Horsing Around this Weekend Laura Perry
The comings of Easter and the Masters aren’t the only signs of Spring here in the C.S.R.A.—Aiken’s Steeplechase gets to the gate first. Since jeans are just for rowdy cowboys, round up your nice duds and trot on over, just leave the heels back at home.
Friday, March 22nd
47th Aiken Spring Steeplechase Weekend – “La Bella Luna” Spring Gala”
Ford Conger Field
As Spring gallops in, the Aiken Steeplechase Committee starts this weekend off with this black tie gala and music by the Root Doctors. The cost is $250 per couple, with proceeds benefitting ACTS (Area Churches Together Serving). On SATURDAY, gates open for the Steeplechase at 9:30 a.m. and the first race starts 1:00 p.m. General admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Call 803-648-9641 or go to www.aikensteeplechase.com.
Augusta RiverHawks (19-30-5) vs. Fayetteville FireAntz (33-18-3)
Augusta Ice Sports Center
Tonight is the RiverHawks last home game of the season. Last night, the Columbus Cottonmouths (26-24-4) took the 4-1 victory away. Come out for Fan Appreciation Night to watch the RiverHawks stomp out the FireAntz and get your free seat cushion. Tickets are $10-$21. Call 706-993-2645 or visit www.augustariverhawks.com. Go Hawks!
Saturday, March 23rd
3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Appleby Branch Library
This annual egg hunt is really two hunts at once – one on the front lawn for kids age 2-6 and another on the back lawn for ages 7-10. At 11:00, singing storyteller Mr. Bob will entertain with some of his favorite songs like “Litter Makes Me Bitter” and “I am a Pizza.” Last year’s hunt had more than 200 children, so make your plans now to be there and bring your own basket. Call 706-736-6244 for further details.
Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May Park Community Center, 4th Street
For children 12 and under, this hunt has over 10,000 hidden eggs as well as a surprise from a special guest who might hop on over. Bring a camera along with your Easter baskets for this fun day with live radio remotes, children’s activities and giveaways. Call 803-279-2330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for my info.
Live Painting and Silent Auction, presented by Augusta Visual Artists
Artists including Jason Craig, Jay Jacobs, Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman, Carrie Brooks and Brian McGrath will paint to ‘90s music and silent bidding on individual painting will take place until midnight. $3 admission includes a raffle ticket to win a collaborative painting by all five artists. Visit www.skycityaugusta.com
Sunday, March 24th
14th Annual Cleon W. Mauldin Memorial Concert
3 p.m. (seating begins at 2:45)
Kroc Center Auditorium
The Librarian and stage manager for the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, now the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Cleon Maudin was also a founding member of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society. He established the Augusta Symphony’s endowment fund with a gift in honor of his mother, Nell Poe Mauldin. This free annual Memorial Concert was created in 1998, shortly after his death. The Augusta Concert Band is a community band of student, amateur and professional musicians. For more information, call 706-825-9124 or email email@example.com.
Concerts with a Cause Series: A Collage of the Arts for
St. John United Methodist Church
For this final concert in the series, John Ourensma will be guest organist and the cause is the Augusta Rescue Mission. The performance will include not only vocal and instrumental music, but also actors and dancers with visual art from seven centuries. The concert sets the scene for the Holly Week ahead. Call 706-724-9641 or go to www.stjohnaugusta.org You Might Also Like: