Originally created 05/26/05

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@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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.

COLONIAL TIMES UNDER THE CROWN: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5; Living History Park, corner of Spring Grove and Lake avenues, North Augusta; a time frame of 1735-85 and the colonies are in rebellion; free; 279-7560.

ONSTAGE

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

PEOPLE OF THE PENTECOST: Enopion Theatre Company presentation 7 tonight-Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20 adults, $15 church members, $7 children ages 12 and younger; 722-8341 or www.imperialtheatre.com.

WINNIE THE POOH THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD: Aiken Community Playhouse presentation 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 23-24, Hopeland Gardens' Garden Theater Series; free; (803) 648-1438.

BLACK BOX COFFEEHOUSE: 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 24, Aiken Community Playhouse, Bechtel Experimental Theater, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; two short plays and open microphone, refreshments; $5; (803) 648-1438.

MUSIC NOTES

DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: Noon to 1:30 p.m. today, Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; featuring lunch from local restaurant and live entertainment; Kari Gaffney, today; 821-1754.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Maude Edenfield Park, beside North Augusta Community Center; Flashback, June 2; quietSTORM, June 16; 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; quietSTORM, Sunday; 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: Free concerts 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Library Garden, 2260 Walton Way; Air Apparent Quartet Tuesday; Savannah River Grass June 7; 19th century salon and concert music June 14; traditional Irish music June 21 and salutations to summer June 28; 736-6244.

MESSIAH, MOSES, AND MORE: Columbia County Choral Society presentation 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, First Baptist Church of Evans, Washington at North Belair roads; excerpts from Handel's Messiah, works by Moses Hogan, selection of Bluegrass spirituals with fiddle, banjo, guitar; $8 general admission, $6 students, seniors; 650-8901 or www.ccchoralsociety.org.

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; Wandafuru raifu/After Life, June 12; Osama, June 19; The Sweet Hereafter, June 26; $2 donation.

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS SUMMER THEATRE CAMP: Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 24, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road; for ages 6-18; 826-4707.

THE SPORTING LIFE

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: Augusta GreenJackets vs. Greenville Bombers, 7:15 p.m. tonight-Saturday, 2:15 p.m. Sunday, vs. Hickory Crawdads 7:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 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.

ALLTEL BOY SCOUT GOLF CLASSIC AND AUCTION: Noon Monday, June 6; Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club, 375 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive, North Augusta; lunch with Backyard Burgers, shotgun start at 1 p.m.; silent auction, door prizes, tournament dinner provided by Firehouse Barbecue; $150 individual player, $500 foursome; 733-5277.

JUNIOR NATURALIST DAY CAMP: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 13-17 or June 27-July 1; Spirit Creek Educational Forest, 4052 Smokey Road, Hephzibah; children learn about plants, animal tracking, facts about insects and more; $100; 790-2351

ROWING CAMPS: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 13-17 for novices, June 20-24, for intermediate, June 27-July 1 for novices, 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, July 18-22 for advanced rowers; The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Drive; rowers should bring snack; $175, includes T-shirt; 771-0100 or www.augusta rowingclub.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 at the appleby branch: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; Bambi Tuesday; Beauty and the Beast, June 7; A Bug's Life, June 14; Cinderella, June 21; Fox and Hound, June 28; Gordy, July 5; Lady and the Tramp, July 12; Lady and the Tramp II, July 19; Lion King, July 26; free; 736-6244.

LITERARY LIFE

BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Jerrod Daniels, 8-10 p.m. Friday; Rod Mackert, 8-10 p.m. Saturday; 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.

AUDITIONS

HENRY THE FIFTH: Presentation of The Occasional Theatre Company; auditions by appointment through Wednesday; 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.

SOULFUL SATURDAYS: Riverwalk Special Events presentation 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, June 4, 11, Augusta Common Service Center, Conference Room, 836 Reynolds St. seeking visual artists, photographers, musicians, dancers, singers, poets ages 6-18; for VIP Youth Arts Fest, held 7:20-8:20 p.m. July 2, Aug. 6; 821-1754, ext. 2.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Presentation of The Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company; 6:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7, Augusta Preparatory Day School, lower school cafetorium, 285 Flowing Wells Road; auditions available to males, females, elementary school-age through college; show dates Aug. 6-7 at Augusta Preparatory Day School; 210-8915.

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.

ART INSTRUCTION

the art factory: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Artist Camp, for instructors, teachers, teaching-artists; $75, includes lunch today; held at Crawford Avenue Baptist Church, 507 Crawford Ave.; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 24, Summer Stock Camp for ages 6-16; camp focused on creating a musical theatre production; $375 for three weeks, $350 before June 6; camp held at Monte Sano Elementary, 2164 Richmond Ave.; 731-0008 or www.artfactoryinc.org.

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 Celebrating 150 Years of Jewish History in Augusta, opening today, running through Sept. 4; 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; 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 Decla-ration 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.; 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; $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.

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture; through June 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; donations; 826-4700.

SPIRIT CREEK EDUCATIONAL FOREST: 4052 Smokey Road, Hephzibah; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, June 27-July 1, Junior Naturalist Day Camp, $100; 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; semiformal 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 AandE DanceStudio@aol.com.

THE AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: Learn Greek, Israeli, Balkan, Turkish, Macedonian folk dances; no partners necessary; 738-1915.