Originally created 05/16/03

Applause calendar



GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

THE BIG TICKET

BLIND WILLIE McTELL BLUES FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Stage Coach Road, Thomson; with Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Sean Costello, Red Stick Ramblers, Crosstie Walkers, Steve James and Del Rey, Neal Patman and Mudcat; no coolers or pets; $15 advance, $20 day of show; (706) 597-1000, (706) 541-9828, www.blindwillie.com or www.tixonline.com.

BLAKE SHELTON, MARK WILLS AND REBECCA LYNN HOWARD: Saturday, Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; Hot Southern Night concert benefits American Red Cross; $18, $23 day of show, (803) 278-4849 or online at tixonline.com.

JOKER'S WILD COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m. May 30, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $35 advance, $38.50 day of show.

GREASE: 7:30 p.m. June 5, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; ticket sale date to be announced; 724-2400.

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY: 7 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 4, Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; Country Grand Slam concert celebrating centennial of South Atlantic League baseball; $7.50-$20; available at stadium during Augusta GreenJackets games, or through Tixonline at (803) 278-4849, or tixonline.com.

ASHANTI, MR. CHEEKS: June 27, Barton Field, Fort Gordon; tickets on sale May 20; must have photo ID; 793-8552 or fortgordon.com.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS

MAYFEST: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May Park, 622 Fourth St.; with Lil John and the Eastside Boyz, Playa, Rasheedah, T.I., Kizzy Rock and DJ Smurf, Malaysa, Klutch and more; free; LaKeshia Collins, 279-2330, Ext. 226.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CELEBRATING THE GARDEN: 7 tonight, Boardman Pavilion on the River; with garden artwork by 60 of Augusta's artists; hors d'oeuvres and open bar; entertainment by Rob Foster Jazz Duo; $35, fund-raiser for The Art Factory; 731-0008 for reservations.

ROCK, ROLL, REMEMBER BENEFIT CONCERT WITH THE APHRODISIACS, DAZE OF HAZE, BLENDER, THE BIG MIGHTY AND REDBELLY: 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; fund-raiser for Jenny Clark Scholarship Fund; after-concert gathering at 11:30 p.m. at Last Call; 860-9457.

CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RUN: 9-11 a.m. May 31, Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Frontage Road; 5-stop observation poker format ride; $10 per bike; proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta; 651-0444 or 724-5901.

RITZ BALLROOM EXTRAVAGANZA: 2-10 p.m. June 7, Westlake Country Club; dance exhibitions, dinner and dancing; $45 per person; 860-6905.

BEACH BLAST 2003: 7 p.m. June 14, Old Heilig Meyers Building, Washington Road, Thomson; with The Grapevine; bring chairs and table; no glass allowed; $15 per person; (706) 597-1000.

A DAY OF GIVING AND FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14, 2546 Deans Bridge Road; food, baby clothes, furniture, bicycles, kitchen items, stage blocks, electric pianos, chairs, desks, used computers, shoes, hand bags and more; proceeds benefit August Mini Theatre, Inc.; 722-0598.

MUSIC NOTES

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; under direction of J. Porter Stokes; $18 adults, $15 seniors and students; 826-4713.

SPIRITUALS IN CONCERT: A MOSES HOGAN CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Saturday, Academy of Richmond County Auditorium, Walton Way; with Russell Joel Brown and members of CSRA choral groups; special guest Cutno Dance Performance Ensemble; guest conductor Ellis Johnson; $5 adults, $3 students and children; 394-4744.

AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE COMMUNITY APPRECIATION CONCERT: 7 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way; with Augusta Children's Chorale; free; 826-4718.

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: 7 p.m. May 26, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; Memorial Day concert; free; donations accepted; (803) 202-0091.

AUDITIONS

AUGUSTA OPERA: 7-9 tonight, choir room, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; for supporting roles and new chorus members; all voice types are needed; be prepared to sing selection of your choice; accompanist provided; 826-4710, Ext. 21.

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Ave.; for production of They're Playing Our Song; parts available for four men, four women ages 18-45; must bring prepared musical piece in the 1970s pop style; all vehicles not registered should enter through Gate 1; must have photo ID; performance is July 11-26; Steve Walpert, 791-4389.

ARTISTS CONSERVATORY THEATRE: Seeking actors and actresses for As You Like It and A Doll House; resume required; augconservatory@yahoogroups.com.

ON YOUR TOES

THE MASTER CLASS: 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. May 24, Augusta Ballet School, 2941 Walton Way; jazz, hip-hop and funk dancing class; with Jermaine Browne; for ages 10 and older; $20 advance, $25 at door; 828-3101.

