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. Saturday, 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,

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 19, noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 20; Augusta Common;

WESTOBOU FESTIVAL: 7 a.m. Sept. 17, 9 a.m. Sept. 18-26; encompassing downtown Augusta, Augusta State University, Paine College and North Augusta; featuring local, regional and nationally recognized artists, primarily in dance, music, theater and visual arts;


BELLYDANCING GALA: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; professional bellydancers, food, fashion show; $5 advance, $10 at door;

BIKER'S CHARITY RIDE: Registration 9, ride 10 a.m. Satur-day; register at Warren County Court House, 521 Main St., Warrenton, Ga.; ends at the cultural center; $30, includes hand of poker and lunch; rider eats free; T-shirts and mini-coolers given to the first 40 registered; benefits Hometown Warrenton Inc.; vendors, sidewalk and yard sales welcome; (706) 465-9604

BLUE RYNO FOUNDATION BASEBALL CLINIC AND CONCERT: Saturday, Diamond Lakes, 103 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah; with Ryan Klesko, Willy Green and Rondell White; concert features Daryle Singletary and Gina West; clinic: $75; concert: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate; ticket outlets include Anything Goes Gifts, North Augusta; Boots, Bridles & Britches, Grovetown and Aiken; Road Runner Cafe;

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

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BALL: 8 p.m. Aug. 7, boat house at 101 Riverfront Drive; held by Teens in Action with Goals Inc.; ages 7-18 free; 19 and older $10

BOULE ON THE BAYOU: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 28, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; Cajun dinner, dancing, music by Daddy Grace, live and silent auctions; $75, $150 per couple; if purchased by Aug. 14, tickets for couples $125; corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities available; benefits American Cancer Society; (706) 731-9900,

PERFECTLY AGED: ANTIQUES AND WINE BENEFIT AUCTION: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, St. Paul's Episcopal Church River Room, 605 Reynolds St.; wine tasting, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres, silent auction of antiques and fine wines; live auction of fine antiques, art, premium wines and entertainment packages begins at 8 p.m.; $100 ages 36 and up, $50 ages 35 and younger; benefits Historic Augusta; (706) 724-0436


SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WEST END HORROR: Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 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,

MERE MORTALS : 8 p.m. Aug. 7-8, 14-15; 3 p.m. Aug. 9; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; a series of one act plays by David Ives; directed by Jennifer Cudworth; $12 general admission; (803) 648-1438,

WHEN ELMO GROWS UP : Sesame Street Live, 7 p.m. Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 16, University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $12-$24;


MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Maude Edenfield Park, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; today, concert and art show at Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta;

ROSE HILL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Friday, Billy Scott and the Party Prophets; Aug. 14, Fantastic Shakers; Aug. 28, The Tams; Sept. 4, East Coast Party Band; Sept. 18, charity concert with Palmetto Groove Party Band; Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. N.W., Aiken; $27 each show, $12.95 buffet;

JESSYE NORMAN AND FRIENDS BENEFIT CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; $100, includes champagne and dessert reception; $35 high school and college students with student ID (concert only);

OKEFENOKEE JOE, CARL BLACK: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, American Legion Post 71, off East Spring Grove Avenue, North Augusta; $10, only 100 tickets to be sold; Tom Goforth, (803) 279-6152

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: 8 p.m. Sundays through August; Sunday, 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;

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 advance, $12 at gate; $1 children 9 and younger; bring picnic basket, refreshments, blanket or lawn chair; (706) 699-1804

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; part of the Westobou Festival; presented by the Augusta Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor Jack Wall; features music and video clips from the most popular video games from the beginning of gaming to the present; balcony and orchestra seating $20-$50; (706) 826-4705


AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: Greenville Drive, 7:05 p.m. today-Saturday, 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;

EXTREME FIGHT NIGHT VII: 8 p.m. Aug. 29, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; children $9; adults $24, $34;

TNA WRESTLING: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.;


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

STEEL MAGNOLIAS: 6 p.m. Aug. 7, 1 p.m. Aug. 8; Hellenic Center at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; Augusta Players production;, (706) 826-4707


KID'S NIGHT: 5-8 p.m. today, Chick-fil-A, 1267 Knox Ave., North Augusta; free; craft extravaganza; (803) 202-3202

BRICK YARD MARKET: 4 p.m. to dusk Friday, Hammond's Ferry, 450 Railroad Ave., North Augusta; (803) 613-1641

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

FIRST FRIDAY DROP-IN WINE TASTING: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7, Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; (803) 279-9522

GREATER NORTH AUGUSTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SOCIAL NETWORKING CLASS: 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 19; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; will go through basics of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; $10 members, $15 others; (803) 279-2323