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Posted: January 21, 2014 - 3:40pm

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St.; Cancer Survivors Helping Others through Positive Encouragement; Jamie Turner, executive director, (803) 649-5433, srcfdirector@yahoo.com; Cathy Cole, group facilitator, (803) 641-5389, cathy.cole@uhsinc.com; free; savannahrivercancerfoundation.
org

AIKEN AREA MYELINATORS MS SELF HELP GROUP MEETING: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken; monthly meeting of people with multiple sclerosis and caregivers; sharing support, learning more about MS, increasing community awareness and understanding of the disease; refreshments served

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John’s United Methodist Church Room 119, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; for relatives and friends of addicts; free; nar-anon.org

LIVE PRO WRESTLING: Doors open 7:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m. first Saturdays, Patriots Park Gymnasium,5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

ANCIENT SKY LORE AND DIGISTAR LASER FANTASY: Saturdays in January – Ancient Sky Lore points out constellations and stars 7 p.m., $1-$4.50; Digistar Laser Fantasy music, shapes dancing 8 p.m., $1-$5.50; sky viewing afterward in good weather; (803) 641-3654, rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium

CALLIGRAPHY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, Aiken; presentation by Rick Paulus, White House chief calligrapher for Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush; free; www.rickpauluscalligraphy.com, abbe-lib.org

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: OFFICE HOURS: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; comedy; adult language; $20 adult, $17 senior, $12 student, $7 child; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY: BUS STOP: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield; (803) 637-3833, edgefieldtheatre.wordpress.com

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP TO SAVANNAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at entrance to Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Hardeeville, S.C.; looking for ducks and other birds, then go to Tybee Island for lunch; Anne Waters, Lois Stacey lead; bring/buy food, trip free; augustaaikenaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

CMFA CHILLY CHILI COOKOFF PRESENTED BY FAIRWAY FORD: 11 a.m. Saturday, Evans Towne Center Park; live remote radio broadcast, expos from wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby teams, free throw contest for adults and children to win an Academy Sports Gift Card, live auction; vote for favorite chili; half court toss from a wheelchair to win a 2014 Ford Fusion; $5 adults, ages 12 and younger free; cmfa.us

OPEN HOUSE AND FISH FRY: Saturday, Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court, Augusta; open house 2-5 p.m., find out about Elks, ENF, the Ladies Auxiliary, membership requirements, free; fish fry 6-9 p.m.; bar opens 5 p.m., free entertainment, dinner (fish, french fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, tea) $10; (706) 860-3223

MY BACKYARD JUNGLE: 3 p.m. Saturday, AikenCounty Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, Aiken; presentation by naturalist James Barilla; educational and entertaining; book available for purchase after presentation; free; www.jamesbarilla.com, abbe-lib.org

FRIENDS OF THE AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES: SNAPSHOTS OF AIKEN – PAST AND PRESENT: All lectures 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, ballroom at Banksia (Aiken County Historical Museum), 433 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; Tuesday: Owen Clary, history of political activities in Aiken County; Feb. 4: Walt Joseph, overview of the history of the Savannah River Site; Feb. 11: Panel discussion by descendants of early Aiken families, Skipper Perry, moderator; limited seating; reservations required; $10 each lecture; (803) 642-2015

BEGINNING BEEKEEPING COURSE: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 28-March 11, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; seven-session course for those interested in honey bees and the art of keeping them; $65, couple $95; registration required by Jan. 28; Jonathan Hanger (803) 295-6164, aikenbeekeepers.org

WINTER NOCTURNE FEATURING EDVINAS MINKSTIMAS: 7 p.m. Jan. 30, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6851

ZAC BROWN BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LEVI LOWREY & A.J. GHENT: Doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Jan. 31, James Brown Arena; $49.50-$84.50; tickets at box office, by phone and online; (877) 4AUGTIX, www.georgialinatix.com, bit.ly/1fdQxw5

LET’S PAINT ROBOTS: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St., Augusta; with Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman; free; supplies provided; limited to 25 children, registration required; (706) 821-2623

OSWALD WRITER’S SERIES: JAN EPTON SEALE: 8 p.m. Feb. 4, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 641-3479, tomm@usca.edu

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY SUPER CIRCUS HEROES: 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8, 1 and 5 p.m. Feb. 9; showcasing wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent; $11-$41; bit.ly/16N5rGL

USC AIKEN FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6851

AN EVENING WITH THE GAITHER VOCAL BAND: 7 p.m. Feb. 7, Bell Auditorium; male harmony vocalizations $28-$72; bit.ly/IVkzKf

ETTA MAY: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; comedy; guests encouraged to wear shabby chic attire and walk red carpet to entrance; $27.50, $32.50; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

