MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT HIKE: 7:30 p.m. today, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; part of Family Discovery Series; $3 per family; reservations not required; (706) 828-2109

TRENDS IN TRANSPLANT CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St.; held by Georgia Transplant Foundation; for transplant candidates, recipients, donors and their families; free; registration required by noon today; (866) 428-9411,

THE INVENTIONS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI: Through Oct. 11, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; exhibition of artist's drawings with interactive models, a virtual tour and a hands-on station; (706) 821-0200


SWAMP SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. first Saturdays, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; free; 2.5-mile guided hike through wetlands and swamps; call in advance for groups; (706) 828-2109

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; general instruction workshop; bring any photography equipment you have; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; class size limited; register by Thursday, Sept. 4; (706) 828-2109

PAINE COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Paine College, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, 1235 15th St.; (706) 821-8323

MAKE-A-WISH TOURNAMENT OF WISHES: Registration 11:30 a.m., lunch noon, tournament 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, The River Golf Club, 307 Riverside Blvd., North Augusta; benefits local Make-A-Wish Foundation; prizes awarded to top two teams; sponsorships and team play available; Natasha Pratt (706) 631-1910


Hephzibah grad serving on Navy destroyer

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — A 1986 Hephzibah High School graduate and Augusta native is serving in the Navy aboard the guided-... Read more

4-H members collect pop tabs for local charity


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