The week ahead



AUGUSTA SYMPHONY YOUTH COMPETITION: 1 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free;

INHERIT THE WIND : 3 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $17 adults, $15 ages 60 and older, $12 students, $6 ages 11 and younger; (803) 648-1438


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

WINTER WINE WARM-UP: 6-8 p.m., Hammond's Ferry, 49 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; $6.50; RSVP to (803) 613-1641


AIKEN BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS: 5:30 p.m. at municipal building

COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: 5:30 p.m. in auditorium of the school board office at 4781 Hereford Farm Road in Evans; (706) 541-0650

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

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE VOLUNTEERS: 5:30-8 p.m.; training for Child Enrichment volunteers; (706) 737-4631,

COLUMBIA COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION: 11:30 a.m. at Ryan's restaurant in Martinez; Georgia Retired Educators Association President Dr. Beverly Roberts will speak; (706) 860-3969

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

YART'S ACTORS STUDIO: Children and youth class 6 p.m., advanced class 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday; Dayspring Baptist, 4220 Frontage Road; $500 per pupil per session; (706) 210-8915

TASTING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; tasting Torrontes, Bonarda, and Malbec; $20 in advance, $25 at door if space available; reservations recommended; (803) 279-9522


GREATER NORTH AUGUSTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A.M. CONNECTION: 7:15 a.m., North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; with chamber President Brian Tucker; (803) 279-2323


ANTIQUES IN THE HEART OF AIKEN: Preview party 7-9 p.m. Thursday, $60, includes weekend show pass; show and sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; $8 (good all three days of show and sale); (803) 641-9094


BRIAN LAM CONCERT: 7 p.m., Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; benefits the ALS Association; $10 at Family Christian Stores, 204 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; $12 at the door; contact Stephen Lam at


GAME TOURNAMENT: 11 a.m., The Tournament Center, 1824 Wylds Road, Augusta; Harlem High School band will play host to a Rock Band , Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero tournament; cost is $15 per game; register at or call (706) 495-7377