Originally created 04/21/01

Weekend roundup



Here's a list of entertainment events and other activities scheduled for today and Sunday:

EARTH DAY:

Nature walks, tree and bird workshops, games and crafts for children, exhibits and concessions will be offered at the Earth Day Augusta celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Lock and Dam Road. For information or directions, call 828-2109.

MUSIC FESTIVAL:

The Budweiser PowerFest Kiss Family Reunion, featuring Ray J, Koffee Brown, Coed, Jaheim, Toya, Field Mob, Olivia, Presha, Bigz, Public Announcement, Queen Pen and JT Money takes place from noon to 7 p.m. today at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. The free event also includes an urban village marketplace of local vendors, a play area sponsored by McDonald's, face painting and crafts. Free health checks and local phone calls also will be available. Related story: Singer says current success is start of something bigger

CHARITY POLO:

A polo match at 10:30 a.m. today at Aiken's Whitney Field, off Mead Avenue between Sumter Street and Magnolia Lane, will benefit the Aiken Community Playhouse. Admission of $30 per person includes parking, beer, wine, soft drinks, food and a furnished viewing tent. Children 12 and under will be admitted for $10. Tailgate spots are available for an additional $25, and a tailgate contest will be held. For more information, call (803) 644-3369.

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL:

Knights and Ladies of the Aiken chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronism are holding a children's renaissance festival beginning at 10 a.m. today at H.O. Weeks Center on Whiskey Road. The event includes arts and crafts, artisan demonstrations, storytelling, face painting and refreshments. Call (803) 641-9094.

SLAVE STORIES:

Stories Untold: Slave Life in South Carolina, a free workshop for ages 8 and older, will be at 10 a.m. today at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, off U.S. Highway 278 two miles east of Beech Island. The program is sponsored by Redcliffe Plantation and the South Carolina Humanities Council.

For more information, call Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site at 827-1473.

ANTIQUE AUTOS:

GaSCar and Cumberland Village will sponsor an Antique Car Show and Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Cumberland Village, 3335 Wise Creek Lane, near the S.C. Highway 118 bypass at S.C. Highway 421. Those in attendance will be able to vote for the People's Choice Award, issued to the crowd's favorite car. For more information, call Cumberland Village at 643-0073.

PET WALK:

Registration for the CSRA Humane Society Pet Walk will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, and the walk begins at 2 p.m. at the Pet Adoption and Humane Education Center, 425 Wood St., behind Lake Olmstead Stadium. There will be door prizes, and T-shirts, paw prints and refreshments will be sold.

A microchip clinic at the pet center will follow the pet walk. The microchip allows lost pets to be identified and returned to their owners. The cost is $15, and the microchip will be inserted by Lamar Walker, a veterinarian with Highland Animal Hospital. Call 261-7387 for more information.