ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION – DANCING STARS OF AUGUSTA: 6 p.m. Friday, Bell Auditorium; vote for your favorite couple both in weeks leading up to the event and at the event; each dollar raised is a vote; (706) 731-9060,

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, CSRA Humane Society Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; half price on remaining items;

BASIC HORTICULTURE CLASSES: NEW CULTIVARS: Mike Sikes, speaker; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aldersgate United Methodist Church; includes a tour of Research Center for Applied Nursery Research; $25, includes lunch and snacks; sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; open to the public; Ginny Allen, (706) 736-6793,,

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; free; bring chairs or blanket; next week Bill Karp & Karen Gordon, jazz; June 19 Savannah River Brass Works, big brass sound; June 26 Signal Corps Band, patriotic music

AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meetings held 8 a.m. third Wednesdays unless otherwise noted, Augusta Technical College, Building 100 conference room, Augusta campus; July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Dec. 5 (combined November/December)

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: 8 p.m. Sundays through August, Riverwalk Augusta; bring seating, picnic; $6; (706) 495-6238,


FATHER DAUGHTER DINNER AND DANCE GALA: 4 p.m. June 17, DoubleTree Hotel; $65 adults, $35 daughters ages 12 and younger; benefits area nonprofit organizations; (706) 790-4600,

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY PROGRAM: Held by Angelic Community Resource Development Corp. to increase awareness of HIV and the importance of testing; 2-6 p.m. June 24, Julian Smith Casino; free, open to the public; vendor tables $50; tax deductible donations John Milton, (706) 726-2711,, or Ken Bonds Jr., (706) 294-9414,

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27, Walgreens, 3204 Peach Orchard Road; free rapid HIV testing provided by Ryan White Outreach Team of Georgia Health Sciences University, displays by area agencies, North Augusta Bruster’s Ice Cream; (706) 721-4463,

OLP POLAR BEAR SCRAMBLE: Benefits Our Lady of Peace School; registration 11:30-12:30 p.m., tee-off 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Goshen Plantation Golf Club; $55 per golfer or $200 per team, includes cart, lunch; golf attire required;

2012 HYDRANGEA CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m. today, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; presented by CSRA Hydrangea Society; Vince Dooley, keynote speaker;

FIRST THURSDAY IN MIDTOWN MARKET: 5-8 p.m. today, Midtown Market, 2113 Kings Way; food, wine, live music, special sales, local art; Ed Belinski, featured artist; Phinizy Swamp and Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, Cup Charity

FLAG DAY PROGRAM – BUILDING THE FLAG: 7 p.m. today, Scottish Rite Center, 2553 Washington Road; presentation by Maj. Gen. Perry Smith; refreshments, program, toast, national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, educational programs; free, open to the public

SPIRIT MARCH AND RALLY FOR NONVIOLENCE AND EDUCATION: 1 p.m. Saturday; begins at Moses Baptist Church, 112 Walker St.; Judges John Flythe, Willie Saunders, Carlisle Overstreet, William Jennings, the Rev. K.B. Martin, Jabal Moss, speakers; (706) 399-1292, (706) 724-9502

THE AUGUSTA MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27, Riverwalk Augusta; food, vendors;

ELDER RIGHTS CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 15, Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave.; theme, There is No Excuse for Elder Abuse; in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Day; held by CSRA Area Agency on Aging; (706) 650-5693

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – WINGS & THINGS: 8 a.m. June 16, Aiken State Park, meet at park entrance; looking for birds, butterflies and dragonflies; $2 charge to get into the park; open to the public;

FAMILY SUMMER READING CHALLENGE MOVIE – CHARLOTTE’S WEB: 2 p.m. June 16, Wallace Branch Library; families attending receive free copy of book

CLUB STAR GAZE: 7:30 p.m. June 16, Nine Mile Range Dark Skies Observatory, Windsor; held by Astronomy Club of Augusta for the CSRA; registration required for telescope help session 6:30 p.m.; bring planisphere, binoculars, telescope; wear socks and shoes; free, open to the public;

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – WINGS & THINGS: 8-11 a.m. June 30, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; looking for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and other winged creatures; free, open to the public;

FIRECRACKER FULL MOON HIKE: 9-11 p.m. July 3, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; guided tour to experience the night sounds of the park; $8 members, $12 others; reservations required; (706) 828-2109,

LADIES DAY OUT AT LCLM: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; women ages 21 and older; museum tour, arts and crafts, panel discussion, dance classes; registration required; $25 advance, $35 at door;



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