Originally created 06/08/06

Applause calendar



Send your event schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send by fax to (706) 722- 7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@ augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Southern classic feis: 6 p.m. musical competition Friday, 8 a.m. dancing competition Saturday; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; instrumental and vocal performances, traditional dancing competitions for ages 4-18; event $7, programs $3; (706) 833-4193.

SATURDAY MARKET ON BROAD: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Macartan Street, between Broad and Reynolds streets; fresh produce, flowers, plants, breads, beef, desserts, local chefs and artisans; (706) 722-7245.

MEN IN APRONS: 6-8 p.m. Saturday; Gordon Club, 19th Street, Building 18402; categories include main dishes, meats, appetizers, desserts and soul food; live jazz, food samples and chance to win prizes; tickets $10; open to public and requires photo ID for admission on the installation; (706) 791-6780, www.fortgordon.com.

CONCERT AND CAR SHOW: 6-10 p.m. First Fridays, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; arts and crafts, live entertainment, cars, trucks, motorcycles, prizes; $5 registration; held by CSRA Road Angels; (706) 831-1793.

ONSTAGE

DEATHTRAP: Aiken Community Playhouse production 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and June 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m. June 18; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $6 children 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunity playhouse.com.

FOREVER PLAID: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show July 21-22, 28-29 and August 3-5; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, 32100, Third Avenue; $34 civilians, $32 seniors, retirees, civil service civilians, E7 and above, $25 E6 and below, $20 show only; (706) 793-8552.

MUSIC NOTES

music in the park: 7 p.m. today; Maude Edenfield Park, 400 Buena Vista Ave., North Augusta; featuring Flashback; free; (803) 442-7588.

AIKEN BRASS: 7 p.m. Monday; Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken; part of the Hopelands Summer Concert Series; if it rains, concert will be at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-7631.

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN: 8 p.m. Tuesdays; Tuesday, Hakim Rahsul and Company; June 20, Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; June 27, traditional Irish music with Lillie Morris, Mike Hay and Steven Scearce.

TREASURES AND JEWELS: Columbia County Choral Society concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16; First Baptist Church of Evans, Washington Road at Belair Road; featuring sacred anthems, patriotic numbers and bluegrass-style hymns accompanied by a bluegrass ensemble; $15 general admission, $10 students or seniors; (706) 650-2311, www.ccchoral society.org.

RANDAL BAYS AND DAITHI SPROULE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17; Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road, as part of the Celtic Concert Series; $15; children 11 and younger accompanied by an adult free; cash bar provided by Vineyard Wine Market; (706) 860-6055.

SUMMER ROOTS MUSIC SERIES: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25; Morris Museum of History, 1 10th St., part of the Summer Roots Music Series; featuring Karen Aiken; Dark Corner, July 23; free; (706) 724-7501.

FAMILY FLICKS

movies under the stars: Fridays in June; gates open 6:30 p.m., movies begin at dusk; Friday, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; June 16, Shrek, Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens, 1 11th St.; June 23, The Princess Bride; June 30, Madagascar; Columbia County Fairgrounds, 4470 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; $1, payable by cash or check at gate; proceeds benefit the MCG Children's Medical Center; (706) 7211-4004.

MOVIES AT THE COMMON: 9 p.m. Friday and June 16, 23, 30 and July 14, 21, 28; Augusta Common; featuring movies for the entire family; (706) 821-1754.

FOURTH OF JULY

RiverBlast July Fourth Celebration: Noon to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4; Riverwalk Augusta/Augusta Common; arts/crafts bazaar, musical entertainment and activities for entire family; will conclude with cannon firing and fireworks display; food and beverages available; (706) 821-1754.

GROVETOWN'S FOURTH OF JULY BARBECUE: 11 a.m. July 4; Goodale Park, I-20 to Exit 120; free barbecue and live entertainment; (706) 863-4576.

GOOD SPORTS

U.S. rowing association's SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL Championships: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25; Langley Pond Park, off U.S. Highway 1; free; (803) 642-7559.

AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS: 8 a.m. gates open, 9 a.m. races start July 21-23; Augusta Riverfront Marina; series tickets in advance, $18; series tickets at gate, $25; Friday, free admission; Saturday, $15; Sunday, $15; Patron Pass, $50, includes preferred parking and viewing from The Boathouse; advance tickets available from all participating locations: Georgia Bank & Trust, At Four Season Stores, at race site on Friday only; (803) 278-4TIX, tix@tixonline.com.

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS HOME GAMES: Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, Kannapolis Intimidators; Monday-Thursday, June 15, Rome Braves; June 26-29, West Virginia Powers; June 30-July 3, Lexington Legends; July 19-22, Charleston Riverdogs; 7:05 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 5:35 p.m. Sundays; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; single game walk-up prices: box seats, $10, reserved seats, $7, general admission, $6; seniors, military, children 4-12, $5; children 3 and younger, $1; (706) 736-7889.

IN THE GARDEN

plant sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.; sponsored by the CSRA Hydrangea Society; proceeds benefit a horticulture scholarship for Aiken Technical College and new hydrangea garden at Pendleton King Park; (803) 644-9400.

PLANTS OF THE BIBLE: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens, 1 11th St.; with Clyde Lester; reservations required by Monday; free; (706) 724-4443.

FUNDRAISERS

United Way/ALS Benefit Golf Tournament: 8 a.m. Friday, June 23; Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive, Aiken; prizes awarded to top four finishers, long drive and closest to pin; prizes include weekend getaways; $60 golfer, $240 team, includes greens fee, cart and buffet; (803) 208-3991.

