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Posted: April 1, 2014 - 1:26pm

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

PHINIZY SWAMP PHOTO COMPETITION: Submit photos taken at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park through April 30; rules and entry form online; (706) 396-1427, bit.ly/1ftEr03

FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Minnick Park, 1850 Kissingbower Road; breakfast, lunch and dinner for first responders – police, firefighters, 911 operators, EMTs, marshals, Rich-mond County Board of Education safety officers, military police, state troopers, retired military, disabled veterans, Georgia Power workers from Ice Storm Pax

STORY TIME IN THE PARKS: 10-10:45 a.m.; for ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult; reading of children’s books by a volunteer; games, bring blanket or chair; free book for each child; today, Smith Hazel Shelter, May 7, Osbon Park Shelter, June 4, Crosland Park Shelter, July 2, Perry Park Shelter, Aug. 6, Osbon Park Shelter; (803) 642-7634

TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB MEETING: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; refreshments, socializing 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m.; Kristie White Edgett and Chris Medlin, of Your Best Defense, speaking on self-defense and the steps involved in getting a concealed carry permit; guests welcome; (803) 648-3227

DIANE SCHUUR: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 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

SPRING FESTIVAL 2014: 2-9 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Common; Spring on the Greens; family entertainment, children’s fun zone, food, beverage, craft and merchandise vendors; (706) 821-1754

PAR-TEE ON THE GREEN: 5-8 p.m. Monday, Augusta Common; American Bandstand meets Soul Train meets Shag City meets Teen Town; celebration of community for all ages; dance party with music for all ages; bring chairs; no pets or coolers; vendors welcome; food trucks, golf demos, drum circle, children’s activities, more; $1; (762) 233-5299, respectdowntown@gmail.com, parteeaugusta.com

AIKEN COUNTY BRANCH NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET: 7 p.m. April 11, USC Aiken Business and Education Building, 471 University Parkway; honoring local veterans organizations; theme: We Shall Not Be Moved; Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, speaker; $50, $30 students; (803) 502-0170

SMITH-WATSON FAMILY: Reunion July 3-6, Aiken and Edgefield counties; (706) 399-0143, (803) 507-7461, smithwatsonfamily

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chester­field St.; Cancer Survivors Helping Others through Positive Encouragement; 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

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

NATIONAL DISASTER MEDICAL SYSTEMS DRILL 2014: 6:30 a.m. April 30, Augusta Fire Department Administration Building, 3117 Deans Bridge Road; volunteers needed to simulate overwhelming the area hospital system; bused to local hospitals for processing, return 1-2 p.m.; includes make up and simulated injuries; wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy; do not bring valuables; deadline for entry April 11; (706) 821-1155, e-mail pdugar@augustaga.gov

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: THE MIDTOWN MEN: 7:30 p.m. May 13, Bell Auditorium; singing favorite ’60s hits; BroadwayIn

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