Things To Know Friday

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Weather Watch
Summer ends on a hot note, but not too bad.
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Arts In the Heart Festival
The annual Augusta fall festival, which is expected to draw more than 70,000 people downtown, will feature local entertainment, more than 100 artists, 19 cultural associations serving ethnic food, and a children’s area.
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High School Football Night
Most teams are in action. The biggest local rivalry might be Columbia County's Lakeside High (shown here against Thomson) vs. Westside of Richmond County.
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Something Fun
The Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Contact (706) 823-0440 ext. 4 for information.
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Braves Can Clinch
The Atlanta Braves can secure a trip to the playoffs with a victory this afternoon over the Cubs followed by a Washington loss.
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Traffic Watch
The popular annual Arts in the Heart festival downtown will restrict traffic around the Augusta Common. Prepare for many closed streets.
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Global Cooling?
STOCKHOLM — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.

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