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Easter events

Easter Egg Hunt
11 a.m. Friday
Belle Terrace Presbyterian, 2454 Golden Camp Road
Ages 12 and younger; (706) 793-6908

Columbia County's Annual Easter Egg Scramble
Saturday; 10 a.m. ages 1-4 and 11 a.m. ages 5 and older
Blanchard Woods Park, 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans
Inflatables, photos with Easter Bunny, children's crafts, food; (706) 312-7192, www.columbiacountyga.gov

Community Easter Egg Hunt
11 a.m. Saturday
May Park Community Center, 622 Fourth St.
Free; for children ages 12 and younger; more than 10,000 eggs, children's activities, giveaways, visit with Easter Bunny; sponsored by Perry Broadcasting and Augusta Recreation & Parks Department

Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Cookout
Saturday
Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 103 Diamond Lakes Dr.
Free; ages 14 and younger; cupcake/cake walk, bingo, games, face painting, refreshments, photos with the Easter Bunny, coloring contest, prizes; (706) 772-2418


Easter Egg Dash

1-3 p.m. Saturday
Evans High School football field, 4550 Cox Road
Presented by Mosaic United Methodist Church; games, face painting, crafts, candy, prizes; free; (706) 650-9187

Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m. Saturday
Lions Memorial Field, 619 W. Buena Vista Ave.;
(803) 441-4300

Easter Egg Hunt
11 a.m. Saturday
Belvedere First Baptist Church, 421 Edgefield Road
(803) 279-0415

Easter Celebration at the Barnyard Flea Market
Saturday
Barnyard Flea Market, 1625 Doug Barnard Parkway
Easter egg hunt begins at noon for ages 1-10; children may submit Easter coloring contest entries no later than 11 a.m.; all events free; barnyardfleamarket.com, (706) 793-8800


Easter Egg Hunt

1 p.m. Sunday
Water Branch Baptist, 5708 Wrightsboro Road
(706) 556-6546

Family Day in the Park
1-4 p.m. Sunday
Goodale Park, 5200 Wrightsboro Road
Free; Easter egg hunt, games, food, music, moonwalks, face painting, 3-on-3 basketball tournament; (706) 726-6584, www.mcogfamily.org

Spring Fling
Through April 30: Saturdays open 10 a.m., Sundays open noon; closes 1 hour after dark
Graystone Ranch, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah
$10; Meet the Easter bunny, hiking trails, petting zoo, Easter egg hunt, enchanted forest; www.graystoneranch.com

EVENTS

Aiken Summer Expo
Saturday
Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1
Highlights activities, businesses, camps, programs, organizations that enrich, entertain, support Aiken County families ; free kids activities; aikensummerexpo.com

Sacred Heart Garden Festival Preview Party & Live Auction
7 p.m. April 28
Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.
$65; dinner by BBQ Barn, open bar, exhibits, vendor market, music by Carl Purdy & Custer's Last Band; (706) 826-4700

Sacred Heart Garden Festival: Ryan Gainey
10:30 a.m. April 27
Augusta Country Club, 655 Milledge Road
$45, reservations required; coffee and conversation with internationally known gardener Ryan Gainey; (706) 826-4700

Sacred Heart Garden Festival
April 29-May 1
Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.
Festival and garden tour ticket $25, children under 12 are free; exhibits, lectures, entertainment, vendors, private garden tours; sacredheartgardentfestival.com; (706) 826-4700

Summer Camp Expo 2011
10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30
Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez
Showcase of classes, camps for children; entertainment, food, prizes; free; sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Family Magazine

Historic Beech Island Tour
10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30
Beech Island, S.C.
$20 advance, $25 day of; tour of 13 churches, homes, cemeteries, other historic sites; Confederate soldiers will be encamped at Woodlawn; barbecue lunch ($8) 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beech Island Historical Society's History & Visitor's Center; www.beech-islandhistory.org

Powerfest 2011
April 30
Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 308 Hale St.
$12 advance, $20 day of show; vendors, DJ mix shows; artists Bobby Valentino, Mindless Behavior, YC, Rocko, Mo Pain, Roscoe Dash, Ace Hood, Cali Swagg District, John Blu, Mims, Shawty Lo and Sean Garrett; Greg Street Car and Bike Show; www.power107.net

