The St. Joseph Foundation will present A Ragin' Cajun Casino Night from 7 to 11 today at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. There will be Cajun cuisine by the French Market Grille, casino games provided by the North Augusta Sertoma Club and karaoke entertainment with Tony Howard. Tickets are $75 a person. For more information, call 481-7402.
A financial management and budgeting seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Augusta Museum of History, Classroom 1, 560 Reynolds St. The program, presented by AnneMarie Scully and Neil Harkins, will focus on understanding and interpreting financial statements, assessing internal controls and using financial benchmarks to measure your nonprofit's financial health. The class is $50 for Georgia Center for Nonprofits members, and $65 for nonmembers. For information, call 869-9023.
John Rose, the artist for the comic strip Snuffy Smith, will be on hand for First Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in The Augusta Chronicle lobby, 725 Broad St. See an exhibit of Snuffy Smith cartoons, visit with John Rose and receive a gift drawn by Mr. Rose depicting Augusta, while supplies last. Call 823-3443.
Aquinas High School will hold its 2004 Aquinas Fall Fiesta and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Aquinas High School gymnasium, 1920 Highland Ave. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and a live and silent auction. There also will be a drawing for $1,000. Admission is $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Call 736-5516.
The Salvation Army will host an auto auction at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Salvation Army administrative office, 1384 Greene St. More than 100 vehicles and boats will be sold in an absolute auction. Pre-registration and fleet inspection will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday before the event. Registration of the day of the auction is from 8 to 10 a.m. A $5 registration fee is required to bid. Call 826-7933.
Swamp Saturday at the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will be at 9:30 a.m. at the park, located off Doug Barnard Parkway near Augusta Regional Airport. The event includes a walk through wetlands and swamps. Cameras and binoculars are welcome. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and closed toe shoes. The hike is free. Call 828-2109.
The City of Augusta, The Augusta Richmond County Historical Society, The CSRA Coalition for Fort Gordon and the Imperial Theatre will sponsor citywide events for Veterans Day 2004, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a lecture by Adrian Cronauer, the radio voice of Vietnam and subject of the movie, Good Morning Vietnam. The movie will be shown at 8 p.m.
On Thursday, Nov. 11, there will be a Veterans Day parade beginning at 10 a.m. on the 1300 block of Broad Street and will conclude at Fourth Street, with a ceremony at the All Wars Monument at 11 a.m. The Fort Gordon Color Guard and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will perform. All events are free and open to the public. Call 737-1532.
Enopion Theatre Company will stage Creation at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The play dramatizes the biblical account of man's beginning. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for 12 and younger at the door. For tickets, call 722-8341.