Originally created 05/06/04

Applause calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRING PEEP N' EAT: Architectural tour, noon today, tour begins at Hildebrandt's, 226 Sixth St., then proceeds to the DeLaigle House, 551 Greene St.; order sandwiches from Hildebrandt's, dessert provided at DeLaigle House; free for Historic Augusta members, $5 nonmembers; 724-0436.

FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, McCartan Street, which connects Broad and Reynolds between Ninth and 10th streets.

ONE-DAY ARTISTS' MARKET: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Mall, Wrightsboro Road; pottery, oil and acrylic paintings, tie-dye art, jewelry and more; presented by Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and Augusta Mall; 722-5495.

WINE TASTING: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Smoak's Bakery, 2058 Walton Way; features wines from around the world, paired with hors d'ouevres; 733-7787.

MAYFEST: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15; May Park; live performances from gospel, R&B and hip-hop artists, voter registration drive; free; 202-9162.

ART SHOW: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 16; Up Your Alley Restaurant, 222 The Alley, Aiken; artwork from Autism sufferers for sale, auction; appetizers, beer, wine served; $30 a person; (803) 215-7593 or DStout6@aol.com.

BEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH SERIES: Dining series at Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; Thursday, May 20, with Chef Dave Snyder, Halyards, St. Simons Island, Ga.; Thursday, June 17, with Chef Chris Bolton, Glen Ella Springs Inn, Clarkesville, Ga.; Thursday, July 15, with Chef Hugh Acheson, Five & Ten, Athens, Ga.; Thursday, Aug. 19, with Chef Michael Kramer, McCrady's, Charleston, S.C.; Thursday, Sept. 16, with Chef Michael Tuohy, Woodfire Grill, Atlanta, Ga.; and Wednesday, Oct. 20, with Chef Kelly Yambor, Elizabeth on 37th, Savannah, Ga.; $69 per person and includes a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and a four-course dinner with complemented wine pairings; tickets for all six dinners for $375; for reservations or information, call (706) 737-8888.

COTTON BALL: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 912 Milledge Road; membership drive for Historic Augusta, Inc.; catering by Outback Steakhouse, entertainment with Crosstie Walkers, raffle for two-night trip to Charleston, S.C.; $50 per person, $75 for family, double level; 724-0436.

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

COOKIN' FOR KIDS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, Daniel Field Airport off Wrightsboro Road; benefitting Child Enrichment, Child Advocacy Center for Abused Children; 737-4631.

BEECH ISLAND HERITAGE DAY: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22; tours of Granville Plantation, 6198 Atomic Road; entertainment, petting zoo, antique autos and classic tractors, Sand Bar Ferry crafters; Adults $2, Children 6-18 $1, free admission to festival and $1 car parking fee; www.beech-islandhistory.org or (803) 827-1376.

CAROLINA BEACH BLAST: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, Carolina Dragway, S.C. Highway 125, Jackson, S.C.; featuring the Swingin' Medallions, The Original Tams, Shagtime; $15 advance, $20 day of show.

ONSTAGE

SECOND SAMUEL: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production Friday-Saturday, Friday-Saturday, May 14-15, Thursday-Saturday May 20-22, dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; 793-8552, or Web site www.fortgordon.com/theatre.htm.

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS: Aiken Community Playhouse production May 14-29, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $15, $13 age 60 and older, $10 students, $6 age 12 and younger; reservations at info@aikencommunityplayhouse.com, or (803) 648-1438.

HANSEL AND GRETEL: Augusta State University Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players Present, 9, 10, 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, ASU campus, 2500 Walton Way; $3; R.S.V.P. 733-7043.

MUSIC NOTES

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: Sundays May-July, Augusta Common, 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; Laney High School Jazz Ensemble Sunday; Davidson Fine Arts Jazz Ensemble with Butler High School Show Choir, Sunday, May 16; Soul Bar Jazz Quartet, Sunday, May 23; quietSTORM, Sunday, May 30; Wycliffe Gordon, Sunday, June 6; Air Apparent, Sunday, June 13; Preston and Weston featuring Sandra, Sunday, June 20; A Step Up, Sunday, July 11; acousticJAZZ, Sunday, July 18; Mellow-D Sunday, July 25; $8; 821-1754.

MUSIC AND ART IN THE PARK: Creighton Living History Park, West Avenue at Spring Grove, North Augusta; North Augusta High School Chorus 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13; Majic beach music concert 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27; quietSTORM jazz 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10; Savannah River Grass bluegrass 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24; TBA July 1; Thelma Robinson and Divine Providence 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15; and Fresh Music All-Star Big Band 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29.

DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May; musical entertainment at Augusta Common; bring a lunch; 821-1754.

