Originally created 06/02/04

What to do



Sunday, May 23

Candlelight Jazz: The Soul Bar Band will be performing at the Candlelight Jazz at the Riverwalk at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate. For more information, call 821-1754.

Aiken Community Playhouse: Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" will be staged at 3 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken. Call (803) 648-1438 for ticket information.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Savannah Sand Gnats at 2:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net.

Monday, May 24

Hopeland Gardens Concerts: John Vaughn will perform at 7 p.m. at Hopeland Gardens at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place in Aiken. Call 643-4661 (for rain dates) or 642-7631 for more information.

Tuesday, May 25

Storytime in the Gardens: Senior citizens read to children ages 8 and under in Aiken's Hopeland Gardens, at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place, at 4 p.m. Bring a blanket and a snack. For information, call (803) 642-7631.

Evenings in the Appleby Garden: The Brass Quintet under the direction of Rudy Volkmann will be in concert at 8 p.m. in the gardens behind the Appleby Branch Library on the corner of Johns Road and Walton Way. Call 736-6244 for more information.

Wednesday, May 26

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Rome Braves at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net.

Downtown Lunch Date: Come to the Augusta Common from noon to 2 p.m. for live music and lunch. For more information, contact Riverwalk Special Events at 842-1769.

Thursday, May 27

Music in the Park: The beach music of "Majic" will be featured at North Augusta's Creighton Living History Park at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the concert is free. For more information, call 442-7588.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Rome Braves at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net.

Friday, May 28

Aiken Community Playhouse: Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" will be staged at 8 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken. Call (803) 648-1438 for ticket information.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Rome Braves at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Saturday, May 29

Sno Cap Drive-In Cruise-In: Bring your vintage car or just come to browse others cars at the monthly cruise-in at the Sno Cap Drive-In at 618 West Ave. in North Augusta. Hosted by members of the CSRA Road Angels, the cruise-in will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call 279-4004.

Barbecue Cookoff: Area grillers will prepare chicken, pulled pork and ribs to find out who makes the best barbecue in the CSRA at Harrison Caver Park on Highway 421 in Clearwater, S.C. Call (803) 593-4698 for details.

Aiken Community Playhouse: Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" will be staged at 8 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken. Call (803) 648-1438 for ticket information.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Rome Braves at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Memorial Day Celebration: The Columbia County Choral Society will be in concert at Patriots Park in the Red, White and Blue Memorial Day Celebration. Time to be determined.

Memorial Day Parade: The Aiken Marine Corps League will honor veteran with its annual parade in Aiken at 1 p.m. For more information, call (803) 649-4019.

Sunday, May 30Candlelight Jazz: The Candlelight Jazz at Riverwalk at Eighth Street series continues with a performance by quietSTORM, beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate. For more information, call 821-1754.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Rome Braves at 2:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Monday, May 31

Memorial Day Ceremony: Color guards from American Legion Post 63, local high school JROTC units and Fort Gordon will be at the All Wars Monument at Fourth and Broad Streets at 11 a.m. to remember veterans. Call 733-1496 for more information.

Hopeland Gardens Concerts: The Aiken Civic Ballet will perform at 7 p.m. at Hopeland Gardens at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place. Call 643-4661 (for rain dates) or 642-7631 for more information.

Tuesday, June 1

Evenings in the Appleby Garden: Montana Skies, with cellist Jennifer Adams and guitarist Jonathan Adams will be in concert at 8 p.m. in the garden behind the Appleby Branch Library at the corner of Johns Road and Walton Way. For additional information, call 736-6244.

Wednesday, June 2

GreenJackets Baseball: The Greensboro Bats visit the Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net.

Brown Bag History: Jim Garvey will speak on "Berry Benson: Peace Time Warrior" at noon at the Augusta Museum of History. For details, call 722-8454 or visit www.augustamuseum.org.

Downtown Lunch Date: Come to the Augusta Common from noon to 2 p.m. for live music and lunch. For more information, contact Riverwalk Special Events at 842-1769.

Library Program: Rockin' Rocky Raccoon will preview summer activities planned at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, at 11 a.m.. For more information, call 279-5767.

