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EVENTS

The Ties That Bind

7-10 p.m. Saturday

Augusta Common

Outdoor film screenings of Britton Bagwell's The Augusta Commons and Mark Albertin's Augusta Remembers; music by My Instant Lunch, Electric VooDoo, Jim Perkins; free

Celebrate Augusta State Men's Division I National Golf Champions

Tuesday, 4 p.m. proclamation; 4:30-6:30 p.m. reception at the municipal building on Greene Street and Augusta Museum of History

Augusta Commission will issue proclamation at 4 p.m., then team will travel by golf carts to Augusta Museum of History for reception; (706) 737-1444

The Augusta Chronicle 225th Celebration

Aug. 20-22

Aug. 20: Jessye Norman Amphitheater; Aug. 21: Augusta Common; Aug. 22: Lake Olmstead Stadium

Aug. 20: Justin Moore concert; Aug. 21: festival at Augusta Common with music, inflatables, games, food; Aug. 22: Augusta Chronicle Night at the GreenJackets on Sunday; (706) 373-9009

Paddlefest

9:30 a.m. Aug. 21

Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road

(706) 826-8991; savannahriverkeeper.org/paddlefest

USCA Baseball presents PBR Professional Bull Riders

8 p.m. Aug. 27-28

USC Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway

$15-$25; (866) 722-8877, georgialinatix.com

Aiken's Makin' Festival

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11

Park Avenue at Chesterfield Street

(803) 649-1200, aikenchamber.net

Westobou Festival

Sept. 16-25

Venues across Augusta

(706) 755-2878, westoboufestival.com

Arts in the Heart Festival

5-9 p.m. Sept. 17, 11-9 p.m. Sept. 18, noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 19

Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.

(706) 826-4702, artsintheheart.com

ONSTAGE

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Aiken Time Crime Murders

Doors open 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken

Proceeds benefit Aiken Downtown Development Association; $50 includes dinner and show; cash bar. Make reservations by calling (803) 649-2221

Bent

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21 and 26-28

Le Chat Noir, 308 8th St.

$25; directed by Richard Justice; (706) 722-3322

Dearly Beloved

7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sept. 10-11, 17-18, 23-25

Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, 33200 Third Ave.

Call for pricing; (706) 793-8552

The Augusta Players present Miss Saigon

8 p.m. Sept. 17-18

Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.

(706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

The Art Factory presents The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Drift

7 p.m. Sept. 25

Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.

$20; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

AUDITIONS

EastWind Renaissance Festival

11 a.m., Aug. 21

EastWind Castle, 527 Johnston Highway, Trenton, S.C.

Festival is first two weekends in November. Augusta Classic Theatre seeks actors for Shakespeare, other period pieces; EastWind seeks singers, musicians, improvisers, jugglers, acrobats, other variety acts; (706) 827-0068, kyriapanagia@yahoo.com

MUSIC

Christian Concert Series: Bone Prophet

7 p.m. Friday

Columbia County Amphitheater

$5; (706) 312-7192

Creative Impressions

4 p.m. Sunday

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road

$5 in advance, $6 at the door; reservations suggested

(706) 738-6676

Augusta Youth Chorale

4-5:30 p.m. Sunday

Christ Church Presbyterian, 4021 Southern Pines Drive, Evans

(706) 210-9090

Christian Concert Series: Warren Barfield

7 p.m. Aug. 20

Columbia County Amphitheater

$5; (706) 312-7192

FMWRC-sponsored Coke Tour

2 p.m. Aug. 28

Alexander Hall, 29805 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon

Free; music by Lisa Palleschi, Junior and the Army Signal Corps Rock Band

(706) 791-6779

Swingin' Medallions

7 p.m., Sept. 4

Columbia County Amphitheater

$5 in advance, $7 at the door

(706) 312-7192

Candlelight Jazz Series

8 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5

Eighth Street bulkhead

$6; (706) 495-6238; Sunday, Joe Collier Experience

UNCOMMON Jazz

6 p.m. Sept. 5

Augusta Common

$20 general admission, $15 students, seniors and military; (706) 495-6238

Music at the Morris: Music of the Baroque Period

2 and 3:15 p.m. Aug. 29

Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.

