HOW TO SAVE A LIFE: The Augusta Red Cross will hold first aid training classes from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at the chapter office, located at 1322 Ellis St. The class costs $35. See www.ARCAAUG.org, To register, call (706) 724-8481.
UNDER THE BIG TOP: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is at James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St., with shows at 7:30 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS: A metal and punk show will be held at Sector 7G, 631 Ellis St., featuring bands Synapse Defect, Undead Forest, Nu-kle-or Blast Suntan, and Aralic. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $8.
GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE: Junior Achievement and Deloitte are holding an "Excellence Through Ethics" essay contest for a $5,000 scholarship. Applications, which are available at www.ja.org/ethics, will be accepted until March 28.