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Boat tours

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 12:13am  |  Updated: July 9, 2014 - 2:32am

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Boat tours

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is offering free rides to teachers on the Petersburg tour boats during July; teachers can invite one guest; must present a school badge, name tag or ID card at the Discovery Center ticket desk, 1450 Greene St.; tours depart 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday in July; Civil War tour departs 1:30 p.m.; tours include free admission to the interactive Canal Discovery Center; reservations suggested; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4

Family matinees

Doors open 12:30 p.m., movies begin 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; July 9 The Croods; July 16 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2; July 23 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; free; under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult; (706) 650-5005

Amateur Series

Amateur Series 2014 7 p.m. July 10-12, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; soloist/musicians July 10, variety/bands July 11, finale with top eight going head to head July 12; 6:30 p.m. live taping for finale; ccamateurseries.com

Astronomy

Long Ago, in Galaxies Far, Far Away, topic of Astronomy Club of Augusta meeting Friday, July 11, Georgia Regents University’s New Science Building, W1008, 2500 Walton Way; Dr. Varsha Kulkarni, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of South Carolina, speaking about distant galaxies, quasars, their evolution, intergalactic matter and more; annual awards presented, refreshments served; stargazing afterward; angelfire.com/ga/
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Reception

Artists Guild of Columbia County exhibit and reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Infiniti of Augusta, 3069 Washington Road; meet area artists; refreshments; free; artistguildcc.org

The Beach Boys

Hot Southern Night 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $49-99, tickets at James Brown Arena and online at www.georgialinatix.com, bit.ly/SQRgwP

Stamp club

Greater Augusta Stamp Club 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, First Baptist Church of Augusta Activities Building, 3500 Walton Way; Displaying and Exhibiting Postage Stamps, slide show will be presented by Fred Danes

Kickoff party

Light The Night Kickoff Party 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, Adventure Crossing, 4350 Wheeler Road; network with other participants and learn about fundraising tools and resources to help reach your goals; learn about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and the research being funded to find cancer cures; reservations required by July 11 to kate.sanders@lls.org, lightthenight.org/ga

Celebrity roast

Augusta Mini Theatre: Sunshine’s Roast & Toast Celebration 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1230 Laney-Walker Blvd.; honoring Clint Bryant, director of athletics at Georgia Regents University; benefits Mariah McKie Butler Memorial College Book Scholarship Fund; $50; tickets at theater, online or by phone at (706) 722-0598; to place an ad in the event journal call (706) 680-6712 or email AugustaMiniTheatre@gmail.com, augustaminitheatre.com

Tribute to Elvis

Chasing The Dream Tour, A Tribute To Elvis Presley 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; Elvis tribute artist Travis Powell, with special guest Jeff Barnes; recreating magical moments from the career of Elvis Presley; music from the 1950s through the 1970s; elvisfestival.com

Boat races

28th annual Augusta Southern Nationals July 18-20; gates open 8 a.m., races start 9 a.m.; no coolers, food, drink, pets; bring chairs, blankets, cameras; umbrellas allowed on top of grassy area; debit/credit cards (Visa/Master Card) accepted at gates and souvenir stands and at concession stands with a minimum $5 charge; $22 advance, $30 at gate; good all three days; benefits Georgia Special Olympics; augustasouthernnationals.org

Live After 5

Tony Williams & The Blues Express 6 p.m. Friday, July 18, Augusta Riverwalk Eighth Street Plaza; bring seating and picnic dinner; free; information and vendor/sponsor opportunities (706) 821-1754

Eubanks concert

The Eubanks Family in concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; $20 members, $25 others; ticket includes heavy hors d’oeuvres; augustajcc.org

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