To do list


Blue Man Group
8 p.m. Saturday , 2 p.m. Sunday
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
$55-$65; (877) 428-4849,


Hinder, with Saving Abel and Kopek
8 p.m. Feb. 24
The Country Club, 2834 Washington Road
$22 advance, $25 day of show;

A Night at the Oscars
6 p.m. Feb. 27
Washington-Wilkes Country Club, 300 Country Club Dr.
$25; red-carpet event celebrates local songwriter Hillary Lindsey’s Oscar nomination; heavy hors d’oeuvres, watch Oscars on big-screen TV; (706) 678-2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
7 p.m. March 3-5, 3 p.m. March 5, 1:30 p.m. March 6
James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.
Opening night tickets $10, excluding VIP seats; children’s tickets $10; $18 general, $36 VIP;

Royal Comedy Tour
7:30 p.m. March 4
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
$39.50-$47.50; comedienne Sommore with Bruce Bruce and D.L. Hughley;, (877) 428-4849

Blake Shelton
7:30 p.m. March 12
James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.
$34.50-$39.50; with Easton Corbin and Steel Magnolia;; (877) 428-4849

Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show
3:30 p.m. April 15
USC Aiken Convocation Center, 375 Robert Bell Parkway

Dierks Bentley
 May 11
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
$32.50-$44.50; multiple Grammy nominee known for hits such as What Was I Thinkin’, Come a Little Closer, Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go); opening acts are Josh Thompson and Miss Willie Brown; (877) 428-4849,


Auditions: The General and His Lady
Call for appointment,  1-7 p.m. Thursdays- Saturdays, today-March 26
Musical to be presented at Salvation Army commissioning of the Kroc Center; ages 10 and older; prepare 1-minute monologue and song; call for appointment; (706) 771-7777;

Black Box Coffeehouse
7 p.m. Friday , doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. S.W.
$10, beverages and dessert or fruit included; wine available for purchase by the glass; open microphone performances, Bob Rollins/Portrayals of WWII famous figures and a preview of Bobby Jones: In His Own Words, 10 Minute Reader’s Theater: Betsy’s Flag; Rich Herzog singing Sinatra and Broadway tunes; (803) 648-1438

Audition: Crossing Delancey
3 p.m. Sunday  and 7 p.m. Monday
Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. S.W.
Written by Susan Sandler, directed by Thurmond Whatley; roles for two men and three women; (803) 648-1438,

The Passion of Puccini, featuring Suor Angelica and Cristantemi
8 p.m. Feb. 25-26, 3 p.m. Feb. 27
Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.
$35 general, $25 senior, $20 student; presented by the Augusta Opera Chorus and the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra; dramatic soprano and Augusta native Lindsay Davis sings the title role; (706) 364-9114,

Anything Goes
 Show added March 3, others SOLD OUT:  Feb. 25-26, March 4-5, 10-12
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100 Third Ave., Fort Gordon
$30-$40, $25 show only; a comedy of mistaken identities aboard the SS American;

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
8 p.m. Feb. 25-26, 3 p.m. Feb. 27
Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.
$15-$41; (706) 826-4707,

Up the Down Staircase
8 p.m. Feb. 25-26, March 4-5 and 3 p.m. Feb. 27
Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. S.W.
An ACP Youth Wing Production; (803) 648-1438,

Audition: Rent
7 p.m. Feb. 27-28
Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. S.W.

Audition: Becky’s New Car
7:30 p.m. March 1-2
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, 32100 Third Ave.
Show dates: April 29-30, May 13-14, 19-21; four men, three women; full-length comedy about a middle age middle  manager and a middling marriage with no prospect for change, until a socially inept, grief-stricken  millionaire walks into her life;

Disney’s Cinderella Kids
7 p.m. March 4-5
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 402 Aumond Road
$10 ages 13-adult; $8 ages 4-13; $5 under 4; Augusta Players Youth Theatre;; (706) 826-4707

Job: A Postmodern Opera of Biblical Proportions
7 p.m. March 12
National Hills Baptist Church, 2725 Washington Road
$10 donation; performed by The Company of Job, a local opera company;

Beards of Comedy
9 p.m. March 25
Sky City, 1157 Broad St.
Andy Sanford of CMT’s Next Big Comic, Joe Zimmerman, TJ Young and Dave Stone of Adult Swim’s Squidbillies;;

Equine Performing Arts Series: Polo Asado and Tango: The Art of Polo
6 p.m. April 1
Powderhouse Polo Field, Powderhouse Road
$60; tickets at Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, Meybohm Realtors, Aiken Saddlery and Supply or Equine Devine; (803) 641-1111 or

USC Aiken Cultural Series: Dance Troupe Ailey II
April 2
Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken
$40; (803) 641-3305

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
7:30 p.m. April 15-17, 2 p.m. April 18
The Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway
(803) 641-3305

Paul Taylor Dance Company
7 p.m. April 14
Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.

