Week ahead



AIKEN CITY COUNCIL: 7 p.m., municipal building, Park Avenue.

FASHION SHOW: 5 p.m., Harlem High School auditorium; fashion show to benefit Safe Homes of Augusta; registration $5; e-mail Ka'Neesha Caldwell atmisskaneesha@yahoo.com.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: University Hospital; conducted by Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services; (706) 774-2769.

ST. JUDE BENEFIT: through Friday, The Core Center, 3617 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez; week of Pilates and yoga for the St. Jude Children's Hospital; (706) 869-1544.


AIKEN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: 7 p.m., 1000 Brookhaven Drive

ARBOR DAY 2008: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reed Creek Wetland Park & Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane (behind Zaxby's on Furys Ferry Road), Martinez; free

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: 5:30 p.m., Columbia County Board of Education Central Office, 4781 Hereford Farm Road, Evans

TUESDAY NIGHTS TOGETHER: 7 p.m., administration building, First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; community-wide fellowship and Bible study for area single adults; (803) 279-6370.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW : 7 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free with JagCard; $7 general public; presented by the American Shakespeare Center's international touring division; (706) 667-4100.


GARDEN SERIES: 12:10-12:45 p.m., Columbia County library; Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series; on insect control on ornamentals; (706) 868-3413.

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $15 and $20, with limited number of VIP floor seats available; (706) 722-3521.


LOVE AROUND THE WORLD: VALENTINE'S EVENING OF LOVE SONGS: 7 p.m., Pullman Hall, 560 Walton Way; Georgia's Three Tenors, four-course dinner and wines with each course; $75; (803) 648-3373 for reservations.

THE GOAT: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Feb. 21-23; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $20; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com.

EMPLOYER EXPO: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christenberry Field House, Wrightsboro Road; 60 employers offering full-time and part-time positions as well as summer jobs and internships; attendees are urged to dress professionally and bring resumes; (706) 737-1604.


EDUCATOR EXPO: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christenberry Field House, Wrightsboro Road; attendees are urged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes; (706) 737-1604.

EVENING IN IRELAND: 7:30 p.m.; Augusta's Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold an Evening in Ireland with Irish music and dancing; $15; (706) 825-3192.

CABARET : 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Friday-Saturday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100; $30-$39; $25 show only; www.fortgordon.com/theatre.htm.

PATRICK BLANCHARD AND TURNER SIMKINS: 7 p.m.; Boeckh Park Pavilion in Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; (803) 613-1641.


COLUMBIA COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY PRECINCT MEETINGS: 10 a.m., Columbia County Board of Education meeting room, 4781 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; U.S. Rep. Paul Broun will be the guest speaker; registration begins at 9 a.m.; www.columbiacountyrepublicanparty.org, or (706) 267-3499.

2008 HEART HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; (706) 828-2502 or toll free at (866) 591-2502.

SOUNDS OF JAZZ: 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $10 for individual tickets and $30 for series tickets


MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: Augusta soprano Funmilayo Eke Harmon, 2 p.m. , Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; free; (706) 724-7501.