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Friday afternoon, Matt Schlacter, Columbia County Construction and Maintenance Services Division director, cuts the ribbon commemorating Evans Towne Center Park's one-year anniversary, Friday afternoon. Local politicians, chamber of commerce members and county partners were on hand among others. The ribbon cutting was just hours in advance of the 80s Flashback Fall Fest concert with Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at the Lady Antebellum Pavillion.

Weekend events around Columbia County

Posted: October 12, 2012 - 10:29am  |  Updated: October 12, 2012 - 3:12pm
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County officials, concert promoters and others held a ribbon cutting Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of Lady Antebellum Pavilion.  Scott Rouch
Scott Rouch
County officials, concert promoters and others held a ribbon cutting Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of Lady Antebellum Pavilion.

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Eddie Money and Starship concert


Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas are set to perform Friday at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion for the ‘80s Flashback Fall Festival.


Gates open at 5 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.


The event celebrates the one-year anniversary of Evans Towne Center Park and the 65th anniversary of radio station WBBQ.


Tickets cost $30 for general admission in advance, $35 at the door and stage-front seats are $45. Military discounts are available and children 12 and under are admitted free.


 


Art of Choclate


Residents can tickle their tastebuds Friday at Child Enrichment Inc.’s 17th annual Art of Chocolate.


The organization’s fall fundraiser takes place from 7-11 p.m. at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, which is located at 3300 Evans-to-Locks Road in Martinez.


The event features desserts and exhibits from several local chefs. Dinner will be catered by Cal Berry with music provided by The Toasters.


The dress is black-tie optional.


A silent and basket auction and a Windsor Jewelers jewelry raffle is also part of the evening.


Tickets cost $75 and will be sold at the door if still avaialbe.


 


CoCo Wine & Culinary Festival


The CoCo Wine and Culinary Festival will provide something for the senses Saturday at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.


The seventh annual event is set for 1-4 p.m. and will include a rose display from the Augusta Rose Society.


At the festival, guests can sample wine, talk to distributors and learn about appropriate parings.


More than 200 wines and beers are expected to be on hand as well as catered finger foods and wine product exhibits.


Proceeds will benefit the Augusta Tech Culinary Endowment.


Tickets cost $45 at the door and $20 for designated drivers.


 


CSRA Buddy Walk


The fifth annual CSRA Buddy Walk has returned to Columbia County.


The walk begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater, behind the Evans library. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Post-walk festivities also will be held.


The walk aims to raise funds and awareness for Down Syndrome.


The Buddy Walk was created by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 as part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.


A percentage of the money raised Saturday will go to NDSS, while part with cover event costs, and the rest will go to families in the community.


The walk is a collaborative effort between Upside of Downs Inc. in Augusta and the Upside of Downs in Aiken.


To donate to the walk, go to www.firstgiving.com/upsideofaiken/2012-csra-buddy-walk.


 


Grovetown Band of Warrior Invitational


The Grovetown High School marching band is holding its third annual marching band competition Saturday to raise money for uniforms.


The Grovetown Warrior Invitational takes place from 1-9:30 p.m. at the school on William Few Parkway.


Ten bands, including many from Columbia County high schools, are expected to perform. The Grovetown band will give an exhibition performance at 5 p.m. but won’t compete in the sanctioned Georgia Marching Band series event.


Performances are scheduled every 20 minutes beginning at 1 p.m., and the top eight bands will perform in the finale starting at 7 p.m. An awards ceremony will be at 9:15 p.m.


Area high school bands scheduled to compete include Greenbrier, Evans, Lakeside, Thomson, Burke, North Augusta, Westside, Aiken County, Lincoln County and Henry County high schools.


Admission for spectators is $5. Proceeds will go toward purchasing new uniforms for the Grovetown band.


 

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Comments (3)

kimber61

The concert was great!

The concert was great! However, there were not enough port a potties. Instead of having 2 in a row, how about 3 or 4? Also, maybe next time have 3 beer tents...

soapy_725

The concert would not have been great

without the alcohol? The human anatomy requires alcohol to express joy. Surely no one at the venue participated in the "drink and drive" after glow. Just yards from where they recently mourned a tragic senseless death.

soapy_725

North Augusta H.S. Marching Band

Won overall champ and all but two other trophies at the Grovetown Invitational. A great night of great entertainment and community fellowship without an once of alcohol.

Go Yellow Jackets!!! See you in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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