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Area Happenings for July 8 To July 10



North Augusta Outdoor Music Series Continues

The Savannah River Winds Concert Band will play during the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council’s Music in the Park series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8 at Maude Edenfield Park, 426 Brookside Ave., North Augusta.

The band will play songs from Broadway to patriotic pieces.

Savannah River Winds will play in the North Augusta Music in the Park series July 8. Courtesy photo

Patrons are encouraged to bring picnic baskets and blankets. The concert is free.

For more information, visit naartscouncil.org.

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Bodega Cat Plays July 8

Hear the stylings of Bodega Cat beginning at 10 p.m. July 8 at Garden City Social.

Bodega Cat Courtesy photo

Bodega Cat describes itself as “the jammiest jam band that no one ever asked for featuring brotherly vocal harmonies straight out of Augusta, Ga.” according to its Facebook page.

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Amp the Alley Continues

J and the Bootleggers will perform at Amp the Alley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 in The Alley in downtown Aiken.

The band plays its own rock tunes as well as covers from other artists including Sheryl Crowe, the Toadies, Tom Petty, the Beatles, Prince, the Rolling Stones and more.

 For more information, visit ampthealley.com.

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Poison Peach XIII Heads to the Imperial

The Poison Peach XIII Film Festival will be July 9 and 10 at the Imperial Theatre.

 The two-day festival features one night of more R-rated content, and then a second night with PG-13 fare. according to Jezibell Anat, Poison Peach spokesperson.

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The July 9 line-up kicks off at 7 p.m. with a short called “Swing Low,” which showcases a play turned into a film about a troubled young woman and an unusual social worker. Also on Friday is a feature called “Rocket Hunter: Rise of the Nazi Rockets.” Written and directed by Christopher Forbes, it explores the Nazis’ quest to build and launch a rocket plane in the waning days of World War II.

Rocket Hunter: Rise of the Nazi Rockets will be featured July 9 as part of Poison Peach XIII Film Festival. Courtesy photo

 The July 10 line-up includes a collaborative piece called “The Idols of March,” made up of a series of 10 short films inspired by figurines. Christine Williams spearheaded the project.

Two longer films will also premiere Saturday. They are “Hampton’s Legion,” which is a look at Wade Hampton, a South Carolina Confederate General, who funded his own Army, and “Ghosts of EastWind Castle,” which was filmed at a medieval-looking structure near Trenton, S.C. 

Tickets are $10 each night.

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Market and Music Held at Boondock Farms

Jackson’s Boondock Farms will be the site of two events July 10.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be the second Saturday market with a mini-music festival featuring Big Sky Revival and Wolfman String Band beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit boondockfarms.com.

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Cats on the Mat

Cat yoga is on tap for 11 a.m. to noon July 10 at the SPCA Albrecht Center, 199 Willow Run Rd., Aiken.

Sarah Acord of Aiken Yoga will teach the class.

“‘Cats on the Mat’ is our favorite way to relieve some stress in the company of some of our favorite adoptable felines. No experience necessary. Please bring your own mat – we’ll provide the cats,” according to the SPCA website, letlovelive.org.

The cost is $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the event.

For more information, visit letlovelive.org.

Edgefield Market Highlights Christmas in July

The Edgefield Market will begin at 9 a.m. July 10 will feature a Christmas in July theme with vendors offering holiday gifts and Christmas themed promotions.

 The market is held on the second Saturday of each month with food trucks, shopping and more from the 80-plus vendors at the Main Street location.

Also July 10 will be the Southern Authors’ Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hut on Penn Street.

For more information, visit theedgefieldmarket.com.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the Features Editor for The Augusta Press. Reach her at [email protected].

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