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AARP certified tax-aide volunteer Fran Crittenden (left) helps Ila Garner, of Augusta, prepare her taxes at the Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA. AARP volunteers are helping area seniors with their preparations during tax season. AARP Tax-Aide will once again offer free tax assistance to those with low and middle incomes. Those coming to the center need to bring last year's returns and any documents relating to income in 2006.




GUYS AND DOLLS: Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. today, Feb. 23-24 and March 1-3; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue; $39 civilians; $36 seniors, retirees, Department of Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above; active-duty E6 and below $30; show only $25; (706) 793-8552,

FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD: 7 and 8 p.m.; show about how slaves used astronomy and song to escape bondage, Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 4K-12th grade; (803) 641-3645

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY BREAKFAST: 9 a.m.; Holiday Inn, 2155 Gordon Highway; with Jane V. Kidd, new chairwoman of the Georgia Democratic Party; $8 breakfast; (706) 733-0190

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE: 3 and 8 p.m.; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; about dating, romance, marriage; $17, $15 for seniors; (803) 648-1438

HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dillard's, Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road; University Hospital healthy heart health fair; free blood sugar testing, blood pressure screening; (706) 828-2502 or (866) 591-2502

VIOLINIST RACHEL BARTON PINE: 7:30 p.m.; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; $20, $30, $40; military and full-time students with a valid ID can purchase $7 tickets the day of show (if available); (706) 826-4705,

FINISHING TOUCHES OPEN DRESS REHEARSALS: 10:30 a.m.; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension; Augusta Symphony Masterworks performances with Rachel Barton Pine (today) and Benedetto Lupo (March 17); $5 adults, children free; (706) 826-4705



Sand Hills Community Center
(Walk-in site)
2540 Wheeler Road,
(706) 842-1912Tuesdays through April 10; noon to 4 p.m.
Thursdays through April 12; 1 to 5 p.m.
Columbia County Senior Center
(Walk-in site)
5913 Euchee Creek Drive,
(706) 556-0308Mondays through April 9; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Doctors Hospital
(By appointment only)
3651 Wheeler Road,
H2U Building, Augusta
(706) 651-6716Wednesdays through April 11; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fridays through April 13; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friedman Library
(Walk-in site)
1447 Jackson Road,
706) 736-6758Thursdays through April 12; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Columbia County Library
(Walk-in site)
720 N. Belair Road,
Meeting Room Ground Level, Evans
(706) 863-1946Tuesdays through April 10; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jeff Maxwell Library
(Walk-in site)
1927 Lumpkin Road,
(706) 793-2020Tuesdays through April 10; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fridays through April 13; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays through April 14; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.