WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOTS DAY FUN IN THE SUN: 10 a.m. today, Oct. 25, Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way, Augusta; Floats, food for children and supporters; football coach Steve Hibbitts on site

GOODWILL JOB CONNECTIONS’ HISPANIC DIVERSITY CAREER EXPO: 1-4 p.m. today, Oct. 25, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; over 25 vendors on site with current job openings – including community resources;

NIGHTMARE PLANTATION: 7 p.m. to midnight today, Oct. 25, Dodge Plantation, 1110 Dodge Lane, Grovetown; Benefits Wounded Warrior Project and Channeled Paths; for ages 14 and older; $20 Thursday-Saturday and Halloween, $15 Sunday;

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: THE FOUR TOPS: 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 25, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; one of Motown’s elite groups, known for doo-wop, jazz, soul, R&B, pop, hard rock, show tunes; $15, $25, $40; (706) 826-4735,

STEED’S DAIRY FARM: 4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; corn “maize” 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18; $12, ages 2 and younger free; last ticket sold one hour before closing;

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – MERRY BROTHERS BRICKYARD PONDS: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Merry Brothers Brickyard Ponds, Off Doug Barnard Parkway near Gordon Highway; Look for late migrant birds, winter birds moving in and early ducks; meet in parking lot to carpool; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; free;

JAMES BROWN TURKEY GIVEAWAY REGISTRATION: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, May Park, 622 Fourth St.; registration only at May Park; giveaway 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at Dyess Park; must bring valid state identification and a utility bill to register; free; (706) 267-4151,

AUGUSTA CANAL DISCOVERY WALKS: GRANITE REMINDERS: Westview Cemetery tour with Julie Boone, Augusta Canal Interpretive Guide; 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, meet at Augusta Canal, cemetery entrance, 2051 Division St.; $2 adult, $1 child – $8 maximum per family group; $2 adult, $1 child – $8 maximum per family group

KACKLEBERRY FARM: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11, Kackleberry Farm, 1025 Verdree Road, Louisville, Ga.; eight-acre corn “maize” in shape of a person riding a zipline; take a flashlight after dark; ziplines, pumpkin patch, barnyard, hay jump, korn kannons, steer roping, duck racing, jumping pillow, Black Hole slie, human hamster wheel, peddlecarts; $12, ages 65 and older $8, military, law enforcement and medical personnel $9 with ID, ages 2 and younger free;

WESTMINSTER FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Westminster Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta; inflatables, the bake hut, a fun stage, hula-hooping, doughnut-eating, a bubble-blowing contest, more; $15, free for parents and ages 4 and younger;

COMMUNITY TRUNK OR TREAT: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Belle-Terrace Presbyterian Church, 2454 Golden Camp Road; games, candy, free food, free photos

GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; featuring Claude Deuce, Big Al, Abraham Brothers, Denice Glasker, BLESS-ED; $20; call for tickets (706) 877-5499

LE CHAT NOIR: BLACK CAT BALL: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St., Augusta; Annual Halloween party with DJ, food, drink, costume contest; $10; (706) 722-3322,


AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM: 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Augusta Museum of History; author Barbara Seaborn, speaker; free; (706) 854-8685

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;

WESTMINSTER EVENING OF THEATRE: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig, and Improv Explosion! by the Westminster Improv Troupe; $15 adults, $10 students and alumni, $5 children;

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES SYMPHONY SERIES: PASSION’S VOICE: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Bartok, Floyd, Verdi, Berlioz; guest artist Jeffery Wells, baritone; $10, $15, $20, $45; (706) 826-4735,

KIDS SAFETY SELF DEFENSE COURSE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, Evans Martial Arts & Evans Fight Shop, 4534 Washington Road, Suite 5 (Eagle Point Plaza), Evans; For ages 4 to 12; learn basic self defense moves; Sgt. Daniel Massey from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department in attendance providing ID-A-Child packets including a color photo and fingerprint card of the participating child; $20 advance, $25 at door; (706) 755-2098, (706) 550-5591,

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

14TH ANNUAL KICKS 99 GUITAR PULL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Lauren Alaina; benefits Million Pennies for Kids Campaign, part of the United Way; $35;

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Christmas music and multimedia effects; the spirit of the season comes alive; $55, $60, $65;

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE: Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; An international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life and perform astonishing feats; $45, $50, $55;

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: HOLIDAY POPS!: Friday 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.a; Joe Gransden, trumpet and Trio playing holiday favorites with Symphony Orchestra Augusta; $15, $25, $40; (706) 826-4735,



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