Originally created 12/16/04

Applause calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

Holly days: Saturday, downtown Aiken; Tom Cuny, Savannah River Grass, Fufus Redd, The Gathering and Spencer Shadden; free; 649-2221.

Christmas in hopelands: 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 27; Hopeland Gardens, off Whiskey Road and Dupree Place, Aiken; a walking tour of holiday lights, Doll House, Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and holiday concerts; closed Dec. 15, 22 and 24; free; (803) 642-7631.

2005 calendar doll pageant:

6 p.m. Sunday , Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College; beauty pageant presented by Zet

Xi Omega Housing Foundation Inc. of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; free; 738-6836.

cooking workshop: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; with nutritionist Karen Pellegrin and her program, Desserts Can Be Good for You: Power Desserts: The Basics and Beyond.

aiken camellia show:

3-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road; see winter blooms, Japanese flower arrangement demonstration, bonsai display; free; (803) 648-8249.

26th annual augusta futurity: Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 20-29, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; cutting horse competitions, Wrangler Family Fun Fest, Futurity Dance, horse auction, exhibitors of Western wear, bull riding and more; $2-$12 general admission, $5-$13.50 reserved seating, box seating available; 828-7700.

Bull riding: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $18 lower level, $14 upper level, $8 for ages 12 and younger; 828-7700.

Antiques in the heart of aiken: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 4-5, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; view and purchase antique furnishings from more than 20 specialized dealers across the nation; lunch available in Sweetheart Tea Room; preview party 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3; $6 for three-day pass, $50 a person, $95 a couple for preview party; (803) 641-9094 or www.aikencenterforthearts.org.

ONSTAGE

The common denominator: Augusta Mini Theatre presentation; 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 13-14, 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 15-16, Jack B. Patrick Technology Center; salutes Martin Luther King Jr.; $12 adults, $10 students, youth groups, $8 per child;

722-0598.

the golden treasury of mother goose: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center's Patchwork Players presentation 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 733-7043.

Angel street: Stage III Ltd. presentation 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 20-22, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; with dinner except Sunday; $30 Thursday-Saturday, $15 Sunday; 868-9663.

chapter two: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21-22, 28-29, Feb. 4-5, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

beauty and the beast: Storyland Theatre presentation 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 25-28, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $4 a person, $3.50 students; 736-3455.

best little whorehouse in texas: Augusta Players presentation 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 4-5, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$35; 826-4707.

The golden goose: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center's Patchwork Players presentation 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 733-7043.

MUSIC NOTES

the songs and the season:

8 tonight , Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Augusta Symphony with Kathy Mattea; $10-$40; 826-4705.

let all mortal flesh keep silence: Columbia County Choral Society presentation 7:30 p.m. Friday , First Baptist Church of Evans, corner of Belair and Washington Roads; $8 general admission, $6 students, seniors; 650-2311.

Wycliffe gordon's christmas in the garden city: Friday , Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $13-$46; 722-8341.

gloria: 7 p.m. Sunday , Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St.; with Service Choir, soloists, chamber orchestra; with Christmas Service of Compline to follow; free; 724-8792.

Concerts with a cause: 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; Christmas Eve concert, Lessons and Carols with St. John choirs, orchestra; to benefit Heritage Academy; free; love offering taken; 724-9641.

robert plano: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $20 adults, $5 pupils K-12, free for ASU faculty, staff, students; 736-9098.

Tuesday's music live: Noon Tuesdays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; David Stern, Jan. 11; Manhattan Music Ensemble, Jan. 25; Marina Alexandra, Feb. 8; Paul Bisaccia, Feb. 22; Augusta Children's Chorale, March 8, Petar Jankovic, March 22; $7; 722-3463.

Vadim performs brahms: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15-$40; 826-4705.

carmen: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; performance by Opera Verdi Europa; $40; (803) 641-3305.

Guest night: Columbia County Choral Society presentation 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, First Baptist Church of Evans, off Belair and Washington roads; free; 650-2311.

romancing the songs: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Old Medical College, 598 Telfair St.; $65 with dinner, $15 concert only; 826-4705.

prague symphony orchestra: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $40; (803) 641-3305.

dinner at asti's: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; with Augusta Chorale, Augusta Collegium Musicum with a salute to Cole Porter, songs, duets from Broadway; Italian cuisine; $100 a person; 826-4700.

celebrate! music of ella and satchmo: Augusta Symphony presents Pops! At the Bell 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $10-$40; 826-4705.

choir program: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Augusta Chorale, Augusta State University Concert Choir; free; 733-7809.

The elixir of love: Augusta Opera presentation 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 18-19, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; opera chat at 7 p.m.; $5-$45; 826-4710.

Dichotomy of strings: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15-$40; 826-4705.

america! america!: Augusta Symphony presentation 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $6 a person, $20 family four pack; 826-4705.

On your toes

garth fagan dance: Augusta Ballet presentation 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $17-$40; 261-0555.

augusta ballet II choreographer's showcase: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; free; 261-0555.

african dance classes:

7-8:15 p.m. Thursdays, New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave.; dance to the rhythm of African drums; 722-0086.

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.

ballroom dance center:

8 p.m. Fridays, learn basics of Cajun two-step, jitterbug and waltz with Augusta Ballet choreographer Peter Powlus; $12; Second Saturday Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. second Saturdays, free group lessons followed by Latin, ballroom, salsa, swing dancing; semi-formal attire, $10; 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; 854-8888.

dances of universal peace: 7-9 p.m. First Saturdays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way; (803) 643-0460.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Eyrn Eubanks 8-10 p.m. Friday , Paul Gordon 8-10 p.m. Saturday ; book signing by Dr. Timothy Owings on Saturday; 737-6962.

Book signing: 5-8 p.m. Saturday , Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; E. Randall Floyd to sign copies of Deep in the Heart; 738-0354.

book signing: 2-4 p.m. Sunday , Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; Rich Everitt to sign copies of Falling Stars: Air Crashes That Filled Rock and Roll Heaven; free; 724-7501.

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; résumé 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, 11:30 a.m.

1:30, 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $10 adults, $8 seniors , military, $6 age 18 and younger for one-hour tours; weather permitting; center admittance $6 adults, $5 seniors, military, $4 youths, age 6 or younger free; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 823-7089.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; 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.

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 home, 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; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 23 , holiday camp, call for prices; closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-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 Friday , works created by students; Jan. 14-Feb. 28, High School Student Showcase, Walker-Mackenzie Student Gallery, students from Richmond, Columbia County schools; regular hours of 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; 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.; annual doll exhibition, $3 adults, $1 students; 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; noon Friday , Art at Lunch: Painting the Lowcountry: A Watercolor Demonstration, with Jim Gensheer; $12, $10 museum members; 10, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, Arthur Fest! presentation on Marc Brown and his characters, $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military, free for members, ages 6 and younger; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, Arthur's Nose!, tour through Marc Brown exhibit, children create animal masks, $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military, free for members, ages 6 and younger; 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, Visiting the Art Museum, listen to Marc Brown's Visiting the Art Museum , $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military, free for members, ages 6 and younger; 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.