Equine Performing Arts Series: Grace Over Fences: Jumpers and Hunters
6 p.m. April 20
Highfields Event Center, 190 Gaston Road
$60 ; tickets at Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, Meybohm Realtors, Aiken Saddlery and Supply or Equine Devine; (803) 641-1111 or

Ah! Spring, featuring Frederica von Stade
8 p.m. April 28
Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway
$50; world-renowned mezzo-soprano von Stade will conduct master class for qualified college-level singers and attend a dinner in her honor;
(803) 643-4774 or


CANCELLED ---- USC Aiken Faculty Artist Recital: Guitarist Jonathan Gangi
7 p.m. today
St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Aiken
Free; Etherredge Center Box Office, (803) 641-3305

ASU Choir
2 and 3:15 p.m. today
Maxwell Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way
$5, free for ASU students, faculty and staff;

Jeff Barnes presents Elvis and His Friends tribute
8 p.m. Friday
Grovetown High School, 2010 Warrior Way
$7 adults, $5 students; proceeds benefit the Grovetown High School Band and a student’s senior project; (706) 394-3916

The Mighty Tams
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday
American Legion Post 194, 1121 American Legion Road, Lincolnton
$15, tickets must be purchased in advance; (706) 359-3445 after 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday;

Carey Murdock & NoStar with guest North Augustan McKenna Hydrick
8 p.m. Friday
The Well, 1282 Broad St. (entrance behind the graphics/printing store)
$5, for all ages; performing songs from new CD Baby Don’t Look Down

Pick’n and Praise’n
6-9 p.m. Saturday
Glenn Hills Baptist Church, 2877 Lumpkin Road
Free; singers, songwriters and musicians should RSVP to be added to the open microphone lineup; (706) 414-8803,

Symphony Orchestra Augusta Open Dress Rehearsal
9:30 a.m. small instrument petting zoo, 10:30 a.m. open dress rehearsal Saturday
First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way
Free; (706) 826-4705

Concerts with a Cause: Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers
3 p.m. Sunday
St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.
Second-prize winners in the Ellis Duo Piano Competition; benefits Christ Community Health Services; (706) 724-9641

Tuesday’s Music Live: Trio Intermezzo
Noon, Tuesday
St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.
Concerts are free, lunch afterward is $10 and requires reservation; trio includes Ruth Berry (cello) Kelly Odell (oboe) and Kevin Pollack (piano); (706) 722-3463,

ASU Orchestra & ASU Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Feb. 24
Maxwell Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way
$5, free for ASU students, faculty and staff;

Group Therapy
7 p.m. Feb. 24
Amici, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway
(706) 650-7511

Trio Terzetto
2 and 3:15 p.m. Feb. 25
Maxwell Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way
$25, children ages 6-17 $7, no children under 6 admitted; ASU students, faculty and staff are free with valid JagCard;

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Musical
7:30 p.m. March 18
First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road
$15, $10 for seniors, students, active-duty military and their dependents and groups; (762) 233-7793 ( local call),

IV Christ Album Release
5 p.m. March 19
Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1223 Laney Walker Blvd.
$12.50 advance, $15 at door; praise and worship event centered on album release; Lowell Pye and M.D. Stokes & Victorious Praise will also perform; special guests Pamela Bowman and Rev. Billy Smith & The Radio Angels; (706) 945-8297

The United States Army Signal Corps Band Recital Series
7 p.m. March 3
Jabez Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.
Free; a series of individual and group performances covering many genres; (706) 791-4856,
Wycliffe Gordon, presented by The United States Army Signal Corps Band
7 p.m. March 4
Alexander Hall, Fort Gordon
Free; Gordon will play with Signal Corps Band’s Brass Band, the most popular jazz/funk group; allow extra time to get through the gates onto Fort Gordon; (706) 791-4856,

