Need a laugh? Comedian Billy D. Washington is coming to Thalian Hall this weekend. The former Houston policeman opened for Aretha Franklin and has been featured on several cable and network TV shows. Show times: Friday - 8:30 p.m. Saturday - 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday - 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and you can buy them at the Thalian Hall box office. Saturday kicks off a three week exhibit of photographs showing civilian and military life in Iraq. Iraq war veteran Sgt. Eric Edmondson captured the photos during his tour of duty. The opening ceremony is at the Sherman Hayes gallery in UNC-W's Randall Library at 1:30 p.m. The exhibit is on display until Sunday, January 31st. You can help our troops serving overseas with the gift of life. Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. The VFW post 25-73 is holding a blood drive at the Naval Reserve Center on Lake Shore Drive. All donations will go to support the troops in the war zone. If you're craving pancakes for breakfast Saturday morning, head to Applebee’s and support man's best friend. Pleasure Island Paws Flapjack Fundraiser is from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the New Centre Drive restaurant. Your $7 gets you pancakes, sausage and a beverage.
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