What: Talk and book signing by Paul Harless, a World War II veteran, presented by the Heritage Council of North Augusta
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.
LEARN MORE: (706) 284-3302
concerts with a cause
WHAT: Symphony Orchestra Augusta; Mack Wilberg, conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will direct a concert with The University of South Carolina Aiken Concert Choir, The Davidson Fine Arts Chorale and The St. John Choir.
WHEN: 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: St. John United Methodist Church, 700 block of Greene Street
DETAILS: Free; offering will be collected to benefit Interfaith Hospitality Network
downtown loft tour
WHAT: Seventh Historic Augusta's Downtown Loft Tour
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. May 6 and noon to 5 p.m. May 7
DETAILS: Features architecture and interiors of renovated spaces and some in progress. On Friday, sites will feature foods from downtown restaurants.
TICKETS: $15 advance; $20 during tour (valid both days). Advance tickets at: Historic Augusta Inc., 415 Seventh St.; First Bank of Georgia branches; Hill Drug Co., Mellow Mushroom, New Moon Café and Polka Dot Pig Gastropub
LEARN MORE: (706) 724-0436, www.historicaugusta.org
WHAT: Third annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta Plane Pull
WHEN: Saturday; registration 9 a.m., first pull 10 a.m.
WHERE: Bush Field
DETAILS: Teams compete to pull a FedEx 727 Boeing aircraft 12 feet; www.rmhcaugusta.com
WHAT: Edgefield County Theatre Company's Back Porch Shrimp Boil with music by the Shrimp City Slim Trio
WHEN: 4 p.m. May 14
WHERE: William Miller Bouknight Theatre back porch, 405 Main St., Edgefield
TICKETS: $25, includes Lowcountry boil dinner; reservations (803) 637-3833
WHAT: Together in Song! Augusta Chorale with Butler High School Choirs
WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel of Paine College
TICKETS: $15 adults, $5 students; www.augustachorale.org