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

NIGHTMARE PLANTATION: 7 p.m. to midnight, today-Saturday, Nov. 1-3, Dodge Plantation, 1110 Dodge Lane, Grovetown; benefits Wounded Warrior Project and Channeled Paths; $20 Thursday-Saturday and Halloween, $15 Sunday; for ages 14 and older,

PLANTATION BLOOD: 7 p.m. today-Saturday, Nov. 1-3, Plantation Blood, 4127 Wallie Ave.; $22; (706) 793-3100,

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART’S ANNUAL OYSTERS ON TELFAIR: 7 p.m. today, Nov. 1, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St.; Cajun cuisine, music, art auction, more; Biennial Augusta State University Art Faculty Exhibition unveiled; $65, $50 members of Contemporaries; (706) 722-5495

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 PHOTO FESTIVAL – FIRST FRIDAY PHOTO STROLL: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Artists’ Row, 1000 Broad St., Augusta; Galleries of Artists’ Row celebrate Augusta Photo Festival 2012: Artistic Perceptions, OddFellows Art Gallery, Zimmerman Gallery, Gallery on the Row, Art on Broad, Morris Museum of Art; free;

AUGUSTA GHOST TROLLEY: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through November, Departs from Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; 90-minute tour; not affiliated with museum nor visitors center; 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; adults $22, ages 5-12 $12, reservations required; (706) 814-5333,

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;

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST: Friday 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 to 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Graystone Ranch, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah; exotic animal tours, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hay rides, more; haunted forest from dark to 10:30 p.m.; fireworks over Lake Thurmond, Halloween treat bag for every child; $10;

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. Saturday, Nov. 3, Goshen Plantation Golf Club; $55 per golfer or $200 per team, includes cart, lunch; golf attire required;

HARVEST BALL: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; 20th annual dinner, dance and silent auction; music by the Escorts, ballroom, shag and line dancing, cash bar; dance benefits scholarship funds of Savannah River Sail and Power Squadron, auction benefits Metro Adult Literacy Council and Augsuta State University’s Born To Read Literacy Center; $20 advance, $25 at door; (706) 737-8113

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

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES SYMPHONY SERIES: PASSION’S VOICE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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,

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF AUGUSTA: 1:30-3:15 p.m. Saturdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; Tickets available at Augusta Visitors Center; tour museum, then board Lady Libby trolley; explore downtown, tales of Augusta history; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; $12; (706) 724-4067,

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;

AUGUSTA CIVIL WAR 1862 SYMPOSIUM – MAKING WAR: SOUTHERN INDUSTRIALIZATION: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, morning session 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Kroc Center; afternoon session 1-4:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Augusta Canal Interpretive Center; focuses on the Civil War’s impact on this city; Georgia’s Industrialization and the Confederate War Effort 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Morris Museum of Art; Friday free, Saturday $30 (includes lunch, tour and all lectures), registration required by Nov. 5; (706) 823-0440, ext. 7, (“CW150 Symposium” in the subject line), mail check or money order made out to the Augusta Canal Authority to Holley Madden, Augusta Canal, 1450 Greene St. Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901 (include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the number of attendees, and the days you wish to attend);

FORT GORDON TOASTMASTERS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Fort Gordon Signal Tower, 504 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon; Practice leadership and public speaking skills; Wednesdays at the Organizational Conference Room (Fish Bowl) at the base of Signal Tower on Chamberlain Avenue, next to the Signal Corps Museum and Chef Redd’s Cafe; open to the public,

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTION HOURS: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; home with a fenced yard required for dog adoptions; home inspection may be required; adoption fees $125 cats, $125-$175 dogs; (706) 261-PETS,


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;

WJBF & THE SALVATION ARMY TURKEY TROT 10K: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St.; Giving away prizes to participants with the best 80’s outfits; 9 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run, 10 a.m. Wheelchair Race, 10:15 a.m. 10K Race; benefits The Salvation Army of Augusta; $35 advance, $40 late, $45 race day;

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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