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Posted: March 5, 2013 - 1:12pm

TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB MEETING: 9:30 a.m. today; speaker, Rob Brenneman of Birds and Butterflies; topic, how to identify backyard birds; silent bidding for plant and baked items; University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-3227

BLOOD DRIVE: 3:30-5 p.m. today; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; South Carolina Department of Transportation, 1931 University Parkway, Aiken

MILLIE GOSCH ART EXHIBITION: 5-7 p.m. today; opening reception; exhibit on view through April 30; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta; (706) 826-4700

GENEALOGY 101: 9 a.m. Saturday; library research assistance will be provided after the workshop; coffee and pastries will be served; small fee for the workshop; Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield; (803) 637-4010

DRUM 4 YOUR LIFE CLASSES: Noon Saturday; drum circle class; H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; register, (803) 642-7630

OYSTER ROAST/CHILI COOK-OFF: 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday; at the door, $40 adults, $20 children ages 12 and younger; beer and soft drinks will be provided; downtown Edgefield in the courthouse square; purchase tickets, at the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Calhoun Street in Johnston, Turkey Shoppe on Main in Edgefield, Edgefield Town Hall, First Citizen's Bank branches in Johnston, Edgefield and Ridge Spring, and SRP Federal Credit Union in Edgefield

BLOOD DRIVE: 1-4 p.m. March 10; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Burnettown Baptist Church, 303 Posey-Walker Street, Burnettown

Senior Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13; speaker, Darlene Price, East Central Georgia Regional Library System director; $10 per person; RSVP required by today; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta; (706) 724-3576

CAREER FAIR: 1-4 p.m. March 13; featuring companies such as ADP, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Enterprise, Richmond County Schools, Georgia Regents University and Georgia Lottery Corporation; resumes and professional dress required; Paine College Health Education Activities Learning Complex, Augusta; (706) 821-8307 or c_www.paine.edu/career

THE STORY OF NOAH AND HIS GREAT BIG GOPHER BOAT: 7 p.m. March 14-15, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 16, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 21 and 7 p.m. March 22; production by Enopion Theatre Company; $16 adults and $11 for seniors, children or groups of 10 or more; Kroc center, 1833 Broad Street, Augusta; tickets, (706) 771-7777 or www.enopion.com

BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 14; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Columbia County Governement Complex county comission room, Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans

SEVENTH ANNUAL SHAMROCK RUN: March 16; in memory of Dr. Ned Nicholson and Dr. W.G. Curly Watson; proceeds benefit the Women’s Aux of Edgefield County Hospital; entry forms available at Escape Day Spa, Edgefield Town Hall and www.edgefieldsc.net; (803) 637-4014

KELSI LONG MEMORIAL RIDE: 10 a.m. March 16, 8-9:45 a.m. registration; raise money and awareness for children with special needs and Down Syndrome; $25 per motorcycle and $5 per passenger; proceeds benefit Children's Hospital of Georgia; Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Belair Frontage Road, Augusta; (706) 721-4004 or castewart@gru.edu

CLOVERLEAF DUATHLON: 6:45-7:45 a.m. March 16, registration; 8 a.m. race starts; two-mile run, 10-mile bike ride and a second two-mile run; compete as an individual or team; fees: $40 individual, $60 two member team, $70 three member team; free childcare and post-race snacks available to all participants; event t-shirts provided to those registered by Friday

FAMILY FUN DAY HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16; free games and prizes, touch-a-truck, bouncing houses, hot dog cookout, and health and safety information; New Ellenton Community Center, New Ellenton; (803) 226-0525

BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Walmart, 3581 Richland Ave., Aiken

EDGEFIELD COUNTY AGRICULTURE DAY: Noon to 4 p.m. March 16; antique tractor show by Palmetto Antique Tractor Club, demonstrations by Clemson University College of Agriculture and Piedmont Technical College Agriculture Program, silent auction, Edgefield County agriculture industry display, petting zoo, equipment dealers, barbecue and drinks; presented by the Strom Thurmond FFA and the Edgefield County Young Farmers clubs; Strom Thurmond High School, 1131 Columbia Road, Johnston

PILOBOLUS: 7 p.m. March 16; presented by Augusta Ballet; Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad Street, Augusta; www.augustaballet.org or (706) 261-0555

LUNCH BOX SERIES: 12:30 p.m. March 18; speaker Andy Cabe will speak about his favorite plants; presented by the Aiken Master Gardener Association; free; Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 649-6297 ext. 122

PIG JAM: 6:30 p.m. March 21; barbecue from BBQ barn, entertainment by Sibling String and chance to enter a raffle; proceeds benefit restoration of Sacred Heart Cultural Center; $35 per person; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta; (706) 826-4700

KIDSIGNMENT SPRING SALE: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 22, 8 a.m. to noon March 23; quality used clothing and toys for children through their teens; First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield Street NE, Aiken; www.passitonaiken2.com

CHEMO WITH STYLE: 5:30-7 p.m.March 25; program providing wigs, head wear and eduaction for patients for patients undergoing chemotherapy and those recovering from treatment; presented by Hospice Care of Tri-County and Tri County Home Health; Imago Salon, 215 Richland Ave., Aiken; RSVP to Kara Flanders, (803) 641-1131

ELVIS LIVES: March 27; featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, each representing Elvis during different stages in his career; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta; purchase tickets, (877) 4AUGTIX, www.georgialinatix.com or Champion's Box Office

MAHERA KHALEQUE: RESTORATION: 6-8 p.m. April 5; reception honoring Mahera Khaleque; exhibition focus on gender violence and are inspired by survivors of acid attacks against women in Asia and the Middle East; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair Street, Augusta; (706) 722-5495

LUNCH BOX SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Apr. 15; speaker, Jim Burke; topic, attracting bluebirds and other birds; presented by the Aiken Master Gardener Association; free; Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (8063) 649-6297 ext. 122

SEVENTH ANNUAL UNDERCOVER ARTISTS SHOW: 7 p.m. April 18; art auction including works by more than 100 local artists, community leaders and celebrities; food and entertainment; proceeds benefit Camp TBI, a camp for children and young adults with traumatic brain injuries; $50; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad Street, Augusta; (706) 826-5809 or alsalley@wrh.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

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S QUIDAM: 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1; tickets, $37-97; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street, Augusta; purchase tickets, (877) 4AUGTIX, c_www.georgialinatix.com or the Champion's Box Office at the James Brown Arena

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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