AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY COLISEUM AUTHORITY: 9 a.m., 601 Seventh St.
AUGUSTA COMMISSION RECREATION DEPARTMENT STUDY SUBcommittee: 10 a.m., eighth floor committee room, municipal building, 530 Greene St.
COLUMBIA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION: 6:30 p.m., Evans Government Center Auditorium
C.T. WALKER TRADITIONAL MAGNET SCHOOL: 6:30 p.m., 1301 Wrightsboro Road. A rededication celebration will be held in the school's auditorium.
LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON: Noon, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; Tickets cost $15. Call (706) 826-4702, ext. 0
TRICK-OR-TROT: 7 p.m., Doors open at 6 p.m., James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St., Call (706) 823-3728. National Barrel Horse Association competitors and their horses will dress up and compete for Halloween.
ARTIST RECEPTION: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. An opening reception for artist Bea Kuhlke. Exhibit will run through Dec. 29. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and weekends by appointment. Call (706) 826-4700.
HARVEST SALE: 10 a.m., Business and Education Building at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The Town and Country Club is sponsoring the sale which features baked goods, floral arrangements, wreaths, art and needlework. The club is open to all women in Aiken. Call (803) 649-9166.
OYSTERS ON TELFAIR: 7 p.m. Gardens of Ware's Folly, 506 Telfair St. Fundraiser for the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Catered by French Market Grille with open bar and music by Crosstie Walkers. Tickets, $65. For reservations, call (706) 722-5495.
FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday; at Trinity Lutheran Home, 213 Laurens St.; sculptures, pottery, paintings, jewelry, neckties, holiday ornaments, woodcrafts, needlework, homemade jams, and baked goods.
Today at the fair
83rd georgia-carolina state fair: Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, Fourth and Hale streets, Augusta; admission costs $7; parking is $5; gates open 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturdays and noon Sundays
Daily admission specials
- Today Augusta Chronicle special, buy one admission ticket, get one free with coupon in today's editions of the paper; Unlimited rides cost $15
- 5:30 p.m.: Swifty Swine pig racing
- 6 p.m.: Children's (12 and younger) costume contest
- 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Local choir or band
- 7:30 p.m.: Swifty Swine pig racing
- 8 p.m.: Dr. Travis Fox, hypnotist
- 9:30 p.m.: Swifty Swine pig racing