BOARD OF EDUCATION CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR PAY AS YOU GO PROJECTS: Called executive committee meeting 3:30 p.m., called committee as a whole meeting 4 p.m. today, Richmond County Board of Education, Room 205, 864 Broad St.; (706) 826-1000

SWAMP SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. first Saturdays, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; free; 2.5-mile guided hike through wetlands and swamps; call in advance for groups; (706) 828-2109

BBQ Cook-off and southern gospel music festival: Held by Garden City Rescue Mission; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lazar's Trailers, 487 Flowing Wells Road; featuring the Anchormen and Charlotte Ritchie; free with donation; (706) 724-6960 or

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

AN AFTERNOON OF WINE AND ROSES: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; free Augusta Rose Society Rose show; wine-tasting tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door;

NAACP STATE CONVENTION AND CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE: Wednesday-Oct. 12, Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 Tenth St.; $30 registration; (404) 577-8977

MAKE-A-WISH TOURNAMENT OF WISHES: 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

THE INVENTIONS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI: Through Oct. 11, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; exhibition of artist's drawings with interactive models; (706) 821-0200


SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, Sconyers Bar-B-Que Restaurant, 2250 Sconyers Way; for Brigadier General E. Porter Alexander Camp 158; Nick Posey (706) 855-1895

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Oct. 17-26, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, Hale Street; (706) 722-0202,

SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19; showcase of restored homes in historic Summerville area; advance tickets $20; Stephanie Reed, (706) 922-5000,,

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS GEORGIA STATE CONVENTION: Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 23-26, Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 10th St.; (706) 790-5985,

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