Upcoming calendar



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

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Town Hall Meeting: 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; free, open to the public; a candid discussion about what can be done to combat teen violence; open to the public; (770) 843-1573, traejohnson@hotmail.com

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

PAINE COLLEGE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES INAUGURAL SANKOFA YOUTH SUMMIT: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, Candler Memorial Library Ballroom, Paine College, 1235 15th St.; celebrating African and African American culture, history and heritage; for ages 12-17; seminars on history, leadership skill training, dialogue about community building; free; (706) 432-0726, (706) 396-7597, SankofaYouthSummit@paine.edu

TEENS IN ACTION WITH GOALS STEP COMPETITION – STEPPING TO THE BEAT: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, H. Henry Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; cash prizes, door prizes, something for everyone; Throwback Dance Contest for 30-Older; The Wobble for All; $8 advance, $10 at door; (706) 284-8252

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

SIERRA CLUB MEETING: POWERPOINT TRAVEL ADVENTURE TO REEFS AND OLD FORESTS IN AUSTRALIA: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Dr. Cathy Tugmon, spider specialist in the biology department at Georgia Regents University, speaker; free; gordonjudith@att.net

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


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

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

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 georgialinatix.com; augustaentertainment complex.com/calendar/detail. php?id=621



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