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TODAY

DRIVE FOR SHOW, ROCK FORE! DOUGH: 4:30 p.m., First Tee Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; Hootie & the Blowfish, Colbie Caillat, Josh Kelley and John Krueger; $35; tickets are available at First Tee of Augusta, Kroger stores and www.ticketalternative.com.

FIRST TAKE FILM FESTIVAL: Tuesday-Sunday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $5 for a day, screenings 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily; firsttakefilmfestival.com; (706) 723-3758

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

Eric Lee Beddingfield and Georgia: Rock Fore! Dough after party, 9 p.m. Tuesday; The Country Club, 2834 Washington Road; $15 at door; (706) 364-1862.

BEHIND THE SWING: THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF GOLF: Through Sunday, the exhibition Stories and Legends: Remembering the Augusta National and the movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; The Science of Golf, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; for more information, visit www.augusta museum.org and www.nationalscience center.org.

WEDNESDAY

FREE LEGAL HELP: 8:30-10:45 a.m., Bessie Thomas Senior Center, Grovetown; Georgia Legal Services Program staff will provide free, non-criminal legal help on a first-come, first-served basis to seniors 60 and older; (706) 721- 2327.

MINI-GOLF TOURNAMENT: Elijah Clark State Park, Lincolnton, Ga.; parent-child miniature golf tournament; registration fee $3 per child; (706) 359-3458.

Thursday

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY): 6 p.m. , Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave.; nonprofit weight-loss support group; (706) 863-0726.

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT: 7 p.m., Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; performers, fashion show, panel discussions, speakers; (404) 786-3277, anthonyrpage@yahoo.com

DON RHODES BOOK-SIGNING: 7-9 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; Mr. Rhodes will sign his new book, Ty Cobb: Safe at Home.

FRIDAY

SORDID LIVES: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and April 18-19, 24-26; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $20 (plus tax); (706) 722-3322.

SATURDAY

SONGBIRD WALK: 8 a.m., Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; contribution: $3 members, $5 others; (706) 828-2109.

WEDNESDAY

MARTINEZ RESIDENT PAUL GREGORY MAILE HAS BEEN OFFERED APPOINTMENTS TO THREE MILITARY ACADEMIES: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Coming in Community

Zach Johnson wanted Ruth's Chris Steak House beef for his champion's dinner, but Augusta National Golf Club said no. He'll have some Iowa beef on the menu anyway. Karin Calloway tells us how to cook steak to get that Ruth's Chris experience in your dining room.

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