Suex Effect
10 a.m. March 11
1102 Bar and Grill, 1102 Broad St.
Free; high-energy rock that challenges, energizes and uplifts;

Saturday Morning Swing
10 a.m. Saturdays
Eighth Street Plaza at Riverwalk
Free; presented by Garden City Jazz; (706) 722-3463;

Columbia County Choral Society rehearsals
Call for schedule
First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road
Open to all; upcoming performances include the Carol Barnett Bluegrass Mass and the Lincoln Center world premiere of Dr. Timothy M. Powell ’s Incarnatio Mysteria; (706) 650-2311, (


Movies at the Library
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair St.
Free; Nowhere Boy, rated R,   ; Spike Lee movie marathon Saturday , 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; (706) 821-2600

Movies on the Lawn: Mary Poppins
Dark, March 18
Boeckh Park, Hammond’s Ferry
Free; blankets and lawn chairs recommended; picnic baskets welcome; (803) 613-1641

Auditions: Decision
Royal Wind Entertainment seeks six women  and two men (ages 18-25), one man (45-55) for short film; production members also needed; literary life

Guild of Poetic Intent Emerging Poets Series: Mike Dockins
7 p.m. Feb. 24
Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St.
Free; Dockins will read poems from his book Slouching in the Path of a Comet; light refreshments; (803) 226-0245


Chisolm Gallery
Through Feb. 28
The Willcox Inn, 100 Colleton Ave.
Leading international dealer for sporting and polo art will  display works by  painter Matt Rogers, sculptor Patsy Davis, painter/photographer Soren Froberg, equestrian painter Mary Bridgman;

Sara Taylor opening reception
6-8 p.m. Thursday
Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St.
Free; the artist, a lifelong horsewoman with a background in biology, draws on her experience to capture natural world with her camera; (803) 641-9094

Ellis Island: The Lost Mural
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday until March 1
Savannah Rapids Pavilion Regional Visitor Center, 3300 Evans to Locks Road
Free; (706) 868-3373

Morris Museum of Art Gala
7 p.m. March 4
Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.
This year the gala will celebrate I Will Tell You A Place: Paintings By Brian Rutenberg; (706) 828-3825

Lecture: Nature, Sensation and Painting in the 21st Century
2 p.m. March 6
Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.
Free; art critic Jeffrey Day will moderate discussion about the natural landscape as translated by contemporary abstract artists; with artists Brian Rutenberg, William Willis and Mike Lavine; reception with the artists to follow; Rutenberg will sign copies of his 2008 monograph after the lecture; (706) 724-7501

Toddler Time: Crazy About Color
10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. March 10  (registration required)
Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.
Members free, nonmembers $4;  mix, blend, create new colors inspired by paintings of Brian Rutenberg to produce a crazy color painting; (706) 724-7501

Celebrating the Artist
7 p.m. March 10
Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.
$40; silent auction of works by 40 artists; fine art and art created from recycled materials and found objects; special exhibit from “Art on the Wall” mural project; live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar; benefits The Art Factory; (706) 731-0008

Artrageous! Family Sunday: Low-Country Tales
2 p.m. March 12
Free; storyteller David Baxley brings tales of the Lowcountry  to life; afterward, make a painting based on one of the stories; (706) 724-7501

Adult Artist Workshop: Abstract Landscape Painting
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 19 and noon-4:30 p.m. March 20  (paid registration by March 11)
$100 members, $115 nonmembers;  artist and Augusta State University instructor Tom Crowther painting a large, abstract landscape inspired by the exhibition of I Will Tell You A Place; materials included; PLU credit may be available for teachers ; (706) 724-7501

Rocio Maldonado: Resonance opening reception
6-8 p.m. April 14
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St.
Free for members, $5 nonmembers; (706) 722-5495

Tuesday Painters
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays
Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Ave.
$3 adult, $1 student, free 5 and younger; watch painters, participate; art supplies free with admission; (803) 441-4380


Voices of the Past: A Petersburg Boat Pilot
11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and  March 19
Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.
Free; character monologue based on an oral history of James Henry Balchin, who piloted cotton boats from Petersburg to Augusta; (706) 722-8454

Classical Conversations Informational Meeting
7-9 p.m. Tuesday
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4004 Wheeler Road
Registration and information meeting for Christian Classical home school program;

