Lordy lordy, The Nanny's 40. It's actress Fran Drescher's birthday.
And, some kind of wonderful - actor Eric Stoltz is 36.
You can chat with NASA official Donna Shirley at 9 p.m. on America Online. You'll get an update on the Mars mission from Dr. Shirley, manager of the NASA Mars Exploration Program Office. Log into Location: Odeon. Keyword: Space.
Alan Jackson and Deana Carter perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. Tickets are $25.50 and are available at the box office and Ticketmaster outlets.
Caroline Rhea, Aunt Hilda on ABC's Sabrina the Teenage Witch, talks about the Friday comedy at 10 p.m. on America Online. Location: Bowl. Keyword: Oldsmobile.
Author Kurt Vonnegut will be on American Online discussing his new book Timequake at 9 p.m. at Location: Globe. Keyword: BarnesandNoble.
It's a busy football Friday night, with Hephzibah playing top AAAA-ranked Lowndes County at Valdosta, Ga.; Butler way down the road at Bainbridge, Ga.; Richmond Academy at Glenn Hills; and Josey at Greenbrier. In South Carolina, Aiken is host to Lexington; Barnwell travels to Allendale-Fairfax; Midland Valley is host to Newberry; North Augusta is host to Orangeburg-Wilkinson; South Aiken plays at Airport; Strom Thurmond is host to Eau Claire; and Wagener-Salley plays at Elloree.
SCREAM! Neve Campbell turns 24.
Rappers Ice Cube, Mack 10 and W.C. headline a show at 8 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Tickets are $19 in advance, and $21 the day of the show. Tickets are available at Home Folks News and Records, Pyramid Music, 4Korner Records & Tapes and Ticketmaster outlets.
Westside plays host to Thomson in football action.
Gear up ghouls and goblins - it's the first night of the House of Horrors presented by Masters City Sertoma and Y-105.7 FM at 7 p.m. on Wrightsboro Road, one mile west of Bobby Jones Expressway. It's open 7 p.m. to midnight weekends and 7-10 p.m. weekdays through Nov. A $5 donation requested, which benefits local charities. Call Mike Tucker, 651-1717.
Silent film comedian Oliver Hardy is honored with a festival in his hometown of Harlem. Highlights include a parade at 10 a.m. and street dance at 7 p.m. on Main Street.
Another hometown hero, bluesman Blind Willie McTell, is honored with a festival, this time in Thomson. There's a plethora of blues performers at the Blind Willie Blues Festival, from 1 to 9 p.m. at the festival site, two miles north of Interstate 20, at Exit 59, to Stagecoach Road. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 day of event. They are available at the Thomson-McDuffie County Tourism Convention Visitors Bureau. Call (706) 595-5584.