Originally created 11/17/00

Kids will dance, play at festival



Columbia County's New Horizons Arts Festival will bring music, dance, drama and the visual arts to Savannah Rapids Pavilion on Saturday.

Entertainment will be provided from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by artists from Columbia County. Performers include the Harlem High Theater Department at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; the Columbia County Choral Society at 10:30 a.m; the Greater Augusta Dance Coalition at 11 a.m.; the Children's Musical Theater Workshop at 12:30 p.m.; Galen Kipar at 12:45 p.m.; the 4-H Club at 1:15 p.m.; the Foot Loose and Fancy Free Cloggers at 2:30 p.m.; Stevens Creek Community Church at 3 p.m.; the Lakeside High School Chorus at 3:30 p.m.; and the Sweet Adelines at 4 p.m.

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will also conduct workshops for children. Advance registration is required. Call 722-5495.

More than 50 vendors are expected to sell items from candles and woodcrafts to silk flowers and dolls, and there will be food vendors.

An American Girls doll exhibit will benefit the Augusta Dance Theatre. Donations will be accepted.

A juried art exhibit will be on display inside the pavilion, which is off Evans to Locks Road.

The festival also will provide exposure for Columbia County Arts Inc. The arts council recently sponsored a logo contest, and the winning logo will be unveiled at the festival.

Last year, the event drew about 3,000. About 5,000 are expected Saturday, and additional parking will be available at Stevens Creek Community Church on Stevens Creek Road. A shuttle bus will run from the church to the festival.

For more information, call 868-3458.

Arts festival

What: New Horizons Arts Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; additional parking at Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez

Admission: Free

Phone: 868-3458

Kids calendar

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday:
The Junior League of Augusta's Festival of Trees, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, no charge 12 and younger; $10 additional fee for breakfast with Santa Claus at 10 a.m. Saturday; 736-0033

10 a.m. to noon Saturday:

Family Workshop: Drawing With Cut Paper; $5 for one adult and one child, $1 per each additional child; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St.; 722-5495

2 p.m. Sunday:

Tell-A-Bration by the Tellers of Two Cities story-telling group, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; 724-7501

6 p.m. Monday:

North Augusta Tree Lighting and Carols in the Park, Calhoun Park; 441-4300

9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday:

The Patchwork Players and Augusta State Literacy Center present The Velveteen Rabbit, Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; 733-7403

5:30 p.m. Tuesday:

Festival of Lights; Eighth Street Plaza at Riverwalk Augusta; music, ceremony, story time and visit with Santa to mark lighting of Augusta's Christmas tree and decorations; 821-1754.

Reach Charmain Brackett at (803) 441-6927 or czbrackett@hotmail.com.