Originally created 05/12/05

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

BLACK TIE GALA: 7 p.m. Friday; Gordon Club Ballroom at Fort Gordon; An Evening of Elegance, 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc. annual event; the event will honor the Sounds Unlimited band's 10th anniversary; silent auction; $65, tickets available at Pyramid Music; 724-5994.

MICROCHIP CLINIC: 2-4 p.m. Saturday; Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; CSRA Humane Society; microchips implanted under the skin for identification if a pet is lost; pet must be at least 3 months old and have current vaccinations; $20; 261-7387.

LETTER CARRIERS' FOOD DRIVE: Saturday; letter carriers will collect nonperishable food donations left by mailboxes, post offices to deliver to food banks, pantries and shelters.

FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through September, Macartan Street, between Broad and Reynolds streets and Ninth and 10th streets.

THE SAVANNAH RIVER GROUP SIERRA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; talk on Religion and the Environment; 650-8314.

COTTON BALL: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, the gardens of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Rahn, 920 Milledge Road; picnic on The Hill with live entertainment, dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse, cash bar, raffle; $50 single membership, $75 membership per couple; 724-0436.

ONSTAGE

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT: Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School presentation 5 p.m. Sunday, Broadway Baptist Church; 722-0598.

WAIT UNTIL DARK: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presentation; dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Thursday, May 19, and May 20-21, $33 civilians, $31 seniors, Department of the Army civilians, active duty E8 and above, $25 active duty E7 and below, $20 show only; 793-8552.

MURDER AT THE CAFE NOIR: Stage III presentation 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; $30 for May 20-21 performances with dinner, $15 Sunday matinee with no meal; 228-3636.

JERRY'S GIRLS: Aiken Community Playhouse presentation 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, 27-28, June 3-4, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 29, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 children ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

MUSIC NOTES

DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in May, Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; featuring lunch from local restaurants, live entertainment; Dennis Hall, today; John Kolbeck, May 19; and Kari Gaffney, May 26; 821-1754.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Augusta Opera presentation 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15-$45; 826-4710.

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; 821-1754.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Maude Edenfield Park, beside North Augusta Community Center; Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold, May 19; Flashback, June 2; quietSTORM, June 16; Night of Traditional Irish Music, June 30; Fort Gordon Concert Band, July 7; Wayne Hoey, July 14, Split Rail, July 28; free; 442-7588.

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: 8-9:30 p.m. Sundays through August, Eighth Street Bulkhead; Greenbrier High School Jazz Band, Sunday; Mellow-D, May 22; quietSTORM, May 29; Preston and Weston, June 5; Air Apparent, June 12; The Section, June 19; quietSTORM, June 26; Sophisticated Ladies, July 3; $5; 821-1754.

evenings in the appleby garden: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Library's Garden, 2260 Walton Way; Songs From the Heart, Tuesday; Peter Fletcher, May 24; Air Apparent Quartet, May 31; Savannah River Grass, June 7; 19th Century Salon and Concert Music, June 14; and Traditional Irish Music, June 21; free; 736-6244.

SPIRITUALITY AND FILM SERIES SUNDAYS: 5 p.m. Sundays in June; Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; The Wicker Man, June 5; Wandarafu raifu/After Life, June 12; Osama, June 19; The Sweet Hereafter, June 26; $2 donation.

THE SPORTING LIFE

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: Augusta GreenJackets vs. Rome Braves, 7:15 tonight, vs. Columbus Catfish, 7:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, 2:15 p.m. Sunday; Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road; $10 box, $7 reserved, $6 general admission, $5 seniors, military, ages 4-12, $1 ages 3 and younger; 278-4TIX.

STATE BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS: 7 p.m. Saturday; 3818 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater; North Augusta Police Athletic League's Junior Olympic under-19 championship; $10 at the door; 593-1775.

2005 SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL JUNIOR REGATTA: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Langley Pond Park, off U.S. Highway 1; free; 642-7559.

PALMETTO GRAND PRIX RACE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.; registration 6:30 until 7:45 a.m. the day of the race, which will begin at the corner of Bernard and College Street by the Poultry Festival Building; entry fees are $20 with T-shirt, $15 no T-shirt; call Tad at (888) 532-8600, Emily at (803) 613-0484, or the town hall at (888) 427-7273, or email poultryfest5k@hotmail.com.

ARTHRITIS WALK: Registration begins at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Patriots Park; hosted by the Columbia County Employees for Excellence Committee; proceeds benefit Arthritis Foundation; 868-3484.

SIGNAL CORPS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION 10K Run and Kids Run/Walk 7:30 a.m. May 21, begin and end in front of the Regimental Noncommissioned Officers Academy on 25th Street at Fort Gordon; $20 entry fee, $10 for children; e-mail SCRArun@signalcorps.org.

HELPING HANDS

STITCHES FROM THE HEART: Seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters and hats for children in the hospital; donations of yarn will be appreciated; call (866) 472-6903.

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: Specialized Foster Home Services, a division of Managed Treatment Services for Children, seeks foster parents for special-needs children with emotional, social, behavioral difficulties from abuse or neglect; for more information, call 641-7645.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Child Enrichment is looking for volunteers 21 and older to advocate for neglected, abused children in juvenile court system; volunteers will work with Department of Family and Children Services and other community agencies to protect interests of children in foster care; no experience necessary to join program; call 737-4631.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Regency Hospice seeks people to work with patients with advanced illness; roles include social contact with the patient, child care, spiritual support, running errands, house/yard maintenance, office assistance; contact Sue King, 648-2117.

