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Posted: November 26, 2012 - 4:09pm

INTERMEDIATE SIGN LANGUAGE: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 5; $40 per person; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; register or for information, (706) 481-7604

JOHNSTON HOLIDAY FARMERS AND ARTISTS MARKET: 4-6 p.m. Thursday; fresh vegetables, fruits, canned goods, paintings, note cards, wooden items, jewelry, scarves, bags, children’s clothes, soaps, caps, wreaths, garlands and more; raffle for a basket of goodies; hot dog fundraiser for Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce; Merchant Open House, Calhoun Street, Johnston

TOM SUPENSKY BOOK SIGNING AND TALK: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday; Tom Suspensky, author of Looking at Art Philosophically: Aesthetic Concepts Fundamental to Being an Artist; free; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens Street, Aiken; (803) 641-9094

INFANT CPR: 6-8 p.m. Thursday; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; register (706) 481-7727

SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday; Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield Street, Aiken; (803) 642-4025

ELI’S BETHLEHEM INN: Performances Thursday through Dec. 7; musical dinner theater at the Kroc Center, Broad Street, Augusta; $16; www.enopion.com; (706) 771-7777

42ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; a variety of exhibitors selling wood furniture, paintings, baked goods, jewelry, holiday ornaments, ceramics, needlepoint crafts, pottery and more; food vendors; Santa Claus present on Saturday; free; H.O. Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-7631

EXPRESS LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; learn about the final stages of pregnancy, labor and the birth of your baby; discussion about natural and epidural deliveries; learn about Lamaze coping techniques, the immediate bonding period and about postpartum adjustment; tour Family-Focused Childbirth unit; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; register, (706) 481-7727

BRUNCH WITH SANTA: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; food, music, games, arts and crafts, and photographs with Santa; free; small fee for photographs; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St., Augusta; (706) 724-3576

COUNTRY AS CAN BE: 7-10 p.m. Saturday; The Fields Brothers Band will perform country and gospel music; Disabled American Veterans Chapter, 2194 Columbia Highway, Aiken; $5 for concert; (803) 221-2449 or (843) 340-2800

EDGEFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE: 4 p.m. Sunday; Main Street, Edgefield

CHILDBIRTH UNIT TOURS: 2 p.m. Monday; tours of the Family Focused Childbirth Unit at Trinity Hospital; meet in the main lobby, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; registration requested, call (706) 481-7727

A-TEAM AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT AND RESOURCE GROUP: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday; free meeting provides education and support for families and friends of children with autism spectrum disorders; Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center, Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper Street, Augusta; email ddrakele@georgiahealth.edu for information

INFANT CPR: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5; learn infant CPR using infant mannequins and a step-by-step method; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; register (706) 481-7727

TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB MEETING: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6; luncheon at Houndslake Country Club featuring a jewelry fashion show; prepaid reservation was required by Nov. 26; reservation, (803) 643-8964

BABY CARE BASICS & BREAST-FEEDING: 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7; information on caring for a newborn such as diapering, bathing, feeding and cord care; information will be provided on breast-feeding; Trinity Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; register, (706) 481-7727

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Dec. 7; performance by Westminster middle and upper school choral groups; display of student artwork; free; Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 4201 Southern Pines Drive, Evans

BACH TO BROADWAY: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; performance by Columbia County Choral Society; $15; First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road, Evans; purcahse tickets, (762) 233-7793 or www.ccchoralsociety.org

BUS SHOPPING TRIP: Dec. 8; shopping trip to Concord Mills in Charlotte, N.C.; $30 per person; sponsored by Women’s Ministry of Runs Missionary Baptist Church; contact Betty Gallman to reserve seat, (803) 642-2212

LIGHTS FOR LYDIA 5K RUN/WALK: Dec. 8; 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race starts; benefits the Lydia Project and the building of a Lydia House to support women with cancer and their families who travel to the area

for treatment; one-mile fun run for children; raffle and vendors will be available during race; $25 in advance, $30 day of race; Lake Olmstead Park, 2200 Broad Street, Augusta; register, www.raceit.com or www.active.com

JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK: 8 a.m. Dec. 8; benefit for the Arthritis Foundation; Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; register, www.jbrwaugusta.kintera.org or (678) 237-4458 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND FESTIVAL OF TREES AUCTION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8; view and bid on decorated trees; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St., Augusta; (706) 724-3576

POLAR EXPRESS: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 9; story of the Polar Express will be performed on the passenger car in the Augusta Museum of History’s transportation exhibit area; space limted to 36 children; adults aren’t allowed to board the train; children must be in their pajamas and have their golden ticket; refreshments from Tastefully Yours; special Christmas guest appearance; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta; $5 per child, regular admission for adults, free for adult museum members; limit two tickets per adult; (706) 722-8454

