GERRIE SOBEL BOOK SIGNING: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; local author signing Jacob and His Magical Flying Bears -- A Halloween Story; (706) 826-4700

BEST OF AUGUSTA BASH 2009: 6 p.m. today, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St., held by Augusta Magazine; winners of the 2009 Best of Augusta readers' poll; tickets $12 advance, $17 at door, includes food and entertainment; tickets at

WONDER WOMAN LECTURE: 10 a.m. Friday, Augusta State University, 170 University Hall, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta State University history professor Ruth McClelland-Nugent presents Wonder Woman Against the Nazis! Facism and Feminism in Comics 1941-1985; (706) 737-1444

WALK WITH THE SPIRITS: 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Magnolia Cemetery, 702 Third St.; guided tours of cemetery; history of cemetery and notable residents buried there; refreshments provided; tour not recommended for ages 5 and younger; $15 adults, $10 children; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more; (706) 724-0436

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FALL FILM SERIES: 7 p.m., Monday, University Hall, Room 170 at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; Afghan Star, not rated; free, open to public; (706) 729-2416

THINK PINK BANQUET: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; guest speaker Kris Carr, cancer survivor and author of Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips; presented by The Augusta Chronicle and University Hospital's Breast Health Center; silent auction benefits the Lydia Project; $35; reservations required; (706) 828-3856,


TEENS IN ACTION WITH GOALS POETRY CAFE: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, Henry H. Brigham Community Center gymnasium, 2463 Golden Camp Road; compete in rapping, singing, readings, creative writing and reciting poems; cash prizes and trophies; (706) 796-6819

SIERRA CLUB: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Savannah Riverkeeper Dr. Frank Carl explaining how volunteers can help monitor local streams and rivers; Judy Gordon



Hephzibah grad serving on Navy destroyer

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