Upcoming Calendar



YPA COFFEE & CONVERSATION: 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, New Moon Cafe; free coffee and networking before work; connect in a fun and less formalized atmosphere; open to the public facebook.com/events/711535325539207

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 30901 Development Corp. Inc., 1446 Lee Beard Way; (706) 823-0905

2013 STUFF THE BUS: School supply drive held by United Way; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26, Kroc Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27, Walmart in Waynesboro, Ga.; on site collection of school supply donations; cash donations also accepted and used to purchase supplies; benefits at-risk students; free lunch of hot dogs and lemonade for those delivering donations; list of needed school supplies online; uwcsra.org

AUGUSTA HARLEY-DAVIDSON CAR & BIKE SHOW: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Belair Frontage Road; prizes for top three bikes, Best in Show and Best Paint; benefits CSRA Humane Society; special category for (pre-1982) classic bikes; food, beverages, vendors, music by Psycho Devilles; 1940’s styled Pin-Up Girl Contest 1 p.m.; day-of registration only 8:30-10:30 a.m.: winners announced 2:30 p.m.; free for spectators; entry fee $20 per car/$10 per bike; augustahd.com

AUGUSTA OUTDOOR EXPO: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; hunting, fishing, archery, shooting, taxidermy, off-road, more; Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education with Bald Eagles, hawks, falcons, snakes, reptiles, more; vendors; Wild Cheff Denny Corriveau; the General Lee; speakers, door prizes, more; advance $15, ages 3-15 $10; event day $20, $15; ages 2 and younger free; http://augustaoutdoorexpo.com

AVERYS ANGELS GASTROSCHISIS AWARENESS DAY: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road; free cake, hot dogs, wings, popcorn; soda and water for sale; games, sidewalk chalk contest; averysangels.org/GA_Support_Page.html

SPARK WINNER SASSETT WEST, AKA ABSTRACT C.I.M, THANK YOU PARTY: LINKS TO OUR LEGACY: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; in honor of all the support received from the community; free

MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, Warren Baptist Church, 3202 Washington Road; prayers 8 a.m., breakfast 9 a.m.; Dr. David McKinley, the Rev. Gregory Young, Commissioner Matt Aitken and Mayor Deke Copmenhaver; reservations required – mayorsprayerbreakfast
@yeslord.com; (706) 796-2091, (706) 833-7426

MILITARY RECRUITMENT JOB FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, US Army Reserve Center, 719 15th St., Building 14401, Fort Gordon; The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Defense and Georgia National Guard, will host several law enforcement agencies and the GEO Group; approximately 1,100 jobs available for military personnel returning from duty; open to active duty military personnel, Army reservists, veterans and civilians who register online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MilitaryJobFair; dcor.state.ga.us

SMOKEFREE VOICES FOR AUGUSTA: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, Applebee’s, 3117 Washington Road; free concert and supporter rally for BreathEasy Augusta; BreathEasyAugusta.org


HOW TO BREAK THROUGH BRICK WALLS: 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; Augusta Genealogical Society meeting; Michele Lewis, speaker; free, open to the public; augustagensociety.org

NAVY DAY BALL GOLF CLASSIC: Friday, Aug. 2, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, Fort Gordon; registration 7 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m.; $50 per player (cash only), includes greens fee, cart, range balls, lunch following event; four player scramble; benefits CSRA Navy Day Ball; (706) 361-4452, (706) 834-0177, tournevents.com/csranavyball

SAVANNAH RIVER SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON’S SAFE BOATING COURSE: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Fire Station No. 1 Classroom, 1 Broad St.; learn safe boating skills from certified instructors; $29, includes materials; registration required; (706) 737-8113, pharris1@gru.edu, usps.org/localusps/savannahriver

BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, For His Kingdom Enterprises, 1755B Gordon Highway; free school supplies distributed; free hot dogs and other snacks (one per person); free haircuts for boys ages 5-16; (706) 402-0598, (706) 294-0486; accepting donations of school supplies and little girl hair accessories; drop off supplies Salon Ambience, 2542A Milledgeville Road, For His Kingdom Enterprises or Macedonia Baptist Church, 1828 Wrightsboro Road

AUGUSTA TRAINING SHOP CORNHOLE CHALLENGE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, James Brown Arena Exhibit Hall, 601 Seventh St.; cash prizes for first, second and third place; sponsorship $500, includes two personalized wooden Cornhole Boards, entry for a team of two into the Cornhole Challenge and two spectator tickets; $110 per two person team; $10 spectators (available day of event); (706) 262-4556, www.augustatrainingshop.com

