Local Events

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
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 freshwater 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

The Art of Chocolate
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Fundraiser for abused and neglected children includes cocktail party, heavy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate dessert buffet, open bar, silent auction, raffle, live music by the South Atlantic Band. 7-11 p.m. $80. Black tie optional. (706) 737-4631, childenrichment.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 3, 10, 17, 24
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

October 4
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The tribute band for Chicago performs the group’s greatest hits including “Saturday in the Park” and “25 or 6 to 4.” 7:30 p.m. $39.95. Pre-show dinner also is available for $25 at 6:30 p.m.; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com 

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

Light the Night
Evans Towne Center Park
Fundraiser for blood cancer research includes a leisurely 1-mile walk with illuminated lanterns for all participants, live entertainment, kid zone, food trucks and fireworks. Registration 6 p.m., walk begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks follow about 8:30 p.m. lightthenight.org

October 4-5
Fall Peek-a-Boo Garden Tour
Cambridge and West Lake
The Augusta Council of Garden Clubs’ tour features two gardens in Cambridge and four gardens in West Lake. $10. Tickets available online at eventbrite.com (Peek-A-Boo Fall Garden Tour) or at participating homes the day of the tour.

October 4, 11, 18, 25
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Music includes bluegrass and honky-tonk with The Clydes (10/4); smooth R&B, jazz, pop, Motown and party music with Art of Expression and Jonay Bailey (10/11); 50s, 60s, and 70s classics on acoustic guitar and harmonica with Roger Enevoldsen (10/18); and folk, bluegrass and Americana from The Henry’s (10/25). Bring snacks and beverages. 6 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

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 

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

Fall Color Hike
Mistletoe State Park
Take a 4-mile, moderate-to-easy guided hike on the beach trail to view a colorful range of hardwoods. 10 a.m.-noon. Free; $5 parking. Bring water and meet at the beach area parking lot. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org 

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 

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

October 6
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is The Great McGinty (1940) starring Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. themorris.org

Swanee Quintet
Bell Auditorium
The gospel group presents its 80th anniversary show with stand-up comedian, Ricky Smiley. 4:30 p.m. $14-$37. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 8, 22
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are The Charlestones (10/8) and violinist Andrew Sords with pianist Daniel Overly (10/22). 12:30 p.m. Free. Lunch is available after each concert for $12; advance lunch reservations required. (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

October 10
Jordan Feliz
Millbrook Baptist Church
The Christian music artist performs The Faith Tour with special guests I Am They and Hannah Kerr. 7 p.m. $25 and up. wafj.com

October 11
Border Bash
SRP Park
Pre-game pep rally for Georgia-South Carolina football game features cheerleaders and mascots from the schools, food and drink vendors, games and live music by The Swingin’ Medallions and The Embers. 4 p.m. Adults $10 in advance, $15 at gate. Military and students $10 with ID. Kids 12 and under free. VIP area also available. borderbash.net

Southern Soul and Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Appalachian Road Show and Darrell Scott perform. 7:30 p.m. $15-$45. (706) 722-8341, southernsoulandsong.org

October 11-14
Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
Sale includes fiction and non-fiction books. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat. and Mon. and 2-5 p.m. Sun. Library foyer, Evans branch.

October 12
Grovetown Community Yard Sale
Goodale Park
Sell or shop for household items and other goods. Sale spaces are $20 each; must be reserved by 10/4. Admission is free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (706) 860-7691, cityofgrovetown.com

S’mores and Hayrides
Mistletoe State Park, Appling
Get unlimited hayrides and s’mores for the evening. 5-7 p.m. $5 per person plus $5 parking. Meet at the campground shelter. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

Columbia County Ballet 35th Anniversary
Imperial Theatre
The ballet celebrates 35 years with performances that include The Royal Danish Ballet’s Masterpiece of Classical Ballet, a duet danced to the sounds of the Big Band era and the debut of Stevo Jones Hip Hop Dance Academy. 7 p.m. $14-$30. columbiacountyballet.com

October 13
Hardy 100 Bike Ride
The Rotary Club of Columbia County West presents the oldest bike ride in Columbia County. Includes three courses (21-mile ride, 39-mile ride and a Metric Century) and rest stops with food and energy drinks. Ride begins at Cushman RV. $40-$50. Lunch follows ride. active.com

Audra McDonald
Miller Theater
The award-winning singer-actor performs at 4 p.m. $25-$64. millertheateraugusta.com

October 15
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
The five-piece, award-winning bluegrass band Flatland Express performs originals and standards. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. themorris.org

ZZ Top
James Brown Arena
The band performs its 50th anniversary tour with special guest Cheap Trick. 7 p.m. $39-$130. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 17
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Miller Theater
Watch the blockbuster adventure film as the exploits of Indiana Jones are projected on a big screen while Augusta Symphony performs John Williams’s Oscar-nominated score. 7:30 p.m. $38-$100. augustasymphony.com 

