Originally created 07/06/06

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

INDIES AT THE IMPERIAL SERIES: Each film 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Why We Fight, through Friday; Cache (Hidden), Wednesday-Friday, July 14; The Passenger, July 19-21; $6, $4 for seniors, students and military. Call (706) 722-8341.

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.

SATURDAY MARKET ON BROAD: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Aug. 26, Macartan Street, between Broad and Reynolds streets; fresh produce, flowers, plants, breads, beef, desserts, chefs and artisans; (706) 722-7245.

TOMATO FESTIVAL: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; Aiken County Farmers Market, 897 Richland Ave. E.; featuring a variety of tomatoes, honey, blueberries, eggs, cakes, pies and salsa; (803) 642-7761.

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, July 13-14; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $29 ringside, $20 lower level, $16 upper level, $12 all seats except ringside on opening night; $15 ages 2-12 except Thursday, lower level; $10.50 ages 2-12 except Thursday, upper level; $16.50 groups of 20 or more: 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, lower level; $12.50 groups of 20 or more: 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, upper level; $15 military with ID, lower level; $10.50 military with ID, upper level; $12 Scouts (limit 6): 7:30 p.m. Friday only, lower and upper levels only; $64 family pack with newspaper coupon (four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks) purchased at box office only: 7:30 p.m. Saturday only; no discounts on ringside; reserved seating; (706) 722-3521.

COME AND GET IT HOCKEY CLINIC: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 14; Augusta Ice Forum, 1249 Augusta West Parkway; participants will receive pointers from coaching staff and players in the NHL, ECHL and AHL; breakfast, lunch will be provided daily; $450; benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta; (706) 294-4040.

THIRD ANNUAL WHITE LINEN PARTY: 9 p.m. July 14; Belair Conference Center, 481 S. Belair Road; special guests: Deon Grant, Carlos Rogers, Brandon Lynch, Issac West, Arnold Harrison, Ben Troupe; honored guests: Keith Robinson, Shay Roundtree, Rege Lewis, Jerome Preston-Bates and Bubba Diggs; (706) 627-8323.

THE STARS OVER GEORGIA PAGEANT: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15; Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road, Aiken; two contestants will receive $100 savings bonds; no pageant attire or experience required; (706) 651-1852.

DOWN HOME HOMECOMING FESTIVAL AND DANCE: Noon Saturday, July 15, to 1 a.m. Sunday, July 16; American Legion Post 212, 602 Hampton Ave, Aiken; featuring merchandise and traditional and decorative arts; benefits Pine Lawn Memorial Gardens Inc., Aiken's black cemetery; (803) 642-5149.

ART FACTORY SUMMER SESSION: July 17-Aug. 4; Mondays and Wednesdays: painting 4-5 p.m. (teens and adults); Tuesdays and Thursdays: art exploration 2-3 p.m. (ages 5-6); ceramics 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 7-12); 4:45-5:45 p.m. ceramics (teens/adults); The Art Factory, 1510 Johns Road; Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 18-Aug. 3; jewelry making 3-4 p.m. (ages 9 and older); photography/printmaking 4:15-5:15 p.m. (ages 13 and older); collage 3-4 p.m. (ages 7-12); abstract sculpture 4:15-5:15 p.m. (ages 13-18); Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road; tuition assistant available; $10 nonrefundable registration fee; (706) 731-0008.

SUMMERTIME ON THE CANAL: 3-7 p.m. festival, 8-10 p.m. concert Saturday, July 29; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; children's games and rides, crafts, food, eating contests, music and dance performances, storytelling, pig toss and rubber duck race; festival free, concert $2 at door; (706) 312-7194.

ONSTAGE

THE FROG PRINCESS: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, July 18-19; Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken; 7 p.m. Friday, July 21; Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.; 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; free; (803) 648-1438, www.aiken communityplayhouse.com.

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, E7 and above, $25 E6 and below, $20 show only; (706) 793-8552.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21; St. Angela Hall, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, 118 York St. S.E., Aiken; production of Murder: Stage Right; prizes awarded to audience members; $65, includes dinner, wine and show; presented by Aiken Downtown Development Association; (803) 649-2221.

DIAMONDS IN THE BACKYARD: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29; Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $17; presented by Love Never Fails Ministries; (803) 641-3328.

