Originally created 11/04/04

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. Include a contact name and phone number.

GET FESTIVE

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Opens Friday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 14; 4-11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, fairgrounds on Hale Street at Fourth Street, downtown Augusta; $5 gate admission, $15 unlimited rides; www.georgiacarolinastatefair.com

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR: Today through Saturday, Nov. 13, 5-11 p.m. Thursdays, 5 p.m. to midnight Fridays, noon to midnight Saturday, 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Columbia County Fairgrounds, on Columbia Road, near Patriots Park; rides, games, food, live entertainment; $5 gate admission, $15 unlimited rides; 868-3413.

holidays in olde lincoln towne festival and holiday parade: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, downtown Lincolnton, Ga.; sidewalk vendors, arts and crafts, door prizes, music, dance, carolers, parade, pictures with Santa.

VETERANS' DAY EVENTS

VETERANS' DAY 2004: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Theatre; lecture with Adrian Cronauer, inspiration for Robin Williams movie Good Morning Vietnam; 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, parade begins on 1300 block of Broad Street; ceremony at All Wars Monument at 11 a.m.; free; 737-1432.

VETERANS' DAY PROGRAM: 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Clearwater Elementary School, South Carolina Highway 421, Clearwater; kindergartners to sing patriotic songs, show slides to honor vets; all veterans and active military personnel invited.

VETERANS day ceremony: 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Georgia War Veterans Home courtyard, 1101 Fifteenth St.; with Col. Jeffery G. Smith Jr., Deputy Commander of Fort Gordon, Mayor Bob Young, U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, Post-Ceremonial Detachment Color Guard, Butler High Schol Drill Team; free; 721-2531.

VETERANS day ceremony: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Arsenal Quadrangle, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with retired Lt. Col. Gary O. Engen, Ross Snelling; 737-1643.

SPECIAL EVENTS

RAGIN' CAJUN CASINO NIGHT: 7-11 tonight, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; Cajun cooking by French Market Grille, entertainment with Tony Howard; $75, benefits St. Joseph Hospital; 481-7402.

JOHN ROSE: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, The Augusta Chronicle, 725 Broad St.; meet John Rose, creator of Snuffy Smith cartoon, with exhibits; 823-3443.

AN EVENING OF DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT: 6 p.m. Friday, Belair Conference Center, 4088 S. Belair Road, Martinez; semiformal attire; $60.

HARVEST BALL: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; dinner, dancing, silent auction to benefit Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and scholarship money for Savannah River Sail and Power Squadron; $25; 737-8113.

WASHINGTON-WILKES ART SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; around the square, Washington, Ga.; free

HIP-HOP HISTORY: 9 p.m. Saturday, Augusta State University, Washington Hall Cafeteria, 2500 Walton Way; with Dr. Ralph Watkins; $4; 737-1735.

BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS WALK: 10 a.m. Saturday, Riverview Park, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; raffle, free T-shirts for first 100 registered walkers; $10 for ages 17 and older, $5 for traumatic brain injury survivors; 648-2858.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE WALK: 8 a.m. Saturday, Family YMCA, off Wheeler Road; proceeds benefit Parkinson's disease research; 738-2679.

TASTE OF THE HARVEST-AIKEN: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Houndslake Country Club, 1900 Houndslake Drive, Aiken; featuring local restaurants, caterers, beverage distributors; $35, benefits Golden Harvest's Aiken Food Bank; 736-1199.

CHILI COOK-OFF: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, U.S. Army Reserve Center at Fort Gordon; music, clowns, balloons, face-painting, door prizes; community, business leaders to cook chili; to benefit Charlene Jones Kidney Transplant Fund; $15; 863-1511, ext. 237.

HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW: 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 13-14, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road; 733-1001, ext. 4.

ART IN THE BARN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Riverwood Plantation Barn, 5123 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; music, food, art exhibit and silent auction with The Artist's Guild of Columbia County; $5 at door; 854-8974.

CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; arts and crafts vendors; $5 adults, free for ages 12 and younger.

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 free; 364-0910.

CHRISTMAS PARADE: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, downtown Graniteville; with the Graniteville, Vaucluse, Warrenville Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary; trophies awarded for float contest; any club, organization interested in joining parade, call 663-6472.

GROVETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE: Noon Dec. 4; downtown Grovetown; Grovetown Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for floats, walking group, 306 E. Robinson Ave., Grovetown, Ga. 30813 or e-mail at grovetowndps@ cji.net; 863-1212.

ONSTAGE

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $18 a show; benefits Aiken Kidney Benefit Inc.; (803) 648-1703.

OUT OF ORDER: Aiken Community Playhouse presentation; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 12-13, 19-20, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 children 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

CAUGHT IN THE NET: Fort Gordon Theatre Company presentation; 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 12-13, 19-20 and Sunday, Nov. 18, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; for ticket information, call 793-8552.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR CONCERT: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Gabriel Faure's Requiem; free; 737-1453.

HOW THE ELEPHANT GOT ITS TRUNK: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center Patchwork Players presentation 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 733-7043.

CREATION: The ENOPION Theatre Company presentation; 2, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15 adults, $10 students in advance, $20 adults, $15 students at the door; 495-1376.

