Originally created 10/10/05

The week ahead



MONDAY

TAG OFFICES CLOSED: All tag offices in Richmond and Columbia counties will be closed today because of a computer upgrade in Atlanta that began Friday. The Tax Commissioners' Property Tax sections, however, will be open for taxpayer service in both counties. The tag offices will reopen Tuesday.

RUBY PAYNE NATIONAL TOUR: A two-day workshop on learning to work with pupils from poverty will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christenberry Fieldhouse, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Led by author Dr. Ruby Payne, the workshop will help teachers, social workers, administrators and others understand and learn how to work with pupils from poverty. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 737-1499.

TUESDAY

THE BLACK AND BLUE GAME: The Salvation Army and Augusta Lynx will face-off in a two-period, scrimmage hockey match at 6:30 p.m. at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. Parking and admission are free. Donations for the Salvation Army will be accepted at the main entrance on the Seventh Street side of the arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call 724-4423.

THURSDAY

ARCHAEOLOGY MEETING: The Augusta Archaeological Society will meet today at Lone Star Cafe and Steakhouse, 2744 Washington Road. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., the meeting at 8. The meeting is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 863-7964.

FRIDAY

FALL FESTIVAL AND DANCE: The Aiken Civic Ballet Company will perform the Fall Festival and Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. There will be special performances by ballet alumni J.R. Williams Jr., Danielle Doucet, Kate Madden and Nikki Rhoden. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call the box office at 641-3305.

HERITAGE JUBILEE: The free event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Edgefield Soccer Field Complex, U.S. Highway 25, Business District Road. It will feature a cook-off, performance by the Brasstyme Band and Jimbo Durham, arts, crafts, carnival rides, an ugly-dog contest, a car and motorcycle show, bingo, and helicopter rides for a fee. The event will start at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 637-3393.

SATURDAY

BOSHEARS SKYFEST: The 13th annual air show will continue through Sunday at Daniel Field, at the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Highland Avenue. There will be military demonstrations, automobile contests, carnival rides, airplane and helicopter rides, vintage warbirds, wing walking and more. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Everyone 12 and younger will be admitted free. Circle K stores are selling advance tickets. On-field parking is free. For more information, visit www.boshears.com.

FALL FESTIVAL: The Episcopal Day School will hold its fall festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 2248 Walton Way. There will be games, prizes, bingo and food. For more information, call 729-9900.

DEMOCRATIC MEETING: The Richmond County Democratic Party will holds its October breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. at IBEW Union Hall, 1250 Reynolds St. The program will feature Jim Martin, a former representative in the Georgia Legislature and candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in the 2006 election. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call 733-0190.

COLONIAL TIMES, A DAY TO REMEMBER: Potters, blacksmiths, silversmiths and meat smoking will be featured at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Living History Park, Spring Grove and Lake avenues, North Augusta. For more information, visit www.colonialtimes.us.