Weekend events in the Augusta region: Halloween, Hephzibah Founders Day

by | Oct 18, 2021 | Golf Clubs

What’s up for this weekend? Several seasonal celebrations, events organized to raise funds for the community, and the 151st birthday of the city of Hephzibah. Here are more details on this and other upcoming celebrations:

Halloween events

The Augusta area will see many Trunk-or-treat events this weekend. Some of these will be held on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist North Augusta, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Magic Learning Academy in Evans, and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Warren Road Community Center in Augusta and North Augusta Family take place at the YMCA on Saturday at 6 p.m.

There will be some too Events that include trick / trunk-or-treating, games, food and other entertainment. Some of these will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Georgia Military College in Martinez, on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Aiken County Family YMCA in Graniteville, on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in North Augusta, and at Burke County YMCA in Waynesboro on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Dog On It Training and Grooming in Grovetown on Saturday at 6 p.m., at Riverview Church in Evans on Saturday at 6 p.m., at Christway Christian Church in Martinez on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Ashley Valdes, general manager of Draft Society Taproom, toasts with a pint of Watermelon Gose from Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia, pulled from the self-serve dispenser.

Draft Society Taproom organizes a “Halloween paw-you” on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm customers are asked to give their dogs a good time at the bar and whoever does so receives a 20% discount. There will be free portraits and a costume contest. The bar is on Broad Street between James Brown Boulevard and Augusta Common.

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For some adult fun there is one Monster ball SFX catwalk at Le Chat Noir on 8th Street in Augusta on Saturday at 9 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Augusta Players’ Camp Wonderland summer camp for students with special needs. The baskets will be offered for a silent auction and an after-party. Entry starts at $ 15. Please visit the Halo A Salon & Spa Facebook page for more information.

James Mason portrays Ambrose Gordon, father of the Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon Lowe, on the historic Augusta's Walk with the Spirits at Magnolia Cemetery in 2014.

Go with the ghosts is back. On Saturday and Sunday, guests are taken on a tour of the magnolia ceremony in Augusta, where “ghosts” in historical costumes tell their stories. The tours take place every 20 minutes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets start at $ 10 and can be purchased at historicaugusta.org/events/walkwiththespirits or by calling (706)724-0436.

There will be two Concerts on the theme of Halloween this weekend. The Augusta Symphony will perform on Sunday at 4pm in the Hardin Auditorium on Evans Towne Center Boulevard. The Aiken Civic Orchestra will perform at the University of South Carolina’s Etheredge Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and there will be trick and treating going on in the lobby, so attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

Fall Festivals

Abilene Baptist Church is hosting a free community event for toddlers up to 4th grade on Saturday at Gateway Park in Grovetown. There are reserved time slots between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with limited space in each time slot. Autumn fun includes a petting zoo, a howling maze and train rides. There will also be food stands on site. Registration is possible at myabilene.org/fall.

Church of the Holy Comforter will celebrate its festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez. Activities such as pumpkin carving and various lawn games are offered, as well as groceries and baked goods for sale.

Woodlawn Baptist Church is located at 4943 Columbia Road in Grovetown, Georgia.

Woodlawn Baptist Church will offer various attractions such as a dunk tank, ax throwing, a cake walk and climbing during its festival on Saturday from 3pm to 6pm. The church is located on Columbia Road in Grovetown.

Grace United Methodist Church in the north of Augusta hosts an autumn festival of a different kind: a luau. There will still be basic activities like s’mores and hay rides, but there will also be tropical elements, including a “Best Dressed” competition for those in luau outfits. The church is on Sweetwater Road and the luau is on Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm

Westminster Schools by Augusta organizes an autumn festival on Saturday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the school on Wheeler Road. There is food and various activities such as pumpkin bowling, a costume parade, and games. Prices and advance registration at wsa.net/fallfestival.

Hope for Hooves program coordinator Michelle Derrick comforts beloved donkey Cora.

Hope for hooves The festival takes place on Saturday at 5 p.m. on the ranch in the outskirts of North Augusta. There are candied apples and other autumn delicacies as well as attractions such as pony rides and hay rides. The proceeds go to the efforts of the organization to save animals in emergency situations, to take care of them and to give time to people in need.

Fundraising functions

Organize motorcycle clubs a Breast cancer event at Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A bouncy castle, raffles and other entertainment events will be held to raise funds for the Lydia Project, which provides services to cancer patients, including overnight accommodation for those in treatment.

13th Annual Columbia County Convention Benefit golf tournament is on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Bartram Trail Golf Club in Evans. There is food, a prize draw and prizes. The proceeds will go to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, who care for abused and neglected children.

Hephzibah Founders Day

Brothersville Cemetery is one of the relics showing the town's previous name, Hephzibah.

The city celebrates its birthday with a festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hephzibah-Carroll Community Center on Windsor Spring Road. At least 20 vendors will be on-site, including a food court and several artisans selling their wares. Admission is free and children can ride for free.

Hephzibah began in 1870 as a mile-long circle around the Baptist High School after which it was named. It was originally known as Brothersville to honor three brothers – James, Augustus, and Elisha Anderson – who built the first homes near Hephzibah.

Rayonta Whitfield Jr., 15, is training with his father Rayonta Whitfield at Augusta Boxing Club on June 12, 2018.

Augusta boxing classic

Augusta Boxing Club is holding its Augusta Boxing Classic on Saturday lunchtime at the club on Walton Way. Entry is $ 10. The physical and weighing is at 8:00 am. For pre-game information, call (803)634-7975.

Georgia-Carolina State Fair

The last days of the fair are next weekend. Daily deals will be offered throughout the duration of the show, but general admission is $ 8 most days with an option for unlimited rides for $ 25-30. Proceeds from the event will go to local charities. Visit georgiacarolinastatefair.com for more information.

CANCELED: The Isley Brothers

The Grammy-winning R&B group was due to perform at the James Brown Arena on Friday, but the show has been canceled. The Augusta Entertainment Complex posted on the show’s Facebook page that those who purchased tickets with a credit / debit card will be refunded. Those who paid with cash will send a refund check.