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veteran book signing

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,

plane pull

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;

plan ahead

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

musical note

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;

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