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m. Dec. 9; presented by the Augusta Chorale; performing Handel’s Messiah and Robert DeCormier’s Shout for Joy; featuring Garry Grant, tenor, the senior ensemble of the Suzuki Strings of Augusta and the Augusta Chorale; $5 students, $15 adults; Paine College, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, 1235 15th Street, Augusta; (706) 830-0991 or (706) 836-9426

SECOND ANNUAL PRE-KWANZAA CULTURAL COMMUNITY CELEBRATION AND MARKETPLACE: 2-7 p.m. Dec. 9; vendors, performances, children’s activities, live paintings, food and a mini-play; Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road, Augusta; to be a vendor or to perform, call (706) 394-0190 or visit www.humanitreehouse.com

HUG YOUR BABY: 4-5 p.m. Dec. 10; provides help, understanding and guidance for young families; learn how infants communicate and learn strategies to calm your baby; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; register, (706) 481-7727

ANNUAL CONCERT OF HOLIDAY MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10; performance of Benjamin Britton’s A Christmas Carol by Augusta Collegium Musicum; $10 for museum and Collegium members, $15 for nonmembers; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta

SENIOR LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12; featuring Dr. Charles Goodman Jr. and the Augusta Chorale; $10; RSVP and payment required by Dec. 5; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St., Augusta; (706) 724-3576

LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 9; free, hands-on group workshop for women; learn about skin care and makeup applications and demonstrations of hair/wig techniques; attendees receive free gift of full-size name brand cosmetics; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; register, (706) 721-0466 or georgiahealth.org

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 12:30-2 p.m. Dec. 13; support for women and families affected by breast cancer; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; information, (706) 721-4109 or georgiahealth.org

CHRISTMAS IN HOPELANDS: 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 13-23 and Dec. 26-27; walk-through exhibit features more than 1.5 miles of lighted pathways and holiday displays; local artisans will display and sell their works in the Rye Patch Reception Center; children activities; concerts begin at 7 p.m.; Hopelands Gardens, Aiken; (803) 642-7631

CAR SEAT CLASS: 5:45-8 p.m. Dec. 13; learn about car seat safety, education and training; $10 registration fee; financial assistance available to Peach Care eligible families; Safe Kids Office, building 1010C, 1225 Walton Way, Augusta; register, (706) 721-7606

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION 101: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13; overview of the signs and symptoms of labor and the stages of labor and delivery; information on pain relief options for labor, the immediate bonding period with your newborn and postpartum adjustment; tour of the hospital’s Family-Focused Childbirth unit; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; register, (706) 481-7727

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR: 7 p.m. Dec. 13; learn about surgical options for sleep loss; Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; register, (706) 721-2609 or georgiahealth.org/weightloss

CHRISTMAS SECRET CRAFT FESTIVAL: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 14; opportunity for students in kindergarten through 12th grade to make homemade gifts for family and friends; art teacher Sergio Gallardo and his helpers will lead the activity; coffee and hot cocoa provided for adults; $15 for Family Y members, $20 for nonmembers if registered by Dec. 7; additional $10 late fee for those registered after Dec. 7 and before Dec. 12 deadline; Aiken Family Y, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville; register, www.thefamilyy.org or visit the Aiken Family Y

ALS SUPPORT GROUP: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14; opportunity for individuals to share presonal experiences and learn about strategies for preserving independence and quality of life for ALS patients and their family; lunch is provided; Georgia Health Sciences University Medical Office Building, 1446 Harper Street, Augusta; reserve a spot, (706) 721-2681

POLAR EXPRESS: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 16; story of the Polar Express will be performed on the passenger car in the Augusta Museum of History’s transportation exhibit area; space limted to 36 children; adults aren’t allowed to board the train; children must be in their pajamas and have their golden

ticket; refreshments from Tastefully Yours; special Christmas guest appearance; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta; $5 per child, regular admission for adults, free for adult museum members; limit two tickets per adult; (706) 722-8454

BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC SOUTHERN SOUL & SONG CONCERT SERIES: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; Suzy Bogguss; hosted by the Morris Museum of Art; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., Augusta; (706) 722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com, www.southernsoulandsong.org

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 18; share personal experiences and learn more about prostate cancer; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; information, (706) 721-0550

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 18; free class to help expectant parents gain knowledge and support for susccessful breastfeeding; Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, Patient and Family Resource Library, 1120 15th Street, Augusta; register, (706) 721-9351