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

THE SPORTING LIFE

GREENJACKETS BASEBALL: 7:15 Wednesday and Thursday and May 23, vs. Rome, 7:15 p.m. May 24, vs. Capital City; Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road; $8 box seats, $7 reserved, $6 general admission, $5 seniors, military and ages 4-12 and $1 children 3 and younger; 736-7889 or tixonline.com.

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.; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays; $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, students and military; $3.50 ages 4-12; age 3 or 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.; Twice a Hero: The Jimmie Dyess Story in History Theatre through May; through July 13, Eye of the Storm: The Civil War Drawings of Robert Sneden; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Family Fun Day, with Civil War re-enactors, free; noon June 4, Brown Bag History Series with Philippa Denny on Louisville: Georgia's First Permanent Capital, free members, $2 nonmembers; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23-27, history camp for ages 8-10, field trips, hands-on crafts, learn about local, state and national history focusing on World War II, $45 members, $60 nonmembers, reservations by June 13; 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 or 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 or older and $3 younger than 18, free age 5 or younger; 722-9828.

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 to 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 adults, $3 seniors, $2 K-12 students, $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 age 55 or older and 50 cents for age 18 or younger; 724-0436.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Sunday, National Tourism Week and International Museum Day, $1 off general admission; May 24-Sept. 21, Return of the Dinosaurs exhibit; Wolves at Our Door film 1 p.m. daily; Human Gyro exhibit; May 24-Sept. 21, Dinosaurs Camp, Knox Gallery, free with paid general admission; May 26-30, Discover Whodunit! Camp, for pupils entering fourth and fifth grades, forensic science; May 26-30, June 16-20 and July 7-11, Mission to Mars Camp, for pupils entering second and third grades, will use geometry, physics, chemistry and measurement skills; May 26-30 and July 28-Aug. 1, Draw on Nature II Camp, for pupils entering second and third grades; June 2-6, Discovery Island Camp, for pupils entering fourth and fifth grades; June 2-6, June 9-13 and July 21-25, Science Potpourri Camp, for pupils entering second and third grades, explore weather, balancing and weighing rocks and minerals, floating and sinking; June 2-6, June 23-27 and July 14-18, Math and Science: A Totally Cool Combo Camp, for pupils entering third and fourth grades, hands-on activities; June 9-13 and July 14-18, Exploring Polar Connections Camp, for pupils entering fifth and sixth grades; June 9-13 and July 28-Aug. 1, Robo Tech Camp; for pupils entering fourth-sixth grades, design and build robot; June 16-20, Draw on Nature I Camp, for pupils entering fourth and fifth grades, art, science and technology; June 23-27, Science of the Savannah Camp, for pupils entering fourth-sixth grades; June 23-27, July 7-11 and July 28-Aug. 1, Space and Rocketry Blast-off Camp, for pupils entering fourth-sixth grades; July 21-25, Science on the Green Camp, for pupils entering sixth-eighth grades; all camps are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and cost $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers; before- and after-camp care is available, Lisa Golden, 821-0646; www.NationalScienceCenter.org; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 or 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.; Augusta State University senior exit show through today; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Iris in Watercolor Workshop with Michael Pearson, registration required; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, free admission day; works by Tom Nakashima through June 6; spring quarter art classes and workshops through May 29; 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 June 7, Fine Arts Exhibition with Paul Goodnight; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1-Aug. 1, Computer Assisted Arts and History Program; 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, Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 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 to 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.; 2 p.m. Sunday, Rhythms of Africa by Kambankafo West African Dance and Drum Ensemble; through Sunday, Walking the Log, paintings by self-taught artist Bessie Nickens; 2 p.m. June 8, early gospel music by the Warren County Community Choir; 2 p.m. June 22, Music of the Nineteenth Century by Georgia Sea Island Singers; 2 p.m. June 29, Spirituals and Sacred Music by the Augusta Chorale; 2 p.m. July 13, Golden Age Gospel by the Celebration Gospel Ensemble; through Aug. 10, Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Art; Aug. 21-Nov. 9, A Century of Progress, survey of 20th century paintings; 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 or older, free younger than 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 through 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 through Friday; donations requested; 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 through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 791-3856 or 791-2818.

THOROUGHBRED RACING HALL OF FAME: Celebrates Aiken's contributions to equestrian sports; inside Hopeland Gardens, 100 Dupree Place, Aiken; 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; (803) 642-7650.

WILD TURKEY CENTER AND MUSEUM: National Wild Turkey Federation, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, S.C.; 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 through Friday; reservations required for groups of 10 or more; www.nwtf.org or (803) 637-3106.