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EVENTS

Thunder Over Thurmond

3-10 p.m. Saturday

Air show 7:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk

Dorn Fishing Facility, downstream of U.S. Highway 378 bridge at Lake Thurmond, Lincolnton, Ga.

$5 parking; (706) 359-7970, thunderoverthurmond.net

Augusta Southern Nationals

9 a.m. July 16-18

Augusta Riverfront Marina, 101 Riverfront Drive

$22 advance, $30 gate, $18 single day; (803) 278-4849, tixonline.com

Tom Watson Watermelon Festival

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7

Hickory Hill Museum, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson

(706) 595-7777

USCA Baseball presents the PBR Professional Bull Riders

8 p.m. Aug. 27-28

USC Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway

$15-$25; (866) 722-877, georgialinatix.com

Aiken's Makin' Festival

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11

Park Avenue at Chesterfield Street

(803) 649-1200, aikenchamber.net

Westobou Festival

Sept. 16-25

Venues across Augusta

(706) 755-2878, westobuofestival.com

Arts in the Heart Festival

5-9 p.m. Sept. 17, 11-9 p.m. Sept. 18 and noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 19

Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.

(706) 826-4702, artsintheheart.com

ONSTAGE

Voices of The Past Museum Theatre Series - The Other Tubmans

noon, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.

$4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children 6-18, free children 5 and under; (706) 722-8454, amh@augustamuseum.org

Same Time Next Year

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17, 3 p.m. July 11

Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.

$12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students; (803) 648-1438; www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com

Godspell

7:30 p.m. July 16-17, 3 p.m. July 18

Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez

$10; (706) 826-4707

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show July 16-17, 23-24, 29-31

Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, 37200 3rd Ave.

$38 community, $36; seniors 65 and over, military retirees, DA Civilians, Active Duty E7 and above, $30 E6 and below, $25 show only; (706) 793-8552

Voices of The Past Museum Theatre Series - A Petersburg Boat Float

11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. July 17

Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.

$4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children 6-18, free children 5 and under; (706) 722-8454, amh@augustamuseum.org

Vamps, Vixens and Vaudeville

7 p.m. July 17

Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.

$25; (706) 722-3322, augustaburlesque.com

The Augusta Players present Miss Saigon

8 p.m. Sept. 17-18

Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.

(706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

The Art Factory presents The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange production of Drift

7 p.m. Sept. 25

Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.

$20; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

AUDITIONS

Augusta Players: Miss Saigon

7 p.m. today

Sacred Heart Community Center, 1301 Greene St.

(706) 826-4707; augustaplayers.org

Chance of a Life Time Talent Search

2-6 p.m. July 17

Augusta Marriott, 2 10th St.

(706) 834-5768

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

3 p.m. Aug. 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 2

URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken

(803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

MUSIC

Hopelands Summer Concert Series

7 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 30

Hopelands Gardens, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken

Tuesday,Angela Easterling; free; cityofaiken.gov

CSRA Jazz Festival

8 p.m. July 30

Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

$24-$52; (877) 428-4849, augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

FILMS

Family Movie Matinee: Avatar

1 p.m. Wednesday

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

free; (706) 863-1946

Augusta Amusement presents The Wizard of Oz

2 and 7 p.m. July 17

Paul S. Simon Theater, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.

$10; (706) 726-0366; augustaamusements.tix.com

Family Movie Matinee: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

1 p.m. July 21

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

free; (706) 863-1946

Family Movie Matinee: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

1 p.m. July 28

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

free; (706) 863-1946

Silent movie night featuring Our Dancing Daughters

7:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Green St.

$15 general seating, $35 VIP seating; westobourfestival.com

LITERARY LIFE

Brown Bag Book Discussion Pope Joan , by Donna Cross

11:30 a.m. July 15

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

Harlem Library Book Discussion Death of a Dunwoody Matron , by Patricia Sprinkle

4 p.m. July 15

Harlem Library, 375 N. Louisville St.

(706) 556-9795

Monday Night Book Discussion The Girl Who Played with Fire , by Stieg Larsson

6:30 p.m. Aug. 16

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

Brown Bag Book Discussion Her Fearful Symmetry , by A. Niffenegger

11:30 a.m. Aug. 19

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

Harlem Library Book Discussion A New Earth , by Eckhart Tolle

4 p.m. Aug. 19

Harlem Library, 375 N. Louisville St.

(706) 556-9795

FUNDRAISERS

Mitzie Fickling Kidney Fund Benefit Golf Tournament

10 a.m. Friday

Augusta Municipal Golf Course, 2023 Highland Ave.

