Applause calendar

The Civil War Battle of Aiken will be re-created on Saturday and Sunday.




THE CLEAN HOUSE : Friday-Saturday and Feb. 25-27; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eight St.; $25; Valentine's Day performance $85, includes table for two, beverages and food; (706) 722-3322

BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA: Bill Cosby, 2 and 5 p.m. March 28; Beauty and the Beast, April 24;

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET COPPELIA: 8 p.m. Friday, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway;

GYPSY : Augusta Players, 8 p.m. Feb. 26-27; 3 p.m. Feb. 28; Jabez Harden Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans;, (706) 826-4707

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS!  8 p.m. March 11-13 and 19-20; 3 p.m. March 21; Mancin Auditorium, Bartow Community Theater, 1138 Academy Circle, Bartow, Ga.; presented by the Schoolhouse Players; $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger; (478) 364-3340,

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL : 8 p.m. March 16 and 18, 2 and 8 p.m. March 17; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $45;

MADEMOISELLE HOOD MEETS LE WOLF : Storyland Theatre production, Saturday family matinee at 3 p.m. March 27, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $5 per person; active-duty military and their families admitted free with military ID;


Steak 'N Derby Dinner: 6 p.m. Feb. 18, University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 375 Robert Bell Parkway, Aiken; with Richard C. Davis; benefits the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Aiken; (803) 648-0461

NIGHT OF WHITE: Medical College of Georgia silent auction and benefit dinner, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 27, River Room, St. Paul's Episcopal Church; $50, includes catered dinner, open bar and live music;

OYSTER ROAST AND TOAST: 7-11 p.m. March 26, Daniel Field Airport, Highland Avenue; fresh, steamed, roasted and raw oysters, chicken fingers, salad, desserts, wine, beer; live auction; The Toasters; $30, or $50 per couple

COOKIN' FOR KIDS: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 27, Daniel Field Airport, Highland Avenue; wild game, barbecue and fish cook-offs; food, karaoke, children's games, inflatables, arts and crafts; $5 for ages 13 and older; $3 for 3-12; 2 and younger free;

SWEET CELEBRATIONS: 6-10 p.m. April 24, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; desserts, beverages and silent auction of themed baskets; benefits The RECing Crew; (803) 279-8820,


JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m. today, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $5; Augusta State students, faculty, staff free with JagCard;

MILLENNIUM BRASS: 7:15 pre-concert, 8 p.m. concert Friday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society; $25; $7 school-age children; no children 5 and younger admitted; Augusta State students, faculty, staff free with JagCard;

THE GEORGIA GUITAR QUARTET: 3 p.m. Sunday, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; benefits the Lydia Project; (706) 724-9641,

AUGUSTA STATE CHOIRS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way;

INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO, OPEN DRESS REHEARSAL: 9:30 a.m. petting zoo, 10:30 a.m. rehearsal Feb. 20, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext.; presented by Symphony Orchestra Augusta; (706) 826-4705

BAROQUE AND BEYOND: Symphony Orchestra Augusta, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Extension; $25-$45; with Kelly O'Dell, oboe; (706) 826-4705,

PUBLIX FAMILY CONCERT: Symphony Orchestra Augusta, 3 p.m. Feb. 21, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $10 adults, $5 children; free for Augusta State students, faculty, staff with JagCard;

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Organist Julian Collings, cellist Rebecca Hewes, noon Feb. 23; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concerts free, no reservations required, meals require reservations;, (706) 722-3463

FLO CARTER'S MUSICAL TRIBUTE: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, North Augusta Arts & Heritage Center, 100 Georgia Ave.; tied to Palmetto Park & Pond exhibit; $5; 12 and younger free; (803) 441-4380

RICHMOND COUNTY ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; free; (706) 826-4700

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $5; Augusta State students, faculty, staff free with JagCard;

U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS BAND RECITALS: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 28, Good Shepherd Chapel, Barnes Avenue, Fort Gordon;


FAYE HARGROVE BOOK SIGNING AND LECTURE: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; signing Better Choices;

DON RHODES' BOOK SIGNING: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 20, Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe, 257 Robert C Daniel Jr Parkway; autographing his books Mysteries & Legends of Georgia, and Ty Cobb and James Brown biographies; (706) 737-6962

JOHN ROSEMOND: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; author of 12 books on child rearing and family; $10 each, $15 per couple; child care provided; (706) 733-2275

NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: 6:30 p.m. March 1, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; Margaret Visser's Much Depends on Dinner; (706) 863-1946


ASU SPRING FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Mondays through March 29; University Hall 170 on campus, 2500 Walton Way; Monday, Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode), rating pending; Feb. 22, The Horse Boy, not rated; March 1, The Necessities of Life, not rated; March 8, Wendy and Lucy, rated R; March 15, Ricky, not rated; March 22, Crude, not rated; March 29, A Town Called Panic, not rated; free, open to public; (706) 729-2416

