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Posted: January 15, 2013 - 1:16pm

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

ROBERT POST: 7 p.m. Jan. 17; comedian will give a one-man show; Burke County Office Park Auditorium, 715 West 6th Street, Waynesboro; ticket information, (706) 437-0070 or www.augustaarts.com

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

AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE PLAY: 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 19-20, 3 p.m. Jan. 21 and Feb. 16-17; The Parents of Tabatha Tutt vs DJ Smoke written and directed by Tyrone Butler; presented by the Augusta Mini Theatre Inc. Community Arts & Life Skills School; suggested audience is ages 11 and older; $12 adults, $10 for those ages 18 and younger, $8 youth group rate for groups of 10 or more; Augusta Mini Theatre, 2548 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta; (706) 722-0598 or www.augustaminitheatre.com

VOLUNTEER TREE PLANTING DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19; WeForest is donating about 300 one-year-old Cypress trees to be planted at Phinizy Swamp; volunteer to help plan them; rubber boots are suggested and bring a shovel if you have one; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock & Dam Road, Augusta; (706) 828-2109

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

HIRING OUR HEROES: 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 22; job fair for veterans and military spouses; more than 45 employers will participate; interested job seekers should register at hoh.greatjob.net; veterans must provide military ID; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez

LIVING WITH FOOD ALLERGIES: 6 p.m. Jan. 22; speaker, Katy Slagle, pediatric nurse practioner with Georgia Health Sciences University; topic, Living with Eosinophilic GI disease: Real Life with Food Allergies; Evans Government Center auditorium, Building A, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; RSVP, www.augustafoodallergy.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

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; featuring the Anointed Sons of God; free but love offerings accepted; Strong Tower Christian Fellowship, 2805 Wylds Road, Augusta; (706) 737-6758 or www.stcfaugusta.org

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

CHURCH AND PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m. Jan. 27; Strong Tower Christian Fellowship will celebrate its 17th church and and pastor’s anniversary; guest ministry, Pastor A.J. Saunders and the Laura Grove Baptist Church; Strong Tower Christian Fellowship, 2805 Wylds Road, Augusta; (706) 737-6758 or www.stcfaugusta.org

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

THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES LECTURE SERIES: 7 p.m. Jan. 28; featuring David B. Thompson who will perform southern piano music played during the Civil War era including General Lee’s Grand March and Major General Hampton’s Quickstep; $5 per person; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry Street, Aiken; (803) 642-2015

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

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY CENTER: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 1-2; BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will offer free mammograms to women ages 40 and older who have no breast concerns and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months; Belk Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road, Aiken; make an appointment, (855) 655-2662

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

THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES LECTURE SERIES: 7 p.m. Feb. 4; speaker, Charles Hilton; topic, Confederate currency; $5 per person; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry Street, Aiken; (803) 642-2015

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

WATERFOWL WALK: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9; walking/driving tour through the constructed wetlands; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; pre-registration requested; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock & Dam Road, Augusta; (706) 828-2109

THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES LECTURE SERIES: 7 p.m. Feb. 11; topic, what happened on this date in 1865; Kathy Benedetto will sing songs from the period; $5 per person; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry Street, Aiken; (803) 642-2015

SENIOR LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13; speaker, Dr. Mac A. Bowman, cardiologist at University Hospital; topic, heart health; $10, RSVP required by Feb. 6; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta; (706) 724-3576

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

NOLA M. FALCONE SPEAKER SERIES: 10 a.m. Feb. 26; featuring author Linda Copeland; will discuss her book Legends in the Garden co-authored with Allan Armitage; $30, reservations required; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta; (706) 826-4700

FRIENDS & FOES: 7 p.m. Feb. 28; meet with the authors of Friends & Foes, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray; Barnes & Noble, 3450 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta

UNAVAILABLE: 7 p.m. March 2; play about three women who must overcome the love they once shared with men who are now unavailable; tickets start at $15; Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad Street, Augusta; imperialtheatre.com

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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