TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:30 AM
Rimfire Challenge
Sharpe Shooters Outdoor Range – If you like to plink with the 22, bring your pistol and rifle and participate in our Rimfire Challenge! Those who participate will be entered into the quarterly drawing. 9:30 doors open for registration, 10:00am live fire Cost: $20 ($15 for range and NRA members) Registration on Practiscore: https://practiscore.com/sharpe-rimfire-challenge-september-2017/register
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:30 AM
Family Storytime
Aiken County Public Library – Help foster a love a reading with books, songs, and interactive activities that support early literacy skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Family Storytime is a repeat of the previous Storytime Friday.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM
Maxwell Library Movie Time for Kids
Maxwell Branch Library – Join Maxwell Library for a showing of a kid oriented, G or PG rated, movie. ALL ages welcome. This month's theme borrows from Banned Books Week. Each movie is based on a novel that has been banned or challenged. To learn more about Banned Books Week visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned This week's selection is "James and the Giant Peach." Rated PG for "some frightening images." From Wikipedia: " 'James and the Giant Peach' is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi, directed by Henry Selick, and starred Paul Terry as James. The film is a combination of live action and stop-motion animation. Co-stars Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes played James's aunts in the live-action segments, and Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, David Thewlis, and Margoyles voiced his insect friends in the animation sequences." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_and_the_Giant_Peach_(film) And: " 'James and the Giant Peach' is a popular children's novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The plot centres on a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with seven magically-altered garden bugs he meets. They set off on a journey to escape from James' two mean and cruel aunts. Roald Dahl was originally going to write about a giant cherry, but changed it to James and the Giant Peach because a peach is 'prettier, bigger and squishier than a cherry.' The book has become a regular target for censorship." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_and_the_Giant_Peach No food or drink allowed. No Registration Required. Per regular Augusta-Richmond County Public Library policy children younger than 10 cannot be left in the library unattended. For further details see: http://arcpls.org/about-us/policies/unattended-child-child-safety-policy/
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 7:00 AM
Volunteer with the Sirens
Soul City Sirens – Join #Augusta's Soul City Sirens outside Frog Hollow Tavern to run the water aid station for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta (lunch provided)! SIGN UP ASAP: https://vmodcui.active.com/volunteer/jobs?eventGroupId=588904&jobGroupId=76602 We'll be handing out drinks, food, and powerbars to the athletes - help us cheer them on! The grant the team receives for this event goes towards renting practice space throughout the year.
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:15 PM
3-Gun Match
Sharpe Shooters Outdoor Range – A 3-Gun (pistol, carbine, shotgun) match and we are looking to have some fun along the way! This is not a sanctioned match...rather a club-level one for fun. We are welcoming those who have experience shooting other type matches who want to try their hand at a competition using any pistol and carbine of their choice...Glock 17, Sig Sauer 320, AR-15, SKS, AK-47, Just Right Carbine, a favorite race gun, etc. Shotguns should be semi-autos with the plugs removed for maximum round count loading. Cost: $20 ($15 for range and NRA members) Registration is available on Practiscore: https://practiscore.com/sharpe-3-gun-september-2017/register
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 3:00 PM
Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass
Saint Francis Old Catholic Church – The last will be first and the first will be last. Let us strive to be the least to help others as much as possible. Saint Francis Old Catholic Church meets at Saint Alban's Episcopal Church on Lumpkin Road in Augusta, GA. The Mass readings can be found at: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092417.cfm
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:00 PM
Children are the Future: On the global rights of children
Augusta University College of Education – This exhibit was created to illustrate the principles in the resolution and to create dialogue about the rights of children throughout the world. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, a landmark in the history of human rights, was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. The 1990 World Summit for Children set important goals for the world’s children. The 2002 Special Session on Children included child delegates for the fist time in UN history and ended with the adoption of the resolution, “A World Fit for Children.” Together we can foster safe, healthy, and happy children – the leaders of today and tomorrow.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 10:00 AM
