WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR
WHEN: Through Sunday, Oct. 23; gates open at 5 p.m. weekdays and noon on weekends
WHERE: 308 Hale St.; parking is available in a secured lot on Fourth Street, between Hale Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard, for $5 through the Exchange Club of Augusta
COST: $6 general admission; $3 for ages 5 and younger; $18 for unlimited rides; $1 individual rides
• Military: Thursday, Oct. 20 – $3 for military and family
• Family: Noon- 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 – $3. Unlimited-ride tickets $12 for ages 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.
• Seniors: Sunday, Oct. 23 – $3 ages 55 and older with ID
• Churchgoers: Sunday, Oct. 23 – $3 for those with a church bulletin
LEARN MORE: (706) 722-0202, www.georgiacarolinastatefair.org
WHAT: U.S. Army Soldier Show
WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 6 p.m. Oct. 23 (arrive hour early)
WHERE: Alexander Hall, Fort Gordon
DETAILS: Free; (706) 793-8552; photo ID required for ages 16 and older to enter Fort Gordon; drivers must show proof of insurance, vehicle registration
WHAT: Storyland Theatre presents Cinderella
WHEN: School shows Oct. 25-28, 9:30, 10:45, 12:15 p.m.; Family matinee 3 p.m. Oct. 29
WHERE: Imperial Theatre
DETAILS: Reservations required for school shows; $4.50 student; chaperones admitted free; Oct. 29 matinee $5; military free; storylandtheatre.org
SHOOT FOR 2 (HOT TICKETS)
WHAT: Harlem Globetrotters
WHEN: 7 p.m. March 16, 2012
WHERE: James Brown Arena
TICKETS: Start at $22; www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.georgialinatix.com, Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena, (877) 428-4849; for group rates (706) 262-4573
MAKE PINK PLANS
WHAT: We Think Pink dinner with Hoda Kotb from NBC’s Today show and Dateline NBC
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21; silent auction begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.
TICKETS: $40 or $275 table of 8; online at wethinkpinkinaugusta.com or The Augusta Chronicle News Building, 725 Broad St. or The Columbia County News-Times Building, 4272 Washington Road, Evans
WHAT: Moonlight Music Cruise
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Fridays
Oct. 21: Double D
Oct. 28: Erica Sunshine Lee
WHERE: Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St.
DETAILS: $25; reservations required; snacks, drinks welcome; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com
AIKEN’S WILD READ
WHAT: A monthlong celebration of reading featuring Call of the Wild by Jack London
EVENTS: Find a detailed schedule and bibliography at www.aikenwomansclub.org.