Members of the Augusta State University faculty, music of the 17th and 18th centuries; (706) 184-7501, themorris.org

Deftones, Baroness

8 p.m. Aug. 28

Jessye Norman Amphitheater at Riverwalk;

$32; 95rock.com

Augusta Choral Society

7:30 p.m., Oct. 23

Sacred Heart Cultural Center; 1301 Greene St.

Back to the Future; (706) 826-4713

A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

7 p.m. Dec. 7

Sacred Heart Cultural Center; 1301 Greene St.

The Augusta Choral Society and The Augusta Collegium Musicum

FILMS

Silent movie night featuring Our Dancing Daughters

7:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.

$15 general seating, $35 VIP seating; westoboufestival.com

LITERARY LIFE

Book Signing: D.K. Bhaskar's The Fragile Forest: Inside Brazilian Amazonia

10 a.m. to noon Saturday

Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair St., (706) 821-2604

CSRA Writers

6:30 p.m., Monday

Borders Books, Music, Movies & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Parkway

Writers are invited to attend and bring 10 copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; (706) 836-7315

Book Discussion, Gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson

6:30-7:45 p.m. Monday

Friedman Branch Library, 1447 Jackson Road, (706) 736-6758

Book Discussion: The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Steig Larsson

6:30 p.m., Monday

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

Brown Bag Book Discussion, Her Fearful Symmetry, by A. Niffenegger

11:30 a.m. Aug. 19

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

Harlem Library Book Discussion, A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

4 p.m. Aug. 19

Harlem Library, 375 N. Louisville St.

(706) 556-9795

Book Bash

7 p.m., Aug. 19

Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road

(803) 279-5767

Japanese Language and Culture

5 p.m. Aug. 19

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

Book signing: Donna M. Brown's The Essence of Innocence

10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 28

Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair St., (706) 821-2604

Workshop: Getting Started on Your Mystery Book

6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Aug. 30

Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair St.

Susan Froetschel; free; (706) 821-2604

Paresh Rawal

7:30 p.m. Aug. 31

The Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Pkwy.

(803) 641-3305

FUNDRAISERS

The American Cancer Society presents the third annual Boule on the Bayou

7-11 p.m. Aug. 27

Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez

(706) 868-3349, bouleonthebayou.com

Tara Scheyer and the Mud Puppy Band

3 p.m., Aug. 29

Fort Discovery's Paul Simon Theater,

Superhero concert, wear a costume; $8, tickets available at Fetch Dog Treats; (706) 262-2663

Paine College Golf Tournament

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30

Jones Creek Golf Club, 777 Jones Creek

$100; (706) 821-8233

Historic Augusta's Benefit Auction, Perfectly Aged: Antiques and Wine

6:30 p.m. Sept. 9

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.

(706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

COMMUNITY SPORTS

Swim Lessons, Fall Session

Aug. 23-Sept. 23

Wilson Family YMCA, 3750 Wheeler Road, Aiken County Family YMCA, 690 Medical Park Drive

Ages 6 months and older; five-week sessions, Monday through Thursday; thefamilyy.org

North Augusta Family YMCA Soccer Academy

Aug. 23-Oct. 14

Paul Knox Middle School, 1804 Wells Road, North Augusta

Ages 5-12; $60 members, $90 nonmembers; thefamilyy.org

Men's Softball Registration

Aug. 23-Sept. 27

North Jefferson Family YMCA, 3001 Georgia Highway N., Wrens

(706) 547-2653, the familyy.org

North Jefferson YMCA Sports Registration

Through Aug. 20

3001 Georgia Highway 17 N., Wrens

Flag football, women's basketball, ages 18 and up, $25 members, $45 nonmembers; youth tackle football, cheerleading, ages 7-13, $30 members, $50 nonmembers; soccer, ages 4-13, $30 members, $50 nonmembers; www.thefamilyy.org; (706) 547-2653

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Fresh Start Smoking Cessation Program