Maxwell Library Story Time
Maxwell Branch Library – Join Maxwell Library for a half hour of Story Time. A library staff member or volunteer will read a selection of stories that have a theme (TBD). Aimed at pre-readers and early readers but ALL ages are welcome. Groups of 4 or more Require Registration. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 AM
Eat for Augusta U
Augusta University Alumni – Want to support Augusta University? All you have to do is EAT! Eat for Augusta U is one of several events helping to raise funds and friends for Augusta University. On Thursday, September 28th we encourage the community to dine out at participating restaurants as a way to give back. Visit augusta.edu/igive for a list of participating restaurants! #IGIVEAugusta
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 - Sep 29 @ 9:00 AM
Children are the Future: On the global rights of children
Augusta University College of Education – This exhibit was created to illustrate the principles in the resolution and to create dialogue about the rights of children throughout the world. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, a landmark in the history of human rights, was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. The 1990 World Summit for Children set important goals for the world’s children. The 2002 Special Session on Children included child delegates for the fist time in UN history and ended with the adoption of the resolution, “A World Fit for Children.” Together we can foster safe, healthy, and happy children – the leaders of today and tomorrow.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 10:00 AM
Maxwell Library Morning Book Club
Maxwell Branch Library – Come discuss the chosen book for the month. Visit https://maxwellbookclub.wordpress.com/ for details. This month's book is "A Man Called Ove" by Frederik Backman. https://maxwellbookclub.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/sep-28-a-man-called-ove-by-frederik-backman/
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM
Faculty Recital: Melissa Givens, Soprano
Augusta University Department of Music – Recently appointed Assistant Professor of Voice Melissa Givens presents a debut faculty recital of songs written in the composers' 50th year in collaboration with Dr. Rosalyn Floyd, piano. "The Artist at 50" is a collection of mostly little- and unknown gems from composers including Massenet, Satie, Meyerbeer, Copland, and Bernstein. There's plenty of grrrl power on the program from composers Cécile Chaminade, Josephine Lang, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Margaret Bonds, and Ann Rivers Witherspoon; and poets Ina Coolbrith, Louise Perny, Emily Dickinson, and Gardner McFall. We hope to see you there! Tickets: General Public: $5 AU & EGSC* students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid JagCard. *To order EGSC free tickets please call or stop by the Maxwell Theatre Box Office.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 2:00 PM
Maxwell Library Movie Time for Adults
Maxwell Branch Library – Join Maxwell Library for a showing of a themed set of movies over the course of a month. This month's theme borrows from Banned Books Week. Each movie is based on a novel that has been banned or challenged. To learn more about Banned Books Week visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned This week's selection is "To Kill A Mockingbird." From Wikipedia: " 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. It stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as Scout." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_(film) And: "To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was 10 years old." "As a Southern Gothic novel and a Bildungsroman, the primary themes of To Kill a Mockingbird involve racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. Scholars have noted that Lee also addresses issues of class, courage, compassion, and gender roles in the American Deep South. The book is widely taught in schools in the United States with lessons that emphasize tolerance and decry prejudice. Despite its themes, To Kill a Mockingbird has been subject to campaigns for removal from public classrooms, often challenged for its use of racial epithets." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird No food or drink allowed. No Registration Required.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 5:30 PM
Free! Final Summer Paddle Series: Downtown Augusta
Savannah Riverkeeper – Join Savannah Riverkeeper for our final Summer Paddle Series outing on the Savannah River! Get out for a fun, and short excursion between downtown Augusta and North Augusta. Meet by 5:30 pm at the Boathouse. We'll paddle downriver to SRK headquarters canoe and kayak launch. Let's swim, paddle and play around on the water before dinner and a bonfire! This outing is FREE to celebrate the end of our paddle series. It does not include a boat; message us for recommendations for standup paddleboard or kayak rental. Join us afterward for our Volunteer Appreciation Party & Post-Paddle Potluck. See the event for details! Even though it's free of charge, please register through the link so we can plan accordingly. Bring your own water, sunscreen and bug spray. For those bringing their own boats, please adhere to the following rules to ensure a smooth and safe trip for everyone: *Limit 2 people per canoe/kayak. *All boats will be inspected for safety. *Must have a PFD (lifejacket) and whistle.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 7:00 PM
