Originally created 05/17/02

Applause calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

CELEBRATING THE GARDEN: Annual fund-raiser for Art Factory; 7 tonight, Boardman Pavilion on Savannah River, off Old Plantation Road in North Augusta; silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment by Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams; $35 per person; reservations required; 731-0008.

HEPHZIBAH LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: Fourth annual fund-raiser; 1 p.m. today, Pointe South Golf Club, Hephzibah; $45, includes greens fees, carts, post-tournament meal and cash prizes; (706) 592-5618.

LE CAFE DU TEAU 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Benefit for Golden Harvest Food Bank; today through Sunday, at the restaurant, 1855 Central Ave.; $1 from every entree sale donated; with guest chefs, entertainers, champagne and retrospective and prospective menus; 733-3505.

HISTORIC AUGUSTA ANNUAL COTTON BALL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Sunset cookout celebrating Daniel Field's 75th anniversary; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Daniel Field Airport; dinner, cash bar, raffle for hot-air-balloon ride and entertainment by Pat Blanchard; invitation is through membership in Historic Augusta; memberships available in advance or at the door, $35 individual level, $45 family or double level; 724-0436.

ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE AWARENESS FAMILY FUNFEST: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Pendleton King Park, Kissingbower Road; games, food, entertainment and foster parent and adoption information; free; sponsored by Georgia State Office of Adoptions and Division of Family and Children Services; 855-3463.

BLUES CLUES LIVE: 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26.50-$15; tickets available at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office or by calling 724-2400.

AUGUSTA ROSE SOCIETY YEAR OF THE ROSE GARDEN TOUR: Tour of six area gardens 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; tour includes homes at 3529 and 3511 Granite Way, 1010 Milledge Road and 2203 Terrace Road, Augusta; and 1816 Warren Court and 11 Sedgewood Court, North Augusta; visitors can start at garden that is most convenient; refreshments served at each garden; free; 279-8327.

BLACK-TIE GALA: Fifth annual fund-raiser for 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc.; 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; dinner, dancing, silent auction and music by Wycliffe Gordon; $60, $600 corporate table of 10; 869-8699 or 651-8444.

ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION DAY: Augusta Archaeological Society celebration of Georgia Archaeology Week; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad St.; assistance provided for identifying and classifying prehistoric and historic artifact collections and reporting and protection of archaeological sites; free; 868-8433.

SHRINER'S GOLF TOURNAMENT: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Applewood Golf Course, Storey Mill Road; $40 per player, includes greens fees, cart rental, ditty bags, beverages on course and buffet dinner; cash prizes and new car awarded for first hole-in-one on pre-designated Par 3 hole; registration begins at 8 a.m.; sponsored by Shriner's Legion of Honor military veterans; 860-1268.

CSRA-S.C. MASTER GARDENERS HOME GARDEN TOURS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1; free tours feature gardens of five Aiken homes; brochures showcasing homes are available before Thursday, May 30 at Clemson Extension Office, 1555 Richland Ave., Suite 500, Aiken; (803) 649-7748.

HIDDEN GARDEN TOURS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1; tours of six hidden gardens in Waynesboro, Ga.; $6, tickets and maps available at Burke County Chamber of Commerce, 241 E. Sixth St., and Southern Bank, Liberty Street; (706) 554-7360.

THE SPORTING LIFE

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: Monday-Wednesday, vs. Columbus; all games are at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; $1-$8, group rates available; 736-7889 or tixonline.com.

AUGUSTA STALLIONS: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, vs. Charleston Swamp Foxes; all home games are played at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $7.50-$30.50, $40-$200 season; 738-9539, or 724-2400.

MUSIC NOTES

JAZZ CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES: 8-9:30 p.m. Sundays in May, Eighth Street Bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta; bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnics and candles; $5.

HOPELAND GARDENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26 at Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage in Hopeland Gardens in Aiken; the Masterworks Chamber Ensemble and Etherredge Center Acappella Choir Monday; bring lawn chair or blanket and picnic supper; in case of rain, concerts are held at Odell Weeks Activities Center gym; free; (803) 642-7631.

A FESTIVAL FOR THREE CHOIRS: Features Augusta Choral Society, Augusta Chorale and Augusta Children's Chorale with Georgia Brass and Keith Shafer; 8 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $13-$16; 826-4713.

FROM BIBLE TO BROADWAY: Concert featuring Cantors Steven Weiss and Nancy Kassel, with Judith Cole; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Way; $36 general admission, $75 patron, includes pre-concert cocktail party, raffle for $1,000 prize and preferred concert seating; 733-9491.

