Originally created 09/09/04

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@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

GET FESTIVE

AIKEN'S MAKIN': Friday-Saturday, downtown Aiken; juried arts and crafts, food, entertainment; (803) 641-1111.

FARM FESTIVAL: 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; (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, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19; ethnic food village, four performing stages, fine arts and crafts market, children's area; $5 at gate, age 10 and younger free; www.augustaarts.com/Events.htm.

A DAY TO REMEMBER: Oct. 16-17, Creighton Living History Park, corner of Spring Grove and Lake Avenue, North Augusta; re-enactors demonstrate trades, crafts from Colonial times; www.colonialtimes.us.

SPECIAL EVENTS

TICA CAT SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, North Augusta Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children, free ages 4 and younger; 860-1521.

WALTON FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC: 10 a.m. Monday, Jones Creek Golf Club, Evans; Lauderdale/shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., awards dinner, guest speaker 5 p.m.; for registration, sponsorship, call 826-5809 or www.wrh.org.

COLLEGE NIGHT 2004: 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; information on college opportunities, societies with scholarship funds, financial-aid seminars and more; free.

FLY THE FORTRESS: 8 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field; view, tour and fly a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress bomber; $355 for Experimental Aircraft Association members, $395 for nonmembers; ground tours, $6 adults, $5 students, free for children, World War II veterans, $10 per family; (800) 359-6217.

BEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH: Dining series at Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; 6:30 p.m. 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 wine pairings; (706) 737-8888.

SACRED HEART REMEMBERS: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; celebrate heritage of Sacred Heart with reception, meeting members who have historical connections to the church; free for members, others $10, $25 per family; 826-4700.

SENIOR PROM: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, The Boathouse, 1101 Riverfront Drive; a prom for ages 50 and older; prom king and queen selected, prizes, raffles and more; $22 donation; benefits My Parent's Care; 828-4738.

CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS FALL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND DINNER: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $20 adult, $10 ages 10 and younger; 798-5388.

WALK FOR AUTISM AUGUSTA: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, Riverwalk Augusta; sponsored by Kids Care Connections; 863-8443.

HISTORIC AUGUSTA ANTIQUES AUCTION AND GALA: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Enterprise Mill Event Center, 1450 Greene St.; auction 8 p.m.; theme is Perfectly Aged: Antiques and Wine; benefits boyhood homes of President Woodrow Wilson and Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar; $75, $35 for ages 35 and younger; 724-0436.

ONSTAGE

THE GAZEBO: Schoolhouse Players production today-Saturday, and Friday-Sunday, Sept. 17-19, Mancin Auditorium, Bartow Community Center, 1138 Academy Circle, Bartow, Ga. performances at 8 p.m., except 3 p.m. Sunday; (478) 364-3340.

MEMBERSHIP KICKOFF: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aiken Community Playhouse, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken; membership sign-ups and renewals; tours and refreshments available; (803) 648-1438.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players presentation 8:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 733-7043.

THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE: Augusta Opera production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 17-18, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; opera chat at 7 p.m.; $120 mezzanine price, $108 season discount, $84 Balcony I regular price, $75 season discount, $45 Balcony II regular price, $40 season discount; 826-4710. Web site www.augustaopera.com.

PETER PAN AND FRIENDS: Augusta Dance Theatre Co. production 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15 adults, $10 students, seniors; 860-1852 or www.augustadance theatre.com.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production, dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 17-18, 24-25, Oct. 1-2, Thursday, Sept. 31, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $33 civilians, $31 seniors, retirees, Army civilians, active duty E8 and above, $21 for active duty E7 and under, $16 show only; 793-8552.

WEST SIDE STORY: Augusta Players production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 24-25, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$40; 826-4707.

GREEN GIRL: University of South Carolina Aiken University Theatre production 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 USC Aiken faculty, staff, students; (803) 641-3305.

MUSIC NOTES

CLEON W. MAULDIN LECTURE AND RECITAL: 7:30 tonight, the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with Archie Jordan; $8 general public, free for students; (803) 641-3305.

