Week Ahead



THREE SIDES PERCUSSION TRIO: 7:30 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $5; Augusta State students, faculty and staff free with JagCard; (706) 667-4100

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: 3 p.m., St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; with W. David Lynch; free, nursery provided; benefits Augusta Urban Ministries; (706) 724-9641


CSRA WRITERS MEETING: 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Columbia County Library; writers needing a support group are invited to bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.

TURF TRAINING: 9-11:30 a.m.; the Columbia County Extension Service will hold a training opportunity for the green industry, with a session on diseases of turfgrass; register by calling (706) 868-3413.

Columbia County Community Events Committee: 5:45- 6:45 p.m. at the Evans Government Complex, general conference room, Building A; 630 Ronald Reagan Drive

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

PIANISTS CLARA PARK AND MARTIN JONES: 7:30 p.m., St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave.; reception afterward; (706) 733-6627

TEEN OPEN MIC: 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 26, Diamond Lakes Branch Library, 101 Diamond Lakes Way; teens may read poetry, rap, play an instrument or perform other talents; for ages 12-18; free; register at the door or in advance by visiting or calling library; (706) 772-2432

TEST PREP WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., T.W. Josey High School, 1701 15th St.; discussion of SAT, ACT and NCAA guidelines; parents, junior and senior students and athletes encouraged to attend; public is invited; (706) 737-7360


HEALTH SEMINARS: 7 p.m. in the community room at Earth Fare on Furys Ferry Road; Dr. Jason McRae, of the Southern Health and Wellness Center, will hold free seminars on mental health; for reservations, call (706) 869-7474.

AUGUSTA ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION FREE SEMINAR: 7 p.m. at Elmcroft Assisted Living, The Pass at Furys Ferry Road; seminar will be on late-stage Alzheimer's care; (706) 731-9060.

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

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

ALZHEIMER'S LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St.; with Dr. Suzanne Smith, the director of the Memory Disorder Clinic at MCG; register by noon Monday; (706) 731-9060

WOMEN'S CHORUS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 129 Pendleton St., Aiken; aikenchorus@gmail.com

PARENT MATH NIGHT: 6-7:30 p.m., Rollins Elementary School, 2160 Mura Drive; parents will play math games with their children; CRCT practice books will be sent home with each parent; (706) 796-4972


GARDEN SERIES: 12:10 p.m.; Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series, with a session on trees; call Extension Agent Charles Phillips at (706) 868-3413.

CHILD SEAT CHECK: Safe Kids East Central will hold safety seat inspection at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office substation on Ronald Reagan Drive; (706) 541-3970, or www.mcghealth.org.


WINTER JAM: 7 p.m., James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; with TobyMac, NewSong, Hawk Nelson, Brandon Health, Francesca Battistelli, Stephanie Smith and speaker Tony Nolan; $10 at door; (706) 722-3521

FISHER BENEFIT: 6:30 p.m. at The Inner Bean Coffee House on Davis Road in Martinez; David Owen will perform to benefit the Fort Gordon Fisher House for families of wounded service members; silent auction; free, donations accepted; call Claire Moore at (706) 589-0132.

KING CELEBRATION: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Brookwood Elementary School, 455 S. Old Belair Road; fifth-graders will present their annual tribute, "I Remember Martin Luther King Jr."; free; (706) 855-7596.

OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 p.m., Westminster Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road; (706) 731-5260, ext. 2220, or e-mail alynch@wsa.net.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING: 7 p.m. at Earth Fare on Furys Ferry Road; benefits the American Lung Association; $10 per person; (706) 288-3042.


DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER: 7:30 p.m., Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12.50-$35; (706) 722-8341

OSIRIS PIANO TRIO: 8 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $25 general public, $7 schoolchildren; no children 5 or younger; Augusta State students, faculty and staff with JagCard gets free admission; presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society; (706) 667-4100

EXHIBIT OPENING: Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; opens "A Community that Heals," a permanent exhibit covering the nearly 200-year history of health care in the area; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children; free for children 4 and younger and museum members; (706) 722-8454.


HEART PROGRAM: 10-11:30 a.m. and 11:30-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn Augusta West off Jimmie Dyess Parkway; MCGHealth Cardiologist Gyanendra Sharma will present "Who, Me? A Heart Attack?"; free health screenings and 10-year risk assessments will also be offered; (706) 721-4997 or www.mcghealth.org.

TASTERS GUILD TASTING: 8 p.m., Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; zinfandels and terroir with Ronnie Hammond and John Scogin; nonmembers welcome; reservations required; (803) 279-9522

DOG PARK RIBBON-CUTTING: 3 p.m., dog park at Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.; (706) 722-4866

AUGUSTA NEWCOMERS CLUB POT LUCK DINNER: call for time and location; Jeannie Hipsher (706) 210-7547

WATERFOWL WALK: 9 a.m. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; register by Jan. 15; (706) 828-2109