Memorial Day is time to reflect, kick off summer

Here's a look at some of the events scheduled through Monday in the Augusta area.

 

WEEKEND ROUNDUP

TODAY

WHAT: Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que, featuring performances by Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chatham County Line, Little Roy & Lizzy, Peachtree Station, Crosstie Walkers, Doug and the Henrys and a Kansas City Barbecue Society cook-off. The event also features pig races, crafts, kids' rides and a tractor show.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Hippodrome, 5540 Jefferson Davis Highway, North Augusta

COST: $20, ages 12 and younger admitted free; www.banjobque.com

WHAT: Bob Fest 2010, A tribute to Bob Dylan, featuring Willie and the Hand Factory, Dis-taste-r and Taliaferro County Slim & Eddie Bo-Rat

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Olmstead Park, 78 Milledge Road

COST: Free

WHAT: Colonial dancing and fencing

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta

COST: free; www.colonialtimes.us

WHAT: Community Block Party

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Bernie Ward Community Center, 1941 Lumkpin Road

COST: Free

WHAT: A Salute to Merle Travis, featuring guitarist Thom Bresh and a screening of From Here to Eternity

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.

COST: $20-$25; www.augusta amusements.com

SUNDAY

WHAT: Cedric the Entertainer

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

COST: $59.50; www.georgialinatix.com

WHAT: Candlelight Jazz featuring Karen Gordon and Garden City Jazz

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta

COST: $6

MONDAY

WHAT: Hopelands Summer Concert Series performance by the Aiken Civic Ballet

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hopelands Gardens, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken

COST: Free; www.cityofaiken.gov

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

TODAY

American Legion Post 172 Memorial: 9 a.m., Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2700 Deans Bridge Road; (706) 793-1724
Aiken Marine Corps League Memorial Day Parade: 1 p.m., Union Street and Park Avenue; (803) 644-5995
Augusta Choral Society Memorial Weekend Concert: 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St; $10; (706) 826-4701, www.sacredheart
augusta.org 
Red, White & Blue Memorial Day Celebration: 7 p.m., Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center  Blvd.; fireworks, U.S. Army Band will perform, guest speaker will be Col. Jeffrey Lepak; (706) 312-7192

SUNDAY

Memorial Service: 3 p.m. , Old Kiokee Church, 6145 Tubman Road, Appling; free; (706) 706-9859, ggriner@knology.net
Memorial Day Roll: 7 p.m. , Skateland of Augusta, 2451 Windsor Spring Road; $6 adult skaters, $4 non-skaters; (706) 796-4048

MONDAY

Memorial Day Ceremony: 9 a.m., Georgia War Veterans Home, 1101 15th St.; guest speaker will be Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Clark; (706) 721-2531
CSRA Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. , Monuments of All Wars, Fourth Street at Broad Street;  guest speaker will be Col. William Lukens
American Legion Post 172 Memorial Day Barbecue: 11:30 a.m. , 3219 Richmond Hill Road; $6.50-$7.50; (706) 793-1724
Washington County American Legion Post 94 and American Veterans Post 110 Memorial Day Ceremony: 11:45 a.m. , Washington County Courthouse, 132 West Haynes St., Sandersville; guest speaker will be Col. Max Wood ; (706) 721-2531
Augusta Concert Band presents the 19th All American Memorial Day Concert: 7 p.m. , Jessye Norman Amphitheater, James Brown Boulevard at Riverwalk Augusta; free; (706) 825-9124