AUGUSTA HOUSING AUTHORITY’S BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING: 9 a.m. Thursday, March 28, J. Madden Reid Building, Board Room, 1435 Walton Way; free; (706) 724-3749,

LGBT HEALTH DISPARITIES, INEQUITIES AND ANXIETIES PRESENTED BY SHANE SNOWDON: 12 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Lee Auditorium, Georgia Regents University; promoting equality in healthcare as keynote address for 2013 Come Out for Health Week; open to faculty, staff and students from both GRU campuses and clinical professionals from all GR Health System sites; refreshments provided, /362283440554467

AN AFTERNOON WITH SARA PARETSKY: 3 p.m. Friday, March 29, Room 170, University Hall, Georgia Regents University, Summerville Campus, 2500 Walton Way; public reading, book signing; limited seating, online reservations required;

PINK ZEBRA LAUNCH PARTY: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Augusta, 4049 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; fun for all ladies; create a candle, learn about products, Simmering Lights show, business opportunity, more; prize drawings, door prizes, activities, games; refreshments;!/events/ 427306187356615/ ?fref=ts

ART MEETS FASHION EX’PO’S[E] 5 SPRING FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, HEAL Complex, 1255 Druid Park Ave.; live bands, visual art, performance art, spring/summer fashions; live broadcasting and Ustream; $15 advance, $30 event day; (305) 467-4414,

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,

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,

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,


JAZZ4KIDS: SING. CLAP. WIGGLE. SHAKE!: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, Friedman Branch Library, 1447 Jackson Road; interactive introduction to jazz music; for ages 5-10 with direct parental supervision; limited seating, reservations required; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, featured book; 30 minute presentation; free; (706) 736-6758,

JAZZ4ALL: Wednesday 6:30 p.m., April 17, Diamond Lakes Branch Library, 101 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah; Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane, featured book; free; (706) 772-2432,

FORT GORDON SPRING FEST: 4-11 p.m. Friday, April 19, Barton Field, Brainard Avenue and Rice Road, Fort Gordon; April 19 – carnival, pony rides, Signal Corps Rock Band, Playback “The Band” featuring Tutu D’Vyne; April 20 – flea market, BOSS Car, Truck & Bike Show, pony rides, carnival, music by Doug and the Henrys and The John King Band; April 21 – carnival; free admission;

EARTH DAY 2013: 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; All day event; Swamp Stomp 5K 8 a.m.; Earth Day festivities 10 a.m.; music, food, vendors, educational booths; free;

SAFEHOMES TAKE AIM AT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAP SHOOTING TOURNAMENT: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Pinetucky Gun Club, 2096 Greenland Road, Blythe; professionals and novices, ages 12 and older, invited to compete; spectator ticket of $15 includes dinner; details online,; $15-$350

BEST DAM RIDE: 7 a.m. Sunday, April 21, Clarks Hill, S.C.; benefits Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation; registration 7 a.m., ride 8:30 a.m.; 25, 60, 80 and 100 mile options; $35 per rider, under age 12 ride free with an adult; register at Chain Reaction Bicycles in Evans or online by searching “10th annual Best Dam Ride 2013”,

MONSTER X TOUR: Friday 7:30 p.m., April 26, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; Motorsports entertainment epicenter; $7-$47; Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena, by phone (877) 4AUGTIX and online at,

ALLELUIA GLORY RUN: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, Faith Village neighborhood off Lumpkin Road, 2325 Norton Court; benefits Alleluia Community School; 1 mile Fun Run/Walk 9 a.m., Tot Trot for preschoolers $10; Military Category, Police and Fire Personnel Category $15,; $20 through April 7, $25 after

FASHION TRUNK SHOW: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m.; Nadia Perry, Tramel Foulks, hosts; new neckwear and apparel line from designer Zaccheus Miles; showcase for five new designers: Tuttie Lu, Mz. Nee, Charity Williamson, Quatell Gibson and Marcus Johnson; Comedian Small Fire; live music hors d’oeuvres, more; $10 advance regular admission, $15 at door; $20 limited VIP package; (706) 524-2667,

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES SYMPHONY SERIES: ENDURING HARMONY: Saturday 7:30 p.m., April 27, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Tower, Ravel, Sibelius; guest artist Pascal Godart, piano; (706) 826-4735,; $10, $15, $20, $45

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS QUIDAM: Tuesday 7:30 p.m., April 30, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; adults $37-$97, ages 12 and younger $30-$78; tickets at Champion’s Box Office, or by calling (877) 4AUGTIX;

REDNECK OLYMP-HICKS & FOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam, 1853 Lock and Dam Road, on the lower side in the pits for more mud; more details to be announced

DERBY DAY – KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May. 4, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; benefits Augusta Training Shop; southern cuisine, mint juleps, live music, outdoor games, silent auction, raffles, more; $50 advance, $65 at door; (706) 738-1358,

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ AT RIVERWALK AUGUSTA: 8 p.m. Sundays, May 5 through Labor Day, Augusta Riverwalk; bring seating and picnic; May schedule: Georgia Regents University Conservatory Jazz Band May 5, John Hobbs (special Mothers Day concert) May 12, JAMP Masters from the JB Academy of Musik Pupils May 19, Garden City Jazz May 26; $6 ages 13 and older;

LITTLE BIG TOWN – THE TORNADO TOUR: With special guest David Nail 7:30 p.m. May 8, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26.50, $34.50, $39.50; tickets James Brown Arena box office, (877) 4AUGTIX and; augustaentertainment php?id=621

AUGUSTA RESCUE MISSION RUN FOR SHELTER 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Augusta Common; benefits Augusta Rescue Mission and Bridge Ministries; family event, all ages welcome; runners, walkers and volunteers; $25;

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