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Posted: April 2, 2013 - 2:02pm

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 Club meets; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; membership, Jim Hilliard, (803) 278-6968 or northaugustalions@yahoo.com

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

FRIDAY: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Belvedere Elementary School, 201 Rhomboid Place

FRIDAY: 4 p.m.; First Friday Book Club; children in grades four through six are asked to read a funny book of their choice and share it during the book club; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

FRIDAY: 5-8 p.m.; In-shop tasting; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-9522

SATURDAY: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Walmart, 1201 Knox Ave.

SATURDAY: 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; American Board information sessions for those who have a bachelor’s degree in their professional field and would like to become a teacher; the American Board offers a state-sanctioned route to educator licensure; advance registration, www.abcte.org/drupal/teach/events; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

MONDAY-TUESDAY: 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

FRIDAY, APRIL 12: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Papa John’s, 217 Edgefield Road

TUESDAY, APRIL 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

THURSDAY, APRIL 18: 5-8 p.m.; In-shop tasting; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave; (803) 279-9522

THURSDAY, APRIL 18: 7 p.m.; performance by guitarist James Manuele, a member of the Portland Duo classical guitarist group; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

FRIDAY, APRIL 19: 5-7 p.m.; Artisans’ Fair preview gala; meet arts and view and purchase artwork and crafts; includes hors d’oeuvres, cheese, wine and music; hosted by Olde Towne Preservation Association, Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Wine World; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 20-21: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apr. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apr. 21; 10th annual Artisans Fair; artwork sale and craftsmen demonstrations; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20: Acacia Lodge #315 semi-annual barbecue; dine in or take-out; $10 for adults, $6 for children; portion of proceeds will go toward scholarships for North Augusta high school students; tickets available at Sno-Cap, Pink Dipper, Parks Pharmacy, Estate Jewelry or can be purchased at the door; Acacia Lodge #315, 501 Brookside Ave.

MONDAY, APRIL 22: 1-6 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Mount Vintage Plantation, 285 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive

TUESDAY, APRIL 23: 7 p.m.; presentation by author Phil Schaefer who has covered the Masters, PGA Tournament and the U.S. Open Golf Tournament for NBC and CBS radio and has been the public address announcer for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; SRP at Walnut Lane, 1070 Edgefield Road

FRIDAY, APRIL 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, APRIL 27: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Family Earth Day 2013; gardening tips, free plants from Master Gardeners, local organic farmers, healthy eating and food vendors, clean energy awareness, fishing clinic, 5K Greeneway Run, farm animals, and various activities; Brick Pond Park, 88 Georgia Ave.; (803) 441-4246

SATURDAY, APRIL 27: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Strawberry Festival; games, prizes, inflatables, food and strawberries; Our Lady of Peace soccer field

SATURDAY, APRIL 27: 7 p.m.; Wines of Rhone Valley with Jean-Pierre Chambas, owner of Aleph Wines; $20 per person by reservation, $25 at the door if space available; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-9522

SATURDAY, APRIL 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

TUESDAY, APRIL 30: 8-1o a.m.; small business workshop; topics include allocation of time, finding and keeping good employees and improving performance, business growth, and cash flow; speaker, Ken Kehr, head coach with The Growth Coach; Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 406 West Ave.; registration required; (803) 279-2323

TUESDAY, MAY 7: 7 p.m.; North Augusta Artists Guild business meeting; speaker, photographer Charles Deloach; topic, how to photograph your art; presentation of the North Augusta Artists Guild art scholarshipp; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 31: Colonial Times Under the Crown; dinner with special guest William Bartram, an American naturalist; dinner, wine, ale, music and entertainment; $50 per person; reservations required; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.; (803) 279-7560

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 1-2: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2; Colonial Times Under the Crown, the period of the American Revolution; reenactments of daily life during the British occupation of Augusta, 18th century music and entertainment; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.; (803) 279-7560

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