Voices of the Past: The Other Tubmans
Noon, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. March 5
Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.
Free with $4 museum admission; character monologue that tells a story connecting the Tubman slaves freed in the 1830s to William Tubman, who served as Liberia’s longest-running president from 1944-1971; (706) 722-8454

Simplifying the Health Professions workshop: Becoming a Physician
5:30 p.m. March 1
A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, 1234 Laney Walker Blvd. Open to students, parents and teachers and are free; (706) 721-8331

Safe Sitter Program
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday
MCG Building 1010 C, 1225 Walton Way
$25 per child, includes lunch; teaches 11- to  13-year-olds how to handle emergencies while caring for  children; (706) 721-7606

The African-American Experience: The Civil War
10 a.m.-noon Saturday
Redcliffe Plantation, 181 Redcliffe Road
$8 adults, $5 ages 6-16, $6.50 seniors; includes presentation, discussion of African-American experience of the Civil War, tour of slave quarters and mansion; (803) 827-1473

Presidents’ Day at the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
419 Seventh St.
Buy one get one admission; $5 regular, $4 seniors, $3 students K-12; ages 5 and under free; presidential trivia game; (706) 724-0436

Parliamo Italiano!: Introduction to Speaking Italian
6-8 p.m. Mondays, six sessions beginning Feb. 21
USC Aiken Business and Education Building, Room 138, 471 University Parkway
$99, not including a required text; (803) 641-3563

Workshop: Following Footprints is Fun
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 26 (registration deadline is Feb. 23)
Augusta Genealogical Society Adamson Library, 1109 Broad St.
$25  members, $30 nonmembers ($5 refunded if joining AGS), includes  lunch and genealogical “how-to” book; lectures include What is Genealogy?, Organization of Records, Genealogical Charts, Oral Interviews; Files; Searching by Mail, Census Records; Soundex; Courthouse Research; Computers & The Internet; Adamson Library; Local Genealogical Resources; Using Your Footprints Research Handbook; Enjoying your Ancestors; (706) 722-4073

Brown Bag History Series: Historic Architecture in Augusta
12:30 p.m. March 2
Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.
Free for members, $3 nonmembers; beverages served at 11:30 a.m., lecture begins at 12:30 p.m.; (706) 722-8454

Advanced Internet for Film and Video Production Webinar
2-4:30 p.m. March 7 or March 15
Online access
Conducted by GoToMeeting service; $95, additional participants from same organization $25; Internet skills for successful film and video production; topics include background checks, precision search, e-mail alerts, RSS feeds, social media promotion, funding sources, archives of copyright-free multimedia and free software and services; led by David Vine of David Vine Associates;; (803) 649-1184

Pickens-Salley Symposium on Southern Women
7 p.m. March 22
Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway
Free; honors contributions of Southern women; screening of 2010 documentary Cheating in the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin, a white plantation owner’s mistress; (803) 641-3448

Senior Classes
Class days and times vary

H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken
(803) 642-7631
Line Dance: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays
Basic Dog Training: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18-April 12
Puppy Training Class: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18-April 12
Ceramics: 9 a.m. Mondays or Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays
Silver Sneakers I: 9-9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Fit 4 Ever: 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch: 11:15-noon Mondays and Wednesdays
Yoga I & II: 8:45-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Spanish Language Classes
Friedman Branch Library, 1447 Jackson Road
Advanced class at 2:30 p.m., beginner class at 4 p.m.; (706) 736-6758

Home-school art classes
10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays
Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St.
Grades 5K through 12; $45 members, $50 nonmembers for a four-week class; (803) 641-9094

Patriot Boat Tour
3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Behind the Marriott Hotel & Suites,
2 10th St.
$12 adults, $6 children;, (803) 730-9739


A Musical Evening with Langston Hughes  (benefits St. Stephens Ministry of Augusta)
7:30 p.m. Friday
Augusta State University’s Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way
$35, $25 military/seniors; students with ID free; soprano Awilda Verdejo and pianist Hartwig Eichberg;  (706) 722-7092

Hidden Songs in Piano Music
3 p.m. Sunday
Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way
Soprano Awilda Verdejo and pianist Hartwig Eichberg; (706) 722-7092

Happily Ever After??? (benefits S.C. Chapter of American Heart Association)
8 p.m. Feb. 23-27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 27
Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway
(803) 641-3305; showcases 24-plus local singers and actors

