Originally created 01/21/05

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- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

BULL RIDING: Extra Inning bull riding will be held at 8 p.m. at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St. Tickets cost $18 for lower- level seats, $14 for upper- level seats, and $8 for children 12 and younger. The event will benefit the University of South Carolina Aiken Baseball Scholarship Fund. For tickets, call 828-7700 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

WRANGLER FAMILY FUN: Wrangler Family Fun will be held from noon to 5 p.m. outside Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St. There will be pony rides, roping demonstrations, a petting zoo, cowboys, cloggers, a Little Cowboy/Little Cowgirl contest, performances by Eubanks and the Family Fold Band , and more. Admission is free for all outdoor activities. For more information, call 364-6400.

MURDER IN THE MANOR: Columbia County's Stage III theater company will present Murder in the Manor, an interactive murder mystery, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans. Tickets cost $30 Saturday and $15 Sunday. For more information, call 868-9663.

HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION: A historical marker dedication will be at 1 p.m. at the Jacksonville Lodge and Jacksonville School, 351 Huber Clay Road, Langley. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History, the Jacksonville community , and area churches and schools will take part in the event. For more information, call 593-9260.

Today in regional history:

Jan. 21, 1934

"Into the hands of W.U. Redd, chief of detectives of the city of Augusta , has been placed the direction of a drive against "dives" ordered during the week by the civil service commission, it was officially announced last night.

"Chief Redd has issued orders to policemen of the city to make a thorough check of all suspicious places. Four city detectives yesterday reported two successful Broad Street raids. The intensive drive against ëdives, joints, gambling dens and blind tigers ' comes at a time when there are many conflicting forces tugging at the arms of the dispensers of whiskey."Boxtickets for alicia keys

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for a Feb. 27 performance by Alicia Key s at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

Tickets will cost $35 to $50 and are available through ticketmaster.c om; Ticketmaster outl e ts; the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office, 605 Sevent h St.; or by phone at 828-7700. BoxToday in regional history:

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