Originally created 06/03/04

Applause calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

FIRST FRIDAY IMPERIAL ART, WINE AND THEATRE: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; showcasing the works of Doris Sofge; includes music, tours of the theatre, door prizes, free; 722-8341.

AN EVENING OF ELEGANCE: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, The Gordon Club Ballroom, Fort Gordon; seventh annual Black Tie Gala, sponsored by 100 Black Men of Augusta, honoring the fine arts, benefits mentoring program; $60; 724-3220.

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

SWAMP SOIREE 2004: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 10, private home along Savannah River; catered Southern dinner, cocktails, raffle, animal, fly fishing demonstrations, Carl Purdy Band; $60, reservations necessary; benefits Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy; 828-2109.

BEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH SERIES: Dining series at 6:30 p.m., Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; 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, includes cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and four-course dinner with complemented wine pairings; tickets for all six dinners $375; (706) 737-8888.

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

ONSTAGE

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday June 17-18, 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Westminster School, 3067 Wheeler Road; $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $6 for children 12 and younger; 826-4707.

RAPUNZEL: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players production 9, 10, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; $3; 733-7043.

LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE: Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. July 30-31, Aug. 6-7, 12-14, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre.

GOSPEL SHOWCASE 2004: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; gospel singing, dancing, mimes, gospel rap, steppers and more.

MUSIC NOTES

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 8-9:30 p.m. Sundays May-July, Augusta Common, 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; Wycliffe Gordon, Sunday; 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.

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY 2004: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; Garden City Barbershop Chorus Tuesday; June 15, Woodwind Trio, featuring members of Augusta Symphony; June 22, Savannah River Grass bluegrass band

SUMMER EVENING MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; First Baptist Church choir room, 3500 Walton Way; selections include pieces by Vivaldi and Faure; with conductor Dr. J. Porter Stokes; free; 826-4713.

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

MUSIC AND ART IN THE PARK: Creighton Living History Park, West Avenue at Spring Grove, North Augusta; 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.

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

RYHTHM AND CLASS DANCE STUDIO: Irish Dance Lessons, 6 p.m. Mondays for ages 5-8, 7 p.m. ages 8 and older; soft and hard shoe forms, traditional ceili dancing; summer classes begin Monday; $30; Shag lessons, 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays beginning this Wednesday; $50 per couple; 508 Shartom Drive.

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.

THE BALLROOM DANCE CENTER: SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, June 12; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, $10 a person, casual dress, no partners necessary; That's Amore! Professional Ballroom and Latin Dance Show, featuring dance finalists Emilie Tobias, Valery Ganiev; dancing after show; $12 a person before June 21, $15 afterward; 7-11 p.m. Saturday, July 24, Tango Milonga and Salsa Fiesta; all skill levels welcome; $10; 9-9:30 p.m. USS BDC World Cruise Showcase, dancing after show; 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; 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.

CSRA BOGEY WOOGIE DANCE SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Tuesdays beginning June 8, A World of Dance Studio, 3497 Wheeler Road; with ballroom, shag, country, line dancing and more; 650-2396.

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

WEST SIDE STORY: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 24-25, July 8-9, First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave.; Augusta Players production, roles available for men, women ages 17 and older; must have prepared solo, required to learn a dance combo, read from script; 826-4707 or www.augustaplayers.com.

SOUTH CAROLINA PHILHARMONIC: Application deadline for auditions of piccolo/third flute by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 14; for information, audition repertoire, call (803) 771-7937.

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.

SUMMER MUSIC CAMP: 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 7-11 and June 14-18, Bethany Bible Chapel, 401 Milledge Road; Music Extremes, two-hour camp with songs, crafts, musical development designed to take creative look into extreme climates around the world; sponsored by Zwemke Music Studio; for ages 4-6; $100; 364-6143.

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.

IN THE GARDEN

HYDRANGEA FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.; 1-5 p.m. self-guided garden tour; basic hydrangea culture, propagation, color and pruning, new varieties and research, landscaping with hydrangeas, drying hydrangeas; $10, includes raffle ticket, lectures, refreshments, garden tours; benefits new hydrangea garden at park; 738-4321.

FILM

FREE MOVIES, AUGUSTA: 6:30 P.M.; Richmond County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; The Girl With the Pearl Earring Monday; Dead Man, June 14; Damage, June 21; Big Fish, June 28; 821-2600.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Billy S. 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bobby James 8-10 p.m. Saturday; 5-7 p.m. Friday, author Michael James will sign copies of his book, One Dollar at a Time, free; 737-6962.

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. Greensboro Bats tonight and Friday, vs. Capital City Bombers Saturday-Monday; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; $11 for box seats, $7 reserved seats, $6 general admission, $5 seniors, active duty military and children 4-12 and $1 children 3 and younger; www.greenjackets.net.

