Originally created 03/31/02

Fine arts calendar


AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; permanent exhibits include Aiken County History Room, miniature circus, model-train room, old drugstore, log cabin and one-room schoolhouse; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.

ART FACTORY: 416 Crawford Ave.; nonprofit community-arts program offers classes in dance, visual art, drama and creative writing; Spring classes through May 18; 731-0008.

AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 12th St., Reynolds Street at Riverwalk Augusta; Symphony Guild family Easter-egg hunt, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, $20 adults, $10 children age 12 and younger; 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.; The Story of Golf, 118-minute public television documentary showing continuously in the History Theatre through April 30; Brown Bag History Series, noon Wednesday, with Erick D. Montgomery, $2 nonmembers, reservations required; April Family History Series, Civil War Program, noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and guided tour of Augusta's Story exhibit, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20; permanent exhibits include Augusta's Story, Augusta history from early Indians through Susan Still's 1997 Space Shuttle mission; medical history; 1917 steam locomotive and 1930s gas station; replica cotton gin and 56-foot Petersburg boat; Susan L. Still Children's Discovery Gallery; museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; museum shop, features local pottery, amber jewelry, silver and Georgia historical plates and prints, open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays; free admission to museum 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; $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; Masters Gala 2002, Friday, April 12, Bell Auditorium, pre-concert reception at Fort Discovery, $45 concert-only; Discover Camps 2002 accepting applications, week-long camps scheduled for June 10-July 22, $125 members, $150 nonmembers; optical illusion exhibit in Knox Gallery through May 9; 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 from Gertrude Herbert Studio art classes, Walker-McKenzie, through May 31; Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Competition, Ware's Folly Gallery, through April 19; A Delicate Bouquet: French Floral Studies, Ware's Folly, through May 24; 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.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; closed Mondays; $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; 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 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; children's program: 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; special viewing: Toward Independence and Seeds of Destiny, both Academy Award-winning films; 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, wetlands 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 for 60 and older and $3 younger than 18, free age 5 and younger; 724-0436.


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