Children’s Week 2014
Friday, October 3rd – Thursday, October 9th
Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. presents Children's Week!!
Kick-Off Celebration, Friday, October 3, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Jessye Norman Amphitheatre Head Start, Pre-K and daycare/home schooled students from Richmond and surrounding county schools, as well as parents and teachers attend the Kick-Off Celebration. This activity proclaims the week as Children’s Week and includes a proclamation by the mayor or appointed commissioner, performances and a headlining act.
Teen Maze, Saturday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School The Teen Maze has been described as a life-size game board to help teens see firsthand the consequences of life choices. There will be volunteers interacting with the youth in a fun, but serious way, to convey important information about various health and educational issues. The purpose of the Maze is to challenge youth to graduate and obtain a career without getting pregnant, obtaining a sexually transmitted disease, going to prison, or losing their life along the way to drugs and/or alcohol.
Family Festival, Sunday, October 5, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Augusta Commons Over 30 youth serving agencies/organizations and colleges and universities set-up display tables with information about their various programs and/or services. Alongside the information are interactive games, give-a-ways and arts and crafts for the kids to enjoy. Local musical artist, dancers and performers entertain the crowds, as they visit booths and enjoy various concessions. The Festival also features a Children’s Costume Walk, Mascot Olympiad and Showdown and Diaper Derby.
Students Who Care Scholarship Luncheon, Monday, October 6, 12:00 p.m. Augusta Rotary Club (*By invitation only) Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 are awarded to Richmond County high school Seniors who have demonstrated significant volunteerism and community service work, and maintained good academic standing through their secondary education. The Rotary Club of Augusta, International Paper and James M. Hull Rotary Educational Fund sponsored this event in the past.
Children’s Story Time, October 7 -9, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Augusta Public Library Head Start and daycare center personnel bring their students to experience the art of storytelling and to encourage reading. Children attending the event will enjoy 15 minute storytelling sessions by local celebrities and volunteers. Each child, also leaves with his/her very own book or special gift. This event is held in conjunction with the Augusta Public Library.
Legislative Breakfast, Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location TBD During the early morning hours, legislators, senators, agency personnel, and consumers of services come together to discuss pertinent issues affecting children and families in Richmond County, over breakfast. The issues and recommendations presented are developed for the agenda during the Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc.’s May meeting.
Tuesday's Music Live
Tuesdays at 12pm
Saint Paul's Church / 605 Reynolds St / Augusta, GA 30901
27th Season 2014-2015
The season features 13 free concerts that begin at noon and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is served immediately following the concerts in the River Room facility accessible by the Grand Staircase and elevator. Lunches are $10 per person and include main course, dessert, iced tea and Starbucks coffee. Private tables are available for groups of 4 or more and large groups can be accommodated.
23 September: Fred Moyer, Piano
In memory of Mrs. Ruth Jones Lewis & Mrs. Shirley Blitch Brinson
Made possible by a gift from Gardelle Lewis
7 October: Michael Nigro, Guitar
Made possible by a gift from the Georgia Bank & Trust Company
21 October: Duo Astralis
Angela Massey, Flute and Vahan Sargsyan, Piano
4 November: Yooni Han, Pianist
Made possible by a gift from the Bertram Maxwell Charitable Trust
18 November: The William Toole Concert
Emil Altschuler, Violin and Artem Belogurov, Piano
Made possible by a gift from Anita Irwin and the Augusta Garden Club
2 December: The Roger Denning Holiday Concert
Made possible by a gift from Nell Denning
6 January 2015: The Roy Goodwin Concert
Davidson Fine Arts School Chorale
Made possible by a gift from Selly Goodwin
20 January: The Martha Curtis Concert
David Burgess, Guitar
Made possible by a gift from Platt’s Funeral Homes
3 February: The Robert Haynie Concert
Blair McMillen, Pianist
Made possible by a gift from B.J. Haynie
17 February: Francesca Anderegg, Violin
Brent Funderburk, Piano
3 March: Crystal Trio
Made possible by a grant from the Osteen Foundation
17 March: Celtic Duo, Dana & Kyle
Made possible by a gift from A.B. Beverage Company
706.722-3463 (Box Office)
Veggie Truck Farmers Market
Every Tuesday, March 25th - October 28th | 4:30-7pm
Grounds across from the Kroc Center | 1833 Broad St. | Augusta, GA
The Veggie Truck Farmers Market invites the people of the Harrisburg community and the whole of the CSRA to be a part of its 2014 season. Now in its second year, the nonprofit market has relocated to the spacious grounds across from the Kroc Center, located at 1833 Broad St. The free market runs from 4:30 to 7 pm every Tuesday from March 25th through October 28th, rain or shine. It features a cooking class, children’s activities, and, of course, locally-grown, farm-fresh produce, honey, eggs, baked goods, nuts and meats. Cash and credit are accepted. Plus, the Veggie Truck Farmers Market is the only area farmers market that doubles SNAP/EBT dollars.