Originally created 08/20/05

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Entertainment events and activities for this week include:


SUMMERFEST: Summerfest will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cross Creek High School, 3855 Old Waynesboro Road. There will be a car, truck and bike show; crafts; children's games; and entertainment. Proceeds will go to Cross Creek's football program. For more information, call 790-5885.

REPUBLICAN PARTY GALA: The Richmond County Republican Party Gala will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St. Local, state and national government officials are scheduled to attend. General admission costs $50, or $75 for two guests. The VIP reception and party tickets cost $150, or $250 for two guests.

HARMONY RIVER CHORUS: Adelines in the Attic, presented by the Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, will be at 8 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and active-duty military, and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 722-8341.


DAWG DAYS AT CUDOS: The first annual Dawg Days at Cudos will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Cudos, 1257 Augusta West Parkway. There will be a showcase of championship rings from Super Bowls, the World Series and the 2002 University of Georgia Bulldogs SEC Championship. Members of the UGA cheerleading squad; Hairy Dawg; and Hershel, Uga IV's nephew, will attend. Tickets cost $5 for each photo and $1 each for food and beverage tickets. Proceeds benefit Child Enrichment. For more information, call 737-8383.

Back in time

Today in regional history:

AUG. 20, 1973

The Commandant's House, boyhood home of Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Vincent Benet, will be designated a National Historic Landmark Tuesday morning during a ceremony at the house on 2500 Walton Way.

The Commandant's House is part of the old Augusta Arsenal and was the home of Col. J. Walker Benet and family when the colonel assumed the command of the arsenal in the middle of 1911. Both Stephen and his brother, William, later because important literary figures. Stephen lived in the Commandant's House until the autumn of 1915. During July and August of that year, he wrote Five Men and Pompey, a series of dramatic monologues in verse.

He is best know for John Brown's Body. ... It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1929.


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