Originally created 04/16/04

Arts 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. Monday-Wednesday, 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: Monday-Friday; 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.

THE BALLROOM DANCE CENTER: Joe Tobias and Linda Faulkner's 50th birthday party 8-11 p.m. Saturday; 525 Grand Slam Drive Evans Chris Carlson 284-3668.