Originally created 10/07/04

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.


atomic city festival: 10 a.m. Saturday, 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, the Augusta Common, 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; food and beverages, musical entertainment, arts and crafts; $1; 724-3355.

AIKEN MINIFEST: 5 p.m. Saturday, Whitney Polo Field; bluegrass music by local groups; picnic baskets, coolers are OK; benefits STAR Riding and Driving program; aikenbluegrassfestival.org.

SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Jacksonville Community Park, Huber Clay Road, Langley; arts and crafts, concessions; (803) 593-9260.

HERITAGE JUBILEE: Oct. 15-16, Edgefield Soccer Field Complex, off Augusta Road, Edgefield, S.C.; classic car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival rides, pig picking and more; free; (803) 637-6687.

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, flyover by F-16 fighters, jump teams, the Jet Schoolbus; $8 advance, $10 at gate for adults, free ages 12 and younger with paying adult; tixonline.com.

WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 21-30, Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1, Aiken; entertainment, family shows, beauty pageant, demolition derby, rodeo, midway and performances by Buddy Jewel, Jeff Bates and Josh Turner; $15 mega pass with unlimited rides, $12 each concert, $26 triple concert pass, $6 gate admission; tixonline.com.

get active

alzheimer's walk: 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Riverwalk Augusta; walk to raise money for The Alzheimer's Association; 731-9060.

CANAL CLEANUP: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Old Savannah Lock and Dam; clean up while walking along path or in canoes; Rivers Alive T-shirts, trash bags provided; 863-2324.


BEST OF AUGUSTA BASH: At 6 tonight, 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 only; 823-3722.

U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SHOW: 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall; featuring 19 of the Army's most talented soldiers in family-friendly music and dance; free; have photo ID to enter the Fort; www.fortgordon.com

SOUTHEASTERN PARALYZED VETERANS ASSOCIATION BASS TOURNAMENT: Friday-Sunday, Fort Gordon Recreation Center on J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake at Clark's Hill; bass fishing tournament for people with disabilities; $50 for boat owners/captains; 796-6301.

CHEFS SHOWCASE: 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; benefits Augusta Mini Theatre Inc.; $20 adults, $10 children 12 and younger; 722-0598.

CSRA CLASSIC: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Lumpkin Road Stadium; high school battle of the bands; Alabama A&M University Bulldogs vs. Savannah State University Tigers football game begins at 2 p.m.; with Greekfest Step Show, 8 p.m., Augusta State University's Christenberry Fieldhouse, off Wrightsboro Road; 722-4222

SOUTHEASTERN CLASSIC BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10 for prejudging, $20 first and second balconies, $25 mezzanine, $30 orchestra seating for finals; 722-8341.

ART OF CHOCOLATE: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, Pullman Hall; heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, open bar, silent art auction, dessert competition; $50 per ticket; benefits Child Enrichment, The Shelter and Child Advocacy Center for Abused Children; 737-4631.

GREATER AUGUSTA STAMP CLUB SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; The Guesthouse International Inn, on Washington Road; free.

2004 PET-A-FAIR: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; for cats, dogs, other domestic animals; also a silent auction, raffle items, microchip clinic, pet pictures with Santa Claus and more; 261-PETS or www.csrahumanesociety.org.

RAGIN' CAJUN CASINO NIGHT: 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; Cajun cooking by French Market Grille, entertainment with Tony Howard; $75 a person; to benefit St. Joseph Hospital; 481-7402.

2004 AUGUSTA GHOST WALKS: 6, 7, 8, 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, through Nov. 27, Old Marion Building, 739 Broad St.; legends, tales of Augusta's haunted past; $12 adults, $6 children 6-12, children 5 and younger are free; 364-0910.


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

THE CHERRY ORCHARD: 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; 737-1500.

TOE ROASTER: AN ORIGINAL COWBOY MUSICAL: 8 p.m. Friday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20 first, second balconies, $25 orchestra, mezzanine; 722-8341.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES: 8 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $22 advance, $25 day of show; 733-8341.

THE HEART OF A SOLDIER: 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Alexander Hall, on Chamberlain Avenue; free; 791-6779.

A VOICE ON THE WIND OF CHANGE: THE LUCY CRAFT LANEY STORY: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10 second balcony, $20 adults, $15 children, students first balcony, $25 adults, $20 children, students orchestra, mezzanine, $30 adults, 425 children, students, Golden Horseshoe; 722-8341.

MIDAS AND THE GOLDEN TOUCH: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players presentation 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 733-7043.

