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WRANGLER FAMILY FUN: 10 a.m. Saturday; on Seventh Street in front of James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; pony rides, petting zoo and cloggers; free admission for outdoor activities and free general admission to the Augusta Futurity for all of the day's cutting events; (706) 823-3476.

CAMELLIA SHOW: 3-8 P.M. SATURDAY and 1-6 p.m. Sunday; Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road; held by the Aiken Camellia Society; (803) 648-8249, (803) 279-9451.

Robert burns night dinner: 6 p.m. Saturday; Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive, Aiken; held by the St. Andrews Society of Aiken; dinner, Celtic harp music, vocalists, music by Savannah River String Band, Scottish country dancing; $40 adults, $12.50 children, tickets on sale in Aiken at The Curiosity Shop, Laurens Street Antiques and Southside Gallery.

ANTIQUES IN THE HEART OF AIKEN: It's All About Fashion, 2 p.m. Sunday; $20; Charles Mo, chief curator of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., will introduce participants to the museum's Historic Costume and Fashionable Dress Collection; preview party, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31; preview and buy antiques, with cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and live music; $50 for one, $95 for two, includes general admission show tickets; show and sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3; $8 all three days; (803) 641-9094.

ASTI OPENS IN PARIS: Friday, Feb. 1; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; cocktail hour; four-course French dinner with wines; $100; (706) 826-4700.

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY, BOOM A RING: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-14, 15-16; 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $15 and $20, with limited number of $28 VIP floor seats; (706) 722-3521.

LOVE AROUND THE WORLD: VALENTINE'S EVENING OF LOVE SONGS: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14; Pullman Hall, 560 Walton Way; with Georgia's Three Tenors and four-course dinner and wines with each course; $75; for reservations call (803) 648-3373.


ERYN EUBANKS AND THE FAMILY FOLD: 4-6 p.m. Saturday; The Inner Bean Cafe, 139 Davis Road;

U.S. COAST GUARD BAND: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24; First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Extension; free, but tickets required; for maximum of four tickets, visit any branch of Georgia Bank & Trust, the Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce, Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union or First Baptist; (706) 821-1312.

SOUNDS OF JAZZ: 7 p.m. Jan. 26, Mood Indigo; Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; Feb. 2, Kari Gaffney; Feb. 9, Fred Williams; Feb. 16, Preston & Weston; $10 for concert; $30 for series; (706) 868-3484.

MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: 2 p.m. Sundays, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; Jan. 27, Josef Patchen; Feb. 17, Funmilayo Eke Harmon; free; (706) 724-7501.

JAMIE LAVAL AND ASHLEY BRODER: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; Thomson's Historic Depot; $15; blend of traditional Scottish, Irish and bluegrass music; presented by Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce, (706) 597-1000; 8 p.m. Saturday; Feb. 9; The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road; $15, available at Broadstrokes Gallery; (706) 267-5416.

ORGANIST ALVIN BLOUNT: 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10; St. John's United Methodist Church, corner of Richland and Newberry streets, Aiken; part of the Under the Steeple series; (803) 648-6891.


Is God still working miracles? : 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2; Alexander Hall, Building 29805, Chamberlain Avenue, Fort Gordon; $15 in advance, $18 at the door; presented by Genealogy Productions;

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: Movin' Out, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; David Copperfield, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13; 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.

THE GOAT : 8 p.m. Feb. 8-9, 14-15, 16, 21-23; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $20; (706) 722-3322,

CABARET: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Feb. 15-16, 22-23, 28-29 and March 1, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100; $26-$35; $20 show only;


CSRA WRITERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Monday; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; (706) 836-7315.

WINTER GATHERING OF WRITERS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24; 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; novelist and editor Susan Mucha and radio host and entertainment critic Jackie Cooper will read original works; book signing and reception after the readings; free; (706) 729-2416.

