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THE AUGUSTA SYMPHONY: Pops! At the Bell: Saturday, Motown Magic with the Contours; Columbia County Music Series: March 3, Georgia Guitar Quartet; April 26, Augusta Virtuosi; Doctors Hospital Masterworks: Feb. 17, Rachel Barton Pine, violin; March 17, Benedetto Lupo, piano and Nicola Giulani, guest conductor; Marina Lomazov, piano; Publix Family Series: Sunday, Beethoven Lives Upstairs; April 15, A Spring Celebration; Masterworks Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church, Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; concert previews at 6:30 p.m.; Pops! At the Bell concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Publix Family Series concerts at 3 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Columbia County Music Series at 7:30 p.m. at Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; single tickets for Masterworks Concerts are $20-$40; Pops! at the Bell Concerts, $10-$40; Publix Family Concerts, $8 or $28 for a family four-pack; student tickets $7 for Pops!; Columbia County Music Series concerts $20 per person, $70 for series; tickets for Masterworks, Publix and Columbia County concerts available at the box office the night of event; (706) 826-4705; www.augustasymphony.org.
CHAMBER MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16; Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way Extension; free; offering taken; (706) 733-0513
OPEN DRESS REHEARSALS: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 17 and March 17; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension; Augusta Symphony Masterworks performances with Rachel Barton Pine (Feb. 17) and Benedetto Lupo (March 17); $5 adults, children free; pay at church; symphony office doesn't pre-sell open dress rehearsal tickets; performances: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, March 17; (706) 826-4705.
CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: 3 p.m. Feb. 18: organist Peter Richard Conte; benefits Sacred Heart Cultural Center; 3 p.m. March 25: The Manhattan Piano Trio with John Scott: Dmitry Kouzov, cello; Dmitry Lukin and John Scott, clarinet; and Milana Strezeva, piano; benefits The Augusta Restoration Shop; St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; concerts free, offerings taken; (706) 724-9641.
GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; presented by the Black Student Union in honor of Black History Month; free; (706) 737-1492.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 20: The Roy Goodwin Memorial Concert with the Augusta Children's Chorale; lunch by Mally's on Seventh; March 6: Martin David Jones and Clara Park; lunch by Heavenly Ham; concerts at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets, Riverwalk Augusta; lunch $7, reservations required for lunch; (706) 722-3463.
AUGUSTA STATE CULLUM SERIES, A YEAR OF JAZZ: ASU Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22; ASU Choir, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $5-$10 each (706) 667-4100.
BLUEGRASS SHOW: 7 p.m. Saturdays; bluegrass concerts in Haynes Building, corner of Main and College streets, Leesville, S.C.; shows are $5; Feb 24, Slope Valley; (803) 582-8479.
HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: March 2: Concertante; May 4: Foothills Brass Quintet; performances at 8 p.m., pre-concert program at 7:15 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $20 adults, $5 school-age children, free for Augusta State faculty, staff and students; no one 6 or younger admitted; (706) 790-9274.
THE FANTASTICKS: 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Feb. 15-17; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $15; Valentine's show 8 p.m. Wednesday; $75 per couple, includes two tickets, table for two, bottle of wine and cheese platter; (706) 826-0670, lcnaugusta.com.
THEATER FESTIVAL: 8 p.m. today-Saturday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with the plays You Dropped This, Cultural Deprivation, Sugar Cake, Anything for You, A Kiss Always Means Something, Behind Closed Door, Once Upon A Pre-liminary Hearing; keynote speech from Freda Scott Giles at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jaguar Student Activities Center Coffeehouse; general admission $5; Augusta State faculty, staff and students admitted free with valid university ID; (706) 667-4100
ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE: Stage III production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; $25; (803) 278-4849.
40 ACRES, WHO STOLE THE MULE: Gospel play, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon; $12, or $10 younger than 12 or groups in advance, $15 at door; tickets at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre box office, Pyramid Music on Broad Street and Gordon Highway, Eddie Bussey State Farm, 2613 Tobacco Road, and Hamilton Bookstore, 209 Ninth St.; call (706) 793-8552.
