THROUGH APRIL 10: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, free income tax preparation services from AARP tax aide; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; to schedule an appointment, call (803) 279-5767
TODAY: 10:30 a.m., story time for children age 2 and younger; 11:15 a.m., children ages 3-6; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767
TODAY: 12:30 p.m.; Lent service with David F.O. Thompson of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church; lunch is served at noon and 1 p.m.; Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave.; free, donations accepted
THURSDAY: 7-8:15 p.m. dance class; five-week series that ends March 22; ballroom, Latin and social dances; Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive; $30 per person, $55 per couple; limited to about 10 couples; Rudy Brostrom, (803) 474-0899
FRIDAYS THROUGH MARCH 30: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Better Choices, Better Health, Living Well series: A workshop for people with ongoing health conditions; free six-week series sponsored by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and funded by the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; program assists adults with ongoing health conditions with finding ways to healthier lifestyles; participants will learn how to talk with their doctor and family about their health, learn about better eating and exercise choices and practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767
SATURDAY: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; North Augusta Camellia Show; Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive
SATURDAY: 6-11 p.m.; 2012 Mardi Gras for adults; $25 in advance, $30 at the door; Our Lady of Peace, 856 Old Edgefield Road; (803) 279-8396, ext. 100
SATURDAY: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Walmart, 1201 Knox Ave.
SUNDAY: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; North Augusta Church of Christ, 600 W. Martintown Road
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7: 12:30 p.m.; Lent service with the Rev. Paul Noe; lunch is served at noon and 1 p.m.; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave.; free, donations accepted
SATURDAY, MARCH 10: 7-11 a.m.; all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast; juice, milk and coffee will be served; held by the North Augusta Optimist Club with proceeds benefiting families in the community affected by childhood cancer; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave.; tickets are $5
SUNDAY, MARCH 11: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; TrueNorth Church at North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobcone Ave.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14: 12:30 p.m.; Lent service with the Rev. Albert James; lunch is served at noon and 1 p.m.; St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road; free, donations accepted
THURSDAY, MARCH 15: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Women in Business luncheon, held by the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; featuring spring fashions by Belk's; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; reservations required; (803) 279-2323
TUESDAY, MARCH 20: 7 p.m.; 2012 North Augusta Idol; sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; North Augusta High School auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave.