Originally created 09/23/04

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. Include a contact name and phone number.

get festive

oKtoberfest 2004: 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 30; noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3; Barton Field at Fort Gordon; German music and food, carnival rides, craft show, flea market, car show and pony rides


GREEK FESTIVAL: 11:30 a.m. to

9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 1-2; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; Greek music and dancers, traditional Greek food; free; 724-1087.

chocolate festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, Aiken's St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, Fairfield Street at Park Avenue; bake sale, rummage sale, rock-climbing wall, carnival games, auction, entertainment, concessions; (803) 649-2071.

oliver hardy festival: Saturday, Oct. 2, downtown Harlem; parade, Laurel and Hardy skits, costume contest, local musical entertainment, concessions, movie marathons; 556-0401.

sassafras festival: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, South Carolina Highway 421, Burnettown; live music, concessions, car show, beauty pageant, parade, softball tournaments and more; (803) 593-2676.

children's week festival: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, Eighth Street plaza, downtown Augusta; rides, games, entertainment, education fair and more; 821-4900.

atomic city festival: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, Municipal Park on Main Street, New Ellenton; concessions, arts and crafts, carnival rides, womanless beauty contest, car show, karaoke contest, fireworks and Atomic City Meltdown Chili cook-off; (803) 652-3228.

hispanic festival: Saturday, Oct. 9, Augusta Common; food and beverages, musical entertainment, arts and crafts; 724-3355.

aiken minifest: 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, Whitney Polo Field ; bluegrass music by local groups; picnic baskets, coolers encouraged; benefits STAR Riding and Driving program; aikenbluegras


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.

boshears skyfest: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17, Daniel Field airport; air show, exhibits with automobiles, home-built planes, ultralights, warbirds, fly-over by F-16 fighters, jump teams, the Jet Schoolbus; $8 advance, $10 at gate for adults, free ages 12 and younger with paying adult.

get active

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

hawg wild for holidays poker run: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Welcome Center, Lincolnton, Ga.; 70-mile motorcycle ride through Lincoln County; cash prizes awarded, music after ride; benefits Holidays In Olde Lincoln Town Festival; $10 one poker hand, $25 for three, $5 per card; (706) 359-7970.

savannah river/augusta canal adventure race: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; explore banks of Savannah River, Augusta Canal on foot, bike, canoe with obstacles and orienteering challenges; register at www.active.com or call (803) 258-1370.

jaguar jaunt: Registration 7-7:45 a.m., race 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, Maxwell Alumni House, 2339 McDowell St.; 5K run/walk through Summerville and Augusta State University campus; $12 before Wednesday, Sept. 29, $15 after Sept. 29 with T-shirt, $7 no T-shirt; 737-1759.


Sacred heart remembers:

5:30-8:30 tonight , 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 , The Boathouse, 1101 Riverfront Drive; a prom for age 30 and older; prizes, raffles; $22 donation; benefits My Parent's Care; 828-4738.

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


best of augusta bash: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, National Science Center's Fort Discovery; winning restaurants with food samples, performances by bands voted best in Augusta Magazine's readers poll; $12 advance, $17 at the door; After Bash show at Imperial Theatre, free with admission ticket, $5 for After Bash alone; 823-3722.

chefs showcase: 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; benefits Augusta Mini Theatre Inc.; $20 adults, $10 children 12 and younger



barefoot in the park: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production, dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday , Thursday, Sept. 30 and Friday-Saturday, Oct. 1-2, 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 , 3 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$40; 826-4707.

CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS fall performance, dinner:

7-9 p.m. Friday , Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $20 adult, $10 age 10 and younger; 798-5388.

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.

gypsy: a musical fable: Aiken Community Playhouse production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 children 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

winter dance party, night of the falling stars: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20 first and second balconies, $25 orchestra and mezzanine sections; 722-8341.

the cherry orchard: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 7-9, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; 737-1500.

toe roaster: an original cowboy musical: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20 first, second balconies, $25 orchestra, mezzanine



cleon W. Mauldin recital:

7:30 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 7, The Etherredge Center, O'Connell Theater, 471 University Parkway; with Jerry and Marlene Tachoir; $8, free for students; (803) 641-3305.