THE SILVER SCREEN

MOVIES THAT ROCK!: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; The Wall, Sunday; $5; 722-8341.

FREE MOVIES: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Headquarters Main Branch Library, 902 Greene St.; Kill Bill, Volume 1, Monday; Kill Bill, Volume 2, 6 p.m. Monday, May 24; free; 821-2600.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; children's storytime, 11 a.m. Mondays; The Enlightenment Group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; French Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays; Cookbook Club, 7 p.m. second Mondays; CSRA Poet Society, 7 p.m. third Wednesdays; Fort Gordon OWC Book Club, 10 a.m. third Mondays; Mystery Group, 7 p.m. third Thursdays; Christian Women's Fellowship, 6 p.m. fourth Mondays; African-American Reading Group, 7 p.m. last Mondays; 737-6962.

CSRA WRITERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Monday; Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; Writers are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; 738-4114.

AUDITIONS

HENRY THE FIFTH: Presentation of The Occasional Theatre Company; auditions by appointment through Wednesday, June 1; seeking 25-30 males ages 10-80, three females, ages 18-30, 40-60; percussionists, medieval, renaissance musicians needed; show dates Aug. 12-14 at the Imperial Theatre; for location and appointment, call 836-0360.

AUGUSTA OPERA: Auditions to be held today, for upcoming season; all sections needed for chorus, smaller principal roles; for appointment, call 826-4710.

THE AMOROUS AMBASSADOR: Aiken Community Playhouse presentation; 7 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. Monday, Bechtel Experimental Theater, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; four males, four females ages 17-65; show dates May 20-June 4; (803) 648-1438 or www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presentation 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; parts for adult singers of all ages; bring prepared musical number and accompaniment; show dates July 15-16, 21-23; 791-4389.

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.

IN THE GARDEN

Augusta Rose Society: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Room 120 of the Summerville Professional Building, adjacent to St. Joseph Hospital, 2258 Wrightsboro Road; features a members-only rose show; public is invited; 737-0486.

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 ages 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, ages 4 and younger free; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday; 823-0440 or www.augustacanal.com.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; exhibitions include Augusta's Bicycle Racing Champion: Vincent Casella; Beads, Buckles and Bows: A Century of Women's Fashion Accessories; 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; 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 ages 60 and older and $3 younger than 18, free ages 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 house, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Artifact Identification Day, free; general admission $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; 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 7 p.m. daily; Friday-Saturday, Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown, with reduced admission; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Armed Forces Day, free for military ID card holders, veteran's organizations; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Roots of Gardening Series: A Totally Organic Experience, free for members, $3 nonmembers; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Roots of Gardening Series: Bonzai!, free for members, $3 nonmembers; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Father's Day in the Gardens; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, Roots of Gardening Series: The Secret Garden, free for members, $3 nonmembers; $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 www.gghf.org; 724-4443.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; through June 3, Melissa Harshman and Michael Marshall; June 17-July 29, Andrew Crawford, Main Gallery; regular hours of 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; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 556-3448.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; $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.; Through June 5, Lord, Remember Me! Photographs by Stanley Lanzano; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Family Day: A Gullah Celebration; 2 p.m. Sunday, Music at the Morris: Artemisia Dennis Thevaos and Claire Michaels Murray: An Afternoon of Musical Enchantment, free; $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 ages 2 and older.

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; weekdays, noon to dusk, Saturday-Sunday and holidays dawn to dusk; 828-2109 or 828-2129.

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.

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture; 6-8 p.m. Friday, reception for a work in progress by Carol Kelly Dorn, exhibit runs through June 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; donations; 826-4700.

SPIRIT CREEK EDUCATIONAL FOREST: 4052 Smokey Road, Hephzibah; 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, Wildflower Walk, free; 790-2351.

ON YOUR TOES

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; $5 members, $7 nonmembers; 737-4944.

BALLROOM DANCE CENTER: 8 p.m. Fridays, learn basics of Cajun two-step, jitterbug and waltz with Augusta Ballet choreographer Peter Powlus; 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.

A AND E DANCE STUDIO: 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays, Friday Night Practice Social/Dance, $5-$10; Salsa, Ballroom, Salsa Rueda group classes, $40 per month for each, $100 combination class; hip-hop group classes, $10 per class, $40 a month; first, third Saturdays at Modjeska; 1-3 p.m. third Saturdays, Salsa patterns, shines, styling techniques, 3-5 p.m. hip-hop classes, $20 for one workshop, $30 for both in advance, $25 and $35 day of workshop; 2545 Washington Road; 738-6330 or AandEDanceStudio@aol.com.

STILL DARK

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre continues its run of the stage thriller Wait Until Dark this weekend. The play, about a blind woman locked in a battle of wits with a gang of ruthless drug traffickers, was revived on Broadway several years ago and made into a film in 1967 starring Audrey Hepburn. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $33 general, $31 seniors, retirees, Department of the Army civilians and active duty E8 and above, $25 E7 and below and $20 show only. For more information, call 793-8552.

SPECIAL

Jason Maynard and Paulette Penzvalto will perform Tuesday at the Appleby Library.

GARDEN MUSIC RETURNS

The Evening at the Appleby concert series returns Tuesday to the Appleby Library, 2260 Walton Way. The series opens with a concert entitled Songs From the Heart, featuring Jason Maynard on piano and the voice of soprano Paulette Panzvalto. The concerts continue every Tuesday through June 21. Admission is free. For more information, call 736-6244.