Weekend schedule of events

Ready for the weekend? Here's what's up:



-- The Hammond's Ferry Brickyard Market is open 4 p.m. to dusk at 450 Railroad Ave. The event will feature fresh produce, bread and desserts, wine tasting and hand-made wine accessories, organic gardening supplies and rare herbs and fruit trees. Call (803) 613-1641.

-- Southern roots music group Dehlia Low takes that stage at Sill Water Tap Room, 974 Broad St.

-- The Sacred Heart Garden Festival features floral exhibits, garden experts and authors and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. There's also a tour of private gardens. Admission is $10 a day (free for ages 11 and younger), or $25 for a three-day pass. Call (706) 826-4700, or see www.sacredheartgardenfestival.com.

-- Singer-songwriter Larry Jon Wilson shares his musical tales at 6 p.m. at the closing party for the Nashville Portraits exhibit at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. The subject of the show, Nashville photographer Jim McGuire, will also present a short lecture about the exhibition. Admission is $10 for Morris members and $20 for others. Admission includes two drink tickets. Call (706) 724-7501 for reservations.

-- New movies out today include Channing Tatum engaging in fisticuffs in Fighting; 80s over-indulgence revisited in The Informers, a stalker sets her sights on a happily married man in Obsessed; and a newspaper columnist (Robert Downey Jr.) seeks to save a mentally ill street musician (Jamie Foxx) in The Soloist.


-- Powerfest begins at 11 a.m. at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Hale Street. Steve Harvey will serve as a host and performers include Big Boi, O.J. da Juiceman, Young L.A., Gorilla Zoe, Maino, Pleasure P, Rich Girl, Brutha and Ron Browz. You can also check out the Greg Street Celebrity Car Show. Admission is $12 advance, or $20 day of show; Advance tickets are at Household Rental and Sales and power107.net. Call (706) 396-6000.

-- Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, 856 Old Edgefield Road in North Augusta, will hold its annual Strawberry Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature a strawberry-shortcake-eating contest, a bake sale and a strawberry bake-off. Admission is free, but tickets are required to purchase items and participate in the activities. Tickets are 25 cents each. Call (803) 279-8396.

-- Four private homes and some historic properties are featured on the annual Historic Beech Island Tour of Homes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour stops include the Hammond-Walker-Simkins home; the LeRoy Simkins River House; Rains home and Gary McElmurray's Oakwood Farms home; churches, the Beech Island Historical Society's History and Visitors Center; and Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site. The event begins at All Saints Episcopal Church Parish House, 1595 Williston Highway, Beech Island. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 adults, $20 ages 60 and older day of tour. See beech-islandhistory.org, or call (803) 827-0184.


Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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