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SACRED HEART GIFT SHOP HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; artwork by Maryann Baggs; book signings, Christine Deriso's Dreams to Grow On and Karin Calloway's Quick Cooking; 826-4701.
CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; arts and crafts; $5, children 12 and younger admitted free; Russ Hunt, (800) 683-3772.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Augusta Players production; 8 p.m. Nov. 22-23, 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12 second balcony to $35 orchestra and mezzanine; 826-4707.
KID'S KRYSTAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW: Santa and reindeer will arrive at 4 p.m., light show 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, Krystal River Water Park, 799 Industrial Park Drive, Evans; $1 per person, children ages 6 and younger admitted free; children ages 12 and younger will receive hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting; 868-7235.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: Aiken Community Playhouse production; 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, 13-14; 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $13, $11 seniors, $9 students with valid ID and $6 for ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438, Web site www.atlantic.net/~acp.
FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; featuring Augusta Choral Society, Augusta Collegium Musicum and readers from the community; $10 advance, $12 at door; 826-4700.
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY TOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5-6, Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, 419 Seventh St.; $6 adults, $4 children ages 18 and under; 722-9828.
THE NUTCRACKER: Augusta Ballet production; 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13, 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15, Imperial Theatre, Broad Street; $12-$36; 261-0555.
IT'S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta West Dance Guild and Augusta West Performing Companies production; $7 adults, $5 students and seniors; proceeds benefit Make a Wish Foundation; Susan Middlebrooks, 738-0729.
AUGUSTA OPERA AT SAINT PAUL'S: 3:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; $25 general admission; 826-4710.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College; Augusta Chorale performance; with Angela Arrington, piano accompanist and David Oliver, organist; $10 adults, $5 students; J. Reese, 481-8102.
MASTERWORKS CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 3 p.m. Dec. 8, University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center; includes Mendelssohn's Unfinished Christmas Oratorio, Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ, Christmas Cantata by Mendelssohn; $10 adults, $5 faculty and students; (803) 641-3305.
HISTORIC AUGUSTA'S ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Old Medical College, 598 Telfair Street; $7-$75; 724-0436.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: Until 7 p.m. Saturday, Columbia County Merchants Association Fairgrounds, Columbia Road; Western wear, fine arts, dolls, jewelry, walking sticks, airbrush tattoos, woodcrafts, barbecue cook-off, veterans celebration, wreath-laying ceremony for loved ones who can place wreath in front of loved one's name; $3, free for Vietnam veterans and children ages 6 and younger; 731-9060 or 868-3458.
TELLABRATION 2002: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, City Hall, New Ellenton; 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; with Tellers of Two Cities, a storytelling troupe; stories for adults and children; free; Peggy Williams, 738-1747.
KILLER CROSSOVER TOUR: Doors open 4:30 p.m., street basketball game 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, Academy of Richmond County, Walton Way; featuring Hotsauce from And1; $10 advance; (888) 357-5680.
BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, Elks Lodge, Martinez; $10 per person, including dance lesson; Teena Marie, 414-6381.
IN THE GARDEN
BONSAI OPEN GARDEN: 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Caroline and Fred Wieland home, 3933 Wood Valley Drive in Aiken; (803) 641-6875.
MIDDAY MUSIC AND LUNCH CONCERT SERIES: Noon Thursday, with University of South Carolina Choir and Kenneth Courtney, accompanist; concert free; $6.50 lunch; reservations by Monday; (803) 642-7119.
SALUTE TO RICHARD RODGERS: 7 tonight, Beverly J. Barnhart Theater, Davidson Fine Arts School, 615 12th St.; $6 adults, $5 seniors, children under 5, $4 students; 823-6924, Ext. 124.
THE STAMIC STRING QUARTET: Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society concert, 8 tonight, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the campus of Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; society memberships ($100) include two tickets to each performance, single memberships $55; individual tickets $15 adults, $5 students, free for Augusta State faculty, staff and students; 736-9098; www.hjcms.org.
GOD AND COUNTRY: 7:30 tonight, Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez; musical tribute to the military and first responders; with The Brass Ensemble; $8 adults, $6 students, seniors; free for first responders, police, fire, military, EMS, Red Cross and other personnel with badge or ID; 364-5920 or www.ccchoralsociety.org.
ENCORE CHAMBER SERIES DINNER CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Country Suites, Augusta Riverwalk; with Augusta Symphony principal players and guests; $50; Adria Gunter, 826-4705.
