Got a Halloween Hangover?
By Laura Perry
Augusta’s still got plenty of fun for the kids this First Friday weekend, but adults can enjoy Fall’s last moonlight music cruise on the canal tonight with saxophonist Joel Cruz or head over to the Marbury Center for a good cause with James Bond. On Saturday, do something nice with your good times and go to the Kroc Center’s 5th Annual Music Festival, benefitting Lyndale or help ASU’s Born to Read Literacy Center by buying a ticket for the Harvest Ball. End your weekend on a good note with the free Evensong at St. Paul’s.
Friday, November 2nd
Be a part of the live music & entertainment, food, arts & crafts, exhibits, and more at downtown Augusta’s First Friday. Call 706-826-4702 and get more information at www.augustaarts.com.
Columbia County Fair
Fairgrounds across from Patriots Park
Events include rides and games, shows, food, a petting zoo and special performances. The fair lasts all weekend, with Saturday hours being noon-midnight and Sunday, 1-11. Visit www.columbiacountyfair.net.
Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise= Performance by
Saxophonist Joel Cruz
Leaves from Enterprise Mill
The Moonlight Music Cruise’s final date for the Fall season is tonight and they’ve made it a grand finale with jazz saxophonist Joel Cruz. Mr. Cruz was named one of Augusta Magazine’s top jazz musicians in their “Best of Augusta” poll earlier this year. Participants are invited to bring snacks and beverages for this hour and half canal cruise. Cost for this Cruz Cruise is $25. Reservations are strongly recommended, so call 706-823-0440 and visit www.augustacanal.com.
Evening of Theatre: “The Three Musketeers” and “Improve Explosion!”
Westminster Schools of Augusta
Come see this tale of heroism, honor, close escapes and treachery. Seating is limited and tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and alumni and $5 for children. Get further information here: www.wsa.net/event/evening-of-theater
From Augusta with Love, a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald
House Charities of Augusta
Tickets to this James Bond-themed fundraiser are $50 for individuals or $90 for couples. The event includes food and drinks, a DJ, live and silent auctions and more. For more information, go to www.fromaugustawithlove.eventbrite.com.
2012 Kirking o’ the Tartans
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Enjoy an evening of Celtic music with Scottish performer Colin Grant-Adams as part of the 2012 Kirking o’ the Tartans. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken in support of the Concert Series. A reception will follow and the public is also invited to attend an annual Kirking o’ the Tartans workshop service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4th.
Theatrical Magic: An Evening of One Acts
ASU’s Maxwell Theatre
ASU opened this Theatrical Magic One Acts series yesterday and a 7:30 performance will be held tonight and Saturday. A 3 p.m. performance will happen on Sunday. The One-acts include seven plays: (1) The Venting Machine, (2) Dancing with Johnny DeMarco, (3) Amid Canyons and Mesas, (4) One Popcorn Ball, One Baby Snickers, One All-Day Sucker, (5) 96 Layers of Concrete, Furniture and Air, (6) Henry’s Ear, and (7) Our revels now are ended- a coda from the evening from The Tempest. Visit www.aug.edu or call 706-667-4100 to get more information.
Opening night for the Augusta RiverHawks (vs. Fayetteville FireAntz)
James Brown Arena
Our RiverHawks welcome the FireAntz to Hawks Country tonight for our first game. Tomorrow night, we play the Knoxville Ice Bears at 7:35. Tickets are $10-$21 for these games.
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
USC-Aiken’s Etherredge Center
The National Symphony of Cuba, featuring pianist Nachita Herrera, will perform as part of USC-Aiken’s Cultural Series. This is the Orchestra’s first U.S. tour and their only performance in South Carolina. For tickets, call the box office at 803-641-3305 or go to web.usca.edu/etherredge-center.
Saturday, November 3rd
Arbor Day Celebration and Howl-a-Ween Party
Pendleton King Park
Get to the park to register for the 5K run/walk that will begin at 9 a.m. Other activities include a tree-planting ceremony and a party at the Bark Park for dogs and their owners. Call 706-796-5025 or check out www.augustaga.gov.
St. Mark United Methodist Church Annual Fall Bazaar
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saint Mark, 2367 Washington Rd
Maybe do some early Christmas shopping at this annual event, featuring vendor sales, silent auctions, crafts, food and more. Call 706-736-8185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. John’s United Methodist Church (Aiken)
For more than 50 years, St. John’s has held their Apple Fest with not just apples, but handmade items, a book corner, and a huge consignment sale. The local nonprofits that will benefit from the festival include the Tri-Development Center, the Salkehatchie Summer Service, ACTS children’s clothing fund, Tri-Development’s youth programs and Salkehatchie scholarships.
Augusta Market at the River
8 a.m. – 2 p.m
8th Street Bulkhead
The Saturday river market features produce, arts & crafts, and more for sale as well as live music and entertainment. The last market for the year is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Call 706-627-0128 or check out www.theaugustamarket.com.
Healing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul
9 a.m. – noon
First Baptist Church of Augusta’s fellowship hall
This women’s symposium features an appearance by Hannah Curlee, runner-up for “The Biggest Loser,” Season 11. The free event also includes cooking demos, information booths, prizes and more. Call 706-651-4343 or visit www.doctors-hospital.net.
Holiday Vendor Showcase
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Get your Christmas shopping done early with over 30 local vendors and hourly raffle drawings. Find out more at www.actionministries.net.
Center for the Study of Southern Art Book Sale
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Morris Museum of Art
This weekend book sale includes not just books, but CDs, videos and more. The sale even continues on Sunday, noon- 5:00 p.m.
Fifth Annual Music Festival, benefiting Lyndale
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hosted by Eryn Eubanks & the Family Fold, this event will feature local and regional musicians performing bluegrass, country, gospel and more. The event also includes dance troupes, visual artists and crafters, and vendors.
20th Annual Harvest Ball
Julian Smith Casino
This dinner, dance and silent auction benefits the scholarship funds of the Savannah River Sail and Power Squadron and ASU’s Born to Read Literacy Center. The event also features live music by the Escorts. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Call 706-737-8113.
First Baptist Church of Augusta
Come be a part of the real emotion with bass-baritone Jeffrey Wells as he lends his dark allure to the Symphony Orchestra Augusta’s Georgia Health Sciences Symphony Series. The concert also features pieces by Bartok, Floyd, Verdi and Berlioz. Tickets are $10-$45. Call 706-826-4735 or visit www.soaugusta.org.
Augusta RiverHawks vs. Knoxville Ice Bears
James Brown Arena
You get another chance this weekend to see your RiverHawks do some damage. Tickets are $10-$21.
The Heart and History of Jewish Music
Congregation Children of Israel
This concert by Joy Katzen-Guthrie will be the prelude to coffee and dessert, served immediately after the show. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
Sunday, November 4th
Augusta Photo Festival Awards Ceremony
North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center
Finalists are on display at the center and admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. After online voting for people’s choice ends at midnight Saturday, additional votes may be cast until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Saint Paul’s Church
This service of music featuring the Saint Paul’s Choir is free and open to the public. A nursery will be available during the service and a reception will follow. For further information, call 706-724-2485. You Might Also Like:
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