MUSIC NOTES

UNISOGHN: 6 p.m. Friday,, Belair Conference Center, 4083 South Belair Road, Martinez; $50; 210-1144.

CLAYTON MILLER BLUES BAND: 8 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15; benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation; 722-8341.

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: The Martha Curtis Memorial Concert with Vonda Darr Tuesday; concerts performed at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets at Riverwalk Augusta; lunch $7; information or to make reservations, call the box office at 722-3463.

2004 MIDDAY MUSIC AND LUNCH CONCERT SERIES: Noon Thursdays in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken; Keith Shafer, today; Jacob Will and Lynn Kompass, Nov. 11; Katie Taylor Nov. 18; lunch served in Family Life Center; $6.50; (803) 642-7119.

A STARR RETURNS: Augusta Symphony, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with pianist Susan Starr; preview lecture with Larry Millen at 7 p.m.; $15-$40 adults, half-price for students with ID on concert evening; 826-4705.

SYMPHONY YOUTH COMPETITION: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; area youth competing in strings; free; 826-4705.

FILM

FREE MOVIES, AUGUSTA: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; Fahrenheit 9/11, Monday; Dr. Strangelove, Nov. 15; Duck Soup, Nov. 22; Ragtime, Nov. 29; free; Augusta-Richmond County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; The Wave, 8-10 p.m. Friday, Marsha Forman 8-10 Saturday; 737-6962.

AUDITIONS

PIPPIN: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; actors, chorus and dancers.

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.

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 and military, $4 age 18 and younger; full-length tours 6 p.m. Saturdays; $15 adults, $12 seniors and 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.; 11 a.m. Saturday, Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society artists; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, Veterans Day program, in museum rotunda; 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.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Alien Worlds of Possibility exhibit through Thanksgiving weekend; 1-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, home-school open house; 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; 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; 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 Web site coupon, 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 Nov. 21, If Walls Could Talk tour; through Dec. 17, works created by young and adult students; Dec. 9-11, ninth annual Holiday Artists' Market, Jan. 21-March 18, Mary Tuma: Mixed Media Installation, main gallery, Ware's Folly; March 3-26, 26th annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Competition, first and third floor galleries, Ware's Folly; regular hours of 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.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, mud cloth quilts workshop, $3 adults, $1 students; 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November Senior Luncheon, with Gladys Pope, $6; 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.; The Tenant House Paintings; through Dec. 26, Ray Ellis in Retrospect: A Painter's Journey; 6-8 p.m. tonight, lecture on Lowcountry cuisine with Damon Lee Fowler, book signing, reception afterwards; 2 p.m. Sunday, Artrageous Family Sunday, Fun with Watercolors, free; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, Music at the Morris: D.R.U.M.: An Introduction to Rhythm, free; 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, Luminarias on the Levee, holiday recipes, entertaining, with author Susan Sully, free; Noon Friday, Nov. 19, Art at Lunch with Susan Sully, with lunch provided by French Market Grille, $10 members, $12 nonmembers with lunch, free for members, $3 nonmembers without lunch; 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, exhibition opening of Once Upon a Picture: The Art of Marc Brown, $3 adults, $2 seniors, military, students, free for members, children 6 and younger; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, Spotlight on Southern Women Artists, with The Morris Museum of Art Women Artists, free.

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Swamp Saturday, free; 9 a.m. Saturday, nature photography class with Ed Belinski, $3 members, $5 nonmembers, register by today; 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, dawn walk, $3 members, $5 nonmembers, register by Nov. 11; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, bike tour Sunday, $3 members, $5 nonmembers, register by Nov. 18; weekdays, noon to dusk, Saturday-Sunday and holidays dawn to dusk; free; 828-2109.

big ticket

 •  NATIONAL BARREL HORSE ASSOCIATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: through Saturday, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $8 per day, free for age 6 and younger; 724-2400.

 •  RICKY SKAGGS, KENTUCKY THUNDER: Friday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; part of the Southern Soul and Song III concert series; $60 series ticket, $30 concert only; 722-8341.

 •  50TH ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN DRUM AWARDS: 5 p.m. Saturday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $100 floor, $23.50 balcony, $20.50 balcony for groups 20 or more; 724-2400.

 •  RIVERDANCE: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 12-14, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $28-$48.50; 828-7700 or www.ticketmaster.com.

 •  DEL MCCOURY BAND: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; part of the Southern Soul and Song III concert series; $60 series ticket, $15 concert only; 722-8341.

 •  ROBERT EARL KEEN: Tuesday, Nov. 16, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20, 722-8341.

 •  MOUNTAIN HEART: Friday, Nov. 12, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; part of the Southern Soul and Song III concert series; $60 series, $15 concert only; 722-8341.

 •  A MOZART TO MOTOWN CHRISTMAS: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 26-27, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; with Russell Joel Brown and Cutno Dance Performing Ensemble; $30 general admission; $45 VIP tickets; 722-8341, www.russelljoelbrown.com.

CLASSIC EVENINGThe Daedalus String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, on the campus of Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The performance is part of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society series. Individual tickets are $20 adults, $5 for school-aged children, free for Augusta State University faculty, staff and students. Call 736-9098.