Originally created 11/25/03

Xtreme calendar



TODAY

Trim the tree with Augusta Mayor Bob Young and local entertainers at the Festival of Lights at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Augusta Common, in the 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets. Admission is free.

On VHS or DVD: Watch Jim Carrey rule the world after he's given all of God's powers for one week in the comedy Bruce Almighty. Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman regroup in X-2: X-Men United as the battle between man and mutant is taken to another level.

Missy Elliott is back with This Is Not a Test; Puddle of Mudd returns with Life on Display; Enrique Iglesias' latest is 7; and Nelly Furtado is back with Folklore.

WEDNESDAY

In theaters: Eddie Murphy plays a real estate agent who visits a house with some unexpected guests in Haunted Mansion. Archaeology students discover a door to the past in Timeline. Billy Bob Thornton stars as con man who learns the meaning of Christmas in Bad Santa. See Wednesday's Peek section for movie critic Roger Ebert's reviews.

Pick up a copy of ESPN College Hoops for PlayStation 2, complete with fight songs and mascots.

THURSDAY

Happy Thanksgiving! The 77th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs from 9 a.m. to noon on WAGT-TV (Channel 26).

SATURDAY

Pig Out at the town of Salley's Chitlin' Strut. Country music singer Billy Currington headlines the festivities, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Salley, about 45 minutes east of downtown Aiken. Enjoy rides, hog calling, parades, food and more at the Salley Civic Center fairgrounds, 230 Pine St. N.W. Admission is $4.

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