PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE: 6-8:30 p.m. today; Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; guest speaker Doug Winters to speak on Six Sigma and Project Management; $25 members, $30 nonmembers; 208-0791.
SACRED HEART REMEMBERS: 5:30-8:30 p.m. today; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; celebrate heritage of Sacred Heart with reception, meeting members who have historical connections to the church; free for members, others $10, $25 per family; 826-4700.
RAPE CRISIS VOLUNTEER TRAINING: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 6-9 p.m. Monday; University Hospital Conference Rooms 1-5, 1350 Walton Way; addresses issues related to sexual assault, including how cases are investigated, prosecuted; free; 774-2769.
SEPTEMBER FEST: 11 a.m. Saturday; downtown Hephzibah; local bands, arts and crafts, parade, concessions, car show, yard sale, raffles; free.
parkinson's disease support group: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28; St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St.; open forum with Dr. John Morgan, Caroline DiDonato, registered nurse; 855-7690.
HISTORIC AUGUSTA ANTIQUES AUCTION AND GALA: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30; Enterprise Mill Event Center, downtown Augusta; live auction begins at 8 p.m.; proceeds benefit boyhood homes of President Woodrow Wilson and Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar; 724-0436.
SILENT MOVIE NIGHT: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; featuring Phantom of the Opera with organist Ron Carter; talk with the organist at 7:30 p.m.; $10, $25 includes recliner, refreshments; 826-4700.
PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Noon Friday, Oct. 1; Science Building, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; Dr. Laura Hand speaks on Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Development; free, open to the public; 737-1694.
GREEK FESTIVAL: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 1-2, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; Greek music and dancers, traditional Greek food; free; 724-1087.
BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2; Augusta Municipal Golf Course, 2023 Highland Ave.; $25; separate donations to American Heart Association.
HUNGER FOR LIFE VI: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2; Jessye Norman Amphitheater, at Riverwalk Augusta; benefit dance concert with tap, lyrical, modern dance; $8 adults, $6 students, seniors, free for ages 10 and younger; 278-3841.
CELEBRITY MEN'S COOK-OFF: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2; Lake Olmstead; proceeds benefit 30901 Development Corp.; $10 adults, $5 children; 823-0905.
SAVANNAH RIVER/AUGUSTA CANAL ADVENTURE RACE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2; Savannah Rapids Pavilion; explore banks of Savannah River, Augusta Canal on foot, bike, canoe with obstacles and orienteering challenges; register at www.active.com or call (803) 258-1370.
JAGUAR JAUNT: Registration 7-7:45 a.m., race 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2; Maxwell Alumni House, 2339 Maxwell Alumni House; 5K run/walk through Summerville and Augusta State University campus; $12 before Wednesday, Sept. 29, $15 after Sept. 29 with T-shirt, $7 no T-shirt; 737-1759.
LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2; Augusta Common; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual walk; 399-7312.
commissioning ceremony: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7; The Gordon Club Terrace Room, Fort Gordon; with guest speaker Jeffrey Davis, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center inspector instructor; cadets presented with promotions, swords; 796-4959, ext. 231.
blythe fever: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9; downtown Blythe; parade, vendors, live performances, arts and crafts, rides, games and street dance with Shiloh; free; 592-6255.
ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CHEFS SHOWCASE: 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; features area chefs, caterers, restaurants; $20 adults, $10 children 12 and younger; 722-0598.
AN AFTERNOON IN BUENOS AIRES: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; Argentine tango demonstrations; free.
big help day: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16; Faith Food Factory, Golden Harvest Food Bank, 1831 Old Savannah Road; children ages 5-12 to volunteer; free; 736-1199, ext. 208.
AUGUSTA CANAL CLEANUP: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16; boat dock at Lake Olmstead; clean up trash, debris around Augusta Canal by foot, canoe; 863-2324.
instrument petting zoo: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with open dress rehearsal by the Augusta Symphony; free; 826-4705.
SELF HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING FALL CONFERENCE: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 29-30; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; display of products, services, lectures, workshops, developments for those hard of hearing; sponsored by the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People Inc.; 738-2796.
RONALD MCDONALD CHARITIES OF AUGUSTA ANNIVERSARY BASH: 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12; Marion Hatcher Center, downtown Augusta; entertainment, live and silent auctions, raffle, refreshments; $35 a person, $50 couple; sponsorships available; 724-5901.
group counseling services: Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services offers counseling to victims of rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse; all services are free; for more information, call 724-5200.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Service Corps of Retired Executives is expanding its program of business counseling for small-business entrepreneurs and is seeking volunteer counselors; for more information, call 793-9998.
Stitches From the Heart: Seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters, hats for children in the hospital; donated yarn appreciated; (866) 472-6903 or StitchFromHeart@aol.com