Originally created 05/01/06

The week ahead



MONDAY

HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Aiken Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. on the Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken. If it rains, the free concert will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. Call (803) 642-7631.

THURSDAY

TAX WORKSHOP

A small-business tax workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 120, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The free workshop will be presented by the Aiken Small Business Development Center, the Internal Revenue Service and the South Carolina Enrolled Agents. Registration is required by today. For more information, call (803) 641-3646 or visit www.usca.edu/sbdc.

FRIDAY

BLUES AND BARBECUE

The event, a membership drive for the Augusta Museum of History, will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St. Larry Jon Wilson and Patrick Blanchard will perform, and there will be pony rides, beer, ice cream and children's games. Tickets for new museum members cost $30 for individuals and $60 for families (two adults and three children maximum); tickets for current museum members cost $15 for adults and $5 for children. Call (706) 722-8454 for more information.

DINNER THEATER

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production of Love, Sex & the IRS will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theater, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $34 for civilians; $32 for seniors, retirees, civil service civilians and active-duty E7 and above; and $25 for active-duty E6 and below. Tickets for only the show cost $20. For more information, call (706) 793-8552.

DARK SHADOWS

The Dupont Planetarium will present the show at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Parkway. The program will include hands-on activities, photos, diagrams and video and Digistar segments. Admission costs $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for pupils. Call (803) 641-3769 for more information.

SATURDAY

DERBY DAY

The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Enterprise Mill Events Center, 1450 Greene St.. Attractions include Petersburg boat rides, raffles, silent auctions, local musicians, food, mint juleps and a big-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Tickets cost $50. Call (706) 738-1358 for more information.

HUMDINGERS

The concert, presented by the Garden City Barbershop Chorus, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information, call (803) 279-4198 or visit www.gardencitychorus.org.

WINE FESTIVAL

The Great Augusta Wine Festival will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens, 1 11th St. There will be art, food, music, 100 wines and food prepared by local chefs and restaurants. Tickets cost $30 at the gate. Tickets for designated drivers cost $15. No one younger than 21 will be admitted. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Augusta Council. For more information, call (706) 826-4702 or visit www.csrawinefest.com.

PLANT SWAP, SALE

There will be a plant swap and sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pendleton King Park Pavilion, 1600 Troupe St. Gardeners will sell plants to benefit the park's new hydrangea garden. There is no entry fee. For more information, call (706) 738-4321.

CONCERT UNDER STARS

The second annual Pops! Under the Stars will be held at 7:30 p.m. at University Hospital, Evans Campus, 447 N. Belair Road. The free concert will feature the Augusta Symphony and Eryn Eubanks. If it rains, the concert will be at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans. Call 826-4705 for more information.

HEARTWORM CLINIC

Veterinary Services will hold the clinic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at its offices, 1721 Whiskey Road, Aiken. The cost is $10. For more information, call (803) 648-5489.

DERBY DREAMIN'

The event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. Attractions include a big-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby and stakes races and live entertainment, food, an open bar and a raffle for a trip to New York for the Belmont Stakes. Tickets for the event cost $65; raffle tickets cost $100. For more information, call (803) 641-9094.

PAWS FOR CANCER RACE

The seventh annual race will begin at 8 and 8:30 a.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. Proceeds from the one-mile dog walks will benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration is $15. for more information, call (803) 648-5489.

SUNDAY

SPRING CONCERT

The Augusta Chorale will present its spring concert at 4 p.m. at the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College, 1235 15th St. Works of Mendelssohn, Handel and Hogan will be performed, and the Paine College Concert Choir will be featured. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for students.