SIXTH ANNUAL PANTHER 5K: 9 a.m. Feb. 8, Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; benefits scholarship fund in memory of Lisa Meitin; registration 8 a.m., cafeteria; strollers allowed, no pets; $20 advance, $25 race day; panther5k.com

CULTURAL SERIES: PRESIDIO BRASS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6851

WINTER JAM 2014 TOUR SPECTACULAR: 7 p.m. Feb. 13, James Brown Arena; Newsboys and Lecrae with Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong and Colton Dixon; Nick Hall, evangelist with message; iDisciple App Pre-Jam Party featuring Love & The Outcome, Everfound, Derek Minor; $10; bit.ly/1c5UuQp

SOA: UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: MELISSA MANCHESTER: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Bell Auditorium; classic hits and diva tributes; soaugusta.org

TYLER PERRY’S HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED: 3 p.m. Feb. 16, Bell Auditorium, $47.50; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, $49.50; doors open one hour prior to show; tickets at Champion’s box office at James Brown Arena, online at www.georgialinatix.com and by phone at (877) 4AUGTIX; group sales (706) 262-4573 or vjohnson@arccc.com; bit.ly/1fyPHKk

SOA: BANK OF AMERICA COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES: ESCHER STRING QUARTET: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; refined string quartet acclaimed for its individual sound, inspired artistic decisions and symbiotic blend; soaugusta.org

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: ROCK OF AGES: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Bell Auditorium; smash hit musical featuring ‘80s tunes; BroadwayInAugustaGA.com

NINTH ANNUAL AUGUSTA HOME & GARDEN SHOW: 2-7 p.m. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23, James Brown Arena; turn home and garden dreams into reality; augustahomeandgarden
show.com

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: SHERLOCK HOLMES: 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 28, March 1, 3 p.m. Feb. 23, March 2, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; incriminating letters written by a young European prince to the English girl he betrayed are in the hands of the dead girl’s sister; Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case with Moriarty lurking in the shadows; $20 adult, $17 senior, $12 student, $7 child; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARITY GALA, A VEGAS STYLE EVENT: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; Vegas style games, music, dinner, dancing, complimentary drinks, cash bar, raffle prizes, Texas Hold ‘em tournament; $80, $150 couple; (706) 312-7192, etix.com

GUY DAVIS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; rural blues; guests encouraged to wear styles of the blues era and walk red carpet to entrance; $20, $25; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

STORY TIME IN THE GARDENS: 4 p.m. Tuesdays, March 4-May 27, Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, 29803 Aiken; senior adults read aloud stories from children’s books; each family in attendance receives a free book to take home; bring a blanket or chair to sit on; drinks and snacks welcome; for ages 8 and younger accompanied by an adult; free; to become a volunteer reader call (803) 642-7650

SOA: UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: Cirque de la Symphonie: 7:30 p.m. March 6, Bell Auditorium; magic and acrobatics of Cirque paired with orchestral classics; soaugusta.org

TYE-DYE 5K FAMILY FUN RUN: 9 a.m. March 8, Evans Middle School, 4785 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; wear white, return covered in many colors; evansmiddle.net/Tye-DyeRun.html

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 7:30 p.m. March 11, Bell Auditorium; musical based on animated feature film; BroadwayInAugustaGA.com

FOREIGNER: 8 p.m. March 13, Bell Auditorium; one of the most popular rock bands in the world; $37-$87; bit.ly/1aoFnnm

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS 2014 FANS RULE WORLD TOUR: 7 p.m. March 14, James Brown Arena; fans choose rules for games; visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com/rule to vote on favorite, craziest rule; $25-$81; bit.ly/16N4RZB

SOA: BANK OF AMERICA COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES: TRIO VIRADO: 7:30 p.m. March 15, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center; collaboration of the most distinguished Latin artists on flute, viola and guitar; soaugusta.org

SHEN YUN 2014: 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19, Bell Auditorium; classical China brought to life through dance and orchestral compositions; $52-$102; bit.ly/GB4urC

EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY: SYLVIA: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 21, 22, 28 and 29, 3 p.m. Sundays, March 23 and 30, William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield; (803) 637-3833, edgefieldtheatre.wordpress.com

GREATER AUGUSTA YOUTH THEATRE: GUYS AND DOLLS JR.: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Evans High School, 4550 Cox Road, Evans; all performers between sixth and 12th grade; $10 adults, $6 students; gayt.org

DIANE SCHUUR: 7:30 p.m. April 4, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center; contemporary jazz vocalist; guests encouraged to dress in jazz, elegant attire and walk red carpet to entrance; $47.50, $54.50; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: STOMP: 7:30 p.m. April 29, Bell Auditorium; explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, unique; BroadwayInAugustaGA.com

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: THE MIDTOWN MEN: 7:30 p.m. May 13, Bell Auditorium; signing favorite ‘60s hits; BroadwayInAugustaGA.com

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