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THE BATTLE OF AIKEN: re-enactment of Civil War battle today, Carolina Star Plantation, off Interstate 20, Exit 39, in Aiken County; camp opens 9 a.m., with period church service at 9:30 a.m., artillery barrage at 11 a.m., battle at 2 p.m. and ends with troop review at 3 p.m.; $5 students and $10 adults at gate; (803) 641-1111.
HOME SCHOOL DAY: 1-5 p.m. Monday, Fort Discovery, Reynolds Street; guided tours of Fort Discovery, preview screenings of new theater presentations, PowerStation science demonstrations and more; free; 821-0206.
GALA BANQUET: 7 p.m. Friday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; sponsored by Richmond County Neighborhood Association Alliance; with the Rev. Wesley A. James; $30; Kay Capizzi, 836-5599 or Darry Brown, 793-8593.
HERITAGE BALL: 8 p.m. Friday, Marbury Center, 1257 Broad St.; sponsored by African American Association of Augusta Inc.; buffet, Just Us Band and more; African attire encouraged; $20; 733-7510.
WALTON FOUNDATION'S MARDI GRAS BENEFIT BASH: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Old Medical College, 598 Telfair St.; music, sights of Nah'Lins, cocktails and Cajun cuisine; $75; tickets available at D. Timm's, Sixth and Ellis streets, French Market Grille, 425 Highland Ave., and The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; 823-8526.
GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 7-8 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; sponsored by Aiken and Augusta Gem and Mineral Societies; $3 per person, children 16 and younger admitted free when accompanied by adult; Barbara Fenstermacher, (803) 649-0959 or Kathleen Wallis, (803) 643-3281.
SPRINGTIME MADE IN THE SOUTH: Craft show 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $5; (704) 847-9480.
SPRING FLING ON THE SAVANNAH: 7 p.m. March 8, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Locks Road; sponsored by Martinez-Evans Rotary Club; food by Cafe on the Green, entertainment by Rick Goolsby Band, jewelry treasure chest provided by Windsor Jewelers; $35 per person; 854-0407.
EVENING IN MONTE CARLO: 7 p.m. March 8, The Boathouse Pavilion, 101 Riverfront Drive; $50 per couple, $35 per person; cocktail attire encouraged; reservations required; proceeds benefit Easter Seals; 869-8936.
JOSEF HOFMANN PIANO COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL: March 13-15, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $10,000 in prizes awarded to winners; winner will perform at Weill Recital Hall in New York; (803) 644-1219.
PUBLIX FAMILY CONCERT -- CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: 3 p.m. today, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta Symphony with Martin David Jones and Clara Park, pianos; $6 per person; 826-4705.
EVENSONG: 6 p.m. today, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with choir of St. Paul's Church; free, child care provided; reception to follow; 724-2485.
ARUTUNIAN TRUMPET CONCERTO: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Richard House; free; 737-1453.
MASTERS OF SWING BIG BAND: 8 p.m. Friday, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $15 adults, $5 students; 736-2279.
EVENING WITH ELVIS: 7 p.m. Saturday, Swainsboro, Emanuel County Auditorium, Church Street, Swainsboro, Ga.; with Steve Chappell and others; $20 reserved, $10 general admission; benefits Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes; (478) 237-3761 or (770) 914-1076.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE CONCERT: Noon March 4, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with Augusta Children's Chorale; free, $7 for lunch, provided by Very Vera; 722-3463.
CLEON W. MAUDLIN LECTURE/RECITAL SERIES: 7 p.m. March 6, University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center; with Sterling Chamber Players; $5, free for students; (803) 641-3305.
ENCORE CHAMBER SERIES SEASON FINALE CONCERT: 8 p.m. March 8, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; with Augusta Symphony's String Quartet and Woodwind Trio; $15 adults, $7.50 students; 826-4705.
CLEO MAUDLIN MEMORIAL CONCERT: 7 p.m. March 9, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Wayne Hoey, Augusta Concert Band and Richard Brasco; $6 adults, $3 students, seniors and military; Ben Easter, (803) 202-0091.
MESSA DA REQUIEM: 3 p.m. March 15, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; with Augusta Symphony Orchestra; ; 826-4713.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE CONCERT: Noon March 18, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams; free, $7 for lunch; provided by La Maison; 722-3463.
BROADWAY DELIGHTS: 7:30 p.m. March 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans; presented by Columbia County Choral Society; reception following; $8 adults, $6 seniors and students; 364-5920.
CHAMBER JAZZ CONCERT: 8 p.m. March 29, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Augusta Jazz Project; $15 adults, $5 students; 736-2279.
AUGUSTA SYMPHONY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. March 31, North Augusta High School Auditorium; sponsored by North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; $12 per person; pre-registration encouraged, seating limited; Ken Smith, (803) 442-7588.
RHYTHM AND BLUES GALA: 9 p.m. April 10, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; with Jim Belushi; to benefit National Science Center's Fort Discovery; reservations required; 821-0607 or www.NationalScienceCenter.org .
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Augusta Theatre Company production; 7:30 Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday ; and 3 p.m. March 2, Bon Air Apartments, 2101 Walton Way; $15; $8 matinees; $35 buffet dinners and $25 matinee teas, discounts available; 481-9040.
WHEN THE REAPER CALLS: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Thursday-Saturday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $30 general admission, $28 seniors 65 or older and $25 active duty E4 and below; 793-8552 or www.fortgordon.com.
VIVA HEART VEGAS: Aiken Women's Heart Board production; 3 p.m. today, University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center; $18 for evening shows, $14 for matinees; (803) 649-2668, (803) 649-5506, (803) 502-0482, (803) 649-1956 or (803) 649-5059.
ANNIE: Augusta Players production; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. March 2, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; for tickets and more information, 826-4707.
A FLEA IN HER EAR: Aiken Community Playhouse production; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 14-15 and 3 p.m. March 9, Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $13, $11 seniors, $9 students with valid ID and $6 for ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.
WHAT A MAN WANTS, WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS: 4:30 p.m. March 9, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $25.50 for floors seats and $21.50 for balcony seats; 724-2400.
THE MUSIC MAN: Augusta State University Theatre and Opera Workshop production; 8 p.m. March 28-29 and 3 p.m. March 30, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $7 general admission, $5 seniors, free for Augusta State students with valid ID; 737-1500.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA: Storyland Theatre production; 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. April 1-4 and 3 p.m. April 5, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; reservations required for weekday performances, teachers and chaperones free; $3.50 students; $4 for 3 p.m. productions; 736-3455.
COMPANY: University of South Carolina Aiken production; 8 p.m. April 3-5, 3 p.m. April 6, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $5 students and children, $10 adults; (803) 641-3305.
ON GOLDEN POND: Jack Klugman stars in touring production April 9, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; 724-2400.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: Aiken Community Playhouse production; 8 p.m. April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 3 p.m. April 13, Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $13, $11 seniors, $9 students with valid ID and $6 for ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.
RAPUNZEL: Playground Playhouse production; 7 p.m. April 28-29, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $3 students and $5 adults; (803) 641-3305.
THE SPORTING LIFE
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: Thursday, March 13, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; 724-2400.
ON YOUR TOES
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: March 11-April 22, H.O. Weeks Center, Aiken; $40 per couple; registration in pairs only; (803) 642-7631.
FAIRS AND PARADES
A DAY IN THE COUNTRY: May 4, Augusta Riverfront Marina; cars, crafts and music; (803) 279-8017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.