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT FILM FESTIVAL: Visual Acoustics: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal , 7 p.m. March 10; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Southern Circuit Film Series;


ANNIE AUDITION WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20, Crossbridge Baptist, 3130 Skinner Mill Road; girls ages 8-14 will learn songs from the musical, prepare a dance, receive audition tips and hear from past performers; $30, includes souvenir book and photo; (706) 826-4707,


PAINE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP MASKED BALL: 6 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. dinner and entertainment Friday, Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; black tie; $100; (706) 396-7591,

PAINE COLLEGE HOMECOMING PARADE: 10 a.m. Saturday, begins at the corner of Druid Park Avenue and Laney-Walker Boulevard;

BRING THE PAINE GREEK STEP SHOW: 8 p.m. Saturday, Randall Carter Gymnasium, Paine College, 1235 15th St.; $10 students, $15 others; (706) 396-7591,

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS PARTY: 5 p.m. Monday, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; learn about the mythology behind Rick Riordan's books; (803) 279-5767

SIERRA CLUB SAVANNAH RIVER GROUP MEETING: 6:30 P.M. TUESDAY, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; viewing of Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home; open to public; Judy Gordon,

YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Feb. 19; 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22-26; Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater, S.C.; $55, with multiple-child discounts; player draft will be 6:30 p.m. March 8; (803) 593-4698

MONTHLY USED BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, basement of Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; sales are third Saturdays

AUDUBON SOCIETY MERRY BRICK PONDS FIELD TRIP: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20; meet to car pool at Popeye's Chicken, 450 Walton Way; Paul Koehler, (803) 471-0291,

MEETING OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER WOODTURNERS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, 144 N. Belair Road, Evans; journeyman machinist Joey Vann will demonstrate techniques for making tools; guests are welcome;

GROWING TENNIS IN AUGUSTA: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27, Newman Tennis Center, 3103 Wrightsboro Road; free youth and adult registration day created to increase USTA membership and introduce people to the classes and programs at the center (706) 821-1600

HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN AIKEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27, tour begins at Aiken Preparatory School, 619 Barnwell Ave.; maps provided; free;

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARITY GALA: 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; music by Swingsation, dinner by Chef Jeff Freehof of Garlic Clove Italian Eatery, Vegas-style games, raffle, dancing; $75; benefits the Columbia County Arts Endowment Fund and Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 312-7191

PAWS IN THE PARK: Fundraiser for CSRA Humane Society; registration 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m. March 20, CSRA Humane Society pet shelter, 425 Wood St.; (706) 261-7387

GA-LINA CHRISTIAN SINGLES: 7-11 p.m. Saturdays, the Social Inc., 3157 Washington Road; dance lesson offered 7-8 p.m.; $8 members, $10 others; (706) 863-1214,

SINGLES DANCE: 7 p.m. Saturdays, The Ballroom Dance Center, Evans; $8 members, $10 others; lessons 7-8 p.m.; held by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults;

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Rehearsal Hall at Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; The Cole Group, led by Jim Anderson, will work on improvisation skills; The Silverberg and Dean groups will be led by guest Pat Williams, who will conduct a vocal primer workshop; open to students in middle school through high school; (803) 648-1438


AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; lecture series: Aiken County History 101 -- The Many Facets of Aiken, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015

AUGUSTA CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with one-hour Petersburg boat tours 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m.; charters can be arranged; (706) 823-0440

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; display of Victorian Valentines dating from the 1850s to 1910s through Sunday; Victorian Valentine Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Voices from the Past: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., with A Petersburg Boat Pilot Feb. 20, March 20, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 24; The Other Tubmans, Feb. 6, March 6, April 17, May 1; exhibits The Godfather of Soul, James Brown; From Ty to Cal: A Century of Baseball; Stories and Legends: A Community That Heals; Into the Interior: A History of the Georgia Railroad and Banking Co.; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays;; (706) 722-8454

WOODROW WILSON HOME: 419 Seventh St.; free tours Monday for Presidents Day; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $5 adults, $4 for 60 and older, $3 for 6-17 and free ages 5 and younger; (706) 722-9828

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; shows $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students, $1 university students, faculty and staff; (803) 641-3654,

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday by appointment; 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; $2 adults, $1 children; 5 and younger free; (706) 737-2820

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; $8 ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and ages 4-17; 3 and younger free with paid adult; half-price after 3 p.m.;; (706) 821-0200


Battle of Aiken: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Confederate Park, 1210 Powell Pond Road., Aiken, off Interstate 20 at Exit 19; programs, tours and seminars start at 9 a.m., barbecue provided at 11 a.m., battle begins at 2 p.m.; Sunday church service at 11 a.m.; in advance: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-18; 5 and younger free; at gate: $12 adults, $6 others;