Looking for a Prince Charming? The Augusta Players' prince is staging a ball, and you're invited at 8 tonight at the great hall of Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.
The Glass Slipper Ball will offer dancing, dining and a visit from an enchantress. Admission is $50 adults, $45 seniors and students, or $35 for children under age 12. Formalwear or clothing appropriate for the fairy-tale setting requested.
The event is a gala preview of the troupe's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, to be staged at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Call 826-4707.
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PAINE COLLEGE/UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND MASKED BALL: 7:30 tonight, Radisson Riverfront Hotel, 2 10th St.; $50, tickets at Paine College business office in Haygood-Holsey Hall, Suite 209; music by Playback, black-tie attire; mask and ticket required for entry; masks sold at door; 821-8217.
AN EVENING OF DINNER AND JAZZ: 6:30 tonight, St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 129 Pendleton St. S.W., Aiken; fund-raising event for Mead Hall Episcopal School; silent auction and buffet dinner by Newberry Hall; $35; (803) 648-9666.
RICHARD HUNT SCULPTURE DEDICATION: Dedication of new sculptures 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Springfield Village Park, across from Springfield Baptist Church, corner of 12th and Reynolds streets; 733-7765.
ANNIVERSARY BALL: Christian Social Organization of Single Adults event 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 16, American Legion Post 63, Milledge Road; heavy hors d'oeuvres and music by the Borderline Band; $12 members, $15 guests; 278-6422.
MAYOR'S BALL: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; entertainment by Billy Joe Royal and Code 99; $75 singles, $100 couples, $1,000 corporate sponsorships; election fund-raiser for Augusta Mayor Bob Young; 737-5799.
CROSSROADS LEARNING CENTER COMEDY FUND-RAISER: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Thomson High School Auditorium, 1160 White Oak Road; featuring comedians Barbara Carlyle, Big Kenney and Charles Walden; doors open at 7 p.m.; $10; (706) 597-2522.
137TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHERMAN'S MARCH (BATTLE OF AIKEN): Annual Civil War battle re-enactment; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Carolina Star, Cedar Branch Road, off U.S. Highway 78 East, Aiken; 9 a.m. seminars, barbecue lunch at 11 a.m., battle at 2 p.m. both days with special presentations; featuring crafts, music, art and tours; $3 students and $5 adults in advance, available at Aiken Chamber of Commerce, 400 Laurens St. N.W.; Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet, U.S. Highway 1 in Warrenville; and Oreck Vacuums, Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta; $5 students and $10 adults at gates; (803) 642-2500, or Web site www.battleofaiken.org.
AUGUSTA SYMPHONY: Pops at the Bell Series 8 p.m. Saturday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., Tribute to the Beatles, $10-$35 adults, $5-$14 students; Masterworks Concert Series with violinist Vadim Gluzman, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 7 p.m. concert preview with violist Arthur Ross, $15-$35 adults, $7.50-$17.50 students; Publix Family Concert Series, The Magic of Strings, with Mr. Gluzman and the winner of the Augusta Symphony Youth Competition, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, $6; 826-4705.
ARIAS FROM GREAT ORATORIOS: Presented by St. Augustine's Episcopal Church music department; 5:15 p.m. Sunday, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road; featuring Amy Bradenburg, Lee Menefee, Bart Black, Michael Budd and William Toole; followed by Taste of Italy dinner in Parrish Hall; $10; reservations required for dinner; 738-6676.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN: Our Sinatra, touring production, part of Cultural Series, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, $30; Etherredge Center, 171 University Parkway; (803) 641-3305.
AN EVENING OF CHAMPAGNE, DESSERTS AND LOVE SONGS: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, City of Aiken Municipal Building, in The Alley, downtown; featuring soloists and ensembles from Masterworks Chorale of University of South Carolina Aiken; $15; tickets at Etherredge Center, 171 University Parkway, at door or by phone at (803) 641-3305.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Concert and lunch series, noon Tuesdays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; Rob Foster and Alan Knight, Feb. 19, with lunch catered by Mally's Bagels & Grits; concert free, lunch $7; 722-3463 for reservations.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; free; 737-1453.
AUGUSTA JAZZ PROJECT: Masters of Swing Big Band 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $15 adults, $5 students and seniors, $10 groups of 10 or more; 736-2279.
AUGUSTA CHORALE: Heritage Concert featuring black American music; 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Gilbert Lambuth Chapel of Paine College; $10 adults, $5 students.
