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Posted: October 2, 2013 - 9:50am

SAVANNAH RIVER SITE CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: Nov. 18-19, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta; issues-based committees meet in combined session 1 p.m. Monday; full board meetings begin 8:30 a.m. Tuesday; (800) 249-8155, srscitizensadvisoryboard@srs.gov

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St., Aiken; Cancer Survivors Helping Others through Positive Encouragement; meets third Wednesdays; Jamie Turner, executive director, (803) 649-5433, srcfdirector@yahoo.com; Cathy Cole, group facilitator, (803) 641-5389, cathy.cole@uhsinc.com; free; savannahrivercancer


JOHNSTON FARMERS AND ARTISTS MARKET: 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street; produce, eggs, baked goods, relishes, pickles, handmade soaps, hand-knitted and felted items, prints, note cards

GOLD PANNING: 9 a.m. first and third Saturdays through October, Heritage Gold Mine Park, 209 N. Mine St., McCormick; learn how to pan for gold, keep what you find; gem screening, tours of the mine; tours $3, gold panning $5, gems $5; heritagegoldmine.com

PLANTATION BLOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Nov. 2, 4127 Wallie Drive; $22; (706) 793-3100, plantationblood.com

NIGHTMARE PLANTATION HAUNTED HAYRIDE: 7 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Sunday through Nov. 2, Nightmare Plantation, 1110 Dodge Lane, Grovetown; all proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project and Channeled Paths; $15, military discount; nightmareplantation.net

THE MAIZE AT STEED’S DAIRY: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 16, Steed’s Dairy Farm, 4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; last ticket sold one hour before closing; jumping pillow, hay rides, petting zoo, corn maze, pumpkin patch, more; $10; (706) 855-2948, steedsdairy.com

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST: 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-midnight Sunday through Nov. 30; Graystone Ranch Nature Park, 1017 McManus Road; pumpkin patch, haunted forest, haunted hay rides, hay maze, more; $10; graystoneranch.com

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John’s United Methodist Church Room 119, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; for relatives and friends of addicts; free; nar-anon.org

FOURTH ANNUAL AUGUSTA ZOMBIE WALK: 6:45 p.m. Friday, Augusta Riverwalk, Eighth Street bulk head; gather, start shamble shortly after sunset; free; come dressed as a zombie, stay in character; family friendly; facebook.com/events/189145387933228

19TH ANNUAL SASSAFRAS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Burnettown Town Hall, 3144 Augusta Road, Burnettown; accepting applications for food and craft vendors; (803) 593-2676, burnettown@bellsouth.net

MEALS ON WHEELS CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, McCormick County Senior Center, 1421 S. Main St., McCormick; barbecue sandwich plates $6 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; craft vendor spaces available $10, provide own table, canopy, chairs, etc.; free admission; (864) 465-2626

25TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, 118 York St. SE, Aiken; games, music, craft show, plant sale, used book/DVD store, pie eating contest; food; Chocolate Festival Blood Drive; Friends of the Animal Shelter pet adoptions

CHRISTIAN GILES SCHOLARSHIP FUND SPOOK-TACULAR 2013: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Evens Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; benefits elementary school teachers with classroom expenses; attractions, games, raffles, food, vendors, costume/pie-eating contests; (706) 855-5035, (706) 551-2300

24TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL: Oct. 10-13, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; 4-9 p.m. Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 13; live and recorded music, dancing; food to sale; www.holytrinityaugusta.org/festivalschedule

HISPANIC FESTIVAL OF AUGUSTA: 4 p.m.-midnight Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 12, Augusta Common, 800 block, between Reynolds and Broad streets; folkloric groups, musical groups, authentic food stands, arts and crafts, games for children, more; no pets; $3, ages 10 and younger and active duty military free

BEECH ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY YARD SALE AND FALL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Beech Island Historical Society, 144 Old Jackson Highway; food, plants, crafts; donations being accepted; vendor spaces available; volunteers needed; (803) 827-0184, beechislandhistory.org

DOWNTOWN EDGEFIELD FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Edgefield; vendors, petting zoo, bounce houses, evening Movie on the Square; pet adoptions; Explore Edgefield page on Facebook

FAMILY FALL FEST: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling; pumpkin scavenger hunt 3-4:30 p.m.; fall crafts, apple bobbing, more; snake program 6:15 p.m.; $10 per vehicle; extra fees: hay rides $2, cake walk $1, bingo $1

AIKEN OKTOBERFEST 2013: 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, The Alley, Aiken; The Luke Cunningham Band, The Tarlatans, Eli Montgomery, college football screening, beer stein races, pretzels, beer, brats; free admission; bit.ly/15pUBTl

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 27, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St.; gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR: Oct. 31-Nov. 9, Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown; columbiacountyfair.net

BOSHEARS SKYFEST 2013: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, Daniel Field, 1775 Highland Ave.; The Flagship Detroit (oldest DC-3 still flying), vintage aircraft, warbirds, more; ground loop 10K and 5K road race, more; $20 per day; boshears.com

LUNCH BOX SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; topic, butterflies and plants they love; presented by the Aiken Master Gardener Association; free; (803) 649-6297 ext. 122

LAKESIDE HIGH CLASS OF 1993 REUNION: Nov. 1-3; Nov. 1: Lakeside football game against Evans High; Nov. 2: Family Day at Lakeside High; Nov. 3: evening party at Enterprise Mill, $75; send payments to LHS 20 Year Reunion, c/o Casey Cliatt, P.O. Box 204780, Martinez, GA 30917-4780; information, lakesidereunion1993@yahoo.com

HOUNDS AROUND TOWNE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; call for animal arts and crafts vendors; free admission; pet costume contest; booths $25; K9 demos, Ask-A-Vet table, more; (706) 312-7194, columbiacountyga.gov

SALLEY CHITLIN STRUT 2013: Nov. 30, 230 Pine St. NW, Salley, S.C.; vendor applications and beauty pageant information online; chitlinstrut.com

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