AIKEN COUNTY LANGUAGE ARTS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; festival open to middle and high school pupils enrolled in public, private or home schools in Aiken and Edgefield counties; events include oral interpretation of published poetry, original student poetry, dramatic monologue, storytelling and public speaking; pupils may participate in two events; free; (803) 641-3771.

KARIN GILLESPIE BOOK SIGNINGS: Wine and cheese reception, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7; Pastel on Central, 2120 Cenral Ave.; 1-3 p.m. Feb. 9; Borders, 257 Robert C. Daniel Parkway; 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21; Pastel on Richland, 312 W. Richland Ave.; for her new novel, Earthly Pleasures, written under the pen name Karen Neches.


SOCIAL DANCING CLUB: Begins today and will meet at 7 p.m. each Monday at the North Augusta Parks and Recreation Center for the following five weeks; Rudy Brostrum at (803) 442-9337.

MISS HARLEM DEADLINE: Sunday is the deadline for entries in the 2008 Miss City of Harlem scholarship pageant, to be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Harlem High School; (706) 556-0043,

ELECTRONICS AND GLASS RECYCLE DAY: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; acceptable electronic items include computers, fax machines, cell phones; no televisions, electric ovens or microwave ovens; free; (706) 821-0224.

FOUNDERS' DAY PROGRAM: 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27; St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1296 Marks Church Road; with guest speaker Myra Reese, chairwoman of the Georgia Executive Board of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; free; held by Eta Theta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.


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.

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.


POISON PEACH FILM SHOWCASE: VAMPITHEATRE 7 p.m., Comedy Spotlight 9 p.m., short film showcase 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; must be at least 18; $8 per day ($6 with student or hospital ID); 706-631-7073.

FRIDAY NIGHT FILMS: 7 p.m. Friday, Surf's Up (PG); Jan. 25, High School Musical 2 (G); Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at the Columbia County Lilbrary, Evans; free; seating limited; (706) 312-7194.


LYNX HOCKEY: Pensacola Ice Pilots 7:35 p.m. Feb. 1 and 7:05 p.m. Feb. 2; Wheeling Nailer Feb. 6; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; for tickets visit

29TH ANNUAL AUGUSTA FUTURITY: Cutting horse competition, Thursday-Jan. 26; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $2-$16.50; general admission gold ticket $40; (706) 823-3417.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN BASEBALL EXTRA INNING BULL RIDING: 8 p.m. Saturday; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; for ticket information, (706) 828-7700.


PASTA FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch, 4:30-8 p.m. dinner Friday, Feb. 1; Greek Orthodox Church, corner of 10th and Telfair streets; adults $7, children $3.50; takeout available; held by the Italian-American Club of the CSRA; (706) 228-5471.

LUNGS FOR LIFE GALA: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2; Marbury Center, 1217 Broad St.; with live music by The Ross Holmes Band, heavy hors d'oeuves and open bar; $35 per person, $65 per couple; $500 corporate table (includes eight tickets); benefits the American Lung Association's research and education efforts;

HERITAGE GALA: 6 p.m. Feb. 2; Augusta Mariott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; with Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux Jr., president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and Augusta native, actor and playwright Jerome Preston Bates; black-tie attire; $100 if purchased by Friday, $125 if purchased after Friday and before Feb. 1; tickets, which will not be sold after Feb. 1, may be purchased from the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St., or online at www.lucycraftlaney

VALENTINE DANCE: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; Julian Smith Casino; with The Fantastic Shakers; $15; students with ID $5; held by the Medical College of Georgia, Sertoma Club and the CSRA Shag Club; benefits MCG Sertoma Club charities; (706) 434-1639.


AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; 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.; Brown Bag History Series, 11:30 a.m. refreshments, 12:30 p.m. lecture Feb. 6; with Michael Searles; museum members free, $3 nonmembers; participants should bring a lunch; museum will provide beverages and dessert; $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;; (706) 722-8454.

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; (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.; (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

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.; 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.lucycraftlaney, (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;; (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; $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,

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; 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.

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.