Local Events

August 3
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is The Miracle Worker (1962), starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. Noon. Free. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

First Friday Beach Blast
Augusta Common
First Friday event includes live concerts, food and beverage vendors, arts vendors and kid zone. Free admission. 7-11 p.m. (706) 821-1754, augustaga.gov

August 3-6
Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
Sale includes fiction and non-fiction books. Fri., Sat. and Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 2-5 p.m. Library foyer, Evans branch.

August 4
Blue Brindle Band
Imperial Theatre
The rhythm and blues, country, funk and Texas-style blues band performs with special guest the Robbie Ducey Band. 7-9 p.m. $28. imperialtheatre.com

Swamp Saturday Hike
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Take a guided 2.5-mile hike through the park’s nature trails. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water to drink. No pets. Limited space; registration required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy and children age 3 and under. (706) 396-1426, phinizycenter.org

Storks and Corks
Silver Bluff Audubon Center
See endangered wood storks in their natural setting during a casual evening of food, wine and silent auction. 6-9 p.m. $65; reservations required. Center is on Silver Bluff Road in Jackson. (803) 471-0291, sc.audobon.org

August 5, 12, 19, 26
Candlelight Music Series
Augusta Common
Outdoor evening concerts feature Jashon & The Natty Vibez (8/5), American Jazz Combo (8/12), Tre Sounds (8/19) and The Lady and The Gents (8/26). Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.7:30-10:30 p.m. $8. Children 13 and under are free. augustaga.gov

August 10-11
Ed Turner and Number 9
Imperial Theatre
The band presents its Rock and Soul Revue that features hits from the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker, CCR, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Otis Redding and more. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $20-$50. imperialtheatre.com

August 11
Voices for the Voiceless
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International performs a benefit concert for iCare, a local non-profit organization that serves women and children who have been exploited, trafficked or placed at high risk in our community. 3 p.m. $20. (803) 507-4406 or (706) 877-2715.

Grovetown Farmer’s Market
Goodale Park
Find homegrown fruits, vegetables and plants along with prepared food and handmade items from local farms and artists. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. (706) 860-7691, cityofgrovetown.com

Laugh Fest 2018
Bell Auditorium
Evening of comedy features Don “DC” Curry, Joe Torry, Damon Williams and Sherman Golden. 7:30 p.m. $30-$70. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

August 16
John Hiatt & The Goners
Miller Theater
The band, featuring Sonny Landreth, celebrates the 30th anniversary of its “Slow Turning” album by playing all of its songs along with their greatest hits. 7:30 p.m. $33-$52. millertheateraugusta.com

Exhibition Opening
Morris Museum of Art
Artist Everett Raymond Kinstler shares stories of his life, career and portrait subjects like Katharine Hepburn, Tony Bennett and Tom Wolfe. Reception follows. 6-8 p.m. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

August 17
Mat Franco
Miller Theater
The Las Vegas magician who won “America’s Got Talent” performs at 8 p.m. $27-$138. millertheateraugusta.com

August 18
Evans High School Multi-Year Reunion
St. Teresa of Avila Parish Life Center
Class reunion for 1959-1969 graduating classes includes catered hors d’oeuvres, dancing and music from the ’50s and ’60s with DJ Bob Bonnett. BYOB; no large coolers. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $35. ccliatt@augustatelephone.com, glennfulghum@yahoo.com or chpkep@gmail.com

Augusta Beerfest
James Brown Arena
Sample craft beers and imported products from breweries across the Southeast. 3 p.m. $35-$75. Ages 21 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

August 19
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Garden City Jazz performs a selection of jazz standards. 2-3 p.m. Free. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

August 20
Civil War Roundtable Augusta
Snelling Center
Author and Military Images publisher Ron Coddington presents “Cardomania! How the Carte de Viste Became the Facebook of the 1860s.” 6 p.m. $23, includes dinner. (706) 736-2909, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

August 25
Faces of Elvis
Imperial Theatre
Dwight Icenhower, Taylor Rodriguez, Steve Chappell and the Blue Sued Band take audience members through all eras of Elvis’ career. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15-$40. imperialtheatre.com

Mother/Son Ball — A Royal Affair
Liberty Park Community Center
Formal/semi-formal event features dinner, dancing, door prizes and Best Dressed Mother/Son Contest. Special guests include comedian Poncere as emcee and Terrance Tucker as keynote speaker. 7 p.m. $40 per mother/son; $10 per additional son. proud.parent.foundation@gmail.com, eventbrite.com 

August 31
Movies on the Common
Augusta Common
Featured film is The Lion King. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. Food vendors will also be available. Pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m. and show begins at dusk. Free. (706) 821-1754, augustaga.gov

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