Pasta Festival (portion of proceeds donated to local charities)
Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 25
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.
Presented by Italian-American Club of the CSRA; takeout available; $8 (pasta, meatballs and/or sausage, bread, salad, tea); homemade Italian cookies and pastries sold separately; (706) 228-5471

Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance and Auction (to help feed community’s hungry)
7 p.m. Feb. 26
River Room of St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.
Silent/live auctions, Paul Roberts Fresh Music All-Star Band, Cajun foods, wine and other beverages available, costume optional;  $35, in advance online at or at door; (706) 724-2485

Senior Arts and Crafts Bazaar (benefits Senior Citizens Council, area food banks)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26
Pineview Baptist Church, 119 Pleasant Home Road
Admission is nonperishable food items for local food banks; senior citizens will have booths of arts and handmade items for sale; booth rental is $10 plus 10 percent of sales; (706) 868-0120

A Taste of Something Wild (benefits Augusta Alzheimer’s Association, other charities)
5-8 p.m. Feb. 26
Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, 3 Milledge Road
$40 advance, $45 at door; wild game, fish, other dishes from local chefs; (706) 564-9937

Columbia County Charity Gala
7-11 p.m. Feb. 26
Savannah Rapids Pavilion
$75 person, $125 couple; (706) 312-7400, (706) 868-3340,

Fat Saturday Pub Crawl (benefits Greater Augusta Arts Council)
March 5, registration starts at 3 p.m., Pub Crawl 7 p.m.-midnight
10th Street, downtown Augusta
$6 to register, must be 21 years old to participate; first 500 get T-shirt; get passport stamps at 15 bars/restaurants to win prizes;, Greater Augusta Arts Council at or (706) 826-4702 ext. 2

Rhythm of Dance (benefits Wounded Warrior Project)
9:30 p.m. March 5
Sky City, 1157 Broad St.
$5; belly dance, hula, salsa, Broadway, hip hop, tap, ballet, other styles; 50 percent of ticket sales benefit Wounded Warrior Project or 100 percent if Sky City reaches maximum capacity; (706) 627-1083

Shine for Scott Awareness Week (benefits colon cancer research)
March 5-12
March 7-11: Chick-fil-A, 3066 Washington Road, mention  Shine for Scott for portion of your purchase  to be donated to Shine for Scott Inc.
8-10 a.m. March 7: Chick-fil-A breakfast and Steps to Shine Registration: receive a free chicken biscuit when you register for the Steps to Shine Walk – Augusta
5-8 p.m. March 10: Birthday celebration in remembrance of Scott Walden at Chick-fil-A, 3066 Washington Road
9 a.m.-noon March 12, Lake Olmstead Gazebo: Steps to Shine Walk: fundraising walk to raise awareness about the Shine for Scott organization and about colon cancer; live music by The Vellotones with George Croft;

Shoeboxes for Seniors
Noon-7 p.m. March 10
Walmart, 4469 Washington Road
Senior Citizens Council will collect personal care items, flashlights and batteries, health care products and other personal items to be distributed to low-income seniors in April; (706) 868-0120

CSRA Humane Society’s Annual Pet Walk (benefits animal shelter)
9:30 a.m. March 19; walk begins at 10 a.m.
CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.
Small donation to participate, walk shelter animals for $5 donation; bring your pet or walk an adoptable shelter pet in the park; refreshments, T-shirts, pictures for the kids, specialty booths from local sponsors; participating pets should be healthy, at least four months old and have current vaccinations, including rabies;; (706) 261-7387

Rollin’ on the River Casino Night (benefits Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta)
7-10:30 p.m. March 25
The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Dr.
$35, dinner from Olive Garden, two drink tickets, $20,000 in play money; casual dress, cash bar; purchase tickets at Arts and Heritage Center, Parks Pharmacy or; (803) 441-4380

USC Aiken’s Relay for Life
10 a.m.-10 p.m. April 15
USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway
(803) 641-3776 or

Betsy Bingo (benefits the Martinez-Evans Little League)
9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 16
Kelly Park, Old Petersburg Road
Free; tickets available for rides, games, food; silent auction, Wee-ball/T-ball games, homerun derby; if rained out, event will be moved to April 17 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.;, (706) 680-6355

