Originally created 11/10/05

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.

FESTIVALS AND FAIRS

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR: Through Saturday, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Columbia Road across from Patriots Park; 5-11 p.m. today; 5 p.m. to midnight Friday; noon to midnight Saturday; www. columbiacountyga.gov.

CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18;10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; $5 for adults; free for children 12 and younger; one admission good for all three days with hand stamp; augustaciviccenter.com/events.html.

PIONEERS DAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; the Lincoln County Historic Park, 147 Lumber St.; arts and crafts, antique-tractor show, demonstrations of soap making, pottery, tours of the park; free; (706) 359-7970.

holiday parade: 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; downtown Lincolnton; will feature floats, marching bands, classic cars, dance and step groups, pageant winners, fire trucks; parade applications are due by Friday, Nov. 18; (706) 359-7970.

AIKEN JAYCEES CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4; starts on Marlboro Street and Park Avenue; (803) 648-8955.

SPECIAL EVENTS

vEterans Day Ceremony: 1 p.m. Friday; Heroes' Overlook at Riverwalk Augusta; with Perry Smith, retired Air Force major general; 737-1532.

North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; tour will feature six homes decorated for the holidays and the new Grace Fellowship Church, 507 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta; ticket sales begin Monday, Nov. 21; advance tickets $15, available at Jim Bush Florist, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Park Pharmacy; days of event, $18, can be purchased at the North Augusta Country Club; proceeds from the tour benefit scholarships for North Augusta High School seniors; 279-6036.

FILM

free movies: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Main Branch Library, 902 Greene St.; Monday, Three Kings; Nov. 21, The Limey; Nov. 28, Chocolat; 821-2600.

ONSTAGE

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: Production of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Friday and Saturday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; dinner begins at 7 p.m., the show, at 8 p.m.; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken, marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552.

SING HALLELUJAH!: Schoolhouse Players production 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 17-19; 3 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 20, Bartow Community Center, 1138 Academy Circle, Bartow, Ga.; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger; (478) 364-3340.

READERS THEATER: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; staged reading of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone; reception will follow reading; $15 for adults, $10 for students; 724-3576.

ON YOUR TOES

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.

MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: 8 p.m. Nov. 29, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26-$66; 722-3521; augustacivic center.com.

THE NUTCRACKER: Augusta Ballet production 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 3-4, the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $17 to $40, discounts available for ages 4-10; augustaballet.org, or 261-0555.

MUSIC NOTES

Just Desserts Concert: Augusta Children's Chorale 7 tonight; Sacred Hearts Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $10; 826-4718.

MIDDAY MUSIC: Noon today; Aiken Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken; with organist Jared Johnson; (803) 648-2662.

HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Concert series; the Fine Arts Quartet 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $20 adults, $5 for school-age children, free for Augusta State University faculty, staff and students; no children ages 6 and younger; 790-9274.

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH ROBIN BULLOCK AND STEVE BAUGHMAN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7; The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road; $12.50 in advance, $14 the day of the concert; tickets available through Broadstrokes Gallery; 774-1026 or 267-5416.

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: Concert series, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; 3 p.m. Dec. 18, Christmas Music for Brass, Organ and Choir, the Crescent Brass and the St. John choir, 3 p.m., benefits Ronald McDonald House; 724-9641.

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Concert series St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St. noon Tuesday, Nov. 22, flutist Rob Foster and pianist Martin David Jones; lunch by Atlanta Bread Co.; Tuesday, Dec. 6, The Roger Denning Memorial Concert with The Accidentals, 11 a.m. and noon, lunch by Poppy Seeds; lunch $7, reservations required for lunch; for more information or to make reservations, call the box office at 722-3463.

HELPING HANDS

Volunteers needed: AARP Tax-Aide seeks people to help seniors prepare their tax returns; training starts in December; computer experience preferred; 210-3048.

STITCHES FROM THE HEART: Seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters and hats for children in the hospital; (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.

AUDITIONS

THE MIKADO: University Theatre performance; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1, need five males and four females, and chorus, ages 17-60; those auditioning should prepare a ballad from a musical or English art song and should be prepared to do a cold reading from a script; main stage of the Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina, 471 University Parkway; (803) 641-3327.

ATTRACTIONS

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; Pine Quilters through Nov. 27; 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 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 admission costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, military, $4 for students, free for 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.; The Color of Money: Images of Slavery in Confederate and Southern States Currency; exhibit runs through Friday; regular admission is $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.

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.

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.

DUPONT PLANETARIUM SHOW: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 641-3769.

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, children $1 for children; 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; admission 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; $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.; annual quilt exhibition 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.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; The Cumberland Plateau: Photographs by Jack Stoddart, through Sunday; An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition of Art, Saturday through Jan. 15; $3 for adults, $2 for 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.