Originally created 04/15/04

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

BORDER BEER BUST: 4-9 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1-9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, Riverwalk Augusta at Augusta Common; more than100 microbrew beers for sale; proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus Building Fund.

JIM HARRISON ARTWORK: Show 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 25, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; proceeds benefit the library; bdmartin@aikenelectric.net or Deidre Martin (803) 564- 6425 or Jim Harrison Gallery (803) 793-5796.

TASTE OF THE HARVEST: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 25, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; 30 restaurants, caterers to donate food for tasting, entertainment by Air Apparent; business attire requested; $30, benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank; $30; 736-1199, ext. 212, 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.

DERBY DAY : 3-7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, Augusta Riding Center, 1403 Flowing Wells Road; benefits Augusta Shop for the Handicapped; Southern cuisine, beverages, contests, live music, and big-screen TVs showing Kentucky Derby; $35, tickets available at Georgia Bank and Trust locations; Sandra Gurley, 724-2601 or Audrey Murell, 738-1358.

ART AFTER HOURS: 6-9 Thursday, May 20, downtown Aiken; featuring an art walk to many downtown art galleries.

BEECH ISLAND HERITAGE DAY: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22; tours of Granville Plantation, 144 Old Jackson Highway, entertainment, petting zoo, antique autos and classic tractors, Sand Bar Ferry crafters; Adults $2, Children 6-18 $1, free admission to festival and $1 parking fee; www.beech-islandhistory.org or (803) 827-1376.

ONSTAGE

THE WIZ: Augusta Players production, 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.

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT-KEEP REACHING FOR YOUR DREAMS: Augusta Mini Theatre production Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1, Jack B. Patrick Technology Center at Augusta Technical College, and Sunday, May 2, at Trinitiy CME Church on Glenn Hills Drive at 6: 30 p.m; for ticket information, 722-0598.

MUSIC NOTES

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.

ORGAN DEDICATION: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta; dedication of new Zimmer Digital Organ played by Keith Shafer; free.

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; age 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.

THE BALLROOM DANCE CENTER: Joe Tobias and Linda Faulkner's 50th birthday party from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at the BDC; 525 Grand Slam Drive Evans; Tae Sho, a martial art class blending Korean and Japanese karate, Wednesday 8-10 p.m. and Sunday 4-6 p.m.; $45; Chris Carlson 2843668.

AUDITIONS

HANSEL AND GRETEL: 4:45-6:45 p.m. Monday, Fort Gordon Youth Services, building 45410; 60 parts for ages K-12; Missoula Children's Theatre directors to hold rehearsals 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, April 23; free, open to public; 791-6500.

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.

ASU SENIOR ART EXHIBITIONS: 5:30-9 p.m. through April 26 seniors' art exhibition, slide talks and presentations; The Italian Sculpture Series, oil paintings by Sharon Fausnight, through Friday, April 23; opening reception, 5-7 p.m. today; call Jennifer Onofrio; 737-1453.

FILM

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

IN THE GARDEN

PENDLETON KING PARK PLANT SWAP AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday May 1 at the park pavilion, 1600 Troupe St.; Kay Mills at (706) 738-4321, or e-mail tkmills@knology.net.

LITERARY LIFE

BOOK SIGNING: Steve Brown, Hurricane Party, Color Her Dead and Fallen Stars.1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday,Gigi Lapan, Phaces of Love, 2-4 pm. Saturday, April 24; Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway;

MUSEUMS, ATTRACTIONS

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; Tuesday, May 4-June 27 Sew a Fine Seam, handmade lace, tucks, embroidery by French designers; 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; 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.

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; April Family Fun Day, learn about hot air balloons, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; regular admission $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 6-18, free for children age 5 or 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.

GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS: 1 11th St.; Roots of Gardening event 6:30-7:30 tonight: ABCs of planting: Compost, how to plant acclimating seeds and guide to what to plant, $3, free to members; 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.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Elizabeth Cain and Alex Powers: Works On Paper, opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 22; free for members, $5 nonmembers; with cocktail bar, buffet served; Adult Painting Workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24; with Elizabeth Cain with Landscape of the Mind: Oil on Paper; exhibit running Tuesday-May 28; 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.; 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.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Through Sunday, May 9, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass exhibit; Terra Cognita: Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, with Helen Frederick, Tuesday; noon Friday, Art at Lunch: Great Ladies of Song with Flo Carter to pay tribute to female performers; boxed lunches available for $10 members, $12 nonmembers; price includes performance; $3 adults, $2 seniors, military, students, free for members, college and university student and faculty with ID; 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; 6 p.m. Thursday, Family Discovery Series featuring Snakes; learn about snakes, see live samples; $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; grounds open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, house tours noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment; $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 Friday, 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.

SPORTING LIFE

AUGUSTA GREEN JACKETS BASEBALL: Today-Monday vs. South Georgia Waves; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; www.greenjackets.net.

MISSOULA'S CANDY COTTAGE

In less than a week, the Missoula Children's Theatre will audition, cast, rehearse and perform a production of Hansel and Gretel, featuring more than 60 Augusta area children. The open auditions will be held 4:45-6:45 p.m. Monday at Fort Gordon Youth Service, Building 45410 on Fort Gordon. The performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Fort Gordon Performing Arts Center. For more information on the production, call Fort Gordon Youth Services, 791-6500.

on your toes

The Augusta Ballet's ABII student company will perform pieces by Augusta Ballet dancers, staff and board members at 7 p.m. today at the AB II/Choreographer's Showcase at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The showcase is designed to give the ballet school's most talented young dancers some performance experience and area choreographers an opportunity to show new works. For more information, call 261-0555.

THE BIG TICKET

  • SHINEDOWN, KNOWFACE, JEMANI: Doors open 7 p.m., music 8 p.m. today, the Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Drive; $10 adults, $12 younger than 21, tickets at Lokal Loudness, 1017 Broad St.; The Playground, 873 Broad St.; and CDs and More, 3821 Washington Road; www.lokalloudness.com.
  • THIRD DAY LIVE AND TOBYMAC: 7 tonight,Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $21-$28; group rates available; 828-7700.
  • JOHN BERRY: 8 p.m. Friday,Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $22, 722-8341 or online at imperialtheatre.com.
  • GLENN KEARNEY: 7 p.m. Friday, Millen, Ga., Civic Center; $10; Rob Washburn (888) 561-5053.
  • DISNEY ON ICE PRINCESS CLASSICS: Thursday-Sunday, April 22-25, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; 7 p.m. April 22-23, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. April 24, and 1 and 5 p.m. April 25; $12-$30, ticketmaster.com or 724-2400
  • BANDFEST, WITH BLESSID UNION OF SOULS, 2 SKINNY DORKS, BEM BIRMS JAZZ AND SOJOURNER: Friday, April 23, Satcher Field, University of South Carolina Aiken; 5 p.m., music begins 6 p.m.; $7 advance, $10 at gate for university students, $10 advance, $12 at gate general admission; www.usca.edu/bandfest.
  • POWERFEST, WITH MONICA, J-KWON, JAGGED EDGE, JUVENILE, LIL SCRAPPY, SLEEPY BROWN AND BONE CRUSHER: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, Lock and Dam Park, 1853 Lock and Dam Road; $4; power107.net.
  • AIKEN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, downtown Aiken; Mountain Heart, hors d'oeuvres, beverage Friday, Acoustic Syndicate, Larry Keel Saturday; $65 Friday, April 30, $15 advance, $20 day of show Saturday, May 1; to benefit STAR Riding and Driving, Inc.; tickets available at Moon Beans, The Aiken Chamber of Commerce, Harmon Optical in Augusta; (803) 278-4848 or www.tixonline.com.
  • A DAY IN THE COUNTRY: Car and truck show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, concert, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 2, Augusta Riverfront Marina; with Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Rhes Reeves Band, Amber Carter, Rhythm and Class Cloggers, Tony Cannon, a mechanical bull, children's rides, rock wall and more; $10 advance tickets, $20 day of show; no coolers, food, pets; (803) 278-4TIX or www.tixonline.com.
  • 17 ANNUAL LEWIS FAMIY HOMECOMING AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Noon-11 p.m. Thursday, April 29 - Saturday, May 1; Elijah Clarke State Park, Savannah River at U.S. Highway 378, east of Lincolnton, Ga.; featuring Country Gentlemen, The Osborne Brothers, Mac Wiseman, U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band Country Current, Jesse McReynolds and Jimmy C. Newman, The Lewis Family; $30 daily adult tickets, $15 children 6-13.
  • GARDEN CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday , May 8, Augusta Common; featuring Wycliffe Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Codetalkers, The Reggae Cowboys, Stewart and Winfield, Ph Balance, Pat Blanchard Band, Redbelly, also beverage vendors, arts, crafts and more; $10 advance, $15 day of show, children 10 and younger free; 826-4702.
  • flight time

    The Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., is showing an exhibit of artifacts from Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The exhibit, which runs through May 23, includes clothing, maps, and gear that was in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Also on display is a replica of the plane's cockpit. For more information, call 722-8454.