Applause calendar

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THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES : 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; benefit reading of Eve Ensler's play; $5 students, $10 others; (706) 667-4100

OVER THE TAVERN : Dinner 7, show 8 p.m.; Feb. 13-14, 20-21, 26-28; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100, Fort Gordon; $37; $35 seniors, military retirees, DA civilians, active duty E7 and above; $28 active duty E6 and below; $20 show only; (706) 793-8552

BLACK BOX COFFEEHOUSE: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $10; (803) 648-1438,

INTO THE WOODS : 8 p.m. Feb. 27-28, 3 p.m. March 1; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St; presented by Augusta Players; $15-$40; (706) 826-4707

YOUTH WING MEETING: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.; open to middle and high school pupils; learn acting fundamentals, improvisation skills, stage movement, voice projection; (803) 648-1438

ACTING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Feb. 28, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; open to ages 18 and older; $20; (803) 648-1438


ALS ASSOCIATION BENEFIT CONCERT WITH BRIAN LAM: 7 p.m. Friday, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; American Idol semifinalist Brian Lam; benefits ALS Association; $10 advance, tickets available at Family Christian Stores, 204 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; $12 at door;

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Lunch-time concert series, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; performances at noon; Paul Roberts Fresh Music All-Star Big Band, Tuesday; pianist Jinha Park, Feb. 17; guitarist Marina Alexandra, March 3; and The Augusta Children's Choral, March 17; lunch $10; www.; (706) 722-3463

JESSE COLIN YOUNG BAND: Saturday, Feb. 7, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; benefits Aiken Preparatory School's financial aid programs; (803) 648-3223

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: Concert and charity fundraiser series at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; Sunday, Feb. 8: The Atlanta Sacred Chorale, 4 p.m., benefits The Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta; March 8: The Manhattan Piano Trio with Eugenia Zukerman, 3 p.m., for child enrichment;

MASTERS OF THE CELTIC HARP: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; River Island clubhouse, 1570 River Island Parkway, Evans; with Grainne Hambly and William Jackson; $15 at door; (706) 854-1937

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY OPEN DRESS REHEARSAL, MINI-INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO: 9:30 a.m. free petting zoo, 10:30 a.m. rehearsal Saturday, Feb. 21; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension; rehearsal $5 adults; children, students and season patrons free; (706) 826-4705

THE CANADIAN BRASS: 7:30 p.m. March 23, Convocation Center at University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway;


AUGUSTA FUTURITY: Through Saturday, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; general admission $2-$12; reserved $5-$16.50; general admission gold ticket $40;

ANTIQUES IN THE HEART OF AIKEN: Preview party 7-9 p.m. today, $60, includes weekend show pass; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; $8 (good all three days of show and sale); (803) 641-9094

SENIOR ADULT VALENTINE'S BALL: 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9; Julian Smith Casino, Broad Street; free; must be at least 55 to attend; (706) 821-1754

MY FUNNY VALENTINE: 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3500 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; heavy hors d'oeuvres by The Baton Rouge Chef, cash bar, raffle prizes and music performed by The Swingin' Medallions; benefits the Jabez Sanford Harden Performing Art Center Endowment Fund; $40; $75 couples; corporate tables available;

SCHOLARSHIP MASKED BALL: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; held by Paine College; with Harold Melvin's Blue Notes;

GREEK STEP SHOW: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, Randall Carter Gymnasium, Paine College, 1235 Fifteenth St.; $15;

VALENTINE'S CONCERT: AN EVENING OF CHAMPAGNE, DESSERT AND LOVE SONGS: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; featuring the Masterworks Chorale of Aiken; (803) 641-3305

PAINE COLLEGE HOMECOMING PARADE: 10 a.m. Feb. 14, begins at the corner of Druid Park Avenue and Laney-Walker Boulevard; (706) 821-8307

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE: 7 p.m. May 15, Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way;


TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE : 3 p.m. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Feb. 16; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; openings for five females, three males; (803) 648-1438

AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE: For children in grades three through eight; preparatory and performance choirs offer in-depth vocal choral training with local, national and international performance opportunities; limited number of openings will be filled this spring for the 2009-10 season; (706) 826-4718


BINGO NIGHT: 6 p.m. today, Warrenton Cultural Center, South Gibson at Church streets, Warrenton, Ga.; $1; sandwich meals $3, $4; cash prizes;

AIKEN-AUGUSTA ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: Social and refreshments 2:30, meeting 3 p.m. Sunday, Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 811 Telfair St.

TALKING IT UP SHOW ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. Sunday, Belair Conference Center, 4083 Singh Lane; with Arlean Edwards and Mo Stokes, comedian Grady Taylor and musical guests JUBBA and Anointed Brothers; food; free; (706) 825-3913

RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING: 6 p.m. Tuesday, North Augusta Middle School cafeteria, 725 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta; meeting for team captains of North Augusta and Midland Valley; will discuss fundraising ideas and general plans for relay; more teams encouraged to join; (803) 292-0659,

AIKEN NEWCOMERS' CLUB: 10 a.m. registration, 10:15 a.m. meeting, 11:30 a.m. lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 10, Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; speaker Dr. Jim Farmer, retired history professor; $13 box lunch; reservations required by 6 p.m. Tuesday; Ginny Clifford, (803) 642-4173

AIKEN INTERNATIONAL CLUB: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Business and Education Building, Room 140, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; Elena Giurgiu will give a presentation about Romania; free; (803) 641-6875

ALCHEMY MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE TROUPE: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7; Friedman Branch Library, 147 Jackson Road; discussion of the history, costumes and different styles of belly dancing; (706) 736-6758

THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 7, Jameson Suites, 1062 Claussen Road; seeking musical entertainers, models; registration for models, entertainers $25; (706) 868-0506


REEL art film series: Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (not rated), 7 p.m. Feb. 12; Ladron Que Roba A Ladron (To Rob a Thief) (PG-13), 6:30 p.m. demonstration, 7 p.m. film Feb. 26; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., Aiken; $8 per film, student tickets $5; www.aikencenterforthe; (803) 641-9094


Kathy reichs: 7 p.m. April 18, Jabez S. Harden Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; author of Bare Bones and Break No Bones will discuss her work; (706) 863-1946


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; 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; boat tours suspend-ed amid construction; resume March 10; (706) 823-0440

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; Through Sunday: The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900 -- 1917; other exhibits include The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown; From Ty to Cal: A Century of Baseball; A Community That Heals, permanent exhibit on nearly 200-year history of health care; $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; www.augusta; (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 younger; (706) 722-9828

DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; shows $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students, $1 USC Aiken students, faculty and staff;; (803) 641-3654

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday by appointment only; group tours, by appointment only, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, with last tour beginning at 4 p.m.; $2 adults, $1 children; 5 and younger free; (706) 737-2820

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; National Geographic Maps: Tools for Adventure exhibit, February-March; regular hours 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

GROVETOWN MUSEUM: 106 W. Robinson Ave.; artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; free; (706) 868-6338

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

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

LIVING HISTORY PARK: 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; (803) 279-7560,

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; The Ebony Legacy, Alice Davis Collection; Pilgrim Health and Life; Sam Burston exhibit through Saturday; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Sunday: open for special events, by request; www.lucycraftlaney; (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 kids; (706) 724-4174;

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Inside/Out: The Private World of Edith Caywood through April 19; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military; free for members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Satur-days; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; (706) 724-7501,

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: 1858 Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; park hours dawn to dusk, Saturdays-Sundays and holidays; noon to dusk Mondays-Fridays; www.phinizy; (706) 828-2109

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Monday; house tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m., $4 per adult, $3 ages 6-16, $2.50 South Carolina senior citizens, free for ages 5 and younger; (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