Local Events

August 22, 29
Columbia County Farmers Market
Evans Towne Center Park
Market includes fresh produce, food trucks, beverage tent, live entertainment, food stands, local artisans and Kids’ Fun Zone. 4-8 p.m. evanstownecenterpark.com

August 23
PurseNality Night
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Ladies night out that benefits SafeHomes of Augusta includes entertainment by comedian Kerri Pomarolli, coffee, desserts and a designer purse raffle. 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. wafj.com

Drivin N Cryin
Miller Theater
The rock-country band performs at 8 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

August 23-24
Great Georgia Pollinator Census
Yards and parks statewide
Georgians count and record the numbers and types of pollinators that land on a flowering plant in their yard or a park during a 15-minute span. Volunteers enter information online for UGA extension agents. No experience necessary; identification guide available at ggapc.org

August 24
Great Georgia Pollinator Census at Phinizy
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Inaugural event at the park invites participants to help count and identify flying insects that land on plants. No experience necessary; identification guide available. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. phinizycenter.org 

Grovetown Farmers 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

Images of the King
Imperial Theatre
Elvis tribute features Dwight Icenhower, Taylor Rodriguez and Jason Sikes. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15-$40. imperialtheatre.com

August 25
Candlelight Music Series
Augusta Common
Outdoor evening concerts feature Versatility Project (8/4), Javonne Jones (8/11), Yesterday’s Dream (8/18) and GSG featuring Kanela (8/25). Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.7:30-9:30 p.m. Adults $8; children 13 and under are free. augustaga.gov 

August 31
Last Saturday at the Park
Living History Park
Interactive event features 18th-century activities and demonstrations, such as blacksmithing, needlework, woodcarving. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. colonialtimes.us

Rooftop Soiree: Pop-Up Jazz Club
Partridge Inn
The penthouse floor of the hotel will be transformed into a jazz club that features Charlton Singleton, Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor. 7:30-10 p.m. $35-$45.

September 1
Candlelight Music Series
Augusta Common
Outdoor evening concert features quietSTORM. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.7:30-9:30 p.m. Adults $8; children 13 and under are free. augustaga.gov

September 5
Fall Classics Concert
Maxwell Theatre
Columbia County Orchestra performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with Clara Park on piano, Mozart Horn Concerto in E Flat with Dr. Joey Johnson, Haydn Symphony No. 82 and Handel Water Music Suite. 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

September 6
Cornell Gunter’s Coasters
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The R&B, rock ’n’ roll and doo wop vocal group performs hits from the ’50s and ’60s. 7:30 p.m. $42.95. augustaamusements.com

September 6-7
Aiken’s Makin’
Downtown Aiken
Annual arts and crafts fair includes live music, fine art, glass works, ceramics, wood, fabric and more. Food vendors available. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. aikensmakin.net

September 6, 13, 20, 27
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Music includes classic rock with Double D (9/6), blues, pop and jazz with Karen Gordon (9/13), acoustic performances with Christian Ndeti (9/20) and jazz, funk, pop and R&B with the Mike Frost Duo (9/27). Bring snacks and beverages. 6:30-8 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

September 7, 21
Grovetown Farmers 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

September 8
YouTubers Plus Tour
Miller Theater
The Back to School Edition YouTubers tour features the Taylor Girlz, Jhacari, TherealEisha, Bambii, JetWavy and Trinity Taylor. 4:30 p.m. $32-$53. millertheateraugusta.com

September 12
Artists Opening Reception
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Women on Paper, a group of professional women artists, displays works in watercolor, oil, gouache, pastel, collage and mixed media. Artists include Karen Banker, Marlena Bergeron, Carolyn Bohn, Lauren Kerbelis, Nancy Shultz, Gail Smith, Lala Streett, Caroline Swanson and Lou Ann Zimmerman. Reception 5-7 p.m. Works will remain on display through October 31. sacredheartaugusta.org 

Rumours
Miller Theater
The Fleetwood Mac tribute band performs at 8 p.m. $20. millertheateraugusta.com

Perfectly Aged: Antiques and Wine
Saint Paul’s River Room
An evening of wine tasting, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants and caterers. Includes silent auction and a raffle. 6:30 p.m. $50-$100. (706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

September 13
Southern Soul and Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Grammy winning Earls of Leicester perform bluegrass with special guest Twisted Pine. 7:30 p.m. $15-$45. (706) 722-8341, southernsoulandsong.org

September 14
Moonlight Hike
Greystone Preserve
Hike and explore Greystone Preserve during the full moon. Long pants, hiking shoes and a flashlight are recommended. Hike is followed with a campfire, s’mores and ghost stories, weather permitting. 8-10 p.m. Members free, guests $10. Advanced registration is required. csrlt.org

September 16
Civil War Round Table of Augusta
Snelling Center
Guest speaker Matthew Borowick, associate vice president for Alumni and Government Relations at Seton Hall University and columnist for Civil War News, presents “How Northern Financial Decisions Won the Civil War.” $23; includes dinner. Cash bar opens 5 p.m., buffet line opens 5:15 p.m., speaker begins 6 p.m. (706) 736-2909, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