IMPERIAL THEATRE: Saturday, The Jason Bishop Show; $15-$25; Southern Soul and Song: Feb. 16, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet; March 24, Marty Stuart; series subscriptions $62.50-$175; Global Rhythms: Feb. 15, The Irish Rovers; April 17, Manding Jata; $20-$35; Hahapalooza: Feb. 17, Anthony Griffith, Wayne Cotter; March 16, Jimmy Brogan, Mark Schiff; April 21, Henry Cho, Pat Hazell; $15-$25; Classically Inclined: March 23, Quartetto Gelato; $15-$30; The Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com.
AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; Frank Ferrante as comedian Groucho Marx in a two-act comedy; $37.50 (803) 648-1438.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY'S BORN TO READ LITERACY CENTER AND PATCHWORK PLAYERS: Feb. 16: Red Shoes; April 27: The Magic Clock of Cuckoo; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; show times 9, 10 and 11 a.m.; tickets $4, group rates available; (706) 733-7043.
GUYS AND DOLLS: Dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 23-24 and March 1-3; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; $39 civilians; $36 seniors, retirees, Department of Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above; active duty E6 and below $30; show only $25; (706) 793-8552, www.fortgordon.com/theatre.htm.
THE ODD COUPLE: Augusta Players production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23-25; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$32; (706) 826-4707, www.augustaplayers.com.
HANSEL AND GRETEL: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 2-3; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15-$45; (706) 826-4710, www.augustaopera.com.
AUGUST WILSON READERS SERIES: March 8-10, Radio Golf Fall: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; $15 adults, $10 pupils; (706) 724-3576, lucycraftlaneymuseum.com.
STORYLAND THEATRE: March 27-31, Jack and the Beanstalk; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; show times 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows and 3 p.m. for Saturday family matinees; school performances require reservations, $4.50 per show for students, $11 for season; chaperones and teachers admitted free; special rates for home-school groups; matinee tickets are $12 for season or $5 per show; Saturdays do not require reservations; free tickets available Saturdays for active-duty military and their families with a military ID; www.knology.net/storyland, (706) 736-3455.
THE ROAR OF LOVE: 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30-31; performed by Columbia County Ballet; Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; $12 students, seniors and $17 adults; (706) 860-1852.
BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA SERIES: Jesus Christ Superstar, May 16; performances at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $31.50-$45; (706) 722-3521.
MONDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday, Delwende; Three Times; 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; (706) 729-2416.
WALK AMERICA KICKOFF: 8 a.m. today; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; people interested in sponsoring the walk and/or forming a team are invited to attend; Walk America walk, 9 a.m. May 12; Lake Olmstead Park, 78 Milledge Road; event supports the March of Dimes fight to save babies from premature birth and other health threats; (800) 525-9255
GAMING CENTER EVENTS: All-Nighter, noon Saturday, Feb. 17; seven straight hours of first-person shooter games (including Gears of War, Halo 2, G.R.A.W., PDZ), pizza at midnight and a danish at 5 a.m.; members $30; others $35; seating limited; (706) 373-5522, www.thegamingcave.net.
REDWING ROLLERWAY: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 2-5 p.m. Sundays; 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; Flashlight Skate, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. last Saturday of each month; $8 each session; private and session parties available.
CAROLINA SHAG LESSONS: 6:30 p.m. beginners class, 7:30 p.m. intermediate class, technique class 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning today; Knights of Columbus, 1501 Monte Sano Ave.; $45 for four weeks; (706) 868-7798.
VALENTINE DANCE: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday; The Boathouse at Augusta Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Drive; with The Fantastic Shakers; $15 at door, students $5 with college ID; $150 advance reserved tables with seating for 8; (706) 868-1663.
Book-Signing: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; with Cowboy Mike Searles, David Oliver Doswell, Dr. Jean L. Embry, John Daryl Blouin, Pamela Moffet Farley, Carol Spencer, Dr. Michael Weaver, the Rev. Joseph (Jo Jo) Williams, Dr. Joseph Greene, Pamela Lee, Patrick Green, Makal Ani; spoken word artist Jennifer Branch with her new CD Windows of the Soul; talk about Frank Garvin Yerby by Corey Rogers, historian for the museum; (706) 724-3576.
AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE: Training and performance choirs offer in-depth choral training with local, national and international performance opportunities; a limited number of openings will be filled this spring for the 2007-08 season; for children in grades 3-8; for an audition appointment, call (706) 826-4718.
TREASURE ISLAND: 7 p.m. March 2-3, 3 p.m. March 4; Monte Sano Elementary School, 2164 Richmond Ave.; an Augusta Players Youth Theatre production; (706) 826-4707
HANSEL AND GRETEL: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 2-3; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; (706) 826-4710, www.augustaopera.com.
IN THE GARDEN
AUGUSTA ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20; Room 105, Adult Building, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way; with Jim Young; (803) 502-0252.
GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20-21, noon to 4 p.m. April 22; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; preview party 7 p.m. April 19; with Tara Dillard, landscape architect and author; (706) 826-4700, or sacredheartaugusta.com.
AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; five-part lecture series, Snapshots of Aiken Past and Present, 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Tuesday; museum hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; (803) 642-2015.
AUGUSTA CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; Petersburg tour boat: one-hour basic tours, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday; three-hour tour times and availability vary by season; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $6 for ages 18 and younger for one-hour tours; $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and military, $10 for students for three-hour tours, weather permitting; center admission costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, $4 for students, free for ages 4 and younger; hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday; (706) 823-0440.
AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; From Ty to Cal: A Century of Baseball in Augusta, through June; The Weird, the Wonderful, and the What Is It? exhibit through May 29; regular admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; www.augustamuseum.org; (706) 722-8454.
BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $5, $4 ages 60 and older and $3 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and younger; (706) 722-9828.
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; (803) 641-3654.
EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, regular hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $2 for adults, $1 children; (706) 737-2820.
FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and ages 4-17; admission half-price after 3 p.m.; (706) 821-0200.
GEORGE WALTON HISTORIC SITE MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive; 1792 farm home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence; built in 1792; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturdays by appointment; $4 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $3 for college students and $1 for children; group rates available; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3; (706) 724-4174.
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS: 1 11th St.; regular admission $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, pupils and military, $3.50 for ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and younger; $4 each for groups of 15 or more; Sunday admission buy one, get one free with Web site coupon at www.gghf.org; (706) 724-4443.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; Streets of the World, exhibit of art by Dr. Chouaieb Saidi, through Feb. 24; Senior Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Dr. Mac Andrew Bowman; $7; sixth annual Historian's Awards, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17; honoring Drs. Wanda Hendricks and Shirley A.R. Lewis; keynote speaker Dr. Maryemma Graham; Foundations (student MBA program), 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26; $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday; www.lucycraftlaney museum.com, (706) 724-3576.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; An Unbroken Circle: Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, through Feb. 18; Challenging Reality: Ceramics of Sylvia Hyman, through Sunday; The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series 1938-40, through Feb. 25; The Looting of the Iraq Museum: A Curator's Perspective, today; Finding a Legacy: The Jewish Archives in Baghdad, Friday, with lecturer Corine Wegener and buffet lunch by Tastefully Yours; $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. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; (706) 724-7501; themorris.org.
MOTORIZED TOURS OF HISTORIC AIKEN: Tours leave Washington Center for the Performing Arts from 10-11:30 a.m. every Saturday; reservations required; for ages 2 and older.
PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; Family Discovery Series: I Spy, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15; $3 per family; Bike Tour, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18; $5 members, $8 others; register by Feb. 15; Dawn Walk, 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; $3 members, $5 others; register by Feb. 22; regular hours weekdays noon to dusk, Saturday-Sunday and holidays dawn to dusk; naturalscienceacademy.org; (706) 828-2109.
REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; grounds open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, house tours noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment; $1, house tours $3 per adult, $2 children; (803) 827-1473.
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; THROUGH FEB. 23: LISA BAGGS AND LIBBY OSBON ART HALL EXHIBIT; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; (706) 826-4700; sacred heartaugusta.org.