Things to do

summer expo


WHAT: Aiken Summer Expo, held by Aiken Family Magazine and Community Partners

WHEN: Saturday

WHERE: Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1, Aiken

DETAILS: Highlights activities, camps, businesses, programs and organizations that enrich, entertain and support Aiken County families; free activities

LEARN MORE: www.aiken

help someone

WHAT: Seventh annual Alleluia Glory Run to benefit Alleluia Community School

WHEN: 8 a.m. April 30 (register online or 7-7:45 a.m. race day)

WHERE: Faith Village neighborhood off Lumpkin Road

DETAILS: $20 registration includes T-shirt, water bottle; $15.50 for military, police, fire personnel; kids' 1-mile Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m.; preschooler Tot Trot ($10); register at Alleluia Community Office, (706) 798-1882 or at

hot tickets: 'sesame street'

WHAT: 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends -- A world of adventure comes to life on Sesame Street

WHEN: 7 p.m. June 14; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 15

WHERE: Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

TICKETS: $15, $20, $25; a limited number of $35 Gold Circle seats and $55 Sunny Seats (front row plus Meet & Greet); $1 facility fee will be added to all tickets; (706) 262-4567, (877) 4AUGTIX,, Champion's Box Office at James Brown Arena; group sales, call (706) 262-4573

music on the water

What: Augusta Canal Moonlight Music: Lillie Morris & Solstice

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St.

DETAILS: $25, reservations required; (706) 823-0440,

easter excitement, egg hunts & more

Easter egg hunt: 11 a.m. Friday, Belle Terrace Presbyterian, 2454 Golden Camp Road; ages 12 and younger; (706) 793-6908

COLUMBIA COUNTY'S ANNUAL EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE: Saturday; 10 a.m. ages 1-4 and 11 a.m. ages 5 and older, Blanchard Woods Park, 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans; inflatables, photos with Easter Bunny, children's crafts, food; (706) 312-7192,

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT: 11 a.m. Saturday, May Park Community Center, 622 Fourth St.; free; for children ages 12 and younger. More than 10,000 eggs, children's activities, giveaways, visit with Easter Bunny; sponsored by Perry Broadcasting and Augusta Recreation & Parks Department

EASTER EGG HUNT AND COOKOUT: 2 p.m. Saturday, Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 103 Diamond Lakes Drive; free; ages 14 and younger; cupcake/cake walk, bingo, games, face painting, photos with Easter Bunny, coloring contest, prizes; (706) 772-2418

EASTER EGG DASH: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Evans High School football field, 4550 Cox Road; presented by Mosaic United Methodist Church; games, face painting, crafts, candy, prizes; free; (706) 650-9187

EASTER EGG HUNT: 10 a.m. Saturday, Lions Memorial Field, 619 W. Buena Vista Ave.; (803) 441-4300

EASTER EGG HUNT: 11 a.m. Saturday, Belvedere First Baptist Church, 421 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-0415

EASTER CELEBRATION: Saturday, Barnyard Flea Market, 1625 Doug Barnard Parkway; Easter egg hunt begins at noon for ages 1-10; children may submit Easter coloring contest entries no later than 11 a.m.; all events free;, (706) 793-8800

EASTER EGG HUNT: 1 p.m. Sunday, Water Branch Baptist, 5708 Wrightsboro Road; (706) 556-6546

FAMILY DAY IN THE PARK: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Goodale Park, 5200 Wrightsboro Road; free; Easter egg hunt, games, food, music, moonwalks, face painting, 3-on-3 basketball tournament; (706) 726-6584,

SPRING FLING: Through April 30: Saturdays open 10 a.m., Sundays open noon; closes 1 hour after dark, Graystone Ranch, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah; $10; meet the Easter bunny, hiking trails, petting zoo, egg hunt, enchanted forest;

maundy thursday services

GROVETOWN UNITED METHODIST: 7 p.m., preceded by covered dish supper at 6 p.m.

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN: 7 p.m., with stripping of the altar

ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL: 7 p.m., with foot washing


LIVING LAST SUPPER: 7 p.m., Barnes Avenue Friendship Chapel, Fort Gordon; disciples tell of experiences with Jesus; Communion; (706) 791-5653

good friday services

HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN: Stations of the Cross, noon; Good Friday Liturgy, 7 p.m.


GROVETOWN UNITED METHODIST: Annual Crossbearing Walk, 6 p.m.

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN: Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m.


HAMMOND GROVE WORD POWER MINISTRY: 7 p.m., the Rev. William Bass

BIBLE DELIVERANCE TEMPLE: Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Communion Service

GOOD FRIDAY WAY OF THE CROSS PRAYER WALK: 10 a.m. to noon; starts at Burns United Methodist, 2372 Lumpkin Road, proceeds to St. Joseph Catholic, 2607 Lumpkin Road

easter sunrise services

JESSYE NORMAN AMPHITHEATER: 7 a.m.; 1 Ninth St. at Riverwalk; (706) 724-8792


GROVETOWN UNITED METHODIST: 7 a.m., Bellevue Memorial Cemetery, Wrightsboro Road; rain location will be in the memorial chapel



ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPSICOPAL: 8 and 10:30 a.m.

HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN: The Day of the Lord's Resurrection, 10 a.m.

hot tickets: powerfest

WHAT: 11th annual Powerfest outdoor hip hop concert and Greg Street Celebrity Car and Bike Show

WHEN: April 30

WHERE: Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds

DETAILS: DJ mix shows, Ace Hood, Bobby Valentino, Mindless Behavior, YC, Rocko, Mo Pain, Roscoe Dash, Cali Swagg District, John Blu, Mims, Ghost, Shawty Lo, Sean Garrett

TICKETS: $12 in advance at Household Rentals and Sales and; $20 on show day

LEARN MORE: (706) 396-6000

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