September 19
Gary Allan
Bell Auditorium
The platinum-selling country music artist performs at 7:30 p.m. $39-$89. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

September 19-December 13
Phygital Muse Exhibit
Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art 
Artist Bojana Ginn uses natural fibers and new media to connect the technological and natural worlds. Washington Hall, Augusta University. augusta.edu

September 20
Black Jacket Symphony
Miller Theater
The tribute band performs the Eagles’ “Hotel California” album at 8 p.m. $30-$35. millertheateraugusta.com

September 20-22
Arts in the Heart
Downtown Augusta
Festival features more than 130 fine arts and crafts booths and ethnic food from around the world. Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-7 p.m. Weekend badges $7. Children 10 and under are free. (706) 826-4702, artsintheheartofaugusta.com

September 21
Music Legends Tribute Tour
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Duo Roger and Matilda perform a salute to the Beatles during a Petersburg Boat tour along the Augusta Canal. Bring snacks and beverages. 6:30-8 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

September 21-22
McCormick Gold Rush Festival
Downtown McCormick
Festival includes panning for gold at an 1850s mine, arts and crafts, rides, parade and regional and local entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (864) 852-2231, heritagegoldmine.com

September 24
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi kicks off the program’s new season. Noon-12:30 p.m. Free. Lunch is available after the concert for $12; advance lunch reservations required. (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

September 27
BBB Clay Shoot
Palmetto Shooting Complex
Bring your own gun (12-gauge or 20-gauge), ammo (100 shots per person) and protection for eyes and ears to this clay shoot in Edgefield. Registration and breakfast 9 a.m., shooting begins at 10 a.m. Barbecue lunch and awards follow at 1 p.m. Registration deadline is September 6. (706) 210-7676 ext. 750 or kchambliss@centralgeorgia.bbb.org

Augusta Symphony
Miller Theater
The orchestra opens the season with The Romantics, featuring cellist Zuill Bailey. Selections include Still’s Poem for Orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. 7:30 p.m. $22 – $69. millertheateraugusta.com

September 27-28
Michael Jackson Experience
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Tribute artist Michael Firestone performs Michael Jackson’s biggest hits accompanied by Broadway and Las Vegas dancers. 7:30 p.m. $42.95. augustaamusements.com

September 27-29
“Ragtime”
Imperial Theatre
The Augusta Players opens its 75th season with the epic musical that tells the story of three families united by courage, compassion and pursuit of the American Dream. Fri. and Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $22-$49. imperialtheatre.com

September 28
Mega Yard Sale
Wesley United Methodist Church
Sale includes furniture, clothes, books, household items, toys and more. All proceeds benefit local and foreign missions. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 825 North Belair Road, Evans. (706) 869-0888, wesleyumc.net 

Free Fishing Day
Georgia waters
See if fishing is for you. Georgia residents do not need a fishing, trout or wildlife management area license to fish in fresh water and saltwater areas on this day. georgiawildlife.org

 Watching for Warblers
Greystone Preserve
Augusta-Aiken Audubon leads visitors on a walk through the fall woodland, watching for warblers and other birds migrating south for the winter. Wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and bring bottled water and a lunch. 9-11:30 a.m. Free for members, $10 for guests. csrlt.org

September 29
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
Downtown Augusta
Event includes a 1.2-mile down-current swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. Offers 40 qualifying slots to the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand. ironman.com

Concerts with a Cause
St. John United Methodist Church
Featured musician is concert organist Monica Czausz. 3 p.m. Free; donations accepted. (706) 724-9641, stjohnaugusta.org

October 4
I’m with the Band
Miller Theater
Augusta personalities compete in a singing competition accompanied by Bethany and the Southside Boys. Proceeds benefit patients and families served by the Burn Foundation of America. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. burnfoundation.net

October 5
FireK FiveK
Evans Towne Center Park
Run benefits firefighters and their family members who are battling cancer. Post-race activities include a live DJ, inflatables for kids, face painting, displays of firefighting apparatuses, refreshments and more. Registration 7 a.m., race 8 a.m., kids’ fun run 9 a.m. $25-$85. firekfivek.com

POPWalk
First Baptist Church of Augusta
People of Parkinson’s fundraising walk includes exercises, entertainment, refreshments, children’s activities and raffle. Registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Walk is free; donations accepted. Free T-shirt with a $25 donation while supplies last. (706) 364-1662, POPWalk.org

Silent Movie Matinee
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
New event features three comedic shorts with live musical accompaniment by theater organist Rob Carter, followed by discussion about the films and the silent movie era. 3-4:15 p.m. $5; children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets recommended. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org 

Silent Movie Night
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Watch Cecil B. DeMille’s silent film classic, The Ten Commandments (1923), with concessions and live musical accompaniment by theater organist Rob Carter. Pre-show entertainment 7 p.m., film begins at 7:30 p.m. $15 and up. $75 for recliner seating (call for reservations). Advance tickets recommended. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org

A Night of Georgia Music
Miller Theater
Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie and Chuck Leavell perform The Mills Concerto and music of Ray Charles, James Brown, Gregg Allman, Gram Parsons, Otis Redding, Brook Benton, R.E.M. and more. 8 p.m. $45-$75. millertheateraugusta.com

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