THE BIG TICKET
RICKEY SMILEY AND KATT WILLIAMS: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $28.50-$32.50; 724-2400.
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JULY 4TH EVENTS
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA: 3 p.m. June 28, Aiken Jaycee Fairground, Aiken; patriotic show, craft show, carnival rides, food, fireworks; free admission and parking; (803) 279-8017.
JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY: 7 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m. 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.
STAR SPANGLED CONCERT: 8 p.m. July 4, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with Independence Day Chorus; fireworks display to follow; $12 adults, $8 students 13 or older, $5 children 12 or younger; $50 patron pass for two that includes free reserve parking at church, reserve seating and program recognition; 724-2485, ext. 215.
AN EVENING IN THE GARDENS: July 4, Augusta Golf and Gardens, 1 11th St.; bring lawn chairs and coolers; concessions available; $10 per person; admission free for garden members; Beda Johnson, 724-4443 or email@example.com.
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 5 and noon to 5 p.m. July 6, National Science Center Fort Discovery, Reynolds Street; rides, hula hoops, jump ropes, yo-yos and Bubbles Science of Ice Cream Demo and sampling; $1 for Human Gyro rides; 821-0607.
FRIDAY EVENING THEATRE: 7 p.m. Fridays through July, except July 4; Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron tonight; Die Another Day June 27; Shrek July 11; All Dogs Go to Heaven July 18; and Forrest Gump July 25; Augusta Common, between Broad and Reynolds streets; entertainment followed by movie; bring blankets and lawn chairs; $1, no charge age 5 and younger; 821-1754.
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Lake Olmstead Gazebo, Broad Street; with Margret Ramsey, Russell Joel Brown and other guests; bring picnic baskets, blankets and chairs; games for children, music and dance; free; Edythe Dimond, 733-7510.
AWARDS DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pinnacle Club, Wachovia building, Seventh and Broad streets; for the Greater Augusta Arts Council Annual Arts Awards; $30 per person; 826-4702, ext. 5.
COLOSSAL FILM CRAWL: Through June 27, short films from artists in the Southeast will be accepted for multivenue film and video festival; Columbia, S.C.; must be 30 minutes or less; Amanda Presley, (803) 765-0707, ext. 122.
BACHELOR AUCTION: 7 p.m. July 10, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Locks Road, Evans; 20-30 of Augusta's bachelors; minimum bid $100; tickets $50, includes dinner; benefits Child Enrichment Inc.; 737-4631.
MISS AUGUSTA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT: 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; for women 17-23; categories include talent, physical fitness, evening gown and interview; must be full-time students or employed and reside within Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie, Burke or Lincoln counties; winner awarded funds for college education; 733-8927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOULFUL SATURDAYS: 8-10 p.m. Saturdays in June, Eighth Street Bulkhead, Riverwalk Augusta; readings from poets of the Southeast and soul music with Black and Mild; $5 per person; 821-1754.
CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: Eighth Street Bulkhead, Riverwalk Augusta; 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jazz Solstice, Kari Gaffney June 29; quietSTORM July 6; Buzz Clifford Piano Trio July 13; Kay King and Edna Stewart July 20; Air Apparent July 27; Soul Bar Jazz Quartet Aug. 3; Jazz-a-ma-Tazz Aug. 10; quietSTORM Aug. 17 and Joseph Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Aug. 24; $5, bring blankets and lawn chairs; Karen Gordon, 495-6238, 821-1754 or www.gardencityjazz.com.
HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday, Hopeland Gardens, Whiskey Road, Aiken, with the Fort Gordon Concert Band; Savannah River Grass June 30; Parris Island Marine Band July 7; Carolina Rebels July 14; Swingsation July 21 and Chris Mangelly Quintet July 28; free, bring lawn chairs and blankets; (803) 642-7631.
DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays in June, Augusta Common, Broad and Reynolds streets; bring lunch and listen to Augusta musicians; Riverwalk Special Events, 821-1754.
MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursday, Living History Park, corner of Spring Grove and Lake avenues, North Augusta; with Bobby Tuba's New Orleans Dixieland Jazz Band; Split Rail July 10 and Clarence Carpenter All Star Big Band July 24; North Augusta Cultural Arts Council event; free; 442-7588.
PRINCESS AND THE PEA: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players production; 9, 10 and 11 a.m. July 8, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3 per person; 733-7043.
A...MY NAME IS ALICE: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production; dinner 7 p.m. and show 8 p.m. July 11-12, 18-19 and 24-26, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $30 civilians, $28 age 65 or older, retirees, DA civilians and active duty E8 and above, $17 active duty E7 and below, $12 for show only; 793-8552 or www.fortgordon.com.
THE PLAYER'S SHOWCASE: Jonathan Marcantoni production; 3-7 p.m. July 12, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10 adults, $5 children 12-16 and seniors; 364-5047.
HONKY TONK ANGELS: Ted Swindley production; 8 tonight and Saturday, June 27 and 28 and 3 p.m. June 29, Bartow Community Center, 1138 Academy Circle, Bartow, Ga.; $10-$5; (478) 364-3340.
AUGUSTA PLAYERS YOUTH THEATRE: 6 p.m. Thursday-June 28, 1001 Walton Way; for Into the Woods; roles available for ages 13-19; prepare solo, accompanist provided; performance Aug. 8-10; 826-4707.
