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COLLAGE: CREATIVE ARTS CAMP: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-July 24, open to kindergartners through fifth graders, Episcopal Day School and Church of the Good Shepherd, Walton Way; sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony; Sue Alexanderson, 738-7527, or Augusta Symphony, 826-4705.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken; adults $10, students, faculty and staff $5; (803) 641-3305.
THE ODD COUPLE: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 24-25 and July 31, also 3 p.m. Saturday and July 18, Abbeville Opera House, Abbeville, S.C.; adults $13, seniors $12, (864) 459-2157.
SIGNAL CORPS BAND: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, Freedom Park gazebo, Fort Gordon; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; free.
HOPELANDS GARDENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Mondays, Hopelands Gardens performing-arts stage, Aiken; Monday, Bungle Rye; rain date Thursdays.
EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Branch Library garden, 2260 Walton Way; Tuesday, Confirmation; free.
MUSIC IN THE PARK: Featuring All That Jazz; 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, North Augusta Living History Park, Lake Avenue and West Spring Grove, North Augusta; free, picnic concessions available, no alcohol; rain venue North Augusta High School auditorium.
ARMY SIGNAL CORPS BAND: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, Freedom Park gazebo, Fort Gordon; free.
A CELTIC REVIVAL: Sponsored by the Augusta Bagpipe Society; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15, Shane Parris, 863-2251, or Shellie Newsome, 598-2287.
BOOK SIGNING: Featuring E. Randall Floyd, author of Deep In the Heart; 2 p.m. today, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.
SYNERGY '98: PTA technology conference; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway.
GEORGIA WRITERS INC.: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, Augusta-Richmond County Library, Greene Street.
POETRY WORKSHOP: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway.Fine art museums
COTTON EXCHANGE MUSEUM AND VISITORS CENTER: Reynolds at Eighth streets; free tourist information and exhibits on cotton trade; Trees | Clay | Cotton art exhibit by Annette Bush through July 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 724-4067.
GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Printed Images of Latin America by Pamela Harden July 17-Sept. 11, opening reception and artist lecture 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 17, nonmembers $5; student gallery; 722-5495.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; permanent exhibits include the Augusta Ebony Legacy, the Alice Davis Collection and artists' collection; stories for children 9 a.m. to noon first Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, by appointment weekends and holidays; $2 adults, 75 cents children; 724-3576.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; The West in American Art through July 19; autograph session with E. Randall Floyd, author of Deep in the Heart, 2 p.m. today; Young at Art lecture on painting preservation 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, nonmembers $10, members free; Heart of the Eastern Mountains-Birthplace of Country Music lecture 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19; Art Break luncheon noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, nonmembers $3; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays; admission free Sundays; other days, $3 adults, $2 students and persons 65 and older; age 6 and younger free; 724-7501.
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 100-year-old former Catholic church noted for stained-glass windows, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; $1, no charge for children; 826-4700.
Get in on the act
AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: Auditioning tenors and altos; group specializes in Renaissance music, rehearsals Mondays; call music director William Toole, 733-5619.
AIKEN CHORAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY CHORUS: No auditions required; rehearsals 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, All Saints Anglican Church, Fairfield Street and Richland Avenue, Aiken; call J.B. Hartley, (803) 642-0467.
AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Limited openings in all sections; call Dr. Alan Drake, 736-9098, for band and audition information.
ENCORE! CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL: Ridge Arts Council accepting applications from visual artists through Sept. 1 for the Encore! Cultural Arts Festival, Oct. 3, Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.; $25 with electricity, non-electric exhibits $20, (803) 532-2388.
EVENING OF JAZZ: Paine College is accepting applications for vendors for September's An Evening of Jazz; $75 before Aug. 6 or $100 after Aug. 6; Office of Institutional Advancement, Paine College, 821-8233.
AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE: The Augusta Mini Theatre is holding its 1998 Fund-raising drive; 722-0598.