Originally created 05/27/05

Living briefs



Stuff to do

Here's a look at some Memorial Day events:

Red, white and blue celebration: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday , Columbia County Justice Center, 640 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; parade, special guests include Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks, U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, musical entertainment by U.S. Signal Corps Band, fireworks at 9 p.m.; (706) 312-7415.

Memorial weekend program: 8:30 a.m. Saturday , Veterans Memorial Park, off U.S. Highway 278, Barnwell, S.C.; with U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina Rep. Lonnie Hosey, city, county officials; with guest speaker John Gustafson, helicopter gunner; crew members from World War II ship USS Barnwell will present city with portrait; free; sponsored by Salkehatchie Chapter 828 Vietnam Veterans of America; (803) 259-1687.

Honor the warrior, not the war: 7 p.m. Sunday , Veterans Plaza, Federal Courthouse, on Eighth and Telfair streets; free.

All-American Memorial Day concert: 7 p.m. Monday, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; features patriotic music, military marches, traditional favorites; free; 722-0077 or www.augustaconcertband.org.

Memorial Day service: 10 a.m. Monday , Bellevue Memorial Gardens, 4501 Wrightsboro Road; with Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau, performances by Paul Roberts and Company, The Byrd Family, Cheryl Pickard, Paula Kirchhofer; refreshments provided; free; 863-2570.

Memorial Day ceremony: 9 a.m. Monday , Georgia War Veterans Home, 1101 15th St.; with guest speaker Col. John H. Belser Jr.; 721-2531.

Birthdays

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actor Christopher Lee is 83. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 69. Actor Richard Schiff (The West Wing) is 50. Singer Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees is 48. Actor Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes) is 40. Actor Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind) is 34. Rapper Andre 3000 of OutKast is 31. Rapper Jadakiss is 30.REACH US

Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or erica.cline@augustachronicle.com.