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LIST YOUR STUFF: Send event information, a contact name and phone number to Steven Uhles at steven.uhles@augusta or to Mr. Uhles at The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.


The vagina Monologues : 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; benefit reading of Eve Ensler's play; $5 students, $10 others; (706) 667-4100

I DO, I DO: Dinner theater fundraiser for Aiken Community Playhouse; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14, Aiken Municipal Building, The Alley; $45, includes meal catered by Up Your Alley; for tickets, Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office, 126 Newberry St.; (803) 648-1438,

OVER THE TAVERN : Dinner 7, show 8 p.m.; Feb. 13-14, 20-21, 26-28; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100, Fort Gordon; $37; $35 seniors, military retirees, DA civilians, active duty E7 and above; $28 active duty E6 and below; $20 show only; (706) 793-8552

BLACK BOX COFFEEHOUSE: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $10; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunityplay

INTO THE WOODS : 8 p.m. Feb. 27-28, 3 p.m. March 1; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St; presented by Augusta Players; $15-$40; (706) 826-4707

youth wing meeting: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.; middle and high school students learn acting fundamentals, improvisation skills, stage movement, voice projection; (803) 648-1438

ACTING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Feb. 28, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; open to ages 18 and older; $20; (803) 648-1438

FAT PIG : 8 p.m. March 26, 27, 28, 2 p.m. March 29; Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $15 adults, $12 seniors, faculty, staff; $7 students; (803) 641-3305


JESSE COLIN YOUNG BAND: Saturday, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; benefits Aiken Preparatory School's financial aid programs; (803) 648-3223

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: Concert and charity fundraiser series at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; Sunday, The Atlanta Sacred Chorale, 4 p.m., benefits The Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta; March 8: The Manhattan Piano Trio with Eugenia Zukerman, 3 p.m., for child enrichment;

MASTERS OF THE CELTIC HARP: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; River Island clubhouse, 1570 River Island Parkway, Evans; with Grainne Hambly and William Jackson; $15 at door; (706) 854-1937

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Lunch-time concert series, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; performances at noon; pianist Jinha Park, Feb. 17; guitarist Marina Alexandra, March 3; and The Augusta Children's Choral, March 17; lunch $10;; (706) 722-3463

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY OPEN DRESS REHEARSAL, MINI-INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO: 9:30 a.m. free petting zoo, 10:30 a.m. rehearsal Saturday, Feb. 21; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension; rehearsal $5 adults; children, students and season patrons free; (706) 826-4705

THE CANADIAN BRASS: 7:30 p.m. March 23, Convocation Center at University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway;


SENIOR ADULT VALENTINE'S BALL: 6-8 p.m. Monday, Julian Smith Casino, Broad Street; free; must be at least 55 to attend; (706) 821-1754

MY FUNNY VALENTINE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3500 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; heavy hors d'oeuvres by The Baton Rouge Chef, cash bar, raffle prizes and music performed by The Swingin' Medallions; benefits the Jabez Sanford Harden Performing Art Center Endowment Fund; $40; $75 couples; corporate tables available;

SCHOLARSHIP MASKED BALL: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; held by Paine College; with Harold Melvin's Blue Notes;

GREEK STEP SHOW: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, Randall Carter Gymnasium, Paine College, 1235 Fifteenth St.; $15;

VALENTINE'S CONCERT: AN EVENING OF CHAMPAGNE, DESSERT AND LOVE SONGS: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; featuring the Masterworks Chorale of Aiken; (803) 641-3305

PAINE COLLEGE HOMECOMING PARADE: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, begins at the corner of Druid Park Avenue and Laney-Walker Boulevard; (706) 821-8307

Casino Night: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 20, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; prize auction, pit boss, professional dealers, two complementary drinks, hors d'oeuvres; $30 per person, $50 per couple; $25/$40 with museum membership; advance tickets at the museum or charge by phone; (706) 722-8454,

EXTREME FIGHT NIGHT VI: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $19-$34; (706) 722-3521

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 7 p.m. March 6, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $19-$71; (706) 722-3521

THE ART OF BELLYDANCE: 7:30 p.m. March 18, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; presented by Bellydance Superstars; $32-$45;

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE: 7 p.m. May 15, Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way;


TOM SAWYER : 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dayspring Baptist Church, 4220 Frontage Road; held by Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company; openings for ages 8-14; production is $110 per child; show in May; (706) 210-8915

TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE : 3 p.m. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Feb. 16; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; openings for five females, three males; (803) 648-1438

AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE: For children in grades three through eight; preparatory and performance choirs offer in-depth vocal choral training with local, national and international performance opportunities; limited number of openings will be filled this spring for the 2009-10 season; (706) 826-4718


ALCHEMY MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE TROUPE: 3 p.m. Saturday, Friedman Branch Library, 147 Jackson Road; discussion of the history, costumes and different styles of belly dancing; (706) 736-6758

THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jameson Suites, 1062 Claussen Road; seeking musical entertainers, models; registration for models, entertainers $25; (706) 868-0506

SIERRA CLUB'S SAVANNAH RIVER CHAPTER: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17; Unitarian Universalist Church meeting room, 3501 Walton Way Extension; program on American Indian culture, presented by Larry Coburn, a former federal tribal liaison;


REEL art film series: Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (not rated), 7 p.m. Feb. 12; Ladron Que Roba A Ladron (To Rob a Thief) (PG-13), 6:30 p.m. demonstration, 7 p.m. film Feb. 26; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., Aiken; $8 per film, student tickets $5;; (803) 641-9094


Nonfiction book discussion: 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 9, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; organizational meeting to discuss group name, possible titles and administrative details; (706) 863-1946

BROWN BAG BOOK DISCUSSION: 11:30 a.m. March 19, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; discussing Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper's Wife; (706) 863-1946

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION: 6:30-8 p.m. March 19, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; read Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Purloined Letter and join in a discussion of early forensic science; (706) 863-1946

KATHY REICHS: 7 p.m. April 18, Jabez S. Harden Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; author of Bare Bones and Break No Bones will discuss her work; (706) 863-1946


AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015

AUGUSTA CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; boat tours suspended amid construction; resume March 10; (706) 823-0440

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; other exhibits include The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown; From Ty to Cal: A Century of Baseball; A Community That Heals, permanent exhibit on nearly 200-year history of local health care; $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.augusta; (706) 722-8454

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

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; shows $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students, $1 USC Aiken students, faculty and staff;; (803) 641-3654

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday by appointment only; group tours, by appointment only, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, with last tour beginning at 4 p.m.; $2 adults, $1 children; 5 and younger free; (706) 737-2820

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; National Geographic Maps: Tools for Adventure exhibit, Feb. 7-April 26; Savannah River Site Technology Day's Family Night, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 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; half-price after 3 p.m.;; (706) 821-0200

GROVETOWN MUSEUM: 106 W. Robinson Ave.; artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; free; (706) 868-6338

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

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

LIVING HISTORY PARK: 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; (803) 279-7560,

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Sunday: open for special events, by request;; (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 kids; (706) 724-4174;

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Inside/Out: The Private World of Edith Caywood through April 19; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military; free for members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Satur-days; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; (706) 724-7501,

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: 1858 Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; park hours dawn to dusk, Saturdays-Sundays and holidays; noon to dusk Mondays-Fridays; www.phinizy; (706) 828-2109

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Monday; house tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m., $4 per adult, $3 ages 6-16, $2.50 South Carolina senior citizens, free for ages 5 and younger; (803) 827-1473

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former church noted for architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; (706) 826-4700

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