Fort Gordon's Spring Fest
May 5-8; flea market opens 9 a.m. May 7
Barton Field, Fort Gordon
Free; live entertainment (Locos Por Juana, Mark Lippard, Lloyd Dobler Effect, BellyRok Dancers, Signal Corps Brass Band, Palenke Soutribe), free children's activities , Eudora petting zoo, pony and camel rides, flea market ; (706) 791-6779

ONSTAGE

Bob Fosse Boot Camps
10 a.m.-noon Saturday , 7-9 p.m. June 1
Art of Motion Dance Studio, 115 Laurens St.
$10 session; to prepare for auditions for June 19 Aiken Community Playhouse production of Chicago; attendance does not guarantee spot in production; e-mail anna@theartofmotion.com or call (803) 649-4420 to reserve a spot
Crossing Delancey
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Aiken Community Playhouse, Bechtel Experimental Theater, 126 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken
$17; (803) 648-1438
Glengarry Glen Ross
Today -Saturday
Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.
Real estate salesmen desperately vie for position in anticipation of the release of hot sales leads; (706) 722-3322, www.lcnaugusta.com
Audition: WIT
3 p.m. Sunday , 7 p.m. Monday
Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. S.W.
Show dates June 17-19 and June 24-25; (803) 648-1438 or www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com
Ah! Spring, featuring Frederica von Stade
8 p.m. April 28
Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway
$50; world-renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will conduct a master class for qualified college-level singers and attend a dinner in her honor; (803) 643-4774 or AikenPAG@gforcecable.com
Augusta Players present Hairspray
April 29-May 1
Imperial Theatre
Rated PG-13 for language and subject matter; (706) 826-4707; www.augustaplayers.org
Equine Performing Arts Series: Grace Over Fences: Jumpers and Hunters
6 p.m. Friday
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 aikenchamber.net
Audition: The Altos
3 p.m. May 1 and 7 p.m. May 2
Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. S.W.
Roles for two men and three women; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com
Juvie
7 p.m. May 7
North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobcone Ave.
$5; The Last Act Drama Society, North Augusta High School's drama club, presents the piece they entered in the Garcia competition
The Color Purple
2 and 7 p.m. May 8
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
$55-$65; broadwayinaugusta.com
Becky's New Car
Dinner 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. May 13-14, 20-21 and 26-28
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Bldg 32100 Third Ave., Fort Gordon
$38, seniors, military retires, DA civilians, active duty E7 and above, $36, E6 and below $30, show only $25; Becky is caught in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage with no prospects for change, she meets an inept and grief-struck millionaire; (706) 793-8552
Comedy: Kevin Hart
8 p.m. May 14
James Brown Arena
$49.50-$59.50, $10 increase day of show; host of BET's Comic View: One Mic Stand; film credits include Death at a Funeral; Meet Dave, Superhero Movie, Fool's Gold, Soul Plane and Little Fockers; (877) 428-4849; georgialinatix.com
Rent
8 p.m. May 21-22, 27-28, June 3-4, 3 p.m. May 29
Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. S.W.
$20; $18 seniors, $15 students, $9 ages 12 and younger; June 3 performance interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing; (803) 648-1438
Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3-Imagine!
7 p.m. June 14, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 15
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
$15-$25; limited number of $35 Gold Circle seats and $55 Sunny Seats available; Elmo and the gang visit exciting locations by counting "1-2-3-Imagine!"; georgialinatix.com; www.sesamestreetlive.com

MUSIC

Augusta Canal Moonlight Music: Lillie Morris & Solstice
6:30 p.m. Friday
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St.
$25, reservations required; Upcoming: Tara Scheyer May 6; Joe Stevenson May 13 ; (706) 823-0440
Sing-Clap-Wiggle-Shake: Jazz4Kids
7 p.m. Tuesday
Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road
Featured book: Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; RSVP Barbara Walker, (803) 279-5767
Concerts with a Cause: Mack Wilberg
3 and 6 p.m. May 1
Saint John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.
Free; donations accepted for the Interfaith Hospitality Network; Wilbert is the conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; www.stjohnaugusta.org
ASU Orchestra Concerto Concert
7:30 p.m. today
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way
$5, free for ASU students, faculty and staff; www.aug.edu/pat
Group Therapy
7 p.m. today
Amici, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway
(706) 650-7511
ASU Conservatory Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra
7 p.m. Monday
Maxwell Peforming Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way
Free; www.aug.edu/pat
ASU Conservatory Middle School Wind Ensemble
6:45 p.m. Tuesday
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way
Free; www.aug.edu/pat
ASU Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way
$5, free for ASU students, faculty and staff; www.aug.edu/pat
Covenant Concert Series: Michael Keelan, Taylor Massey and Jason Maynard
7:30 p.m. April 29
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way
Free, donations accepted; Keelan, concert master of Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, will present chamber music with clarinetist Taylor Massey and pianist Jason Maynard; (706) 733-0513, covenantaugusta.org
Suex Effect
10 p.m. April 29
1102 Bar and Grill, 1102 Broad St.
Free; high-energy rock that challenges, energizes and uplifts; www.thesuexeffect.com

