BATTLE OF AIKEN
WHEN: Feb. 24-26, 9 a.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Confederate Memorial Park, 1210 Powell Pond Road, Aiken
DETAILS: $10 ages 13 & older, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under; battleofaiken.org
CASINO NIGHT 2012: A night of gaming presented by The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta and Sertoma Club of North Augusta
WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 24
WHERE: Julian Smith Casino
TICKETS: $35 (includes buffet dinner by WifeSaver, two drink tickets, $25,000 in play money); www.artsandheritagecenter.com, at the AHCNA (100 Georgia Ave.), Jim Bush Florist, Parks Pharmacy. Proceeds benefit the AHCNA
DETAILS: (803) 441-4380, www.artsandheritagecenter.com
ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB OF THE CSRA 28TH ANNUAL PASTA FESTIVAL
WHEN: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 24
WHERE: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.
DETAILS: Spaghetti, salad, rolls, iced tea; $8; take out available; benefits local charities; (706) 869-0747
FOURTH SATURDAY DANCE
WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 25; dance lesson (ballroom, latin or swing) at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: A&E Dance Studio, 116-B Pendleton St., Aiken
DETAILS: $10 entry fee; (803) 226-0055; www.aedancestudio.com
BLAST FROM THE PAST: An exhibition to celebrate Augusta Museum of History’s 75th anniversary (including taxidermy birds and animals, rocks and minerals, ethnographic clothing and decorative arts, archaeological collections)
WHEN: Opens Feb. 24; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.
COST: $4 adults, # seniors, $2 ages 6-18
DETAILS: (706) 722-8454, www.augustamuseum.org
LIVING HISTORY GUIDED RE-ENACTMENT TOURS: Third annual event led by Paine College History Club
WHERE: Cedar Grove, historic African-American cemetery, 120 Watkins St.
WHEN: Feb. 25; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (tours every 30 minutes)
DETAILS: Paine College History Club advisors, Dr. Audie Holmes, (706) 821-8371, firstname.lastname@example.org
SEVENTH ANNUAL AUGUSTA HOME & GARDEN SHOW
WHEN: Feb. 24-26
WHERE: James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.
DETAILS: 2-7 p.m. Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 26; adults $7.50, ages 14-16 $3, 13 and under free, seniors $5, military with ID $4, cash only; augustahomeandgardenshow.com
BBQ & JEANS ON GREENE: Music by The Favors, food from WifeSaver, raffle
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 8
WHERE: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.
DETAILS: $35; raffle: 1 for $10 or 3 for $25; available at Sacred Heart Cultural Center or (706) 826-4700