THE ODD COUPLE: Female version presented by Stage III; 7 tonight and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Augusta Jewish Community Center, off Furys Ferry Road, Evans; dinner theater catered by French Market Grille West, Feb. 8-9, $25 members, $30 nonmembers; 228-3636.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: 7 tonight and Saturday night, Augusta State University, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; excerpts from play read by students; Planned Parenthood question-and-answer period will follow production; $12, $8 with valid Augusta State ID; proceeds will benefit Safe Homes of Augusta and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan; 737-1735.
ART: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production of comedy tonight and Saturday and Feb. 15-16 and 21-23; dinner 7 p.m., curtain 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Theatre, Building 32100 on post; $30, not recommended for children; 793-8552 for reservations.
WINTER DINNER THEATER: Eighth annual event features productions of Summer Festival and Family Outings presented by Warren Baptist Church youth department; 6:30 tonight and Saturday, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; dinner catered by Edmunds Barbecue; $10; 860-1586.
UNCLE VANYA: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 15; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; 7 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Augusta Theatre Company production, ballroom of Bon Air Apartments, 2101 Walton Way; $15 adults, $10 students and seniors and $8 for matinees; www.augustatheatre.com or 481-9040.
THE RED SHOES: Presented by Patchwork Players and Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center; 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $3, R.S.V.P. at 733-7043.
I WON'T BE THE OTHER WOMAN: Heritage Entertainment Group production of play by Angela Barrow Dunlap and David Whitfield; 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 15, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $23.50-$26.50; cast features Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band and MCA gospel recording artists Pam & Dodi; charge by phone at 828-7700 or online at ticketmaster.com; 724-2400.
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA: Augusta Players production; 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10-$30; Glass Slipper Ball, 8 tonight, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., $50 adults, $45 seniors and students, $35 for children under age 12; 826-4707.
TURANDOT: Augusta Opera presentation of Teatro Lirico D'Europa's production; 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $12, $25, $35 and $40, student discounts available; 826-4710.
MURDER AT THE PARTRIDGE INN: Sunday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. dinner buffet, 8:30 p.m. curtain; presented by the Augusta Theatre Company at the inn, 2110 Walton Way; $35; 737-8888, Ext. 201.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: Storyland Theatre production; school performances, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Feb. 19-22, family matinee, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50 per student during week, $4 per person for family matinee; 736-3455.
FREEDOM TRAIN: Story of Harriett Tubman and the Underground Railroad; 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $5; (865) 588-3979.
AUGUSTUM COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: A cappella choir holding auditions for alto voices 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; call Bill Toole at 733-5619 to schedule an appointment; alternate dates and times may be accommodated; for more information see www.augustacollegium.org.
AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: For production of Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will?; 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aiken Community Playhouse, corner of Price Avenue and Tow Notch Road; (803) 648-1438.
ON YOUR TOES
VALENTINE DANCE: Sponsored by Medical College of Georgia's Sertoma Club and CSRA Shag Club, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $10, $5 college students with ID; benefits MCG Speech and Hearing; Camp Juliena; Make A Wish Foundation; Augusta Rescue Mission; American Red Cross, Augusta Chapter; and other Sertoma charities; 721-2605.
THE LITERARY LIFE
OSWALD DISTINGUISHED WRITERS SERIES: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Etherredge Center, Janette Turner Hospital; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken; (803) 648-6851.
BOOK SIGNING: Michael C. Jones, author of One Dollar at a Time, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fort Gordon Post Exchange.
BOOK SIGNING: Carlie G. Butts, author of Where the Wild Rose Blooms, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Dollar General Store, 200 Edgefield Road, North Augusta.
BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: Book signing, noon Saturday with William J. Simmons, author of The Gulf War Anthology of Poetry; children's story time 10:30 a.m. Mondays; 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962.
BOOKS-A-MILLION: Pokemon league 1 p.m. Saturdays; children's story time 3 p.m. Saturdays; movies for children 7 p.m. Fridays; preschool story time 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; American Girl Book Club 4 p.m. first Saturdays; 2834 Washington Road, 481-9090.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS: CSRA Writers, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, bring copies of manuscripts to be critiqued; open-microphone night 7:30 second Saturdays; GA Writers Inc. meets third Mondays; bring at least eight copies of your work to be read and discussed; call Linda Lee Harper at 860-1876; poetry writers' workshop; 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays; share your work; 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2310.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: The Taste of Others Monday; American Movie Feb. 18; Not One Less Feb. 25; Divided We Fall March 4; and The Princess and the Warrior March 11; all screenings 6:30 and 8 p.m. in Butler Hall lecture room, 2500 Walton Way; free; 737-1609.
AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; photography exhibit An Eye on Aiken and Beyond through Feb. 24; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.
ART FACTORY: 301 Crawford Ave.; nonprofit community arts program offers classes in dance, visual art, drama and creative writing; 731-0008.
AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 12th St., Reynolds Street at Riverwalk Augusta; flower, butterfly and coastal gardens, sculptures of golfers throughout; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays; $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, students and military; $3.50 ages 4-12; 3 and younger free with paid adult; $4 per person for groups of 15 or more; Sunday admission is buy one, get one free with coupon available at Web site (www.gghf.org); 724-4443.
AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; Voices of the Civil War through Feb. 24; volunteer recruiting session, 9:45 a.m. Monday; Colonial re-enactors, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free admission Sundays, $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children and free for age 5 and younger other days; 722-8454.
CITY OF GROVETOWN MUSEUM: 106 W. Robinson Ave.; renovated century-old McDonald-Fields home; information, artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; $1; 863-4576.
COTTON EXCHANGE MUSEUM AND VISITORS' CENTER: Reynolds and Eighth streets; tourist information and exhibits on cotton trade; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 724-4067.
DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, University of South Carolina Aiken; 7 and 8 p.m. first and third Fridays and Saturdays; special exhibition Follow the Drinking Gourd, Feb. 15-16; $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for K-12 pupils, $1 for USC Aiken faculty, staff and students; (803) 641-3654.
EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1822 Broad St., Historic Augusta Inc. museum in three-story, 204-year-old frame house noted for architectural detail; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or 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; Human Gyro exhibit; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active military and ages 4-17, free for members; admission half-price after 3 p.m. daily; 821-0200.
GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; recent works by Gertrude Herbert art students through Feb. 26, Walker-McKenzie studio; Peace Quilt, third-floor gallery through Tuesday, Feb. 26; Beyond the Surface: Sculptural Objects by Jennifer Onofrio and Taweesak Molsawat, main gallery, through March 8; faculty and student exhibit, through February, Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 600 Broad St. Plaza; City Art Program, through February, Historic Cotton Exchange Welcome Center and Museum, Reynolds and Eighth streets; Ware's Folly Gallery, 506 Telfair St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, by appointment only Saturday, Walker-Mackenzie Studio, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 722-5495; www.ghia.org.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; senior luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, with Ronald Middleton, art teacher at Academy of Richmond County, $5; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; $2 adults, 75 cents children; 724-3576.
MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive, at 13th Street and Walton Way; historic home of George Walton, early Georgia governor and signer of Declaration of Independence; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, by appointment Saturdays; $4 adults and college students, $3.50 seniors, $3 high school students, $1 third-eighth grades and 50 cents kindergarten-second grade, group rates available; 724-4174.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Robin Hill's Birds through April 14; Robin Hill's Feathered Friends, exhibit tour with Anne Waters of Audubon Society, nature and ecology events, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Masterworks of Southern Art guided tour 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17; jazz concert by Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24; African American Works on Paper, through Feb. 24; museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; free admission Sundays, other days, $3 adults, $2 students, military and persons 65 and older, children younger than 6 free; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.
PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Park entrance off Lock and Dam Road; open noon to dusk Monday-Friday and dawn to dusk Saturday and Sunday; free; groups of 10 or more can schedule tours during week for $3 per person; 828-2109.
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; admission $1, house tours $3 per adult, $2 youth; (803) 827-1473.
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; donations 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 mascot; collection of communication material, including Civil War devices and 10th Armored Division equipment; signal flag exhibit featuring the flag from Appomattox; carrier pigeon exhibit; combat photographs by Cpl. Hugh F. McHugh; exhibit on Arctic explorer and Signal Corps 1st Lt. Adolphus W. Greely; two exhibits pertaining to Pearl Harbor; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 791-3856 or 791-2818.
WILD TURKEY CENTER AND MUSEUM: National Wild Turkey Federation, 770 Augusta Highway, Edgefield, S.C.; museum celebrates comeback of the wild turkey; legacy sculpture and garden, outdoor education center featuring two miles of nature and 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; reservations required for groups of 10 or more; www.nwtf.org or (803) 637-3106.
BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; former Presbyterian manse where Wilson spent his formative years during Civil War and Reconstruction; original and period furnishings; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $5, $4 60 and older and $3 younger than 18, free ages 5 and under; 724-0436.