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ONSTAGE

OLIVER! : 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Hull Theatre, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road; presented by the Young Artists Repertory Theatre Co. Inc., with adult and youth cast members; (706) 210-8915

TICK, TICK ... BOOM ! 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Aug. 29-30, and 3 p.m. Sunday; Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; (803) 648-1438 www.aikencommunityplayhouse.org

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE : 8 p.m. Aug. 29-30, 2 p.m. Aug. 30, 3 p.m. Aug. 31; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $20; $15 seniors, faculty, staff; $7 USC Aiken students; (803) 641-3305

GOSPEL OF JOHN : 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7; St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., Aiken; one-man performance by Brad Sherrill; (803) 648-6891

MUSIC NOTES

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: 8 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 31; Eighth Street bulkhead; Sunday, After the Storm; $6; (706) 821-1754

FREE SUNSET MUSIC SERIES: 7 p.m. Thursdays; today, Savage Lucy; Aug. 28, The Groove Masters; Sept. 4, Split Rail; Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., Evans; bring blankets, chairs and food; www.columbiacountyga.gov

JOHN KRUEGER, BLUE COTTON: 7:30 p.m. Friday; D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; forthefans entertainment.com

MUSIC ON THE PLAZA: 7 p.m. Saturday, Eighth Street Plaza; $5; (706) 821-1754

CONCERT SERIES: Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. N.W., Aiken; The Embers, Aug. 29; The Coastline Band, Sept. 12; (803) 648-1181

INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; presented by The Friends of the Symphony and Morris Museum's Artrageous! Family Sunday; musicians will provide hands-on demonstrations and mini-concerts; (706) 826-4705

ERYN EUBANKS AND THE FAMILY FOLD: 4-6 p.m. second Saturdays, Abbi's Coffee Mill & Roastery, 502 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 1, Martinez; abbiscoffeemill.com; (706) 651-9111

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; aerial fliers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen perform choreographed routines; (706) 826-4705

SPECIAL EVENTS

BOULE ON THE BAYOU: 7 p.m. Friday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; dancing, Cajun food; benefits the American Cancer Society; (706) 731-9900

AIKEN ARTS ALIVE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; children's crafts, surfing photography, face painting, caricatures, entertainment by Magical Fires of Polynesia Dancers, Carolina String Academy, Aiken Singers, Lo Down Brown; (803) 641-9094

LAST SATURDAY AT THE PARK: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30, Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; activities of the 18th century; www.colonialtimes.us

LUAU ON THE COMMON AND CAR SHOW: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; Augusta Common, 700 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; (706) 821-1754

AIKEN'S MAKIN' FESTIVAL: Sept. 5-6; parkways of downtown Aiken; www.aikensmakin.net

PERFECTLY AGED: ANTIQUES AND WINE: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, River Room at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; wine tasting, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres provided by Augusta restaurants and caterers, silent auction of antiques and wine, raffle for three luxury items; $100; ages 35 and younger, $50; benefits Historic Augusta Inc.; (706) 724-0436; www.historicaugusta.org

BORDER BASH: 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Augusta Common, 700 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets; music, vendors, cheerleaders from the University of Georgia and University of South Carolina; (678) 300-2664

FORD TRUCKS EQUESTRIAN AMERICAN BALLOON FESTIVAL: 4 p.m. barrel racing Sept. 19, 6:30 a.m. balloon launch Sept. 20-21; equestrian trade fair, kids playground, food, beverages, four seminars; at the Aiken Polo Club fields on Powderhouse Road. www.poloamerica.com

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21; Augusta Common and surroundings; arts and crafts; featured country is the Philippines; weekend badges $7 ($5 in advance); ages 10 and younger free; volunteers needed to sell tickets, check IDs, work as stagehands; www.artsintheheart.com

TRIPLE CROWN OF POLO LAUNCH PARTY: Sept. 24, New Bridge Polo and Country Club, 863 New Bridge Road, Aiken; features tournament draw and player introduction; (803) 648-3699, www.triplecrownofpolo.com

ART OF CHOCOLATE: 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; entertainment, food, including desserts created by area chefs; benefits Child Enrichment Inc.; tickets on sale in September; www.childenrichment.org

HISPANIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 11-12; Augusta Common; with musical entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages; (706) 821-1754

SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 19; Stephanie Reed (706) 922-5000, jrlog@knology.net, www. summervilleaugusta.org

FALL AUCTION: 6 p.m. Nov. 8, Grand Dining Hall, Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave.; heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, silent and live auction featuring vacation homes, frequent-flier miles, artwork, sports memorabilia, fine wines, portraits, clothing, golf art and collectibles; $60; after Nov. 7 tickets $70; (706) 736-5516

PARTICIPATORY EVENTS

WALK FOR AUTISM: Sept. 27; Eighth Street plaza; sponsored by Kids Care Connection

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: Noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 4, Augusta Common; with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual walk; (800) 399-7312

SPECTATOR SPORTS

AIKEN SOCCER CUP: Saturday-Sunday, Citizen Park, Pine Log Road; www.aikensoccerclub.org

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: Hickory Crawdads, 7:05 p.m. Aug. 27-29; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; greenjacketsbaseball.com

NEW BRIDGE FALL 8 GOAL: Sept. 3-13; New Bridge Polo and Country Club, Aiken; www.newbridgepolo.com

TRIPLE CROWN OF POLO FIRST SUNDAY FEATURE GAME: Sept. 28, New Bridge Polo and Country Club, 863 New Bridge Road, Aiken; first Sunday feature game of the final leg of the Triple Crown of Polo Championship Series; (803) 648-3699, www.triple crownofpolo.com

