The week ahead

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Augusta Futurity: The 28th annual cutting horse competition continues through Saturday at James Brown Arena, 605 Seventh St. Call (706) 828-7700 or visit



AUGUSTA CHORALE AUDITIONS: 7 p.m.; Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College, 1235 15th St.; singers should be able to read music; (706) 836-9426

RECITAL, ORGANIST ALVIN R. BLOUNT: 7:30 p.m.; St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave.; reception afterward; in memory of Amy Lovering Roberts, art teacher at St. Mary's School

BOOK DISCUSSION ON THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE: 6:30-8 p.m.; Columbia County Library, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; (706) 863-1946.


AUGUSTA COMMISSION RECREATION DEPARTMENT STUDY SUBCOMMITTEE: 10 a.m.; eighth-floor committee room, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

FROM TY TO CAL: A CENTURY OF BASEBALL IN AUGUSTA: Through June; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; exhibit includes souvenirs, photographs and game-used equipment that tell Augusta's baseball history; museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; $2-$4; children 5 and younger free; (706) 722-8454,

THE BLANCHE COLEMAN MEMORIAL CONCERT: Noon; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets, Riverwalk Augusta, part of Tuesday's Music Live; with Michelle Tabor; lunch $7, reservations required for lunch; (706) 722-3463

SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFIT: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1; Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road; with Brig. Gen. Randolph Strong, commanding general of the U.S. Signal Corps at Fort Gordon; benefits Youth Challenge Academy, a high school alternative for at-risk Georgia youths; $12; tickets available from Augusta South Rotary members; registration deadline Tuesday; (706) 731-7080

STORYLAND THEATRE: Tuesday-Saturday, The Frog Prince; show times 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows and 3 p.m. for Saturday family matinees; school performances require reservations, $4.50 per show for students, $11 for season; chaperones and teachers admitted free; special rates for home-school groups; matinee tickets cost $12 for season or $5 per show; Saturdays do not require reservations; free tickets available Saturdays for active-duty military and their families with a military ID;, (706) 736-3455


COLUMBIA COUNTY MEETING: Development Authority, 7:30 a.m.; general conference room in Building A of the Evans Government Complex.


A WINTER GATHERING OF WRITERS: 5:30 p.m.; 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; (706) 729-2416

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY: 7:30 p.m.; Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; with the Augusta Symphony String Quartet; $20; $7 rush tickets available concert evening to military and full-time students with a valid ID;; (706) 826-4705

HOPE HOUSE INC. BOARD MEETING: 5:30 p.m.; Hope House Inc., 2542 Milledgeville Road; (706) 737-9879


ENOPIAN YOUTH TROUPE REHEARSAL: 5:30 p.m.; Suite D, South Richmond Commercial Park, 3208 Mike Padgett Highway; certified instructor will prepare youths for the musical The Great Big Gopher Boat, April 12-14 at Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; (706) 771-7777,

STEEL MAGNOLIAS: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 2-3, and 3 p.m. Sunday; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $6 ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438


AUTHOR TALK AND CREATIVE WRITING CLASS: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Columbia County Library, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; Debbie Gates, author of The Yut Story, will give a class about creative writing and publishing; registration required; (706) 863-1946

CSRA PUBLIC ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; acceptable items include computers, scanners, printers and answering machines; unacceptable items include microwave ovens, televisions; (706) 821-0224


AUTHOR PATRICIA WYNN: 2-4 p.m.; Columbia County Library, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; author of Blue Satan Mystery Series will speak about her books; (706) 863-1946