JAZZ FOR KIDS – WHEN LOUIS ARMSTRONG TAUGHT ME SCAT: 10-10:30 a.m. July 12, Friedman Branch Library; free; (706) 736-6758

AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SHOW AND TELL: 3-4 p.m. July 12, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; bring artifacts or letters, photos or maps, recently discovered records to share; let Beverly Roberts know how much time you’ll need by June 15;

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING – INTRO TO ODES: 7 p.m. July 12, North Augusta Community Center; a basic guide to dragonfly identification, focusing on those found in the CSRA; free

ONLINE SUBMISSION REGISTRATION DEADLINE – LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR AMERICAN IDOL: Online submission deadline 11 a.m. July 13; July 14: open auditions 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 15 finalists compete live 6 p.m., Augusta Mall; winner guaranteed audition before American Idol producers July 17, New Orleans;

FREE RAPID HIV TESTING: 3-6 p.m. July 13, Walgreens, 3228 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; free; offered by Georgia Health Sciences University Ryan White Foundation

BASEBALL – GREENVILLE DRIVE VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. July 13, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $8, $9, $12; Superstition Night;

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

NORTH AMERICAN BUTTERFLY COUNT: All day count July 14, or come 9 a.m. to noon morning, 1-5 p.m. afternoon; Georgia team 9 a.m. – Phinizy Swamp Nature Park parking area, noon – lunch at a fast food restaurant, afternoon – Merry Ponds and Lover’s Lane; South Carolina team 9 a.m., Silver Bluff Education building; experience not required; spotters needed

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR/ SANTIAGO DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1-2 p.m. July 14, United Spanish War Veterans Plot, Magnolia Cemetery, 702 Third St.; held by Sons of Spanish American War Veterans; speakers on the Santiago Campaign, more; free;

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF AUGUSTA: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; tour museum, then board Lady Libby trolley; explore downtown, tales of Augusta history; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; (706) 724-4067,

PEACH STATE ALL STAR BATTLE OF THE BANDS: 4 p.m. July 14, Lucy C. Laney High School Stadium; $10; tickets available at House Hold Rental locations and Central Avenue Affordable Printing; (706) 294-9141

BASEBALL – WEST VIRGINIA POWER VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. July 14, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $9, $10, $13; Military Appreciation Night;

BASEBALL – WEST VIRGINIA POWER VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 5:35 p.m. July 15, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Kids Eat Free;

BATSHEVA IN CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. July 15, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue sanctuary; dessert reception, Abram Pomerance Social Hall; free, open to the public; (706) 733-9491

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES – ROB NORDAN JAZZ AND SOUNDS UNLIMITED: 8 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 26, Riverwalk Augusta River Stage at Eighth Street; bring seating, picnic; $6; July 22, Chris Andrews; July 29, Mike Frost Jazz; Aug. 5, Modern Jazz Movement; Aug. 12, Rob Foster & Pulsar; Aug. 19, Hyland Brooks; Aug. 26, quietSTORM; (706) 495-6238

BASEBALL – WEST VIRGINIA POWER VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. July 16, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $11, $12, $15; Feed Your Face Monday;

JAZZ FOR KIDS – CHARLIE PARKER PLAYED BE BOP: 10-10:45 a.m. July 17, Diamond Lakes Library, 101 Diamond Lakes Way; by C. Raschka; activities for ages 5-10, younger ages allowed with direct parental supervision; free, reservations required; (706) 772-2432

BASEBALL – WEST VIRGINIA POWER VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. July 17, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $7, $8, $11; Two-For-Tuesday;

THE AUGUSTA ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: 7:30 p.m. July 17, First Baptist Church of Augusta; Stephen Hoye speaking on propagation;

GOODWILL JOB FAIR: 10 a.m. July 18, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; open to all with a special emphasis on veterans; job readiness workshops available at all Job Connection location two weeks before the event; (706) 447-5195, (706) 790-8500, (803) 649-7694


THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER ROAST & TOAST: ROASTING DEON GRANT: 7 p.m. July 19, Judith Simon Drama Studio, 2548 Deans Bridge Road; Augusta Mini Theatre benefit for Mariah McKie Butler Memorial College Book Scholarship; $50; (706) 722-0598,

AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS: Races start 9 a.m. July 20-22, Savannah River; gates open 8 a.m.; races end around 6 p.m.; no coolers, food, drink allowed to be brought in; food and drinks available onsite; must be 21 to purchase any alcoholic beverages, identification required for armband; benefits Georgia Special Olympics; chairs and blankets allowed; umbrellas allowed on top of the grassy area so they don’t block the view of other spectators; cameras allowed; no pets; series tickets $22 advance, $30 at gate; daily tickets $18 at gate, ages 10 and younger free with an adult; patron badge $60 advance, $70 at gate, includes Thursday Night Patron Party for patrons, drivers and sponsors plus admission to the air conditioned Riverfront Pavilion during the race with indoor concessions, bar, souvenir table and restrooms, closed circuit TV showing race; purchase advance tickets at Georgia Bank and Trust, Four Seasons, from committee members, by phone, (803) 278-4849, or online at, augustasouthern

ALMOST, MAINE: On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways; dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28, Aug. 2-4, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $40, 65 & older, military retirees, DA civilians; active duty E7 & above $38; E6 & below $30; show only $25; (706) 793-8552

AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS NIGHT OF FIRE: 7 p.m. July 20, Augusta Common; augustasouthern

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – LOVERS LANE: 8-11 a.m. July 21, meet at Popeyes to carpool; searching for nesting birds such as Indigo and Painted Buntings; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead;

MVP FOOTBALL CAMP WITH DJ SHOCKLEY, VERRON HAYNES: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21, Augusta Christian; $85, includes all day camp, lunch, autograph and flag football game with pro athletes; (864) 350-1222,

AUGUSTA PRIDE BOARD MEETING: 2-4 p.m. July 21, Metropolitan Community Church, 557 Greene St.;

AUGUSTA MALL CONCERT SERIES – JOHN HOBBS AND ROBERT REID: 7-8:30 p.m. July 21, Augusta Mall; July 28 Mike Frost Jazz featuring Lauren Meccia

AUGUSTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – THE YANKLES: 3 p.m. July 22, Augusta Jewish Community Center; Leah Ronen (706) 228-3636

AUGUSTA AREA ASTHMA DAY CAMP: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23-27, Camp Tanglewood, 4687 Columba Road, Martinez; free camp for ages 6-13 who have asthma; limited space; snacks provided; (706) 721-3554

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

OLP POLAR BEAR SCRAMBLE: Benefits Our Lady of Peace School; registration 11:30 a.m. to 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;



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