Originally created 06/08/06

This week



THIS WEEK

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Fridays in June; gates open at 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

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, can be purchased in advance at door; open to public and requires photo ID for admission on the installation; (706) 791-6780, www.fortgordon.com

HYDRANGEAS GALORE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.; proceeds benefit a horticulture scholarship for Aiken Technical College and a new hydrangea garden at the park; sponsored by CSRA Hydrangea Society; (803) 644-9400

ECO CAMP: SWAMP ADVENTURES: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 16; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will explore swamp habitat, 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

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN: 8 p.m. 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; in the gardens behind the Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; sponsored by the Augusta Public Library; free; (706) 821-2604

UPCOMING

The piano lesson: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St., part of the Augusta Wilson Reader's Series; $15 adults, $10 students; (706) 724-3576

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 picnics; donations accepted; (706) 828-2109

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

TREASURES AND JEWELS: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16; First Baptist Church of Evans, corner of Washington and Belair roads; 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.ccchoralsociety.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

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

KAREN AIKEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25; Morris Museum of History, 1 10th St., as part of the Summer Roots Music Series; featuring finger-style guitar picking and piano ballads; free; (706) 724-7501

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

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

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) 278-4849

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