Originally created 06/30/00

Event calendar



Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403, or send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Onstage

CINDERELLA: 9 and 10 a.m. today; $3; Augusta State University Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; 733-7043.

THE DIARY OF BLACK MEN: Traveling drama to be staged 8 p.m. today, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $20; 828-7700.

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT: July 12-14; Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall; 791-4389

ME AND JEZEBEL: 8 p.m. July 14-15, 21-22, 3 p.m. July 16; Elizabeth Fuller's account of Bette Davis' one-month stay at Ms. Fuller's home, $8 adults, $7 senior citizens, $5 teens; Aiken Community Playhouse, corner of Two Notch Road and Price Avenue; (803) 648-1438.

MURDER AT THE PARTRIDGE INN: Murder mystery dinner theater presented by Augusta Theatre Company at Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; Sunday, July 16; buffet at 7:30 p.m., play at 8:30; $35, 737-8888.

Music notes

MOOD INDIGO: Jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and adult contemporary music by Kari Gaffney, 8-9:30 p.m. today, Riverwalk Augusta Eighth Street bulkhead; 821-1754.

HOPELAND GARDENS FESTIVAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Concerts through August at 7 p.m. Mondays in 14-acre park; U.S. Marine Corps Band Monday; SwingStation July 10; (803) 642-7631 for more information.

FRENCH BOYS CHOIR, LES PETITS CHANTEURS DU COMTE DE FLANDRE: 7 p.m. Thursday; free; St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road; 863-4956.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK 2000: 7 p.m. Thursday and July 27; lineup includes Augusta Concert Band, U.S. Army Signal Corps Band; $3-$100 contributions accepted; Creighton Living History Park, Lake Avenue, North Augusta; (803) 442-7588.

Special events

MOVIES ON THE RIVER: 9 p.m. Saturday, Armageddon; Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Augusta Riverwalk.

ARTSCAPE CAMP PERFORMANCE: 11:15 a.m. today; The Great Kapok Tree-Performance; Ursula Collins Elementary School, 1321 Steed St.; 826-4702.

THE TASTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DINNER: 4:30 p.m. take out, 6 p.m. dine in, Saturday, July 8; $8; Atonement Episcopal Church, 2616 Tobacco Road; 790-7596.

Fourth of July activities

CRITTERS CORNER PETTING ZOO: Noon, Saturday-Tuesday; Riverwalk Augusta's Eight Street Plaza.

RIVERWALK AUGUSTA'S JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION: 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday; music, entertainment and fireworks; 821-1754.

A STAR SPANGLED FOURTH: 8 p.m. Tuesday, The Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra, then fireworks at Riverwalk Augusta; $15 adults, $10 students; Saint Paul's Episcopal Church; Sixth and Reynolds streets at Riverwalk Augusta; 722-6855.

PATRIOT'S PARK JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday; at the park in Appling; games, contests, arts and crafts and fireworks; 863-7523.

FORT GORDON FREEDOM PARK: Monday; disc jockey, children's activities, dancing; games, raffle and other events 4-8 p.m.; dance group at 5:30 p.m.; concert by U.S. Army Signal Corps Band 8:30-9:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 791-7003.

Just for kids

PARENT/TODDLER ACTIVITY GROUP: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in July, parents and toddlers participate in activities together during storytime; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2373.

COLLAGE: CREATIVE ARTS CAMP: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10-21; hands-on activities with musical instruments, drama, chorus, movement, weaving, art, story-telling and creative writing for children; $90 per week; Episcopal Day School, 2248 Walton Way; 738-7527.

SUMMER MOVIE CAMP: 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 9; children's morning movies; $1, series tickets $5; Regency Exchange Cinema, 2870 Regency Blvd.; 790-7460.

ART FACTORY INC.: Arts and performing-arts classes for children; summer classes, $85 weekly; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 731-0008.

STAGE III: Creative dramatics for grades 1-3; beginning acting for grades 4-7; 517 Granite Point, Martinez; 868-0781.

ACTING CLASSES: For children ages 7-11; call for dates and prices; Augusta Theatre Company Studio, 2101 Walton Way, Suite 100-A; 481-9040.

KIDS IN COLLEGE CAMPS: University of South Carolina Aiken offering summer learning camps; call for information; USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; (803) 641-3563.

READING RAINBOW STORYTIME: 7 p.m. Mondays in July, reading of books featured on Reading Rainbow episodes; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2373.

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS SUMMER THEATER CAMP: Two-week program for ages 6-18, July 10-21, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Ext.; 826-4707.

CHILD ACTING CLASSES: Beginning July 11; Augusta Theatre Company, 2101 Walton Way Suite 100-A; 481-9040.

AMERICAN GIRLS CLUB: 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16; Molly theme party with 1940s summertime girls; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2373.

Auditions

GARDEN CITY BARBERSHOP CHORUS: Open rehearsals 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bunting Drive, North Augusta; 736-8054.

AUGUSTA CHAMBER SINGERS: Open rehearsals 4:15 p.m. Thursdays; St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road; 738-1634.

THE AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: Auditions for new members in August; to set up an audition time, or for more information, call Carolyn Dolen, executive director, at 826-4713.

