Applause calendar

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TEEN IDOL: 3 p.m. today, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., Evans; free; registration required; (706) 863-1946

DOWNTOWN AFTER SIX: 6-9 p.m. today, downtown Aiken; (803) 649-2221

AUGUSTA PHOTO FESTIVAL: Today-Sunday at various locations; exhibitions, workshops, lectures and competitions; for more information, call the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art at (706) 722-5495,

SUMMER SOLSTICE STROLL: 6-9 p.m. Friday along Broad Street; featuring photography and beverages; (706) 722-5495

RIDGE PEACH FESTIVAL: Saturday, Trenton, S.C.; crafts, antiques, parade, games, homemade peach desserts, music, street dance; (803) 275-1976

AUTHOR DAVID HORTON II: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Carrie Mays Center, 11th Avenue; author of the book Negro Intellect: A Guide for Young Black Males; (706) 667-4342

RAPUNZEL : 7 p.m. Monday, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aiken County Public Library; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 25, Hopeland Gardens; free; presented by the Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing Garden Theater; (803) 648-1438

SWING INTO SUMMER: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 26, in front of the GreenJackets stadium; featuring area attractions offering discounts and prizes;

(706) 823-6600

OUTDOOR PRAISE AND WORSHIP: 6 p.m. June 28, front lawn of Allendale County Courthouse; to raise awareness about sarcoidosis; held by Revelation Ministries Dance Ministry and the South Carolina chapter of the National Liturgical Dance Network

KAYAK AND CANOE DEMONSTRATION: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28; Lake Olmstead; try various boats and learn about them from company representatives; free; clinics on fly-fishing and kayak basics

GUITAR HERO COMPETITION: 3 p.m. June 29, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., Evans; free; registration required; (706) 863-1946

AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS: July 18-20; Riverfront Marina; benefits Augusta chapter of the Georgia Special Olympics; $15-$50;, (803) 278-4849

FRIED GREEN TOMATO FESTIVAL: Saturday, Aug. 2, Beech Island; three bands (Bradford Station, Shameless Dave and Chaos); (803) 867-2388

WESTOBOU FESTIVAL: Sept. 18-27; downtown Augusta; featuring performances and presentations by local, regional and nationally recognized people and organizations;

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19-21; Augusta Common and surrounds; artists and crafters; the Philippines featured country; weekend badges $7 ($5 in advance); children 10 and younger free;


Music in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursdays through July 31, except July 3; Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Drive, North Augusta; Packway Handle Band today; Flashback June 26;

ELVIS, DANCE AND SHOW: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Warren County Cultural Center, South Gibson St.; Mark Phillip will sing Elvis hits; $12; table for 10, $100; tickets available at Warrenton Antiques, Miss Jane's Restaurant and Fulghum-Carr Drug Co.; presented by the Warren County Historical Society; (706) 465-9604

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: 8 p.m. Sundays through August; Sunday, Mace Hibbard; June 29, Sounds Unlimited; July 6, Christian Sands; July 13, Alabaster Radio; July 20, Sherry Wine; Eighth Street bulkhead; $6; (706) 821-1754

GOD AND COUNTRY CELEBRATION: 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church; featuring patriotic music performed by church's choir and orchestra; barbecue lunch at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall; concert free, lunch $12; (706) 738-8822

THE NEW APOSTLES: 6:30 p.m. today, City Park, South Norwood Street, Warrenton, Ga.; featuring gospel music; if it rains, concert held in the Warren County Cultural Center, Gibson Street; (706) 465-9604

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN CONCERT SERIES: 8 p.m. July 1, Signal Corps Crooked River Dixieland Band; Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; free; (706) 736-6244

STAR-SPANGLED CONCERT: 8 p.m. Friday, July 4; St. Paul's Episcopal Church; with The Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra and Georgia's 3 Tenors; $10; students and children free; patron tickets $50; (706) 722-3463

PLYMOUTH FIFE AND DRUM CORPS: Noon Aug. 7, Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; under the direction of Jim Predhomme;


an Evening of Culture: Faith Country II : 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Mancin Auditorium, Bartow Community Center, Bartow, Ga.; $10 adults, $5 children 11 and younger; (478) 364-3340

THE PILLOWMAN : 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth Street; $20; (706) 722-3322

THE JUNGLE BOOK : 11:30 a.m. June 27, Monte Sano Elementary auditorium; free; culminating event of The Art Factory's Summer Stock, a three-week camp focused on musical theatre; (706) 731-0008


Three-week summer camp: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through June 27; Monte Sano Elementary School; lunch and snacks provided; focuses on musical theater with instruction in dance and choreography, theater and set design, instrumentation, and visual art and costume design; $350 if paid before June 1; $375 after; (706) 731-0008

WHOLE LIFE MINISTRIES YOUTH CAMP: July 7-11; Camp Gaffa, Covington, Ga.; with Michael Randle; for ages 13-18; $180; transportation from Whole Life Ministries, lodging, food and T-shirt; (706) 737-4530

