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THIS WEEK

BOOK AND ATTIC TREASURE FAIR: Benefits American Association of University Women; seeking donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Old Goody's Store in Aiken Exchange shopping center, 2535 Whiskey Road, Aiken; annual sale 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 5, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6; volunteers needed; (803) 641-9505, (803) 642-7170, (803) 642-7858

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL FEATURING BASSOONIST LAURA RAMSEY: 7 p.m. today, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $7 tickets available at Etherredge Center box office; free for students; (803) 641-3305

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL FEATURING VOCALIST ISAAC HOLMES: 3 p.m. Sunday, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $7 tickets available at Etherredge Center box office; free for students; (803) 641-3305

FRIENDS OF THE AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Feb. 2, 9 and 16; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; five-part lecture series with information on Aiken County's past; Tuesday, Owen Clary giving an overview of the county's settlement, the coming of the railroad, the Civil War and other highlights of Aiken County's beginnings; Feb. 2, Walt Joseph talking about the founding of Savannah River Site and its role in the Cold War; Feb. 9, Delina Hickey explaining Aiken's Winter Colony and how it affected Aiken County's development; Feb. 16, Lynne Katonak speaking about some of the people of the Winter Colony and the contributions they made to the community, including Aiken Preparatory School, Hitchcock Woods and Hopelands Gardens; tickets $25 members of Friends of the Museum, $30 others; all nonmembers attending the lectures receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Friends; (803) 642-2015

UPCOMING

ANTIQUES IN THE HEART OF AIKEN SHOW AND SALE: Preview party 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4; show and sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens Street S.W., Aiken; preview party tickets $60, include a weekend show pass; show and sale tickets $8, valid all three days; (803) 641-9094

AIKEN NEWCOMERS' CLUB MEETING: REGISTRATION 10 A.M., BUSINESS MEETING 10:15 A.M., LUNCH 11:30 A.M., TUESDAY, FEB. 9, NEWBERRY HALL, 117 NEWBERRY ST. S.W., AIKEN; TIM SIMONS WILL SPEAK ON THE RESTORATION OF AIKEN'S RAILROAD DEPOT; LUNCHEON COST $14; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY 6 P.M. TUESDAY, FEB. 2; GINNY CLIFFORD (803) 642-4173

ELISE BLACKWELL AUTHOR VISIT: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9; Etherredge Center, main stage, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; reading and book-signing by the author of Grub, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish and Hunger; free; (803) 648-6851

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL FEATURING MARTI ZAKKARY: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $7 tickets available at Etherredge Center box office; free for students; (803) 641-3305

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