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THIS WEEK

SALVATION ARMY AUTO AUCTION PREVIEW AND SALE: Preview 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, sale 10 a.m. Feb. 2, Salvation Army Auction Yard, 1384 Greene St.; $5 registration fee; benefits the free Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation program, emergency shelter, soup line and job skills training; (706) 826-7933 ext. 3178

DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLIGENCE CAREER FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, Gordon Conference and Catering Center, Building 18402, 19th Street, Fort Gordon; Many employers on hand looking for job seekers with backgrounds and experience in information technology, cyber security, more; free; TransitionCareers.com

ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSION: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; For students and their parents to ask questions about the university and its offerings; representatives from admissions, financial aid, housing and athletics; (912) 344-2503, armstrong.edu

FIRST FRIDAY: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, downtown Augusta; artists, shopping specials, entertainment, performers; Schrodinger’s Cat eXtreme Theatre Games 8-10 p.m., Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; ‘80s Night 8 p.m., Sky City, 1157 Broad St.; Valentines, Violins and Van Gogh, wine and refreshments, Gallery on the Row, 1016 Broad St.; (706) 825-4702, augustaarts.com

INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGNS: 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, Highgrove Clubhouse, 1801 Prince George Ave., Evans; four Saturday sessions – Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and March 9 – offered by Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; $20 per session; registration required two weeks prior to class; refreshments provided; (706) 556-3417, (706) 533-1149, jukirkland@knology.net or vallenotr@aol.com

WILD GAME DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; includes deer, elk, quail, duck, turkey, shrimp, more; doors open 6 p.m.; bluegrass music by Doug and The Henrys; silent auction; live auction begins 7:45 p.m.; $12, ages 3-12 $7, ages 2 and younger free; (803) 279-7525

SEVENTH ANNUAL LUCY CRAFT LANEY HERITAGE GALA: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; benefits Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History; $75; deadline for ticket purchase Jan. 21; (706) 724-3576, lucycraftlaneymuseum.com

ELEPHANT BRUNCH: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, James Brown Arena plaza, 601 Seventh St.; presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey; see how much an elephant eats a day; free

LIVE AND LET LIVE TOWN HALL MEETING: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, Friedman Branch Library, 1447 Jackson Road; brainstorming for ways to reverse the trend of violence in the city; free

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF AUGUSTA: 1:30-3:15 p.m. Saturdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; tickets available at Augusta Visitors Center; tour museum, then board Lady Libby trolley; explore downtown, tales of Augusta history; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; (706) 724-4067, bit.ly/S1QyIJ

FORT GORDON TOASTMASTERS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Fort Gordon Signal Tower, 504 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon; practice leadership and public speaking skills; Wednesdays at the Organizational Conference Room (Fish Bowl) at the base of Signal Tower, next to the Signal Corps Museum and Chef Redd’s Cafe; open to the public, fortgordon.toastmastersclubs.org

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTION HOURS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; home with a fenced yard required for dog adoptions; home inspection may be required; adoption fees $125 cats, $125-$175 dogs; (706) 261-PETS, csrahumanesociety.org

UPCOMING

AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING: RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE COTTAGE CEMETERY: 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; Anne Sherman, speaker; monthly meetings 3 p.m. first Thursdays, Augusta Museum of History second floor History Theater; free; augustagensociety.org

HISTORIC AUGUSTA’S OLD HOUSE FAIR: reception 6 p.m., lecture 7 p.m. Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; educational event for homeowners seeking information about rehabilitating and maintaining older homes; historicaugusta.org

VALENTINE DANCE: American Legion Post 63, 90 Milledge Road; doors 7 p.m., music by Funtastix 8-11 p.m.; door prizes, finger foods, 50/50 drawing

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK WATERFOWL DRIVING TOUR: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; Trip featured by Phinizy Swamp education center, going into the constructed wetlands in vehicles looking at ducks using the wetlands; registration requested; Ruth Mead in charge, Anne Waters and Lois Stacey helping with scopes and identification; $5 members, $8 others; (706) 796-7707, aikenaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

SAINT PAUL’S ANNUAL MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, St. Paul’s Church, River Room, 605 Reynolds St.; dinner party, dance, auction; music of Paul Roberts All Stars Band; benefits food pantries and Fenwick Street soup kitchen; $40; (706) 724-2485, saintpauls.org

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; live interactive stage show; chances to win just for being in the audience; $35, $40, $45; augustaentertainment
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GRU EQUALITY FEBRUARY MEETING: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 12, GRU Health System – Terrace Dining Cafeteria Conference Room (second floor), 1120 15th St.; discussing LGBT Health Awareness Week March 25-29, DP benefits, more; association does not indicate identification as LGBT, allies welcome and encouraged; free; gruequality.weebly.com

