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ANNIVERSARY BALL: Christian Social Organization of Single Adults event; 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, American Legion Post 63, Milledge Road; heavy hors d'oeuvres and music by the Borderline Band; $12 members, $15 guests; 278-6422.
MARTIAL ARTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Blackbelt USA, 790 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken; tournament, demonstrations, prizes, barbecue, music and karaoke contest; free; (803) 649-0028.
MAYOR'S BALL: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; entertainment by Billy Joe Royal and Code 99; $75 singles, $100 couples, $1,000 corporate sponsorships; election fund-raiser for Augusta Mayor Bob Young; 737-5799.
CROSSROADS LEARNING CENTER COMEDY FUND-RAISER: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Thomson High School Auditorium, 1160 White Oak Road; featuring comedians Barbara Carlyle, Big Kenney and Charles Walden; doors open at 7 p.m.; $10; (706) 597-2522.
137TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHERMAN'S MARCH (BATTLE OF AIKEN): Annual Civil War battle re-enactment; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Carolina Star, Cedar Branch Road, off U.S. Highway 78 East, Aiken; 9 a.m. seminars, barbecue lunch at 11 a.m., battle at 2 p.m. both days with special presentations; featuring crafts, music, art and tours; $3 students and $5 adults in advance, available at Aiken Chamber of Commerce, 400 Laurens St. N.W.; Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet, U.S. Highway 1 in Warrenville; and Oreck Vacuums, Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta; $5 students and $10 adults at gates; (803) 642-2500, or Web site www.battleofaiken.org.
MONTE CARLO NIGHT: Third annual fund-raiser for Augusta Junior Woman's Club; 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Boat House Pavilion, 101 Riverfront Drive; $50 per couple, $35 individual, by reservation only; proceeds benefit Easter Seals of East Georgia and other community projects sponsored by Augusta Junior Woman's Club; 869-8936.
BEST BARBECUE SHOWDOWN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Doctors Hospital field behind Kroger off Washington Road in Evans; featuring crafts and barbecue from seven states; accepting applications for craft and barbecue entries; benefits Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation; $2; 294-8712.
FAMILY FUN FAIR: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Washington Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; features area businesses and vendors and hands-on learning activities for children; sponsored by Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center; 733-7043.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AUGUSTA 15TH ANNUAL STEAK AND BURGER DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, Augusta State University Physical Education and Athletic Complex, 3109 Wrightsboro Road; with keynote speaker Bobby Bowden, head football coach at Florida State University; $100 per person, corporate sponsorships available for $1,000-$10,000; 722-2698.
FINE-ART SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Genealogy Research Center, Sandersville, Ga.; open to all artists, includes framed and unframed oils, watercolors and prints; $25 for 10-foot-by-10-foot site; (478) 552-7020.
THE SPORTING LIFE
AUGUSTA LYNX: 7:35 p.m. Saturday vs. Columbia; 7:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, vs. Mississippi; and 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, vs. South Carolina; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; for ticket information, 724-4423.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN: Our Sinatra, touring production, part of Cultural Series, 8 tonight, $30; Faculty and Friends recital, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with Sandra Field and Ginger Steel, sopranos, Mary Losey, piano, and William House, clarinet; Faculty and Friends recital, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, featuring piano music by South Carolina composers, $5, $3 students; performance by Eroica Trio as part of Cultural Series, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, $30; performance by Herring Chamber Ensemble as part of Mauldin Series, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, $5, free for students; all concerts are at the Etherredge Center, 171 University Parkway; (803) 641-3305.
AN EVENING OF CHAMPAGNE, DESSERTS AND LOVE SONGS: 8 p.m. Saturday, City of Aiken Municipal Building, in The Alley, downtown; featuring soloists and ensembles from Masterworks Chorale of University of South Carolina Aiken; $15; tickets at Etherredge Center, 171 University Parkway, at door or by phone at (803) 641-3305.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Concert and lunch series, noon Tuesdays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; Rob Foster and Alan Knight, Tuesday, with lunch catered by Mally's Bagels & Grits; concert free, lunch $7; 722-3463 for reservations.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert, 8 p.m. Tuesday; Student Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, send-off performance for Wayne Hoey, with All that Jazz; Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; free; 737-1453.
