Originally created 09/01/01

Weekend roundup



Here's a list of entertainment events and other activities scheduled for Labor Day weekend.

INDIA DAY 2001: India Day, which celebrates India's independence from British rule, will be celebrated from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University. The event will feature exhibitions, food and a cultural program. For more information, call 731-9990.

BALLROOM DANCING: The First Saturday Dance will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. today at Health Central. The event, sponsored by the Ballroom Dancers Association, is open to people with all levels of dance ability. Tickets cost $7. For more information, call 733-3890. Ballroom dance lessons are offered at Health Central Thursday nights from 8 to 9. Cost is $15 a month. Call 724-4408 for more information.

SIDEWALK SALE: The Aiken Downtown Development Association will hold a Labor Day sidewalk sale with its member businesses today in downtown Aiken. For more information, call the Aiken Downtown Development Association at (803) 649-2221.

MUSIC FESTIVAL: The third annual Bettis Music Fest will take place from noon to midnight today at Bettis Academy Park in Trenton, S.C. Tickets cost between $5 and $12, and admission is free for children 18 and younger. Blankets, lawn chairs and canopies are welcome. Food concessions will be available at the family-friendly festival.

For more information, call the Rev. Alexander Pope Jr. at 648-3048 or e-mail him at pope4010@aol.com, or call Cynthia Green at 278-3719 or e-mail her at sgreen5143@aol.com.

SUNDAY

RIVER JAZZ: The Sophisticated Swing Candlelight Concert on the Savannah will be at 8 p.m. at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion outdoor stage, Evans to Locks Road, Evans. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside. Music will be provided by the Sophisticated Swing Band. Tickets cost $6.

MUSIC BENEFIT: Paine College's annual Evening of Jazz will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street. The concert will feature Melba Moore, Air Apparent, Playback, Black Rice and the Kings of Swing and Alvin Franklin. Proceeds from the event benefit Paine College's United Negro College Fund campaign. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. For more information, call 821-8233.

MONDAY

REST FEST: The city of North Augusta's "un-Labor Day" Rest Fest 2001 will be from 3 to 10 p.m. at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

Local artists Shiloh, Holly McKee and the Rhythm & Class Cloggers will perform from 3 to 7:30 p.m., headliner Cyndi Thomson will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and the event will wrap up with fireworks. Admission is free, and proceeds from concessions go to the North Augusta Youth Scholarship Fund.

LABOR DAY FAIR: The Taliaferro County Labor Day Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Crawfordville, Ga. The event will feature arts and crafts, a climbing wall, children's rides and games and exhibits of antiques and memorabilia from the movies filmed in Georgia's least populated county. The traditional Labor Day parade, featuring antique fire engines, automobiles, floats and a marching band, will start at noon. For more information, call 456-2216.