Originally created 08/19/04

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.

GET FESTIVE

INDIA DAY 2004: 4-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; exhibits, health screenings, food of India; free; 868-7933.

REST FEST: 3-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6; Riverview Park, North Augusta; entertainment, food, contests, activities, fireworks display; (803) 441-4300.

AIKEN'S MAKIN': Friday-Saturday, Sept. 10-11, downtown Aiken; annual display of juried arts and crafts; food vendors, baked goods, entertainment; free; (803) 641-1111.

FARM FESTIVAL 2004: Sept. 16-18, downtown Waynesboro, Ga.; variety show 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Burke County Office Park auditorium, $2 admission, all talent welcome; Farm Festival Saturday, Sept. 18, arts, crafts, vendors, DJ, puppet shows, music, vendors and more; (706) 592-2209.

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA: Sept. 17-19, Augusta Common, 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19; ethnic food village, four performing stages, fine arts and crafts market, children's area and more; $5 at the gate, children age 10 and younger free. Log on to www.augustaarts.com/Events.htm.

ONSTAGE

THE PRINCESS WHO FORGOT HOW TO SMILE: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players presents, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50 a person; R.S.V.P. at 733-7043.

THE ODD COUPLE: Stage III Ltd. production, Aug. 26-29, Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; dinner theater except for Sunday matinees; dinners at 7 p.m., matinees at 3 p.m.; for reservations, 228-3636 or 868-9663

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 27-28, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, Etherredge Center's main stage, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, faculty, staff of USC Aiken; (803) 641-3305.

MUSIC NOTES

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: Concert series 8-9:30 p.m. Sundays through August, Eighth Street bulkhead on Riverwalk Augusta; Sounds Unlimited Sunday; quietSTORM Aug. 29; $5; 821-1754 or www.gardencityjazz.com.

HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Mondays; Hopeland Gardens, off Whiskey Road; Aiken Brass Monday; Aiken Community Band at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30; free; (803) 642-7631.

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

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: St. John United Methodist Church concert series for charities opens with performance 3 p.m. Sept. 19 with concert organist Diane Meredith Belcher, professor of organ at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.; concert at the church, 736 Greene St.; benefits SAFE Homes of Augusta; 724-9641.

AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S RINGERS: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays; Westside Educational Building, 261 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; handbell/chime choir for grades 3-6; 306-5247.

AUGUSTA CHAMBER SINGERS: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road; open rehearsal and social hour for all women interested; 279-7809.

SPECIAL EVENTS

BEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH: Dining series at Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; 6:30 p.m. tonight, with chef Michael Kramer, McCrady's, Charleston, S.C.; Thursday, Sept. 16, with chef Michael Tuohy, Woodfire Grill, Atlanta; 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; (706) 737-8888.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HOMECOMING: Friday-Sunday, Augusta Genealogical Society Library, 1109 Broad St.; 5 p.m. Friday, plaque unveiling, 7 p.m. opening-night dinner, Partridge Inn; 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, all-day seminar, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; 5:30 p.m. Saturday, barbecue at the Performing Arts Theatre; Friday-Sunday, tours of Magnolia Cemetery, Summerville Cemetery, research demonstrations and more; $20 opening-night dinner, $31 AGS members, $36 public for seminar before Aug. 18, $40 afterward; $11.75 barbecue; 722-4073.

EL BAB BIKERS BASH AND POKER RUN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 571 Patterson Mill Road, Barnwell, S.C.; with Hooters Girls, food, Jell-O contest, bike games, beverages; grand prize 2004 white-pearl Harley-Davidson Road King Classic, first prize $2,000, second prize $1,000; proceeds go to Shriners hospitals; (803) 259-2759.

MASTERS CAT CLUB CAT SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, Riverview Park Activity Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; 225 pedigree cats to compete; vendors to sell cat toys, supplies; $5 adults, $4 children, seniors; 860-6820.

sand hills back to school block party: Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 4, Sand Hills Community Center, 2540 Wheeler Road; church presentations, card games, health fair, information stations, concessions and more; donations of school supplies, uniforms accepted; 842-1912.

AUDITIONS

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: 7 tonight, sixth floor, Aiken Regional Medical Center; Aiken Kidney Benefit production, singing rolls for children age 7-12 and men age 17 and older; bring music, if available; (803) 648-1703.

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.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD: 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Costume shop at Boykin Wright Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; roles available for eight men and four women ages 16-60; production dates are Oct. 7-10; 737-1500.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: Tuesdays in August; First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, auditions for the 2003-04 season, call for times; for age 15 or older; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Guest Night, rehearsals begin at 7 p.m.; 826-4713.

OUT OF ORDER: 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Aug. 29-30, Aiken Community Playhouse, Bechtel Experimental Theater, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken; looking for six males, ages 20-60, four females, ages 20-50; show dates are Nov. 5-20; (803) 648-1438.

ARTISTS CONSERVATORY THEATRE: Seeking actors and actresses for As You Like It and A Doll House; rsum required; augconservatory @yahoogroups.com.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962.

STORYTIME AT PENDLETON: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays through August; Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.; bring blanket, chairs; sponsored by the Augusta Public Library; 821-2631.

authors gathering: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, Aiken County Public Library, 312 Chesterfield St.; authors interested in participating, call (803) 642-2022.

THE SPORTING LIFE

GREENJACKETS BASEBALL: Augusta GreenJackets vs. South Georgia Waves Monday-Wednesday; 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.

