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WHERE: Sacred Heart Cultural Center

WHEN: Friday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: The movie for the night will be "The General" with theatre organist Ron Carter. Admission is $12. A cash bar and concessions will be available. Watch and be amazed by the most expensive stunt in silent movie history. Sacred Heart is located at 1301 Greene St., Augusta.


WHERE: Festival Off Main, downtown Thomson

FOR MORE INFO: Call Johnette Bell at 706-595-3087


WHERE: Fort Gordon Army Base, Barton Field, Augusta

WHEN: September 26-27

FOR MORE INFO: Everyone who comes out can enjoy the hot air balloons, games, food, carnival and horses. The proceeds for this event go to the families of the service men and women from Fort Gordon Army Base. There will be a "Horses in Motion" event on Saturday and a Horse Show on Sunday. The Parade of Breeds will showcase the natural splendor of all the represented breeds and the "Horses in Motion" will give onlookers a small glimpse into the wide variety of the various disciplines practiced with the represented breeds. Beside the equestrian events, twenty plus hot air balloons will take off from the field each morning at 6:30 a.m. If you are up to it a tether hot air balloon ride is also available.


WHERE: Tom Watson's Hickory Hill

WHEN: Exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 19

FOR MORE INFO: There will be a special opening reception from 1-4 p.m. Hickory Hill is located at 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson. This is a beautiful collection of 21 pieces of art from some of the men who came to the American South during the 18th and 19th centuries seeking to document the unique birds, insects, trees, plants and animals that inhabit our region. A rare Mark Catesby folio will be on exhibit in the parlor. Dr. Rudy Mancke will be on hand Saturday, October 17, at 2 p.m. for a very special Conversation in the Gardens. This presentation will be held in the Monroe Kimbrel Gardens at 310 Tom Watson Way, Thomson. The talk and the exhibit viewing following the talk are free. Please bring a chair. Visit or call 706-595-7777 for information or directions.

Web posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009

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