Originally created 03/03/05

Applause calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

march madness: 6-10 p.m. Friday , Augusta Common, 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; food, arts and crafts and live music by Sabo and the Scorchers, Three Sixty, Wine Delight, Knowface; 821-1754.

springtime made in the south: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday , 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday , Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; arts and crafts, decorative accessories, spring florals; $5; (704) 847-9480.

a taste of something wild: 5-8 p.m. Saturday , Julian Smith Casino Barbecue Pit, 87 Milledge Road; wild-game menu, bluegrass with Big Dog Slobber; presented by Augusta West Rotary Club; $30; benefits Alzheimer's Association and Georgia-Carolina Council Boy Scouts of America; 737-6535.

spring charity: 10 a.m. Saturday , North Augusta Country Club, 2001 Gregory Lake Road; fashion show with Fashions by Talbots, luncheon, silent auction; $15; sponsored by River's Edge Sertoma Club; 279-7453.

tea and fashion show: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive; fashions provided by Summerville Rags; $10; 278-0784.

spring fling family fun day: Noon Saturday, March 12, Allendale-Fairfax High School, on U.S. Highway 278, Fairfax, S.C.; health and information fair, arts and crafts, petting zoo, men's and women's basketball tournament; (803) 632-1032.

lake olmstead cleanup and picnic: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Lake Olmstead; pick up garbage along lake by foot or canoe; hot dogs, baked beans served after cleanup; 364-5253.

augusta district dietetic association golf tournament: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, Forest Hills Golf Course; registration 8:30 a.m.; four-member teams with captain's choice format; food, beverages, cart provided; $55; 721-1754.

drive, chip and putt junior challenge: 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, The First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; open to first 250 competitors ages 7-14 ; sponsored by The Golf Channel, Comcast, Nike Golf, Delta Apparel, Featherlite; 364-4653.

walk for wishes: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, Augusta Canal, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; 5K walk along the Augusta Canal, half price to Augusta Canal Interpretive Center; sponsored by Make-A-Wish Foundation; participants must collect a minimum of $50 in pledges; registration 10 a.m., walk 11 a.m.; (770) 916-9474, ext. 24, or www.makeawishgeorgia.org.

ONSTAGE

shadowlands: Aiken Community Playhouse presentation 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 10-12, Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 20, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

raggedy ann and andy: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players presentation 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, ASU, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; seating first-come, first-served ; 733-7043.

mademoiselle hood meets le wolf: Storyland Theatre presentation 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, March 29-April 1, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 736-3455.

shaken up shakespeare: the complete bard in 30 minutes: Aiken Community Playhouse presentation 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, March 30-April 2, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Bechtel Experimental Theater, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; one-act plays to introduce Shakespeare to younger people; $5 members, $8 nonmembers, free for students, teachers with ID; (803) 648-1438.

MUSIC NOTE

Sclemson university men's glee club with takenote: 7:30 tonight , North Augusta High School auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave.; $12 each, $40 for four tickets; available at SNO-CAP, Parks Pharmacy.

juilliard jazz ensemble: 8 p.m. Saturday , 3 p.m. Sunday , Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken; with Victor Goines; $25-$35; (803) 641-1111.

tuesday's music live: Noon Tuesdays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; Augusta Children's Chorale, Tuesday , Petar Jankovic, March 22; $7 for meal, reservation required for lunch, music free; 722-3463.

the devil-ish chamber players: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Old Medical College, 598 Telfair St.; Encore Chamber Series; $15; 826-4705.

charles wadsworth and friends: Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presentation 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $20 adults, $5 pupils, free for Augusta State faculty, staff, students; 736-9098.

cleon mauldin memorial concert: Augusta Concert Band presentation 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; 722-0077.

winter concert: Augusta Collegium Musicum presentation 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $10; 733-5619.

the concerto: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Yael Weiss, piano; Yoon Kwon, violin; William De Rosa, cello; $15-$40; 826-4705.

concerts with a cause: A collage of the arts for passion week; 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; for the Golden Harvest Food Bank; free, with offering taken; 724-9641. messiah parts 2 and 3 and a good friday performance of handel: Augusta Choral Society presentation 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $20 adults, $16 seniors, students; 826-4713.

on your toes

pinocchio: Augusta Ballet presentation 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $17-$40; 261-0555 or www.augustaballet.org.