Garden City Chorus presents Happy Days Are Here Again
7:30 p.m. April 30
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way
$15 in advance, $20 at the door; www.aug.edu/pat
Ippie Music
7-9 p.m. April 30
Borders Books and Music, 257 Robert C. Daniel Parkway
soundclick.com/ippie
A Day in the Country: Montgomery Gentry
Gates open 11 a.m. May 1
Augusta Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Dr.
$30 advance, $35 day of show; with Justin Moore, Corey Smith, Jamie Buckley and Rachel Farley; tickets available at Anything Goes Gifts; Boots, Bridles & Britches; Coyotes; Greg's Gas Plus; Roadrunner Cafe; by phone at (803) 248-4849; online at www.tixonline.com; adayinthecountry.org
Dierks Bentley
7 p.m. 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, georgialinatix.com
POPS! Under the Stars
6:30 p.m. May 14
University Health Care System Evans Campus, 447 North Belair Road
Free; featuring Symphony Orchestra Augusta; blankets and chairs welcome; rain location is West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Evans; www.soaugusta.org
Aiken Choral Society: Music from the Movies
7:30 p.m. May 20 and 3 p.m. May 22
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 100 Cornerstone Dr.
www.aikenchoralsociety.com
Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival
Noon-9 p.m. May 21
One mile north of Interstate 20 Exit 172/Thomson
$25 advance, free age 12 and younger; Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, Jimmy Hall & the Prisoners of Love featuring Jack Pearson, Georgia Horns featuring Chris Crenshaw and Marcus Printup, Jack Pearson, Mark Miller & Travelin Shoes, and Crosstie Walkers; www.blindwillie.com
Memorial Tribute concert
7:30 p.m. May 28
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Augusta Choral Society concert that focuses on sacrifices made by men and women of the armed services; augustachoralsociety.org
Columbia County Choral Society rehearsals
7 p.m. Tuesdays through May 31
First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road
Open to all; upcoming performance: Lincoln Center world premiere of Dr. Timothy M. Powell 's Incarnatio Mysteria; features Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School choir and singers from around the region ; (706) 650-2311, www.ccchoralsociety.org
Loretta Lynn
7:30 p.m. June 18
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
$37.50-$57.50, limit eight; (877) 428-4849, georgialinatix.com
Sugarland
7:30 p.m. June 23
James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.
$24.50-$54.50; (877) 428-4849, georgialinatix.com

FILMS

Movies on the Lawn
Dark, Friday
Boeckh Park, Hammond's Ferry
Free; How to Train Your Dragon; Blankets or lawn chairs recommended; picnic baskets welcome; (803) 643-1641
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; rwentertainment3@gmail.com
Memphis
7:30 p.m. April 28, 30 and May 3, 12:30 p.m. May 1
Augusta Exchange, 1144 Agerton Lane
$20; Tony Award-winning Best Musical will be presented in theaters while concurrently running on Broadway; a young white DJ fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock 'n' roll and an electrifying black singer in the segregated 1950s

LITERARY LIFE

Book Signing: Sandy McGee
1-3 p.m. Saturday
Strasburg Children, Augusta Mall
McGee will sign copies of her book The Golden Easter Hen; slmcgee@atlanticbb.net
Book Signing: Sylvia Ramsey
4-6 p.m. May 12
Inner Bean Cafe, 139 Davis Road
Ramsey will sign copies of her new children's book Merchild Land; proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the American Bladder Cancer Association; (706) 951-7893

