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Library contest


The Augusta-Richmond County Library is accepting entries in the 2013 Young Adult Ghost Story Contest.

Stories should be 1,000 words or less. Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions: 11-12, 13-15 and 16-17 at the Monthly Scavenger Hunt, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Headquarters Library.

For more information, visit, call (706) 434-2036 or (706) 821-2615, or e-mail


Survivor’s walk

SafeHomes of Augusta will hold its annual Survivor’s Walk on Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Georgia Regents University quadrangle lawn.

The walk will be held in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For more information, call (706) 736-2499 or visit


Ghost trolley

The Augusta Ghost Trolley offers eerie tales of Augusta’s past through ghost stories and urban legends as it leads guests on tours of Augusta’s landmarks.

The trolley departs from the Book Tavern in the JB White Building on Broad Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Nov. 2. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets are $25, $15 for ages 5-12. Discounted group rates are available.

For more information, visit


Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will be held at the Augusta Common Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.

The festival will feature a Halloween costume party and music by the Kenny George Band, Acosta, Delta Cane, Kyle Smith & Friends. F.O.C.U.S., New Holland Road and Daniel Johnson.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $12 at the gate. Children 15 and younger get in free.

For more information, visit


Elvis show

Elvis impersonator David Lee will be in concert Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Senior Citizen’s Council.

The concert will be held at the Boathouse and will feature dinner and the show, a cash bar, dessert bar, silent auction and a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card.

Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. Concert-only tickets are available for $10.

For more information, call (706) 686-0120 or (706) 231-3510, or www.senior


Volunteer training

The Salvation Army will hold volunteer training emergency disaster services at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31 at its offices at 1384 Greene St.

The training is for disaster workers who have limited experience. It includes an overview of the Salvation Army’s mission and its role within disaster work.

To learn more, visit


Harvest Ball

The Savannah River Sail and Power Squadron will hold the 21st Annual Harvest Ball at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Julian Smith Casino.

The ball will feature a dinner, dance and silent auction. Proceeds from the auction benefit area scholars and literacy providers.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For more information, call (706) 737-8113.


Edwin McCain concert

Edwin McCain will perform at Enterprise Mill at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 to benefit Golden Harvest Food Bank.

The concert is part of the the food bank’s Feedback Sessions, a series of acoustic concerts highlighting popular artists and songwriters in an intimate setting.

Tickets are $75 per couple and $40 per person and includes concert, hors d’oeuvres and parking.

McCain is best known for his hits I’ll Be and I Could Not Ask For More.

For more information, visit



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