SUNDAYS AT 4: 4 p.m. Sunday, Lutheran Church by the Lake, McCormick, S.C.; with Augusta Symphony String Quartet; $15; Adria Gunter, 826-4705.
MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: 2 p.m. Sunday, Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth St.; with Garden City Chorus; 724-7501.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon Tuesday; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with The Kolevi Family; free; $7 for lunch; 724-2485.
VIOLINIST VADIM GLUZMAN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Kroger Center for the Arts, Aiken; with University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra; $15 adults, $12 faculty, staff, seniors, $7 students; (803) 251-2222.
JOSEF HOFMAN PIANO COMPOSITION COMPETITION: Deadline to enter is Dec. 1; submit a score and CD or cassette recording of any composition featuring piano; composer must be 29 or younger as of March 15, 2003; must live in Georgia, the Carolinas or Tennessee; winner announced Sunday, Dec. 15; (803) 641-3625.
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL: First Family Church of Augusta production; 7 tonight and Nov. 22, 29 and Dec. 6, 13, First Family Church of Augusta, 400 Warren Road; free; open to public; reservations required; 828-5433.
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production; dinner 7, show 8 tonight and Saturday, Nov. 21-23, Fort Gordon; $30 general public, $28 seniors 65 and older and Fort Gordon personnel, $25 active duty E4 and below; 793-8552.
FOREVER PLAID: Schoolhouse Players production; 8 tonight-Saturday and Nov. 22-23, 3 p.m. Sunday, Schoolhouse Players playhouse, 1138 Academy Circle, Bartow, Ga.; $8 adults, $4 students; (478) 364-3340.
POWER MONEY SEX: 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $24.50 floor for 4 p.m., $21.50 balcony for 4 p.m.; $27.50 floor for 8 p.m., $24.50 balcony for 8 p.m.; $2 off for groups 20 or more, matinee only; reservations required; 722-3521.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT: Augusta Theatre Company performance; dinner buffet 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Partridge Inn, Walton Way; tickets available at 737-8888, Ext. 201.
ENCORE: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Chamber Repertory Theatre production; $12.95, group rates available; reservations required; (800) 225-7988.
3 JUNGLE ADVENTURES: Disney on Ice production; 7:30 Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 1 p.m. Nov. 24, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $30 VIP, $26 first level, $19 second level, $14 third level; reservations required; $5 off opening night, except VIP; $3 group discount, box office only; 722-3521, 399-6090 for group sales, Scott Warren, (703) 448-4015 for promotional spots.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Playground Playhouse production; 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 25-26, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $3 students and $5 adults; (803) 641-3305.
AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; A Holiday at the Museum and Santa's Workshop 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23, with performances by Cutno Dance Troupe and church choirs, arts and crafts in Santa's Workshop, $3 adults, $1 ages 6-18; Exhibition Augusta, Georgia: Surviving Disaster, Nov. 23-30; museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free Sundays, $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children and free for age 5 and younger other days; www.augustamuseum.org; 722-8454.
FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Wolves At Our Door film 1 p.m. daily; 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.; through Dec. 19, First-floor gallery at Ware's Folly, 506 Telfair St.: Walker-Mackenzie Studio First Anniversary Exhibit, student accomplishments throughout the year; through Dec. 20, accepting applications for tuition assistance for winter quarter classes, scholarships available; 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 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.; Annual Quilt Exhibition by Alean Hay through Nov. 30; Dec. 1-31, works by Davidson Fine Arts School students, reception 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4; Dec. 7, Santa will be available for photographs for $5 per person, visiting and refreshments provided; storytelling sessions 10 a.m. first Saturdays; Lunch at Noon lecture series 11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays; Youth Leadership sessions, for ages 12-19, third Saturdays; Children's Learning Center, reading, math, science, history, economics, environmental and computer arts program, Mondays-Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; museum hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; $3 adults, $1 students; 724-3576.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Today-Jan. 5, works of Romare Bearden; 2 p.m. Sunday, Music at the Morris: A Concert by The Garden City Chorus, free; 7 p.m. Thursday, Conversations with the Artists: A Look at the Work of West Fraser with Augusta artists Edward Rice and Shishir Chokshi 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, free younger than age 6; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.
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; screenings of Academy Award-winning films Toward Independence and Seeds of Destiny; 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.