ARTS

Reception for Our Military Heritage
6-8 p.m. April 28
Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Ave.
Free; (803) 441-4380, www.artsandheritagecenter.com
Artist Meet and Greet: Christopher Kuhl
1-2 p.m. May 1
Augusta-Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair St.
Internationally exhibited vision artist Kuhl will meet people, discuss his work, which will be on display in the library's second floor gallery May 1-31; (706) 821-2604
The Lee Brothers
10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 7
Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.
$35 ticket includes lecture, demonstration, tasting and book signing; $75 ticket also includes signed copy of new cookbook, The Lee Bros.: Simple, Fresh Southern and a private reception in the Morris Galleries; (706) 828-3825
Adult Artist Workshop: Printmaking Studio
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 14, noon to 4:30 p.m. May 15
Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.
$70 members, $85 nonmembers, materials included; learn etching using the solar plate process; take home completed work and suite of prints created by classmates; (706) 724-7501
2011 Member Show opening reception
6-8 p.m. May 19
Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.
S.C. House of Representatives Bill Taylor will present awards at 7 p.m.; show is dedicated to memory of Chung Gong, who died in September while on a historical and cultural tour of China with his wife, JoShan; this year's juror will be Kevin Grogan, director of Morris Museum of Art
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

Educational

Drum for Your Life
Thursdays, April 14-May 19
Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way
$77; taught by Not Gaddy; (706) 737-1636
Discovery Walks: Unlocking the Waters
10 a.m. April 30 and 3 p.m. May 1
The Augusta Canal Headgates
Led by Peter Hughes, board member of the Augusta Canal Authority; (706) 823-0440, ext. 2
African Drum and Dance Workshops
2-3:30 p.m. April 30
Faith World Center, 702 North Belair Road
$15 teen and adults, $12 children ages 6-12; must be paid in advance; (706) 210-8033
Voices of the Past: A Petersburg Boat Pilot
11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. May 14 and June 4
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
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
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. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Fit 4 Ever: 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch: 11:15 a.m. to 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
Mondays
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; patriottourboat.com, (803) 730-9739

FUNDRAISERS

Fox Creek High School Golf Tournament (benefits Fox Creek High School Athletic Department)
Registration 12:30 p.m., shotgun start 1 p.m. Saturday
Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Course
$80 player, $300 team, includes 18 holes of golf, boxed lunch and golfer's gift bag; (803) 613-9435
Eat, Drink and Be "Marry" 24th annual Auction and Dinner Party
6:30 p.m. April 29
Hitchcock Healthcare Campus, 690 Medical Park Dr., Aiken
$75; $550 table of eight; buffet, bar, silent/live auctions; semi-formal attire; benefits Hitchcock Healthcare; reservations, (803) 293-4375
Sweet Celebrations (benefits the RECing Crew)
6-10 p.m. April 30
North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Dr.
$10, free ages 5 and younger; desserts from area restaurants and sweets shops; silent auction; live entertainment featuring Jaycie Ward; (803) 279-8820
Pianist Gil Sullivan (benefits Aiken Center for the Arts)
8 p.m. April 30
Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.
$25; pre-party at Winter Colony home $75; Sullivan, a famed Australian concert pianist, will teach a master class at ACA 2-3:30 p.m. May 1, reservations required; tickets, reservations (803) 641-9094
Brothers of the Dove 2011 Scholarship Golf Tournament
Registration 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. April 30
Augusta Municipal Golf Course, 2023 Highland Ave.
$60, includes lunch, green fees, cart fees, awards; benefits Edward C. Riley Scholarship Foundation and Cross Creek High School Football Program; (706) 731-9344
Seventh Annual Alleluia Glory Run (benefits Alleluia Community School)
April 30, 8 a.m. with 1-mile Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m.
Faith Village neighborhood off Lumpkin Road
$18 registration by April 15, $20 April 16 through race day; $15.50 military/police/fire personnel; Tot Trot for preschoolers $10; register at Alleluia Community Office, (706) 798-1882 or gloryrun.net
Ribs, Bibs & Dibs (benefits Senior Citizens Council of 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
Get on the Good Foot Walk (proceeds benefit J.A.M.P. Youth Summer Music Camp)
8-8:45 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk May 7
Augusta Common
$5 ages 9 and older, $1 ages 5-8, 4 and younger free; family activities after the walk include concerts, inflatables, face painting; www.jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org
Historic Augusta's Downtown Loft Tour (benefits Historic Augusta, Inc.)
6-7 p.m. May 6 and noon-5 p.m. May 7
Tour headquarters, New Moon Cafe, 1002 Broad St.
$15 advance, $20 during tour; features architecture and interiors of renovated spaces and those in progress; tickets valid for both days; on May 6 sites will feature appetizers and desserts from area restaurants; (706) 724-0436, www.historicaugusta.org
Aiken Relay for Life Idol (benefits The American Cancer Society)
May 7
Mi Rancho, 3607 Richland Ave.
$10; limited to first 40 contestants to turn in their entry and donation; first place prize is $200, second place prize is $100; (803) 641-8220 or (803) 292-3310
Derby Day (benefits the Augusta Training Shop)
5-8 p.m. May 7
St. Paul's River Room, 605 Reynolds St.
$50 advance, $60 at door; watch Kentucky Derby live on a big screen; enjoy southern cuisine, mint juleps; ladies' hat contest; silent auction; raffle; music by The Mason Jars; (706) 738-1358
Mead Hall's Annual Strawberry Festival
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7
Downtown Aiken
Vendors, games, pony rides, pie eating contests, bake sale, frozen casserole sale, book sale, inflatables and more; (803) 644-1122
Relay for Life
7 p.m. May 13 until 7 a.m. May 14
Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way
Relay teams, friends and families walk or run in the relay; public welcome; cancer survivors and caregivers are honored guests; (706) 731-9900, www.relayforlife.org/augusta
Relay for Life Survivor Dinner
6 p.m. May 13
Westside High School field, 1002 Stelling Road
Survivors receive recognition as honored guests and walk first lap of relay; to register, visit www.relayforlife.org/augusta, (706) 731-9900
Pancake Breakfast (benefits Operation Helmet)
8-10 a.m. May 14
Fatz Cafe, 996 Pine Log Road
$7; pancakes, sausage, fruit, beverage; proceeds to buy enhanced helmet liners for military personnel deploying to Afghanistan; tickets at Aiken VA clinic 8-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays; sponsored by Aiken Marine Corps League 939
FORE Kids Golf Tournament (benefits Junior Achievement)
11:30 a.m. registration/lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start May 18
Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive
Players have a chance to win $1 million in shootout competition; (706) 736-3070
Golf Tournament Fundraiser (benefits Augusta Choral Society)
May 20
Forest Hills Golf Club
Golf, food, fun, prizes, raffle, silent auction, 19th Hole Party; augustachoralsociety.org
Dancing Stars of Augusta (benefits Alzheimer's Association of Augusta)
6-10 p.m. June 10
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
Local celebrities paired with dance professionals; tickets available in April, cocktails and dinner followed by dance program; www.dancingstarsofaugusta.kintera.org

