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Send event schedules, pricing and other information along with a contact name and phone number to Steven Uhles at steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com, or to Applause, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THINK PINK LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. today, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; keynote speaker Amy Breitmann, director of development for The Lydia Project; silent auction at 11 a.m. benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation; $25; (706) 823-3476

BEST OF AUGUSTA BASH: 6 p.m. today, Fort Discovery, Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street. Augusta Magazine celebration of winners of the 2008 Best of Augusta readers' poll; $12, available at The Augusta Chronicle cashier's office, 725 Broad St.; the Columbia County News-Times office in the Publix Shopping Center, Washington Road, Evans, the Fort Discovery ticket counter; and at www.augustamagazine.com; $17 at the event

ART OF CHOCOLATE: 7 p.m. Friday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; entertainment, desserts by area chefs; benefits Child Enrichment Inc.; www.childenrichment.org

OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL: Saturday, downtown Harlem; celebration of film comedian includes parade, Laurel and Hardy look-alikes, entertainment, skits; www.harlemga.org/ohfest.htm

CORNFIELD MAZE: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 2; Kackleberry Farm, 1025 Verdree Road, Louisville, Ga.; 7-acre cornfield maze, bring a flashlight at night; $11 (after dark, $9); seniors $8; military, law enforcement, medical personnel (with ID) $9; children 2 and younger free; (478) 625-7552

GARDEN CITY RESCUE MISSION'S BARBECUE COOK-OFF, SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Lazar's Trailers, 487 Flowing Wells Road; featuring the Anchormen and Charlotte Ritchie; free with donations benefiting Garden City Rescue Mission; (706) 724-6960, gardencityrescue mission.com

FIDDLES AND VITTLES: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, downtown Warrenton, Ga.; food, music; (706) 465-9604

AN AFTERNOON OF WINE AND ROSES: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3000 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; $30 in advance, $35 at door; csrawinefestival.com

SOUTHERN MIRAGE: 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Augusta Fencers Club, 134 Ninth St.; with Moria Chappell; gala show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; www.alchemydance.com

Greek Festival: Oct. 9-12; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church; live Greek music, dancing, entertainment, Greek market, children's activities and Greek foods; church tours; www.holytrinity augusta.org

HISPANIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 11-12; Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; with musical entertainment, arts, crafts, food and beverages; (706) 821-1754

WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Oct. 16-25, Exchange Club Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North, Aiken; tickets at tixonline.com; westerncarolinastatefair.com

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Oct. 17-26, Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Hale Street; georgiacarolinastaatefair.com

SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 19; Stephanie Reed (706) 922-5000, jrlog@knology.net, www. summervilleaugusta.org

COLONIAL TIMES: A DAY TO REMEMBER: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; featuring meat-smoking, pottery-making, musicians and Colonial industries; free; (803) 279-7560, colonialtimes.us

POLO BRUNCH: Noon Oct. 19, Whitney Polo field, Aiken; $9.95; held by the Partridge Inn; (706) 737-8888

WINE AND SPIRITS DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, The Spring House Tavern in Living History Park, North Augusta; dining in an 18th-century setting; reservations required; $50; (803) 279-7560

SPIRITS OF HALLOWED EVE: 6 p.m. Oct. 25; Living History Park, North Augusta; free; tours will last about one hour and take place every 15 minutes through 7:30 p.m.; reservations required; children 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; (803) 279-7560

OYSTERS ON TELFAIR: 6-7 p.m. Nov. 6, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art; Cajun food by French Market Grille, musical entertainment by the Cross Tie Walkers, silent art auction, art; $65; proceeds support the programs and projects of the art institute; (706) 722-5495

ONSTAGE

the musical comedy MURDERS OF 1940 : 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today-Saturday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue; $37; seniors (65 and older), military retirees, Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above $35; active-duty E6 and below $27; show-only tickets $22; www.fortgordon.com

THE GLASS MENAGERIE : 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $15 adults, $12 seniors, faculty, staff; $7 students www.usca.edu

JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL : Augusta Players production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15-$40; (706) 826-4707, www.augustaplayers.org

OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOODS : 8 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 24-25, 31 and Nov. 1; 3 p.m. Oct. 26; adults $17, seniors $15, students $12, children $6; Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; (803) 648-1438 www.aiken communityplayhouse.org