Thursday, June 3

GreenJackets Baseball: The Greensboro Bats visit the Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Friday, June 4

GreenJackets Baseball: The Greensboro Bats visit the Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Planetarium show: Learn more about the planet Venus at the Dupont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. "Venus: Up Close and Crossing the Sun" will be presented at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens, $2.50 for students and $1 for USCA students, faculty and staff with proper ID. For more information, call (803) 641-3654.

Art Exhibits: The works of Allen Harmon and Michael Fowler will be on display at the Mary Pauline Gallery, 982 Broad St., through July 16. For additional information, call 724-9542 or visit www.marypaulinegallery.com.

Saturday, June 5

Planetarium show: Learn more about the planet Venus at the Dupont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. "Venus: Up Close and Crossing the Sun" will be presented at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens, $2.50 for students and $1 for USCA students, faculty and staff with proper ID. For more information, call (803) 641-3654.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Capital City Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Swamp Saturday: Join the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy's trained volunteers on a two and a half mile walk through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.. Call 828-2109 in advance for groups larger than 10.

Wee Can Ski: The Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center offers this waterskiing, jetskiing, boat riding and tubing program for children with special needs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Gordon Recreation Area at Lake Thurmond. The program is open 5 to 18 year-olds who are physically and medically challenged. To donate your time, share your resources or to register a child for the event, call at 706-721-1188.

Storytellers: A storyteller is featured from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St. For more information, call 724-3576.

Sunday, June 6

Candlelight Jazz: The Candlelight Jazz at Riverwalk at Eighth Street series continues with a performance by Wycliffe Gordon beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is $8 at the gate. For more information, call 821-1754.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Capital City Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 2:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Artrageous Sunday!: Inspired by the works of Bessie Harvey, participants will create sculpture with found objects. The free program begins at 2 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art. For more information, call 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org.

Monday, June 7

Hopeland Gardens Concerts: Southland Express Cloggers will perform at 7 p.m. at Aiken's Hopeland Gardens at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place. Call 643-4661 (for rain dates) or 642-7631 for more information.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Capital City Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium at noon. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Tuesday, June 8Creek Freaks: The Creek Freaks Club, for ages 12-16, will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The club conducts chemical and biological monitoring on Butler Creek. A $30 annual membership fee covers monthly meetings, a Phinizy Swamp Nature Park T-shirt, membership card and a certificate. Call 828-2109 for more information. Cattail Kids Club: The Cattail Kids Club meeting, for ages 5-7, will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A $25 annual membership fee provides members with bi-monthly meetings ,a subscription to the bi-monthly Cattail Kids Newsletter, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park T-shirt, membership card and certificate. Call 828-2109 for more information.

Evenings in the Appleby Garden: Garden City Barbershop Chorus will be in concert at 8 p.m. in the garden behind the Appleby Branch Library at the corner of Johns Road and Walton Way. For additional information, call 736-6244.

Dusk Walk: A family hike through the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park just as the sun is setting and the animals are getting active is from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is limited. The cost is $3 for members, and $5 nonmembers. Deadline for registration is June 4. Call 828-2109 for more information.

Wednesday, June 9

Downtown Lunch Date: Come to the Augusta Common from noon to 2 p.m. for live music and lunch. For more information, contact Riverwalk Special Events at 842-1769.

Library program: Magician Bob Cothran will be in two shows at 10 and 11:15 a.m. at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For details, call 279-5767

Thursday, June 10

Music in the Park: QuietStorm will be featured at North Augusta's Creighton Living History Park at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the concert is free. For more information, call 442-7588.

Friday, June 11

Splash Down: North Augusta firefighters will provide a cool treat for library goers at noon at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Saturday, June 12

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Capital City Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Children's Performance Series: Poetry Alive! presents verse as theater, turning poems into the scripts and making audience members actors. The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art. For more information, call 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org.