GEORGIA TAX FREE WEEKENDS: Aug. 9 and 10 – school supplies – general school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a sales price of $20 or less per item; computers – single purchases, with a sales price of $1,000 or less, of personal computers and personal computer-related accessories. The exemption excludes cellular devices, furniture and computer-related accessories designed for recreational use; clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100 or less per item. The exemption excludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches and watchbands; Oct. 4-6 – energy and water efficient products up to $1,500; etax.dor.ga.gov

VOICES LESS HEARD: WHERE ARE MY ANCESTORS: Check in 8-8:45 a.m.; seminar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; Augusta Genealogical Society, co-sponsor; $40 members, $45 others; registration required by Aug. 1; augustagensociety.org

THE ARCHEOLOGY OF THE DEAD: Dinner (on your own) 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, T-Bonz, 2856 Washington Road; program follows dinner; Thomas Gresham, speaker; free program on the archaeology of cemeteries, open to public

WILL DOWNING WITH NAJEE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; rhythm and blues and jazz sensation Will Downing along with Najee, smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist; benefits DeAnna Williams Heffner Kidney Transplant Fund; $35, $42, $60, $65; bit.ly/17AZ4W1

RUSSELL JOEL BROWN IN CONCERT: Broadway and Beyond: 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, Maxwell Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Benefits Jessye Norman School of the Arts; also performing dancer Justin Reeves and singers from the school; $40 adults, $20 students under 25 with a valid student ID; tickets available at Jessyenormanschool.org and Maxwell Theatre Box Office; (706) 667-4100

DOCTORS WHO COOK: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; nearly 100 area doctors trading in their white coats for chef’s aprons, creating and serving culinary masterpieces; limited seating, reservations required; Children’s Heart Program, host; $150 per person; advance tickets required; tickets available by phone and online; (706) 738-7976, chpvc.org/doctorswhocook

THIRD ANNUAL STOP DA STIGMA RED PARTY: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Gracewood Community Center, 2309 Tobacco Road; HIV/AIDS awareness; food, open bar, DJ, entertainment, door prizes, raffle of a $50 gas card; $20;

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB: Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28, and Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 10-12, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; enter at Gate 1 on Gordon Highway; ages 16 years old and older must present a valid ID, and drivers must present proof of insurance and car registration; reservations required; $30 show only; $35 active duty E6 and below; $42 active duty E7 and above, age 65 and up, retirees, DA civilians; $45 civilians; (706) 793-8552, fortgordon.com/theatre.php

AUDITIONS: FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE PRODUCTION OF MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 7 and 8, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; (706) 793-8552, fortgordon.com/theatre/php

GEORGIA TAX FREE WEEKEND: Oct. 4-6 – energy and water efficient products up to $1,500; etax.dor.ga.gov

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, and Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; enter at Gate 1 on Gordon Highway; ages 16 years old and older must present a valid ID, and drivers must present proof of insurance and car registration; reservations required; $30 show only; $35 active duty E6 and below; $42 active duty E7 and above, age 65 and up, retirees, DA civilians; $45 civilians; (706) 793-8552, fortgordon.com/theatre.php


JOY OF SIGNING: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays (except Nov. 28), Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; learn sign language; Joyce Jones, instructor; free; registration not required

GED CLASSES: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays (except Nov. 28 and Dec. 31), Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; register in class; PINES library card required; free

AUGUSTA RECYCLING COLLECTION: Recycle up to five scrap tires and home electronics; third Saturday each month, call for location; free; (855) GOT-TIRES, augustasolidwaste.com

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 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, csrahumanesociety.org

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; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; (706) 724-4067, bit.ly/S1QyIJ

ST. STEPHEN’S MINISTRY OF AUGUSTA INC. BOARD MEETINGS: 5:30 p.m. third Mondays, 924 Greene St.

CRAZY TURKS MONDAYS BIKE NIGHT: 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 28, Crazy Turks Pizza, 2910 Washington Road; benefits Augusta Warrior Project

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; Nicky McGarity, instructor; no registration required; free

ARC GROWERS MEETING: 7:30-9 a.m. fourth Tuesdays excluding December, Forest Hills Golf Course; augustaga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=200&month=5&year=2013&day=28&calType=0

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAMS: Through Sept. 1, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; free admission to active duty military personnel, including National Guard and members of the Reserve, as well as their families; through Sept. 1; arts.gov/bluestarmuseums



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