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FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, downtown Harlem; salute to native son comedian Oliver Hardy includes parade at 10 a.m., skits, look-alike contest, food, arts and crafts, children's rides, games, drama competition and parade and screenings of classic Laurel and Hardy movies; www.harlemga.org/ohfest.htm; 556-0401.
GREEK FESTIVAL 2005: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 7-8 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 9, Greek band and dancing troupe, Greek food, bazaar and Greek store; 953 Telfair St.; 724-1087.
2005 HISPANIC FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Augusta Common, at the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds street; live music, dancing, Latin American food; $1; 733-6233.
ARTS AND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AND JURIED ART SHOW: Friday, Oct. 14, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; seven art categories with total purse of $3,200; looking for food and craft vendors; 312-7194.
HERITAGE JUBILEE: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14; 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Edgefield Soccer Field Complex, on U.S. Highway 25, Business District Road; cook-off, Brasstyme Band, Jimbo Durham on Friday, arts, crafts, carnival rides, ugly dog contest, car and motorcycle show, bingo, helicopter rides for a fee; (803) 637-3393.
A DAY TO REMEMBER: COLONIAL TIMES: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; hornsmithing, pottery, butter churning, weaving and spinning, quilting, candlemaking, gunsmithing, blacksmithing.
BOSHEARS SKYFEST: Air show Oct 15-16, Daniel Field off Wrightsboro Road; $12 advance, $15 at gate, 12 and younger free with adult; Circle K locations for advance tickets; www.boshears.com.
lynwood holmes mystery gala: Chartered bus to depart downtown Augusta at 5:30 p.m. Friday, to a mystery location for dining, entertainment with jazz vocalist Bess Daniels and more; $100 includes transportation, meal, concert and contribution to the Augusta Mini Theatre; 722-0598 or 855-9472.
SPICE: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Soultry Sounds Cafe and Lounge, 1035 Eilis St.; entertainment with K. Willis and The Collection; $10; 724-1508.
THE MASTER'S TABLE BENEFIT: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, West Lake Country Club, 3556 Westlake Drive, Martinez; with heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment by Majic, ticket buyers eligible for $395 Fendi Link watch from Doris Diamonds; $50; 840-5990.
BUILDING THE ARTS: A GRAND OPENING: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., S.W.; demonstrations of arts classes, face painting, entertainment by Hal Schrek and the Aiken Singers, tours of the new space; free; (803) 641-9094 or www.aikencenter forthearts.org.
2005 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GOLF CLASSIC: 8 a.m., morning round; 1:30 p.m., afternoon round, Monday, Oct. 3, Jones Creek Country Club; $600 per team; to register, call 792-5742.
BEST OF AUGUSTA BASH: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; meet winners of annual Best of Augusta contest, sample food from winning restaurants, live entertainment and more; After Bash, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12 advance, $17 at the door; 823-3722 or www.augustamagazine.com.
THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA'S LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15; Augusta Common, on the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; nationwide evening fundraising walk to commemorate lives touched by cancer; $100 suggested donation; (770) 438-6006, ext. 245.
farmers market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through September, Macartan Street, between Broad and Reynolds streets and Ninth and 10th streets.
FREE MOVIES: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Main Branch Library, 902 Greene St.; Five Easy Pieces, Monday; 821-2600.
FALL FILM SERIES: Presented by Augusta State University; Nobody Knows 7 p.m. Monday, University Hall, Augusta State University; free; 737-1609.
SILENT MOVIE NIGHT: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; featuring Sunrise; $35 with lounge chair, refreshments; $10, cabaret seating, general seating; 826-4700.
AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT FILM SERIES: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Penland Administration Building Room 106, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; Thelma and Louise, Oct. 4; 12 Angry Men, Oct. 18; Philadelphia, Nov. 1; $5 general public, $2 university faculty, staff, $1 students; (803) 641-3400.
THE SUNSHINE BOYS: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production; dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. tonight-Saturday, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $34 for civilians, $32 for seniors, retirees, Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above, $25 for active-duty E6 and below, $20 for show only; 793-8552.
COMEDY SHOW: 7 tonight, Barnwell Primary School auditorium, 724 Hagood Ave., Barnwell, S.C.; with comedian Willie P. Richardson; $10 advance, $15 at the door; (888)-218-6464 or www. worldwidewillie.com.
GOD'S FAVORITE: Schoolhouse Players production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Mancin Auditorium, Bartow Community Center, 1138 Academy Circle, Bartow, Ga.; $4 and $8 at door; (478) 364-3340.
LELAVISION: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; free with valid student ID; 737-1609.
ART: 8 tonight-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Bechtel Experimental Theater, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers; (803) 648-1438.
CINDERELLA: 9 and 11 a.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 29-30 for school shows, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 public show, The Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; Main Stage; $3 for school shows, $4 students, $7 adults for evening show; (803) 641-3305.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: Augusta Players presentation; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$38; 826-4707.