Watercraft Championship: The South Carolina State Watercraft Championship will be held at Langley Pond. For directions, visit http://www.aikencounty.net/depts/prt/Langley.html

Fishing Rodeo: The Mayor's Fishing Rodeo will be at the Mayor's Pond in Augusta. For details, call the Augusta-Richmond County Parks and Recreation Department at 796-5025.

Library program: Traditional African dances are part of a program at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Sunday, June 13

Candlelight Jazz: The Candlelight Jazz at Riverwalk at Eighth Street series continues with a performance by Air Apparent beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate. For more information, call 821-1754.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Capital City Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 2:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Southern Roots Music Series: Atlanta blues musician Beverly "Guitar" Watkins will be in concert at 2 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art. Admission is free. For more information, call 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org.

Family Fun Day: The Augusta Museum of History's Family Fun Day will begin at 2 p.m. For details, call 722-8454 or visit www.augustamuseum.org.

Monday, June 14

Hopeland Gardens Concerts: Maureen Simpson will be in concert at 7 p.m. at Hopeland Gardens at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place in Aiken. Call 643-4661 (for rain dates) or 642-7631 for more information.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Capital City Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Tuesday, June 15

Evenings in the Appleby Garden: Members of an Augusta Symphony Woodwind Trio will be in concert at 8 p.m. in the garden behind the Appleby Branch Library at the corner of Johns Road and Walton Way. For additional information, call 736-6244.

Library program:. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lake Thurmond. Pictures and Slides from construction to today will be presented by the Army Corps of Engineers at 7 p.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Wednesday, June 16

Downtown Lunch Date: Come to the Augusta Common from noon to 2 p.m. for live music and lunch. For more information, contact Riverwalk Special Events at 842-1769.

Library program: Juggler Ron Anglin will demonstrate juggling techniques from around the world at 11:30 a.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Thursday, June 17

Music in the Park: Savannah River Grass will be featured at North Augusta's Creighton Living History Park at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the concert is free. For more information, call 442-7588.

Frog Serenade: At Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, cricket frogs and spring peepers are the featured performers during this Family Discovery series program. The Pfizer Pavilion will be open at 6:30 p.m. for those that would like to bring a picnic dinner. The free program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 828-2109 for more information.

Roots of Gardening Series: The topic for this month's installment of the gardening series is "Maintenance: Watering and Fertilizing, Mulching, What to Plant Now." The program will be form 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens. Separate activities will be available for children during these sessions. The cost is $3 per person for non-members; free for members. Advance reservations requested.Call 724-4443 for more information.

Raptors of South Carolina & Live Owls and Hawks: Biologists Carol and Larry Eldridge, who have been wildlife rehabilitators for 23 years will speak at 7 p.m. at Birds & Butterflies of Aiken, 117 Laurens St. NW. The seminar is free but space is limited. Call (803) 649-7999 for reservations.

Augusta Players: The Augusta Players Youth Theatre will present Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." For details, call 826-4707.

Library Program: A Junie B. Jones party will be at 11 a.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. Wear your favorite Junie B. Jones costume or accessory. For more information, call 279-5767.

Friday, June 18

Concert: Train will be in concert at Fort Gordon's Barton Field. The time has not been determined yet. For more information, visit www.fortgordon.com.

Planetarium show: "Larry Cat in Space" will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Dupont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens, $2.50 for students and $1 for USCA students, faculty and staff with proper ID. For more information, call (803) 641-3654.

Augusta Players: The Augusta Players Youth Theatre will present Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." For details, call 826-4707.

Library Program: South Carolina Educational Television's Lydia Freeman uses "BoohBah" to teach motor, language and thinking skills for preschoolers. Great program for parents and preschool teachers at 11 a.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Saturday, June 19

Hot Southern Nights: Gary Allan and the Marshall Tucker Band will be in concert to benefit the American Red Cross of Augusta at 7 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium. For tickets, call 278-4TIX or visit www.tixonline.com.

Planetarium show: "Larry Cat in Space" will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Dupont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens, $2.50 for students and $1 for USCA students, faculty and staff with proper ID. For more information, call (803) 641-3654.

Augusta Players: The Augusta Players Youth Theatre will present Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." For details, call 826-4707.

