Applause calendar

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Columbia County Merchants Fall Fair: Through Saturday; Columbia County Fairgrounds, Columbia Road across from Patriots Park, Grovetown; gates open 5 p.m. weekdays, noon Saturday; (706) 210-3603.

SPORTSMAN'S FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Warrenton City Park, Main and South Norwood streets, Warrenton, Ga.; (706) 465-9604.

HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 23-24; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 25; sites on tour: Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, 419 Seventh St.; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; Meadow Garden Historic Site, 1320 Independence Drive; Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St.; Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; each museum will feature holiday decorations, refreshments and music; proceeds benefit the five house museums on tour; for tickets, call (706) 724-0436.

TREE LIGHTING: 7 p.m. Dec. 1; McCormick Arts Council at Keturah Park, McCormick, S.C.; Holiday on Main Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; Main Street, McCormick; pancake breakfast at fire department at 7 a.m. and contests, prizes activities throughout the day; (864) 852-2835.

GROVETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE: Noon Saturday, Dec. 2; Harlem Grovetown Road and Wrightsboro Road; applications to participate available at Grovetown City Hall or the Grovetown Department of Public Safety (no fee); deadline is Friday, Nov. 23; (706) 868-9541.


THE GLASS MENAGERIE : 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students; ASU students, faculty and staff admitted free with valid ID; (706) 667-4100.

INSPECTING CAROL : 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Friday-Saturday and Nov. 16-17, 29-30 and Dec. 1; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100; $26-$35; $20 show only;

PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING MEETING: 1 p.m. Saturday; Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; (803) 648-1438; www.aikencommunity

DROP DEAD JULIET : 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17 and 3 p.m. Nov. 17; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $5; performed by the Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing; (803) 648-1438.

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: Gypsy, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20; Movin' Out, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; David Copperfield, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13; Ring of Fire, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Evita, 7:30 p.m. March 13; Chicago, 8 p.m. April 18; productions at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $145-$250 season tickets; (877) 858-0300.


THE NEW NUTCRACKER: Columbia County Ballet production; 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road; $20 for adults, $15 students and seniors; (706) 860-1852; columbiacounty

THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 25-26; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; tickets $17-$40; presented by Dance Augusta and Augusta Ballet School; (706) 722-8341,


VETERAN'S DAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. today; North Augusta High School auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave.; with the Savannah River Winds, presented by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; free, but donations accepted; (803) 442-7588.

BEEGIE ADAIR TRIO: 8 p.m. Saturday; Washington Center for the Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken; quietSTORM will open; $25; presented by the Aiken Jazz Society; (803) 648-1438.

RANDAL BAYS: 7 p.m. Sunday; The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; Irish fiddle and fingerstyle guitar; $15, $5 for children 12 and younger; presented by Broadstrokes Art Gallery; (706) 860-6055, www.broad

SOUTHERN SOUL AND SONG: 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Imperial Theatre; Nov. 16, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder; $12.50-$35; presented by the Morris Museum of Art and Imperial Theatre; (706) 722-8341.

JAZZ! JAZZ! JAZZ!: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; presented by the ASU Conservatory Jazz Band; (706) 667-4100.

A THANKSGIVING FEAST OF AMERICAN SONG AND POETRY: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; part of Concerts with a Cause series; free; nursery provided; offering benefits Family Readiness Group of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon; (706) 724-9641, www.stjohnumc

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Hotlanta, lunch by the Atlanta Bread Co.; noon Tuesday, Nov. 20, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets at Riverwalk Augusta; lunch $7, reservations required for lunch; for more information or to make reservations, call (706) 722-3463.


CABARET : 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100; show dates Feb. 15-16, 22-23, 28-29 and March 1;


BOOK SIGNING: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25; Borders, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Naomi Williams will sign copies of her book Jacob's Daughter; (706) 737-6962.


HEAD OF THE SOUTH REGATTA: First race 8:15 a.m., last race 4:45 p.m. Saturday; Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; (803) 613-1641.


AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; Aiken Artist Guild Show through Friday; museum hours 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; Civil War Heritage Day, 10 a.m. Saturday; camp life demonstrations and talk on the powderworks are free; regular prices for boat tours; Petersburg tour boat: one-hour tours at 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday; three-hour sunset tours 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, reservations required; $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military, students for one-hour tours; ages 3 and younger free with paid adult; three-hour tours cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, military and students; center admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, military and 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.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; Greetings from Augusta: A Postcard Exhibition, through December; $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;; (706) 722-8454.

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 pupils, $1 University of South Carolina Aiken students, faculty and staff; 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 adults, $1 children; (706) 737-2820.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; 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.

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

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

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; From My Hands: Quilt Collection from Dr. Geraldine Bell, Nov. 17-Jan. 5, opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; regular admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; www.lucy, (706) 724-3576.

MEADOW GARDEN HISTORIC SITE: 1320 Independence Drive; 1792 farm 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.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; The Art of John Dos Passos through Nov. 25; A Collector's Discoveries and Revelations through Sunday; Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats along the Way: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Baeder, Dec. 8-March 9; $5 adults, $3 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; (706) 724-7501,

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; weekdays noon to dusk, Saturday-Sunday and holidays dawn to dusk; Swamp Saturday Volunteer Training, 9 a.m. Dec. 1; free; register by Nov. 29; (706) 828-2109.

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

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


yard sale: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; The Art Factory, 1510 Johns Road; (706) 731-0008.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15; gift shop at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; with decorations, refreshments, demonstrations, book signing, bake sale; benefits preservation of the center; (706) 826-4700.


RIVER DAYS: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Hammond's Ferry; music with Patrick Blanchard and Tara Scheyer, food, children's activities, local artists, rowing and bicycle demonstrations, health screenings and house tours; (803) 613-1641.

BONSAI OPEN GARDEN: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 17-18; 3933 Wood Valley Drive, Aiken; bring umbrella if it rains; (803) 641-6875.

BEECH ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20; meeting house and museum, 144 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island; with Bettis Rainsford and refreshments.

TALENT SHOW: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14; Butler High School gym, 2011 Lumpkin Road; open to all Richmond County high school students; $10; first place $500, second place $350, third place $150;

RALPH PARISH/SPOTTED Sierra (left) and Sherrie Miller attended the annual Georgia-Carolina State Fair in Augusta.