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: One-hour basic tours, 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Saturdays; $6 adults, $5 seniors, military, $4 ages 18 and younger; full length tours 6 p.m. Saturdays; $15 adults, $12 seniors, military, $10 ages 18 and younger; weather permitting; 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.; Lindbergh; with 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 children 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; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Venus Up Close and Crossing the Sun, learn about rare transit of Venus, $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 pupils K-12; 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Digistar Virtual Journey Show, depicts virtual space station, amusement park, $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, $3.50 pupils K-12; 6-7:30 a.m. Tuesday, transit of Venus, telescopes available for viewing on roof of Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, planetarium show, Venus: Up Close and Crossing the Sun shown at 7:30 a.m.; viewing activities free, $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 pupils K-12 for show; $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; Alien Worlds of Possibility exhibit through Labor Day; Mars Rover Project exhibit; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $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.; Thursday, June 17, Maintenance, watering and fertilizing, mulching, what to plant now; Thursday, July 15, Pests: pest control, plant diseases, problems; Thursday, Aug. 19, Grooming: pruning, diving perennials, collecting seeds, dead-heading, what to plant now; donation of $3 per person; garden members free; 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.; Through June 30, ArtVentures: Celebrating Art After School, free; June 11-July 23, Paradise or Parking Lot? Contemporary Views, by Susan Maakstad and Hamlett Dobbins; gallery talk and reception Friday, June 11; June 7-11, Every Child An Artist: Summer Art Camp 2004; weeklong session in drawing, painting, mixed media, relief sculpture and more, call for registration; 10 a.m. to noon, July 12-16, Learning to See and Draw; still-life drawing, learn to create illustration with depth; call for registration; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24-25, Watercolors: Floral Interpretation, Michael Pearson will hold two-day workshop; includes watercolor technique, textures, color, value, bring bag lunch, call for registration; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24-25; Oils and the Human Form: Direct Observation, with Christine Hield, students to work in oil, bring bag lunch, call for registration; 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.; The 521 All Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community exhibit through June 30; July 8-Aug. 31, The Ebony Collection, exhibit composed of photographs, artifacts highlighting contributions of blacks with Augusta connection; opening reception Thursday, July 8; Sept. 5-Oct. 31, Paul Goodnight Exhibition, opening reception Sunday, Sept. 5; Nov. 7-Dec. 30, Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Co. exhibit, artifacts, documents from former Pilgrim Insurance Co., opening reception Sunday, Nov. 7; 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.; 2 p.m. Sunday, Artrageous Family Sunday, Folk Art Sculpture; artwork by Bessie Harvey; free; 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, Good, Better, Best: Connoiseurship in Self-Taught Art, with Brooke Davis Anderson, director, curator of Contemporary Center, Museum of American Folk Art in New York City; regular admission applies; 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Children's Performance Series, children participate in poetry, theatrical performances; regular admission fee applies; 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; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 7-11, Junior Eco Camp; arts and crafts, games, prizes with science based themes for children ages 5-7; $18 a day members, $23 a day nonmembers, $90 a week for members, $100 a week nonmembers; deadline registration today; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dusk Walk, family hike through park as nocturnal animals become active; $3 member, $5 nonmember; register by Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 14-18, Eco Camp; arts and crafts, games, prizes with science based themes; for ages 8-10; $20 a day for members, $25 a day for nonmembers, $90 a week for members, $100 a week for nonmembers; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, Frog Serenade; walk through areas where frogs make sounds; $3 member family, $5 nonmember family; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 28-July 2, Science Camp: Watershed Adventures; examining watersheds, water quality, habitats; T-shirt, daily lunch; for ages 13-18; $140 a week for members, $150 for nonmembers; register by June 21; Monday-Friday, noon to dusk, Saturday-Sunday and holidays dawn to dusk; free; 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.

SLIDING HORN

Wycliffe Gordon will perform for the Candlelight Jazz concert Sunday at Riverwalk Augusta. The special concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Eighth Street bulkhead. Admission is $8 and blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, wine and cheese are allowed. For more information, call 495-6238.

SEE THE SITES

There's now more rolling on the river. Well, not strictly the river, the Augusta Canal. And it's not actually rolling - more of a floating action, truth be told. But the Augusta Canal Authority has increased its Petersburg canal boat tours. One-hour tours will now depart three times a day Monday-Friday, with an additional one and 2-hour tour offered on Saturday. Departure times are 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. The 2-hour tour departs at 6 p.m. Saturdays. One-hour tickets are $6 adults, $5 seniors (55 and older) and military and $4 students and children. Full-length tour tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and military and $10 students and children. For more information, call 823-0440, ext. 4.

SOOTHING SOUNDS

The Evenings in the Appleby Garden concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday features the Garden City Barbershop Chorus. The concert is in the garden behind Appleby branch library, 2260 Walton Way.

the big ticket

l BEVERLY "GUITAR" WATSON: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, Morris Museum of Art, 10th St.

l TRAIN, GRAHAM COLTON BAND: 8 p.m., gates open 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, Barton Field at Fort Gordon; $15 advance, $20 day of show, tickets at outlets including Papa John's Pizza locations, PX Customer Service, Gordon Lanes, online at www.fortgordon.com; 791-6779.

l GARY ALLAN, PIN MONKEY, MARSHALL TUCKER BAND: Hot Southern Nights concert 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road; $18 advance, $25 day of show; tickets available at Augusta Red Cross, Harmon Optical, www.tixonline.com; 724-8483.

specialThe Garden City Barbershop Chorus will perform for Evenings in the Appleby Garden, in the gardens behind the Appleby Library.\

annette m. drowlette/fileA replica Petersburg boat passes by the Avondale Mill during a tour on the Augusta Canal. Visitors eager to survey the canal can enjoy more choices in tour schedules. The boats will depart three times a day from Monday through Friday.\

chris thelen/fileWycliffe Gordon will bring his show back to town when the jazz musicians perform during the Candlelight Jazz concert.