MUSIC NOTES

MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursdays; Maude Edenfield Park, 400 Buena Vista Ave., North Augusta; today, Paul Roberts and the Fresh Music All-Star Dixieland Band; July 13, Splitrail; July 20, Montana Skys; July 27, Fort Gordon Signal Corps Band; free; (803) 442-7588.

HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Mondays (except as noted), Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken; Monday, Fort Gordon Concert Band; July 17, Southern Nights; July 24, Alysa Smith; July 31, Chris Mangelly and Brazilian Nights; Aug. 7, Fort Gordon Dixieland Band; Aug. 14, Catherine Stapleton and Friends; Aug. 21, Fabio Mann and Friends; Aug. 28, Aiken Community Band (concert begins at 6:30 p.m.); if it rains, concerts will be at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-7631.

FAMILY FLICKS

READ IT & WATCH IT!: 1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 19; The Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Wizard of Oz; Saturday, Bambi; July 15, The Shaggy Dog; July 22, The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T; Aug. 5, Sounder; Aug. 12, Bedknobs & Broomsticks; Aug. 19, The NeverEnding Story; $3 children, $4 adults; summer passport for children $20, includes admission to all films; (706) 722-8341.

CLASSICS ON THE SILVER SCREEN: 4 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, through August; Saturday, Wings; July 15, Citizen Kane; July 22, Roman Holiday; Aug. 5, On the Waterfront; Aug. 12, Bringing Up Baby; Aug. 19, Gone with the Wind; $4 regular admission; students, seniors and military $3; (706) 722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com.

MOVIES AT THE COMMON: 9 p.m. July 14, 21, 28; Augusta Common; $1; featuring movies for the entire family; (706) 821-1754.

GOOD SPORTS

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; campers receive basketball and Nike T-shirt; $175, kindergarten-12th grade; (706) 737-6888.

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS HOME GAMES: 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.

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.

AUDITIONS

MY FAIR LADY: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday July 13; First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave.; must have a prepared solo; all audition material provided at audition; (706) 826-4707, www.augustaplayers.com.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 7 p.m. July 27 and 31 and 2 p.m. July 29; gym at Preparatory Day School, 619 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken; openings for ages 10 to seniors; chorus parts for ages 6 and older; five dancers needed and on-stage musicians (violin, accordion, mandolin, trumpet and clarinet); performances are Nov. 9, 10, 11 at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-9262.

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. Saturdays in July, $17 adults, $16 seniors, reservations required; moonlight music cruise series 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 14, with Patrick Blanchard; 7-9 p.m. Aug. 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 School String Orchestra; and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 with jazz by 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; (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; Brown Bag History Series noon Wednesday; Alethia Nowell will speak about the early years of the Academy of Richmond County; members free, $3 nonmembers; reservations required by Tuesday; regular admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for ages 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; Blown Away: The Wild World of Weather 7 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and July 21-22; $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; History and Police Dog Demonstration, 1-2 p.m. Saturday; 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; bubble demos, stomp rockets, yo-yos; free; 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.; Native Hands: Native American Baskets from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and Realizations; $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, pupils and military with ID; free for museum members and ages 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 children; (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 Friday; exhibit, The Faculty of The Art Factory, through Aug. 31; opening reception 5-7 p.m. today; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 826-4700; sacredheartaugusta.org.

KID STUFF

TRAVELING TROOP SESSION: 10 a.m. to noon Monday; Riverview Park, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; open to all girls, who must be accompanied by an adult; held by the Girl Scouts Central Savannah River Council; (706) 774-0505.

SLEEPING BEAUTY: Porkchop Productions theater group; 3 p.m. Monday; Jeff Maxwell Branch Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road; 6 p.m. Monday; Friedman Branch Library, 1447 Jackson Road; (706) 821-2604.

THREE WISHES: 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Monday; Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $4 adults and children; production by Augusta State's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players; (706) 733-7043.

SHILOH'S INTERGENERATIONAL/TUTORIAL SUMMER DAY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through July 28; Shiloh Community Center, 1635 15th St.; arts and crafts, games, educational field trips, swimming, tennis and golf lessons, lunch provided; $25 per child per week; $10 nonrefundable registration fee; for ages 7-12; (706) 738-0089.