Originally created 10/26/01

Applause calendar



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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

HOUSE OF HORRORS: 3647 Wrightsboro Road, one mile west of Bobby Jones Expressway; 7 to midnight nightly through Wednesday; $5; sponsored by Masters City Sertoma Club; benefits local charities.

KRYSTAL RIVER FRIGHT FACTORY: 799 Industrial Drive, Evans; 8 nightly through Wednesday; music, dancing, free arcade games; 10-room haunted house, admission $5; Halloween shop 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and open haunted house hours; costume contest 7 tonight, four age groups, prizes; 855-0061.

JACK-O-LANTERN JUBILEE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Georgia Avenue, North Augusta; food, games, crafts, dunking booth, children's costume contest, rides and music by Shiloh; 441-4300.

SPOOKY SWAMP RIDE : 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; hayride, crafts, snacks and scary fun; ages 5-10; $3 members, $5 others; reservations required by Wednesday; 828-2109.

COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: 4-9 p.m. today, Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, Aiken; games, refreshments, contests and entertainment; (803) 642-7635.

HALLOWEEN HOOPLA: Saturday, Odell Weeks Center, Aiken; carnival rides and games, pumpkin-carving contest, costume contests, refreshments and trick-or-treating; $3 for children ages 3-12, $1 for age 12 and older, free for those 2 and under; (803) 642-7631.

SPOOKY SPLASH DINE-IN MOVIE EVENT: 6-8:45 p.m. Saturday, the Family Y Wheeler Indoor Aquatics Center, 3532 Wheeler Road; watch a big-screen family classic while floating in the heated pool; hayride, face-painting, moon bounce and refreshments; 738-6678.

FORT DISCOVERY SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY: 3-5 p.m. Saturday; with weird science demonstrations, Halloween goodies, goo gallery and costume parade; $4 adults, $3 children, free for members; 821-0200.

JUDGMENT HOUSE: 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Saturday, Nov. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and 5-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Town Creek Baptist Church, 236 Darien Drive, Aiken; drama played out in a series of rooms, tells the story of two young people and what happens after their deaths; presented by the church's youth ministry; $2; for children ages 10 and older; walk-ins welcome but reservations are suggested; (803) 648-2012.

HALLOWEEN PARK HORROR: Monday and Tuesday; trips down haunted trail in Harrison Caver Park, Clearwater; (803) 593-2221.

HALLOWEEN AT PATRIOTS PARK: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday; trick-or-treating and children's costume contests, no rented or purchased costumes; admission is free with canned good; 868-3458.

HALLOWEEN FUN IN DOWNTOWN AIKEN: Wednesday, downtown Aiken; businesses open their doors to children in costumes for trick-or-treating; Halloween party sponsored by Aiken Center for the Arts; (803) 649-2221.

AIKEN COUNTY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aiken County Parks and Recreation Department, Graniteville; games, treats and haunted house; (803) 663-6142.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SUMMERVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HOMES TOUR: Today through Sunday; includes tour of homes, parade, Friends of the Library book sale, an evening at the Bon Air, Partridge Inn luncheon and brunch, organ recital and Evensong; $15; available at The Parsonage Books and Gifts, Surrey Center Pharmacy, Hill Drug Co., Fat Man's Forest, Park Avenue Antiques and Quiet Pond.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; fund-raiser for Augusta State University's Phoenix Magazine; with Impulse Ride; $5 in advance, $10 at the gate, $7 with Augusta State or military ID; 737-1614.

GREATER AUGUSTA STAMP CLUB SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph Hospital Home Health Care Services Center, Daniel Village, Wrightsboro Road; free; (706) 798-6695.

ANNUAL PET-A-FAIR: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; featuring pet contests, bake-off, silent auction and raffles; sponsored by CSRA Humane Society; 261-7387.

UNITED WAY BENEFIT: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Outback Steakhouse, 160 Aiken Mall Road; $15; (813) 282-1225.

HARVEST BALL: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; fund-raiser for Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center will include dancing, door prizes, dining, silent auction and music by Everette Morris and the Escorts; $20; 733-7043.

CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: Nov. 16-18, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 712 Telfair St.; arts and crafts show; $5 adults, free younger than 12; 847-9480.

HOLIDAY FIESTA: 3-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, Aiken County Agricultural Services Assembly Room, 1555 Richland Ave. E.; holiday recipes, nutrition tips and decorations; $5 before Friday, Nov. 9, $6 after and at the door; (803) 649-6297.

