Originally created 12/01/05

Around the block



Food and mystery

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None tonight and Friday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken and marinated bourbon flank steak. Call 793-8552.

'Nutcracker' ballet

The Augusta Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at 7 tonight and Friday and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets range from $17 to $40. Call 722-8341.

Miracle tour

Miracle Baptist Church will present A Miracle in Bethlehem, an outdoor walk-through tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church, 1308 Hephzibah-McBean Road,. The 16 scenes re-create the birth of Jesus Christ. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available at the end of the tour. The event is free. For more information, call the church at 592-5129.

Quartet to play

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society will present the Fine Arts Quartet at 8 p.m. Friday at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, and are free with a valid ASU ID. Children younger than 6 are not permitted. Call 737-1609.

Toy presentation

Fort Discovery will hold The Science of Toys, a presentation on how simple toys work, from 11 am. and 1 p.m. Saturday in the Knox Gallery, 1 Seventh St. The event is free with paid general admission - $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, active military and children ages 4-17 - and children 3 and younger get in free. For more information, call 821-0607.

Hypnotic fun

The hypnotist Gary Conrad will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. The show is rated PG-16. Admission is $12. For more information, call 793-8552.

Doll exhibit

See handmade, porcelain, ethnic and Barbie dolls throughout the month at the doll exhibit at the Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St. The opening reception will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the museum. The event is $3 for adults and $1 for students. For more information, call 724-3576.

Memorial lighting

A Christmas memorial service and tree-lighting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Poteet Funeral Home, West Chapel, 3686 Wheeler Road. The Rev. Jerry G. Wilson, of Central Baptist Church, and the Rev. Rafael Estrada, of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will give memorial messages. For more information, call 798-8886.

'Forum' auditions

Auditions will be held for A Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Forum at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Bring a prepared musical number in the Broadway musical comedy style. An accompanist and a CD player will be provided. Call 793-8552.

Celtic Christmas

Broadstrokes Gallery will present a Celtic Christmas concert with Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $14 the day of the concert and are available through Broadstrokes Gallery. Call 774-1026 or 267-5416.