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Breakfast

Posted: May 5, 2015 - 11:07pm

Breakfast

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Post-Legislative Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, May 7, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; Gov. Nathan Deal, keynote speaker; breakfast 7:30-8 a.m., program 8-9 a.m.; members free, others $25; reservations required; (706) 651-0018, www.columbiacountychamber.com

Field trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon Wings and Things at Dilane Plantation Wildlife Management Area; meet 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in parking lot of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road, to carpool to site; all day trip, bring lunch; active hunting area, wear bright colors; free, beginners welcome; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Benefit sale

Augusta Magnolia Woman’s Club rummage sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, Berry Center, 3015 Walton Way, next to Langford Middle School; household goods, furniture, more; benefits Kitty Konnection; amwc@comcast.net

Blues festival

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival noon Saturday, May 9, Stagecoach Road, 300 yards off Washington Highway, north of Thomson; gates open 11 a.m., music noon; performers include Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Golden State Lone Star Revue, Chris Smither, Mingo Fishtrap and Bruce Katz Band; rain or shine; no carry-in food or drink allowed; $30 advance, $40 festival day; ages 12 and younger free; blindwillie.com

Bike safety

Bike Safety Day with Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court, Augusta; Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; helmets will be provided while sizes and supplies last; parents/guardians must remain on site with their child, a bike course will be available for children who bring their own bike, puppet show by the Pilot Club and a bike check by Wheel Movement are just some of the events planned; door prizes include: two bikes from the Bicycle Peddler; (706) 860-3223

Potluck

American Culinary Federation Augusta Chapter Potluck and Membership Drive 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, Augusta Technical College, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Cafeteria and Culinary Arts 400 Building; evening of networking, food and drink; culinary demonstration by locally owned and operated FPL Food follows; free; (706) 834-2674, facebook.com/acfaugusta

Party in the Park

Party in the Park with Country Music’s Rising Stars Friday, May 8, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; gates open 6 p.m., music 7 p.m.; featuring Ray Fulcher, Taylor Ray Holbrook, Luke Combs, Pat Cooper, Faren Rachels, Daniel Johnson, Miranda Pokrzywinski, Hintz Brothers, Tyson Thaxton, Caleb Aiken; no pets or coolers; free; presented by Columbia County Exchange Club

Yard sale, BBQ

Community yard sale and barbecue 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Shepherd’s Worship Center, 6544 Cobbham Road, Appling; fundraiser for the center

Pops!

Pops! Under the Stars Saturday, May 9, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; gates 4 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m.; free admission; food, fireworks, fun for all ages; with Symphony Orchestra Augusta

Estate planning

Free Estate Planning and Elder Care Planning Seminar 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, Burroughs Elijah LLC, 924 Stevens Creek Road Suite 107; learn about legal strategies to protect family and estate; wills and trusts, estate planning, probate avoidance, power of attorney/advance health care directive, Medicaid and/or VA planning; refreshments; offered twice - 6 p.m. May 12, 3 p.m. May 14; free; limited seating, registration required; (706) 364-3764, burroughselijah.com

5K race

‘Til the Cows Come Home 5K Race 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, Steed’s Dairy Farm, 4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; second annual race on farm with rolling hills; fun and challenging; benefits Christ Community Health Services Augusta; registration 5:30 p.m., race 7 p.m., bring a photo ID; register by May 1 to receive a T-shirt; water station at halfway point; $25 advance, $30 race day; http://bit.ly/1FB6iue

Rotary yard sale

7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Columbia County Fairgrounds; vendor spaces start at $25; benefits campaign to promote literacy; (762) 233-9273, giantcommunityyardsale.com

Field trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; Looking for birds along Beaver Dam Trail, green and blue trails; free; beginners welcome; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Paddlefest

8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Augusta Riverfront Marina, 105 Riverfront Drive; canoe/kayak, SUP and homemade raft paddle; online registration required – no race day registration; $40-$75; paddlefestga.com

Reptile show

Repticon Augusta Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (VIP entry 9 a.m.) May 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no VIP early entry) May 17, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; vendors offering merchandise; seminars; free raffles; $10, ages 5-12 $5, under 5 free; repticon.com/augusta.html

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Glenn Phillips Memorial Park, South Hicks Street, Harlem; arts being sought to display personal work, from painting to pottery and everything in between; (706) 556-6656, luckey_janet@yahoo.com

Bike ride

Pedal Into the Past Bike Ride 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Lake Olmstead Builhead to River Levee Trail and back; free, donations accepted; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

Free ribs

Shane’s Rib Shack Rib Giveaway 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Shane’s Rib Shack, 4446 Washington Road, Evans; first 100 guests receive a free half rack of slow-cooked baby back ribs, 20 ounce beverage and special edition Rib Giveaway T-shirt

Cruise

Saturday Sunset Cruise 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; $21, reservations suggested; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

Civil War

Civil War Roundtable of Augusta 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s $12; Fred L. Lewis Jr., Abbeville, S.C., historian, presents on the Burt-Stark House where President Davis held his final War Council meeting; open to anyone interested in the Civil War; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, bit.ly/1mQbLXI

Guest lecture

Dr. Bruce Bickley, speaking on The Multiple Legacies of Joel Chandler Harris: From Brer Rabbit, the Tar-Baby and the Brier patch to the World 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, The Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton; reservations required; georgiawritersmuseum@gmail.com

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