Calendar

THIS WEEK

SORTING FACT FROM FICTION: PRESIDENT WILSON’S GRANDPARENTS’ IMMIGRATION STORY: 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Augusta Museum of History; Erick Montgomery, executive director of Historic Augusta, speaker; (706) 854-8685; augustagensociety.org

FIRST THURSDAY IN MIDTOWN: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Midtown Augusta, Kings Way at Central Avenue; tours of Fire Station No. 7; free childcare at The Hill Baptist Church (706) 736-8446; libations, treats and special discounts at Gypsie Pearl, Midtown Market, and The Cottage; 5 O’Clock Bistro open for dinner; free; original music by Michael Balducci

JESSYE NORMAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS SPRING MUSICAL: Willy Wonka Junior: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3, 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Greene St.; benefits the school; 7 p.m. May 2 and 3, 3 p.m. May 4; $10; ages 65 or older, students with ID, military $7; ages 6-12 $5; ages 5 and younger free; (706) 284-3021, jessyenormanschool@gmail.com, jnsa.ticketleap.com/willywonkajunior

THE COUNTRY CLUB: KAT GRAHAM FROM VAMPIRE DIARIES IN BENEFIT CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, The Country Club Dance Hall and Saloon; benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign; $10; www.lls.org, augustacountry.com

MUSIC CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Congregation Children of Israel; Joanne Green, soprano, David Neches, piano, George Westafer, classical guitar; free

FIRST FRIDAY: 5:30 p.m. May 3, downtown Augusta; Greater Augusta Arts Council celebrating James Brown’s birthday 5:30 p.m., Deanna Brown and students of J.A.M.P., Imperial Theatre, birthday cake provided by Big Day Cake Bakery; Historic Augusta Annual Loft Tour with stops at Patrick H. Rice House, Standard Oil Warehouse, Lowrey’s Wagon Works (also known as Confederate Shoe Factory, Miller Theatre, more, tickets $15 advance, $20 day of tour, www.historicaugusta.org; Parallels, presented by Dance Augusta, Imperial Theatre, www.imperialtheatre.com; book signing and DC release party – Victoria Hardy signing Kicking the Goat Silly, Chris Hardy CD release Metaphorically Blind, Oddfellow’s Gallery; meet and greet with artists, Gallery on the Row, wine, refreshments; Blue Sky Kitchen, 990 Broad St., featured restaurant for the month; (706) 826-4702 ext. 4, augustaarts.com; free

HISTORIC AUGUSTA’S DOWNTOWN LOFT TOUR: 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 3, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4; $15 advance, $20 during tour; tickets at Historic Augusta, Eros Bistro, First Bank of Georgia, The Indian Queen, Mellow Mushroom, New Moon Cafe (credit cards only accepted at Historic Augusta); (706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – THE CROSS TIE WALKERS: 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; original roots music plus covers of Dylan, The Band and others; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF AUGUSTA PLANE PULL: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Augusta Regional Airport; 25 people to pull the plane; registration 9 a.m., first pull 10 a.m.; (706) 724-5901, rmhcaugusta.org

REDNECK OLYMP-HICKS & FOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam, 1853 Lock and Dam Road, on the lower side in the pits for more mud; more details to be announced

AUGUSTA CANAL DISCOVERY WALK: UNLOCKING THE WATERS – WATERWAY ENGINEERING AT THE HEADGATES AND LOCKS: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 3 p.m. May 5, meet at Canal Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; learn about the stone structures and long, gray building at the top of the canal and what they were built to do; Peter Hughes, Ph.D., leader; free to Canal Keeper members, $2 others; augustacanal.com/Default.aspx?PageId=9

ARCHAEOLOGY DAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad St.; Archaeologists present to identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts; activities planned, artifacts displayed, Ezekiel Harris House open for tours; Augusta Archaelogical Society, host; free; Augusta Museum of History (706) 722-8454, (706) 564-5868, (706) 210-0776, augustamuseum.org

CHURCH OF ATONEMENT BARBECUE CHICKEN SALE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Church of Atonement, 2616 Tobacco Road, Hephzibah; dinners $3.50 for 1/4 chicken, $5.50 for 1/2 chicken; includes two sides, roll and drink; benefits funding for Christmas toys for local children; Alice James (706) 796-3545

DERBY DAY – KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; benefits Augusta Training Shop; Southern cuisine, mint juleps, live music, outdoor games, silent auction, raffles, more; $50 advance, $65 at door; (706) 738-1358, augustatrainingshop.com

BASEBALL: ASHEVILLE TOURISTS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Pink in the Park; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

GARDEN CITY CHORUS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY SHOW: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, GRU Maxwell Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; four part harmony barbershop quartet; featuring Storm Front, 2011 International Gold Medal Winners; $15; tickets available from chorus members, (706) 210-3375, (803) 279-4198, and at the box office (706) 667-4100

BASEBALL: ASHEVILLE TOURISTS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 2:05 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Kid’s Day – all kids under 12 invited to participate in special pregame and postgame activities with the Augusta GreenJackets; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

SAND HILLS STRING BAND: Sunday 7:30 p.m., May 5, GRU Maxwell Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; set in a Depression-era small town radio station, the show will be part concert, part musical theatre; directed by Carl Purdy; members of the all ages bluegrass/Celtic ensemble perform a variety of selections in the context of an actual radio show; free

