The Week Ahead



SHEPEARD BLOOD CENTER BLOODMOBILE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 780 Old Louisville Road, Harlem

CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMFORTER'S ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS: 10:30 a.m. worship service at Savannah Rapids Pavilion; participants also are asked to bring school supplies to donate to needy pupils; (706) 210-1133


AIKEN COUNTY COUNCIL SPECIAL WORK SESSION: 6 p.m.; county council building on Richland Avenue West

AIKEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 7 p.m.; city hall on Park Avenue

VOLUNTEER COSMETOLOGIST CLASSES: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Cancer Society's Augusta office; licensed cosmetologists are being sought for volunteer training for the society's "Look Good, Feel Better" program; (706) 731-9900

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: vs. West Virginia Power, 7:05 p.m. Monday-Thursday; vs. Lexington Legends, 7:05 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5:35 p.m. Sunday; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road;

AIKEN COUNTY FIRST STEPS FOR FATHERS: 6-8 p.m., Freedman Parenting Center, 225 Aiken Road, Graniteville; (803) 663-4204

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 and 10-10:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building; $37.50; (706) 823-5294

ADULT CPR CLASSES: Single sessions; 6-9 p.m., Red Cross of Augusta, 1322 Ellis St.; $40; call to register; (706) 724-8481

LEUKEMIA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT: 7-8:30 p.m., Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; (800) 399-7312

BREAST SELF-EXAM: 4 p.m., University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141, (866) 774-4141

PINK MAGNOLIAS BREAST CANCER: 6:30 p.m., University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; group for partners of women with breast cancer meets at same time; free; (706) 774-4141


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

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: 5:30 p.m.; board's central office, 4781 Hereford Farm Road, Evans


GREENBRIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM ORIENTATION: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday for grades K-2 and Thursday for grades 3-5

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY: 5 p.m.; Pine View Baptist Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road, Martinez

COLUMBIA COUNTY MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE: 8 a.m. at Evans Government Complex auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; will be followed by meetings of the Planning, Building, Commercial and Engineering Services Committee and the Audit Committee; (706) 868-3379

AUDITIONS FOR PLAID TIDINGS : 7:30 p.m., Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue; bring a prepared musical number in the spirit of the show; pianist available for anyone with sheet music; karaoke CD will also be acceptable accompaniment; show dates: Nov. 14-15, 21-22, Dec. 4-6;

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m., Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; (706) 823-5294

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE -- BEGINNERS: 5:30-7 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, 1120 15th St., second floor, Terrace Dining, Magnolia Room; $40 per course level, $35 textbook; (706) 721-6929

FIRST AID CLASSES: Single sessions; 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 26, Red Cross of Augusta, 1322 Ellis St.; $35; call to register; (706) 724-8481

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT: 7 p.m., Augusta chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Ave.; (706) 731-9060

BETTER BREATHERS: 11:30 a.m., University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St. Sebastian Way at 13th Street; bring covered dish; (706) 774-5864

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 2-3 p.m., Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310, 3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle; for all caregivers; (706) 651-2283


FREE LEGAL HELP: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Bessie Thomas Senior Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; Georgia Legal Services Program staff will provide free noncriminal legal help to people 60 and older on a first come, first served basis; (706) 721-2327

WEE WISDOM -- CARING FOR NEWBORNS: Noon to 1 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first floor, Family Resource Library; free; for parents of children younger than 5; (706) 721-5437


THE WHIGS, THE CUBISTS, LANGUAGE ARTS: 10 p.m., Sky City, 1157 Broad St.; $5;


EVANS TOWNE CENTER CHAPTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: 5:30 p.m. in Evans Government Center Building A conference room; call Janice Matthews at (706) 312-7475 or go to

Total Dance Safari: 7:30 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; $3; silent auction; (803) 279-7345

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE AWARDS NIGHT: 7 p.m.; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; reception afterward; free; www.aikencommunity

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING: Dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Bobby's Bar-B-Q, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; for Brig. Gen. Barnard E. Bee Camp No. 1575; (803) 648-6072

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m., Augusta Orthopedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; answers about knee and hip pain; (706) 481-7604,

ADULT CPR/AED FIRST AID CLASSES: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator single sessions; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23, Red Cross of Augusta, 1322 Ellis St.; $60; Thursday's class includes blood-borne pathogens; call to register; (706) 724-8481

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30-7 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, first floor, Breast Health Services, 1120 15th St.; Nicole Aenchbacher, (706) 721-4109

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7 p.m., Augusta Oncology Associates, 3696 Wheeler Road; free; (706) 651-2283

INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, seventh floor, Room 7524, 1120 15th St.; for women and couples suffering from infertility; (706) 721-3832

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES: 5 p.m., University Hospital cafeteria conference rooms 1 and 2, 1350 Walton Way; adult support group; (706) 868-3241


MUSTANG SALLY: 9:30 p.m., The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon, 2834 Washington Road; $5 men, $3 women; (706) 364-1862

SCHOOL CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m. at Oakey Grove Baptist Church, 911 N. Belair Road, Evans; back-to-school prayer and praise celebration; youth groups are invited to participate; (706) 863-4215.

XTREME WEEKEND: Friday through Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road in Evans; starts with concert by Shawn McDonald and Trent Monk at 6:30 p.m. today, with afternoon and evening events Saturday and Sunday; (706) 869-0888, ext. 223, or

THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS: Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. N.W., Aiken; (803) 648-1181

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED): 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; (803) 648-1438

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday: Augusta Genealogical Society, 1109 Broad St.; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $35 society members, $40 others; includes lunch Saturday; (706) 722-4073


BENEFIT DINNER: 5-7 p.m. at Red Oak Manor, 410 N. Louisville St., Harlem; spaghetti dinner to help fund three local archers traveling to Antalya, Turkey, to compete in the 2008 Junior World Trials; e-mail or call (706) 836-4261

TONY PHILLIPS: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon, 2834 Washington Road; $5 men, $3 women; (706) 364-1862


CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: 8 p.m.; Eighth Street bulkhead; $6; (706) 821-1754

AUDITIONS FOR GUYS AND DOLLS: 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Aug. 19, Aiken Electric Cooperative building, 2790 Wagener Road, Aiken; auditions for speaking and singing parts for men and women ages 16 to senior citizens; an accompanist will be provided for singers; also need dancers and backstage help; for performance Nov. 7-9; David Culp, (803) 648-5253;