'Patsy Cline' show
Stage III, Columbia County's community theater group, will present the musical Always ... Patsy Cline at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, in Evans. Tickets are available at the theater box office, by calling (803) 278-4849, or at www.tixonline.com. Call (706) 868-9663 for information.
Columbia County's Sunset Music Series at the Evans amphitheater continues at 7 p.m. Thursday with bluegrass band Fret Not. Admission is free. Future performances in the series include jazz artists Preston and Weston, Aug. 30; blues-rock musicians The Vellotones, Sept. 6; and The Groove Masters for the Sept. 13 finale, with tables for four at $25 each. Call (706) 312-7194.
Free movie night
The Church at Greenbrier is sponsoring "Movie on the Lawn" at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the amphitheater in Evans. The movie Cars will be shown, with free popcorn, hot dogs, drinks and Sno-Cones. For information, call (706) 922-8224.
A limited number of tickets to the Sept. 15 Georgia vs. Western Carolina football game are available for $42 each from The Columbia County Extension Service. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
Raft race set
Paddlefest, a raft and canoe race along the Savannah River, will be held starting with lineups at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Canoes and kayaks will launch from Savannah Rapids Pavilion, and raft competitors will launch from the North Augusta boat ramp. Registration costs $25 per person in advance, or $35 the day of the race. For information, call (706) 755-4839.
Bill Nigut, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League, will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, off Furys Ferry Road, in Evans. Tickets for members are free; guests costs $5 per person. For information, call (706) 228-3636.
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