THE BIG SCREEN

Movie night: 6:30 p.m. Monday: Young@Heart (PG); free; Main Branch Library, 902 Greene St.; (706) 821-2600

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT TOUR OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS: The Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Beyond the Call, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; TJUBA TEN (The Wet Season) and Other Experimental Ethnographies, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; Tru Loved, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; Random Lunacy: Videos from the Road Less Traveled, 7:30 p.m. March 15; 'Bama Girl, 7:30 p.m. April 18; series tickets $45 ($30 with student ID), includes reception; individual tickets $10 ($6 with student ID); (706) 722-8341

MUSIC NOTES

MUSIC AT THE CROSSROADS: 8 p.m. today-Friday, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $40; aikenperformingartsgroup.org

THE KALIMBA KING: Children 10 a.m. to noon, students 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Paine College Odium, 1116 Phillips St.; musical performance on kalimbas; (706) 724-3576

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT: Montana Skies, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center on Evans Town Center Boulevard; $30; (706) 826-4705

ALAN AND JEANNINE MORRISON: 3 p.m. Sunday, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; organ and piano concert, part of the Concerts with a Cause series; free; benefits Hope House; nursery provided; www.stjohnaugusta.org

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS SERIES: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, First Baptist Church Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext.; with guest conductor, music director candidate Susan Haig; $25-$50; (706) 826-4705, augustasymphony.org

JACQUES THIBAUD STRING QUARTET: 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; presented by Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society; $25 public, $7 school-age children; no children 5 and younger admitted; ASU students, faculty, staff free with valid JagCard; (706) 667-4100

MUSIC AT THE PARK: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Boeckh Park, Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; outdoor concert featuring jazz trio Kings of Swing; bring lawn chair or blanket; (803) 613-1641

CELTIC MUSICIAN COLIN GRANT-ADAMS: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1; Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; reception afterward; free; (706) 738-5012

PARTICIPATORY EVENTS

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Common; with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual walk; (800) 399-7312

MAKE-A-WISH TOURNAMENT: Registration 11:30 a.m., lunch noon, tournament 1 p.m. Wednesday, The River Golf Club, 307 Riverside Blvd., North Augusta; benefits local Make-A-Wish Foundation; prizes awarded to top two teams; sponsorships and team play available; Natasha Pratt (706) 631-1910

HALF-MARATHON FESTIVAL: FIT Expo Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25; Family Y 5-K Oct. 25; Augusta Trick or Trot Halloween Carnival, 5 p.m. at Augusta Common, with music, rides, games and movies; The Augusta Chronicle half marathon, 7 p.m. Oct. 26; sponsorship opportunities and FIT Expo space available; augustahalf.org

SPECTATOR SPORTS

IPRA Sandy oaks pro rodeo: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25; Lazy J Arena, 2237 U.S. Highway 23 West, Edgefield, S.C.; $12 in advance, $15 at door; (803) 637-5369

THE LITERARY LIFE

JEWISH LITERATURE: Monday, Maus I & II; Oct. 27: Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories; Nov. 17: The Quitter; Dec. 4: The Rabbi's Cat; Reese Library, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; discussion series explores Jewish literature; (706) 737-1745

ATTRACTIONS

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015

AUGUSTA CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; center open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with boat tours at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m.; 1-5:30 p.m. Sundays, with one-hour boat tours 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m.; Savannah River String Band, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday; music cruise tickets $24; one-hour boat tours $12; three-hour tours, $20; $6 admission without boat tour; (706) 823-0440

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown exhibit; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; www.augustamuseum.org; (706)722-8454

BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $5 adults, $4 for 60 and older, $3 for 6-17 and free ages 5 and under; (706) 722-9828

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $2 adults, $1 children; (706) 737-2820

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and ages 4-17; half-price after 3 p.m.; (706) 821-0200

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; The Ebony Legacy, the Alice Davis Collection; Pilgrim Health and Life exhibition; African American quilt exhibition through Nov. 30, with opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sunday; $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. Sundays; www.lucycraftaneymuseum.com; (706) 724-3576

MEADOW GARDEN HISTORIC SITE: 1320 Independence Drive; 1792 home of George Walton, Declaration of Independence signer; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays by appointment; $4 adults, $3.50 seniors, $3 students, $1 children; (706) 724-4174; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art through Oct. 19; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military with ID; free for members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org


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