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CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: 7 p.m. April 29, 8 p.m. May-August; bring seating, picnic; $6; (706) 495-6238, gardencityjazz.com

FIRST FRIDAY: 5-9 p.m. April 6, downtown Augusta; celebration on Artists’ Row; galleries and studios remain open extended hours, debut new works; vendors, music, entertainment, food; free; Schrodinger’s Cat, an awesome Improv show to make you laugh ‘til you burst, arrive early, tickets sell out fast, Le Chat Noir. 304 8th St.; Pyroteque – hang around after First Friday and light up the evening with this magical fire dancing performance, be hypnotized by the swirling flames that these dancers hold, corner of 11th and Broad streets; Sky City, 80’s Night; Zimmerman Gallery. Zimmerman Gallery, featuring paintings by Lou Ann Zimmerman

BASIC HORTICULTURE CLASSES: HERBS: Mary Louise Hagler, speaker; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12, Aldersgate United Methodist Church; includes a tour of Golden Living Center Augusta greenhouse; $25, includes lunch and snacks; sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; open to the public; Ginny Allen (706) 736-6793, vallenotr@aol.com, www.augustacouncilgc.com

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WORK AT THE WALL – VOLUNTEER MEETING: 6 p.m. May 15, Wildwood Christian Church, 2627 Tobacco Road, Hephzibah; traveling three-quarter scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Barton Field, Fort Gordon, May 24-28; volunteers needed; (706) 399-1347, (706) 421-2504

AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meetings held 8 a.m. third Wednesdays unless otherwise noted, Augusta Technical College, Building 100 conference room, Augusta campus; June 6 (combined May/June), July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Dec. 5 (combined November/December)

BASIC HORTICULTURE CLASSES: NEW CULTIVARS: Mike Sikes, speaker; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, Aldersgate United Methodist Church; includes a tour of Research Center for Applied Nursery Research; $25, includes lunch and snacks; sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; open to the public; Ginny Allen (706) 736-6793, vallenotr@aol.com, www.augustacouncilgc.com

THIS WEEK

SACRED HEART GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27, 28, noon-5 p.m. April 29, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; landscaped garden plots, garden market, vendor village; lectures, demonstrations; Tour of Gardens; www.sacredheartgardenfestival.com

CLUES TO FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 28, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Extension; $25 members, $35 others; lunch on own; AGS Adamson Library Open for research 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27; www.augustagensociety.org

REMEMBERING THE PAST, PARTICIPATING IN THE PRESENT AND INSURING THE FUTURE OF THE LANEY-WALKER BOULEVARD CORRIDOR: April 27, 28, Eta Theta Zeta Foundation Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 1247 Laney-Walker Blvd.; to inform people that by remembering the past of the Laney-Walker Boulevard neighborhood and participating in present programs and events, they will help young people involved in these programs insure that the area and its culture are vital and thriving in the future; pre-conference tour 11 a.m.-11:50 p.m. April 26, walking tour of historic Laney-Walker Boulevard Corridor; April 27 – 10-10:50 a.m. Deadly Deception: Teaching Students to Write Fiction, 1 p.m. The Historic Laney-Walker Boulevard Corridor: Teaching Students to Write Poetry, 7 p.m. The History of the Laney-Walker Boulevard Corridor: A Discussion of the Literature of the Area; April 28 – 10-10:50 a.m. Supplementing the Canon of Literature, the Historic Laney-Walker Boulevard Corridor, Preserving the History, Researching, and Writing about the Area, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walking Tour of the Historic Laney-Walker Boulevard Corridor; supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly; (706) 210-1144

DEPUTY J.D. PAUGH MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE AND EVENT: Registration 10 a.m., ride 1 p.m. April 28, Wild Wing Cafe; $20 per bike/car, $10 per passenger; benefits local law enforcement in JD’s name; (706) 993-0017, www.deputyjdpaughmemorial.com

AUGUSTA PREP ARTSFEST 2012: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; family friendly celebration of the arts; artists, food demonstrations; Top Chef dessert contest, dance, theater performances, more; www.augustaprep.org/artsfest

THE AUGUSTA MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27, Riverwalk Augusta; food, vendors; theaugustamarket.com

UPCOMING

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY: Noon May 6, Augusta Riverfront Marina; Tracy Lawrence, Jerrod Niemann, Ashton Shepherd, Carey Murdock & NoStar, more; $25 advance, $35 day of show; (803) 278-4849, tixonline.com


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