BERRY CENTER CHILI COOKOFF: 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, 3 Milledge Road; benefits the development and launch of Berry Center’s community outreach program for adults with developmental and physical disabilities; no entry fee to compete; donation of supplies, food welcome; volunteers needed; (706) 738-6792

30901 DEVELOPMENT CORP. INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way; (706) 823-0905,

BOOK DISCUSSION OF RUNNING FROM SOLACE, WITH AUTHOR NAKIA R. LAUSHAUL: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; It’s Your Book Club meeting; Theodore Tutson, facilitator

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

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;

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE 1970 RIOT: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; speakers Grady Abrams, Bill Coleman, Perzvia Praylow; Sea Stachura, moderator; free

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,

BRIDES & BOUQUETS: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Augusta Convention Center, 901 Reynolds St.; wedding and event planning professionals with specialty products and services to help plan the big day; tastings, consultations, more; presented by The Augusta Chronicle; (706) 823-3288

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,

The Mahogany Lounge: 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Ramada Inn, 640 Broad St.; spoken word poetry, live music; featuring Dichotomy, Fayth Hope, Baruti, The Art Dearler; music by All About Music; sign up for open mic poetry showcase; doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.; $15 advance, $20 at door; call for reservations; (404) 783-4485

HEART MONTH CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center; free presentation by cardiologist Dr. Mac Bowman and licensed dietitian Angela Johnson; lunch served, reservations required; register online by phone; (706) 828-2502, (866) 591-2502,

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,


ROCKIN’ FRIDAY NIGHT SLAM: 4-11 p.m. Friday, March 1, Turn On Your Radio Music Park, 3486 Peach Orchard road; grand opening weekend;

SATURDAY KICKIN’ IT COUNTRY BASH: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Turn On Your Radio Music Park, 3486 Peach Orchard Road; grand opening weekend,

GEM, MINERAL & FOSSIL SHOW: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; exhibits, demonstration, educational resources, door prizes, more; $3 per day or $5 weekend pass, under age 16 free with adult;, augustagemandmineral

SGT. JOHN F. BURNER GOLF SCRAMBLE: 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, Fort Gordon; benefits A Soldier’s Child Birthday Foundation; registration 10:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m., shotgun start noon; $40, includes green fee, cart, club rental, lunc; Feb. 28 registration deadline; send name and phone number to or mail to Sgt. John F. Burner Golf Scramble, 626 Chamblin Road, Grovetown, GA 30813; make checks payable to Gordon Lakes Golf Course;

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,

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, or

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS 2013 YOU WRITE THE RULES WORLD TOUR: 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; Fans decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome; vote online with your kids for which rule you want to see implemented in the game; see the winning rules in action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game,; $23, $31, $39, $46, $61, $81

ED TURNER’S ROCK AND SOUL REVUE: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 15 and 16 and 22 and 23, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; four evenings of classic rock; $40; benefits CSRA Humane Society;

CORNED BEEF COMES TO AUGUSTA: Fundraiser for Adas Yeshurun Synagogue; advance sales only by phone or online; dine in or carry out 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road; free delivery of orders of 10 or more sandwiches March 18 ($5 delivery fee for fewer sandwiches); $10 per plate, includes kosher corned beef sandwiches on Jewish rye bread, chips, pickle, mints, condiments, drink; (706) 736-8788,

PIGJAM: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; barbecue by BBQ Barn; music by Sibling String; raffle; $35, benefits restoration of Sacred Heart Cultural Center; (706) 826-4700

AUGUSTA PREPARATORY DAY SCHOOL: GUYS AND DOLLS: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; presented by the Upper School; $12, students $10, Augusta Prep students and faculty receive one free ticket

PAWS IN THE PARK: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, CSRA Humane Society Pet Shelter, 425 Wood St.; Walking own dog – registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m.; walking shelter dogs – registration 10:30 a.m., walk 11:15 a.m.; register by March 2 to get T-shirt; refreshments, entertainment, games, vendors; microchip clinic – call to make an appointment; (706) 261-7387,

EARTH DAY 2013: 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; All day event



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