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THIS WEEK

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: HONKY TONK ANGELS: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18; presented by the Upper School; $12, students $10, Augusta Prep students and faculty receive one free ticket

THIRD ANNUAL DOG GONE COLD 5K RUN/WALK: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Julian Smith BBQ Pit, Milledge Road; held by Hopeful Hounds Inc. and American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue; one-mile Fun Run 9:30 a.m., 5k 10 a.m.; bring canine companions (must be on leash and up to date on vaccines); benefits local animal rescue; held rain or shine; open to walkers and runners; $25 5K, $10 one-mile Fun Run; hopefulhounds.org/DogGoneCold5K.html

INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGNS: 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 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

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – MERRY BROTHERS BRICKYARD PONDS: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19, Popeyes, Walton Way at Gordon Highway, 450 Walton Way; meet at Popeyes, corner of Gordon Highway and Walton Way, to carpool; searching for ducks and other water birds; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; free; (706) 793-2788, (803) 215-1594, aikenaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

APPLEBY BRANCH BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; Quality books at low prices; held by Friends of Augusta Library; benefits library operations; sales held third Saturdays excluding December and summer

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES SYMPHONY SERIES: LOVE’S FAREWELL: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Wagner, Bruckner; guest artist All Orchestral; $10, $15, $20, $45; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org

USCA BASEBALL EXTRA INNING BULL RIDING: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 6; Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity, host; proceeds benefit University of South Carolina Aiken baseball team; $22, $18, $10; (706) 262-4573, mcecchini@arccc.com, augustaentertainment
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34TH ANNUAL AUGUSTA CUTTING HORSE FUTURITY: Sunday-Saturday, Jan. 20-26, James Brown Arena; augustafuturity.com

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; A Salute to Our Youths and the Community Organizations Which Serve Them, HBA fundraiser for Unlikely Allies Emerging Leaders Conference Series 2013; jazz by Karen Gordon and Bill Karp; advance tickets only $30 adults, $15 ages 17 and younger; (706) 619-4176, hba@hbagroup-intl.com

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

AACEI-CSRA SECTION MEETING: 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; CSRA section of Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering monthly dinner meeting; networking 5:45 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m.; featured speaker from Bridgestone Corp.; $15 members, $20 others; aacei-csra.org

FRIENDS OF THE AUGUSTA LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; Brad Cunningham presenting part two of the Benjamin Holmes Warren and the Appleby Library connection; free, open to the public; refreshments served

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

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

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

AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING: RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE COTTAGE CEMETERY: 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

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; augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/calendar/detail.php?id=628

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

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, augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/calendar/detail.php?id=630

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

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

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

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

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ANNUAL CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Carrie J. Mays Community Center, 1014 11th St.; Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department and WKZK, hosts; Dr. Johnny L. Hampton, speaker; (706) 821-2827, (706) 821-1754

62ND ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW: 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, Aiken Mall; held by Aiken Camellia Society; free; any camellia grower may enter blooms 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday; (803) 648-8249, (803) 279-9451


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