Originally created 07/27/06

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

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.

AN EVENING IN THE ROUND: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Library Performing Arts Theatre, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; featuring Wynn Varble, Don Sampson and Monty Holmes; $10, available at the Community Events Department, Building B, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive; (706) 312-7191.

U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SHOW: 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday; Alexander Hall, Building 29805, Chamberlain Avenue, Fort Gordon; featuring a 22-soldier troupe performing rhythm and blues, gospel and country music; free; open to public; (706) 793-8552.

The Fried Green Tomato Festival: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6; Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island; attractions will include food, live music; (803) 867-3710.

charity bike rally: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; Hooters, 2834 Washington Road; bike show, bike wash, live music, children's entertainment, tattoo artist, vendors; admission by donation; benefits Boys and Girls Club of Augusta and the Alzheimer's Association of Augusta; held by the Centurion Motorcycle Club; (706) 533-5216.

lawyers vs. doctors charity basketball game: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18; Greenbrier High School gym, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; food, door prizes and halftime entertainment; $5 at door; children 10 and younger free; benefits Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services; (706) 231-4640.

BARBER BALL: 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3; Carrie J. Mays Community Center, 1014 11th Ave.; $150 per team; pay by Aug. 28; includes slam dunk contest and food; (706) 726-2711 or (706) 738-4665.

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SUMMERTIME ON THE CANAL: 3-7 p.m. festival, 8-10 p.m. concert Saturday; 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.

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

MUSIC NOTES

music in the park: 7 p.m. Thursdays; Maude Edenfield Park, 400 Buena Vista Ave., North Augusta; today, 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, 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.

QUIETSTORM: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday; Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta; part of the Candlelight Jazz series; $5; picnics and lawn chairs welcome; (706) 821-1754.

WANDA JOHNSON: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., part of the Southern Roots Music Series; free concert featuring mix of blues, soul and gospel music; (706) 724-7501.

PAINE COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL: 5-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3; Jessye Norman Amphitheatre, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; $15 in advance, $20 at show; (706) 821-8316.

ONSTAGE

the frog princess: 7 p.m. today; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; free; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunity playhouse.com.

FOREVER PLAID: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Friday-Saturday 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.

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

W;T (WIT): 8 p.m. Aug. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19; Le Chat Noir Theatre, 304 Eighth St.; directed by Douglas E. Joiner; $15; (706) 394-2259 or (706) 826-0670.

FILM SERIES

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.; Sketches of Frank Gehry, today-Friday; $6, $4 for seniors, students and military; (706) 722-8341.

MOVIES AT THE COMMON: 9 p.m. Friday, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Augusta Common; $1; featuring movies for the entire family; (706) 821-1754.

MONDAY MOVIES: 6:30 p.m. Augusta Richmond-County Main Library, 902 Greene St.; Monday, Easy Rider; Aug. 7, Mississippi Burning; Aug. 14, Hearts and Minds; Aug. 21, Dick; Aug. 28, The Big Chill; free; (706) 821-2600.

READ IT & WATCH IT!: 1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 19; The Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; 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; 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.

AUDITIONS

fiddler on the roof: 7 p.m. today and Monday and 2 p.m. Saturday; 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 onstage musicians (violin, accordion, mandolin, trumpet and clarinet); performances are Nov. 9, 10, 11 at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-9262.

MOON OVER BUFFALO: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; openings for four women (early 20s to 75) and four men (early 20s to 60); show dates: Sept. 15-16, 22-23, 28-29, 30; (706) 793-8552.

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. 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; 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; Explorers of Mauna Kea 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 4-5, 18-19; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors; $2.50 pupils, $1 University of South Carolina Aiken students, faculty and staff; reservations recommended; (803) 641-3654.

EXPLORERS OF MAUNA KEA: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 4-5; Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway; $4.50 adults, $3:50 seniors, $2.50 pupils, $1 University of South Carolina Aiken students, faculty and staff; (803) 641-3769

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; Education Expo 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, with vendor booths from community-based program and organizations and door prizes; free, call (706) 821-0224; Whodunit? The Science of Solving Crimes, through Sept. 17, Knox Gallery; 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.lucycraftlaneymuseum.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, though Aug. 13; $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 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; exhibit, The Faculty of The Art Factory, through Aug. 31; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 826-4700; sacredheartaugusta.org.

GOOD SPORTS

The Nike Nationals basketball tournament: 9 a.m. Friday-Monday; North Augusta's Riverview Park Activities Center, 101 Riverfront Park Drive; features the country's top high school female players showcasing their skills; (803) 441-4305.

MEMORY WALK: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; no registration fee; benefits the Alzheimer's Association; (706) 731-9060.

KID STUFF

TROOP SESSIONS: 10 a.m. to noon today, Tanglewood Park, 3300 Tanglewood Drive, girls will decorate flowerpots and plant seeds; Secrets and Treasure: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Columbia County Gibbs Library, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans, girls will hear a secret and then make a box to keep it in; open to all girls, who must come with an adult; held by the Girl Scouts Central Savannah River Council; (706) 774-0505.

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