Local amateurs to showcase talent
Local talent will take the stage tonight at the Columbia County Amphitheater to prove their talent.
The Columbia County Amateur Series resumes from 7-9 p.m. and will continue most Fridays through Sept. 8.
The series, based on America’s Got Talent, features 40 performers between the ages of 7 and 60 whose talents include dancing, hula-hooping and singing.
A winner is named each month and that participant will go on to compete in the September finale for the grand prize.
Choral Society concert last for director
The Columbia County Choral Society is bidding farewell to its director Friday during a concert celebrating American music.
A Celebration of American Music is centered on popular patriotic songs and modern American hymns.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Evans. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students, active duty military and groups of 10 people or more.
Choral Society Director Timothy Powell is stepping down to spend more time with his young family.
Powell’s final concert is meant to honor America’s choral heritage, with choir members singing national spirituals dating back to the Revolutionary War.
Carl Hiaasen coming to Books Alive
The fourth annual Books Alive celebration on Saturday features New York Times best-selling author Carl Hiaasen.
Hiaasen, a former Miami Herald reporter, has written works for both adults and children. His novels include Flush, Scat, Chomp, Hoot and Skinny Dip.
The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. at Evans Towne Center Park.
Activities include presentations by Hiaasen, sidewalk chalk art contest, scavenger hunt, live animal display, butterfly release and story time.
A 20-minute laser light show will end the event at about 9:15 p.m.
Food, and arts and crafts vendors will also be set up, as will inflatable water slides and a misting tent.
For more, call (706) 312-7194 or visit www.columbiacountyreads.blogspot.com.