Halloween Happenings

Hey friends! Did you survive Halloween? I AM EXHAUSTED. I feel like I’m been on a hamster wheel and I can’t get off for the past few weeks. We have absolutely no plans this weekend, and I am so looking forward to one solid Saturday of lounging in my pajamas, watching some bad television, and eating a big crock pot of queso. I can’t wait!

I wanted to write about our Halloween Happenings before we move on to the next thing – Thanksgiving and Christmas! Wahoo! It’s my favorite time of year.

Before I get started, I want to address what will probably be the elephant in the room. Yes, you will see my children in different costumes. No, I don’t go out and buy a different costume for every event or party we go to. I shop at consignment stores, we use our dress up items, I build off dresses I already have in Poppy’s closet… Halloween is fun! Why not wear different costumes? I always get a bit of side eye from people about this but have you met me? Come on. I do everything big. It’s just my personality. There are no rules! If you want to wear more than one costume, go for it! If you want to wear one single costume and throw it away at the end of Halloween night, yay for you! We don’t pay each other’s bills so I say do what works for you. 🙂

First up was the Halloween party at my dad’s work. My father works for SCE&G as a lineman, and each employee has the opportunity to pay into a event fund that they use to plan family events. They do a Halloween party, a Christmas party, and a Easter egg hunt. I’m always amazed to see what a group of guys can come up with for these parties. The food is absolutely delicious – we seriously look forward to the company that caters all year. They have bounce hours, a bonfire, a haunted hayride, games, and a costume contest with prizes.

As you can see, we had a unicorn, a pirate, and a french fry. Sullivan had planned to be the costume he picked out for this year – a hot dog – but he said he wanted to save it for Halloween night. We improvised with our pirate dress up jacket. We already owned Poppy’s dress and I ordered the unicorn hair clip earlier this summer.

I had high hopes for the costume contest. Poppy has won for the past 2 years, but this year she wasn’t the reigning champ. That went to a different pirate. Whomp whomp. She still looked adorable though!

I talked a little about this earlier this week, but one of our fall traditions is to go to Steed’s Dairy, a local farm. They have so much to do – a corn maze, jumping pillow, huge slides, hay ride, and more. It’s so much fun. We let the kids lead us in the corn maze and it took us about 15 minutes to get out, so it wasn’t too bad. I had to laugh because in the collage above you can see that Jason and I do a corn maze picture every year – it’s like a progression of us aging. Yikes!

I had all these plans to do fun themed food during the month of October, and all I managed was our Boo to You Halloween dinner. I did pull together some mummy dogs and zombie brains, and we did have a pumpkin roll I purchased from Publix I made from scratch. 😉 We carved our pumpkins (even Saylor is in the picture above!) but sadly, the haunted house cookie kit still hasn’t been touched. Maybe this weekend we will tackle that.

This past Saturday we went to Boo at the Zoo, which is another Halloween activity we try to make an annual tradition. Jason’s mom has been in town, so she went with us, and my mom and niece met us there. My niece is far too cool for photographs, but I promise she was there. Poppy was Princess Poppy from Trolls, Cooper was someone from Star Wars (his costume from last year), and the hot dog made an appearance! I tell you what, this hot dog was the hit of the zoo. We had people stopping to laugh all night.

Every year I go back and forth on if we will return the next year to the zoo. We love the zoo, but it is dark and the animals are for the most part asleep or have been moved out of their enclosures. It’s so crowded and they’ve moved away from giving candy and instead give little coloring/information cards. Our annual membership doesn’t cover this event, so I just don’t know that we will go next year. Remind me of my misgivings when I talk about my October plans next year!

This past Monday a local bakery had a story time event where they read a book, the kids decorated a cupcake, and they got a treat bag. Unfortunately we were 5 minutes late and missed the story, but Sully and Poppy did enjoy their cupcakes.

Poppy’s outfit was purchased last year in a Facebook wholesale/buy in group. It was way too big last year, so she didn’t wear it, but it fit perfectly this year. I’m saving it for future dress up!

Tuesday was Lily Moms, and they encouraged the children to dress up. I purchased this dress last spring before a certain movie came out. Can you guess what she is supposed to be? I should have had her hold a book.

Sullivan refused to be photographed, but he wore his fireman dress up coat you see above. He refused to wear the hat because he apparently really liked his hair that day. Ha!

Yesterday morning I woke up and started browsing through Facebook like I do pretty much every morning. The “On This Day” feature always gets me. This was the first year in 4 years that we haven’t dressed up in a family theme, and I was so sad! The boys are getting older and have opinions now, but I knew that I could easily put something together for Poppy and I to match on Halloween night. I borrowed some wings from my friend Wendy, attempted some artistic makeup, threw together what I thought looked like a fairy braid, and called it a day. I actually already had the skirt (it seemed like a good idea at the time) so I just pulled from things I already had.

The makeup involved lots of glitter, ha! Poppy’s costume had glitter on the dress and wings so there is glitter everywhere in our house and car.

Poppy’s costume is from Cracker Barrel (random, but they have the most gorgeous costumes!) and the boys’ costumes are from Target. Poppy’s dress actually has LED lights sewn into the skirt and it lights up.

We went to our church’s Fall Festival, and it was amazing. I’m so happy to be a part of a church who pours out its resources into the community. The church is located out in Appling, which is considered the country, and many who live there don’t have safe places or neighborhoods to trick or treat. They bring in bounce houses, games, petting zoos, pony rides, free food, popcorn, cotton candy… it really is HUGE and it made me tear up to see all the families there. It also made me greatly appreciate my church family, because it took a massive amount of people to volunteer: parking attendants, ride attendant, food lines, games, cooks… I was grateful to see so many church members show up to make this happen. Sometimes the comments I hear or read from non-believers or people who don’t attend church is that the church doesn’t serve… well, ours DOES and I’m so happy to be a part of it.

How was your Halloween? If you have children, did they dress up?

Augusta GA Happenings, Week of 6/15/14

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Here are the Augusta GA happenings for the week of 6/15/14. Do you have an event you’d like to share or promote? Email me at andrea@tickledpeach.com. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 2:00 p.m. Meet Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Monday, June 16, 2014

  • Sidewalk Chalk Mondays at Maxwell Branch Library. 9:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at the Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at the Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Family Movie at Diamond Lakes Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Movie: District 9 at Maxwell Branch Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Family Movie Night at the Euchee Creek Library. 5:30 p.m.
  • Teen Game Night: Just Dance at the Friedman Branch Library. 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Savannah River Ecology Lab Reptile Show at the Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Summer Kids Show Series at the Evans Cinemas. 10:00 a.m. This week’s showing is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
  • Movies at Maxwell: Epic at Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Fizz Boom Read at the Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Baby & Me Class at the Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at the Kroc Center. 10:30 a.m.
  • Movies at Maxwell: Catching Fire at the Maxwell Branch Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Making a Paracord Survival Bracelet at the Appleby Branch Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Ventriloquist Keith Karnock at the Columbia County Library. 2:30 p.m.
  • Veggie Truck Farmers Market at A.L. Williams Park. 4:30 p.m.
  • Ventriloquist Keith Karnok at the Euchee Creek Library. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Movie Series at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 6:30 p.m.
  • Mountain Marionettes presents Animal Antics at the Columbia County Library. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Teen Lawn Games at the Columbia County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Wacky Wednesday Story Time at Barnes & Noble. 10:00 a.m.
  • Nutrition for Kids at Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Story Time with Eileen McCoy at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Story Time at the Wallace Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Story Time with the Morris Museum of Art at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Mountain Marionettes presents Animal Antics at the Euchee Creek Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Savannah River Ecology Lab Ecotalk! at the Appleby Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Fizz Boom Bloom at the Diamond Lakes Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Rumplestiltskin presented by Porkchop Productions at the Columbia County Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Glowing Mad Science Jars at the Maxwell Branch Library. 3:00 p.m.
  • Teen Book Club at the Columbia County Library. 3:00 p.m.
  • Karaoke Kontest at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 4:00 p.m.
  • Teen Game Night at the Diamond Lakes Library. 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Kinderjam with Ms. Mandy at the AGC Training Center and Teacher Supply. 9:30 a.m.
  • WRDW presents Weather at Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Movie: Wreck It Ralph at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Summer Kids Show Series at the Evans Cinemas. 10:00 a.m. This week’s showing is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
  • Children’s Story Time at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Reed Creek Nature Park at the Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Biscuits and Buddies at Chick-Fil-A Mullins Crossing. 10:00 a.m. Kenny from Lowe’s Build & Grow will bring a special project.
  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Wii for Teens at the Wallace Branch Library. 11:30 a.m.
  • Movie: Back to the Future at the Maxwell Branch Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Father’s Day Craft at the Wallace Branch Library. 3:30 p.m.
  • Father’s Day Craft at Maxwell Branch Library. 3:30 p.m.
  • Evans Towne Farmers Market at the Evans Towne Center Park. 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • All About Frogs presented by the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy at the Columbia County Library. 4:30 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Thirsty Thursday.