THE SPORTING LIFE

NATIONAL WRESTLING FEDERATION: Saturday, Bernie Ward Community Center, 1925 Lumpkin Road; $7 in advance, $8 at the door; 863-1722.

MUSIC NOTES

TUESDAY MUSIC LIVE: Concert and lunch series, Creative Impressions with lunch by the Boll Weevil Nov. 6, Donald and Ann Macey with lunch by Bistro 491 Nov. 20; all concerts performed at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; lunch, takeout or sit-down, is $7; reservations needed for lunch; 722-3463.

GOSPEL MUSIC ON THE RIVER: 7-10 tonight, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; with Christian Harmony, Glorious King, Heartland Gospel Trio and others; 821-2517.

MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS, AUGUSTA SYMPHONY: Encore Chamber Series concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Encore Chamber concerts are $80 per person for all three or $20 each for concerts held on Saturday and April 27 and $50 for Jan. 26 concert, which includes dinner; call 826-4705.

GEORGIA GUITAR QUARTET: 5 p.m. Sunday, Academy of Richmond County, 910 Russell St.; benefit concert for auditorium fund; 737-7152, Ext. 0.

NEW JAZZ BAND MEETS: A first rehearsal and organizational meeting of the Augusta State University Conservatory Jazz Band, directed by Dr. John Bradley, will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Rehearsal Hall at Augusta State University. High school student jazz performers are welcome to attend.

AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE DESSERT CONCERT: 11th annual concert; 7 p.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $10; 826-4718.

FACULTY AND FRIENDS RECITAL: 7 p.m. Thursday, University of South Carolina Aiken, Etherredge Center, 171 University Parkway; featuring soprano Maureen Simpson with Andrea Lutz and violinist Laura Tomlin with pianist Gabe Mangiante; $8, $5 students.

JOSEF PATCHEN III: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; solo recital dedicated to the memory of Harry Jacobs; donations accepted; proceeds will benefit the church's music fund.

ONSTAGE

CRIMES OF THE HEART: Augusta State University Theatre Department production 8 tonight and Saturday night and 3 p.m. Sunday, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; $10, $7 senior citizens, $5 high school students and free to Augusta State students with valid ID; 737-1500.

THE WIZARD OF OZ: Aiken Kidney Benefit; 8 tonight; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; matinees $12, evening performances $16; (803) 641-3305.

ROCKY HORROR SHOW: 7:30 tonight, Thursday and Nov. 2, 8 and 9, 8 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 3, 10 and midnight Saturday and Nov. 3 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 10, Bon Air Apartments Ballroom, 2101 Walton Way; $18 adults, $12 students and senior citizens, $10 matinee; 481-9040.

STORYLAND THEATRE: 2001-02 season, school performances 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, matinees 3 p.m. Sundays unless otherwise noted; at Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; Cinderella, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Nov. 2, matinee Sunday, Nov. 4; Jack and the Beanstalk, Feb. 19-22; matinee Saturday, Feb. 23; Rapunzel, April 2-5, matinee Sunday, April 7; season tickets available; 736-3455.

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production of Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry; Nov. 2-3, 9-10 and 15-17; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain; $24-$27; 793-8552.

BROADWAY AT THE BELL SERIES: Footloose, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11; Cats, 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12; My Fair Lady, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4; and Ragtime, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20; all performances at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $14-$98; 724-2400.

THE GREAT CROSS-COUNTRY RACE: Nov. 19 and 20, University of South Carolina Aiken, Playground Playhouse, 171 University Parkway.

AUDITIONS

AUGUSTA PLAYERS: Parts available for production of A Christmas Carol; children 10 a.m. Saturday and adults 2-4 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Wednesday; Augusta Players warehouse, 1001 Walton Way; 826-4707.

FILM SERIES

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Creature From the Black Lagoon Monday and Ratcatcher Thursday, Nov. 8; Butler Hall lecture room; all movies free and screened at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Butler Hall lecture room; call student activities office, 737-1609.

On your toes

BELLY DANZ CLUBS: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, history of belly dancing, Appleby Branch Library Garden, corner of Walton Way and Johns Road; regular classes, 7:15 p.m. Mondays for beginners and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for inter-advanced, Christine Mangelly Dance School; 736-6775.

THE LITERARY LIFE

BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Appleby Branch Library Garden, Walton Way; sponsored by Friends of the Library; 738-4898.

OSWALD DISTINGUISHED WRITERS SERIES: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, Allan Gurganus; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, Etherredge Center, Janette Turner Hospital; (803) 648-6851.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: Book signing and tasting, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, William E. Coxwell's Southern Menus for Entertaining; 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962.