COMMUNITY

Wounded Warrior Dinner with Gary Sinise
Today
Richmond on Greene, Seventh and Greene streets
319th Transportation Co. Vietnam Veterans dinner; for tickets, CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project, (706) 434-1708
Safe Driving Course
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today
First Baptist Church North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.
$12 AARP members, $14 nonmembers; for ages 55 and older; presented by AARP; bring bagged lunch; church will provide drinks and dessert; (803) 441-8140
River Rendezvous Fish Fry
6:30 p.m. today
Boardman River Pavilion, 1197 Old Plantation Road, North Augusta
Catered by Dye's Southern Catering; in honor of Savannah Riverkeeper's 10th anniversary; savannahriverkeeper.org
Augusta Alumni Chapter of Voorhees College
6 p.m. today
Bethel A.M.E. Church, 623 Crawford Ave.
(706) 627-4383
Up on the Roof Shagging Dance Event
7-11:30 p.m. Friday
465 Railroad Ave.
$10, includes dance lessons with Rodney and Laura Williams from 7-8 p.m.; Tickets at Firehouse Sales Office, 89 Crystal Lake Dr.; (803) 613-1641
Earth Day Celebration
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday
Medical College of Georgia Hospitals and Clinics, Laney Walker Boulevard
Educational exhibits, demonstrations on energy conservation, recycling at work and home, greener and cleaner transportation, community gardening, beekeeping, vendors; www.georgiahealth.edu/green
Confederate Memorial Day Service and Annual Southern Heritage March
Saturday ; march 11:30 a.m., memorial service 11:45 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery, Third Street and Walton Way
March begins at Confederate Monument on Broad Street, between Seventh and Eighth streets and ends at Confederate section of Magnolia Cemetery; P. Charles Lunford will speak on The Relevance of Confederate Principles Today; (706) 831-6600
Laney Walker/Bethlehem Community Meeting
6 p.m. Tuesday
Beulah Grove Baptist Church, 1434 Poplar St.
Hear about sales at Heritage Pine, a new green multifamily development coming to Twiggs Street
Aiken County First Steps' Childcare Committee meeting
3:30 p.m. Tuesday
Byrd Learning Center, 1 Willis Circle, Graniteville
(803) 663-5604
Annual Trip to Biltmore Estate
Departs 5:30 a.m. April 29
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.
$100, continental breakfast, transportation, admission; guided tour of Biltmore House and Gardens, Antler Hill, Winery; Village Green and Farm; (706) 724-3576
45th Cotillion of the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club
7 p.m. April 30
Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.
Debutantes will be presented to society ; invitation only; program will feature a memorial to Rosa T. Beard, who died in December; all former Debs from 1963 to 2010 are invited to attend; (706) 860-0379
Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization celebration
11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7
Pine Street
Live entertainment, a Southern soul food cookoff; raffle and tours of the Heritage Pine development
Pendleton King Park Plant Swap and Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7
Franke Pavilion, Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.
Participants share plants and trade with other gardeners; Master Gardeners will sell plants to fund improvement projects at Pendleton King Park; drop off donated plants for fundraising sale at pavilion 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6; to sell plants or garden-related items you must provide own setup and are required to donate 10 percent of sales to the park; (706) 738-4321
Aiken County Veterans Council
7 p.m. May 10
Ryans, 1953 Whiskey Road
(803) 642-9678, (803) 226-0859
Aiken Memorial Day Parade registration
Deadline for entries May 14

