Local talent show
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.
Race for Aimee
A 5K run and walk Saturday will raise funds for a 24-year-old Georgia college student fighting a flesh-eating disease at an Augusta hospital.
Aimee Copeland, a graduate student from Snellville, Ga., developed necrotizing fasciitis after injuring her leg while using a homemade zip line May 1. Hospitalized in the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, Copeland has had multiple amputations and five major organ failures.
The Run for Aimee 5K Run/Walk begins at the Augusta Canal Headgates at 8 a.m., with packet pickup starting at 7 a.m.
No more registrations are being accepted but spectators are encouraged to cheer on runners and participate in the silent auction, which includes massages, hotel visits and dinner with Evans athlete and businessman Ryan Bowers, a recent contestant on The Bachelorette.
The race also benefits LifeSkills for Women, a local nonprofit helping women go from welfare to work.
For information, go to www.active.com.
Boat-in Movie Night
The science-fiction action movie, “John Carter,” is coming to the big screen Saturday at Wildwood Park.
The movie is featured at the park’s Boat-in Movie Night at Clarks Hill Lake.
Rated PG-13, the film was released in 2012 and follows a Civil War vet’s journey after he was transplanted to Mars.
The movie will begin at dusk on an outdoor screen at the park, which is located at 3780 Dogwood Lane in Appling.
Admission is free by boat, or $3 for cars.
Call (706) 541-0586 for more information.