WINTER JAM 2013 WITH TOBYMAC: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; featuring RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Royal Tailor with a message from national speaker Nick Hall; Youth Music Vault Pre-Jam Party including performances from Jason Castro, OBB and Capital Kings; $10 at door, no ticket required; jamtour.com

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: RONNIE MILSAP: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; American country music singer and pianist playing romantic favorites on Valentine’s Day with Symphony Orchestra Augusta; $15, $25, $40; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org

PRECISION DIFFERENTIAL PHOTOMETRY FROM A NON-PRECISION SITE: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, GRU New Science Center Conference Room W1008, 2500 Walton Way; presented by Astronomy Club of Augusta; Dr. Joseph H. Jones, associate professor of physics at North Georgia College and State University and astronomy and astrophysics teacher at Clemson University, speaker; amateur participation encouraged; refreshments, new member orientation, Q&A; lunar observing after meeting; angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta

INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGNS: 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Highgrove Clubhouse, 1801 Prince George Ave., Evans; four sessions – Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and March 9 – offered by Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; $20 per session; registration required two weeks prior to class; refreshments provided; (706) 556-3417, (706) 533-1149, jukirkland@knology.net or vallenotr@aol.com

FOURTH ANNUAL AUGUSTA BLUES FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; fourth annual festival featuring Millie Jackson, Mel Waiters, TK Soul, Klass Band, Theodis Ealey; $39.50, $47.50; tickets Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena, (877) 4AUGTIX or georgialinatix.com, augustaentertainment
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BEULAH GROVE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way; (706) 722-4999

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL CONCERTS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Augusta; concerts of Beethoven’s music: Feb. 19, Hardin PAC, Feb. 23, First Baptist Church of Augusta, Feb. 24, Maxwell PAT; all three concerts – $30, four tickets $100; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org

30901 DEVELOPMENT CORP. INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way; (706) 823-0905, 30901dc.org

BBQ AND JEANS ON GREENE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; good food, good ‘spirits’ and good music fill the Great Hall for a night of good times with friends; benefits Sacred Heart; reservations required

EIGHTH ANNUAL AUGUSTA HOME & GARDEN SHOW: 2-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; thousands of square feet of exhibits; 2-7 p.m. Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24; Ahmed Hassan Feb. 23 and 24; $7.50 ages 17-64, $5 ages 65 and older and retired military, free ages 16 and younger and active military with ID; augustahomeandgarden show.com

HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY – MILES HOFFMAN AND THE AMERICAN CHAMBER PLAYERS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $25 adults, $7 school-age children; hjcms.org

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES SYMPHONY SERIES: DELIBERATELY BEETHOVEN: Saturday 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Guest artists The Perlman, Quint Bailey Trio – Navah Perlman (piano), Phillipe Quint (violin), Zuill Bailey (cello); $10, $15, $20, $45; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA: BITS OF BEETHOVEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Featuring Tim Marrone as Beethoven; adult $10, child/student $5; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org

Heart Month Celebration: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center; free presentation by cardiologist Dr. Mac Bowman and licensed dietitian Angela Johnson; lunch served, reservations required; register online by phone; (706) 828-2502, (866) 591-2502, universityhealth.org/calendar

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; memorable tunes performed exactly as they were written with Classical Mystery Tour and Symphony Orchestra Augusta; $15, $25, $40; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org

INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGNS: 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, Highgrove Clubhouse, 1801 Prince George Ave., Evans; four sessions – Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and March 9 – offered by Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; $20 per session; registration required two weeks prior to class; refreshments provided; (706) 556-3417, (706) 533-1149, jukirkland@knology.net or vallenotr@aol.com

CORNED BEEF COMES TO AUGUSTA: Fundraiser for Adas Yeshurun Synagogue; advance sales only by phone or online; dine in or carry out 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road; free delivery of orders of 10 or more sandwiches March 18 ($5 delivery fee for fewer sandwiches); $10 per plate, includes kosher corned beef sandwiches on Jewish rye bread, chips, pickle, mints, condiments, drink; (706) 736-8788, adasyeshurun.net

PIGJAM: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; barbecue by BBQ Barn; music by Sibling String; raffle; $35, benefits restoration of Sacred Heart Cultural Center; (706) 826-4700

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: GUYS AND DOLLS: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; presented by the Upper School; $12, students $10, Augusta Prep students and faculty receive one free ticket


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