Originally created 05/16/03

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MAY HAPS

May Park, 622 Fourth St., will be the setting for Mayfest, the annual rite of spring that brings up-and-coming urban acts to Augusta. This year's performers include Lil John and the Eastside Boyz, Playa, Rasheedah, T.I., Kizzy Rock and DJ Smurf, Malaysa and Klutch. The show starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and admission is free. Call 279-2330, ext. 226.

GARDEN BEAUTIFUL BENEFIT

The Celebrating the Garden fund-raiser, benefiting the Art Factory, is at 7 tonight at the Boardman Pavilion on the River. The event features a silent auction of yard-ready art created by 60 area artists, hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and entertainment by the Rob Foster Jazz Duo. Tickets cost $35. For reservations or more information, call 731-0008.

KEEPING HOUSE

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre continues its run of The Housekeeper, featuring the husband-and-wife team of Steve and Elizabeth Nelson Walpert. The play chronicles the misadventures of a confirmed bachelor who finds his life besieged by a loose-cannon housekeeper. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, 3rd St., Fort Gordon. Tickets cost $30, $28 for seniors, military retirees and DA civilians and $17 for active duty E7 and below. Dinner is included. Show-only tickets are $10. For more information, call 793-8552.

ROCKING REMEMBRANCE

The Third Annual Jenny Clark Scholarship Fund benefit concert is at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert, which features Augusta acts The Aphrodisiacs, Daze of Haze, Blender, The Big Mighty and Redbelly, is held in remembrance of Jenny Clark, a Lakeside High School graduate who died in November 2000. Tickets cost $10 and are available at The Last Call in National Hills and at the Imperial Theatre. For more information, call 860-9457.