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SPECIAL EVENTS

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $15-$28; (706) 722-3521.

LOVE AROUND THE WORLD: VALENTINE'S EVENING OF LOVE SONGS: 7 p.m. today, Pullman Hall, 560 Walton Way; Georgia's Three Tenors, four-course dinner and wines with each course; $75; (803) 648-3373 for reservations.

THE BATTLE OF AIKEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 23-24; Confederate Park, Powell Pond Road; battles are at 2 p.m. each day; period church service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24; with soldiers, crafts, food and music; if purchased by Wednesday at the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, tickets are $10 adults, $5 pupils; at gate: $12 adults, $6 pupils 6-17; 5 and younger free; www.battleofaiken.org.

THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 7 p.m. March 7; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $14-$65; (706) 722-3521.

TASTE OF COOKING SCHOOL: 6:30 p.m. March 11; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; 9.50; (706) 722-3521.

ONSTAGE

THE GOAT : 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Feb. 21-23; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $20; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com.

CABARET: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Friday-Saturday and Feb. 22-23, 28-29 and March 1, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100; $26-$35; $20 show only; www.fortgordon.com/theatre.htm.

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: Ring of Fire, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Evita, 7:30 p.m. March 13; Chicago, 8 p.m. April 18; productions at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $145-$250 season tickets; (877) 858-0300.

M*A*S*H : 8 p.m. Feb. 29, March 1, 6-8; 3 p.m. March 2; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $6 children 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

GREATER TUNA : 8 p.m. March 6-8, 14-15; 3 p.m. March 16; Bartow Community Center, 1138 Academy Circle, Bartow, Ga.; presented by the Schoolhouse Players; for reservations, call (478) 364-3340.

BEYOND BALLET: 7:30 p.m. March 8; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; original works performed by Aiken Civic Ballet Company; with guests Serguei Chtyrkov and Joulia Moisseeva; $15 adults, $10 students and seniors; (803) 641-3305.

MUSIC NOTES

PATRICK BLANCHARD AND TURNER SIMKINS: 7 p.m. Friday, Boeckh Park Pavilion in Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; (803) 613-1641.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 8 p.m. Friday; University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; presented by Aiken Performing Arts and USC Aiken; $17, $30, $35, $40; www.uscatix.com.

SOUNDS OF JAZZ: Preston & Weston Saturday, $10, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; (706) 868-3484.

MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: Augusta soprano Funmilayo Eke Harmon, 2 p.m. Sunday, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; free; (706) 724-7501.

ASU JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 8 P.M. TUESDAY, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $5 general public; Augusta State faculty, staff and students with valid JagCard free; www.aug.edu, (706) 667-4100.

HUDSON SHAD: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Jabez Sanford Harding Performing Arts Theatre, Evans; $30; full-time students and military personnel with valid ID may purchase $7 tickets on concert evening only (subject to availability); presented by the Augusta Symphony Columbia County Music Series; (706) 826-4705.

PIANO CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26; St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave. with John Noel Roberts, professor of piano and chairman of the department of music at Mercer University in Macon; free; (706) 733-6627.

PIANIST VALENTINA LISITSA: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29; First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Extension; part of Augusta Symphony's Masterworks Series; $25, $40, $50; full-time students and military personnel with valid ID may purchase $7 tickets on concert evening only (subject to availability): (706) 826-4705.

DR. FLOYD LINNEY AND ARTEMISIA THEVAOS: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2; Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; classics from Haydn, spirituals and songs from popular musicals; free; Italian dinner afterward; (706) 733-2275, www.reidchurch.org.

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN FAVORITES: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, march 22; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; A Capella chamber choir sings selections from operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance; $10; (706) 722-8454.

GOOD SPORTS

AUGUSTA LYNX HOCKEY: Florida Everblades, 7:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; South Carolina Stingrays, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; for tickets visit www.augustalynx.com.

EXTREME FIGHT IV: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $14-$79; (706) 722-3521.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 192 GOLF TOURNAMENT: Shotgun start 8:30 a.m. April 20; Bartram Trail Golf Club; $50; soft drinks provided; food and prizes afterward at American Legion Post 192; entry deadline April 16; (706) 863-8728.

FUNDRAISERS

ROLLING ON THE RIVER CASINO NIGHT: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; with gambling tables, dealers, prize auction, open bar, hors d'oeuvres; $30 per person, $50 per couple; cocktail attire; ages 21 and older only; benefits programs and operations of the museum; for tickets, call (706) 722-8454.

CSRA PROM AND PAGEANT EXPO: 2 p.m. gown sale registration, 3 p.m. fashion show and presentations, 4 p.m. gown swap and sale Sunday, Feb. 24; North Augusta High School auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave.; with Jane Jenkins; $1 admission; $5 gown registration for first two gowns; $1 each additional gown; benefits North Augusta High School PTSA.; (803) 979-4286.