Tuesdays, Aug. 17, 24

University Hospital Cafeteria Dining Room 4, 1350 Walton Way

Registration required, (706) 774-8900

MCGHealth Moms Connection

1 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 17, 24, 31

MCG Health Building 1010C, 1125 Walton Way

Weekly support group for new moms; babies welcome; (706) 721-9351; mcghealth.org

MCGHealth ALS Support Lunch and Learn

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today

MCGHealth Medical Office Building, 1446 Harper St., fourth floor, Room 4306

(706) 721-2681

MCGHealth Breast Cancer Support Group

5:30-7:30 p.m. today

MCGHealth Cancer Center, 1411 Laney-Walker Blvd., first floor

(706) 721-4109, mcghealth.org

MCGHealthChildren's Medical Center Car Seat Class

5:45-8 p.m. today

MCGHealth Building 1010C, 1125 Walton Way

(706) 721-7606

Trends in Transplant Conference

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday

Lansing B. Lee Jr. Auditoria Center, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St., Room BC-1040

Free; medical news and trends in kidney transplantation to benefit transplant candidates, living donors, recipients and families; 1-866-428-9411; gtf@gatransplant.org

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancers

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday

MCGHealth Cancer Center, 1411 Laney-Walker Blvd., first floor

(706) 721-0550; mcghealth.org

MCGHealth Breast Feeding Class

7-9 p.m. Tuesday

MCGHealth Medical Office Building, 1446 Harper St., fourth floor, Room 4306

(706) 721-9351; mcghealth.org

MCGHealth Trauma Support Group

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday

MCGHealth Medical Center

(706) 721-4633, (706) 721-3264; mcghealth.org

MCGHealth Blood Cancer/Stem Cell Support Group

5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 19

MCGHealth Cancer Center, 1411 Laney-Walker Blvd., first floor

(706) 721-2752

Understanding and Controlling Your Blood Pressure

6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24

Be My Guest Catering and Events, 4216 Washington Road

Free, dinner will be served, reservations required; (706) 828-2502, www.universityhealth.org/calendar

MCGHealth A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Apnea Support Group

7-9 p.m. Aug. 26

MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, resource library, first floor

(706) 721-0793; mcghealth.org

MCGHealth Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 30

Augusta MS Center at MCG Health Medical Center, sixth floor

(706) 721-7239; mcghealth.org

Prostate Specific Antigen Test

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11

Doubletree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25

North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive

Free, no registration required; (706) 828-2522

COMMUNITY

Military Appreciation Spaghetti Dinner

5:30-7 p.m. Friday

Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway

Service members and families invited to appreciation dinner before the football game; service members are asked to bring military identification; (706) 650-6040 ext. 512

Sunday Game Day

2-5 p.m., Sunday

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

Beach Blast Dinner/Dance

Dinner 6 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. Friday

American Legion Post 63, 90 Milledge Road

Dinner $10-$13, dance $10; (706) 733-5184

Auction

9 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday

VFW Post 649, 2430 Windsor Spring Road

Breakfast will be served; snack bar will be open for lunch; (706) 790-4282

Psi Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Anniversary

5:30 p.m. Saturday

Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 10th St.

(706) 825-4646

Augusta Genealogical Society Homecoming

Friday through Sunday

Augusta Genealogical Society, 1109 Broad St.

Seminar at Augusta State University, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; The Adamson Library open for research Friday and Sunday; (706) 722-4073, augustagensociety.org

Evolution: A New Sense of Style Fashion Extravaganza

6 p.m. Saturday

Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door; (706) 220-2555 or (706) 495-6050, bmwincorporated@yahoo.com

Aiken Community Theater Youth Wing meeting

1-3 p.m., Saturday

URS Center, 125 Newberry St., Aiken

Free; open to middle and high school students with an interest in theater; (803) 648-1438

Vince Dooley

2-5 p.m. Aug. 19

Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.

Augusta Bulldog Club presents opportunity to meet former UGA head coach Vince Dooley; fish fry dinner follows at 6 p.m., tribute to Dooley at 7 p.m.; (706) 826-4700, e-mail rgregory@knology.net

North Augusta Family YMCA Movies on the Lawn

8:30 p.m., Aug. 20

Hammonds Ferry, Boeckh Park

(803) 278-0882

Dancing on the River

7-11 p.m. Aug. 27

Hammond Ferry, Boeckh Park

Free dance lesson

Pot Belly Beauty Pageant

2 p.m., Aug. 29

VFW Post 649; 2430 Windsor Spring Road

$3; (706) 790-4282

Hog Wild for Art Hog Auction

Through Aug. 31

Aiken Center for the Arts; 122 Laurens Street S.W.;

Silent auction of watering cans decorated as hogs; each hog has a buy-it-now price of $135, bidding starts at $35; auction will end at 1 p.m. Aug. 21; (803) 641-9094

2010 Grassroots Regional Meeting

9-11 a.m. Aug. 31

North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.

