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Posted: January 7, 2013 - 4:48pm

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

BLOOD DRIVE: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Bridgestone of Aiken, 1 Bridgestone Parkway, Aiken

BLOOD DRIVE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Aiken County Office Complex, 828 Richland Ave., Aiken

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday; 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

THIRD ANNUAL JIMMIE DYESS SYMPOSIUM: 5 p.m. Thursday; remarks by Maj. Gen. Perry Smith; Medal of Honor recipient Tom Kelley, Gov. Carl Sanders; combat veteran and major league pitcher Lou Brissie will be given the 2013 Distinguished American Award; free; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; (706) 722-8454

BRIAN RUST OPENING RECEPTION: 5-7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10; Brian Rust exhibit; Rust is a professor of art at Augusta State University; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta; (706) 826-4700

CAR SEAT CLASS: 5:45-8 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday 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. Friday 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. Saturday 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; $25 fee through Friday 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

GENEALOGY 101: 9 a.m. Saturday Jan. 12; topic, Cemeteries; assistance will be given after the lecture for research in the library; classes provide information on how to start researching family history and how to utilize various records; refreshments will be served; there is a small attendance fee; Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield; information, (803) 637-4010

TALENT SHOW: 7 p.m. Saturday Jan. 12; sixth through 12th grade students will participate in the talent show; acts include vocal solos, gymnastics routines, dances and more; $5 students, $10 adults, family maximum of $25; Westminster Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta

OLD EDGEFIELD DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING: 3 p.m. Sunday Jan. 13; Redcliffe Park interpreter Elizabeth Laney will present letters that reveal the lives of the Hammond family of Beech Island and discuss current state of genealogical research at Redcliffe Plantation; refreshments will be served; Tompkins Library, Lynch Building Annex, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield; (803) 637-4010

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday 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

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday 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

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

BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; University of South Carolina-Aiken, 171 University Parkway, Aiken

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

REMEMBERING THE MUSIC SCENE: 12:30-1 p.m. Jan. 16; lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.; Don Rhodes, publications editor for Morris Communications, discuss Augusta as a popular venue for musicians, bands and entertainers and how the region has changed; free museum members, $3 nonmembers; participants should bring a lunch, museum will provide beverages; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta; (706) 722-8454

BLOOD DRIVE: 2-8 p.m. Jan. 17; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; UPS, 2031 S. Centennial Drive, Aiken

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

USCA BASEBALL EXTRA INNING BULL RIDING: Jan. 19; hosted by the Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity; proceeds benefit the University of South Carolina Aiken baseball team; ticket prices $10-$22; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street, Augusta; georgialinatix.com, (877) 4AUGTIX, or Champion’s box office at James Brown Arena

LUNCH BOX SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21; speaker, master gardener Betty Crowther; topic, learn how to start plants from seeds; master gardeners will be available to answer questions; presented by the Aiken Master Gardener Association; Gardening Almanac for Aiken and Vicinity will be on sale for $15; free event, no registration required; participants may bring their own lunch or snack; Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey road, Aiken

BLOOD DRIVE: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 21; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Menardi Filters, 1 Maxwell Drive, Aiken

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

PARENT RESOURCE FAIR: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26; workshops on topics such as IEP, behavior management, social skills and transition; local agencies that provide services to students with disabilities will have booths; children activities include inflatables, build on the LEGO wall, and video games; free childcare and a light lunch will be provided; free but registration required by Jan. 18; Family Y, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville; register (803) 641-2624 or (803) 275-4601

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

ANNUAL MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28; Friends of the Augusta Public Library Annual Meeting and Membership Drive; speaker, Brad Cunningham; topic, part two of the Benjamin Holmes Warren and Appleby Library connection; refreshments will be served; free; Headquarters Library, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta

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

ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31; information on the university and its offerings; representatives from the university’s admissions, financial aid, housing and athletic offices; Doubletree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta; register, www.armstrong.edu or (912) 344-2503

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

IHOP PANCAKE DAY: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 5; IHOP wills serve free short stacks for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; donations will benefit the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center; participating restaurants: 2525 Washington Road and 3125 Peach Orchard Road in Augusta, 4361 Washington Road in Evans and 180 Aiken Mall Drive in Aiken

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

COMEDY TOUR: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; featuring Rodney Carrington; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta; $43.75 tickets; www.georgialinatix.com, (877)-4AUGTIX, or Champion’s Box Office at the James Brown Arena

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

HELL ON WHEELS TOUR: Feb. 15; headliner, country music artist Brantley Gilbert; special guest, rising country artist Kip Moore; $24.75-$37; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street; www.georgialinatix.com, (877) 4AUGTIX, Champion’s box office at James Brown Arena

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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