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: All-American Memorial Day Concert; 7 p.m. Monday, May 27, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street and Riverwalk Augusta; donations accepted; 202-0091.

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY: A B's Concert: Bach, Beatles, Buxtehude; 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, First Baptist Church, Evans, Washington Road at Belair Road; $8 adults, $6 seniors and students; 868-8670.

JAZZ 2002: THE 13TH ANNUAL EVENING OF JAZZ: Annual fund-raiser for Paine College's United Negro College Fund campaign; 5 p.m. Sept. 1, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the show; 821-8233.

ONSTAGE

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Augusta Players production 8 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10-$30; 826-4707.

MURDER AT THE PARTRIDGE INN: Augusta Theatre Company production of A Hero's Death Sunday and June 23, The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; 7:30 p.m. dinner buffet, 8 p.m. curtain; $35; 737-8888, Ext. 201.

HANSEL & GRETEL AND STARS AND STRIPES: World of Dance production; 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $3; 733-0115.

AUDITIONS

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: For Youth Wing production of FAME; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, and 6-9 p.m. Monday, at the playhouse, corner of Price Avenue and Two Notch Road; (803) 648-1438.

YOUNG ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE: For production of Pollyanna; 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Augusta Preparatory Day School, Goodwin Commons, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; open to students in elementary school through college; 373-0605.

AUGUSTA PLAYERS: For Children's Wing production of Tom Sawyer; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Augusta Players Warehouse, 1001 Walton Way; 826-4707.

ON YOUR TOES

IRISH DANCING LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, except July 4, Augusta Irish Dancers Studio, 1427 Monte Sano Ave.; adults only; $50 for five lessons; 737-5286.

THE LITERARY LIFE

BOOK DISCUSSION: With Mark Leepson, author of Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House that Jefferson Built; 7 p.m. Monday, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Parish Hall, 2230 Walton Way; reception following; 737-1532.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: Book signing with Stephen Doster's, author of Lord Baltimore, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4; 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.

JUST FOR KIDS

21ST ANNUAL COLLAGE: CREATIVE ARTS CAMP: Camp sponsored by Friends of Augusta Symphony; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17-28, Trinity On-the-Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave.; for rising kindergarteners through rising fifth-graders; hands-on experiences with musical instruments, art, movement, drama, chorus, puppetry, pottery, weaving, storytelling and creative writing with local art professionals; $100 per week; 826-4705.

MUSEUMS

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; Quilt show by The Museum Piecers through May 30; 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 Saturday; 731-0008.

AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 12th St., Reynolds Street at Riverwalk Augusta; flower, butterfly and coastal gardens, sculptures of golfers throughout; 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 buy one, get one free with coupon available at Web site (www.gghf.org); 724-4443.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; Mark Catesby's Natural History of the Southern Colonies, 1722-1726 exhibit Saturday through June 30; film The Preservation of Civil War Sites in Georgia, in History Theater through May 31; Continuing Education class: Augusta at War: A Military History of Augusta, Tuesdays through May 28, registration required; May Family History Series, 12:30 and 2 p.m. Saturday, historical puppet show with Ben and Keeter's puppets; History Camp 2002, June 24-28, $35 members, $50 nonmembers, reservations required by Friday, June 14; 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; $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for K-12 pupils, $1 for university 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; Discover Camps 2002 accepting applications, weeklong camps scheduled for June 10-July 22, $125 members, $150 nonmembers; 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.; Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Senior Exhibit, Ware's Folly, through May 31; Recent Works from Gertrude Herbert Studio art classes, Walker-McKenzie, through May 31; A Delicate Bouquet: French Floral Studies, Ware's Folly, through May 24; family workshop: Art for Tots, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, for children ages 2-4, $12 per one adult and child; family workshop: 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, for children ages 5-12, $7 per one adult and child, $1 each additional child; accepting applications for annual juried fine art competition and exhibition, A Sense of Place: Continuity and Change in the New South, through June 12; 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.; Modernism in the South through Aug. 4; special program: Art + Writing: Authors Respond to Modern Art, with Augusta Authors Club, 2 p.m. Sunday, free; volunteer training session, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21; museum hours 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; member tour: River Scar Trail, 9 a.m. Saturday; Kids Bug Crawl, 1 p.m. Saturday; Gator Gang meeting, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28; park hours 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 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.; Fun and Learn Day, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, educational program for children with special needs, registration required; 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.; 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; 722-9828.