Originally created 11/12/06

Across the river



FOOD DRIVE FOR THANKSGIVING: Canned goods and other items will be collected by Paine College, 1235 15th St., through Monday, Nov. 20; donations will be given to a food bank; (706) 821-8298

MERCYME, AUDIO ADRENALINE, PHIL WICKHAM: 7 p.m. today; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $21-36; (706) 722-3521, augustaciviccenter.com

CHEERLEADER AUDITIONS: 3-5 p.m. today; Augusta Spartans pre-audition clinic, Center Stage Dance Academy, 4499 No. 5 Columbia Road, Martinez; $10; preliminary auditions 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29; Health Central, 945 Broad St.; $20; local celebrities, Spartan personnel, cheer and dance professionals will judge; (803) 278-335

NOVEMBER FOOD AND WINE TASTING: 5:30 p.m. today; La Maison on Telfair, 404 Telfair St.; $59 plus tax and gratuity; (706) 722-4805, www.lamaisontelfair.com

AUDITIONS, THE FANTASTICKS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Saturday; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; experienced female actress with a strong soprano voice age 16-25 needed to play 16-year-old Louisa; be prepared to sing from the score; show dates Feb. 2-3, 8-10, 15-17; 706-826-0670, www.lcnaugusta.com

MICHAEL ATTIE BOOK SIGNING: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta W. Parkway; signing copies of Many Ways, Middle Way, No Way - A Guide to Meditation, Spiritual Awakening and Fun; free; (706) 860-2310

FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Lake Forest Hills Elementary; 3140 Lake Forest Drive; food, games, races, inflatables, hay rides, bazaar; benefits school's Parent Teacher Association; (706) 737-7317

A THANKSGIVING FEAST OF AMERICAN SONG AND THEATRE: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19; St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; Concerts with a Cause series; with the St. John choir and John S. Davidson Fine Arts School drama performance; concerts are free but offerings taken; benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank; (706) 724-9641

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon Tuesday, Nov. 21; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta; The Atlanta Brassworks; lunch by Atlanta Bread Company; $7; lunch reservations required; (706) 722-3463

HISTORIC HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR: 4-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26; tour of the Boyhood Home of President Wilson, 419 Seventh St.; Meadow Garden Historic Home, 1320 Independence Drive; the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St.; and Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; $12 in advance, $15 tour days; pupil tickets $5 in advance and tour days; children 4 and younger free; benefits four house museums on tour; (706) 724-0436

EMPTY STOCKING FUND BENEFIT CONCERT: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Augusta Concert Band; Family Christmas Concert with Ben and Keeter's Puppets, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10; location TBA; Cleon Mauldin Memorial Concert, 3 p.m. March 4; location TBA; annual All-American Memorial Day Concert, 7 p.m. May 28; Jessye Norman AmphitheatreAmphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; concerts are free; (706) 722-0077

AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; with Augusta Choral Society; annual Christmas concert, 7:30 Monday, Dec. 11; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; for prices, (706) 733-5619