Week ahead



HARLEM'S HANDS UP OUTREACH MINISTRIES THRIFT SHOP: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today-Friday at 110 S. Hicks St.; free bread available; donations of clothing, housewares, school supplies and other items also welcome; (706) 556-2259.

AIKEN PLANNING COMMISSION: 6 p.m. at city hall on Park Avenue.

AIKEN CITY COUNCIL: 7 p.m. at city hall.

DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: 6:30-9:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of North Augusta; for Augusta Players Youth Theatre; www.augustaplayers.org.

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Evans Government Center, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive.

AUGUSTA COMMISSION: 2 p.m., eighth floor, municipal building 530 Greene St.

RELAY BENEFIT: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Thomson Depot; McDuffie Animal Hospital will hold a spaghetti supper in memory of Alicia Sanderlin; all proceeds benefit Relay for Life; tickets cost $6 and can be purchased from the Animal Hospital at (706) 595-5386.

TUESDAY NIGHTS TOGETHER (TNT): 7 p.m. in the administration building of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; area single adults are invited to a communitywide fellowship and Bible study; (803) 279-6370.

POND SCHOOL: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Reed Creek Park; children ages 5 and older are invited to learn about aquatic life; free, and children must be accompanied by an adult; registration required by calling (706) 210-4027.

MARVIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CLOTHES CLOSET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church at Wheeler and Belair Roads; donations accepted on the first day of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ROTARY CLUB OF COLUMBIA COUNTY: 7 a.m. at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse; call President Lee Clark, (706) 863-2000.

EUCHEE CREEK STORY TIME: 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Euchee Creek Library, 5907 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; free.

ARCHAEOLOGY MEETING: 8 p.m. at Famous Dave's Restaurant, 2821 Washington Road; Dr. Mark Barnes will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Augusta Archaeological Society; free.

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m., Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St., Suite 400; ceremony and reception marking center's fifth anniversary and honoring Edward J. Cashin; held by the Augusta Canal Authority; (706) 823-0440.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m., Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Jim Perkins; free admission; (706) 312-7191, www.columbia countyga.gov.

ERIC HORNER IN CONCERT: 7 p.m. at Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall; a patriotic salute to America's military; free admission; limited tickets available for the public, available at the Fort Gordon Religious Information Center, Building 29601; call (706) 791-5653 for tickets and information.

HARLEM RELAY FOR LIFE: Begins at 7 p.m. today at Harlem High School; The American Cancer Society fundraiser will run through 7 a.m. Saturday.

ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE: 8-11 p.m.; Cutno Dance Center, 739 Greene St.; $5 members of the Augusta Tango Club, $10 others.

SPRING CARNIVAL: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lewiston Elementary School; rides, games, food, a silent auction and Mother's Day shopping; armbands cost $15, with individual game tickets for 50 cents, and are available in advance or at the carnival.

EARTH DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reed Creek Park, off Furys Ferry Road behind Zaxby's; www.columbia countyga.gov, or (706) 312-7195.

COLUMBIA COUNTY READS TOGETHER: 7 p.m. at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; author Steve Berry; free.

MISSION EVENT: 2:30 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church, 114 12th St., Augusta; General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia will hold its 10th District Women's Mission Ministry Anniversary; (478) 494-3631.

BEHIND THE SWING: THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF GOLF: Ends today, the exhibition Stories and Legends: Remembering the Augusta National Golf Club and the movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius , Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; The Science of Golf, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; for more information, visit www.augustamuseum.org and www.nationalscience center.org.