Originally created 08/08/03

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SOULFUL SATURDAYS: Poets, musicians, singers 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays in August, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; $5; 821-1754.

MISS AUGUSTA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT: 7 p.m. Saturday, 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 student or employed and reside within Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie, Burke or Lincoln counties; winner awarded funds for college; 733-8927 or pageantinfo@augusta.com.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Riverwalk Augusta; featuring Westobou and The H.B.O.Y.S.; live music, food, beer; free; 722-8293.

DOUBLE T.R.O.U.B.L.E: Jeff Barnes and Russell Schneider pay tribute to Elvis Presley's career from the 1950s through '70s; 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Rio Bomba restaurant, Cotton Row, Riverwalk, Eighth Street at Reynolds; $5.

LABOR DAY LUAU AND LASER SHOW: 3-10 p.m. Sept. 1, Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; food, entertainment, laser show after dark; 821-1754.

SICKLE-CELL WALK-A-THON: 8 p.m. Sept. 6, Eighth Street Plaza; walk to help Sickle Cell research; arts, crafts, food, entertainment after walk; 733-0188.

SAMPLE AUGUSTA 2003: 10 a.m. Sept. 7; Funsville, 4350 Wheeler Road, Martinez; sample food from Augusta's finest restaurants, crafts and entertainment by Jim Fisher Band; $3 adults, free for children 6 or younger; 855-8255 or 650-2876.

BORDER BASH: 5 p.m. Sept. 12, Augusta Common; pre-game party for football rivals University of Georgia and University of South Carolina; 721-4004.

WINE EXPO AND AUCTION 2003: Sept. 18, The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; $50 per ticket; 279-4849.

MUSIC NOTES

MUSIC ON THE RIVER: 8 tonight, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; featuring Veronica Lynch; Jill Rock-Jones Aug. 15; TuTu D'vyne Aug. 22; Pam Bowman Aug. 29; 821-1754.

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: Eighth Street Bulkhead, Riverwalk Augusta; 8-9:30 p.m. Sundays; Jazz-a-ma-Tazz Sunday; 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 Stage Band Monday; Aiken Brass Aug. 18; Aiken Community Band Aug. 25; free, bring lawn chairs and blankets; (803) 642-7631.

DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Brown-bag series held by Riverwalk Special Events; noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays in August, Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; local musicians weekly; bring blankets, picnic baskets, lawn chairs; 821-1754.

SELAH: 7 p.m. Aug. 15, West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans; performing old hymns in contemporary fashion; $10 at area Christian bookstores in Augusta and Aiken and First Baptist Church of North Augusta and West Acres Baptist Church in Evans; (803) 278-7379.

CELTIC REVIVAL: 7-10 p.m. Aug. 17, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; music and dance festival with Eric Duncan, Kelly Stewart, Smath Sinn Dragon, Celtic Pipes and Dancing; sponsored by the Scottish-American Heritage Society of Augusta; $15 adults, $12 Seniors, students; 863-2251.

EVENING OF JAZZ: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 31, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; benefits the 2002 Paine College/UNCF Campaign; $15 advance, $18 day of event; 821-8217.

UNITED WE SING: 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; male chorus a cappella concert in tribute to victims of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; 736-8054.

TWILIGHT POPS ON THE RIVER: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; free, donations accepted; 202-0091.

THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS: 7 p.m. Oct. 16, National Guard Armory, Milledge Road; $12 advance, $18 day of the show; 278-4849.

THE JESS TRIO: 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; $20 adults, $5 school-age children, no children 6 or younger admitted; 790-9274.

FROM MOZART TO MOTOWN 2: 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; tickets on sale Aug. 18; $30, $45 for VIP tickets; 722-8341.

ONSTAGE

INTO THE WOODS: 7 tonight, 5 p.m. Saturday, Episcopal Day School, 2248 Walton Way; $12 adults, $10 students, seniors, $8 children 12 and younger; 826-4707.GODSPELL: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Monday, St. Mary on the Hill Parish Hall, 1420 Monte Sano Ave.; $5 general seating; 733-6627.

RUMORS: 7 p.m. Sept. 4-6, 3 p.m. Sept. 7, Augusta Jewish Community Center; 228-3636.