AUGUSTA JAZZ PROJECT: Masters of Swing Big Band 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $15 adults, $5 students and seniors, $10 groups of 10 or more; 736-2279.
AUGUSTA SYMPHONY: Masterworks Concert Series with violinist Vadim Gluzman, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 7 p.m. concert preview with violist Arthur Ross, $15-$35 adults, $7.50-$17.50 students; Publix Family Concert Series, The Magic of Strings, with Mr. Gluzman and the winner of the Augusta Symphony Youth competition, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, $6; 826-4705.
AUGUSTA CHORALE: Heritage Concert featuring black American music; 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Gilbert Lambuth Chapel of Paine College; $10 adults, $5 students; 736-2958.
HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Brno Chamber Orchestra with Michiko Otaki, guest pianist; 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $15 adults, $5 students, free for Augusta State University students, faculty and staff; 733-5929.
AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Cleon W. Mauldin Memorial Concert with Wycliffe Gordon trombone soloist; 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $6 adults, $3 students and seniors; free Augusta State students, faculty and staff; (803) 202-0091.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St.; Bach's Concerto for Two Harpsichords, performed by Janet Hunt and James Nord; free.
ART: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production of comedy tonight and Saturday and Feb. 21-23; dinner 7 p.m., curtain 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Theatre, Building 32100 on post; $30, not recommended for children; 793-8552 for reservations.
UNCLE VANYA: 7 tonight; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 22, and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Augusta Theatre Company production, ballroom of Bon Air Apartments, 2101 Walton Way; $15 adults, $10 students and seniors and $8 for matinees; www.augustatheatre.com or 481-9040.
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA: Augusta Players production; 8 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10-$30; 826-4707.
TURANDOT: Augusta Opera presentation of Teatro Lirico D'Europa's production; 7 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $12, $25, $35 and $40, student discounts available; 826-4710.
MURDER AT THE PARTRIDGE INN: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. dinner buffet, 8:30 p.m. curtain; presented by the Augusta Theatre Company at the inn, 2110 Walton Way; $35; 737-8888, Ext. 201.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: Storyland Theatre production; school performances, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Tuesday-Feb. 22, family matinee, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50 per student during week, $4 per person for family matinee; 736-3455.
SURVIVING HEART ISLAND: Aiken Women's Heart Board 33rd annual benefit; 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 22-23, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken; $18 evening shows, $14 matinees; proceeds benefit the American Heart Association; (803) 642-9877.
FREEDOM TRAIN: Story of Harriett Tubman and the Underground Railroad; 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $5; (865) 588-3979.
CASABLANCA AND OTHER WORKS: Augusta Ballet production 8 p.m. Friday, March 1 and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10-$35, school shows available; 261-0555.
HOPE AND GLORIE: March 8-10, 14-16 and 21-23; showtimes 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. March 9, 3 p.m. March 10 and 3 and 8 p.m. March 16 and 23; Augusta Theatre Company production, ballroom of Bon Air Apartments, 2101 Walton Way; $15 adults, $10 students and seniors and $8 for matinees; www.augustatheatre.com or 481-9040.
BROADWAY AT THE BELL SERIES: Ragtime, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $34-$39; 724-2400.
THE AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE: Available to children in grades 3-8 for the 2002-03 season; call 826-4718 for an audition appointment.
AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: Tuesdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church; auditions for new members, high school or older; rehearsals Tuesday evenings; to set up an audition or for more information, call Carolyn Dolen, executive director, 826-4713.
AIKEN COMMUNITY BAND: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, University of South Carolina Aiken, Room 125, Etherredge Center, 171 University Parkway; (803) 649-1102.
AUGUSTA CHAMBER SINGERS: 4 p.m. Thursdays, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road; 793-3104.
AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Auditions for new members arranged by appointment; 202-0091.
COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Evans, corner of Belair and Washington roads; 855-9433.
