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Weekend events in Columbia County

Posted: June 22, 2012 - 11:59am  |  Updated: June 22, 2012 - 12:06pm

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Local amateurs to showcase talent

Local performers will take the stage tonight at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans 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.

 

Powerboat regatta coming to Wildwood Park

Wildwood Park will play host to the Lightning on the Lake Powerboat Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.

The regatta is a Southeast Division championship for boats in the American Powerboat Association.

The races encompass three separate categories of boats – stock, modified and pro.

Championship races will be Saturday starting at 11 a.m., and Sunday will be head-to-head racing beginning at 10 a.m. It is expected that most of the racers will exceed 100 mph.

The race will be the first held by the powerboat association at the Clark’s Hill Lake location.

The park will open at 8 a.m. Cost of entry is $5.

To accommodate the race, there will be limited access to the mega-boat ramps Friday and no access to Pollard’s Cove and the Wildwood ramps Saturday and Sunday.

 

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