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; semiformal attire, $10; 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; 854-8888.

a and e dance studio: 8:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays, ballroom and latin dancing, no partners needed, $5-$10; 7 p.m. Mondays, learn salsa, bachata, merengue, no partners needed, $10; also private or group lessons for rumba, waltz, cha-cha, foxtrot, swing, shag, tango; 2545 Washington Road; 738-6330 or AandEDanceStudio@aol.comdances of universal peace: 7-9 p.m. First Saturdays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way; (803) 643-0460.

The silver screen

free movies: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Headquarters Library, 902 Greene St.; I Heart Huckabees, Monday ; Dazed and Confused, March 14; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, March 21; Finding Neverland, March 28; free; 821-2600.

2005 american democracy project film series:

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Penland Administration Building, Room 106, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; Norma Rae, March 15; High Noon, March 29; $5 general admission, $2 faculty and staff, $1 students; (803) 641-3400.

movies that rock!: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Some Kind of Monster, Sunday, March 13; Don't Look Back, Sunday, April 17; The Wall, Sunday, May 15; $5; 722-8341.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Ryan Adkinson 8-10 p.m. Friday , Elliot Holden 8-10 p.m. Saturday ; 737-6962.

sandhills writers conference: Beginning 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, with Jim Grimsley's keynote address, 101 Galloway Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 18, free readings, book-signings, discussions; 9 p.m. Friday, March 18, free open-mike readings; registration required, except for free readings; 737-1500.

AUDITIONS

augusta players: 9:30 a.m. Saturday , for ages 6-18, St. John United Methodist Church; for The Sound of Music; 826-4707.

aiken community playhouse: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; auditions for Hello Dolly!; looking for males for chorus, to sing three- and four-part harmonies, some dance ability; bring prepared song; (803) 648-1438.

fort gordon dinner theatre: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 14-15, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; roles for six men, one woman, one girl for Wait Until Dark.

open casting call: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, Hale Tiki, 660 Broad St.; for What'll It Be?; roles for eight females late teens to early 30 s, six males early 20s to late 30s; short audition script provided; duanebrown.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.

augusta children's chorale: Auditions are available for grades 3-8; in-depth choral training with local, national, international performance opportunities; limited number of openings available for 2005-06 season; 826-4718.

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, 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1:30, 3, 4:30 p.m. Sunday; Three-hour tour, 5-8 p.m. Saturday; $10 adults, $8 seniors, military, $6 age 18 and younger for one-hour tours, $17 adults, $15 seniors, military, $10 students, three-hour tours; weather permitting; center admittance $6 adults, $5 seniors, military, $4 students, age 4 and younger free; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday; 823-70440 or www.augustacanal.com.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; Exhibit A Slaveship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie through April 10; regular admission $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 6-18, free for children 5 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission Sunday, March 13; 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.; information, artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; $1; 863-4576.

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; 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; 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 Web site coupon at Web site, www.gghf.org; 724-4443.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Through March 18, Mary Tuma: Mixed Media Installation, main gallery, Ware's Folly; 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.

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.

The big show

  • Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; $14-$50; 828-7700.
  • DRIVE- BY TRUCKERS, SHAUN PIAZZA BAND, REDBelly: Thursday, March 17, Redbelly opens at 4 p.m., Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth St.; $15; www.soulbar.com
  • jenny clark memorial scholarship fund concert: 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; with Redbelly, Shaun Piazza Band, Pat Blanchard Band, Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold, Joe Stevenson, John Kolbeck; $10; 825-9151.
  • drive for show rock fore dough: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5; First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; with Hootie & the Blowfish, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Josh Kelley, Pat Blanchard Band; $20 advance, $30 day of show; 364-4653.
  • 2005 tour of john hancock champions on ice: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; with Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen and more; $46; 828-7700.