Fall Harvest Dinner
Living History Park
Colonial evening features 18th century music, dance, songs, merriment and dinner of cheese, breads, stews, pumpkins, harvest root vegetables, fish, fowl, sweets, wine, ale and barley water. Includes stories and conversation with General and Mrs. Washington and Dr. and Mrs. Franklin. 6:30 p.m. $50. Indoor and outdoor seating available; reservations required. (803) 215-0837, colonialtimes.us 

October 18
The Queen’s Cartoonists
Imperial Theatre
The musicians play music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation with video projections of the original films. 7:30 p.m. $10-$28. imperialtheatre.com 

Southern Suds
Augusta Museum of History
Evening features local brews, beer trivia, beer and food pairing, home brewing, the history of beer production and live music by Whiskey Run. 7-11 p.m. $25-$40; designated drivers $10. augustamuseum.org

October 19
Harlem Ladies’ Night Out
Downtown Harlem
Ladies are invited to a night filled with shopping, laughing, food, wine, prizes and a free concert by the Harlem Sons. Pick up your passport for the evening at Reeves Realty to win prizes. 5-10 p.m. Wine tasting wristband $5; must show ID. See Harlem Merchants Association on Facebook for details. 

Music Legends Tribute Tour
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Melanie Wade Larson performs a salute to Broadway during a Petersburg Boat tour along the Augusta Canal. Bring snacks and beverages. 6 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com 

“A Man for All Seasons”
Imperial Theatre
The 1966 British biographical drama film is presented as part of the History & Nostalgia Film Series. 1-3 p.m. Free admission, but moviegoers must reserve a ticket for entry. imperialtheatre.com

The Survivor’s Journal
Miller Theater
The stage play addresses many of life’s personal struggles with illness, family, fear, addictions, etc. and surviving through difficult times with the help of God. 7 p.m. $27-$38. millertheateraugusta.com

October 19-20
Colonial Times: A Day to Remember
Living History Park, North Augusta
Watch the colonial past come to life through demonstrations and exhibits that include hornsmithing, pottery, a tomahawk throw, butter churning, weaving and spinning, quilting, candle making, scrimshaw, pewterer, musket firing, calligraphy, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, woodworking and meat smoking and curing. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. colonialtimes.us

October 20
Halloween at the Symphony
Hardin Performing Arts Center
All ages are invited to dress in costume and listen to spooky classical favorites such as “Night on Bald Mountain,” “Danse Macabre” and “Phantom of the Opera.” 4-5 p.m. $30 adults, $10 students and children. augustasymphony.com

October 23
The Music of Randy Travis
Bell Auditorium
The original Randy Travis Band and vocalist James Dupree perform the country music star’s hits. Randy Travis also will make a special appearance. 8 p.m. $40-$65. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 24
Bash on the Banks
River Island Clubhouse
Oyster roast on the river raises funds to protect local rivers, forests, fields, wetlands and greenspaces. Includes steamed oysters, classic Southern food, a raffle and live auction and live music by the Masson Jars. Casual attire; must be 21 or older. 6-9 p.m. $75; drink tickets $5. csrlt.org 

Tenth Avenue North
Millbrook Baptist Church
The Christian music group performs The No Shame Fall Tour with special guest Austin French. 7
p.m. $22-$45. wafj.com

October 25
Marquee Comedy Tour
Bell Auditorium
Gary Owen, Tony Rock and Tommy Davidson headline the comedy tour. 8 p.m. $62-$102. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Chris Young
James Brown Arena
The country music artist performs his Raised on Country Tour with special guests the Eli Young Band and Matt Stell. 7:30 p.m. $30-$65. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 26
Funk You
Miller Theater
Wear costumes and bring your dance moves to this lively Halloween party concert. 10 p.m. $20. millertheateraugusta.com

October 26-27
Phinizy Family Camping & Halloween
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Bring a bag of candy to hand out and camp under the stars. Activities include campfire with hot dogs and s’mores, tent-or-treating, costume contest, pumpkin carving, pine straw rides, indoor family friendly Halloween movie, morning nature hike and morning pancake breakfast (for purchase). 1 p.m. Sat-noon Sun. $45 per group of up to 6 campers. $7 per additional camper. phinizycenter.org

October 31
The Allman Betts Band
Miller Theater
Gregg Allman’s sons perform with special guests Joanne Shaw Taylor and Jackson Stokes. 8 p.m. $30-$55. millertheateraugusta.com 

November 2
Autumn Harvest Day
Enopion Theatre site – Flowing Wells
The Bible theater’s event includes family activities, Biblical characters, stage performances, musicians, food trucks, door prizes and more at the site where its new theatre will be built. 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 290 Flowing Wells Road. enopion.com

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