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Posted: April 24, 2013 - 1:07pm

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

FIRST SATURDAYS: 8-11 a.m.; Trunk Sale; vendors may rent spaces for $15 each; American Legion Post 71, 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; reserve a space in advance, Linda Smiley, (706) 831-9624 or lindansmiley@comcast.net

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

TODAY: 7:15 a.m.; Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce A.M. Connection; topic, Leadership North Augusta: Preparing for the Future of Our Community; speaker, Bobby Bagwell, Leadership North Augusta chairman; $15 chamber members, $25 nonmembers; advance registration required; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; (803) 279-2323

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

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

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 27; Friends Spring Book Sale, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

FRIDAY: 6-10 p.m.; Relay for Life fundraiser; karaoke; Sno-Cap will donate a percentage of profits to North Augusta/Midland Valley Relay for Life; Sno-Cap, 618 West Ave.; www.relayforlife.org/namvsc

FRIDAY: 7 p.m.; Wines of the Rhone Valley with Jean-Pierre Chambas; $20 per person by reservation, $25 at the door if space available; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.

SATURDAY: 8-11 a.m.; Junk In Your Trunk Sale; vendor spaces available for $10 for one spot or $15 for two spots; vendor forms and fees due by 2 p.m. Friday; North Augusta Middle School, 725 Old Edgefield Road; (803) 442-6200 or naugm.acps.schoolfusion.us

SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; DEA Take Back Day; unused or expired medications, except liquids, will be accepted for proper disposal; privacy will be protected; sponsored by Parks Pharmacy and North Augusta Public Safety; Parks Pharmacy, 437 Georgia Ave.; (803) 279-7450

SATURDAY: 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: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Strawberry Festival; games, prizes, inflatables, food and strawberries; Our Lady of Peace soccer field

SATURDAY: 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

MONDAY: 5-8 p.m.; Relay for Life fundraiser; North Augusta Chick-fil-A will donate a percentage of proceeds to North Augusta/Midland Valley Relay for Life; North Augusta Chick-fil-A, 1267 Knox Ave.; www.relayforlife.org/namvsc

TUESDAY: 8-11 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: Noon and 3 p.m.; Navigating Dementia; presented by Agapé Senior; lunch provided during the noon presentation; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; (803) 351-7339

THURSDAY, MAY 2: Noon; 24th annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon presented by Mayor Lark Jones and the city of North Augusta; speaker, the Rev. Dr. John M. Younginer Jr., Grace United Methodist Church pastor emeritus; $12, tickets must be purchased by April 30 and are available at North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department, Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce office, North Augsuta Community Center, North Augusta Municipal Center and Parks Pharmacy; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

THURSDAY, MAY 2: 7-8:15 p.m.; five-week dance class; learn the rhumba, cha cha, waltz, fox trot and line dances; $30 per person or $55 a couple; space is limited to about 10 couples per class; Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive; register, (803) 441-4300 or (803) 474-0899

FRIDAY, MAY 3: 4 p.m.; First Friday Book Club, for fourth- through sixth-graders; theme, Mystery; participants are asked to read a mystery book prior to meeting and talk about it during the meeting; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767

FRIDAY, MAY 3: 5-8 p.m.; In-shop tasting; $5 fee, $3 rebate with purchase of a featured wine; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave; (803) 279-9522

FRIDAY, MAY 3: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Student Art Show reception presented by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; exhibit include artworks from students in Area 2 and on display through May 17; free reception; Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Ave.

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 scholarship; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

SATURDAY, MAY 11: 2-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Tea on the Avenue; have tea with book characters such as Ariel, Belle, Glinda the Good Witch, Merida, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty; $8 adults, $6 children; purchase tickets at Nancy Carson Library; proceeds benefit the Nancy Carson Library; sponsored by Friends of the Nancy Carson Library Foundation; The Stewart House, 451 Martintown Road

THURSDAY, MAY 16: 5-8 p.m.; In-shop tasting; $5 fee, $3 rebate with purchase of a featured wine; Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave.

SATURDAY, MAY 18: 7:30-10:30 a.m.; Armed Forces Day Pancake Breakfast; menu: pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee and juice; $5 in advance from Sno-Cap, Parks Pharmacy, or contact lindansmiley@comcast.net or (706) 831-9624; $6 at the door; American Legion Post 71, 333 E. Spring Grove 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

TUESDAY, JUNE 4: 7 p.m.; North Augusta Artists Guild combo night; speaker, Mayor Lark Jones; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

TUESDAY, JULY 2: 7 p.m.; North Augusta Artists Guild business meeting; pot luck supper and art exchange; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

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