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ AT RIVERWALK AUGUSTA: 8 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day, Riverwalk Augusta; bring seating and picnic; May schedule: Georgia Regents University Conservatory Jazz Band, May 5, John Hobbs (special Mother’s Day concert), May 12, JAMP Masters from the JB Academy of Musik, May 19; Garden City Jazz, May 26; $6 ages 13 and older; gardencityjazz.com

BASEBALL: ASHEVILLE TOURISTS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Monday, May 6, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Feed Your Face Monday – unlimited amount of select items from ballpark concession stands from the time gates open until the end of the sixth inning; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $11, $12, $15; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

G.A.M.E.S. AWARDS BANQUET: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; Augusta Sports Council honoring the 2013 Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports awards nominees; Chipper Jones, speaker; 6 p.m. check in and social hour, 7 p.m. dinner and program; business attire; $40 members, $50 others; (706) 722-8326, michelle@augustasportscouncil.org, augustasportscouncil.org

GEORGIA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY INFORMATION SESSION: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Comfort Suites, 2911 Riverwest Drive; free virtual public charter school information session; fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling; openings for 1,000 K-12 students from anywhere in the state of Georgia for the 2013-2014 school year; free; (800) 382-6010, GeorgiaConnectionsAcademy.com

BASEBALL: ASHEVILLE TOURISTS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Two For Tuesdays – two for one pricing on soft drinks and draft beers throughout the ballpark; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

LITTLE BIG TOWN – THE TORNADO TOUR: With special guest David Nail 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26.50, $34.50, $39.50; tickets James Brown Arena box office, (877) 4AUGTIX and georgialinatix.com; augustaentertainment complex.com/calendar/detail. php?id=621

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF AUGUSTA: 1:30-3:15 p.m. Saturdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; tickets available at Augusta Visitors Center; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; (706) 724-4067, bit.ly/S1QyIJ

FORT GORDON TOASTMASTERS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Fort Gordon Signal Tower, 504 Chamberlain Ave.; practice leadership and public speaking skills; Wednesdays at the Organizational Conference Room (Fish Bowl) at the base of Signal Tower, next to the Signal Corps Museum and Chef Redd’s Cafe; open to the public, fortgordon.toastmastersclubs.org

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTIONS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; home with a fenced yard required for dog adoptions; home inspection may be required; adoption fees $125 cats, $125-$175 dogs; (706) 261-PETS, csrahumanesociety.org

UPCOMING

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, North Augusta Community Center; free, open to the public; augustaaikenaudubon.org

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE SERIES 2013 – TARA SCHEYER: 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; Southern storytelling singer/songwriter; adult oriented; $25; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.com

AUGUSTA RESCUE MISSION RUN FOR SHELTER 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Augusta Common; benefits Augusta Rescue Mission and Bridge Ministries; family event, all ages welcome; runners, walkers and volunteers; $25; facebook.com/ARM.runforshelter?ref=hl

PAWS IN THE PARK: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, CSRA Humane Society Pet Shelter, 425 Wood St.; Walking own dog – registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m.; walking shelter dogs – registration 10:30 a.m., walk 11:15 a.m.; refreshments, entertainment, games, vendors; microchip clinic – call to make an appointment; (706) 261-7387, csrahumanesociety.org

FRIENDS OF THE AUGUSTA PUBLIC LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; used books of all kinds for sale; most only $1; ecgrl.org

A HOUSE DIVIDED BOOK TOUR: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Barnes & Noble, 3450 Wrightsboro Road; meet author Kim Roby; free; kimroby.com

ROLLER DERBY: SOUL CITY SIRENS MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT NIGHT: 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, Redwing Rollerway, 3065 Wasington Road; learn about the team and find out if you have what it takes to become a Soul City Siren; open to all; women as players, men as referees and volunteers; free; training@soulcitysirens.com, soulcitysirens.com

BASEBALL: ROME BRAVES VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Monday, May 13, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Feed Your Face Monday – unlimited amount of select items from ballpark concession stands from the time gates open until the end of the sixth inning; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $11, $12, $15; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL: ROME BRAVES VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Two For Tuesdays – two for one pricing on soft drinks and draft beers throughout the ballpark; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL: ROME BRAVES VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; BiLo Baseball Bingo; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

CORNHOLE CAROLINA CORNHOLE LEAGUE: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 2 Eighth St.; Must attend preseason party 7 p.m. May 16, no late entries; ACO rules, all equipment provided; league starts 7 p.m. May 21, 10 weeks plus seeded final tournament; $50 due at presentation party, remaining $50 due prior to Week 5; Cornhole Carolina, host; $10 per player per week; Brian Cameron (803) 270-6123, facebook.com/cornholecarolina

BASEBALL: SAVANNAH SAND GNATS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Thirsty Thursday – $1 fountain drinks and $1 drafts courtesy of Augusta Harley-Davidson, Hooters and The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $8, $10, $12; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

BASEBALL: SAVANNAH SAND GNATS VS. AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 17, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; Fireworks after the game; youth, military, senior (60+) general admission discounts by phone and at gate with identification; $9, $11, $13; (706) 736-7889, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t478

 
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