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Posted: March 3, 2014 - 6:50pm

FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday through April 15, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. NW, Aiken; available to Aiken County residents; appointments required; (803) 642-2020

SMITH-WATSON FAMILY: Reunion July 3-6 Aiken and Edgefield counties; (706) 399-0143, (803) 507-7461, smithwatsonfamilyreunion@gmail.com

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken 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; bit.ly/1cbQBg8

AIKEN AREA MYELINATORS MS SELF HELP GROUP MEETING: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken; for those with multiple sclerosis and caregivers

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

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

TOWN AND COUNTY CLUB MEETING AND PLANT AND BAKE SALE: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; view items and socialize 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m.; South Carolina Bluebird Society President Jim Burke, speaker; guests welcome; (803) 648-3227

AIKEN COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aiken County Board of Disabilities, 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken; free; (8033) 642-8800

THE WATER COOLERS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW. Aiken; singing comedy act; funny, smart, authentic take on work and life; original songs, sketch comedy and pop parodies; tickets at box office, online and by phone; $40, students with valid ID $20 (student tickets only available at box office); (803) 648-1438, apagonline.org

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

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

OLD EDGEFIELD DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING: 3 p.m. Sunday, Tompkins Library, Lynch Building Annex, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield; Dr. Cantey Haile, speaker; show and tell on the Brooks family, including sword presented by Capt. Preston Smith Brooks for his service with Palmetto Regiment during the Mexican War; refreshments served; free

JUILLIARD IN AIKEN: BANKSIA TEA: 2:30 p.m. TuesdayAiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; performance by Juilliard415 historical instruments ensemble with lecture by Ben Sosland, administrative director; seating limited to 100; $20; juilliardinaiken.com

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

BREAKFAST AT THE GALLOPS: 8 a.m. March 12, Aiken Training Track, 538 Two Notch Road SE, Aiken; observe juveniles preparing to go to the races and older campaigners work before leaving to go to the racetrack; local trainers on hand; held rain or shine; benefits Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum; $20 advance, $25 at gate; under age 6 free; (803) 642-7631, (803) 642-7650, halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov, aikentrainingtrack.com

JUILLIARD IN AIKEN: CONCERT OF MIDDAY MUSIC: Noon March 13, First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave.; free, open to the public; (803) 648-2662, juilliardinaiken.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

JUILLIARD IN AIKEN: J.S. BACH’S ST. MATTHEW PASSION: 7 p.m. March 14, Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St., Aiken; featuring Trinity Wall Street Choir and musicians from The Juilliard School; juilliardinaiken.com

A BLAST OF BASS: March 14, The Marlboro Station, 141 Marlboro St. N.E., Aiken; 9:30-10:30 p.m. DJ Bam; 10:30-11:30 p.m. DJ Lockpriest; 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. AbsoluteZero; 12:30 a.m. to close Triple Threat Action; ages 18 and up; facebook.com/events/604828269600408

EDGEFIELD COUNTY AGRICULTURE DAY: Noon to 4 p.m. March 15, Strom Thurmond High School, 1131 Columbia Road, Johnston; antique tractor show, demonstrations by Clemson University College of Agriculture and Piedmont Technical College Agriculture Program, silent auction, displays, petting zoo, farmers market, inflatables, barbecue, drinks; Darla Steele or Jeremy Brooks (803) 275-1767 ext. 526 or 519

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

AIKEN TRAINED HORSE OF THE YEAR: 12:30 p.m. March 16, Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, 135 Dupree Place; Palace Malice, winner of the 2013 Belmont Stakes and owned by Dogwood Stable, receives the 2013 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year Award; memorabilia from Palace Malice’s 2013 racing season on display; reception after ceremony; free, open to the public

AIKEN CONCERT BAND: 7 p.m. March 18, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6851, web.usca.edu/etherredge-center

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

RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING: 6:30 p.m. March 20, Thomson McDuffie Museum, 121 Main St., Thomson; hosting North Augusta friends and thanking them for the loan of their North Augusta Entertainment History exhibit; book signings by Jason B. Smith and Don “Ramblin” Rhodes; entertainment, refreshments; family friendly; free; (706) 595-9923, mcduffiemuseum.com

CULTURAL SERIES: SOUTHERN FRIED JAZZ: 7:30 p.m. March 20, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; a taste of New Orleans; seven member band takes audienc eon journey blending soulful sounds of New Orleans with narratives from trumpeter and leader Don Edwards; tickets online or at box office; $40, USC Aiken students $15; (803) 641-3305, web.usca.edu/etherredge-center

OYSTER ROAST/CHILI COOK-OFF: 6-9 p.m. March 21, NWTF Pavilion, Edgefield; oysters, chili barbecue, hot dogs; limited alcohol and soft drinks provided; tickets at Edgefield Chamber office, 416 Calhoun St., by phone or email and at Turkey Shoppe On Main in Edgefield, Edgefield Town Hall, First Citizens Bank – Johnston, Edgefield and Ridge Spring branches, SRP Federal Credit Union in Edgefield and Regions Bank in Johnston; benefits Fill-A-Bus school supply campaign and Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce; deadline to enter competition March 10; $30, ages 12 and younger $10; $10 hot dog, chili and barbecue only; (803) 275-0010, info@edgefieldcountychamber.org

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

HAIR AND FASHION SHOW: 6 p.m. March 22, Strom Thurmond High School cafeteria, 1131 Columbia Road, Johnston; presented by Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center’s Cosmetology Department; refreshments, vendors, more; $6 advance, $7 at door; (803) 275-1767

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; singing favorite ’60s hits; BroadwayInAugustaGA.com

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