HALLOWEEN COFFEEHOUSE: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; celebrate Halloween with open mike, spooky plays, coffee, hot beverages available; $5; (803) 648-1438.

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5-7, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $20 a show; proceeds go to Aiken Kidney Benefit Inc.; (803) 648-1703.

THE NEW NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 20-21, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15 adults, $10 students, seniors; 860-1852 or www. augustadancetheatre.com.


CLEON W. MAULDIN RECITAL: 7:30 tonight, The Etherredge Center, O'Connell Theater, 471 University Parkway; with Jerry and Marlene Tachoir; $8, free for students; (803) 641-3305.

EMERALD ROSE: 8 p.m. Friday, 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.; Georgia's Three Tenors, Tuesday; 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; lunch prepared by various Augusta restaurants; $7; 722-3463.

TWILIGHT POPS ON THE RIVER: Augusta Concert Band presentation 7 p.m. Monday, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; featuring Russell Joel Brown; Salute to the Garden City and works celebrating birth of John Philip Sousa; free; 722-0077 or visit www.augustaconcertband.org

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.

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY, SLIM GOODBODY: 9:30, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; a part of Children's Discovery Concert series; 826-4705.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; performances of Requiem, Crucifixus, Gloria; $20 adults, $16 seniors and students; 826-4713 or www.augustachoralsociety.org

CONSERVATORY JAZZ BAND: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; 731-7971.

TRIO SOLISTI: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, main stage, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with violinists Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, pianist Jon Klibonoff, performing masterpieces of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and more; $30; (803) 641-3305.

50TH ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN DRUM AWARDS: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $100 floor, $23.50 balcony, $20.50 balcony for groups 20 or more; 724-2400.

CONCERTS FOR A CAUSE: St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, David Buice; 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Concert and Lessons and Carols; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, The Manhattan Music Ensemble and Andre Lash; free, donations accepted; 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.


FREE MOVIES, AUGUSTA: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; Pollock on Monday, The Devil's Backbone, Oct. 18; Revenge of the Creature, Oct. 25; free; Augusta-Richmond County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600.

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

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES: Free screenings, University Hall Room 170, 7 p.m. Monday, 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; 7 tonight, French Club; 7 p.m. Monday, Cookbook Club; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, George Inman signs copies of The Bumpy Pumpkin; 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, Karen Pellegrin signs copies of Power Desserts; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, CSRA Poet Society; 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, Fort Gordon OWC Book Club; 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, African-American Reading Group; 737-6962.


WHAT THE DICKENS?: 7 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, 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.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; for children's roles ages 6-16; audition material provided; production dates Dec. 8-12; 826-4707 or www.augustaplayers.com

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.


CAMELLIA PROGRAM: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Pendleton King Park pavilion, Troupe Street; free, space limited, call Kay Mills at 738-4321 for reservation.

VEGETABLE GARDEN SEMINAR: 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Columbia County Government Complex, Evans; bring lunch, beverage.


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

CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ORGANIZATION DANCES: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Westside High School, on Patriots Way; free dance lessons 7-8 p.m.; refreshments provided; $5 members, $7 nonmembers; 736-8004.


7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Second Saturday Dance, free group lesson with Latin, ballroom, salsa, swing dancing; no partner necessary; semi-formal attire; $10; 8 p.m. Fridays, learn basics of Cajun two-step, jitterbug, waltz with Augusta Ballet choreographer Peter Powlus; $12; 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; 854-8888.


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; canal boat tours through Saturday; Haunted Halloween Cruise, 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 28-29, $8 per person advance, $10 night of cruise; 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.; Brown Bag History Series; noon Wednesday, Explorers of the Post-Revolutionary South: Northern Migration to an Alien World, free for members, $3 nonmembers; Family Fun Day, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, Kim Degner demonstrates art of spinning, weaving; free; What's in the Attic: Seven Decades of Collecting at the Augusta Museum of History exhibit through Nov. 28; regular admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children 6-18, free for children 5 and younger; 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.

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; 6-9 tonight 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; 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.

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; 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: Paul Goodnight Exhibition through Oct. 31; 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.

the big ticket

  • THE OAK RIDGE BOYS: 7 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $24.50-$34.50; 724-2400.
  • RIVERDANCE: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13; 1:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $30-$47.50; 828-7700
  • A MOZART TO MOTOWN CHRISTMAS: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $27-$30, regular admission, $40.50-$45, VIP tickets; 722-8341

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