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Posted: October 16, 2013 - 11:40am

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

foundation.org

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

ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PUMPKIN PATCH: 1-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 26; field trip groups welcome, call Shannon Cook (706) 733-4416 to register; benefits Aldersgate Youth Group; aldersgateum.com

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

PRESENTATION ON AFOFRDABLE CARE ACT: 10 a.m. today, Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway; learn how it affects you and ask any questions you may have; free; (803) 663-6142

JOB FAIR BOOT CAMP: 1 p.m. today, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; classes to teach how to get a job; in English 1-2 p.m., in Spanish 3-4 p.m.; taught by human resources professionals; free; (706) 840-7441, ktaylor@goodwillworks.org

THE CINEMA SERIES AT GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY: THE ACT OF KILLING: 11:20 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Maxwell Theatre; former Indonesian death squad leaders are challenged to reenact their real-life mass-killings; topical, controversial and haunting; rated R; free

GOODWILL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR: 1 p.m. Thursday, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; more than 40 employers and community resources onsite with job openings available; free; (706) 447-5195

WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: 5 p.m. until Monday-Friday, noon until Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-26, Western Carolina Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive, I-20 Exit 22, Aiken; rides, shows, food, games; westerncarolinastatefair.com

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

GREATER AUGUSTA PARTNERSHIP FOR LITERACY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m. Saturday, Fatz Cafe, 464 N. Belair Road, Evans; $8, ages 5 and younger free; tickets sold by Greater Augusta Partnership for Literacy members; pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverage

2013 RIVERS ALIVE CLEANUP: 9 a.m. Saturday, Lake Olmstead Park, 2200 Broad St.; annual statewide cleanup of Georgia’s waterways; volunteer check in 8:30 a.m.; all volunteers get T-shirt and lunch; gloves, trash bags provided; bring tools that would be helpful (kayaks, shears, etc.); (706) 826-8991, savannahriverkeeper.org

BOSHEARS SKYFEST 2013: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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. Monday, 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

ZOMBIE 5K AT FORT GORDON 2013: Check-in 7 a.m., run 9 a.m. Oct. 26, Fort Gordon Zombie Course, intersection of Kilbourne and Wainwright Circle; benefits Fort Gordon Better Opportunities for Single Service Member program; $30; (706) 791-2556

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

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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