This Weekend’s got Something for Everybody
By Laura Perry
Take advantage of the fun things going on at home this weekend. Bring the kids over to Summerville for the parade and a snack or have them make their Christmas lists early at Christmas Made in the South. Need an idea for a good dinner date? Fort Gordon’s got you covered with “Harvey” at their dinner theatre. If you want to get your move and shake on, bring your date to the Friday Dance at the Elks Lodge or take a Latin dance class at the Shiloh Community Center on Sunday. Or commemorate Veteran’s Day and head on over to the Red, White & Blue Veterans Day Celebration at Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday, Veteran’s Day Eve.
Friday, November 9th
Christmas Made in the South begins
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
James Brown Arena
Christmas gets here quickly with this annual event. Get your holiday shopping done early. Admission, good for today, Saturday and Sunday, is $6 and free for children 12 and under. Call 706-847-9480 or check out www.maidinthesouthshows.com.
Art Opening of The PEACE (Poetic Expression and Creative Enlightenment) Show
Gallery (next door to Sky City)
Clear your mind, and then get ready to open it at this community gathering of area artists Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman, Jay Jacobs, Jason Craig, and many others. Organized by billy s, this show will remain up until December 7th.
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre
Harvey is Elwood P. Dowd’s imaginary six-and-a-half-foot rabbit that he introduces to guests at a society party, embarrassing his sister, Veta. She’s seen enough and must have her brother committed. How can she escape further embarrassment? Opening tonight, this classic Pulitzer Prize winning comedy continues on Saturday night and next weekend. After a Thanksgiving break, the final weekend for shows will be November 30th and December 1st. Call 706-793-8552 or check out www.fortgordon.com.
Cantus, the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States”
As part of the ASU Lyceum Series, the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society will present Cantus, known around the world for their engaging performances of music ranging from Renaissance to the 21st century. Admission is $25 for general public, $7 for children. Call 706-667-4100 or visit www.aug.edu.
Watch Augusta RiverHawks on the road vs. Knoxville, LIVE!
Forest Hills Golf Club
Although our Hawks aren’t at home tonight, come make yourself at home and see the game LIVE via America One with your fellow fans at Forest Hills Golf Club.
Fraternal Order of the Elks, 205 Elkdon Court (Martinez)
Grab your partner every Friday night in November, and head on over for shag, slow music and music to line dance to, featuring DJ Joe Tutt. Light snacks are served from 7-8, before the dance starts. Cost is $8. Call 706-860-3232 for more information.
Saturday, November 10th
Parade kicks off the Taste of Summerville
Beginning and ending at the ASU quadrangle
With the aim to have as many Summerville residents participating as possible, Summerville asks residents to bring your golf carts, bikes, dogs, bobsleds and whatever else you’d like to join the parade’s classic cars. At the parade’s conclusion back at ASU, local live music, food and children’s activities will be available. The Taste of Summerville spotlights many favorite local eateries in the Summerville neighborhood including, Crum’s on Central, The Partridge Inn, Sheehan’s Irish Pub, 5 O’Clock Bistro, the Village Deli, Helga’s Pub & Grill, and the Indian Queen.
Author Visit: Marsha Maurer
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Aiken Public Library
Marsha Maurer is an Augusta-based author of several inspirational books. Her latest, “Whatever is Lovely: Design for an Elegant Spirit,” is a collection of historical quotations and stories, taking the reader from Anticipation to Wisdom. For further information about the event, visit www.abbe-lib.org or call 803-642-2023.
Red, White & Blue Veterans Day Celebration
Evans Towne Center Park
Attendees should bring blankets and chairs to sit back and enjoy the events. The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will entertain with live music and at dusk, fireworks will brighten the sky. Call 706-312-7192 or go to www.columbiacountyga.gov for further details.
Art After Dark
Church of the Holly Comforter
This Artists’ Guild of Columbia County free event includes an art show, silent auction, celebrity art auction and more. Call the church at 706-210-1133 for more info, or visit www.artistguildcc.org.
Sunday, November 11th
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Soprano Laquita Mitchell shows off her operatic voice on the Morris stage. For more information on the free event, call 706-724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org
Latin Dance Class
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Shiloh Community Center
Get on your dancin’ shoes and come put the spring in your step with some vibrant Latin rhythms. Call 706-738-0089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Augusta’s Leading Role the Civil War
Last year, Historic Augusta began their Civil War Symposia, marking 150 years since Georgia’s 1861 secession from the Union.
“For each year of the symposium,we choose a theme that is relevant to the events that correspond with what was going on here during the war, 150 years earlier,” says Julia Jackson, Historic Augusta’s programs and marketing director. “1862 was a period when industry in Augusta was involved in supporting the war effort – making gunpowder, ordnance, ammunition, etc.”
At 6:30 tonight at the Morris Museum of Art, Mary DeCredico, PhD, will discuss “Georgia’s Industrialization and the Confederate War Effort.” Dr. DeCredico is Professor of History at the United States Navel Academy.
Last year’s lectures included “Lincoln as a Southerner,” “Henry Cumming and the Secession Debate,” “Augusta and the Formation of a Confederate Church,” “African-Americans and the Civil War: Causes, Conflict and Consequences,” and “Augusta in 1861.”
Room is still available at Friday evening’s lecture, the reception tonight and at Saturday’s lectures on Augusta’s textile industry (1861-1865), the Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, and the Augusta Canal and the Civil War.
At 1:30 or 3:00, Gordon Blaker, the director and curator of the U.S. Army Artillery Museum in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will deliver the symposium’s final lecture—“How to Make Gunpowder in 18 Not-So-Easy Steps and Not Blow Yourself and Everyone Else to Kingdom Come.”
“I should also point out that Historic Augusta is one of eight historic and cultural organizations in Augusta that are partnering together to present the symposium series,” Jackson says. “The other organizations are: The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, the Augusta Civil War Roundtable, the Augusta Museum of History, the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society, the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State University, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Morris Museum of Art.”
So far, 100 people have registered for tonight and Historic Augusta has about 70 signed up for tomorrow’s events. Anyone interested should call in advance: 706-724-0436. You Might Also Like:
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