HARRISBURG-WEST END NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 p.m. today, St. Luke United Methodist Church sanctuary, 309 Crawford Ave.; Joe Bowles, speaker; open to public;

EVOLUTION: A NEW SENSE OF STYLE FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: 6 p.m. Saturday, Paul Simon Theater, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; tickets $15 advance, $20 at door; $100 cash prize freestyle poetry reading contest, (no profanity, three-minute limit); must sign up the day before show; sponsored by Real McCoy Brokerage Co. LLC; refreshments served; vendors welcome; portion of proceeds donated to HIV and Aids research; (706) 220-2555, (706) 495-6050,

THE TIES THAT BIND: THE AUGUSTA COMMONS: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Common; screenings of films The Augusta Commons and Augusta Remembers, live music by My Instant Lunch, Electric Voodoo and Jim Perkins, exhibits of downtown businesses and nonprofit and charitable organizations; free; held by Downtown Augusta Alliance and Britton Bagwell; The Book Tavern, (706) 826-1940

BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR: Annual fair held by RHEMA Connections Inc.; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1828 Wrightsboro Road; community agencies present to answer questions and provide information, including Asosiacion Latina de Servicios del CSRA and a representative from the Richmond County School System; school supplies provided; parents must bring their children; Pamela Baker, (706) 814-6395


MEET COACH VINCE DOOLEY: Held by Augusta Bulldog Club; 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, Sacred Heart Cutural Center, 1301 Greene St.; fish fry dinner 6 p.m.; tribute to coach Dooley with Kevin Butler emceeing 7 p.m.; $30 adults, $15 ages 12 and under; tickets available at Tudor's Cleaners, Surrey Center Pharmacy, Rick's Paint and Body and all Queensborough Bank locations;

WOMEN'S HEAD 2 TOE EXPO: Held by Positive Women Taking Action; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, Henry Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; workshops and speakers on women's health, fitness, health screenings, hair show, managing your finances; vendors and exhibitors; continental breakfast and full lunch provided with registration; $20 admission; (706) 627-7184

FOURTH ANNUAL PADDLEFEST: Canoe/kayak and raft races on Savannah River Saturday, Aug. 21; registration and packet pick-ups 8 to 9 a.m.; canoe/kayak race begins 9:30 a.m.; rafts begin 10 a.m.; canoes/kayak begin at Savannah Rapids Pavilion; rafts begin at Hammond's Ferry boat ramp; races end at downtown boathouse; advance registration $35 per person by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20; registration $45 day of race; volunteers needed to help with races; canoes/kayaks available first come-first served, Broadway Bait and Tackle (706) 738-8848; money raised benefits Savannah Riverkeepers; (706) 826-8991

BOULE ON THE BAYOU: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; all proceeds benefit American Cancer Society; (706) 731-9900,

UNITED WAY KICKOFF CAMPAIGN: 201 campaign kickoff for United Way of the CSRA; noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, Bell Auditorium; $26 per person, $208 corporate table of eight; tailgating and registration begin 11:30 a.m.; (706) 724-5544,

HISTORIC AUGUSTA'S BENEFIT AUCTION, PERFECTLY AGED: ANTIQUES AND WINE: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; (706) 724-0436,

FORD TRUCKS EQUESTRIAN BALLOON FESTIVAL: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 17-19, Barton Field, Fort Gordon; free admission with donation to troops; hot air balloons ascend en mass; guests invited to walk among the balloons as they are inflated prior to liftoff; horse expo by Polo America and Classic South Equine Association including equestrian vendors, parade of breeds, Horse in Motion and youth fun show; carnival and jump horses, pony rides, tethered balloon rides;


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