2004 midday music and lunch concert series: Noon Thursdays in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken; Dr. Jerry Curry, Oct. 14; The Magellan String Quartet, Oct. 21; Bill Foss, Jay Rising, Ken Courtney, Oct. 28; Keith Shafer, Nov. 4; Jacob Will and Lynn Kompass, Nov. 11; Katie Taylor, Nov. 18; lunch served in Family Life Center; $6.50; (803) 642-7119.

symphony's pride: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with flutist Wendy Cohen, clarinetist Anthony Marotta; preview lecture with Neil Casey at 7 p.m; $15-$40, adults, half-price for students on concert evening.

conservatory jazz band concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free


emerald rose: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; Celtic American folk rock; benefits Free Medical Clinic of Aiken County; $20 adults, $10 students; (803) 641-3305.

tuesday's music live: Noon Tuesdays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; The Buddy O'Reilly Band Tuesday; Georgia's Three Tenors, Oct. 12; The Roy Goodwin Memorial Concert, Oct. 26; The Martha Curtis Memorial Concert, Nov. 9; Ensemble Amarcord, Nov. 23; The Roger Denning Memorial Concert, Dec. 7; Dr. David Stern, Jan. 11; The Dr. Blanche Coleman Memorial Concert Jan. 25; Marina Alexandra, Feb. 8; Paul Bisaccia, Feb. 22; The Augusta Children's Chorale, March 8; Petar Jankovic, March 22; lunch prepared by various Augusta restaurants; $7; 722-3463.

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.


FREE MOVIES, AUGUSTA: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; Gimme Shelter, Monday ; 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; 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.; Monday : 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


BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 6-8 p.m. Friday, William Rawlings book signing, 6 p.m. Sunday , Christian Women Fellowship; 737-6962.


caught in the net: 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday , Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; one male age 17-18, one female age 16-17, two females and males, ages 45-50, two males ages 50-55, one male age 70 or older.

augusta schoolhouse players auditions: Casting production of Godspell, directed by Heather Davidson and Les Reagan, need performers ages 13-18 with quality solo voices, also seeking lead electric guitar and acoustic guitar players; auditions

7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, call 868-8403 or send e-mail to juliavirginia@hotmail.com for audition appointment and class costs.

chapter two: 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 3-4, Aiken Community Playhouse Bechtel Experimental Theater, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; parts for two males, two females, ages 30-55; (803) 648-1438.

what the dickens?: 7 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, Oct. 10-12, Aiken Community Playhouse Bechtel Experimental Theater, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; parts for nine males, nine females and extras; (803) 648-1438.

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; rÈsumÈ required; augconservatory


on your toes

stardust big band dance: 7 p.m. Friday , St. Angela Hall, 218 York St., S.E., Aiken; heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, performance by Swingsation, John and Carolyn Chester dance the fox trot; $30; benefits Aiken Choral Society; (803


hunger for life: 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, at Riverwalk Augusta; Tip Toes and Taps to perform jaz

and ballet dance; $5 adults, $3 students, seniors, fre

for children; proceeds benefit Golden Harvest Food Bank.


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; Special canal boat tours Sunday-Saturday, Oct. 3-9; 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


FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Alien Worlds of Possibility exhibit through Thanksgiving weekend; Mars Rover Project exhibit; 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, Best of Augusta Bash, $12 advance, $17 at the door; Oct. 17-23, National Chemistry Week 2004; 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Spooktacular Halloween Party, $4 adults, $3 children; 1-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, Home-School Open House, free; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 20-23, Holiday Camp, call for prices; Feb. 1-28, Black History Month Celebration; 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.; 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.; Through Nov. 12, 24th annual Juried Fine Art Competition: A Sense of Place 2004, main gallery, Ware's Folly; 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; Oct. 9, family workshop, Portrait Heads in Paper; Oct. 12, 19, 26, adult and teen workshop, Intro to Photoshop, family workshop, 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.; 6-9 tonight , Lounge reception; 2 p.m. Sunday , 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; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, Family Sunday: Capturing Our Everyday Lives Through Photography, free; Oct. 3, Rolling Stone Press: Selections from the Permanent Collection; 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, Lecture Presentation: William Christenberry: The Tenant House Paintings, presented by the artist; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, James Agee: A Writer's Response; with Linda Lee Harper ; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, Women on Paper ; $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military, museum members free; 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.

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.


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