IN THE GARDEN

FALL GARDENING SEMINAR: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, Newberry Hall; with horticulturist Tom Rapp; $20 for seminar, materials; (803) 649-2221.

FILM

NOW SHOWING AGAIN: Vintage film festival, The Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Gone with the Wind 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 1 p.m., Aug. 28; The Absent-Minded Professor 3:30 p.m., Aug. 28; Double Indemnity 6:30 p.m., Aug. 28; The Graduate, 9:30 p.m., Aug. 28; Rear Window, 1:30 p.m., Aug. 29; All About Eve 4:30 p.m., Aug. 29; and Jaws 8 p.m., Aug. 29; free; 722-8341.

FREE MOVIES, AUGUSTA: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on Monday; Cries and Whispers, Aug. 30; Augusta-Richmond County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600.

CLASSIC MOVIES ON THE COMMON: Fridays, The Augusta Common; Breakfast at Tiffany's Friday; West Side Story, Aug. 27; $1; 821-1754.

ATTRACTIONS

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; volunteer class 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, lunch included; regular hours 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 age 18 and younger; full-length tours 6 p.m. Saturdays; $15 adults, $12 seniors, military, $10 age 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.; 1-5 p.m. visitors information center offering tourist information; regular admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 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 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 and older and $3 younger than 18, free age 5 and 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, Aiken; More Than Meets the Eye 7 and 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, learn to identify objects in the sky using naked eye, binoculars, telescopes; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 pupils K-12; reservations required; digital virtual journey 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, see unique laser graphics; $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, $3.50 pupils K-12; reservations required; (803) 641-3654.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Alien Worlds of Possibility exhibit through Labor Day; Mars Rover Project exhibit 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, Open House for Educators, free; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and 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 17th- and 18th-century antiques; 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.; Today, Grooming: Pruning, diving perennials, collecting seeds, dead-heading, what to plant now; $3, 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, military; $3.50 ages 4-12; age 3 and 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 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.

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.; Through Aug. 31, The Ebony Collection, exhibit of photographs, artifacts highlighting contributions of blacks with Augusta connection; Sept. 5-Oct. 31, Paul Goodnight Exhibition, opening reception Sunday, Sept. 5; 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, William Christenberry: The Tenant House Paintings tour, free; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Masterworks of Southern Art tour, free; 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, Music at the Morris: Music of the Baroque: Up Close and Personal, free; $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military, free for museum members; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; 724-7501.

MOTORIZED TOURS OF HISTORIC AIKEN: Tours leave Washington Center for the Performing Arts 10-11:30 a.m. every Saturday; reservations required; for age 2 and older.

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Clean Up Day, help park volunteers clean up, R.S.V.P. by today; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, Weekday Volunteer Educator Training, free, lunch provided; 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Fall Migration Bird Walk, $3 members, $5 nonmembers; 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Nature Photography Workshop, $3 members, $5 nonmembers; 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.

SPIRIT CREEK EDUCATIONAL FOREST: 4052 Smokey Road, Hephzibah; lichen, fungi hike 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28; Cherokee leaf prints nature craft 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, bring cotton T-shirt; $2; call to register; 790-2351.

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, includes supplies; (803) 819-3311.

DRUM2U: Mondays-Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Not Gaddy Drum and Piano Studio, 3004 River Watch Lane Center; Recreational Healing Drum Circles 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, $15 class, $50 a month; D.R.U.M. performing-group class rehearsals 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, $15 a class, $50 a month; Pee Wee Drummers noon Saturdays with introduction to percussion instruments, for ages 4-7, $15 a class, $50 a month; private lessons offered for drums, piano, voice coaching, bass guitar and guitar; 729-1776.

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.

ON YOUR TOES

AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; location and cost information, 737-6299.

AUGUSTA IRISH DANCERS: 106 Shartom Drive; Irish dance instruction, classes Monday-Friday, Beginners-Championship level; offering adult, tiny-tot classes; soft shoe, hard shoe, Ceili Dancing classes; 739-0583 or www.augustairishdancers. com.

RHYTHM AND CLASS DANCE STUDIO: Irish dance lessons 6 p.m. Mondays for ages 5-8, 7 p.m. age 8 and older; soft- and hard-shoe forms, traditional ceili dancing; $30; shag lessons, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, $50 couple; 508 Shartom Drive.

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

AUGUSTA CLOGGING COMPANY: Clogging lessons for children ages 3 and older, including adult classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; $40 a month; www.augustacloggingcompany.com.

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.

AUGUSTA CHAPTER, UNITED STATES AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCERS ASSOCIATION: Dance 7:15-11 p.m. first Saturdays; 45-minute, free dance lesson by professional instructor; $7 members, $10 others; refreshments; Elks Club facility, 205 Elkdom Court; Melvis Lovett 733-3890, Jean Avery 863-4186.

THE BALLROOM DANCE CENTER: 7:30-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 27-28, USS BDC World Cruise Showcase, student and professional ballroom and Latin dance show; dancing after show; $18-$25 per person; Cajun Dancing, 8 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 3-Oct. 8, $60 a person; Mondays-Fridays, ballroom and Latin dancing lessons, including shag, salsa, swing, Argentine tango, rumba and more, $30-$80 a month; 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, free group lesson, followed by Latin, ballroom, salsa, swing dancing, open to the public, $10 a person; 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; 854-8888.

BALLROOM IN MOTION: 7 and 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Latin, swing, shag classes, with or without partner; $30 a month; classes taught in Augusta Elks Lodge in Martinez; 414-6381.