"Walk Like MADD" 5k
Saturday, September 27th | 7am
Columbia County Amphitheater / 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd / Evans, GA 30809
Gather with friends and neighbors. Enjoy live entertainment and good food. Participate in activities for kids, teens and parents, marketplace of products and services, ignition interlock demonstrations, contests, prizes, and more!
Bring a framed photo of a victim/survivor to the event to display on the victim table and share in making a special craft to honor loved ones. Those who have been impacted by drunk driving will never be forgotten.
HelpMADD save lives and prevent injuries on our Georgia Highways. Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable. Yet, in 2013, 310 people were killed in crashes caused by a drunk driver in Georgia.
Visit the ignition interlock tent and learn how these devices make a difference. Send a letter to your state representative to pass legislation for all convicted drunk drivers with a BAC of .08 or greater. This legislative session Georgia lawmakers have the opportunity to change the odds and save lives. Pending legislation will expand the use of ignition interlocks for first-time convicted drunk drivers. Support of ignition interlocks beginning with the first time offender will help save lives by stopping drunk driving.
Currently, ignition interlocks are only required for repeat drunk drivers. Expanding the use of ignition interlocks to all convicted drunk drivers is not a new concept. In 2006, MADD began calling on all states to adopt these laws as part of its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. Today 24states have passed legislation to require or highly incentivize interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Augusta is holding its first ever “Walk Like MADD’ signature 5K community walk to raise funds to support MADD Augusta and raise awareness in our community about ourefforts to eliminate drunk driving and support victims of this violent crime. Register to walk or donate at www.madd.org/walkaugusta
Southern Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Studio Hosts Free Community Self-Defense Open House
Saturday, September 27th | 10am-2pm
2007 Tobacco Road / Augusta, GA
This event will be an Open House for the community to experience an environment where students advance technically, physically and emotionally. This event will include kata demonstrations in our traditional art of Tang Soo Do, Weapons Defense, Sparring and escapes from various holds. We will also touch on Kids Anti-Abduction which requires unique techniques to escape an adult aggressor. Some of these demonstrations will be interactive, allowing the public to participate and learn various techniques.
There will be hot dogs, chips, and drinks for sale along with free popcorn. All visitors can take advantage of enrollment specials as well as enter a ballot for a free starter pack valued at $195.00. This starter pack includes One month of classes, a uniform, sign-in badge and student information packet.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, September 27th | 9am-12pm
Mistletoe State Park
Come enjoy Mistletoe State Park all day. It is "Your State Parks Day" and we are celebrating with three programs throughout the day. All activities are free.
Kid Fishing Rodeo
9 am -12 pm
Fish will be stocked in a special area for kids to fish. Friends of Mistletoe State Park will be on hand with lunch and prizes. Kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own fishing pole and bait.
Volunteer Trail Clean-up
10 am-12 pm
Get out, get fit and make a difference. Volunteers are needed to join the park staff in cleaning the trails. We’ll pick up trash, trim the paths as needed and remove fallen trees where we are able. Please bring your own tools. Lunch will be provided by Friends of Mistletoe.
4 pm Location Campground
Family friendly competition. Campers will compete for prizes on best tasting chili. All chili must be cooked in the campground. Spectators can pay $5 to taste and judge. Winners will receive a cooking-themed prize pack.
Brenda Bettross, 706-541-0321
BEAT FEET for ALS Walk
Saturday, September 27th | 8am
The Augusta Riverwalk
Benefitting the Georgia Regents Medical Center ALS Clinic, please join us for the BEAT FEET for ALS event on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Augusta Riverwalk. Register your team on-line and make your donations.
Registration begins at 8:00 AM and the Opening Ceremony starts at 9:30 AM. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will include music, snacks, and fun activities for the whole family.
Brandy Quarles or Anna Saunders
SLE Annual Lupus Walk
Saturday, September 27th | 8am
Lake Olmsted Walking Track / Augusta, GA
Walk to raise awareness for people living everyday with lupus
Latanya Curry please contact via Sisters Living Everyday facebook page
Edgefield Heritage Jubilee Festival 2014
Saturday, September 27th
Main Street & Around our beautiful square
Arts, Crafts, Food, Bouncers, Bingo, all day entertainment, Classic Car Show, Classic tractor show! Street dance 8:00pm to 11:00pm.
(803) 637-1800 or (803) 637-6687