Friday, June 20, 2014

  • Kroc Tots Activity Hour at the Kroc Center. 8:30 a.m.
  • Magnificent Magnets at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:0 a.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Mascot Invasion, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Post-Game Kids Run the Bases.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

  • Gurlz Talk with Trudy Dunn at Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Pond Exploration at Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center. 10:00 a.m.
  • Yoga for Kids at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Movie: The Nut Job the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Family Fun Movies at the Appleby Library. 2:30 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. News 12 Time to Care Night, Family Fun Night, Post-Game Kids Run the Bases, Post-Game Fireworks.

Augusta GA Happenings: Week of 6/8/14

Hello friends! I feel like I haven’t posted in forever. I’m sorry my regular posting schedule got off track last week. I’ve had a sinus infection for the past week that I just can’t kick, and both the kids were sick as well! I will be spending this weekend sanitizing my house. Hopefully we are all on the mend and regular posting can resume!

Here is what is happening in Augusta GA for the week of 6/8/14. Do you have an event you’d like to share or promote? Email me at andrea@tickledpeach.com. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 2:00 p.m. Meet Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Monday, June 9, 2014

  • Sidewalk Chalk Mondays at Maxwell Branch Library. 9:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at the Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Child Enrichment Story Time at the Euchee Creek Library. 10:30 a.m. Learn about oceans, rivers, and lakes.
  • Preschool Class at the Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Family Movie at Diamond Lakes Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Family Movie Night at the Euchee Creek Library. 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • Get Out & Play Day at Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center. 9:00 a.m.
  • Story Time at the Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Summer Kids Show Series at the Evans Cinemas. 10:00 a.m. This week’s showing is The Croods.
  • Movies at Maxwell: Cats and Dogs at Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Baby & Me Class at the Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Bartholomew & the Oobleck Story Time & Craft at the Diamond Lakes Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Movies at Maxwell: Catching Fire at the Maxwell Branch Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Teen Tuesday Throwback Movie at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 4:00 p.m.
  • Veggie Truck Farmers Market at A.L. Williams Park. 4:30 p.m.
  • Child Enrichment Story Time at the Euchee Creek Library. 4:30 p.m. Learn about oceans, rivers, and lakes.
  • Mountain Marionettes presents Animal Antics at the Columbia County Library. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

  • Pond Exploration at Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center. 9:00 a.m.
  • Teen Lawn Games at the Columbia County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Wacky Wednesday Story Time at Barnes & Noble. 10:00 a.m.
  • Nutrition for Kids at Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Story Time with the Morris Museum of Art at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Mountain Marionettes presents Animal Antics at the Euchee Creek Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Therapy Dogs at the Appleby Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Reptile Show at the Columbia County Library. 2:00 p.m & 3:00 p.m.
  • Spider Web Art at the Maxwell Branch Library. 3:00 p.m.
  • Teen Book Club at the Columbia County Library. 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • Dancing through the Skirt Dance Troupe Demonstration at Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Tie Dye Workshop at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Summer Kids Show Series at the Evans Cinemas. 10:00 a.m. This week’s showing is The Croods.
  • Super Dad Story Time at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Sidewalk Art at the Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Morris Museum of Art at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Wii for Teens at the Wallace Branch Library. 11:30 a.m.
  • Father’s Day Craft at the Wallace Branch Library. 3:30 p.m.
  • Father’s Day Craft at Maxwell Branch Library. 3:30 p.m.
  • Evans Towne Farmers Market at the Evans Towne Center Park. 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Adventures Class at the Columbia County Library. 4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

  • Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic. 10:00 a.m. Register HERE.
  • Gurlz Talk with Trudy Dunn at Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Yoga for Kids at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Kick-off Celebration Picnic at Imagination Station Augusta: A Neighborhood Children’s Museum. 10:30 a.m.
  • Just Dance Competition at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Family Fun Movies at the Appleby Library. 2:30 p.m.

