DARKNESS TO LIGHT: STEWARDS FOR CHILDREN: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; child sexual abuse prevention program; reservations required; must arrive by 1:20 p.m.; (706) 737-4631,

AUGUSTA RUGBY CLUB TEAM PRACTICE: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Larry Bray Memorial Pitch, 100 Wood St.; free; pair of cleats or cross trainers, shorts and T-shirt, willingness to learn the sport; open to men 18 and older; (706) 627-9300,

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 15, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 16, Broad Street, between Eighth and 10th streets; Germany, featured country; Global Food Village and Global stage in Augusta Common; weekend badge $5 advance, $7 at gate, ages 10 & younger free; streets will be closed for the festival – 200 block of Eighth, Broad to Ellis closes at midnight Sept. 11; 100 block of Ninth, Broad to Jones closes at midnight Sept. 11; Macartan Street closes at midnight Sept. 13; Broad Street from Seventh to 10th, both east and westbound closes at midnight Sept. 13; streets reopen as soon as they are cleared after closing ceremonies Sept. 16; towing company will remove any vehicles parked on closed streets, cars will be towed to the Municipal Building parking lot; map on the Festival Web site for parking and alternative routes to Broad, Eighth and Ninth Streets;

LEONARD “PORKCHOP” ZIMMERMAN: LOVE STORIES OPENING RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 14, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art; free, open to the public; exhibit through Oct. 19;

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE – DR. ROB FOSTER: Jazz; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, departs from Enterprise Mill; $25; adult oriented, young children and infants discouraged as they may disturb other passengers; (706) 823-0440, ext. 4,

HUISMAN SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION SICKLE CELL BANQUET: 7-11:30 p.m. Sept. 14, The Gordon Club, 846 Brainard Ave., Fort Gordon; $35;

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC SOUTHERN SOUL & SONG – RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; first of the Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series; $37, $24, $19, $13; series $185, $120, $95, $65; on sale 10 a.m. June 19;

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

NATIONAL TELL A POLICE OFFICER “THANK YOU” DAY COOKOUT: Free for all police, $5 others; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15, Woodcrest Apartments clubhouse, 1811 Sibley Road; held by The Whole Truth Project; Sheila C. Harris, (256) 861-6144,


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;

OKA CHAFFA INDIAN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; American Indian drumming and dancing; hoop dancers; Aztec dancers; warrior on horseback; Thunder, the American Bison; native arts, crafts and clothing, Indian village; Muscogee Creek settlement; demonstrations of mapping, fire by friction, hide tanning, archery, blowgun competitions; environmental and wildlife displays; birds of prey show; native storytellers and flute players; kid’s activities; audience participation; American Indian cuisine such as buffalo, roasted corn, pima wraps, fry-bread; (706) 828-2109



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