Lending a hand
Though a church's predominant goal is to help the soul, some groups are working to help out in smaller, but still meaningful, ways.
STUFF TO DO
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:
CONCERT AND CAR SHOW: 6-10 p.m. First Fridays; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; arts and crafts, live entertainment, cars, trucks, prizes; $5 registration; held by CSRA Road Angels; (706) 831-1793.
The Fried Green Tomato Festival: From noon Saturday to 2 a.m. and noon Sunday to 1 a.m.; Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island; attractions include food, auction and live music; benefits the Special Olympics and Make-A-Wish Foundation; (803) 867-3710.
JAZZ: 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday; Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta; part of the Candlelight Jazz series; $5; picnics and lawn chairs welcome; (706) 821-1754.
FOREVER PLAID: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today-Saturday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, 32100, Third Avenue; $34 civilians, $32 seniors, retirees, civil service civilians, E7 and above, $25 E6 and below, $20 show only; (706) 793-8552.
W;T (WIT): 8 p.m. today-Saturday; Le Chat Noir Theatre, 304 Eighth St.; $15; (706) 394-2259 or (706) 826-0670.
MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave.; featuring The Conundrum on the Crackerjack Cruise; menu: salad, lasagna, green beans, bread sticks and strawberry shortcake; $7; (803) 279-6370.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Singer Frankie Ford is 67. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer (Homicide) is 62. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 51. Actress Kym Karath (Gretl von Trapp in The Sound of Music) is 46. Producer Michael Gelman (Live with Regis and Kelly) is 45. Drummer Rob Cieka of the Boo Radleys is 38. Actor Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) is 38. Actor Andy Hallett (Angel) is 31. Singer-actor Marques Houston of Immature is 25. Actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grace Under Fire) are 14.
Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: (706) 828-2946 or erica.cline@ augustachronicle.com.