Augusta GA Happenings: Week of 6/1/14

Here are Tickled Peach’s recommendations for what is happening in Augusta, GA this week. Do you have an event you want to add? Please comment or email me at andrea@tickledpeach.com.

FYI:

Kids bowl free at Gordon Lanes June 2nd – August 8th! Kids can bowl two free games (including shoes) per day. You must register. The ages are 3-18. Call 706-791-3446 for more details.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

  • Sidewalk Chalk Mondays at Maxwell Branch Library. 9:00 a.m.
  • Family Movie at Diamond Lakes Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Toddler Time at the Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at the Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Feed Your Face Monday and a Taste of Italy.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

  • Songs & Stories at Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Movie: Wall-E at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Baby & Me Class at the Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Chad Crews, Magical Storyteller at Diamond Lakes Library.10:30 a.m.
  • Morris Museum Art 4 Kidz at Appleby Branch Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Chad Crews, Magical Educator at Appleby Branch Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Veggie Truck Farmers Market at A.L. Williams Park. 4:30 p.m.
  • Magician Chad Crews at the Columbia County Library. 6:30 p.m.
  • Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” at the Bell Auditorium. 6:30 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. SweetWater Brewery Two-For-Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

  • Wacky Wednesday Story Time at Barnes & Noble. 10:00 a.m.
  • Story Time with the Savannah River Ecology Lab at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Morris Museum of Art at Diamond Lakes Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Ann Sprinkles & Her Therapy Dogs at the Wallace Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” at the Bell Auditorium. 10:30 a.m.
  • Magician Chad Crews at Euchee Creek Library. 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • The Very Hunger Caterpillar Story Time at Barnes & Noble. 11:00 a.m.
  • Silly Putty Fun at Columbia County Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Makin’ Slime at the Maxwell Branch Library. 3:00 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Baseball Bingo and the Silver Jackets Game.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

  • Splish Splash Story Time at the Courtyard Spray Park. 9:30 a.m.
  • Amazing World of Reptiles at Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Movie: The Croods at the Maxwell Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Fizz, Boom, Read! with Earthfare at the Columbia County Library. 4:30 p.m.
  • Evans Towne Farmers Market at the Evans Towne Center Park. 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • Welcome to the Candy Shop at Augusta Sweet Treats and More. 5:00 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Post Game Concert and Thirsty Thursday.

Friday, June 6th, 2014

  • Embroidery Craft (best for ages 6 & up) at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Cruzin Block Party at the Sno-Cap Drive In. 6:00 p.m.
  • Summer Beach Blast at Evans Towne Center Park. 6:00 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Shepard Community Blood Center Night & Post Game Kids Run the Bases.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

  • Jasper Brinkley’s Youth Football Camp at Thomson High School. 8:00 a.m. This is a free camp led by Jasper Brinkley of the Minnesota Vikings. You must preregister.
  • Swamp Saturday Hike at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. 9:30 a.m.
  • Children’s Art Workshop at the Center for Arts and Heritage of North Augusta. 11:00 a.m. Create abstract art. Snacks provided. Please dress in appropriate clothes.
  • Summer Reading Kickoff Party at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 12:00 p.m.
  • Spring Kids Fishing Derby at Claypit Lakes. 8:00 a.m. This is open to ages 3-15. For more details, call 706-791-5078.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Scout Night, Family Fun Night, and Post Game Kids Run the Bases.

Upcoming:

  • Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic. Build Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. Register HERE.

Augusta GA Happenings: Week of 5/25/14

Here’s what is happening in Augusta, GA for the week of May 25th, 2014:

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Monday, May 26th, 2014

  • Summer Reading Kickoff at Barnes & Noble. 11:00 a.m.
  • Hopelands Summer Concert Series at Hopelands Gardens. 7:00 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Feed Your Face Night & Memorial Day Celebration!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

  • Story Time (up to age 5) at Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Movie: Meet the Robinsons at Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Baby & Me Class at the Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Child Enrichment Story Time at Euchee Creek Library. 4:30 p.m.
  • Veggie Truck Farmers Market at A.L. Williams Park. 4:30 p.m.
  • Bulls Soccer Club Fall 2014 Evaluations at Blanchard Woods Park. 6:00 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Salute to Teachers, Broad Street Ministries Canned Food Drive, Post Game Concert featuring Leon Everette & the Faith Riders, and SweetWater Brewery Two-For-Tuesday.
  • Evenings in the Appleby Garden: Savannah River Bluegrass Band at the Appleby Branch Library. 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