AUGUSTA PLAYERS: 7 p.m. July 14-15 and 1 p.m. July 19, Saint John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; for Grease; roles available for men and women ages 17-50; prepare solo; 826-4707.
ARTISTS CONSERVATORY THEATRE: Seeking actors and actresses for As You Like It and A Doll House; resume required; email@example.com.
ON YOUR TOES
CSRA/AUGUSTA BOGEY-WOOGIE DANCE AND SOCIAL GROUP: 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, A World of Dance Studio, 3497 Wheeler Road; for couples, newcomers and singles; no membership fees; receive monthly calendar free; beginner shag lessons all summer; $3 donation fee; Saturday, first nursing home visit; June 21, first anniversary celebration; 650-2396.
AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; location and cost information, 737-6299.
SHAG, SWING AND LATIN DANCE CLASSES: 7 p.m. swing classes and 8 p.m. shag classes Mondays, 7 p.m Rhumba classes and 8 p.m. swing classes Tuesdays, and 7 p.m. salsa classes Wednesdays, The Elks Lodge, Martinez; classes taught by Teena Marie of Ballroom in Motion; $30 per person; 414-6381.
THE SPORTING LIFE
GREENJACKETS BASEBALL: 7:15 tonight and Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday vs. Charleston, S.C.; 7:15 p.m. Thursday vs. Hickory; 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 or younger; 736-7889 or tixonline.com.
NATIONAL SUMMER BOXING CLASSIC: Noon and 7 p.m. today and Saturday, May Park; women's open and boys junior competitions; sponsored by Augusta Boxing Club; $4 adults, $2 children, free for age 8 or younger; 733-7533 or www.augustaboxing.org.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO: 8 p.m. June 27 and 28, Hippodrome, North Augusta; $9 adults and $6 children; (803) 278-4849 or www.tixonline.com.
AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS: Dragboat race July 18-20, Augusta Riverfront Marina; benefits Georgia Special Olympics; $140,000 in prizes; advance tickets available at all locations of Georgia Bank and Trust, American Speed Center, Lumpkin Road, and Harmon Optical in Southgate Plaza, Gordon Highway; $18-$50; (803) 278-4849 or www.tixonline.com.
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; Aug. 21-Sept. 26, works by abstract landscape artist Samuel Ward and abstract/impressionist Sherie Koenig; museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; (803) 641-9094.
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 CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill Suite 400; Hydropower Demonstration Turbine exhibit, audio visual interactive displays, Petersburg Boat Captain and cargo; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 106 p.m. Sunday; 823-7089.
AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 11th St.; seeking volunteers for Fourth of July celebration, may bring family members to event at no charge; 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.; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Model A Ford Club of America Southeastern Divisional meeting, more than 85 registered cars on display in parking lot; End of a Dream: The Flight and Capture of Jefferson Davis in History Theatre, free; through June 30, Eye of the Storm: The Civil War Drawings of Robert Sneden; through July 13; 2 p.m. Sunday, Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives in History Theatre, free; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-June 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; noon July 2, Brown Bag History series with Lynn Thompson on Savannah Town to North Augusta, free for members, $2 nonmembers; 2 p.m. July 13, Family Fun Day, free; tours of award-winning exhibition, Augusta's Story in Spanish, is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 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 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 age 55 or older and 50 cents for age 18 or younger; 724-0436.
FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 5 and noon to 5 p.m. July 6, Fourth of July Weekend Celebration, $1 per ride; Return of the Dinosaurs exhibit through Sept. 21; Human Gyro exhibit through Sept. 21, Dinosaurs Camp, Knox Gallery, free with paid general admission; through Sept. 30, Discover Whodunit! Camp, for pupils entering fourth or fifth grade, forensic science; today and July 7-11, Mission to Mars Camp, for pupils entering second or third grade, will use geometry, physics, chemistry and measurement skills; July 28-Aug. 1, Draw on Nature II Camp, for pupils entering second or third grade; July 21-25, Science Potpourri Camp, for pupils entering second or third grade, explore weather, balancing and weighing rocks and minerals, floating and sinking; Monday-June 27 and July 14-18, Math and Science: A Totally Cool Combo Camp, for pupils entering third or fourth grade, hands-on activities; July 14-18, Exploring Polar Connections Camp, for pupils entering fifth or sixth grade; July 28-Aug. 1, Robo Tech Camp; for pupils entering fourth-sixth grades, design and build robot; today, Draw on Nature I Camp, for pupils entering fourth or fifth grade, art, science and technology; Monday-June 27, Science of the Savannah Camp, for pupils entering fourth-sixth grades; Monday-June 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.; works by Tom Nakashima through today; Summer Art Camp for children at Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez, Session III, today; Summer Art Camp for children at downtown location, 506 Telfair St., Session I, today, Session II, Monday-June 27 and Session III, July 7-11, for ages 5-14, tuition assistance available, $50 for members per session, $65 for nonmembers per session; through July 31, Summer Quarter studio art classes; 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19, Fine Art Competition reception, deadline for entries is July 18, must be 18 and older, juror is Tom Nakashima; 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 pay tribute to comic duo and Harlem native Oliver Hardy; 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Monday; 556-3448.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29 and July 13, Lift Every Voice and Sing: African American Music Series; through June 30, artwork and exhibition by Tommy Rawls; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9, July Senior Luncheon with speaker Saudia Lawton, $6; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, June 29 and July 13, celebration of Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art, free; 2 p.m. Sunday, 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.
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.
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.