10 things to do this weekend

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Here are ten things happening this weekend:

 

1. Aiken Fall Steeplechase

Saturday, Oct. 28

Gates open 9 a.m., post time 1 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the gate

Aiken Horse Park

931 Powder House Road

Aiken, S.C.

For more information, visit aikensteeplechase.com

2. Walk With the Spirits

Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29

Tours begin every 20 minutes from 1:20 pm to 4:00 pm.

Adult tickets $15; children (ages 5-18) and group tickets $10

Saint Paul’s Church

605 Reynolds St.

Augusta

For more information, visit historicaugusta.org

3. Game Day @ Lady A

Saturday, Oct. 28

Gates open at noon, games begin at 3:30 p.m.

Free admission

Featured games are Georgia vs. Florida and Ohio State vs. Penn State.

Evans Towne Center Park

7016 Evans Town Center Boulevard

Evans

Fore more information, visit evanstownecenterpark.com

4. Walks and Runs

Saturday, Oct. 28

Monster Mash Canal Dash 5k

8 a.m.

Savannah Rapids Park

3300 Evans-to-Locks Rd.

Martinez

active.com

CSRA Buddy Walk

Registration 9 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m.

Quad on the USC Aiken Campus

471 University Parkway

Aiken, S.C.

aikenupsidedowns.org

Wacky Wig Walk

8:30 am

Columbia County Amphitheater

7022 Evans Town Center BlvdEvans

giving.augusta.edu

Broad Street Ramble 5k/10k

10k at 9 a.m., 5K 9:10 a.m. and 1 mile Kids Fun Run at 8:45 a.m.

Kroc Center

1833 Broad St.

Augusta

augustastriders.com

5. Terri Gibbs and Friends

Saturday, Oct. 28

6 p.m.

Tickets $20-$45

Benefit concert for Augusta University’s James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute.

Imperial Theatre

749 Broad Street

Augusta

imperialtheatre.com

6. The new movies in theaters are: “Jigsaw” the R-rated eighth installment in the “Saw” franchise, set over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer as police investigate a string of new murders that fit his modus operandi; “Suburbicon ” an R-rated crime comedy directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon as a husband and father who must navigate his idyllic town’s dark underbelly; “Thank You for Your Service” rated R about a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life; and “All I See Is You” a R-rated film about a blind woman (Blake Lively) and how her relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight.

7. Saturday is Make A Difference Day, the annual day of lending a hand and making a positive impact on your community. Check the newspaper for ideas, or call your favorite charity to see how you can help out this day. More info available at makeadifferenceday.com.

8. Halloween is on Tuesday, making this weekend the prime time to get to a haunted house. Check the newspaper for listings, or seek out some other spooky seasonal fun.

9. Astronomy Day is not until Tuesday but you can get a head start this weekend. According to http://www.astroleague.org, “Astronomy Day is a grassroots movement designed to share the joy of astronomy with the general population. … Astronomy clubs, science museums, observatories, universities, planetariums, laboratories, libraries, and nature centers host special events and activities to acquaint their population with local astronomical resources and facilities.”

10. Did you know that beer is the third most popular beverage in the world? Take a trip to a local brewery in your area to drink a cold one in celebration of American Beer Day on Friday. Or throw a tasting party and have every guest bring a six-pack of their favorite American brew.

For more local events, or to list your event, visit events.augusta.com

 

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