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The Augusta Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta. For information, call (706) 821-1754.  Michael Holahan/Staff
Michael Holahan/Staff
The Augusta Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta. For information, call (706) 821-1754.

HARCOURT WALLER: 8 p.m., Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way at Johns Road; part of the Evenings in the Appleby Garden series; free; (706) 736-6244

FREE CAREGIVER SEMINAR: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Jud C. Hickey Adult Day Center, 1901 Central Ave.; with Kathy Tuckey, the regional director of the Alzheimer's Association's East Central Georgia Region; (706) 731-9060 or (800) 272-3200

NORTH AUGUSTA NETWORKERS: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; (803) 442-3827

SPIRITUALITY & RELIGIONS GROUP: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; (706) 737-6962

MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., Lake Park Baptist Church, 211 Milledge Road; (706) 821-1833, knixon@augustaga.gov

WEDNESDAY

GEORGIA-CAROLINA TOASTMASTERS: Noon Wednesdays, The Cotton Patch, 816 Cotton Lane; (803) 593-6605

A.M. CONNECTION: 7:15 a.m., North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive; Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce A.M. Connection; (803) 279-2323

THURSDAY

BLUE MOON WALK: 9 p.m., Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Lock and Dam Road; $5 Academy members, $8 nonmembers; register by Tuesday; naturalscienceacademy.org; (706) 828-2109

DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Augusta Common; with musical entertainment; (706) 821-1754

FRENCH CLUB: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; (706) 737-6962

HARMONY RIVER CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Church of Christ, 600 Martintown Road, North Augusta; open rehearsals; call Mary Norman, (803) 279-6499

MOOD INDIGO: 7 p.m., Maude Edenfield Park, behind North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive; part of the Music in the Park series; if it rains, concert will be in the community center; (803) 442-7588

FRIDAY

SUMMER BLAST CONCERT AND FIRST FRIDAY CAR SHOW: 6 p.m., Augusta Common; with local and national talent, artisans, merchandise, cars and motorcycles; (706) 821-1754

SUMMER KICKOFF CELEBRATION: 7-11 p.m., Health Central courtyard, 945 Broad St.; food, music by Last Chance; (706) 724-4408

ART DISPLAYS: Local artists will have their work displayed around town in June; photography by John Krok will be on display at Bank of America, 441 West Martintown Road; oil paintings by Sharon Taylor Padgett will be displayed at The Peach House, 706 Edgefield Road; paintings and sculptures by Elizabeth Barns will be at the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 302 Georgia Ave.; (803) 613-0213

UNDER THE CROWN: Dinner Friday, $50, includes food, wine, ale, entertainment; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; free; (803) 279-7560

SATURDAY

SATURDAY MARKET ON BROAD: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through August; with fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, live entertainment; (706) 722-7245

RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m., CSRA Humane Society Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; proceeds benefit shelter and homeless cats and dogs; (706) 261-7387

ARCHAEOLOGY DAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St.; archaeologists will be on hand to help identify and classify artifact collections; free; (706) 737-2820

GREASE: 10 a.m. Saturday and June 16; location to be announced; openings for women and men 18 and older; must have a prepared solo; audition material will be provided; held by the Augusta Players; (706) 826-4707, augustaplayers.com

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AND FRIENDS SUMMER PICNIC: 10 a.m., Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; held by the CSRA UT Alumni Chapter; free hamburgers and hot dogs, desserts, iced tea and soft drinks; attendees are asked to bring something for their family and others

CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ASSOCIATION FOR SINGLE ADULTS: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Westside High School, Patriots Way; dance lessons from 7-8 p.m.; refreshments; $5 members, $7 nonmembers; (706) 737-4944

BOOK SIGNING: Noon to 2 p.m., Book Stall, 423 Hayne Ave., Aiken; Never for Want of Powder, The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia by C.L. Bragg, Charles D. Ross, Gordon A. Blaker, Stephanie A.T. Jacobe and Theodore P. Savas; (803) 644-0604

HYDRANGEA SALE: 8:30 a.m., Aiken Farmers Market on Williamsburg Street; plants in one- and three-gallon containers; fundraiser for the CSRA Hydrangea Society; (803) 644-9400

SUNDAY

ARTRAGEOUS! SUNDAY: Abstract Expressionist Portraits, 2-4 p.m., Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; work with art instructor Jennifer Johnson to create your own self-portrait in the style of artist Philip Morsberger, after viewing the exhibit Philip Morsberger: A Passion for Painting; free; (706) 724-7501

CSRA CHESS CLUB: 5 p.m. Sundays, Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; (706) 737-6962

LUNCH FOR SINGLES: 12:15 p.m., First Sunday Lunch for Single Adults; meat and drinks provided, bring a side dish or dessert; First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; free; call to sign up, (803) 279-6370

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

BOARD OF DISABILITIES: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7; Aiken County Board of Disabilities monthly meeting, 1016 Vaucluse Road; (803) 642-8800

HAPPY FEET: 9 p.m. June 8; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; $2; June 22, Akeelah and the Bee; (706) 821-1754

BENEFIT FOR HOMELESS PETS: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 8-9; Ed Turner and his Number 9 band will play to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $12-$15; benefits the CSRA Humane Society's Pet Center, 425 Wood St., (706) 261-7387

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: 6:30 p.m. gates open, movies at dusk; Shrek 2, June 8; Happy Feet, June 15; Charlotte's Web, June 22; The Wizard of Oz, June 29; Goonies, July 13; Ice Age, July 20; Night at the Museum, July 27; Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens, 1 11th St.; $1 admission, benefits the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center; (706) 721-4004, www.mcghealth.org/kids

TRIBUTE TO DR. SHIRLEY A.R. LEWIS: 7 p.m. Friday, June 8; Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; black-tie gala; $100; (706) 821-8317

CONSERVATORY PIANO CAMP PERFORMANCE: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; presented by ASU Conservatory Program; (706) 731-7971

GUITARIST JIM KEEN, COMEDIAN JERRY JUSTICE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9; Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way; $12 adults, $8 students (advance tickets $2 less); fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate available; (706) 733-7939

FIELD TRIP: 8 a.m. June 9; meet at Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits, 450 Walton Way; trip to look for nesting birds; field trip, 8 a.m. June 23, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Lock and Dam Road; Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society; (803) 215-1594


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