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Marine awards

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is accepting submissions for its annual awards program.


Each year, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation presents awards honoring outstanding creative work in preserving the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps.

Marines and civilians are invited to submit their own entries or the work of others by Jan. 9. Categories include historical scholarship, journalism and letters and arts.

Awards will be presented at the foundation’s annual ceremony on April 20.



NAACP branch elections

The Augusta Branch of the NAACP will hold a meeting to receive the report of the nominating committee, nominations by petition and elect the supervisory committee on Oct. 22. Anyone whose membership is current as of April 1 is eligible for nomination for office or as an at-large member of the executive committee.

Meetings will be held at the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. building, third floor conference room, 925 Laney-Walker Blvd.

At the general membership meeting on Nov. 26, the officers and at-large members of the executive committee will be elected. Polls will open from noon to 6 p.m. Voting by proxy is not permitted.

Call (706) 724-0390.


Dinner theater mystery play

Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Witness for the Prosecution at 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 4-6. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

In the play, written by Agatha Christie, a young married man spends a lot of time with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, he is the chief suspect. But Christie has crafted an uncanny triple-flip ending that will have audience members on the edge of their seats.

Tickets are $40 for civilians; $38 for seniors 65 and older, retirees and Department of the Army civilians, and active duty E7 and above and $30 for active duty E6 and below. For the show only, tickets are $25.



Time Machines at Augusta Canal

The Augusta Canal Discovery Walks will present Time Machines, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The walk will begin at the Powder Works Chimney. Guests will use a virtual reality smart phone app to view 19th-century powder mill buildings in 3-D.

Speakers will be Rebecca Rogers, the marketing director for the canal, and the app designers.

Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 per child with an $8 maximum per family.

Call (706) 823-0440.


Border Bash will be Oct. 5

The annual Border Bash will be held Oct. 5 at Augusta Common.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Cowboy Mouth and the Joe Stevenson Band will perform. Hairy Dawg, Cocky and the UGA and USC cheerleaders will also appear.

Tickets are $15 at the gate, $10 in advance. Ages 12 and younger are free. VIP tickets are $50 for adults and $10 for children.

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