Museums

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W.; 7th Annual Aiken Artists Guild through July 30; permanent exhibit includes fire engine, drugstore, toy trains, circus, log cabin, one-room school, military hall and nature room; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; (803) 642-2015.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; noon, Wednesday; Brown Bag Series, Dr. Nell Callahan: Augusta: Deja vu; $2 nonmembers; 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6: The A-B-C's of Mr. Jefferson's Y; exhibit The 1900s: Threshold to the New Millennium; permanent exhibits include Augusta's Story multimedia exhibit, 1914 steam locomotive and 1930s gas station; documentaries in theater; regular admission, $2 children, $3 seniors and $4 adults weekdays; Sunday admission, age 5 and younger free, age 6 and older $1, adults $2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 722-8454.

COTTON EXCHANGE MUSEUM AND VISITORS' CENTER: Reynolds and Eighth streets; photography exhibition featuring black and white macro by Alice Carter through today; free tourist information and exhibits on cotton trade; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 724-4067 or 823-6600.

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1822 Broad St.; Historic Augusta Inc. museum in 203-year-old, three-story frame house noted for architectural detail; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, other times by appointment; $2 adults, $1 for 55 and older and 50 cents for 18 and younger; 724-0436.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Summer Fun Celebration, summer fun activities and demonstrations, 1-4 p.m.; The Science of Bicycles, demonstrations and activities, through today; SRS Celebrating 50 years of excellence exhibit; The Illuminated Brain, 3-D laser presentation, through Oct. 15, costs $1, free for members; regular admission $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active military and ages 4-16; admission half-price after 3 p.m. daily; Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater, $3 adults and children; memberships available; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 821-0200.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; works by Harvey Breverman through Sept. 7; now accepting applications for Arts in the Heart of Augusta Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, open to artists in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media; city art program through today; summer camp sessions through July 21, $50 members, $60 others; 722-5495.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; art and computer classes for children ages 6-13, basic computer skills, art skills including watercolor, oils, pencil, clay and crafts; permanent exhibits include the Augusta Ebony Legacy through July 28; museum hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, by appointment weekends and holidays; $2 adults, 75 cents children; 724-3576.

MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive, at 13th Street and Walton Way; historic home of George Walton, Georgia governor and signer of Declaration of Independence; regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, by appointment Saturdays; $3 adults, $2 high school students, $1 students through eighth grade, group rates available; 724-4174.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Freeman and Cora Schoolcraft: A Tribute, through Sept. 5; Berry Fleming: Augusta Artist and Author exhibit through Oct. 29; Mark Catesby: Works on Paper exhibit through Aug. 27; Independence Day hours noon to 5 p.m.; Artrageous Sunday! is at 2 p.m. first Sunday of each month; museum hours 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays; free admission Sundays, other days, $3 adults, $2 students, military and persons 65 and older, age 6 and younger free; public school students from Columbia and Richmond counties admitted free, $1 per student for other schools; on the Web at www.themorris.org/; 724-7501.

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION WILD TURKEY CENTER AND MUSEUM: 770 Augusta Highway, Edgefield, S.C.; state-of-the-art museum celebrates the comeback of the wild turkey; new Legacy Sculpture and garden, Outdoor Education Center featuring 2 miles of nature/hiking trails, managing land for wildlife demonstrations, wetland habitat site and pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; www.nwtf.org or (803) 637-3106.

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; 369-acre estate including mansion house built in 1859, grounds open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday, house tours noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment; (803) 827-1473.

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 100-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained-glass windows, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; donation requested, children free; 826-4700.

SIGNAL CORPS MUSEUM: Conrad Hall, 506 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon; the Winter Flight School, featuring a Signal Corps pilot and his mascot; collection of communication material, including Civil War devices and 10th Armored Division equipment; carrier pigeon exhibit; combat photographs by Cpl. Hugh F. McHugh; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, by appointment Sunday and Monday; 791-3856 or 791-2818.

The literary life

SOUTH CAROLINA WRITERS' WORKSHOP: Aiken chapter meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays; Aiken County Council Building, 736 W. Richland Ave.

WRITERS' WORKSHOP: Augusta Writers' Group meets 7 p.m. first Mondays, July 10 this month; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2373.

OPEN MICROPHONE NIGHT: 7:30 p.m. second Saturdays; selected poetry, prose and short fiction works; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2373.

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: Educational organization focusing on costumes, culture and society of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; various meetings weekly; www.sca.org; 792-0090.

POETRY-WRITING WORKSHOP: 7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month; July 25, local poet Paul Jackson; explore various styles and share your work; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2373.

On your toes

SINGLES DANCES: Christian Social Organization for Single Adults; 8-11 p.m. Saturdays; Westside High School, 1002 Stelling Road; members $4, others $6; 650-2017 or 541-9532.

AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCING: 7:30-11 p.m. third Saturdays, Health Central gym, 945 Broad St.; members $4, others $7; 667-6377.

AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays; no partners needed, beginners welcome; call for location, 737-6299.

BALLROOM DANCING: Dances 8-11 p.m. second Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; $10 per person, $15 with live music; complementary dance lesson 7:30 p.m.

BELLY DANZ CLUB: Meeting 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. July 10; beginners welcome; Mangelly Accordion Dance School, 2506 Peach Orchard Road; 798-1831.

Get active

GARDEN CITY STRUMMERS DULCIMER CLUB: Dulcimer players meet to learn new songs and jam; third Mondays, Marks Baptist Church, 1405 Marks Church Road; 855-7041.