AUGUSTA CHAMBER SINGERS: 7 tonight, The Convent of St. Helena, 3042 Eagle Drive; various sacred, secular selections; free; 738-1634.

BABES IN ARMS: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 13-14, 3 and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 15, Harlem High School, 1070 Appling-Harlem Road; $7; 556-5980 or www.harlemdrama.com.

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

RIGOLETTO: Augusta Opera production 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 15 and 3 p.m. Sunday May 16, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15-$45, 826-4710, Web site www.augustaopera.com.

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: 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.

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; Melvis Lovett 733-3890, Jean Avery 863-4186.

AUDITIONS

THE AUGUSTA OPERA: Seeking chorus members, supporting roles and outreach for 2004-05 season, Friday; bring prepared piece, accompanist provided; call 826-4710 or e-mail kreagan@augustaopera.com for appointment.

THE ADVENTURES OF DOCTOR DOOLITTLE: 6:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road; held by the Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company; auditions for musical open to elementary through college age.

LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, May 24-25, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; parts for two men, women, ages 20-40; bring a musical number; 791-4389.

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; resum 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: The Secret Lives of Dentists, Monday; The Fog of War, Monday, May 17; Limbo, Monday, May 24; The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Monday, May 31; Richmond County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Carl Purdy bluegrass 8-10 p.m. Friday, Rod Mackert, Christian contemporary, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, open mike, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday; 737-6962.

BOOK SIGNING: 5-7 p.m. today, Augusta Museum of History, at Sixth and Reynolds streets; Don Rhodes will sign copies of his book, Entertainment in Augusta and the CSRA; Flo Carter and Elvis tribute artist Jeff Barnes provide live music; free; $20 a book; 823-3214.

LITERARY STORIES AND RELATED ART ACTIVITIES WORKSHOP: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Washington Hall cafeteria, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; for teachers of infants, toddlers, pre-school, elementary-age pupils; $24; six DHR-accepted hours; R.S.V.P. 733-7043.

THE SPORTING LIFE

GREENJACKETS BASEBALL: vs. Charleston AlleyCats Monday-Wednesday; Lake Olmstead Stadium.

MUSEUMS, ATTRACTIONS

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; 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.; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, 2004 Tourism Trivia Night, $15; through Sunday, May 23, Into the Interior: A History of the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company, observation gallery of the Knox Gallery; Lindbergh; with hundreds of artifacts from first solo trans-Atlantic flight; visitors information center offering tourist information; regular admission $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; ww. 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; 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. Monday-Friday, 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.; 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.; 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 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, , Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass exhibit; Terra Cognita: Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, with Helen Frederick, Tuesday; $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; Saturday, June 12-Sunday, Aug. 1, Forces in the Body: Sculpture by Anita Huffington; $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; $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.; 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.

THE BIG TICKET

DRIVIN' N'CRYIN', SHAWN PIAZZA BAND: 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15, or $25 for concert and ticket to May 29 Imperial Theatre concert by Drive By Truckers; www.imperialtheatre.com; 722-8341.

FOSSE: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26.50-$36.50; Ticketmaster outlets.

BLIND WILLIE MCTELL BLUES FESTIVAL: Noon Saturday, May 22, Thomson, Ga.; featuring Marcia Ball, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Woody Mann, Jimmy Thackery, Mary Flowers, The Redstick Ramblers; $15 advance, $20 at the gate; (706) 597-1000 or www.tixonline.com.

DRIVE BY TRUCKERS, HORSEPOWER: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 29, Imperial Theatre; $15 or $25 for concert and May 21 Drivin' n' Cryin' concert at Imperial; www.imperialtheatre.com, 722-8341.

HOT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Lake Olmstead Stadium; with Gary Allan, The Marshall Tucker Band, Pin Monkey; $18 advance, $25 day of show; tickets available at Augusta Red Cross, Harmon Optical, www.tixonline.com; 724-8483.

FARM FRESH ONIONS

In need of some fresh produce? A farmer's market is open downtown from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on McCartan Street, which connects Broad and Reynolds between Ninth and 10th streets.

IN THE BANK

The history of the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company is on display in a new exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 6-18, or free for child age 5 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

LAST GLASS

This weekend is the last chance to catch the Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. The show will be followed by an exhibit of works from the folk art collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer on May 28. For more information, call 724-7501.

specialContemplating Beauty by Richard Jolley\

Chris Thelen/fileRick's Produce owner Rick Catts stocked green beans last year at his stand at the Farmers Market.\

michael holahan/STAFFBeneath the watchful gaze of a painting of Georgia Railroad Bank President Russell Blanchard, volunteer Lyle Glascock cleans a freight scale at the Augusta Museum of History.