Mom's Night Out
Kid to Kid – We are so excited about our first ever Mom's Night Out! Leave the kids, husbands, and boyfriends at home because this night of fun is just for you awesome moms! Come join us September 29th from 7:00-9:00pm, that's right ladies, we are open a whole hour later than usual just for you moms! We're giving moms: *25% off regular price merchandise store wide, including new product and equipment! * We have several amazing sponsors who have donated awesome door prizes! Check back daily for details! *FREE raffle tickets to enter to win door prizes and Kid to Kid gift cards! *Door prizes every 10 minutes! *cupcakes and drinks provided Plan on a well deserved night out! Tag your family and best gal pals and comment below letting us know you're coming!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 7:00 PM
Volunteer Appreciation Party & Post-Paddle Potluck
Savannah Riverkeeper – We have an incredible base of volunteers and river rats ready to work for the river at a moment's notice—from helping out at events and cleaning up our neighborhoods to paddling for safety crew, or acting as an advocacy street team for issues that matter. We could not do our work without you! Let's get together for a fun evening potluck after our Free! Final Summer Paddle Series: Downtown Augusta to celebrate your good work and say THANK YOU to these amazing volunteers. If you've worked with us this past year, we want to see you! All our volunteers and supporters are welcome, just RSVP to info@savannahriverkeeper.org. It's free, but we're encouraging a $5 donation for dinner and drinks, or bring a dish! We'll have craft beers from our watershed around the bonfire, lots of wine and snacks, desserts and more.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 11:00 AM
Maxwell Library Movie Time for Kids
Maxwell Branch Library – Join Maxwell Library for a showing of a kid oriented, G or PG rated, movie. ALL ages welcome. This month's theme borrows from Banned Books Week. Each movie is based on a novel that has been banned or challenged. To learn more about Banned Books Week visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned This week's selection is "Animal Farm." From Wikipedia: " 'Animal Farm' is a 1954 British adult animated comedy-drama film by Halas and Batchelor, based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. It was the first British animated feature to be released (Water for Firefighting and Handling Ships, two feature length wartime training films, were produced earlier, but did not receive a formal cinema release). The US CIA paid for the filming, part of the American cultural offensive during the Cold War, and influenced how Orwell's ideas were to be presented. The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell's work and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London that had made propaganda films for the British government." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm_(1954_film) and " 'Animal Farm' is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin ("un conte satirique contre Staline"), and in his essay "Why I Write" (1946), wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole"." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm Some history on it's being banned: http://censorshipofanimalfarmpage.weebly.com/censorship-history-of-animal-farm.html No food or drink allowed. No Registration Required. Per regular Augusta-Richmond County Public Library policy children younger than 10 cannot be left in the library unattended. For further details see: http://arcpls.org/about-us/policies/unattended-child-child-safety-policy/
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM
$500+ Anniversary Tournament
Cardboard Castle Games – The release of Ixalan marks our 3rd year anniversary and to celebrate we are holding a big event with big prizes. As always this event comes right after the new standard rotation so it will be the perfect time to try out your new deck ideas that Ixalan brings. On top of the great prizes given to the top 16 players, we will have many door prizes to give out as well. Registration Starts: 11 am Event Starts: Noon Entry Cost: $10 Format: Standard Prize Structure: 1st - $200 Store Credit 2nd - $100 Store Credit 3rd & 4th - $50 Store Credit 5th-8th - $25 Store Credit 9th-16th - $10 Store Credit
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM
Trish Collins Book Signing
Aiken County Public Library – Trish is a new and up coming author, entertaining readers with her fast wit and sassy comebacks. She loves to tell stories about life, love and of course sex. Trish is married to her husband, and has two adult children. Her daughter's cat Zelda, loves to help and reminds her when it's time to take a break to give her some loving. Trish is a little obsessed with physical fitness, being a former gymnast.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 3:00 PM
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Rated PG-13)
Aiken County Public Library – Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.