Library Program: The Spirit Native American Dancers will perform at 11 a.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Sunday, June 20Candlelight Jazz: The Candlelight Jazz at Riverwalk at Eighth Street series continues with a performance by Preston & Weston featuring Sandra beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate. For more information, call 821-1754.

Monday, June 21Hopeland Gardens Concerts: The Fort Gordon Stage Band will present a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. at Aiken's Hopeland Gardens, at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place. Call 643-4661 (for rain dates) or 642-7631 for more information.

Tuesday, June 22Evenings in the Appleby Garden: Savannah River Grass, a bluegrass band, will be in concert at 8 p.m. in the garden behind the Appleby Branch Library at the corner of Johns Road and Walton Way. For additional information, call 736-6244.

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Greensboro Bats at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Gator Gang: A nature club for children ages 8-10 will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today. Meetings feature educational topics, games, craft projects and snacks. Membership is $25 annually, and members receive bi-monthly meetings, a subscription to a bi-monthly newsletter, a club T-shirt, membership card and certificate. Call Southeastern Natural Science Academy at 828-2109 for more information.

Wednesday, June 23

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Greensboro Bats at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Downtown Lunch Date: Come to the Augusta Common from noon to 2 p.m. for live music and lunch. For more information, contact Riverwalk Special Events at 842-1769.

Library program: Porkchop Productions will present "The Brementown Musicians" at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Thursday, June 24

GreenJackets Baseball: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Greensboro Bats at 7:15 p.m. at the Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889 or visit www.greenjackets.net

Music in the Park: Blues Express will be featured at North Augusta's Creighton Living History Park at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the concert is free. For more information, call 442-7588.

Aiken Community Playhouse: The ACP Youth Wing will present "Anne of Green Gables" at 8 p.m. today at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken. For tickets, call (803) 648-1438.

Friday, June 25

Feed the Need to Read Contest: Children will create a fun and edible recipe from a storybook in a contest at 11 a.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Saturday, June 26

Carolina Beach Blast: The Swingin' Medallions and special guests The Original Tams and Shagtime will be in concert at the Carolina Dragway on Highway 125 in Jackson, S.C. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the gate. Children under 6 are free with an adult. VIP tickets are $50. Proceeds will benefit the Jackson Fire Department. For ticket information, call 278-4TIX or visit www.tixonline.com.

Aiken Community Playhouse: The ACP Youth Wing will present "Anne of Green Gables" at 8 p.m. today at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken. For tickets, call (803) 648-1438.

Regatta: The U.S. Rowing Association Southeastern Regional Regatta will be at Langley Pond. Rowers from across the country will compete in single to eight person team events.

Sunday, June 27

Aiken Community Playhouse: The ACP Youth Wing will present "Anne of Green Gables" at 3 p.m. today at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken. For tickets, call (803) 648-1438.

Candlelight Jazz: The Candlelight Jazz at Riverwalk at Eighth Street series continues with a performance by the Section beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate. For more information, call 821-1754.

Southern Roots Music Series: Doug & The Henrys, with their blend of folk, bluegrass, country, and rock, will be in concert at the Morris Museum of Art. The free concert begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org.

Regatta: The U.S. Rowing Association Southeastern Regional Regatta will be at Langley Pond. Rowers from across the country will compete in single to eight person team events

Monday, June 28

Hopeland Gardens Concerts: Vocalist Heather McClesky will be featured in this free outdoor concert series that begins at 7 p.m. at Hopeland Gardens at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place. Call 643-4661 (for rain dates) or 642-7631 for more information.

Library program: Make a 4th of July related craft at 4 p.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Wednesday, June 30

Downtown Lunch Date: Come to the Augusta Common from noon to 2 p.m. for live music and lunch. For more information, contact Riverwalk Special Events at 842-1769.

Library program: "My Grandma's Gonna Kill Me! Can you find the lost jewel,?" a mystery night for third through fifth graders will be at 6 p.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 279-5767.

Thursday, July 1

The Music in the Park series will continue at North Augusta's Creighton Living History Park at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the concert is free. For more information, call 442-7588.