof of insurance and car registration; $30 show only; $35 active duty E6 and below; $42 active duty E7 and above, age 65 and up, retirees, DA civilians; $45 civilians; reservations required; (706) 793-8552, fortgordon.com/theatre.php

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – ROGER ENEVOLDSEN: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; guitar and harmonica, folk/pop/oldies and sing alongs; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

WYNTON MARSALIS AND ABYSSINIAN: A GOSPEL CELEBRATION: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Good Shepherd Baptist Church; $25, tickets available at Pyramid Music, Gordon Highway; jalc.org/events/2013-14-season/event/t-2175

2013 JNSA RIVER RUN FOR THE ARTS 5K RUN/WALK: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Jessye Norman School of the Arts; JNSA students free; others $25 advance, $30 race day; $15 students ages 18 and younger; online registration: www.jessyenormanschool.org

MADISON’S WALK FOR CHILDREN WITH APRAXIA OF SPEECH: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Westside High School stadium; benefits Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, research and programs; secure.apraxia-kids.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1071616

CANCELLED – GAPEX 2013 STAMP SHOW AND BOURSE: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, America’s Best Value Inn, 3023 Washington Road; stamp exhibits, a show cover commemorating the Augusta Arsenal and the Battle of Gettysburg, a USPS substation with show cancel, and stamps dealers; free admission

HISPANIC FESTIVAL OF AUGUSTA: Oct. 11 and 12, Augusta Common; 4 p.m. to midnight Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 12; folkloric groups, musical groups, authentic food stands, arts and crafts, games for children, more; no pets; $3, ages 10 and younger and active duty military with ID free

UT ALUMNI SAVANNAH RIVER CRUISE AND PICNIC: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Augusta Riverwalk Marina; narrated two-hour river cruise and box lunch; door prizes, silent auction; $24, ages 12 and younger $12; (803) 335-3795, jctucker@gforcecable.com, utcsra.com

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN IDEAS: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; sample tasty treats and “boo-tiful” crafts inspired by Pinterest for your family-friendly Halloween celebration; free; (706) 826-1511, www.ecgrl.org

HISTORIC AUGUSTA: WALK WITH THE SPIRITS: Tours every 20 minutes 3-6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13, Summerville Cemetery; notable spirits from Augusta’s past greet; $15, $10 each for groups of 10 or more; reservations required; (706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

J.D. PAUGH MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Crazy Turks Pizza; open ride; if you don’t ride, follow the bikes in your car; Electric Voodoo playing live 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., QuietStorm with TuTu D’Vyne performing 4-7:30 p.m.; free; facebook.com/events/212480182209210

THE ADMISSIONS GAME: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Augusta Preparatory Day School; featuring nationally known college admissions speaker Peter Van Buskirk; open to the public; free

CANTERBURY CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: AWAKE THE HARP!: 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church; featuring Nella Rigell on concert pedal harp and Celtic harp, Christine Drescher-Jones on Celtic harp in duets; $20; st-augustines.org

SIERRA CLUB OCTOBER MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta; Dr. Cathy Tugmon, GRU biologist, presenting a PowerPoint program on her recent trip to Peruvian Amazon; discussing the flora and fauna as well as the environmental threats to the exotic area; free; georgia.sierraclub.org/srg

UPCOMING

AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS LUNCHEON: 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, The Partridge Inn; for ages 21 and older new to the Augusta area; meet new friends, enjoy activity groups, learn about and take part in local events; Ashley Babbitt, from fab’rik in Surrey Center, speaker; bring a scarf for a demonstration on ways to use them; $20; AugustaNewcomers.net

THE CINEMA SERIES AT GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY: THE ACT OF KILLING: 11:20 and. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Maxwell Theatre; former Indonesian death-squad leaders are challenged to re-enact their real-life mass-killings; topical, controversial and haunting; rated R; free

IT’S YOUR BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; book release party for Couples 101 by A’ndrea J. Wilson; free; www.ecgrl.org

1864: AUGUSTA, A CITY IN FEAR: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, North Augusta Masonic Lodge; topic of the North Augusta Sons of Confederate Veterans Berry Benson Camp meeting; Nancy Glaser, executive director of Augusta Museum of History, speaker; (803) 279-9258; free

SOA: UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: LITTLE RIVER BAND: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Bell Auditorium; Australian pop band debut with full orchestra; soaugusta.org

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – BRANDON COCKER: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; Cocker performing original works; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – IMPULSE RIDE: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – THE LIVING ROOM LEGENDS: 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; pop, rock and originals; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, and Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; enter at Gate 1 on Gordon Highway; ages 16 and older must present and ID, and drivers must present proof of insurance and car registration; reservations required; $30 show only; $35 active duty E6 and below; $42 active duty E7 and above, age 65 and up, retirees, Army civilians; $45 civilians; (706) 793-8552, fortgordon.com/theatre.php

ONGOING

ARC GROWERS MEETING: 7:30-9 a.m. fourth Tuesdays excluding December, Forest Hills Golf Course; augustaga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=200&month=5&year=2013&day=28&calType=0

AUGUSTA COMMISSION MEETING: Augusta Commission formal meetings 5 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Commission Chambers, Eighth Floor, municipal building, 530 Greene St.; Planning Commission meetings 3 p.m. first Mondays, Room 803; Committee meetings noon second and last Mondays, Committee Room, Eighth Floor

AUGUSTA LAND BANK AUTHORITY MONTHLY MEETING: Work sessions 9 a.m. first Thursdays, regular sessions 2 p.m. third Wednesdays, Augusta Housing and Community Development Department, 925 Laney-Walker Blvd. Second Floor Conference Room

AUGUSTA PRIDE MEETING: 2-4 p.m. third Saturdays, Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, 557 Greene St.; augustapride.com

AUGUSTA RECYCLING COLLECTION: Recycle up to five tires and home electronics; third Saturdays, call for location; free; (855) GOT-TIRES, augustasolidwaste.com

CHARLIE NORWOOD VA MEDICAL CENTER TOASTMASTERS: 5-6:15 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center 7A Room 134, 950 15th St.; practice public speaking and leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment; free; (970) 581-7681

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: 6 p.m. third Mondays, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; open to anyone interested in exploring issues involved in the American Civil War; (706) 737-9115, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com

CRAZY TURKS MONDAYS BIKE NIGHT: 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 28, Crazy Turks Pizza, 2910 Washington Road; benefits Augusta Warrior Project

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 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

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; Nicky McGarity, instructor; no registration required; free

GED CLASSES: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays (except Nov. 28 and Dec. 31), Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; register in class; PINES library card required; free

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AUGUSTA: Social 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. third Mondays, through April, University Hospital dining rooms 1-3; (706) 737-0103, sites.google.com/site/hlaaugusta

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

RIVERWALK TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership club meeting 7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, Room 3; (706) 855-1081, 7106.toastmastersclubs.org

ST. STEPHEN’S MINISTRY OF AUGUSTA INC. BOARD MEETINGS: 5:30 p.m. third Mondays, 924 Greene St.


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