AUDITIONS

MY FAIR LADY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11; First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave.; must have a prepared solo; all audition material will be provided the day of the audition; (706) 826-4707, www.augustaplayers.com.

AUDITIONS, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: 3 p.m. June 25 and 7 p.m. June 26; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; openings are for five males and four females 18 and older; bring a prepared song in the style of the show; no compact discs; accompanist provided; show dates: Sept. 8-23; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunity playhouse.com.

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; Sunset canal cruises 6-9 p.m. June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, $17 adults, $16 seniors, reservations required; moonlight music cruise series 7-9 p.m. Friday with Not Gaddy's IDrum2U Drum Circle; 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 14 with Patrick Blanchard; 7-9 p.m. August 11 with Shawn Piazza; 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8 with Celtic music by Lillie Morris and Friends; 5-7 p.m. Oct. 13 with Kirsten Hughes on flute with the John S. Davidson Fine Arts String Orchestra; and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 with jazz with Rob Foster; $20 each cruise, reservations required; regular Petersburg boat tours: 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 tours; $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, military, $10 for students; three-hour tours; center admission 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; closed Tuesday, July 4; (706) 823-0440 or www.augustacanal.com.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; exhibit America the Beautiful: Women and the Flag through Aug. 6; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 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; (706) 722-8454.

BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $5, $4 for ages 60 and older and $3 for ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and younger; (706) 722-9828.

GROVETOWN MUSEUM: 106 W. Robinson Ave.; information, artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday; $1; (706) 863-4576.

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors; $2.50 students; reservations recommended; (803) 641-3654.

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, regular hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $2 for adults, $1 children; (706) 737-2820.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Whodunit? The Science of Solving Crimes, through Sept. 17, Knox Gallery; Vehicles: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; featuring mobile command vehicle, bomb disposal vehicle, DUI Task Force vehicle, heat vehicle, motorcycle and Crime Scene Unit vehicle; History and Dog Demonstration: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, July 8; will use narcotics and explosives; Fingerprint Identification: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19; featuring the Crime Scene van on the plaza and Investigator Ken Summers; free with paid 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; admission half-price after 3 p.m.; (706) 821-0200.

GEORGE WALTON HISTORIC SITE MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive; farm home of George Walton, 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; (706) 724-4174.

GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS: 1 11th St.; regular admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, pupils 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; (706) 724-4443.

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; closed noon to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday; (706) 556-0401.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday; www.lucycraftlaney museum.com, (706) 724-3576.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; The Murphys of Savannah: A Family of Painters, through June 18; opening of By Native Hands: Native-American Baskets from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and Realizations, 6 p.m. Friday; $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, pupils and military with ID; free for museum members and children 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; (706) 724-7501; themorris.org.

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; regular hours weekdays noon to dusk, Saturday-Sunday and holidays dawn to dusk; (706) 828-2109; naturalsciences academy.org.

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; regular hours 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; Mother-Daughter Legacy Art Exhibit though June 30; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 826-4700; sacredheartaugusta.org.

KID STUFF

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING MEETING: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; open to middle and high school pupils; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunity playhouse.com.

ECO CAMP: SWAMP ADVENTURES: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will explore the world of a swamp, including reptiles, amphibians, dragonflies, birds, mammals, soils and water quality; cost ($125 members; $150 others) includes week of activities and daily lunch; (706) 828-2109.

KIDS CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 16; Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; for rising third- through fifth-graders; crafts, games, nature hikes, Petersburg boat rides and canoeing; $160; before and after care available (additional fee); discounts available for more than one child per family; (706) 823-0440, ext. 4.

THE MAGICAL STORYTELLER, CHAD CREWS: Vacation Reading Program; Augusta-Richmond County: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Diamond Lakes Branch Library, 101 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah; 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 26; Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20; Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; Columbia County: 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14; Harlem Library, 375 North Louisville Road; 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19; Columbia County Public Library, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19; Euchee Creek Library, 5907 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; Warren County: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24 Warren County Library, 101 Warren St., Warrenton; (706) 821-2604.

phinizy gone batty: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road, as part of the Family Discovery Series; Carol Jackson will discuss bats; Pfizer Pavilion opens at 6 p.m. for picnickers; donations gladly accepted; (706) 828-2109.

SLEEPING BEAUTY: Porkchop Productions theater group; 3 p.m. Monday, July 10; Jeff Maxwell Branch Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road; 6 p.m. Monday, July 10; Friedman Branch Library, 1447 Jackson Road; part of the Vacation Reading Program; (706) 821-2604.

18TH ANNUAL CLINT BRYANT BASKETBALL CAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 17-21; North Augusta Riverview Park Activity Center, 101 Riverview Park Drive; lunch will be provided Monday-Thursday and each camper will receive a basketball and a Nike T-shirt; $175, for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade; (706) 737-6888.

COLONIAL KIDS 2006: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19-23; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; trips to Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Ezekiel Harris House and North Augusta Living History Park; colonial games, arts and crafts; for ages 8-10; $90 members, $100 others; 10 percent discount to families registering two or more children; (706) 722-8454.

HELPING HANDS

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; call (803) 641-7645.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Regency Hospice seeks people to work with patients with advanced illness; roles include social contact with the patient, child care, spiritual support, house/yard maintenance; call Sue King, (803) 648-2117.