It’s your Last Free Weekend before School Gets Started—Say your Prayers
Richmond County kids have their first day of school next Monday while Columbia and Burke County students started this week. Lucky Aiken kids get to enjoy their summer until August 20th, when they finally start back. Amidst all of the important registration for school, try to end your summer vacation on a good note with a last summer hurrah this weekend…..
Friday, Aug 10th
Open House—Elementary Schools (Richmond County)
Get an early look at your school and meet your teachers, too, at the Richmond County Elementary Schools Open House.
1st Annual Columbia County Amateur Series
Columbia County Amphitheater (behind Evans Library)
Tonight’s free live local music includes Bethany Kathleen, Kelsey Gibson and Focus. Come on out and vote for your favorite. The finale will be next month, on Saturday, September 8th.
Saturday, Aug, 11th
Richmond County Back to School Kickoff
James Brown Arena
With about 40 various vendors, the Richmond County Council of P.T.A. has organized this event for the public to help both students and parents prepare for the start of school. More than 2,500 backpacks will be given away at this Kickoff.
Inaugural Cornhole Challenge
James Brown Arena
$110 per 2-person team
A simple beanbag game that has a very diverse group of teams competing, the Cornhole Challenge, brought to you by the Augusta Training Shop, is an elimination tournament with a first place prize of $500. They say they’re trying to have a variety of something everybody will enjoy—all sexes and all ages. There’s even a group from a retirement home getting into this cornhole competition.
The Prince is giving a Ball
The Kroc Center
$15 adult, $10 seniors, ages 10 & younger and groups of 10 or more www.krocaugusta.org
In addition to the 3 p.m. Saturday performance, the Enopion Theatre Company performs The Prince is Giving a Ball production on August 18th and 25th at the same time, as well as 7 p.m. performances on Aug. 10th, 16th, and 17th.
Columbia County Amphitheater (behind Evans Branch Library)
With food, beer and wine available, you’ll be able to make a fun Saturday night out of it – especially if you know a contestant or two.
Sunday, Aug 12th
Church Anniversary with the Reverend Al Sharpton
Historic Springfield Baptist Church
114 12th Street
After Augusta Fire Chief Chris James speaks at 10:00, the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, will do a special 3:00 program in honor of the 225th anniversary of the oldest African-American Baptist Church of continuous service in the original location in our country. Springfield is also the original home of Atlanta’s Morehouse College
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