Originally created 12/01/05

This week



Member holiday drop-in: 6- p.m. today; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; activities, entertainment and refreshments for members; 821-0646

Augusta Advertising Federation Meeting: noon today; The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road; presentation on Chick-Fil-A's national marketing campaign; $20 guests, $15 associate members, students; corporate members free; www.augustaadfed.com/rsvp

AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; Fort Gordon Dinner Theater Production; Bldg. 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken and marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552

FINE ARTS QUARTET: 8 p.m. Friday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2400 Walton Way; $20; free with a valid ASU ID; 790-9274

A MIRACLE IN BETHLEHEM: 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Miracle Baptist Church, 1308 Hephzibah-McBean Road; outdoor, walk-through tour recreating the birth of Jesus; hot chocolate and snacks; free; 592-5129

THE SCIENCE OF TOYS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Knox Gallery, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; free with paid general admission; $8 adults, $6 seniors, active military, children ages 4-17, free children 3 and younger; call 821-0607

The Muppet Christmas Carol: 2 p.m. Saturday; Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; free; 821-0646

SWAMP SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 540 Telfair St.; free volunteer-led hikes; call in advance for groups; 828-2109

2HYPNOTIST GARY CONRAD: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; show rated PG-16; $12; 793-8552

martinez christmas parade: 2 p.m. Sunday; starts at the intersection of Ronald Reagan Drive, turns left on Washington Road, proceeds to Belair Road, turns right and ends at Belair Elementary School; 279-8326

Tuesday's Music Live: 11 a.m. concert, noon lunch, Tuesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; The Roger Denning Memorial Concert with The Accidentals; lunch by Poppy Seeds; lunch $7, reservations required for lunch; free concert; 722-3463

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS WITH ROBIN BULLOCK AND STEVE BAUGHMAN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road; $12.50 in advance, $14 day of the concert; tickets available through Broadstrokes Gallery; 774-1026 or 267-5416

UPCOMING

Bike Tour: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 540 Telfair St.; 15 mile ride with Andy Jordan; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; register by Thursday, Dec. 8; 828-2109

POPS! AT THE BELL: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND A CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9; Bell Auditorium. 712 Telfair St.; $10, $30, $40; 722-3521

CHRISTMAS AT THE LAKES: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9; Diamond Lakes Community Center, 103 Diamond Lakes Way; pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, vendors; official ID picture day for annual pass holders; 772-2418

HOLIDAY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Dec. 19-23; 1 Seventh St.; five camps, grades kindergarten-fifth grade; Fort Discovery, members - $30 per day or $125 per week; nonmembers - $35 per day or $150 per week; apply by Friday, Dec. 9; 821-0646

Augusta Christmas Fantasy Parade: 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; Broad Street Augusta; 722-2225

Augusta Concert Band Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St.; free; featuring Ben & Keeters Puppets, Flo Carter and presentation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated by "Trooper" Terry Sams; 722-0077

AUGUSTA CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College, 1235 15th St.; $15 adults, $5 students; tickets available at door; 738-0746

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50 adults and children; 733-7043

MESSIAH AND MORE!: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; Augusta Choral Society and professional orchestra production; $21 adults, $17 ages 12 and younger; 826-4713

ONGOING

CAR SEAT CLASS: Third Mondays; 9:30 a.m. to noon; first floor of the Children's Medical Center Conference Center, 1447 Harper St.; taught by Child Passenger Safety Technicians from SAFE KIDS of East Central Georgia Coalition; $5 registration fee; registration required; 721-5437

Stitches From the Heart: Seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters and hats for children in the hospital; donations of yarn appreciated; (866) 472-6903

Volunteers needed: AARP Tax-Aide seeks people to help seniors prepare their tax returns; computer experience preferred; for more information, call 210-3048

Singles Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Saturdays; Westside High School, 1701 15th St.; admission -- $5 members, $7 nonmembers -- includes dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m.; refreshments; sponsored by the Christian Social Association for Single Adults; 737-4944