ALS ASSOCIATION BENEFIT CONCERT WITH BRIAN LAM: 7 p.m. Friday, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; concert featuring American Idol semifinalist Brian Lam; benefits ALS Association, which focuses on those with Lou Gehrig's disease; $10 advance tickets available at Family Christian Stores, 204 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; $12 at door;

BABYPALOOZA: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Doubletree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; vendors and resources to help expectant mothers prepare for parenthood; free; first 100 expectant mothers receive special gift bag; (706) 721-7606

AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave.; all middle school students and parents invited; (706) 736-5516

TALKING IT UP SHOW ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. Sunday, Belair Conference Center, 4083 Singh Lane; hosts Arlean Edwards and M.D. Stokes, comedian Grady Taylor and musical guests JUBBA and Anointed Brothers; free; (706) 825-3913


AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM: 8:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave.; bring $20 registration fee and two No. 2 pencils; Jessica Jenkins (706) 736-5516,

SPECIAL GUEST AUTHOR GIL ROBERTSON: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Paine College's Candler Memorial Library, 1235 15th St.; Gil Robertson, author and editor of Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community, speaking as part of Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; Sandra Wimberly (706) 667-4342

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY RECRUITMENT TEA: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, Glenn Hills High School, 2840 Glenn Hills Drive; learn about the school and request applications; Paul Thompkins (706) 495-7405

ROLLING ON THE RIVER CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER: 7-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; with authentic gambling tables and dealers; includes blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas hold'em; prize auction following festivities; proceeds from ticket sales benefit museum operations and programs; $30 per person, $50 per couple; must be 21 or older; cocktail attire; (706) 722-8454,



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