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MONDAY

Election Day<BR> Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Augusta City Commission Districts 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10; South Carolina state Senate District 25; three seats on the Aiken City Council; two seats on the Burnettown Town Council; two in Perry, three in Monetta and two in Wagener. Three candidates are also seeking two seats on the Grovetown City Council.  File/Staff
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Election Day
Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Augusta City Commission Districts 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10; South Carolina state Senate District 25; three seats on the Aiken City Council; two seats on the Burnettown Town Council; two in Perry, three in Monetta and two in Wagener. Three candidates are also seeking two seats on the Grovetown City Council.

42ND ANNUAL COLUMBIA COUNTY MERCHANTS FALL FAIR: opens at 5 p.m.; at the Columbia County Fairgrounds off Columbia Road across from Patriots Park; will run through Saturday with gates opening at 5 p.m. weekdays, at noon on Saturdays and at 1 p.m. on Sundays; fair hotline is (706) 210-3603.

SPEECH AND HEARING SCREENINGS: By appointment Monday-Friday, University Hospital Speech and Hearing Center, 1430 Harper St., Suite C3, or Professional Center 2, Suite 102, 4321 University Parkway, Evans; $10 for children and adults; (706) 774-5777.

HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT: Daily, University Hospital, Weight Management and Nutrition Center, 4106 Columbia Road; $35; registration required; (706) 868-3241.

TUESDAY

MOLD SEMINAR BY DR. ANDREW CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m.; Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, in Evans; (706) 595-7620.

TUESDAY NIGHTS TOGETHER, SINGLES FELLOWSHIP: 7 p.m.; administration building of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; for area single adults; fellowship and Bible study; (803) 279-6370.

MONA-VIE TASTING PARTY: 7 p.m., Balancing Your Health, 4901 Columbia Road, Grovetown; (706) 364-2270.

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski; noon Tuesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets at Riverwalk Augusta; lunch by Very Vera, $7, reservations required for lunch; call (706) 722-3463.

FREE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; East Central Regional Hospital, 3405 Mike Padgett Highway; consultants from Yale University will present free workshop; held by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

HARLEM'S LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; downtown Harlem; closed on Sundays and Mondays; (706) 556-0401.

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING: 6 p.m.; Appling Courthouse, 1958 Appling Harlem Road.

AIKEN GENERAL AVIATION COMMISSION: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Aiken Municipal Airport.

AIKEN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; room 214 at City Hall.

WEDNESDAY

GALA PREVIEW RECEPTION: 7-10 p.m., Augusta Mall; preview shops and restaurants on the new Promenade; cocktails, hors d'oeuvres by Very Vera, music by Augusta Symphony ensembles; $30; benefits Augusta Symphony; (706) 826-4715.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 192 SPAGHETTI SUPPER: 5 p.m.; on Legion Drive off Owens Road, in Evans.

GARDENING AT LUNCH SERIES BY COLUMBIA COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE: 12:10 p.m.; Columbia County Library; program on bulbs; (706) 868-3413.

Georgia-Carolina Toastmasters: noon; BJ's Restaurant in the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 640 Broad St. across from the Chamber of Commerce building; (706) 854-0090.

ROTARY CLUB OF COLUMBIA COUNTY: 7 a.m.; Brandon Wilde Clubhouse; (706) 863-2000.

WEE WISDOM: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through November, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.; registration required; free; Nancy Webb (706) 721-5437.

THURSDAY

THE GLASS MENAGERIE : 8 p.m.; at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way through Sunday; $10 for general public, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and free to Augusta State students, faculty and staff; (706) 667-4100, www.aug.edu.

ELECTRIC VOODOO: 9 p.m., Locos Grill & Pub, 341 Baston Road, Martinez.

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN PROGRAM: 7 p.m.; at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m.; Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave.; TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly); (706) 863-0726.

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Augusta Orthopedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; seminar on hip and knee pain, tips for treatment, medicine, food, exercise; (706) 481-7604.

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

FRIDAY

GROVETOWN LIONS CLUB TURKEY SHOOT FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m.; on Old Louisville Road, in Grovetown; $3 per shot for a chance to win a turkey and other items; concession stand available.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 192 STEAK DINNER: 7-9 p.m.; Legion Drive off Owens Road, in Evans; (706) 863-8728.

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHAMBER CONFERENCE: 11:30 a.m.; Belair Conference Center; $20 for members, $25 for non-members, and includes lunch; for reservations, call (706) 651-0018, or e-mail chris@columbiacountychamber.com.

FAMILY LIFE MARRIAGE CONFERENCE: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday; Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites; $238 per couple, $119 per person; scholarships available for those in need on first-come, first-served basis; (800) 404-5052.

SATURDAY

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: 2 p.m.; at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery; featuring Augusta native Angela McKellar, host of the cooking show KicK BacK and KooK!; veterans with military ID and military personnel will be admitted free in honor of Veteran's Day weekend; visitors can bring a minimum of two canned goods to benefit Golden Harvest Food Bank; (706) 821-0600.

GARDEN CITY BAND INVITATIONAL: 2-6 p.m., Academy of Richmond County stadium, 910 Russell St.; concession stand available; for prices, call (706) 737-7152.

A MUSICAL JOURNEY CONCERT AND DESSERT RECEPTION: 8 p.m.,, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road; music from Mozart, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Victor Herbert and Fritz Kreisler; dessert reception (706) 733-9491.

YOUTH WING MEETING: 1 p.m., Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; (803) 648-1438; www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

BEEGIE ADAIR TRIO: 8 p.m., Washington Center for the Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken; quietSTORM will open; $25; presented by the Aiken Jazz Society; (803) 648-1438.

AUCTION AND YARD SALE: 8 a.m. yard sale, 10 a.m. auction, Cornerstone Community, North Augusta; proceeds will help feed needy families.

RUMMAGE SALE: Gates open 8 a.m., CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; (706) 261-7387.

GROVETOWN LIONS CLUB TURKEY SHOOT FUND-RAISER: 6 p.m.; on Old Louisville Road, Grovetown; $3 per shot for a chance to win a turkey and other items; concession stand available.

CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ASSOCIATION FOR SINGLE ADULTS DANCE: 8-11 p.m.; Westside High School on Patriots Way in Augusta; $5 for members, $7 for non-members; dance lessons from 7-8 p.m.; (706) 737-4944.

HAPPY TAILS RESCUE ADOPTION: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; Superpetz on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez; (706) 863-5310.

SUNDAY

ORGAN RECITAL: 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Augusta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Scott Montgomery, winner of the 2006 National Young Artist Competition; free, donations accepted; (706) 733-6627.

RANDAL BAYS: 7 p.m., The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; Irish fiddle and fingerstyle guitar; $15, $5 for children 12 and younger; presented by Broadstrokes Art Gallery; (706) 860-6055, www.broadstrokesgallery.com.

HAPPY TAILS RESCUE ADOPTION: 1-4 p.m.; Superpetz on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez; (706) 863-5310.

46TH MALE CHORUS ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m.; Carpentersville Baptist Church, 415 Carpentersville Road in North Augusta.


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