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Posted: February 11, 2013 - 7:14pm

MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS THROUGH APRIL 9: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free income tax preparation for low- and middle-income taxpayers by AARP Tax-Aide; Nancy Carson Library,135 Edgefield Road; make an appointment, (803) 279-5767

MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; meeting of the Pieceful Hearts Quilting Guild; open to all ages; women in the guild teach quilting; St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road; (803) 279-6456

FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m.; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meets at 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; for membership, call Linda Smiley at (803) 279-5074

SECOND TUESDAYS: 6:30 p.m.; North Augusta Lions meet; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; membership, Jim Hilliard, (803) 278-6968 or northaugustalions@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAYS: 10:30 a.m., children up to age 2; 11:15 a.m., ages 3-5; Storytime Wednesdays; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

THURSDAYS: Noon to 1:15 p.m.; Rotary Club of North Augusta weekly meeting; different speakers each week; Ryan’s Grill Buffet and Bakery, in the club meeting room,1275 Knox Ave.; RSVP, Dan Rickabaugh, (803) 640-4888 or drickabaugh1@yahoo.com

FRIDAYS THROUGH MARCH 15: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Kids’ Night Out; for children in first through fifth grades; games, light snack, puppets, Bible message and fun; free; North Augusta Bible Chapel, 1050 Hammond Drive

THURSDAY: 4 p.m.; Kids Valentines Day Program; learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, hear a holiday story and make a Valentine; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

FRIDAY: 6 p.m.; Dinner with Elvis fundraiser; entertainment by Russell Schneider, an Elvis impersonator; menu includes roast pork loin, red skinned potatoes, green beans, a roll, beverage and dessert; event benefits American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 71’s veterans and Girls State programs and the post building fund; $15 each or two for $25; tickets must be purchased or reserved by noon today; tickets can be purchased at Parks Pharmacy or Sno-Cap; to reserve tickets, contact Linda Smiley, (706) 831-9624 or lindansmiley@comcast.net; American Legion Post 71, 333 East Spring Grove Ave.

FRIDAY: 7 p.m.; Italian Wines Seminar with Steven McKenzie; taste 10 Italian wines from different regions of Italy; $15 in advance, $20 at the door if space is available; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-9522

SATURDAY: 1:30 p.m.; gun-defense workshop for ages 16 and older; acquire information and skills to protect yourself if attacked; free, but registration required by calling (803) 640-8443; Premier Martial Arts, 401 West Martintown Road

SATURDAY: 5 p.m.; Youth Black History Celebration; featuring choirs, dance and mime; Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road

SATURDAY: 6 p.m.; North Augusta Sports Hall of Fame banquet; athletes who achieved unique accomplishments in 2012 will be recognized; tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the Sno-Cap, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, Jim Bush Flowers, Hap Greeneway Allstate, Riverview Activities Center, and Parks Pharmacy; Grace United Methodist Chuch, Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave.

TUESDAY: 7 p.m.; Black History Month program; historian Milledge Murray will discuss Fort Moore and historian Wayne O’Bryant will talk about the fort’s black garrison; free; First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20: 7:30 p.m.; USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble concert; presented by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; free; North Augusta High School auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave.; www.naartscouncil.org

THURSDAY, FEB. 21: 5-8 p.m.; In-Shop Tasting; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-9522

THURSDAY, FEB. 21: 6 p.m.; Belvedere Fire District Commissioners meeting; Belvedere Fire Department, 204 Hampton Ave.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21: 7 p.m.; Sgt. Berry Benson Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting; speaker, Brenda Baratto, Aiken County Historical Museum assistant director and Heritage Council of North Augusta president; topic, the Confederacy’s Civil War Museum in Appomattox, Va.; Acacia Masonic Lodge, Brookside Avenue; (803) 279-0921

FRIDAY, FEB. 22: 4 p.m.; LEGO Club meeting; for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grades; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

MONDAY, FEB. 25: 4-8 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Southern Felt, 1695 Edgefield Road

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 : 4-8 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Southern Felt, 1695 Edgefield Road

FRIDAY, MARCH 1: 5-8 p.m.; In-Shop Tasting; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-9522

SATURDAY, MARCH 2: 5 p.m.; Seventh annual Wild Game Dinner; guest speaker, Paige Patterson, member of the Safari Club International and National Rifle Association and has hunted in many countries; food, children’s program with Dan the Animal Man, blood drive and camouflage golf cart giveaway; free; Sweetwater Baptist Church, 198 Sweetwater Road; (803) 279-2821

MONDAY, MARCH 4: 4-10 p.m.; Sno-CAP FUNraising Mondays in March; purchases made benefit CSRA Dream Catchers, a support group that assist those with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries to live as independently as possible; Sno-Cap, 618 West Ave.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5: 7 p.m.; North Augusta Artists Guild business meeting; speaker, Dorothy Eckman with Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16: 9 a.m.; Running for the Least of These 5K Run/Walk; benefits Alex's House Orphanage in Haiti; $30 in advance and includes a performance race shirt, $35 on race day; breakfast will be provided by Chick-fil-A of North Augusta; race will start on the Greeneway Trail at Riverview Park Activities Center; information, c_hayesjourneyteam@gmail.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 19: 7 p.m.; North Augusta Idol Talent Show; students will compete in vocal, instrumental and dance categories; sponsored by North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobcone Ave.; www.naartscouncil.org

THURSDAY, MARCH 21: 5-8 p.m.; In-Shop Tasting; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-9522

FRIDAY, MARCH 29: 4 p.m.; LEGO Club meeting; for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grades; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

TUESDAY, APR. 2: 7 p.m.; North Augusta Artists Guild combo night; speaker, Robert Ojeah, an artist and basketball player; critiques; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

TUESDAY, APR. 16: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; health fair; sponsored by the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Comfort Keepers, Sterling House and Aiken Regional Medical Center; Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-2323

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, APR. 20-21: 10th annual Artisans Fair; artwork sale and craftsmen demonstrations; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.

FRIDAY, APR. 26: 4 p.m.; LEGO Club meeting; for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grades; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

SATURDAY, APR. 27: 6-10 p.m.; Ninth annual Sweet Celebrations; featuring desserts from local businesses, silent auction and entertainment by The Crew Chorus and an Elvis Presley impersonator; $10, free for children ages 5 and younger; tickets can  be purchased at Communigraphics, Jim Bush Florist, Parks Pharmacy and the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; proceeds benefits The RECing Crew; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; (803) 279-8820

FRIDAY, MAY 31: 4 p.m.; LEGO Club meeting; for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grades; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

THURSDAY, FEB. 21: 5-8 p.m.; In-Shop Tasting; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-9522

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