Originally created 04/01/04

Applause calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

WALTON'S ART FOR INDEPENDENCE: Opening reception 5:30 p.m. today, exhibit runs Friday-April 29, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; Georgia Artists with Disabilities Exhibition and local disabled artists; pieces for sale; free, donations accepted; benefits Walton Foundation Fund; 826-5809.

OLDE TOWNE ARTISANS' FAIR: show and sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, dinner preview 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 16; Living History Park, corner of Spring Grove and Lake Avenue, North Augusta; fair is free, dinner is $15, benefits Living History Park; for dinner tickets or information, call Lynn Thompson at (803) 279-7560; for information, call (803) 279-2323.

TASTE OF THE HARVEST: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 25, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; 30 of area's best restaurants, caterers to donate food for tasting, entertainment by Air Apparent; business attire requested; to benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank; $30; 736-1199, ext. 212 or www.goldenharvest.org.TEAM ADVANTAGE GOLF TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m. Monday, April 26, The River Golf Club, North Augusta; continental breakfast, catered lunch, range balls, cart, greens fee; $75 single player, $280 teams of four; to benefit The First Tee of Augusta; 736-0649.

ONSTAGE

QUILTERS: University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre presents 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday, 3 p.m. Sunday,O'Connell Theatre in the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; $12 adults, $7 students, faculty, staff; (803) 641-3305.

THE WIZ: 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, Saturday, May 1, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$35; 826-4707 or www.augustaplayers.com.

MUSIC NOTES

SPRING CONCERTS AT THE COMMON: 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 9, Saturday, May 1, Augusta Common, 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; 821-1754.

HIGHLANDS TO THE ORIENT: Augusta Symphony presentation, 7 p.m. preview lecture, concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 24; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; featuring violinist Xue-Wei; guest lecturer Ryan Kho, Augusta Symphony concertmaster; $15-$40 adults, student tickets half off on remaining seating; 826-4705 or www.augustasymphony.org.AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S RINGERS: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays; Westside Educational Building, 261 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; handbell/chime choir for grades three through six; 306-5247.

ON YOUR TOES

FOOT LOOSE AND FANCY FREE CLOGGERS: Beginners classes 6 p.m. Monday for Tiny Tots, ages 2-5; ages 5 and older, 7 p.m. Thursday, 213A Hightower Drive; $25 per child; 863-9607.

BALLROOM IN MOTION: 7 and 8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Latin, swing, shag classes, with or without partner; $30 a person a month for beginners, advanced; classes taught in Augusta Elks Lodge in Martinez; 414-6381.

BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE LESSONS: Mondays-Fridays; The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; shag, salsa, foxtrot, swing, Argentine tango, rumba, cha-cha and hustle; no partners necessary; $30-$80 a month; 854-8888.SECOND SATURDAY DANCES: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturdays, The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; Latin, ballroom, swing dancing and potluck dinner; no partners necessary; casual dress; $10 per person; 854-8888.

MANGELLY BELLY DANZ CLUB: 7:15 p.m. Monday for beginners, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for advanced dancers; Mangelly Dance School, 2506 Peach Orchard Road; 736-6775.AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; location and cost information, 737-6299.

AUGUSTA CHAPTER OF THE UNITED STATES AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCERS ASSOCIATION: Monthly dance 7:15-11 p.m. first Saturdays; 45-minute, free dance lesson by a professional instructor; $7 members, $10 others; refreshments; Elks club facility, 205 Elkdom Court, near River Watch Parkway; Melvis Lovett 733-3890, Jean Avery 863-4186.

AUDITIONS

SINGERS NEEDED: 7 p.m. Thursdays, North Augusta Church of Christ, 600 Martintown Road; female singers 18 and older for Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; 279-6499.

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.

ARTS INSTRUCTION

POTTERY CLASSES: Adult classes 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, children's classes 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays, Ceramics Unlimited, 224 West Ave., North Augusta; $100 adults, $90 children's, includes supplies; (803) 819-3311.

DRUM2U: Mondays-Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Not Gaddy Drum and Piano Studio, 3004 River Watch Lane Center; African hand drum class Mondays, new rhythm each month, $15 a class, $50 a month; Healthy Rhythms drum circle for meditation third Mondays, $5 a class or canned goods; benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank; Latin Afro-Cuban Beats Tuesdays, $15 a class, $50 a month; advanced hand drum and D.R.U.M. performing group class Thursdays, $15 a class, $50 a month; Pee Wee Drummers, introduction to percussion instruments, rhythms, disciplines for ages 4-7 10 a.m. Saturdays, $15 a class, $50 a month; 228-3200.

D.R.U.M. ENSEMBLE: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; G.L. Jackson Conference Center, 1714 North Leg Court; drum class and rehearsal led by Not Gaddy; loaner drums available; $15 per class, $50 a month; idrum2ui@comcast.net.

AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; line and circle dances taught and reviewed; call for location; 737-6299.

FILM

FREE MOVIES, AUGUSTA: Intolerable Cruelty Monday; The Virgin Suicides Monday, April 12; Grave of the Fireflies Monday, April 19; House of Sand and Fog, Monday April 26; Richmond County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600.

MUSEUMS, ATTRACTIONS

AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; From Horseplay to Horseplay, equine sculpture exhibition by Marie Christine de Tarragon, equine photography exhibit by Shelly Marshall Schmidt and the Aiken Artist Guild's Juried Show; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; (803) 641-9094.

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; 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; Petersburg tour boat 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, weather permitting, $6 adults, $5 seniors, active-duty military, $4 for age 18 and younger; extra departure times for Petersburg tour boats added for Masters Week: 7 p.m. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10, closed Easter Sunday; 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, Augusta Canal Cruise and Cookout; picnic, canoeing, bicycling, kayaking, free admission to Interpretive Center; $40 canoeing, $20 bicycling, $15 kayaking, $15 picnic only; registration deadline Friday, April 30; center admittance $5 adults, $4 seniors and military, $3 youths, age 6 or younger free; Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday; 823-7089.

GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL 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.; Through Sunday, May 23, Lindbergh; with hundreds of artifacts, aviation gear from first solo trans-Atlantic flight; visitors information center offering tourist information; History Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, with Tom Sutherland and the book, Berry Benson's Civil War book: Memoirs of a Confederate Scout and Sharpshooter; free; Brown Bag History Series, The Travels of Lewis and Clark, noon, Wednesday, April 14, with Lyle Glascock; free for members, $3 nonmembers; $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 6-18, free for child age 5 and younger; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free second Sundays; 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; $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 school-age children; 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.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Mars Rover Project exhibit; 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-duty military and ages 4-17, free for members; admission half-price after 3 p.m. daily; 821-0200.

GEORGE WALTON HISTORIC SITE MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive; farm home of George Walton, youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence; built in 1792 and furnished with 18th- and 19th-century antiques; oldest house museum in Georgia; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Saturdays by appointment; $4 adults, $3.50 seniors, $3 college students, $1 children; group rates available; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3; 724-4174.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; regular hours 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.

HOPELAND GARDENS: Whiskey Road and Dupree Place, Aiken; (803) 642-7631.

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.; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, book signing of Imaginary Justice by Freddie Lee Peterkin; compl imentary continental breakfast served; R.S.V.P.; 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Spring Luncheon with James Passefero, CEO of Insect Universe and Anthony Page, filmmaker/financial analyst to give presentation of Garden Design and Development of Butterfly Garden and Diane King, marketing director of Augusta Golf and Botanical Gardens to give slide presentation; $6; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, Children's Festival, with games, arts and crafts, entertainment, food, exhibitors; $3 adults, children free; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday; $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.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Through Sunday, May 9, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass exhibit; Terra Cognita: Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, with Janos Enyedi 7 tonight and Helen Frederick, Tuesday, April 13; $3 adults, $2 seniors, military, students, free for members, college and university student and faculty with ID; Friday through May 30, Janos Enyedi: The American Industrial Landscape-Reconstructed; $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military, free for museum members; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Swamp Saturday, 2- mile walk past wetlands, swamps, over picturesque trails, scenic outlooks; wear comfortable shoes, weather- appropriate clothing; free, donations accepted; 8 a.m. Friday, April 9, Masters Week Birdie Walk, watch and listen for birds such as vireos, buntings, warblers and other songbirds; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Family Discovery Series featuring Snakes; learn facts about snakes, see live samples; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; register deadline is Wednesday, March 24; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; 828-2109 or 828-2129.

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; regular hours 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 youths; (803) 827-1473.

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; Mary Ann Oliphant Baggs and Mary Kilgore Houston, exhibit through April 30; tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-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;} hours 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: Inside Hopeland Gardens, 100 Dupree Place, Aiken; regular hours 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; regular self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; reservations required for groups of 10 or more; www.nwtf.org or (803) 637-3106.

OFF-COURSE ENTERTAINMENT

On Monday, Augusta Mayor Bob Young will welcome the world at his Masters Reception at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens, 1 11th St. The free event will feature food samples from 25 restaurants and an appearance by golf legend Arnold Palmer. Gates open at 6 p.m.

The beach band the Swingin' Medallions will be offering after-golf entertainment at the annual Last Call Par-3 Party Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the National Hills parking lot. The show opens with a performance by reggae artist Monty Montgomery, followed by the Medallions. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate. Tickets are available at Last Call and FM adio station 93.9. For more information call 738-8730 or visit www.lastcallaugusta.com.