Originally created 03/07/03

Applause calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT: 7 tonight, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, building 32100; featuring Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest; $3, includes movie, pizza, subs and soft drinks; cash bar and wine available; open to ages 16 and older; 791-4389.

A DAY IN IRELAND: 6-11 tonight and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Common; Irish music, food and dance; James Hutto, 724-0864, or Joel Surles, 267-2557.

GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW: 10 a.m. to 7 tonight and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; sponsored by Aiken and Augusta Gem and Mineral Societies; $3, free for age 16 and younger accompanied by adult; Barbara Fenstermacher, (803) 649-0959 or Kathleen Wallis, (803) 643-3281.

SPRINGTIME MADE IN THE SOUTH: Craft show 10 a.m. to 8 tonight, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $5; (704) 847-9480.

LEGENDS OF YESTERDAY: Tribute band pays homage to The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Everly Brothers, 8 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$36; 722-8341, or www.imperialtheatre.com; benefits Augusta Museum of History and Imperial Theatre.

ATTIC SALE: 7 a.m. Saturday, Hippodrome, 480 Jefferson Davis Highway, North Augusta; sponsored by Junior League of Augusta; household items, children's clothing, toys, hardware, furniture and more; 736-0033.

SPRING FLING ON THE SAVANNAH: 7 p.m. Saturday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Locks Road; sponsored by Martinez-Evans Rotary Club; food by Cafe on the Green, entertainment by Rick Goolsby Band, jewelry treasure chest provided by Windsor Jewelers; $35; 854-0407.

EVENING IN MONTE CARLO: 7 p.m. Saturday, The Boathouse Pavilion, 101 Riverfront Drive; $50 couple, $35 per person; cocktail attire encouraged; reservations required; proceeds benefit Easter Seals; 869-8936.

JOSEF HOFMANN PIANO COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL: Thursday-March 15, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $10,000 in prizes awarded to winners; winner will perform at Weill Recital Hall in New York; (803) 644-1219.

EVENING OF DINNER, MUSIC AND MERRIMENT: 7 p.m. March 14, Vineyard Cafe, Augusta, 3126 Parrish Road; $25, or $40 per couple; benefits Homeless Day Center; call Gerry Oliver at 860-8658.

SOCIAL ROOM DANCE: 7:30 p.m. March 15, A World of Dance Studio, 3496 Wheeler Road; sponsored by CSRA/Augusta Bogey-Woogie Dance and Social; $3; 733-0115, 650-2396 or 736-3878.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION: Parade, festival noon to 11 p.m. March 17, Eighth Street Plaza and Augusta Common, with dancing by Celtic Rhythm, Irish music, food, street dance, clowns and amusements; 821-1754.

MUSIC NOTES

SANTE FE GUITAR QUARTET: 8 tonight, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15 general admission, $5 students, free with student ID; 737-1444.

ENCORE CHAMBER SERIES SEASON FINALE CONCERT: 8 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; with Augusta Symphony's String Quartet and Woodwind Trio; $15 adults, $7.50 students; 826-4705.

CLEO MAUDLIN MEMORIAL CONCERT: 7 p.m. Sunday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Wayne Hoey, Augusta Concert Band and Richard Brasco; $6 adults, $3 students, seniors and military; Ben Easter, (803) 202-0091.

MESSA DA REQUIEM: 8 p.m. March 15 and 3 p.m. March 16, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Augusta Symphony Orchestra; $35, $28, $15 adults, $7.50-$14 students; group discounts available; 826-4713.

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE CONCERT: Noon March 18, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams; free, $7 for lunch; provided by La Maison; 722-3463.

TOSCA: 7:30 p.m. March 20 and 22 and 3 p.m. March 23, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; with Augusta Opera; performed in Italian with Supertitles; $12-$40; student, senior and group discounts available; opera chat one hour prior; 826-4710.

BROADWAY DELIGHTS: 7:30 p.m. March 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans; presented by Columbia County Choral Society; reception following; $8 adults, $6 seniors and students; 364-5920.

CHAMBER JAZZ CONCERT: 8 p.m. March 29, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Augusta Jazz Project; $15 adults, $5 students; 736-2279.

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. March 31, North Augusta High School Auditorium; sponsored by North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; $12, registration encouraged, seating limited; Ken Smith, (803) 442-7588.

ONSTAGE

A FLEA IN HER EAR: Aiken Community Playhouse production; 8 tonight and Saturday, March 14-15 and 3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

WHAT A MAN WANTS, WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $25.50 floor seats and $21.50 balcony; 724-2400.

A BROADWAY CABARET: 8 p.m. March 15, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Way; with Steven Weiss and Nancy Kassel, accompanied by Judith Cole; $75, includes performance, hors d'oeuvres, wine, Viennese dessert table, raffle ticket for chance to win $1,000 and dessert reception; tables of 8-10 may be reserved; 733-9491.

THE DISGRUNTLED CLOWN: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 15, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $10, cash bar available; age 18 and older; 793-8552.

THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES: Children's Musical Theatre Ensemble production; 7:30 p.m. March 21, Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez; $5, free for age 5 and younger; 869-0089, 231-1759. THE MUSIC MAN: Augusta State University Theatre and Opera Workshop production; 8 p.m. March 28-29 and 3 p.m. March 30, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $7 general admission, $5 seniors, free for Augusta State students with valid ID; 737-1500.

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA: Storyland Theatre production; 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. April 1-4 and 3 p.m. April 5, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; reservations required for weekday performances, teachers and chaperones free, $3.50 students; $4 all ages for April 5; 736-3455.

COMPANY: University of South Carolina Aiken production; 8 p.m. April 3-5, 3 p.m. April 6, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $5 students and children, $10 adults; (803) 641-3305.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: Aiken Community Playhouse production; 8 p.m. April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 3 p.m. April 13, 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.

RAPUNZEL: Playground Playhouse production; 7 p.m. April 28-29, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $3 students and $5 adults; (803) 641-3305.

IN THE GARDEN

SACRED HEART GARDEN FESTIVAL: March 20-23, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; garden exhibits, floral design displays, garden and floral lectures and vendors in the Garden Market Place; 826-4700 or www.sacredheartaugusta.org.

THE LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 8-10 tonight, Josh Pierce; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sean Joiner will sign his book Haunted Augusta; 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Doris Smith will sign her book Ways Baptist Church; 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Lisa Savage; 737-6962.

BOOKS-A-MILLION BOOKSTORE: 2834 Washington Road; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Stephen Cobb will sign his book, Plague at Redhook; 481-9090.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY CULLUM LECTURE SERIES: 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Butler Lecture Hall, 2500 Walton Way; with Margarita Aponte on Hispanics in the Military; free; Tunisia Williams, 737-1444.

CSRA WRITERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; writers needing support group are invited to attend and bring six copies each of manuscripts to be critiqued; Lela Turnbull, 738-4114.

BOOK SIGNING: 1-3 p.m. March 15, Waldenbooks, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road; Stephen Cobb will sign his book, Plague at Redhook; 737-4287.

FILM

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday, Butler Hall Lecture Hall on campus, 2500 Walton Way; Together; free; Tunisia Williams, 737-1444.

ON YOUR TOES

WALTZ CLASSES: 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 and 26, A World of Dance Studio, 3497 Wheeler Road; with CSRA Augusta Bogey-Woogie Dance and Social Group; $3 donation; 650-2396 or 736-3878.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Tuesday-April 22, H.O. Weeks Center, Aiken; $40 per couple; registration in pairs only; (803) 642-7631.

AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; location and cost information, 737-6299.

FAIRS AND PARADES

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY: May 4, Augusta Riverfront Marina; cars, crafts and music; (803) 279-8017 or tkp@tixonline.com.

FILM

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday, Butler Hall Lecture Hall on campus, 2500 Walton Way; Together; free; Tunisia Williams, 737-1444.

MUSEUMS

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W.; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.

AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 11th St.; display gardens, sculptures of golfers; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, students and military; $3.50 ages 4-12; age 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.; Thirty Years of Rock and Roll: Photography by Larry Hulst, through March 16; continuing education class, Ancestors: Climbing Your Family Tree with Carrie Adamson and Jerry Scott, $35 nonmembers and $25 members, 5-7 p.m. Mondays in March; In Search of the Savannah River Plantations, continuously showing in March in History Theater; 2 p.m. Sunday in History Theatre, Family Fun Day with Ben and Keeter's Puppets, free; 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.

BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $5, $4 age 60 and older and $3 younger than 18, free age 5 and younger; 722-9828.

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 adults, $3 seniors, $2 K-12 pupils, $1 for university 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 age 18 and younger; 724-0436.

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.; applications for tuition for spring quarter accepted through Tuesday; exhibits by Melinda Moore Lampkin and Lucy Weigle at Ware's Folly through March 14; through March 28, photo-based sculpture by Shannon Evans, opening reception, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, free; through March 28, Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Competition; through April 6, Youth Art Month: works by students of Gertrude Herbert; 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.

LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem; artifacts and exhibits tribute to comic duo and Harlem native Oliver Hardy; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays; 556-3448.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; through March 30, fine arts exhibition with Bing Davis; 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.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. fourth Saturdays, CSRA Classic, Inc. and Delta House, Inc. Youth Leadership program meets; 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.

MCCORMICK ARTS COUNCIL AT THE KETURAH (MACK): 115 Main St., McCormick, S.C.; (864) 465-3216 or marts@wctel.net.

MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive at 13th Street and Walton Way; 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; 724-4174.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; through May 18, Walking the Log, paintings by self-taught artist Bessie Nickens; through April 20, Martha Simkins Rediscovered, $3 adults, $2 seniors, students and military; 6 p.m. March 13, works by Bessie Nickens; 10:30 a.m. March 15, storytelling series with Bob Linsenmayer, $3 adults, $2 seniors, students and military, children six and younger free; 2 p.m. March 20, garden slide lecture with Hugh and Carol Nourse, garden-themed party and book signing following lecture, $5 members, 48 nonmembers, reservations required; 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.

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: 828-2109 or 828-2129.

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.