Upcoming events calendar

THIS WEEK

SAVE A LIFE TOUR: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday, Gym 3, Brainard Avenue, Fort Gordon; Richmond and Columbia County DUI Task Forces, Fort Gordon Fire Department and K9 Team exhibitions; hands-on drunk-driving simulator to show the impact of drinking and drugs on driving; open to public; (706) 791-4939

AUDOBON SOCIETY SILVER BLUFF PONDS FIELD TRIP: 9 a.m. Saturday, Silver Bluff Plantation Sanctuary, Kathwood Ponds, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; bird-watching around the ponds and other areas; free, open to public; Paul Koehler (803) 471-0291, pkoehler@audubon.org

VICTORIAN VALENTINE FAMILY FUN DAY: 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Saturday, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; special display of Victorian valentines from the 1850s-1910s; create Victorian valentine to take home; free with regular museum admission; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children, ages 5 and younger free; (706) 722-8454

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY SPRING 2010 FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Mondays through March 29; Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, University Hall 170; Monday, Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode), rating pending; Feb. 22, The Horse Boy, not rated; March 1, The Necessities of Life, not rated; March 8, Wendy and Lucy, rated R; March 15, Ricky, not rated; March 22, Crude, not rated; March 29, A Town Called Panic, not rated; free, open to public; (706) 729-2416

SIERRA CLUB SAVANNAH RIVER GROUP MEETING: 6:30 P.M. TUESDAY, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; viewing of the video Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home; open to public; Judy Gordon, gordonjudith@att.net

DAWN WALK: 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; $5 members, $10 others; registration required by Thursday; (706) 828-2109

UPCOMING

AUDUBON SOCIETY MERRY BRICK PONDS FIELD TRIP: 9 A.M. TO NOON SATURDAY, FEB. 20; MEET TO CARPOOL AT POPEYE'S CHICKEN, 450 WALTON WAY; LOOKING FOR DUCKS AND OTHER WINTERING BIRDS; free, open to public; Paul Koehler (803) 471-0291, pkoehler@audubon.org

A PETERSBURG BOAT PILOT: 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, March 20, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 24, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; character monologue based on oral histories of a man who piloted cotton boats from Petersburg to Augusta during the mid-19th century until 1900; (706) 722-8454

JOHN ROSEMOND VISIT: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; visit by the family psychologist and author of 12 books on child rearing and family life; $10 per person, $15 per couple; child care provided; (706) 733-2275

BASIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; bring photographic equipment; wear comfortable walking shoes; $5 members, $10 others; registration required by Thursday, March 4; (706) 828-2109

BIKE SWAMP SATURDAY: 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; one and a half hour ride to areas of the park not easily accessible by hiking; free; (706) 828-2109

VOLUNTEER WORK DAY: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; help keep the park beautiful; call to let Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy know if you plan to volunteer; (706) 828-2109

AUDUBON SOCIETY PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK FIELD TRIP: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 6, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; meet at Phinizy Swamp parking lot for a walking trip into the park; free, open to public; Paul Koehler (803) 471-0291, pkoehler@audubon.org

THE OTHER TUBMANS: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 6, April 17 and May 1, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; character monologue that explains connection between local Tubman slaves freed in the 1830s and William Tubman, president of Liberia from 1944-71; (706) 722-8454

AUDUBON SOCIETY BRICK POND PARK FIELD TRIP: 9 A.M. TO NOON SATURDAY, MARCH 13; MEET BEHIND NORTH AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN PARKING LOT, 100 GEORGIA AVE.; FREE, OPEN TO PUBLIC; Paul Koehler (803) 471-0291, pkoehler@audubon.org

AUDOBON SOCIETY LOVERS LANE AND AUGUSTA LEVEE FIELD TRIP: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 20; meet at Popeye's Chicken, 450 Walton Way; free, open to public; Paul Koehler (803) 471-0291, pkoehler@audubon.org

PAWS IN THE PARK: Fundraiser for CSRA Humane Society; registration 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, CSRA Humane Society pet shelter, 425 Wood St.; (706) 261-7387

ADOPT-A-STREAM AMPHIBIAN WORKSHOP: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, March 26, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; registration required by Wednesday, March 24; (706) 828-2109

AUDUBON SOCIETY WINGS AND THINGS FIELD TRIP: 9 A.M. TO NOON SATURDAY, APRIL 3, MEET AT Silver Bluff Plantation Sanctuary, Kathwood Ponds, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; looking for birds, dragonflies and butterflies; bring a bag lunch if you want to stay later into the afternoon; free, open to public; Paul Koehler (803) 471-0291, pkoehler@audubon.org

SONGBIRD WALK FIELD TRIP: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society hike looking for migrant birds coming into area and the return of summer birds; $3 members, $5 others; open to public; (706) 828-2109

NINTH ANNUAL SWAMP STOMP: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; 5K cross country course through the woods and wetlands, no hard surfaces; no strollers or pets; race day registration and packet pickup 7-7:45 a.m.; $23 early registration with shirt, $17 without shirt; $25 race day registration with shirt, $20 without shirt; advance registration recommended; register at www.active.com

AUDUBON SOCIETY LOVER'S LANE AND LEVEE FIELD TRIP: 8 A.M. TO NOON SATURDAY, APRIL 17, MEET TO CARPOOL AT POPEYE'S CHICKEN, 450 WALTON WAY; LOOKING FOR MIGRANT AND RETURNING SUMMER BIRDS; FREE, open to public; Paul Koehler (803) 471-0291, pkoehler@audubon.org

EARTH DAY WORK DAY: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; held by Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy; (706) 828-2109


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