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Day In Country

Posted: May 4, 2014 - 12:04am  |  Updated: May 4, 2014 - 1:19am

UPCOMING

Day In Country

11 a.m. today, May 4, Augusta Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Drive; Colt Ford, Dustin Lynch, Frankie Ballard, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Carey Murdock and Breaking News scheduled to perform; benefits Augusta Sertoma Club and other charities; rain or shine; $19 advance, $25 at gate, no re-entry; adayin
thecountry.org

Open house

Episcopal Day School Open House 3 p.m. today, May 4, Episcopal Day School, 2248 Walton Way; Seeing God’s Work in the Classroom; meet teachers, visit classrooms, explore hallways; open to children of all faiths from age 2½ through eighth grade; weekly chapel held for all grades and faiths; bus service offered to Columbia County; (706) 733-1192, www.eds
augusta.com, edsaugusta
blog.com/upcoming-events

Spring revival

7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, May 5-7, Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; the Rev. Sharon Settles May 5, the Rev. Jessie Johnson May 6, the Rev. A.J. Saunders May 7; (706) 860-7091

Conference

Wake Up From Your Dream Women’s Leadership Conference 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, Be My Guest Events and Catering; exploring women’s roles in manifesting, working and bringing dreams to life; cost includes continental breakfast and luncheon; $60; advance registration required, no registration at door; minter.neecy@gmail.com

Audubon club

Augusta-Aiken Audubon meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; Chuck Braun, speaking about search for Maylasian Rail-babbler; free, open to public; augustaaikenaudubon.org

GOP women

Greater Columbia County Republican Women meeting May 8, Be My Guest Catering, 4216 Washington Road, Evans; social/dinner 6-7 p.m., meeting 7-8 p.m.; 12th Congressional District candidates Rick Allen and Delvis Dutton, speakers; $13 buffet dinner, includes coffee, iced tea, dessert; reservations required by Monday, May 5 by phone or e-mail; (706) 294-5100, info@gccrw.org

Coin show

Augusta Coin Club Spring Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; free admission and parking; augustacoinclub.org

Blues and BBQ

6:30 p.m., Friday, May 9, Columbia County Library Amphitheaer, Chris Ndeti and Co. performing blues music; beer and barbecue from local vendors; bring blankets, chairs; no coolers; $5; (706) 650-5005, bit.ly/1h3L5tt

Irish music

Irish Folk Songs & Sea Shanties of Alice Parker 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road and 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; Columbia County Choral Society brings the sound of the Emerald Isle alive; hear lyrical airs, plaintive ballads, defiant songs of rebellion and rollicking jigs that reveal the many sides of Irish music; guest artists include Avalon Celtic Ensemble and Carl Purdy; $15, $12 military, student, seniors, groups of 10 or more; tickets at the door and online at www.ccchoralsociety.eventbrite.com; (706) 868-7294, columbiacounty
choralsociety.org

Rotary club sale

Columbia County Rotary Club Community Yard Sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, Colum­bia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown; seeking vendors; open to individuals, families, companies; inside and outside spaces available, limited electrical; spaces assigned on a first come-first served basis; $2 parking; giantcommunityyardsale.com

Triathlon

8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, West Dam Recreation Area, Evans; 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run; cmecompete.com/events/tall-pines-olympic-triathlon-2014

Art in the Park

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; festival of visual and performing arts; Columbia County Ballet’s Mayfest, artists and artisans, demonstrations, children’s activities, sidewalk chalk contest, registration $15, 10 am., judging 4 pm.; (706) 495-6870, info@columbiacountyarts.org, columbiacountyarts.org

 

Blues festival

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival Saturday, May 10, festival site, Stagecoach Road, 300 yards off Washington Highway, north of Thomson; gates open 11 a.m., music noon; Los Lobos, Jaimoe’s Jazzz Band, Campbell Brothers, Sugar Ray Norcia and the Blue Tones, Tony Furtado, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, more; no carry-in food or drink allowed; $30 advance, $40 festival day; ages 12 and younger free; blindwillie.com

Pops! Under the Stars

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; gates open 4 p.m., music 7:30 p.m.; (706) 826-4705, soaugusta.org

Stamp club

Greater Augusta Stamp Club meeting 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, First Baptist Church of Augusta Activities Building, 3500 Walton Way; video by the Smithsonian Institute – 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection and Philatelic Fish Stories; club meets second and fourth Mondays, except holidays

Number 9

Rockin’ at the Hardin 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; performing 60s and 70s classic rock; $45; number9.eventbrite.com

Cotton ball

Historic Augusta Cotton Ball 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, home of Dr. and Mrs. Don Williamson, 2259 Cumming Road; dinner by Outback Steakhouse, cash bar, mint juleps, music by The Unmentionables; raffle for 4-night stay on Isle of Palms, S.C.; admission by current, new or renewing membership – $50 individual, $85 couple; open to all who are interested in preserving the city’s historic places; (706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

Banjo-B-Que festival

Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 23, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 24, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; The Avrett Brohers and Old Crow Medicine Show, headliners; other artists include The Whiskey Gentry, Rosco Bandana, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show and The Blue; $60 weekend pass; $30-$35 single day tickets, sold at gate only; ages 12 and younger free

U8-U13 soccer tryouts

Bulls Soccer Club U8-U13 Tryouts and Evaluations 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 27-29, Blanchard Woods Park, 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans; Boys and Girls teams from U8-U19 play in competitive state leagues in Georgia and South Carolina; family friendly soccer environment with limited travel and reasonable fees; coaches professionally trained and licensed by the USSF or NSCAA; committed to educating and developing youth players to their highest potential through the game of soccer; (706) 550-2858, bullsdoc12@gmail.com, ga-scbulls.com

Block party

Super Happy Block Party 1-7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, Augusta Common; Interacting, trying, experiencing and learning encouraged; booths of cool, interesting, experiential interactivities for kids of all ages revolving around the idea of science and creativity intermingling; robotics, solar cars, giant paint by numbers, live entertainment, summer camp info, music and light show; food trucks, bier garden, root beer and home brewing classes; free; (706) 877-8707, superhappyaugusta.com

U14-U18 soccer tryouts

Bulls Soccer Club U14-U18 Tryouts and Evaluations 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 3-5, Hammonds Ferry Soccer Complex, Hammonds Ferry Road, North Augusta; Boys and Girls teams from U8-U19 play in competitive state leagues in Georgia and South Carolina; family friendly soccer environment with limited travel and reasonable fees; coaches professionally trained and licensed by the USSF or NSCAA; committed to educating and developing youth players to their highest potential through the game of soccer; (706) 550-2858, bullsdoc12@gmail.com, ga-scbulls.com

Roller derby

Soul City Sirens vs.Rome Rollergirls June 14, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; doors open 5:30 p.m., bout 6 p.m.; $12 advance, $15 at door, ages 12 and younger free

Sunset Homes reunion

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 21, W.T. Johnson Community Center; Janice Holmes (706) 736-5057

Beats on Broad

Augusta’s largest outdoor dance party, featuring DJ Kaos of Savannah’s hottest nightclub Club One 6 p.m. Friday, June 27

Augusta Pride 2014

Everyone Loves, theme – parade 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, Broad Street to Augusta Common; festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, Augusta Common; free; prideaugusta.org

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