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GOLF CLINIC: 8:30 a.m., Augusta Municipal Golf Course, 2023 Highland Ave.; with Vaughn Taylor, Charles Howell and Jim Dent; (706) 533-8076

NINTH ANNUAL MAYOR'S MASTERS RECEPTION: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens, 1 11th St.; Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player will be honored; free food from local restaurants; (706) 724-4445


DRIVE FOR SHOW, ROCK FORE! DOUGH: 5:30 p.m., First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; $25 in advance, $35 day of show; with John Kolbeck, Corey Smith, Dashboard Confessional, Cheap Trick; (706) 364-4653


ALZHEIMER'S CLASS: 6 p.m., Room E-201 at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; Alzheimer's Education 101; class is for anyone interested in learning about the disease; topics include the stages of Alzheimer's, coping with undesirable behavior and communication skills; free; (803) 279-6370


DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and April 19 and May 3, 17 and 31; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; (706) 821-1754

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING: 7 p.m. , meeting at Knights of Columbus, 1003 Spalding Drive, Aiken; free; (803) 644-8300

DISABILITIES BOARD MEETING: 7 p.m., Aiken County Board of Disabilities, 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken; free and open to the public; (803) 642-8800

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