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TODAY

ORATORY CONTEST: 10 a.m., Springfield Baptist Church, 523 Martin Luther King St., Thomson; annual Marion and Lucille Paschall Scholarship Oratorical Contest for high school students, sponsored by the Evita A. Paschall Foundation; (706) 724-8562.

ARTRAGEOUS! SUNDAY: 2-4 p.m., Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth St.; view the A. Aubrey Bodine exhibition and create a drawing that focuses on light and shadow; free; (706) 724-7501, www.themorris.org.

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: Jazz Collective, 8 p.m., Eighth Street bulkhead; $6; (706) 821-1754.

KING'S BRASS: 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; (706) 733-2236.

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET: 3 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; (803) 648-1438; aiken communityplayhouse.com.

CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St.; benefits the medical center; (706) 721-3957.

MONDAY

CORE EXPRESSIONS OF ART: 10 a.m., Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; Dr. Jane Ellis, professor emeritus of developmental psychology at Augusta State University, will discuss Rhoda Kellogg's cross-cultural research on the artistic creations of children ages 2-7 and the use of line, shape and color in the work of abstract artists; free; (706) 724-7501, www.themorris.org.

NORTH AUGUSTA CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 7 p.m.; municipal buil ding, 400 East Buena Vista Ave.

FREE TRAVELING TROOP SESSION: 10 a.m. to noon, Burns Memorial Church, Lumpkin Road; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon; Girl Scout Council Office, Greene Street; girls are urged to bring canned goods or nonperishable items to donate to the church pantry; each girl must be accompanied by an adult; non-Girl Scouts welcome; free snacks provided; (706) 774-0505.

SUMMER SPORTS PROGRAM: Rising fifth- through eighth-graders; basketball camp 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, $100; Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave.; Bill Tere (706) 736-5516, btere@aquinashigh.org.

GREENJACKETS: vs. Greenville Drive 7:05 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; Hickory Crawdads 7:05 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road.

TUESDAY

KING'S BRASS: 7:30 p.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., Aiken; (803) 648-6891, ext. 26.

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSION: 6 p.m.; Evans Government Complex Auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive; (706) 868-3379.

FREE LEGAL HELP: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grovetown Senior Center; Georgia Legal Services Program staff will provide seniors 60 and older with free, non-criminal advice on a first come, first served basis; (706) 721-2327.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5 p.m.; Pine View Baptist Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road, Martinez.

COLUMBIA COUNTY WEST ROTARY CLUB: 12:15 p.m., Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church; Columbia Road at Lewiston Road; call Richard Swann at (706) 868-3559.

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN CONCERT SERIES: Georgia's 3 Tenors, 8 p.m., Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; free but donations appreciated; (706) 736-6244.

WEDNESDAY

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEES: 1-3:30 p.m., performing arts center, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; Happy Feet , rated PG; free; (706) 312-7191.

READING BUG SAFARI: 10:30 a.m., Euchee Creek Library, 5097 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; Thursday, 7 p.m., Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; featuring Chad Crews and Live Reading Bugs!; free.

THURSDAY

COLUMBIA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION: 6:30 p.m.; Evans Government Complex Auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive; (706) 868-3400.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m.; Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave.; nonprofit weight-loss support group; (706) 863-0726.

Dads in Action: 6 p.m., Law Enforcement Center, 401 Walton Way; for men interested in improving Richmond County public schools.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: North Augusta Idol winners, 7 p.m., Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Drive, North Augusta; www.naartscouncil.org.

FRIDAY

BENEFIT CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans; cellist Paul Brantley and pianist Steve Beck will perform to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation; tickets available at www.tixonline.com or by calling (803) 278-4849.

SUMMER BLAST CONCERT AND FIRST FRIDAY CAR SHOW: 6-10 p.m.; Augusta Common; (706) 821-1754.

SATURDAY

UNDER THE CROWN: Colonial and Revolutionary War era re-enactment; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8; Living History Park, North Augusta; free; (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us.


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