THE PERFECT GIFT: 7-9 tonight, Whole Life Ministries, 2621 Washington Road; sidewalk presentation of life of Christ;

WILSON 150: the exhibition opening reception: 6 tonight, Joseph R. Lamar Boybood Home, 415 Seventh St.; $50; proceeds from the opening reception will support the local exhibit in addition to the projects and programs of Historic Augusta, Inc. and the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson; (706) 724-0436 or or

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY PUBLIX FAMILY SERIES: 3 p.m. today, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; New York Voices; $6-$12; (706) 826-4705 or

DR. EDWARD J. CASHIN MEMORIAL WOODROW WILSON SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m. Friday, Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh St.; free; open to public; (706) 724-0436 or or

HOLLY JOLLY FIRST FRIDAY: 5- 8:30 p.m. Friday, corner of 10th and Broad streets; 5 p.m. Rogue dancers, 6 p.m. Jerusalem Sounds Brass Band, 8:30 p.m. Christmas Carolers; free

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