ARCHAEOLOGY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through June 27; July 7-11; Hickory Hill, Thomson; $50 per child per week; for ages 11-17; junior archaeologists will work alongside professional archaeologists to learn about mapping, forensics and excavation; (706) 595-7777

CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS MUSIC WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 7-18; St. Alban's Episcopal Church , 2321 Lumpkin Road; $120; (706) 231-2716

AUGUSTA PLAYERS CAMP: July 9-20 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church; children ages 6-8 and 9-11, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., $200; middle and high school students, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $210, includes T-shirt; a masters class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for teens with high school and community theater experience is also offered both sessions; class will focus on acting techniques and musical theatre; $210, includes T-shirt; (706) 826-4707

ROWING CAMP FOR BEGINNERS: 8 a.m. to noon session 1 Monday through June 27, session 2 July 7-11; The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Drive; $85; for beginners;


THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 : 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28; and Tuesday, July 29; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue; openings for five men and five women; auditions will include cold readings from the script and some improv; show dates: Sept. 19-20, 25-27; Oct. 2-4;


Saturday market on the river: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Eighth Street Plaza; plants, breads, flowers, fresh produce, desserts, entertainment, local artisans; (706) 722-7245

MCG MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Gates open at 7 p.m., movie at dusk Saturday, The Water Horse; June 28, Shrek the Third; The Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., Evans; $2 adults and $1 children 13 and younger; (706) 721-4598

Screening of Jimmy Carter, man from plains : 6:30 p.m. today, Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., Aiken; Oscar-award winning director Jonathan Demme's documentary follows Jimmy Carter on his tour promoting his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid; (803) 215-3263

FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays, around the Edgefield square; sponsored by Edgefield Community Development Association; vegetables, eggs, plants, herbs and other home-grown fare available; to sell, call Johanna Holmes (803) 637-1981, Sharon Nunamaker (803) 637-3400

GIRL SCOUTS TRAVELING TROOP SESSIONS: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Red Wing Roller Park, 3065 Washington Road; free session, titled Sketch and Skate held by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; participants will create chalk murals outside then head inside for skating; girls don't have to be enrolled in Girl Scouts to attend, but an adult must accompany each girl; (706) 774-0505

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26, New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave.; (706) 721-5828

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES: 6:30-8:15 p.m. June 26,1-2:45 p.m. June 28; Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., Aiken; (803) 642-2020

DOG WALK AND MICROCHIP CLINIC: 8:30 a.m. June 28, CSRA Humane Society Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; dogs must be at least 4 months old and current on vaccines; first 25 walkers who raise $50 or more receive a free T-shirt; microchip $25, by appointment; (706) 261-7387

BOULE ON THE BAYOU: 7 p.m. Aug. 22; Savannah Rapids Pavilion; dancing, Cajun food; benefits the American Cancer Society; (706) 731-9900

SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19; Stephanie Reed (706) 922-5000,,


greenjackets: South Atlantic League affiliate of San Francisco Giants take on Asheville Tourists 7:05 p.m. today-Saturday, Monday; 5:35 p.m. Sunday; Greenville Drive 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and June 26, 10:35 a.m. Wednesday; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road;

AUGUSTA COLTS: American Indoor Football Association team plays MISSISSIPPI MUDCATS ON SATURDAY, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $8-$30;, (706) 828-6820


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


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; Canal Music Cruises, 7-8:30 p.m. Alex Wilds Friday; Amy Coccia June 27; $24 per seat; passengers may bring refreshments; center open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with one-hour 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; Moonlight Music Cruise, $24; $6 center admission without boat tour; (706) 823-0440

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

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

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; More than Meets the Eye 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Digistar Laser Fantasy 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; $4.50 adults, $3.50 senior citizens, $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. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $2 adults, $1 children; (706) 737-2820

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; 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 ages 4-17; half-price after 3 p.m.;; (706) 821-0200

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.

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.; permanent exhibits: The Ebony Legacy, the Alice Davis Collection, and the Pilgrim Health and Life exhibition; William Anderson -- Lest We Forget exhibition, through July; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. Sundays; www.lucy; (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;

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; A. Aubrey Bodine: Baltimore Pictorialist, through July 13; Notes on the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries: Paintings by Jeffrey Kronsnoble, through Aug. 10; Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf, July 26-Sept. 28; gallery talk: A. Aubrey Bodine, 10:30 a.m. Friday; museum director Kevin Grogan will discuss the exhibition A. Aubrey Bodine: Baltimore Pictorialist; free to museum members and registered Augusta Photography Festival participants; nonmembers, regular museum admission; Music at the Morris: Doug and the Henrys, 2 p.m. June 29; free; museum admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, pupils 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,

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; dawn to dusk, Saturdays-Sundays and holidays; noon to dusk Mondays-Fridays; Family Discovery Series: Spider Lilies, 7 p.m. today; Augusta State University professor Donna Wear will discuss how the controlled water release is threatening these plants; $3 donation per family suggested; Sunrise Photo Excursion, 6 a.m. Sunday; with Ed Belinski; $10; (706) 828-2109

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; 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;