A STAR-SPANGLED FOURTH: 8:30 p.m. Friday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; patriotic music by Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra and Georgia's Three Tenors; riverwalk fireworks; $10; ages 17 and younger and students free; $50 patron tickets; (706) 722-3463

FREEDOM FIRST FRIDAY: Artists, vendors, live entertainment 4-9 p.m. Friday, Broad at 10th, 11th streets and McCartan Street; performances by Eat Lightning 5-6 p.m., The Mood Swings 6:30-8:30 p.m., 10th and Broad streets, southside; Pyroteque 7-8:45 p.m., 10th at Broad Street, northside; Rock the Clock: Alexxandra Dark Tribal Belly Dance 6-6:30 p.m., Carey Murdock 7-8 p.m., McCartan at Broad Street; Firestorm 7-8:45 p.m., 11th at Broad Street, northside; Greater Augusta Arts Council (706) 826-4702 Ext. 3

GIRL SCOUTS TRAVELING TROOP SESSIONS: 10 a.m. to noon; free programs for girls ages 5 to 17; Stay Cool Monday, Camp Tanglewood, 4687 Columbia Road; Pizza and Fun Wednesday, Chuck E. Cheese's, 3435 Wrightsboro Road; I Think I Can Fly Monday, July 14, Riverside Park, 4431 Hardy McManus Road; Oh Sew Easy Saturday, July 19, Camp Tanglewood; K9 Concepts Monday, July 21, Lake Olmstead Park, Milledge Road; held by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; girls do not need to be Scouts to attend; must be accompanied by an adult; (706) 774-0505

SUMMER SPORTS PROGRAM: For pupils entering fifth through eighth grades at any school; soccer camp 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through July 11; $115; football camp 6-9 p.m. July 23, stadium; volleyball camp, call for information, $100; Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave.; Bill Tenore (706) 736-5516,

CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS SUMMER MUSIC WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through July 18, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2321 Lumpkin Road; ages 10-18; $120 registration, space limited; (706) 231-2716

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; bring lunch; dessert and beverages provided; Tom Sutherland speaking; members free, $3 others; (706) 722-8454


CAMP BE YOUR BEST FOR GIRLS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Olde Town Community Center, 604 Third St.; for ages 11-14, must live in public housing to attend; learn about fashion, etiquette, money management, health and hygiene and makeup and receive educational tips; applications online; (706) 831-1691,

J.L. KING RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Beulah Grove Baptist Church, 1434 Poplar St., Building of Opportunity; workshop for parents and daughters on teenage relationships, hosted by bestselling author; book signing following workshop; free; Sandra Wimberly (706) 667-4342

SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19; Stephanie Reed (706) 922-5000,,


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