  • MIA @ Chick-fil-A – (Mullins Crossing) 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Molly Manners will be there to teach your child table manners!
  • Wacky Wednesday Story Time at Barnes & Noble. 10:00 a.m.
  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Jazz4kids at Columbia County Library. 2:00 p.m.
  • Reading to Rover at the Nancy Carson Library (North Augusta, SC). 4:00 p.m. Register to read to Trigger the dog.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Baseball Bingo and the Silver Jackets Game.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

  • Toddler Time at Columbia County Library. 10:15 a.m.
  • Preschool Class at Columbia County Library. 11:00 a.m.
  • Meet Ruby Reader, the Columbia County Library’s real mascot at the Columbia County Library. 4:30 p.m.
  • Evans Towne Farmers Market at the Evans Towne Center Park. 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank presents Southern Nights at the Master’s Table. 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

  • Lego Club at the Nancy Carson Library. 4:30 p.m.
  • Moonlight Music Cruise on the Augusta Canal featuring music from Jerod Gay. 6:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required.
  • Luau Murder Mystery at Somewhere in Augusta. 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

  • Trot to Clot Walk and Run at the Savannah Rapids Park. 7:30 a.m. This run/walk benefits Hemophilia of Georgia.
  • The Augusta Market at the River at the Augusta Riverwalk. 8:00 a.m.
  • Corvey Irvin’s Youth Football Camp at Laney High School. 8:00 a.m. This is a free football clinic presented by Corvey Irvin of the Detriot Lions. Register HERE.
  • Kids Yoga at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Super Happy Block Party at the Augusta Common. 1:00 p.m.
  • Augusta Historic Trolley Tours at the Augusta Museum of History. 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required and the cost is $15. Reserve your spot HERE.

Upcoming:

  • Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic. Build Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. Register HERE.
  • Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” at The Bell Auditorium. Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m.

Note: There will be no post on Monday, May 26th 2014 as I will be taking time to celebrate Memorial Day with my family. See you Tuesday!

Augusta GA Happenings: Week of 5/18/14

Here’s what is happening in Augusta, GA for the week of May 18th, 2014:

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

  • Open Door Preschool’s Let’s Play Chase 5K Fun Run. The race begins at the Savannah Rapids Park. More information is available HERE.
  • Heritage Gold Mine Park Tours and Panning. 9:00 a.m.
  • Spring Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Hope Floats Sidewalk Sale at Fresh Market. 11:00 a.m. Cost is $2 and the proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 2:00 p.m. Bark in the Park – bring your dog to the game with you!
  • Rock N Shop at the Augusta Mall. 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

  • Child Enrichment Story Time at Euchee Creek Library.
  • Hopelands Summer Concert Series at Hopelands Gardens. 7:00 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Feed Your Face Night.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

  • Story Time (up to age 3) at Diamond Lakes Branch Library. 9:30 a.m.
  • Story Time (up to age 5) at Friedman Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time at Diamond Lakes Branch Library. 10:00 a.m.
  • Doctor Who Fan Club Meetup at Jeff Maxwell Branch Library. 3:30 p.m.
  • KinderJam at Euchee Creek Library. 4:30 p.m.
  • Veggie Truck Farmers Market at A.L. Williams Park. 4:30 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m Salute to EMS and SweetWater Brewery Two-For-Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

  • MIA @ Chick-fil-A – (Mullins Crossing) 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Molly Manners will be there to teach your child table manners!
  • Wacky Wednesday Story Time at Barnes & Noble. 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

  • Last day of school for Richmond County students (grades 9-12).
  • Summer Reading Kick Off at Columbia County Library. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Evans Towne Farmers Market at the Evans Towne Center Park. 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • Historic Augusta Cotton Ball. 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50/$85 for an individual/couple.
  • Music in the Park: Savannah River Winds at Maude Edenfield Park in North Augusta. 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

  • Last day of school for Columbia County students.
  • Last day of school for Richmond County students (PreK-8).
  • Last day of school for McDuffie County students.
  • Last day of school for Burke County students.
  • Community Block Party at Turpin Street and MLK Boulevard. 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival at Evans Towne Center Park. 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Upcoming:

  • Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic. Build Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. Register HERE.
  • Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” at The Bell Auditorium. Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m.