LITERARY LIFE

CSRA WRITERS: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; (706) 836-7315.

COMMUNITY

EMPLOYER EXPO: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Christenberry Field House, Wrightsboro Road; 60 employers offering full-time and part-time positions as well as summer jobs and internships; open to Augusta State students and alumni; dress professionally and bring copies of rÃsumÃ; (706) 737-1604.

CAMELLIAS AND TEA: 3-5 p.m. today; Magnolia Dale, downtown Edgefield, S.C.; camellia experts on hand to answer questions; bring a camellia for identification or to show; refreshments provided; held by the Edgefield Camellia Club.

EDUCATOR EXPO: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Christenberry Field House, Wrightsboro Road; dress professionally and bring copies of rÃsumÃ; (706) 737-1604.

BACKYARD BIRDING: 3-5 p.m. Monday; Silver Bluff Audobon Center, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; free but reservations required; (803) 649-7999.

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Feb. 28-March 3; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; (706) 722-3521.

BROWN BAG HISTORY SERIES: 11:30 P.M. REFRESHMENTS BEGIN, 12:30 LECTURE, MARCH 5, JULIA FLISCH: DEAN OF AUGUSTA WOMEN; APRIL 2; AUGUSTA'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free for museum members, $3 others; participants should bring a lunch; museum will provide beverages and dessert; (706) 722-8454.

Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing Meeting: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; open to middle and high school students; (803) 648-1438.

AUDITIONS

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street : 7 p.m. March 2-3; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; openings for seven to 10 men and seven to 12 women; must be able to learn or demonstrate an English accent, cockney preferred; bring a prepared Broadway musical song or a song from the show; technical runs begin May 12; show dates 8 p.m. May 23-24, 30-31, June 6-7; 3 p.m. June 1; (803) 648-1438.

DANCE

Friday Dance: 8:30-11 p.m. Fridays; The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive; $5; dance on second Saturdays, 7:30-11 p.m.; $10; (706) 854-8888.

BALLROOM DANCING: 7:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court; free dance lesson at 8 p.m.; held by USA Dance; $7 members, $10 others; (706) 863-1180

DANCE FOR SINGLE ADULTS: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays; Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way; $5 for members, $7 others; admission includes dance lessons from 7-8 p.m.; refreshments provided; held by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults; (706) 267-8642.

ATTRACTIONS

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; Hotels of Aiken County Exhibit Tuesday through March; photographs of important local hotels; museum hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.

AUGUSTA CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; regular prices for boat tours; boat tour hours through March 31: center open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with one-hour boat tours at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m., weather permitting; reservations required; $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military, students for one-hour tours; ages 3 and younger free with paid adult; three-hour tours cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, military and students; center admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, military and students, free for ages 4 and younger; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday; (706) 823-0440.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; James Brown: A Memorial Tribute March 1-31; History on Canvas March 1-31; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; www.augustamuseum.org; (706) 722-8454.

BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $5 adults, $4 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-17 and free ages 5 and younger; (706) 722-9828.

GROVETOWN MUSEUM: 106 W. Robinson Ave.; information, artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 1-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays; $1; (706) 863-4576.

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 pupils, $1 University of South Carolina Aiken students, faculty and staff; reservations recommended; http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/; (803) 641-3654.

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, regular hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $2 adults, $1 children; (706) 737-2820.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and ages 4-17; admission half-price after 3 p.m.; www.nscdiscovery.org/; (706) 821-0200.

HICKORY HILL: 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson; former home of Tom Watson, populist politician in the late 1800s and early 1900s; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, closed major holidays; (706) 595-7777 or www.hickory-hill.org.

LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem; exhibits pay tribute to Harlem native Oliver Hardy; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; (706) 556-0401.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; Love the Skin I'm In, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; Historian's Awards, 6 p.m. Saturday; with Dr. Mallory Millender; regular admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. Sundays; www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com; (706)724-3576.

MEADOW GARDEN HISTORIC SITE: 1320 Independence Drive; 1792 home of George Walton, Declaration of Independence signer; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays by appointment; $4 adults, $3.50 seniors, $3 students, $1 children; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3; (706) 724-4174.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Worth Remembering, through Feb. 24; Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Baeder, through March 9; $10 members, $13 others; $5 adults, $3 seniors, pupils and military with ID; free for museum members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org.

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; Bike Hike, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; $5, $8; registration deadline Friday; Family Full Moon Walk, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21; $3 donation per family suggested; dawn walk, 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; $3 members, $5 others; register by Thursday, Feb. 21; weekdays noon to dusk, Saturdays-Sundays and holidays dawn to dusk; (706) 828-2109.

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; grounds open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday, house tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; admission $4 adults, $3 students; (803) 827-1473.

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former church noted for architecture; through Feb. 29, Paintings from Gascogne, by the Jim Gensheer Studio French study group; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; (706) 826-4700.


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