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Boat tours

Posted: July 13, 2014 - 12:07am  |  Updated: July 13, 2014 - 12:43am

UPCOMING

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

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, light
thenight.org/ga

Family matinees

Doors open 12:30 p.m., movies begin 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; 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

Voter rally

Greater Columbia County Republican Women Get Out to Vote Rally 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, Augusta Cheer Academy, 4150 Washington Road, Evans; voter information, registration, absentee ballots

Meet the candidate

Meet David Perdue, sign his RV 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, Augusta Cheer Academy, 4150 Washington Road, Evans

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

Philippine outreach

Philippine Embassy Consular Outreach Mission 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, Henry H. Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; processing applications for issuance or renewal of Philippine passport, processing of authentication/acknowledgement of legal documents, processing application for reports of births and marriages, administration of oaths to former Filipinos under the Dual Citizenship; LawVicky Umayam (706) 294-1841, philippineembassy-usa.org

Jammin’ in
the Park

4-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, Harlem City Park, 385 Church St.; concert, inflatables, dunking booth, vendors, food; gates open 4 p.m., concert 7 p.m.; $10 general admission, $20 reserved, $180 VIP (includes six tickets, parking pass, table with seating); benefits Columbia Theatre Restoration Project; eventbrite.com/e/jammin-in-the-park-tickets-11863454913

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

Driving course

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; participants may be eligible for auto insurance discount; AARP membership not required; bring lunch and beverage if desired; $20; registration required; (706) 863-2865

Movies on the Common

7:30 p.m. Fridays, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Despicable Me July 25, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Aug. 22; free; presented by Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities; fun for the entire family; pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk (8:30 p.m.); get a seat early; vendors and concessions available; (706) 821-1754

Bike safety

Bike Safety Day 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26, Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court; helmets provided while sizes and supplies last; course available for children who bring their own bike; puppet show; door prizes; (706) 721-7606, grhealth.org/safekids

Girl prep

Back-to-School Girl Prep! 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Road, Grovetown; tips to prep girls for a great new school year and give a self-esteem boost; attitudes, basic etiquette, confidence; for girls ages 7-10 and 11-13; $25; registration required; csragirls.org

Paddlefest

Savannah Riverkeeper eighth annual Paddlefest 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Savannah Riverkeeper, 103 Riverfront Drive; canoe, kayak, SUP, homemade raft extravaganza; live music, vendors, food trucks, beverages; e-mail Marisa Harris with questions; marisah@savannahriverkeeper.org, facebook.com/events/716103895114181

Backpack blessing

Blessing of the Backpacks 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; bring backpacks to be blessed; school supplies given to students in need; participants receive a special gift for the school year; (706) 210-1133, holycomforterchurch.org

School starts

First day of school for Columbia County public schools is Wednesday, Aug. 6; information online; follow the ‘Our Schools’ link on the right side of the Columbia County School System site to find individual school’s web pages; ccboe.net

Storks & Corks

Storks & Corks, An Evening With An Endangered Species 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; $50, benefits Silver Bluff Audubon Center, connecting people with nature; reservations required; (803) 471-0291

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