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Lydia open house

The Lydia Christmas Open House will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at The Lydia Project, 1321 Arsenal Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Call (706) 736-5467 or visit www.thelydiaproject.org.

Here's 'Nuncrackers'

Le Chat Noir will present Nuncrackers at 8 p.m. today and Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 304 Eighth St. The cost is $25. Call (706) 722-3322 or visit wwwlcnaugusta.com.

Detour review

An open house to discuss the Georgia Department of Transportation's proposed detour plans for Richmond County will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Starch Room at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St. Visit www.dot.state.ga.us.

Pinning nurses

Augusta State University's department of nursing will hold its annual pinning ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom at the university, 2500 Walton Way. Call (706) 737-1725.

Christmas plays

The Patchwork Players will perform 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and Snow White at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $4. Call (706) 733-7043.

Imperial concert

A concert featuring Andrew Peterson and guests will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Joining him will be Bebo Norman, Sara Groves, Jill Phillips, Andrew Gullahorn, Garett Buell, Cason Cooly, Marcus Myers, Gabe Scott, Ben Shive and Andrew Osenga. For ticket information, call (706) 722-8341.

12 bands to play

The 12 Bands of Christmas concert will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. An admission ticket for one person is included in the 12 Bands of Christmas CD (volume 5). Children 12 and younger will be admitted free with a ticket-bearing parent or guardian. Call (706) 722-8341.

Voices of New York

New York Voices will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, as part of the Augusta Symphony's Publix Family Fun Series. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Call (706) 826-4705 or visit www.augustasymphony.org.

Brass at Morris

Crescent Brass will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., as part of the Music at the Morris series. Admission is free. Call (706) 724-7501.


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