Flea Market and Community Extravaganza: Rain or shine; reserve a space to sell used or new items, $15 per space, no food items, spaces are prepay only, nonrefundable; concessions sold by Hephzibah Elementary School staff; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Hephzibah Elementary School, 2542 Georgia Highway 88, Hephzibah; Josie Enfinger (706) 592-4561

CSRA TRANSITION RESOURCE FAIR: For all area students with disabilities and their families and teachers; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way; (706) 650-5638, (706) 826-1128

KIDNEY ACTION DAY: Created by American Kidney Fund to educate communities about the risk and dangers of kidney disease; free; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road; free health screenings, health education, cooking demonstrations, fun family activities; Noni Walker Redding (404) 658-1422,

SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. Saturday, Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1485 Wrightsboro Road; free; sponsored by the Senior Mission and Sanctuary Choir Ministries; Lottie Cummings (706) 722-1017

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Whole Life Ministries, in back on grass, 2621 Washington Road; free; pet must be accompanied by owner and restrained by appropriate devices; pet processional and blessing, concessions for pets and owners, pet portraits, drawings from local businesses, pet and parent look alike contest, music and more; Cindy Jones (706) 737-4530,

AUGUSTA CANAL RECONSTRUCTION: Part of the Brown Bag History Series of the Augusta Museum of History; 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday, Augusta Museum of History; free for museum members, $3 others; bring lunch, museum provides beverages; lunch can being as early as 11:30 a.m.; (706) 722-8454


HISTORIC AUGUSTA'S DOWNTOWN LOFT TOUR: A fun way to experience what makes living and working in downtown Augusta so special; featuring architecture and interiors of renovated spaces as well as those in progress; tickets valid for both tour days; 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7; $15 advance, $20 tour days; proceeds benefit programs and projects of Historic Augusta Inc.; advance tickets available at Historic Augusta, 415 Seventh St.; First Bank of Georgia, Augusta, Martinez and Thomson branches; Hill Drug Co., 1432 Monte Sano Ave.; Mellow Mushroom, 1167 Broad St.; New Moon Cafe, 1002 Broad St.; and Polka Dot Pig Gastropub, Surrey Center, 399 Highland Ave.; credit cards accepted only at Historic Augusta, cash and checks accepted at all ticket locations; during tour pick up tour map and purchase tickets at tour headquarters in front of New Moon Cafe, 1002 Broad St.; (706) 724-0436,

GET ON THE GOOD FOOT WALK: Registration 8-8:45 a.m. Saturday, May 7, Augusta Common; walk 9 a.m.; $5 ages 9 and up, $1 ages 5-8, free ages 4 and under; family activities after walk, including concerts, jumping beans, face painting; wear your favorite James Brown T-shirt; proceeds benefit J.A.M.P. Youth Summer Music Camp; vendor information (706) 722-7030;

SPRING CLEANING SALE: Held by Art Factory; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, Hickman Park; variety of unusual things; proceeds benefit Art Factory programs serving children of the community

PLANT SWAP AND SALE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.; bring plants to trade with other gardeners; purchase plants and garden related items; park open 8 a.m.; master gardeners on hand to answer questions; Kay Mills (706) 738-4321

FUNDRAISING FLEA MARKET: Multi family flea market, refreshments, entertainment; 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, Friendship Community Center, 1720 Central Ave.; fundraiser for adults in recovery for mental illness; Carol Buczynski (706) 736-4339,


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