(Event Date: Wed 07/12)   The Aiken County Historical Museum continues its “Sweet Tea” summer book lectures on Wednesday. Author Steve Gordy is set to talk about his latest book Tangled Woods and Dark Waters. This free event runs from 6 ‘til 8pm at the museum, located at 433 Newberry Street, SW. Additional information is available on the News & Events tab at  Aiken Museum.US .

(Event Date: Thu 07/13)  The Harlem Arts Council is presenting a Pottery Class this Saturday morning at 10:30. You can learn how to make pottery using only your hands with various hand-building techniques. No experience needed. It takes place at the Harlem Arts Council on North Louisville Street. Additional information is available at harlemartscouncil.org.

(Event date: Thu 07/13)   This week, it’s your last chance to enjoy this year’s Music in the Park series as the season wraps with a performance by bluegrass artists Doug and the Henry’s. The free hour-long outdoor concert takes place in North Augusta’s Maude Edenfield Park, located at 495 Brookside Avenue, adjacent to the North Augusta Community Center. You can bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the from 7 to 8pm. All Music in the Park concerts are free and family friendly. More info at NAArtsCouncil.com.

(Event date: Beginning Fri 07/14)   The Aiken Community Playhouse presents Neil Simon’s popular “Barefoot in the Park” with a run beginning this Friday. Performances begin at 7:30pm July 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd, plus one matinee at 3pm this Sunday, the 16th. Aiken’s Playhouse is located at 126 Newberry Street Southwest. Tickets and additional details online at http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/

(Event Date: Sat 07/15)   Harlem Arts Council presents Guitar Class for Youth and Adults instructed by Jeff Jordan. During this one-hour class, you can have fun learning a new song and how to read music. It’s this Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Harlem Arts Council on North Louisville Street. Additional information is available at harlemartscouncil.org.

(Event Date: Sat 07/15)   The Aiken Music Fest is back this Saturday. This year’s free, kid-friendly concert features “The Travelin Kine”, “Jaycie Ward” and “The Bucket List Band”. Showtime is 5pm at Highfields Events Center, 118 Gaston Road in Aiken. Additional information is available on the Aiken Music Fest Facebook Page .

(Event Date: Sat 07/15)   Travis Powell, recognized as one of the top 5 Elvis tribute artists in the world, brings his show to the J.S. Hardin Performing Arts Center on Evans Town Center Blvd in Columbia County this Saturday at 7pm. Powell recreates Elvis on tour at the height of his career in the early 1970s. Tickets and additional information available at Eventbrite.com.

(Event date: Sat 07/15)   This Saturday, the Candlelight Wine and Jazz Series presents “Wine, Women & Song” featuring the musical talents of both Nefertiti and Amanda Joy. It’s a celebration of music and community. The concert begins at 7:30 at Evans’ Columbia County Amphitheatre, located behind the Library on Evans Town Center Boulevard. Lawn chairs and picnics welcome. More info—including directions and upcoming events—online at gardencityjazz.com

(Event Date: Sun 07/16)   The Morris Museum of Art continues their “Music at the Morris” concert series this Sunday afternoon at 2pm. This time, the featured artist is Stink Bamboo, known for their cool, indie jazz styling. Admission to the concert, which takes place at the museum at the corner of 10th and Reynolds in downtown Augusta, is free. More info on the calendar tab at The Morris.Org.

(Event date: Fri-Sun 07/21-23)   The Savannah River in Augusta comes alive next weekend with the 31st annual super-charged Southern Nationals as the fastest drag boats in the world thunder down the liquid quarter-mile at speeds exceeding 260 MPH. The Series runs Friday through Sunday with multiple ticketing package options available. Advance ticket sales end Friday, July 21st. Details including schedule and parking info can be found at AugustaSouthernNationals.org