GREEN EGGS AND HAM: Sept. 6-7, Augusta State University, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater; 860-1852.

THE NEW NUTCRACKER: Nov. 22-23, Augusta State University, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; 860-1852.

; 791-4389.

SLEEPING BEAUTY: 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 28, 29, 30 and 31 and 3 p.m. Nov. 1; Storyland Theatre; season tickets $9 per student, $3.50 per show, reservations required for weekday performances, $4 per person, $10.50 season tickets to family matinees; 736-3455.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Paul Gordon 8-10 tonight, Jeremy Carr 8-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Saturday, author Steve Kowit will stage poetry workshop and sign copies of his book, In the Palm of Your Hand; 11 a.m. Monday, children's storytime with Don't Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland; 737-6962.

AUDITIONS

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, First Baptist Church of Evans, corner of Belair and Washington roads; open house for singers and supporters; 364-5920 or www.ccchoralsociety.org.

SINGERS NEEDED: One-hour sessions on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, Church of Christ, 600 Martintown Road, North Augusta; seeking male singers from the CSRA to participate in United We Sing, a tribute to victims of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; patriotic music with 4-part harmony; no experience required; 736-8054, 798-8366 or (803) 279-9301.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; auditions for the 2003-04 season; for age 15 or older; 826-4713.

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

IN THE GARDEN

PLANT EXCHANGE AND SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 27, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Locks Road in Columbia County; bring plants and gardening items to trade or sell; must provide your own table and display equipment; 854-8215.

THE SPORTING LIFE

WALTON FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Mount Vintage Golf Club, North Augusta; golf skills challenge, golf tournament and awards ceremony with heavy hors d'oeuvres; proceeds benefit Walton Foundation for Independence, Inc.; $250 per player, $1,000 foursome; 826-5809.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS

FARM FESTIVAL 2003: Sept. 11-13, downtown Waynesboro, Ga.; craft shows, vendors, music;(706) 554-3199.

WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Oct. 16-25, Aiken Jaycees Fairgrounds, Aiken; performances include Joe Nichols, Oct. 16; The Tams, Oct. 17; Darryl Worley, Oct. 21; 278-4849.

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Oct. 17-26, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds; unlimited rides; $15 advance, $20 at the gate, $5 admission only; 278-4849.

FILM

RICHMOND COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY FILM SERIES: 902 Greene St.; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Y Tu Mama, Tambien, and Aug. 26, Lone Star; free; 821-2600.

MUSEUMS

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; 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; interactive exhibits on canal's 158-year impact on people, economy and social structure of the South; $5 adults, $4 seniors and military, $3 youth, age 6 or younger free; Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday; 823-7089.

AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 11th St.; 9-11 a.m. Aug. 19-21, training sessions for field trip groups; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 27, docent training session, lunch provided; regular hours 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.; free Family Fun Day 2 p.m. Sunday; tours of award-winning Augusta's Story in Spanish exhibition, 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; 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; $1; 863-4576.

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, University of South Carolina Aiken; 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Aug. 15-16, More Than Meets the Eye, learn to identify objects in the sky, followed by Digistar Virtual Journey, a series of unique graphics projected on the planetarium's dome; $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 schoolchildren; 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; Return of the Dinosaurs exhibit through Sept. 21; Human Gyro exhibit through Sept. 21, 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.; Ware's Folly Gallery, 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.; artwork by Ethan Brock through Aug. 30; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, senior luncheon featuring Saadia Lawton, $6; 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-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; 2-5 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.; accepting applications for Teen Advisory Council members for 2003-04 school year, deadline Sept. 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, The Black Aesthetic in American Art History free walking tour with Saadia N. Lawton of The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art; 2 p.m. Aug. 17, Gone With the Wind theme tour, free, with Docent Connie Lyngby; Aug. 21-Nov. 9, A Century of Progress, survey of 20th century paintings; 2 p.m. Aug. 24, Music at the Morris: Music of the Baroque: Up Close and Personal, featuring members of Augusta State University Fine Arts faculty Carl Purdy, Quentin Kuyper, Christine Crookall, Larry Millen, Patricia Abasolo Myers and Linda Bannister; 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-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.