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: 8 p.m. Saturday, world premiere commissioned piece by Stephen Paulus, with guest soprano Deborah Voigt, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; $65-$100. Call 826-4705.

BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE: 6-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, Elijah State Park, Lincolnton, Ga.; live bluegrass performances, hamburgers, barbecue, shaved ice, drinks; free; $2 admission for noncampers; (706) 359-3458.

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: Diane Meredith Belcher, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; for Safe Homes of Augusta; 724-9641.

STARDUST BIG BAND DANCE: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, St. Angela Hall, 218 York St., S.E., Aiken; heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, live performance by Swingsation, John and Carolyn Chester dance the fox trot; $30; to benefit the Aiken Choral Society; (803) 649-9193.

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

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.

FILM

FREE MOVIES, AUGUSTA: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; Casa de los Babys, Monday; The Magdalene Sisters, Sept. 20; Gimme Shelter, Sept. 27; Augusta-Richmond County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600.

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Business and Education Building Room 140, University of South Carolina Aiken; The Candidate Tuesday; Bulworth Sept. 21; Election Oct. 5; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Oct. 19; $5 public, $1 students, faculty, staff; (803) 641-3448.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES: Free screenings University Hall Room 170, 7 p.m.; Sept. 20: To Be and To Have, Sept. 27: Broken Wings, Oct. 4: Touching the Void, Oct. 11: The Man Without a Past, Oct. 18: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... And Spring, Oct. 25: Goodbye, Lenin and Nov. 1: The Devil's Backbone

LITERARY LIFE

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.

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nancy Pearcey to sign copies of her book, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity; 737-6962.

AUDITIONS

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.

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

on your toes

SOCIAL DANCING: Wednesdays through Dec. 8, Gracewood Community Center, 2309 Tobacco Road; 1-2:30 p.m. for retirees, 9-9:30 p.m. for others; learn the waltz, rumba; $40 a person, partner required; 863-0058.

AN AFTERNOON IN BUENOS AIRES: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; Argentine tango demonstrations; free.

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 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.; What's in the Attic: Seven Decades of Collecting at the Augusta Museum of History exhibit through Nov. 28; history theater film Mill Times through Sept. 30; 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; visitors information center offering tourist information from 1 to 5 p.m. 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.

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; Historic home, circa 1797, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $2 adults and seniors, children $1; 722-8454

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Alien Worlds of Possibility exhibit through Thanksgiving weekend; Mars Rover Project exhibit; 3:30- 6:30 p.m. today, Open House for Educators, free; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $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.; Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Paint Out, featuring artists and painters creating artwork in the gardens; $3; 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 and younger free with paid adult; $4 per person for groups of 15 or more; Sunday admission buy one, get one free with coupon at Web site, www.gghf.og; 724-4443.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Saturday, adult and teen workshop: Authenticity in Representation; Sept. 17-Nov. 12, 24th annual Juried Fine Art Competition: A Sense of Place 2004, main gallery, Ware's Folly; Sept. 17, A Sense of Place 2004 awards presentation and reception; through Oct. 29, art faculty recent works, Walker-Mackenzie Studio; through Oct. 29, Ware's Folly, An Architectural Perspective, first floor gallery, Ware's Folly; through Nov. 21, If Walls Could Talk tour; 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 Oct. 31, Paul Goodnight Exhibition; 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.; 6-8 tonight, opening reception, Walker Evans and James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Family Men; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Photography: Authenticity in Representation workshop with Bernadette Humphrey, $100 tuition, $20 processing/printing fee; 2 p.m. Sunday, Walker Evans and James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men tour, free; Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 18-19, Arts in the Heart of Augusta; 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Film Night: The Night of the Hunter; 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, lounge reception; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, Tara Scheyer and Erin Jacobs Swenson: Southern Stories with Music, free; 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Conversations: discussion with Augusta State University faculty about life as a share-cropper; $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.

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.