BLOOD CANCER/BMT SUPPORT GROUP: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19; receive educational and emotional support; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; (706) 721-9134 or (706) 721-1634

TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP: Noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 19; former patients, family, friends and other affected by trauma are invited to attend; Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, fourth floor west conference room, 1120 15th Street, Augusta; (706) 721-4633 or (706) 721-3264

AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 REUNION: 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 29; 35-year class reunion; $35 advance tickets, $45 at the door; Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; information, ljhall@atlanticbb.net or ahs1977@atlanticbb.net

LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 9; free, hands-on group workshop for women; learn about skin care and makeup applications and demonstrations of hair/wig techniques; attendees receive free gift of full-size name brand cosmetics; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; register, (706) 721-0466 or georgiahealth.org

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 12:30-2 p.m. Jan. 10; support for women and families affected by breast cancer; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; information, (706) 721-4109 or georgiahealth.org

CAR SEAT CLASS: 5:45-8 p.m. Jan. 10; learn about car seat safety, education and training; $10 registration fee; financial assistance available to Peach Care eligible families; Safe Kids Office, building 1010C, 1225 Walton Way, Augusta; register, (706) 721-7606

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR: 7 p.m. Jan. 10; learn about surgical options for sleep loss; Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; register, (706) 721-2609 or georgiahealth.org/weightloss

ALS SUPPORT GROUP: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11; opportunity for individuals to share presonal experiences and learn about strategies for preserving independence and quality of life for ALS patients and their family; lunch is provided; Georgia Health Sciences University Medical Office Building, 1446 Harper Street, Augusta; reserve a spot, (706) 721-2681

RED NOSE RUN 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN: 8 a.m. Jan. 12; adult participants will receive a T-shirt, a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey red nose, running discount coupons; food provided to all participants; $20 if registered by Dec. 20, $25 fee from Dec. 21-Jan. 11, $30 day of race; fun run is free for children with an adult registration; event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street, Augusta ; register, www.striclyrunning.com

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15; share personal experiences and learn more about prostate cancer; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; information, (706) 721-0550

BLOOD CANCER/BMT SUPPORT GROUP: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16; receive educational and emotional support; Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta; (706) 721-9134 or (706) 721-1634

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 15; free class to help expectant parents gain knowledge and support for susccessful breastfeeding; Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, Patient and Family Resource Library, 1120 15th Street, Augusta; register, (706) 721-9351

TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP: Noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 16; former patients, family, friends and other affected by trauma are invited to attend; Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, fourth floor west conference room, 1120 15th Street, Augusta; (706) 721-4633 or (706) 721-3264

BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC SOUTHERN SOUL & SONG CONCERT SERIES: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18; Sam Bush; hosted by the Morris Museum of Art; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., Augusta; (706) 722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com, www.southernsoulandsong.org

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR: 7 p.m. Jan. 24; learn about surgical options for sleep loss; Georgia Health Sciences University Alumni Center, 919 15th Street, Augusta; register, (706) 721-2609 or georgiahealth.org/weightloss

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28; those interested in learning more about multiple sclerosis are invited to attend; Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, Augusta MS Center, sixth floor, 1120 15th Street, Augusta; information, contact Rhonda Casillas, (706) 721-8664 or georgiahealth.org

INFANT CPR TRAINING: 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 30; learn the core skills of infant CPR and relief of choking; Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, seventh floor, room 7001, 1120 15th Street, Augusta; register, (706) 721-9351

SEVENTH ANNUAL LUCY CRAFT LANEY HERITAGE GALA: 6 p.m. Feb. 2; benefits preservation of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and its programming; $75 per ticket; tickets must be purchased by Jan. 21; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 Tenth Street, Augusta; information, (706) 724-3576

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY : Feb. 7-10; Fully Charged, Gold Edition; All-Access preshow party; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street, Augusta; tickets, www.ringling.com and www.georgialinatix.com

BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC SOUTHERN SOUL & SONG CONCERT SERIES: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15; Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue; hosted by the Morris Museum of Art; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., Augusta; (706) 722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com, www.southernsoulandsong.org

BLOWN AWAY TOUR: April 19; Carrie Underwood tour; $1 from each ticket sold will support American Red Cross disaster relief; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street, Augusta; www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL: May 5; Augusta Riverfront Marina, 1 Riverfront Drive, Augusta; tkp@tixonline.com or (803) 279-8017

LITTLE BIG TOWN CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. May 8; tickets go on sale Dec. 14; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta; tickets, georgialinatix.com, (877) 4AUGTIX, and James Brown Arena box office

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