Originally created 10/20/06

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HELP US HELP YOU IN HELPING OTHERS

How are you making a difference in your community?

Are you gathering canned goods for local food pantries? Gathering used shoes, cell phones, eyeglasses to send to third world countries? Need help getting your volunteer organization off the ground?

Saturday, Oct. 28, is the annual Make a Difference Day, and The Augusta Chronicle wants to let readers know what's happening in our area to make life better for others.

If you are planning to work on a volunteer project Oct. 28, let us know the following: What's the organization, when you will meet, where you will meet and what you need to make it work. Send your responses to: Make a Difference Day, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928 or e-mail erica.cline@augustachronicle.com.

For more information about Make a Difference Day, log onto www.usaweekend.com.

The submission deadline is Monday.

STUFF TO DO

Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Today-Oct. 28, Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; gates open at 5 p.m. weekdays and noon weekends; $6 daily; westerncarolinastate fair.com.

COLONIAL TIMES: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; pottery-making, blacksmithing, silversmithing, meat-smoking, fire-cooking, family-oriented historical activities, Faire Wynds Players, marionettes, real wedding, 18th century-style church service; free; (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us.

BOSHEARS SKYFEST: Gates open 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; opening ceremonies 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Daniel Field off Wrightsboro Road; attractions include a history tent, carnival, military demonstrations, skydiving, displays, airplane and helicopter rides, remote-control aircraft; $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; Circle K locations for advance tickets; www.boshears.com.

BIRTHDAYS

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actor William Christopher (M*A*S*H) is 74. Musician Tom Petty is 56. Actor Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings) is 48. Drummer Jim Sonefeld of Hootie & the Blowfish is 42. Rapper Snoop Dogg is 35.

REACH US

Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: (706) 828-2946 or erica.cline@augustachronicle.com.