AUDITIONS

ROMEO & JULIET : 4 p.m. Sept. 2, auditorium at Warren County High School, 1253 Atlanta Highway, Warrenton, Ga.; held by the Area Children's Theatre for ACT III; openings for ages 8-19; (706) 465-9604

THE BIG SCREEN

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT TOUR OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS: The Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Shame, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; Beyond the Call, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; TJUBA TEN (The Wet Season) and Other Experimental Ethnographies, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; Tru Loved, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; Random Lunacy: Videos from the Road Less Traveled, 7:30 p.m. March 15; 'Bama Girl, 7:30 p.m. April 18; series tickets $45 ($30 with student ID), includes reception; individual tickets $10 ($6 with student ID); (706) 722-8341

SCREEN ON THE GREEN: Movies at dusk Saturdays; Sept. 6, Bee Movie (G); Sept. 13, Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG); Sept. 20, Casablanca; Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., Evans; $2; bring picnics, blankets, chairs; www.columbiacountyga.gov

COMMUNITY

FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays, square in Edgefield, S.C.; to sell, call Johanna Holmes (803) 637-1981, Sharon Nunamaker (803) 637-3400

BOOK BASH: 7 p.m. today; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; more than 30 local authors; (803) 279-5767

AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS CLUB: 10 a.m. today; coffee for prospective members; call Jeannie Hipsher at (706) 210-7547, or go to www.augustanewcomers.com

BROWN BAG LUNCH BOOK DISCUSSION: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; no cost; discussion of The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold; (706) 863-1946

RECYCLE MANIA: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6; front parking lot of Evans Government Center, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; (706) 312-7195

ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, Paine College, 1235 15th St.; Education and Revolution: African-American Male Involvement in the Education Process; (706) 821-8200

PAINE COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Paine College, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, 1235 15th St.; (706) 821-8323

AIKEN SENIOR EXTRAVAGANZA: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; for ages 50 and older; (803) 642-7631

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: Sept. 19; stables at Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. N.W., Aiken; Dr. Whit Gibbons will bring animals to this presentation; hors d'oeuvres, beverages; $25; advance registration and payment required; (803) 649-7999

CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, Aiken Technical College, with children's authors illustrators; (803) 643-3198, www. aikenbookfestival.org

DANCE

FRIDAY DANCE: 8:30-11 p.m.; The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive; $5; dance on second Saturdays, 7:30-11 p.m.; $10; (706) 854-8888

CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ORGANIZATION FOR SINGLE ADULTS DANCE: 7-11 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; $6 members, $8 others, includes dance lessons 7-8 p.m.; refreshments; (706) 863-9262

SHAG LESSONS: Tuesdays, Beginner's Carolina Shag, 6:30-7:25 p.m.; Advancing Your Dance, 7:30-8:25 p.m.; Knights of Columbus, 1501 Monte Sano Ave; $15 per class; (706) 868-7798

BEGINNERS BALLROOM DANCE: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays beginning in September; St. Luke United Methodist, 309 Crawford Ave.; registration required; $5 per week per couple; $3 per week individuals, six- to eight-week sessions; (706) 736-6913

BALLROOM DANCE: 7:30-11 p.m. first Saturday; Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court; dress casual or semi-formal; held by USA Dancers Association; (706) 733-3890

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-Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015

AUGUSTA CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; center open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with boat tours at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m.; 1-5:30 p.m. Sundays, with one-hour boat tours 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m.; one-hour boat tours, $12; three-hour tours, $20; $6 admission without boat tour; (706) 823-0440

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown exhibit; From Ty to Cal: A Century of Baseball exhibit; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger; during August, admission $1 (free for ages 4 and younger); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; www.augustamuseum.org; (706) 722-8454

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

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; general shows $4.50 adults, $3.50 senior citizens, $2.50 students, $1 University of South Carolina Aiken students, faculty and staff; reservations recommended; rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/; (803) 641-3654

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $2 adults, $1 children; during August, admission $1 (free for ages 4 and younger); (706) 737-2820

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; David Michalek talk, 10 a.m. Sept. 17, free; Mr. Michalek is the creator of the exhibit Slow Dancing, which features slow-motion portraits of dancers and choreographers; The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci exhibit through October; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and 4-17; half-price after 3 p.m.; www.nsc_discovery.org; (706) 821-0200

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

HICKORY HILL: 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson; home of Tom Watson, populist politician in late 1800s and early 1900s; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, closed holidays; (706) 595-7777 or www.hickory-hill.org

LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem; exhibits pay tribute to Harlem native Oliver Hardy; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; (706) 556-0401

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; The Ebony Legacy, the Alice Davis Collection; Pilgrim Health and Life exhibition; $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 pupils; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. Sundays; www.lucycraftaneymuseum. com; (706) 724-3576

MEADOW GARDEN HISTORIC SITE: 1320 Independence Drive; 1792 home of George Walton, Declaration of Independence signer; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays by appointment; $4 adults, $3.50 seniors, $3 students, $1 children; (706) 724-4174; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Notes on the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries: Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf through Sept. 28; Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art, Saturday-Oct. 19; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military with ID; free for members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; Midsummer's Night Hike, 7:30 p.m. today, $3 donation per family suggested; Nature Photography: General Introduction, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 6, $5 members, $8 others; register by Sept. 4; dawn to dusk, Saturdays-Sundays and holidays; noon to dusk Mondays-Fridays; (706) 828-2109

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; Redcliffe Plantation Archaeology Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, learn about archaeological research conducted at Redcliffe and surrounding area; free; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, house tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; admission $4 adults, $3 students; (803) 827-1473

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former church noted for architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; (706) 826-4700

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