Applause calendar

LIST YOUR STUFF: Send event information to or to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.



TOM WATSON WATERMELON FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1, Thomson; prizes, seed spitting contest, watermelon shot-put, watermelon roll, kids zone, arts and crafts, food, historical displays, music by Atlanta bluegrass band High Cotton; (706) 595-7777,


WWE PRESENTS RAW LIVE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $17-$52; (866) 722-8877

TEEN TALENT SHOW: 8 p.m. July 23, Fort Gordon's Barton Field special events stage, across from Woodworth Library; free; bleacher seating available; coolers allowed; drivers must have vehicle registration and proof of insurance; (706) 793-8552

JAWBONES VS. SAWBONES (LAWYERS VS. DOCTORS) CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME: 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Augusta Christian School gymnasium; benefits Rape Crisis & Sexual Assault Services; food, hot dogs, pizza, door prizes; $5 at door with children 10 and younger free; (706) 231-4640


SPITFIRE GRILL: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.; $15 general admission;

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WEST END HORROR: Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and July 24-25, 30-31 and Aug. 1; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue; $37 civilians; $35 ages 65 and older, Department of the Army civilians and active duty E7 and above; $28 active duty E6 and below; and $22 for show only; (706) 793-8552,

DOROTHY MEETS ALICE OR THE WIZARD OF WONDERLAND: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Gordon, Story Drive in Gordon Terrace; no concessions; coolers allowed; driver's must have vehicle registration and proof of insurance; (706) 793- 8552


MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Maude Edenfield Park, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; today, Miriam Allen and Rod Kight; July 23, J-Man Band; July 30, concert and art show at Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta;

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: 8 p.m. Sundays through August; Sunday, Rob Foster and Pulsar; July 26, Preston and Weston; Aug. 2, Jazz Collective; Aug. 9, Mike Frost Trio; Aug. 16, GPS; Aug. 23, Playback, the Band; Aug. 30, Sounds Unlimited; $6; Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta;

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: City Park, Warrenton, Ga.; today, Nick Edelstein; Aug. 20, High Lonesome; hot dogs, drinks and shaved ice; bring a blanket or lawn chair;

ROSE HILL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Friday, the Chairmen of the Board; Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. N.W., Aiken; series tickets $100, which includes admission to five concerts; $27 at show;

ELEVENTH HOUR: Gates open 5 p.m., show 6 p.m. Aug. 15, Monroe Kimbrel Memorial Gardens, Watson-Brown Foundation, 310 Tom Watson Way, Thomson; $10 in ad-vance, $12 at gate; $1 children 9 and younger; bring picnic basket, refreshments, blanket or lawn chair; (706) 699-1804


AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: Greensboro Grasshoppers, 7:05 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Monday; 5:35 p.m. Sunday; Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; $1-$11; $1 small beers and sodas Thursdays, $1 hot dogs Sundays, small hot dog, soda, popcorn free for ages 11 and younger Mondays, two-for-one small beers and sodas Tuesdays, baseball bingo free Wednesdays;

AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS: Gates open 8 a.m., races 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Augusta Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Drive; advance series tickets $22, patron tickets $60; at gate series tickets $30, patron tickets $70;, augusta


TOAST OF THE TOWN: 3 p.m. Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Aug. 31; St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, 118 York St. S.E., Aiken; vocalists, dancers, musicians, poets, gymnasts, magicians, jugglers; each act (of 10 people or less) should be less than 4 minutes; all ages and abilities welcome; held by Aiken County chapter of American Red Cross; show: Oct. 10 at Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; (803) 641-4152


BRICK YARD MARKET: 4 p.m. to dusk Friday, Hammond's Ferry, 450 Railroad Ave., North Augusta; fresh produce and flowers, bread, wine, art and more; (803) 613-1641

UGA ALUMNI THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING AND SOCIAL HOUR: 6 p.m. today, Indigo Joe's Sports Pub & Restaurant, 3730 Wheeler Road; free; Augusta chapter;

BOLLYWOOD DANCING WITH TANVI GALA: 7 p.m. today, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; learn about Indian dancing; (803) 279-5767

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE MOVIE RELEASE CELEBRATION: 3 p.m. Friday, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; (803) 279-5767

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Holiday Inn, 2155 Gordon Highway; with Gen. Robert Gray, who will report on the military and political situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan; $8; (706) 733-0190

POWER PILATES WITH CHRISTA FROM THE FAMILY Y: 8 a.m. Saturday, Boeckh Park in Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; free, (803) 613-1641

YOGA CLASS: 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Radiant Well-being Yoga Studio, 501 West Ave., North Augusta; free, open to public; (803) 613-0684

GIRL SCOUTS TRAVELING TROOP SESSIONS: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Richmond County Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; bring a cat or dog toy to donate; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Columbia County Fire Station 12, 6383 Columbia Road; (800) 997-2472

END OF SUMMER PARTY FOR TEENS WITH THE J-MAN BAND: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; relax with refreshments; (803) 279-5767

BUSINESS NETWORK INTER-NATIONAL BUSINESS AND BREAKFAST CHAPTER: 7 a.m. Wednesday, Mario's Pizza Pot Pies, 4274 Washington Road, Evans; John Raborn, (706) 394-2605

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS PUPPET SHOW: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; (803) 279-5767

ELECTRONICS RECYCLE DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25, Fort Discovery bus entrance, Reynolds Street and Discovery Drive; $10 charge for every recycled television;


BOOK DISCUSSION: 11:30 a.m. today, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center, Evans; featuring Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day; (706) 863-1946

CSRA WRITERS: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; writers can bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; (706) 836-7315

BOOK DISCUSSION FOR ADULTS: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Daddy's Girl, by Lisa Scottoline; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; (803) 279-5767

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOOKFAIR: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 1-2, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road; musical performances by the Augusta Symphony, book signings by local authors; (706) 737-0012

STORYTIME: 10 a.m. Aug. 1, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrights-boro Road; with guest reader Jean Embry; (706) 737-0012


TWILIGHT (PG-13): 6:30 p.m. Monday, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 902 Greene St.; part of the Teen Movie Series; movies free; July 27, Coraline, rated PG; (706) 821-2600

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEES: 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Wednesday, Wall-E; July 29, special feature; Performing Arts Center, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; (706) 312-7192


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. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday; (706) 823-0440

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; exhibits The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown; From Ty to Cal: A Century of Baseball; Stories and Legends: A Community That Heals; Into the Interior: A History of the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company; Voices of the Past Museum Theatre: A Petersburg Boat Pilot, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3, program composed of character monologues performed in museum theater format by actors; free with museum admission; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for 5 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays;; (706) 722-8454

WOODROW WILSON HOME: 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 university students, faculty and staff; (803) 641-3654

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 house, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday by appointment; group tours by appointment, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; $2 adults, $1 children; 5 and younger free; (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 ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and ages 4-17; half-price after 3 p.m.;; (706) 821-0200

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

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday;; (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.; $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military; free for members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; Southern Eccentric: Paintings by Larry Connatser, through Aug. 16; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; (706) 724-7501,

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: 1858 Lock and Dam Road; open dawn to dusk Saturday-Sunday, holidays; noon to dusk Monday-Friday;; (706) 828-2109

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday; house tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m., $4 adult, $3 ages 6-16, $2.50 South Carolina seniors, free 5 and younger; (803) 827-1473.