$60 per person, $180 per three-man team; (706) 951-7753

Mike Gallagher Fund Raiser Golf Tournament

9 a.m. July 17

Applewood Golf Course, 6130 Story Mill Road, Keysville

$300 per four-man team or $75 individual; (706) 554-0028

Daniel Cohen Memorial Ride

4:30 p.m. July 24

Harley Davidson, 4200 Belair Frontage Road

$25 per bike, $5 per rider; danielcohenmemorialride@gmail.com

Augusta's Greatest for Augusta's Youth

4 p.m. Aug. 8

Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.

Benefit concert for Jessye Norman School of the Arts; $50 adults, $25 students under 21; (706) 877-0411

Paine College Golf Tournament

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30

Jones Creek Golf Club, 777 Jones Creek

$100; (706) 821-8233

COMMUNITY

Recollections of World War II exhibit reception

6-8 p.m. today

Arts and Heritage Center, 100 Georgia Ave.

(803) 441-4380

Birthday Bash -- Arts and Heritage Day

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Arts and Heritage Center, 100 Georgia Ave.

(803) 441-4380

Kids in the Kitchen

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 15

Belair Conference Center, 4083 Singh Lane

(706) 828-2502, universityhealth.org/calendar

The Art Factory presents Moving in the Spirit dance performance

1 p.m. July 15

Monte Sano Elementary School, 2164 Richmond Ave.

free; (706) 731-0008

$10,000 Reverse Raffle -- College Night: Funding Future Visionaries

7 p.m. July 16

Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez

$100 admits two to dinner; (706) 399-6105

2010 Savannah Riverkeeper membership meeting and community potluck

6:30-9 p.m. July 15

Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, 3 Milledge Road

$5 or a covered dish; (706) 826-8991, info@savannahriverkeeper.org

Business, Innovation & Technology Expo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17

USC Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway

free; (803) 249-2221

Reed fruit basket workshop

11 a.m. July 17

Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken

$70; (803) 641-9094

Abatsu African Drummers

6:30 p.m. July 22

Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

(706) 863-1946

MACH Academy College & Career Event

6-9 p.m. July 23

Fleming Tennis Center, 1850 Chester Ave.

(706) 796-5046

Columbia County Library night with the GreenJackets

7:05 p.m. July 23

Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road

(706) 863-1946

Drawing Start to Finish

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24

Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken

$70; (803) 641-9094

Glass Workshop

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24

Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken

$125; (803) 641-9094

Photos to Paintings acrylic painting class

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24

Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken

$100; (803) 641-9094

University Hospital's Back to School Festival

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31

Evans Middle School, 4785 Hereford Farm Road

(706) 828-2397

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Washes

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31

Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken

$70; (803) 641-9094

Sewing necessities

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31

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

free; (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us

Back to School Bash

2-5 p.m. Aug. 6

Diamond Lakes Community Center, 103 Diamond Lakes Way Hephzibah

(706) 564-3387

Aiken County/Augusta Clemson Club

6 p.m. Aug. 6

Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road

$20 includes buffet and GreenJackets game; (803) 642-7785, acothran@cityofaikensc.gov

Evolution: A New Sense of Style Fashion Extravaganza

6 p.m. Aug. 14

Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.

bmwincorporated@yahoo.com

The American Cancer Society presents the Third Annual Boule on the Bayou

7-11 p.m. Aug. 27

Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Lock Road, Martinez

(706) 868-3349, bouleonthebayou.com

Historic Augusta's Benefit Auction, Perfectly Aged: Antiques and Wine

6:30 p.m. Sept. 9

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

605 Reynolds St.

(706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

Patriot Boat Tour

9 a.m. daily, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sunday; sunset tours

Behind the Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.

$12 adults, $6 children; Sunset Tour: $20 adult, $6 children; patriottourboat.com, (803) 730-9739

International Folk Dancing

7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays

Augusta Ballet, 2941 Walton Way Ext.

No partner needed; (706) 394-5535

Augusta Market on the River

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays

Eighth and Reynolds streets

Free; produce, entertainment, arts and crafts; theaugustamarket.com

Ga-Lina Christian Singles

7-11 p.m. Saturdays; dance lesson offered 7-8 p.m.

The Social Inc., 3157 Washington Road

$8 members, $10 others; (706) 863-1214, www.ga-linasingles.com

Singles Dance

7 p.m. Saturdays; lessons 7-8 p.m.

The Ballroom Dance Center, Evans

$8 members, $10 others; held by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults; christiandances.org


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