Upcoming calendar



INTRODUCTION TO BURKE COUNTY ARCHIVES: 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; Augusta Genealogical Society program; Barbara and Marsha Miller, speakers; learn what is available and how to use the records for family research; (706) 854-8685; free

FIRST THURSDAY AT MIDTOWN MARKET: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7; shopping specials, appetizers at shops along Kings Way and Central Avenue; tours of fire station at Troupe Street and Central Avenue; free child care at Hill Baptist Church; Lorna Barrett’s animal rescue group That’s What Friends are For, Cup Charity; (706) 736-8446, facebook.com/events/422673531152167

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; aikengmfs.org, 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 jvburner@hotmail.com or mail to Sgt. John F. Burner Golf Scramble, 626 Chamblin Road, Grovetown, GA 30813; make checks payable to Gordon Lakes Golf Course; asoldierschild.org

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

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

LIVING HISTORY GUIDED REENACTMENT TOURS: Saturday, March 9, Cedar Grove Cemetery, 120 Watkins St.; presented by student members of Paine College’s History Club; tours on the hour at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.; take Laney-Walker Boulevard to Second Street, turn left onto Second Street, park on street near Watkins Street; (706) 821-8371, (706) 267-1120; free

VEGETARIAN POTLUCK DINNER: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Earth Fare, 368 Furys Ferry Road; held by CSRA Vegetarian Society for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and anyone interested in healthy eating; share vegetarian dishes and recipes; bring a dish to share, meetup.com/csravs; free

ORGANIST KEITH SHAFER ROSE SUNDAY CONCERT: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; includes two ragtime compositions as well as music of Bach, Barber, Gigout and Williamson; concert followed by reception in Tyler Hall; free

SPRING 2013 SANDHILLS WRITER SERIES – JESSICA GREENBAUM: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, Georgia Regents University, Summerville Campus, JSAC Coffee House, 2500 Walton Way; poetry reading and reception with New York author Jessica Greenbaum; free

SPRING 2013 SANDHILLS WRITER SERIES – MARCIA DOUGLAS: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Georgia Regents University, Summerville Campus, JSAC Coffee House, 2500 Walton Way; fiction reading and reception with Colorado novelist Marcia Douglas; free

GEORGIA’S PRE-KINDERGARTEN 4-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM REGISTRATION FOR RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, all Richmond County elementary schools except C.T. Walker; child must be 4 on or before Sept. 1 and a Georgia resident; proof of age (birth certificate, passport, green card, pink card or Federal I-94 card and official hospital record of live birth) and residency (current lease, vehicle registration form, letter from shelter, letter from employer if employer provides housing or any utility bill listing the residence as the service address – cell phone bill or driver’s license are not acceptable proof of residency) only documents required to register, other documentation required after registration; placement not guaranteed; (706) 826-1134PAINE COLLEGE SPRING CAREER FAIR: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, HEAL Complex, 1255 Druid Park Ave.; Held by Office of Career Services; meet employers, network; resumes and professional dress required; open to the public; (706) 821-8307, paine.edu/career; free

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


PURSES FOR A PURPOSE – A HANDBAG AUCTION EVENT: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, The Richmond on Greene, 725 Greene St.; live celebrity handbag auction; silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres; benefits Jessye Norman School of the Arts, jessyenormanschool.org; $50

SUSAN ZHANG ON PIANO: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; presented by the Ministry of Music; performing on the church’s Hamburg Steinway Concert Grand piano music by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Bartok; (706) 733-2275, reidchurchaugusta.org; free admission

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, harlemglobetrotters.com; $23, $31, $39, $46, $61, $81

ED TURNER’S ROCK AND SOUL REVUE - ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 15 and 16 and 22 and 23, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; benefits CSRA Humane Society; limited bar seating at door only, first come first served, $20; csrahumanesociety.org/tickets

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES SYMPHONY SERIES: SUITE SPRING: Saturday 7:30 p.m., March 16, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Greig, Grondahl, Schumann; guest artist Bradley Edwards, trombone; (706) 826-4735, soaugusta.org; $10, $15, $20, $45

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, adasyeshurun.net

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

IT’S YOUR BOOK CLUB – DARE DREAM DO: Thursday 6:30-8:45 p.m., March 21, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; discussing Dare Dream Do by Whitney Johnson; new members welcome; free

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, csrahumanesociety.org

TALK THE TALK LADIES BOOK CLUB – THE RAPTURE OF CANAAN: Tuesday 6:30-8:45 p.m., March 26, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; discussing The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds; new members welcome; free

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, facebook.com/events/ 462731027096632; free

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”; active.com

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, soaugusta.org; $10, $15, $20, $45

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS QUIDAM: Tuesday 7:30 p.m., April 30, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; tickets on sale 10 a.m. Feb 15 at Champion’s Box Office, georgialinatix.com or by calling (877) 4AUGTIX; show information at http://cirquedusoleil.com/quidam, augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/news/131; adults $37-$97, ages 12 and younger $30-$78



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