Edgefield County Relay for Life Beauty Pageant
April 2, Division 1 10 a.m., Division II 3 p.m.
W.E. Parker Elementary School, 514 Crest Road, Edgefield
Admission $5 with canned good, $6 without a canned good; pageant open to Edgefield County residents or children attending Edgefield County schools; all applications due March 22; (803) 275-0010

Ribs, Bibs & Dibs (benefits The Senior Citizens Council of the CSRA)
5:30-7:30 p.m. May 3
Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road
$20, includes dine-in or carry-out; advance tickets only; silent auction; (706) 868-0120


Edgefield Camellia Tea
3 p.m. Thursday
Magnolia Dale, 320 Norris St.
Free, public invited; display of camellia blooms, tea service with refreshments; or

Contra Dance
7-10:30 p.m. Saturday
Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1900 Lincoln St., Columbia
$8; beginners workshop 7-7:30 p.m.; please bring clean, soft-soled, nonmarking shoes;

Wildtree Cooking Demo and Tasting
6:45 p.m. Monday
89 Crystal Lake Dr.
Free; sample flavored grapeseed oils, get ideas for spring get-togethers; casual tasting begins at 6:45 p.m.; presentation begins at 7 p.m.; (803) 613-1641

CSRA Writers meeting
6:30 p.m. Monday
Borders Books, Music, Movies & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Pkwy.
Writers invited to attend and bring 10 copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; (706) 836-7315

E-mail Marketing Workshop
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 24
Business and Technology Center, 802 E. Martintown Road
$10 North Augusta Chamber of Commerce members, $15 others; e-mail marketing and how it works, effective e-mail marketing, best practices, tips; (800) 279-2323

Pass It On Kidsignment Sale
9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 4, 8 a.m.-noon March 5
Aiken First Baptist, 120 Chesterfield St.
Children’s clothing, toys and equipment;; (803) 215-1503

North Augusta Family Y Team Lean Walk
10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5
Riverfront in Hammond’s Ferry

Junior League of Augusta 59th Attic Sale
7 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5; preview party 7-10 p.m. March 4
Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 308 Hale St.
Free admission to sale; preview party $20, includes barbecue dinner, cash bar; proceeds fund community projects of Junior League of Augusta;

Coffee Corner: Cooking Healthy with Chef Mona
11 a.m. March 8 and 22
Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway
Free; (803) 663-6142

 Senior Trip: Georgia Aquarium
7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 23
H.  Odell  Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road
Cost TBA, lunch not included; (803) 642-7631

Dancing by the River
7-10 p.m. March 25
Boeckh Park, Hammond’s Ferry
(803) 6413-1641

CSRA Senior/Family/Caregiver Expo
10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26
119 Pleasant Home Road
Free; more than 30 exhibitors showcase services and resources available; break out sessions include “Advanced Directives” and “Social Security”; concessions available; (706) 868-0120

Senior Trip: Charleston
7 a.m.-9 p.m. April 1
H.  Odell  Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road
Cost: TBA, includes dinner, does not include lunch; Historic Charleston Tour, free time for lunch and shopping, Charleston Harbor Tour, dinner; (803) 642-7631

Fiddle and Guitar Group Lessons
6-7 p.m. Tuesdays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
$30 for one-hour instruction; for beginners and up; taught by Roger Abernathy; (803) 663-7552

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Weekly night out for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people, various locations; (706) 951-7163

Augusta Got Talent
9 p.m. Wednesdays
Cocktail Lounge, 663 Broad St.
$3 entry fee; (706) 306-9077

Senior Games
Tuesdays, Thursdays
H.  Odell  Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road
(803) 642-7631; Rummikub: 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, free; Bingo: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, four cards $4, six cards $5; Mahjong: 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, free; Pinochle: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free; Bridge: 11:30-3 p.m., $1; Canasta: 11:30-3:30 p.m.; free

International Folk Dancing
7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays
Augusta Ballet, 2941 Walton Way Extension
No partner needed; (706) 394-5535

Brickyard Market
5 p.m. until dusk Fridays
Boeckh Park, Hammond’s Ferry, North Augusta
Free; produce, live music, arts and crafts, seasonal plants and flowers

6-11 p.m. Friday
American Legion Post 63, 90 Milledge Road
Dinner 6 p.m., $10; dance 8-11 p.m. $13; (706) 733-5184

American Christian Dance
7-11 p.m. Friday
Social Ballroom Dance Hall, Social, Inc., 3157 Washington Road
$10 donation; free dance lessons 7-8 p.m.; appetizer buffet; reserved seating available; (866) 849-1392,