(803) 279-2323

North Augusta Senior High School 30th Reunion 1980

Sept. 3-5

Events include a meet and greet, golf, reunion celebration and a family picnic; go to classreport.org/usa/sc/northaugusta/nahs/1980 for a schedule and locations

(706) 228-1678, eharper116@msn.com

America's Strength

9 a.m. Sept. 11

VFW Post 649, 2430 Windsor Spring Road

Patriotic music, food and arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, door prizes; (706) 790-4282

Light the Night Walk: Taking Steps to Cure Cancer

5 p.m. Oct. 2

Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.

(706) 733-4190, lightthenight.org

exhibits and programs

Opening Reception for Frank Lutsig

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21

Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St.

(803) 641-9094

Simply Science

4:30-5:30 p.m., Aug. 24

Reed Creek Park, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez

Ages 5 and older; free for members, $2 for nonmembers; registration required

(706) 210-4027

Nurturing Nature Walks

10-11 a.m., Aug. 26

Reed Creek Park, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez

Ages 3-5; free for members, $2 for nonmembers

(706) 210-4027

Science Hour: Forensics

4 p.m., Aug. 26

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

Ages 12-18; registration required

(706) 447-7660

Turtles Are Terrific

11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 28

Reed Creek Park, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez

Free; (706) 210-4027

Science Hour: Forensics

4 p.m., Aug. 30

Euchee Creek Library, 5907 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown

Ages 12-18; registration required

(706) 447-7660

Science Hour: Forensics

4 p.m., Aug. 31

Harlem Library, 375 North Louisville St.

(706) 556-9795

Brown Bag History Series

12:30 p.m. Sept. 1

Augusta Museum of History

Sean Todd; bring bagged lunch, complimentary drinks begin 11:30 a.m.; free for members, $3 nonmembers

(706) 722-8454

Simply Science

4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 24

Reed Creek Park; 3820 Park Lane, Martinez

For ages 5 and up; free for members, $2 per child for nonmembers

registration required; (706) 210-4027

Art at Lunch: The Art of the Steal with Spalding Nix

Noon, Aug. 27

Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.

$10 for members, $14 for nonmembers, includes lunch, lecture, museum admission; paid reservations prior to event; art appraiser Spalding Nix will speak about art theft; (706) 724-7501

ONGOING

Patriot Boat Tour

9 a.m. daily, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sunday; sunset tours

Behind Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.

$12 adults, $6 children; Sunset Tour: $20 adult, $6 children; patriottourboat.com, (803) 730-9739

International Folk Dancing

7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays

Augusta Ballet, 2941 Walton Way Extension

No partner needed; (706) 394-5535

Augusta Market on the River

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays

Eighth and Reynolds streets

Free; produce, entertainment, arts and crafts; theaugustamarket.com

Brickyard Market

5 p.m. until dusk Fridays

Boeckh Park, Hammond's Ferry, North Augusta

Free, produce, live music, arts and crafts, art, seasonal plants and flowers

Saturday Morning Swing

10 a.m. Saturdays

Eighth Street plaza at Riverwalk

free; presented by Garden City Jazz

Ga-Lina Christian Singles

7-11 p.m. Saturdays; dance lesson offered 7-8 p.m.

The Social Inc., 3157 Washington Road

$8 members, $10 others; (706) 863-1214, www.ga-linasingles.com

Singles Dance

7 p.m. Saturdays; lessons 7-8 p.m.

The Ballroom Dance Center, Evans

$8 members, $10 others; held by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults; christiandances.org

Americana, folk with rock thrown in

What: New Familiars

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Stillwater Taproom

Details: Americana and folk gets infused with rock

Listen in: Listen to portions of the tracks "All in All" and "New River."

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