This week

THIS WEEK

BECOMING AN ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: Part of the Simplifying the Health Professions workshop series by Georgia Health Sciences University; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, C.T. Walker Magnet High School, 1301 Wrightsboro Road; free, open to all area parents, students and teachers; (706) 721-8331

WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM NIGHT: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, school gym, 1002 Patriot's Way; free, open to current and prospective students and parents; student organizations, clubs and athletics represented; preregistration and college advisement available; Principal Debbie Alexander (706) 868-4030

THE ART OF MARRIAGE: Marriage enrichment event; 7-9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Good News Church, 400 Warren Road; $45 couples, $25 singles; Rhonda Ball (706) 739-0022

L'AMOUR AT CAFE LAMAR: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh St.; heavy hors d'oeuvres by Jennifer Shuford of Tastefully Yours, Love Potion signature cocktails at open bar, entertainment by Ben Casella and George Dale; walk through the house with a chance to win prizes; fundraiser to benefit children's programs at the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson; $45, includes all food, drinks and entertainment; (706) 724-0436, www.historicaugusta.org

RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER COOKOUT/BAKE SALE: 11 a.m. Saturday, in front of Old Navy; hot dogs, soft drinks, baked goods; Magic the Dog taking pictures with kids; Stephanie Haley (864) 642-8332, stephaniehaley1975@yahoo.com

SIERRA CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unitarian Universalist Church Meeting Room, 3501 Walton Way; photos and adventures on local trails with Arno and Vilma Safram; free, open to the public; Judy Gordon (706) 650-8314, gordonjudith@att.net

UPCOMING

TOWN HALL MEETING: After the Dream: What Will You Do For Others ...?; 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Carrie J. Mays Life Center, 1014 11th Ave.; (706) 821-2828, (706) 821-6915

AUGUSTA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Thursday, Feb. 17, T-Bonz Steakhouse of Augusta, 2856 Washington Road; dinner 6:30 p.m., meeting 8 p.m.; guest speaker Sue Moore, Georgia Southern University archaeologist, talking about the Civil War-era Camp Lawton POW site in Millen, Ga.; buy dinner, no charge for the meeting; Vivian McDiarmid (706) 863-7964

PASTA FESTIVAL: Held by Italian-American Club of the CSRA; pasta with sauce, Italian sausage and/or meatballs, Italian bread, salad and tea; Italian cookies and pastries sold separately; lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, Hellenic Center of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; takeout available; Jim DiGieso (706) 228-5471

MARDI GRAS DINNER, DANCE AND AUCTION: Fundraiser by Outreach Committee of St. Paul's Episcopal Church to help feed the hungry; 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, River Room, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; Paul Roberts Fresh Music All-Star Band performing variety of dance music; Cajun food served with wines and other beverages; $35; available in advance or at door; (706) 724-2485

BECOMING A PHYSICIAN: Part of the Simplifying the Health Professions workshop series by Georgia Health Sciences University; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, 1324 Laney-Walker Blvd.; free, open to all area parents, students and teachers; (706) 721-8331

BECOMING A NURSE: Part of the Simplifying the Health Professions workshop series by Georgia Health Sciences University; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Academy of Richmond County, 910 Russell St.; free, open to all area parents, students and teachers; (706) 721-8331

MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW: Displays of items from around the world, demonstrations of lapidary arts, gemstones, precious and everyday gold and silver jewelry, mineral specimens and decorative items; free parking; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Julian Smith Casino; $3, ages 15 and under free; 23rd annual show sponsored by Aiken-Augusta Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society and Augusta Gem and Mineral Society; Shellie (803) 439-2625

PAWS IN THE PARK: Dog walk fundraiser for CSRA Humane Society; registration 9:30 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 425 Wood St.; minimum $5 donation to walk a shelter dog; (706) 261-7387 www.csrahs.org

BECOMING A DENTIST: Part of the Simplifying the Health Professions workshop series by Georgia Health Sciences University; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, 615 12th St.; free, open to all area parents, students and teachers; (706) 721-8331

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