Originally created 10/25/02

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Looking for something different to do for Halloween?

The hot-footed horses of the National Barrel Horse Association World Championships will take a break from their fleet figure-eights Thursday when participants dress their steeds for the annual Halloween horse-costume contest. Tickets for barrel horse events are $8 per day or $30 for the entire event. Children under 6 are admitted for free. For more information, call 823-3417 or 722-3521.

The Master City Sertoma Club has resurrected its House of Horrors at 3647 Wrightsboro Road. The haunted house will be open to the brave through Thursday from 7 p.m. until. Admission is $6.

The Templeton Family will present its lavish Haunted Graveyard and Trail, 4412 Georgia Highway 24 East in Louisville, from 7 to 11 tonight and Saturday and 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. New scares this year include a working guillotine. Admission is $3; (brave) children 2 and younger admitted free.

Plantation Blood, benefiting Golden Harvest Food Bank, will be open at 690 Furys Ferry Road from 8 to midnight tonight through Sunday and Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 2. Admission is $6, or $5 with two or more canned goods. For more information, call 364-4777.


The Augusta Choral Society will present Haydn's oratorio masterpiece The Creation at 8 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. Tickets are $18 general, $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call 826-4713 or see the Web site www.augustachoralsociety.org.


Comedian Rickey Smiley will bring two shows of down-home Southern humor to the Imperial Theatre tonight at 7:30 and 9:30.

The concert will serve as a warmup for Mr. Smiley, who performs with D.L. Hughley, J. Anthony Brown, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Sommore on the Latham Entertainment Presents tour - a large-scale comedy extravaganza presented by Kings of Comedy promoter Walter Latham. Mr. Smiley will also appear in the Friday sequel Friday After Next, set for a Nov. 22 release.

Tickets are $23. For tickets and information, call (803) 278-4TIX (4849).


The Augusta State University Theater Department continues its run of Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's century-hopping play about love and the laws of thermodynamics, through Sunday. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 general, $5 for seniors and free for ASU students with ID. For more information, call 737-1500.


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