Entries are being accepted for the Aiken Memorial Day Parade, which will be at 1 p.m. May 28; registration instruction forms at www.aikenmcl.org; (803) 643-0675
Memorial Day Observance
11 a.m. May 30
All Wars Monument, Fourth and Broad streets
(706) 733-1496
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
OUTnight
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. to 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 a.m. to 3 p.m., $1; Canasta: 11:30 a.m. to 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
Dinner/Dance
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, americanchristiandance.com
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,
www.ga-linasingles.com
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; christiandances.org
health & wellness

CSRA Parkinson Support Group
6 p.m. Tuesday
St. John Towers, 724 Greene St.
Fun-filled night of bingo and sharing information among the group and visitors; (706) 364-1662
Plastic Surgery: More Than Meets the Eye
6:30-8 p.m. today (reservations required)
Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road
Free, dinner will be served; www.universityhealth.org/calendar; (706) 828-2502
Baby Loss Mother's Day: A Mother's Day for Mothers with Empty Arms
2 p.m. May 1
University Hospital, Evans Campus, 447 North Belair Road
Recognizing the motherhood of those who have experienced pregnancy loss or loss of a child through stillbirth, neonatal death or SIDS; (706) 774-5802
Oral Cancer Screenings
8:30-11:45 a.m. May 12
MCG Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd.
Free; call (706) 721-4400 to schedule a time
Volunteer Training for Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services
May 12-16
University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way
Volunteer advocates must participate in 23 hours of training, be able to respond to local hospitals within 30 minutes, provide advocacy and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault, participate in community education and awareness activities, attend free self-defense class; (706) 774-2746 or volunteerrcsas@uh.org
Children's Asthma and Wellness Event
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14
Kohl's parking lot, 4227 Washington Road
Free; mcghealth.org/kids
Breast Cancer Coalition meeting and luncheon
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28
The River Club, 307 Riverside Blvd.
$12.95; topics include small space organic vegetable gardening, including pots; flower arranging demonstrations; lunch (chicken, tuna and pasta salads, fruit, muffin, dessert, tea); (803) 279-6019, www.bcpccsra.org
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
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
universityhealth.org/calendar
SPORTS & fitness

Foil Fencing registration
Class begins today
Augusta Fencers Club, 134 Ninth St.
$150, includes all competitive equipment; 10-week class meets 6-7 p.m. Thursdays; (706) 722-8878
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, www.theartofmotion.com
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 welcome but not necessary; loose clothing and bare feet suggested; (803) 663-7552
Gymnastics
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
Lite-Side
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. last Fridays; (803) 649-4420, www.theartofmotion.com
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, www.theartofmotion.com
Karate
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
Exerobics
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, www.theartofmotion.com
Zumba!
6:45-7:45 p.m. Thursdays
Art of Motion Dance Studio, 115 Laurens St. S.W., Suite 202
$41/month; (803) 649-4420, www.theartofmotion.com


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