Happenings, Week of May 11th, 2014

Hello friends! I am sorry this is going up late. I hope you all are enjoying your Mother’s Day and spending time with your families.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

  • The Wizard of Oz performed by the Augusta Players. 3:00 p.m. Buy tickets HERE.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

  • Story Time (up to age 3) at Diamond Lakes Branch Libary – 9:30 a.m.
  • Story Time (up to age 5) at Friedman Branch Library – 10:00 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time at Diamond Lakes Branch Library – 10:00 a.m.
  • The Midtown Men, performed at the Bell Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

  • MIA @ Chick-fil-A – (Mullins Crossing) 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Artsy Me will help your children create a masterpiece! You must RSVP HERE to attend.
  • Wacky Wednesday Story Time at Barnes & Noble – 10:00 a.m.
  • Reading to Rover at the Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta, SC. 4:30 p.m. Your child will read a book of their choice to Trigger the dog. You must register to attend. This is for ages K-5.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Play Baseball Bingo!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

  • Spring Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 7:00 p.m. Faith & Family Night and fireworks after the game.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Upcoming:

  • Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Open Door Preschool’s Let’s Play Chase 5K Fun Run. The race begins at the Savannah Rapids Park. More information is available HERE.
  • Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” at The Bell Auditorium. Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m.

I wanted to give a special mention to the Mom Prom 2014, which is presented by the Moms Club of Evans. It is a Girl’s Night Out that is benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s Camp Sweet Life. It will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The location is the Snelling Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Whoa Nuts, Pick It Up Gifts, and 3 Chicks Gifts. There will be music, dancing, drinks, food, and many raffles and door prizes! Get together some girlfriends, dress up, and have a blast while supporting a good cause!

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Happenings, Week of May 4th 2014

One of the posts I’ll be doing each week is a “Happenings” posts which will give a quick run down of some upcoming events in the Augusta area. If you are a reader who is not from this area, please don’t let this dissuade you from reading! I will have lots of content that isn’t Augusta centric.

Typically this post will go up on Sundays but there are some events happening on this weekend that I wanted you to know about, so just for this week you will see it on Saturday.

Bare with me as this particular section of the blog grows. I can’t announce every single event in the area because I may not know of them or I may not think they would be of interest to my readers – but I will try! If you know of something happening that you don’t see on the list, shoot me an email at andrea@tickledpeach.com or leave me a comment.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

  • Southern Tots Warehouse Sale – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 766 Industrial Park Drive in Evans, GA. Check their Facebook page for more details.
  • Goodboats for Goodwill – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lake Olmstead.
  • GreenJackets game – 7:00 p.m. Members of the Junior Jackets Kids Club get to run the bases after the game!
  • Parents Night Out at the Steiner Branch Family Y. 6:00 p.m until 9:30 p.m. $12 per child for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

  • A Day in the Country at the Augusta Riverfront Arena – 11:00 a.m.
  • Artrageous! Family Sunday at the Morris Museum of Art from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Learn about a day in the life of a Civil War soldier, view a cannon, a create art for a soldier stationed overseas. This event is free.
  • GreenJackets game – 2:00 p.m. This is a Star Wars themed game!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

  • Story Time (up to age 3) at Diamond Lakes Branch Libary – 9:30 a.m.
  • Story Time (up to age 5) at Friedman Branch Library – 10:00 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time at Diamond Lakes Brand Library – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

  • MIA @ Chick-fil-A – (Mullins Crossing) 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Aqua Salon and Spa will be present to pamper the moms!
  • Story Time in the Park at Osborn Park in Aiken – 10:00 a.m.
  • Wacky Wednesday Story Time at Barnes & Noble – 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Friday, May 9th, 2014

  • Parents Night Out at Bricks 4 Kidz. 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. $25.
  • Aiken Bluegrass Festival at the Aiken Fairgrounds – 3:00 p.m.
  • The Wizard of Oz performed by the Augusta Players. 8:00 p.m. Buy tickets HERE.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

*** Rearding the Lowe’s Build & Grow: This is a bi-monthly workshop that Lowe’s hosts for children. They supply the tools and the materials, and at each workshop you build something different. At this particular workshop, the children will be building a flower delivery truck. Your child will also receive an apron and a badge for each workshop they attend. You must register HERE (you can register for whatever Lowe’s is closest to you). I would say this would be best for children 3+.