You can donate used book bags, uniforms and other school supplies to kids in need through the Links to Learning program, sponsored by Miracle Making Ministries. The program is in need of notebook paper, pens, pencils, rulers and other supplies to distribute at a block party on Saturday, July 29. For more information call 722-8693.
Rapper Lil' Kim is 25.
You can fight summer boredom by immersing yourself in the latest video releases. There's Denzel Washington's Oscar-nominated performance in The Hurricane; the stock market drama Boiler Room; and "teen" comedy Down to You, starring Freddie Prinze Jr.
If you live in Aiken, this is the last day to register for the Parks & Recreation Department's fall soccer league. After today, a $10 late fee will be added to the in-city $35 registration fee or the $52.50 charged out-of-city residents. For more information, call (803) 642-7651 for co-ed or (803) 642-7761 for girls.
Actor Topher Grace (That '70s Show) is 22.
Savage Garden opens its national tour with a performance at Fort Gordon's Barton Field. Make sure you're there to catch opening act Ninedays. The gates open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $20 at the gate, $17 in advance at Regions Bank offices, Pump 'N Shop stores, the Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union, PX customer service, the Gordon Club and Gordon Lanes Bowling Center.
More arena2football league action heats up as the Augusta Stallions tackle the Carolina Rhinos at 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Tickets are $9-$26. For more information about the Stallions, visit augustafootball.com
Singer Kia Thornton of Divine is 19.
You can diversify your athletic knowledge at Summer Sportsfest, a three-week camp starting today. The camp for 11- to 15-year-olds offers archery, fencing and soccer with professional coaches. The registration fee of $110 includes a T-shirt and snacks and beverages daily. For more information, call the Greater Augusta Sports Council at 722-8326.