MOMS CLUB OF AUGUSTA: 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chap-ter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for loca-tion; membership@mom,

PHINIZY SWAMP PHOTO COMPETITION: Submit photos taken at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park through April 30; rules and entry form online; (706) 396-1427,

FORT GORDON’S 2014 SPRING FEST: 4 p.m. Thursday-6 p.m. Sunday, Barton Field, Brainard Avenue at Rice Road; live entertainment, carnival and pony rides, fireworks, BOSS Beaters to Bentleys Cruise In, flea market, more; food, beverages; entertainment featuring Doug and the Henrys, A1A Original Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band;

SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; hands-on science fair pre-reception, entertainment, dessert reception; $50; (803) 641-3630 or

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry Street SW, Aiken; Scout is growing up in a quiet Southern town in the 1930s, but when her lawyer father agrees to defend a young black man accused of a grave crime, she is forced to see her town, neighbors and the world in a whole new way; adult themes; $20 adult, $17 senior, $12 student, $7 child; (803) 648-1438

SPRING FLING OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road, Augusta; tour the campus, apply for admissions with no application fee, get free financial aid assistance; entertainment for children, free food; prizes, scholarship drawings; (706) 993-2644,

EARTH DAY 2014: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; family activities, entertainment, green business vendors, recycling, sales of local arts & crafts, food vendors, various wildlife societies exhibiting live animals, birds, reptiles; free; (706) 828-2109,,

EIGHTH ANNUAL HISTORIC BEECH ISLAND TOUR: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, various locations in Beech Island and Jackson; tour homes, churches, cemeteries and other historic sites; $20 in advance, $25 day of tour; for seniors, $15 in advance, $20 day of tour; advance tickets can be purchased at Estate Jewelry, 506 Georgia Ave., Handy Hardware, 257 Beech Island Ave., Beech Island, Historic Augusta, 415 Seventh St., Augusta, Material Things, 782 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken, and Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Visitors Center, Suite 103 113 Laurens St., Aiken; (803) 867-3600

BEST DAM RIDE: Sunday, J. Strom Thurmond Dam, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, S.C.; registration 7 a.m., ride 8:30 a.m.; held by Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation; for all ages and abilities; lunch, gift bags, rest stop refreshments for cyclists;

GREATER AUGUSTA STAMP CLUB MEETING: 7 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church of Augusta Activities Building, 3500 Walton Way; mini-auction and trading; club meets second and fourth Mondays, except holidays

STORY TIME IN THE PARKS: 10-10:45 a.m.; for ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult; reading of children’s books by a volunteer; games, bring blanket or chair; free book for each child; May 7, Osbon Park Shelter, June 4, Crosland Park Shelter, July 2, Perry Park Shelter, Aug. 6, Osbon Park Shelter; (803) 642-7634

FIFTH ANNUAL HIGH-5-A-THON: Noon to 1 p.m. May 10, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; Cher Best of KISS96.3FM and Ashley Campbell of NBC26 will see who can get the most high fives from mall patrons in one hour; domestic violence awareness fundraiser benefits SafeHomes; make pledges at

SIXTH ANNUAL HEALTHY LIFESTYLE EXPO: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 375 Robert M. Bell Parkway, Aiken; fitness information, demonstrations and health screenings; sponsored by Aiken Regional Medical Centers and The Caring for Carolina Partners

SMITH-WATSON FAMILY: Reunion July 3-6, Aiken and Edgefield counties; (706) 399-0143, (803) 507-7461,

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;

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chester­field St.; Cancer Survivors Helping Others through Positive Encouragement; Cathy Cole, group facilitator, (803) 641-5389,; free;

PRO WRESTLING: Doors open 7:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m. first Saturdays, Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 and $7; 5 and younger free;

AIKEN AREA MYELINATORS MS SELF-HELP GROUP MEETING: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken; for those with multiple sclerosis and caregivers

EIGHTH ANNUAL UNDERCOVER ARTISTS SHOW: 7 p.m. May 1, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St., Augusta; undercover art auction including works by more than 100 local artists, community leaders and celebrities; food, music, raffle for a New York City getaway; benefits Camp to Be Independent, Walton Foundation for Independence’s camp for children and young adults with an acquired brain injury; $50; (803) 826-5809

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: THE MIDTOWN MEN: 7:30 p.m. May 13, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., Augusta; singing favorite ’60s hits;

ARE YOU READY TO BE GROWN CONFERENCE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31, University of South Carolina Aiken, Business Education Building, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; about 30 speakers will lead interactive workshops; pre-registration required by May 2, forms available at; $10 fee includes breakfast, lunch and conference materials; presented by Education Matters

SUNSET HOMES REUNION: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21, W.T. Johnson Community Center, 1610 Hunter St., Augusta; Janice Holmes (706) 736-5057

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