GARDEN CITY BARBERSHOP CHORUS: Open rehearsals 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bunting Drive, North Augusta; 736-8054.
PEACH STATE CHORUS: Open rehearsals 7 p.m. Thursdays; North Augusta Church of Christ, Martintown Road; 736-7740.
ON YOUR TOES
VALENTINE DANCE: Sponsored by Medical College of Georgia's Sertoma Club and CSRA Shag Club, 8 tonight, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $10, $5 college students with ID; benefits MCG Speech and Hearing; Camp Juliena; Make A Wish Foundation; Augusta Rescue Mission; American Red Cross, Augusta Chapter; and other Sertoma charities; 721-2605.
STOMP A'RAMA: 11th annual Greek stepshow; 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $15 in advance, $19 day of show; 724-2400.
BELLY DANZ CLUBS: 7:15 p.m. Mondays for beginners and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for intermediate and advanced, Christine Mangelly Dance School; 736-6775.
AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCING: 7:30-11 p.m. first Saturdays, Elks Lodge No. 205, Elkdom Court; members $6, others $8; 733-3890.
AUGUSTA IRISH DANCERS: Lessons for beginners 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Augusta Irish Dancers Studio, Monte Sano Avenue, across from Hill Drugs; 739-0583.
AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays; no partners needed, beginners welcome; call for location, 737-6299.
BALLROOM DANCING: Dances 8-11 p.m. second Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; $10 per person, $15 with live music; complimentary dance lesson 7:30 p.m.
BELLY DANCE CLASSES: Advanced class 6 p.m. Tuesdays, intermediate 6 p.m. Wednesdays, beginners 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Warren Road Community Center; 860-0986.
THE LITERARY LIFE
BOOK SIGNING: Carlie G. Butts, author of Where the Wild Rose Blooms, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dollar General Store, 200 Edgefield Road, North Augusta.
BOOK SIGNING: Cynthia Butler, Ph.D., author of The Beginning of Forever: Four Women and Build Your House, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Hamilton Book Store and Art Gallery, 209 Ninth St.; 796-2073.
BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: Book signing, 1 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Timothy Owings, author of Drowning in Shallow Water: the Hope of Colossians for Today's Culture; special story time, 1 p.m. Saturday with Pat the Bunny; children's story time 10:30 a.m. Mondays; 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962.
BOOKS-A-MILLION: Open-microphone night honoring Black History Month, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; Pokemon league 1 p.m. Saturdays; children's story time 3 p.m. Saturdays; movies for children 7 p.m. Fridays; preschool story time 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; American Girl Book Club 4 p.m. first Saturdays; 2834 Washington Road, 481-9090.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS: CSRA Writers, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, bring copies of manuscripts to be critiqued; open-microphone night 7:30 second Saturdays; GA Writers Inc. meets third Mondays; bring at least eight copies of your work to be read and discussed; call Linda Lee Harper at 860-1876; poetry writers' workshop, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays; share your work; 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2310.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: Educational organization focusing on costumes, culture and society of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; various meetings weekly; www.sca.org; 792-0090.
SOUTH CAROLINA WRITERS' WORKSHOP: Aiken chapter meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Aiken County Council Building, 736 W. Richland Ave.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: American Movie Monday; Not One Less Feb. 25; Divided We Fall March 4; and The Princess and the Warrior March 11; all screenings 6:30 and 8 p.m. in Butler Hall lecture room, 2500 Walton Way; free; 737-1609.
AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; photography exhibit An Eye on Aiken and Beyond through Feb. 24; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.
ART FACTORY: 416 Crawford Ave.; nonprofit community arts program offers classes in dance, visual art, drama and creative writing; classes begin March 4 and continue through May 18; 731-0008.
AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 12th St., Reynolds Street at Riverwalk Augusta; flower, butterfly and coastal gardens, sculptures of golfers throughout; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays; $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, students and military; $3.50 ages 4-12; 3 and younger free with paid adult; $4 per person for groups of 15 or more; Sunday admission is buy one, get one free with coupon available at Web site (www.gghf.org); 724-4443.
AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; Voices of the Civil War through Feb. 24; Colonial re-enactors, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and March 23; museum scavenger hunt, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2; brown bag history series, noon Wednesday, March 6, with Lee Ann Caldwell, $2 nonmembers; museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free admission Sundays, $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children and free for age 5 and younger other days; 722-8454.
CITY OF GROVETOWN MUSEUM: 106 W. Robinson Ave.; renovated century-old McDonald-Fields home; information, artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; $1; 863-4576.
COTTON EXCHANGE MUSEUM AND VISITORS' CENTER: Reynolds and Eighth streets; tourist information and exhibits on cotton trade; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 724-4067.
DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, University of South Carolina Aiken; 7 and 8 p.m. first and third Fridays and Saturdays; special exhibition Follow the Drinking Gourd, today and Saturday; $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for K-12 pupils, $1 for USC Aiken faculty, staff and students; (803) 641-3654.
EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1822 Broad St., Historic Augusta Inc. museum in three-story, 204-year-old frame house noted for architectural detail; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or by appointment; $2 adults, $1 for 55 and older and 50 cents for 18 and younger; 724-0436.
FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Human Gyro exhibit; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active military and ages 4-17, free for members; admission half-price after 3 p.m. daily; 821-0200.
GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; recent works by Gertrude Herbert art students through Feb. 26, Walker-McKenzie studio; Peace Quilt, third-floor gallery through Tuesday, Feb. 26; Beyond the Surface: Sculptural Objects by Jennifer Onofrio and Taweesak Molsawat, main gallery, through March 8; faculty and student exhibit, through February, Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 600 Broad St. Plaza; City Art Program, through February, Historic Cotton Exchange Welcome Center and Museum, Reynolds and Eighth streets; Ware's Folly Gallery, 506 Telfair St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, by appointment only Saturday, Walker-Mackenzie Studio, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 722-5495; www.ghia.org.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; $2 adults, 75 cents children; 724-3576.
MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive, at 13th Street and Walton Way; historic home of George Walton, early Georgia governor and signer of Declaration of Independence; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, by appointment Saturdays; $4 adults and college students, $3.50 seniors, $3 high school students, $1 third-eighth grades and 50 cents kindergarten-second grade, group rates available; 724-4174.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Robin Hill's Birds through April 14; Masterworks of Southern Art guided tour 2 p.m. Sunday; jazz concert by Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24; African American Works on Paper, through Feb. 24; museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; free admission Sundays, other days, $3 adults, $2 students, military and persons 65 and older, children younger than 6 free; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.
PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Park entrance off Lock and Dam Road; open noon to dusk Monday-Friday and dawn to dusk Saturday and Sunday; free; groups of 10 or more can schedule tours during week for $3 per person; 828-2109.
REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; 369-acre estate including mansion house built in 1859; grounds open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday, house tours noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment; admission $1, house tours $3 per adult, $2 youth; (803) 827-1473.
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; donations requested, children free; 826-4700.
SIGNAL CORPS MUSEUM: Conrad Hall, 506 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon; the Winter Flight School, featuring a Signal Corps pilot and mascot; collection of communication material, including Civil War devices and 10th Armored Division equipment; signal flag exhibit featuring the flag from Appomattox; carrier pigeon exhibit; combat photographs by Cpl. Hugh F. McHugh; exhibit on Arctic explorer and Signal Corps 1st Lt. Adolphus W. Greely; two exhibits pertaining to Pearl Harbor; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 791-3856 or 791-2818.
WILD TURKEY CENTER AND MUSEUM: National Wild Turkey Federation, 770 Augusta Highway, Edgefield, S.C.; museum celebrates comeback of the wild turkey; legacy sculpture and garden, outdoor education center featuring two miles of nature and hiking trails, managing land for wildlife demonstrations, wetland habitat site and pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; reservations required for groups of 10 or more; www.nwtf.org or (803) 637-3106.
BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; former Presbyterian manse where Wilson spent his formative years during Civil War and Reconstruction; original and period furnishings; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $5, $4 for 60 and older and $3 younger than 18, free ages 5 and under; 724-0436.
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