MEN CRY IN THE DARK: 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26.50-$29.50 for 3:30 p.m. performance, $28.50-$33.50 at 8 p.m.; 722-3521.
FUDDY MEERS: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27-29, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, The Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; Main Stage; $7 students, $10 age 62 and older and $12 other adults; (803) 641-3305.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: Storyland Theatre production Tuesday-Saturday, Oct. 25-29 at Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; showtimes are 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows and 3 p.m. for Saturday family matinees; school performances require reservations, $4.50 per show for students, $11 for season, chaperones and teachers admitted free; matinee tickets are $12 for season or $5 per show; Saturday matinees do not require reservations; free tickets available for Saturday matinees for active-duty military and their families with a military ID; see knology.net/storyland, or call 736-3455.
ON YOUR TOES
DRACULA: Augusta Ballet production 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $17-$40; 261-0555.
THE NEW NUTCRACKER: Augusta Dance Theatre production; 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; 860-1852.
FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: 7:30 tonight, O'Connell Theatre, 745 Broad St.; with Dr. Cheryl Fryer, Ezra Adams.
TALES OF HOFFMAN: Augusta Opera production 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $10 to $45, discounts for season tickets; 826-4710; www.augustaopera.com.
D'AMORE DUO: Tuesday Music Live series concert noon Tuesday, with D'amore Duo with guitarist William Feasley and oboist Vladimir Lande; lunch by the Boll Weevil; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets at Riverwalk Augusta. Lunch is $7, reservations required for lunch; for more information or to make reservations, call the box office at 722-3463.
THE BRNO CHAMBER SOLOISTS: Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society concert 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, pre-concert program 7:15 p.m.; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; single memberships are $65 and $120 for couples. Individual tickets are $20 adults, $5 for school-age children, free for Augusta State University faculty, staff and students. No children ages 6 and younger; 790-9274.
AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Twilight Pops on the River, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; 722-0077.
ORGAN AND PIANO CONCERT: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, St. James United Methodist Church, 439 Greene St.; with reception to follow; free; 855-9745.
Stitches From the Heart: Seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters and hats for children in the hospital; call (866) 472-6903.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: Specialized Foster Home Services, a division of Managed Treatment Services for Children, seeks foster parents for 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; 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; contact Sue King, 648-2117.
BORDERS BOOKS, MUSIC AND CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; John Krueger 8-10 p.m. Friday, Rod Mackert 8-10 p.m. Saturday; children's story time, 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.
BOOK-SIGNING: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; James Michael Roche Ewart to sign copies of Your Book of Life: A Guide to the Purpose of Life.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 28, Fort Gordon Dinner Theater; parts for eight men and four women; open to all members of the community; show dates Nov. 4-5, 11-12, 17-19; 793-9552.
MOSCOW'S BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: 4:30 p.m. Monday, A World of Dance, 2497 Wheeler Road; for ages 8 to early teens; show date 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29; 828-7700 or www.ticketmaster.com.
AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; Grand Illusions: Faux painting techniques through Sunday; Masks Exhibit Oct. 4-30; Pine Quilters Nov. 1-27; Carolyn Tyler Photography exhibit Jan. 3-Feb. 1; Freedom USA Feb. 7-March 26; and Southeastern Regional Sculpture Competition March 18-23; 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; 6-9 p.m. through Saturday, Sunset Cruise; 6-8 tonight, book launch party, Rock that Float, by Kathy Steele; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, Bluegrass Boat Ride, with Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold, $27.50 a person, $50 a couple; 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 for adults, $8 for seniors, military, $6 for ages 18 and younger for one-hour ours; $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, military, $10 for students; three-hour tours, weather permitting; center admittance costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, military, $4 for students, free for ages 4 and younger; 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.; regular admission $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for ages 6-18, free age 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; entry free costs $5, $4 for ages 60 and older and $3 for ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and younger; 722-9828.
EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; general admission costs $2 for adults and seniors, $1 for children; 722-8454.
FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; through Sunday, Oct. 30, dinosaurs exhibit; 7-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Diggin' Discovery, food, beverages, entertainment, guest speaker NASA astronaut Susan Still; $55 a person for members, $65 nonmembers; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; FordZilla Fest; see Ford Mustang GT, Ford Mustang SVT, bring Ford car key for discount; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Dinosaurs, with Kim Cochran, free with admission; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Family Diggin' in the Dirt, free with admission; 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 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $3 for college students and $1 for children; group rates available; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3; 724-4174.
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS: 1 11th St.; regular admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, students and military, $3.50 for ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and younger with paid adult; $4 each 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.; Ware's Folly gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 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.
HICKORY HILL: 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson; former home of Tom Watson, populist politician in the late 1800s and early 1900s; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed major holidays; (706) 595-7777 or www.hickory-hill.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.; Works by Wanda Dansereau, artist specializing in wildlife art and Buffalo Soldiers; 3-8 p.m. Oct. 2, opening reception for annual Quilt Exhibition, $3 for adults, $1 for students, exhibit runs through Dec. 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday 724-3576.