Carolina Jamboree: Country Music, Bands and Dancing
7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
J.C. HUT Building, S.C. Highway 25 and Johnson Road, Belvedere
Family-oriented, no smoking or alcohol; (803) 279-4638

Second Saturday Dance Party
7:30-11 p.m. second Saturdays
Ballroom in Motion, 205 Elkdom Court
$10; free dance lesson 8-11 p.m.; (706) 414-6381

Ga-Lina Christian Singles
7-11 p.m. Saturdays;
dance lesson offered 7-8 p.m.
The Social Inc.,
3157 Washington Road
$8 members, $10 others; (706) 863-1214,

Singles dance
7 p.m. Saturdays; lessons 7-8 p.m.
The Ballroom Dance Center, Evans
$8 members, $10 others; held by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults;


Heart and Vascular Education
8:25 a.m., 9:25 a.m., 1:55 p.m. Wednesdays
University Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute
1350 Walton Way, Classroom 2

Moms Connection
1 p.m. Tuesday
MCG Building 1010C, 1225 Walton Way
Free weekly support group for new mothers; all new moms and their babies welcome; (706) 721-9351

 Smart Heart Expo
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road
Free; blood sugar testing, blood pressure screening, total lipid screening, body fat and BMI testing, heart healthy cooking demonstration, healthy heart information, one-on-one heart counseling; educational breakout sessions;

Nuts and Bolts of Total Hip Replacement: Emphasis on a New Approach
6-8 p.m. Feb. 24 (reservations required)
North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.
Free, dinner will be served; (706) 828-2502

Blood Pressure Testing
4-6 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
Free; performed by certified nurse Jeanne Townes; (803) 663-7552

Living With Lupus Symposium
9 a.m.-noon March 5
Natalie and Lansing B. Lee Jr. Auditorium at Georgia Health Sciences University
Free; topics include organ involvement, understanding lab results, nutrition, symptoms and diagnosis, kidney and skin health, and pregnancy;; (770) 333-5930

  SPORTS & fitness

Stretch & Strengthening
6:15-7 p.m. Mondays
Art of Motion Dance Studio, 115 Laurens St. S.W., Suite 202, Studio C
Strengthening body core, improving coordination, balance, alignment, flexibility; yoga mats, resistance bands provided; $39/month; (803) 649-4420,

Yoga Classes
6-7:15 p.m. Mondays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
$8 class advance, $10 class walk-in; bring a mat, towel and water; straps and blocks are welcome but not necessary; loose clothing and bare feet suggested; (803) 663-7552

6-7 p.m. Mondays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
$30 per month plus $10 registration fee; ages 4 and older; (803) 663-7552

Line Dance
7-8:30 p.m. Mondays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
$5 per class; rock ’n’ roll, country and beach music; (803) 663-7552

Mixed Impact Aerobic Classes
4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Gregg Park Civic Center
$15 per eight weeks for passholders and $25 for eight weeks for non-passholders; (803) 663-7552

9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
Free; seniors class; (803) 663-7552

Ballroom Dance Group Classes
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Art of Motion Dance Studio, 115 Laurens St. S.W., Suite 202
$10 at door; Smooth 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Latin 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Advanced 8-9 p.m. Thursdays; Ballroom Dance Party, $10, 7-10 p.m.  Feb. 25; (803) 649-4420,

Barre Workout
6:45-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Art of Motion Dance Studio, 115 Laurens St. S.W., Suite 202, Studio B
Full-body workout based on ballet principles targeting legs, seat, abs; $39/month; (803) 649-4420,

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
$15 per month; ages 5 and older; instruction in Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo; (803) 663-7552

6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
$15 for passholders for an eight-week session, $25 for non-passholders; combination of step-aerobics, weights and floor exercises; (803) 663-7552

Zumba Fitness Party
5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville
$15 for eight weeks; any fitness level can participate; (803) 663-7552

Jazz Fit
7-8 p.m. Wednesdays
Art of Motion Dance Studio, 115 Laurens St. S.W., Suite 202, Studio A
Jazz dance technique, aerobic workout, stretching, core strengthening; $41/month ; (803) 649-4420,

Columbia County Spring recreation sports registration
Through Friday
Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road
$70 first child, $60 second child, $50 third child;; (706) 863-7523