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Bright from the Start is providing a free six-week summer enrichment program for children who were 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 who did not attend a Georgia pre-K class during the 2011-12 school year.


The program will be 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 4-July 13. Before and after care is free for families who qualify. Registration ends Tuesday.

For more information, call Michelle Mullins, director of The Sunshine House, at (706) 860-2726.

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will be at Fort Gordon’s Barton Field through Tuesday. Opening ceremonies for the traveling, 3/4-scale memorial will begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

The memorial features the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam. Admission is free.

For more information, call (706) 399-1347.

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Game Show at 8 p.m. today through Saturday.

The play places the audience in the role of a TV studio audience in which members are picked as contestants for a trivia-based game show to win actual prizes. The audience not only watches and participates in the “broadcast.” They will also witness all of the backstabbing and backstage antics that go on behind the scenes and during commercial breaks.

Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the show are $40 for seniors 65 and older, military retirees and Department of the Army civilians. Active duty E7 and above are $38 and E6 and below $30. Tickets for the show only are $25.

For more information, call (706) 793-8552.

Praise Explosion 2012 will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Pendleton King Park.

The free concert will feature Calandra, Mychelle Dayan, Dwayne Adams, Jason Johnson, Devotion, Virtuous, Lang Turner, The Bread of Life Gospel Singers, Chosen Generation and more.

The concert is presented by One Nation Under God Productions.

For more information, call (706) 386-6932.

The Augusta Choral Society will present its annual Remember The Fallen memorial concert Saturday at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and combines pictures, spoken word and song to reflect on the sacrifices soldiers make for this country. Veterans will be recognized during a song in which hymns from the different branches of service will be performed.

Retired Maj. Gen. Jan Hicks will read some selections and reflections between songs, which deal with topics ranging from patriotism to sacrifice.

Admission is $25, $20 for senior citizens and $10 for students.

For more information, visit

A Memorial Day service will be held at the All Wars Monument on Broad Street at 11 a.m. Monday.

The ceremony will honor those who lost their lives defending the country. It is open to the public.

For more information, call (706) 733-1496 or email

Dancing Stars of Augusta

The Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars of Augusta will cut a rug at the Bell Auditorium at 6 p.m. June 8.

Based on the reality series, Augusta’s movers and shakers will team up with professional dancers and compete to be the top fundraiser for the Alzheimer Association. Awards will be given for People’s Choice and Judge’s Winner.

Votes can be cast at and at the event itself. Each dollar raised is a vote.

For more information, go to or call (706) 731-9060.


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