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TODAY

A Gallery Opening Reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Exhibits include the Summer Art Camp and Student Show, Through the Eyes of a  Child and Catherine Musham and Cheryl Dillinger. Exhibits will be on display at the arts center through Sept. 8. For more information, visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

The Sons of the American Revolution, Henry Laurens Chapter of Aiken County will meet at noon today at Bobby’s Bar-B-Q, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville. The program will be a presentation titled Daniel Boone: Explorer and Revolutionary War Soldier, Part II by the Rev. Douglas A. Puckett. 

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

FRIDAY

First Friday Festivals will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Town of Salley pavilion. DJ Derek Williams will perform. There also will be food trucks. For more information or to sign up, call 803-258-3485.

A luncheon for those who attended the Windsor School will be held at noon Friday at Outback Steakhouse, 160 Aiken Mall Drive S.W.

SATURDAY

Mustangs, Music & More will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Midland Valley High School, 227 Mustang Drive, Graniteville. The event will feature a car show, food trucks, vendors, crafters, yard sale items and the opportunity to meet the 2022-2023 Mustangs football team. The event is being held by the band boosters. For more information or to participate, email info@midlandvalleyband.com.

The Great American Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1566 Columbia Highway N. Admission is $1 and free for those 12 and younger with adult admission. For more information, visit greatamericanpromotionsllc.com.

An All-Star Tribute to the King, featuring Jason Sikes and Austin Irby, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Etherredge Center on the campus at USC Aiken, 340 Scholar Loop. Tickets are $20, $25 and $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-257-5563.

St. Mary Baptist Church and Mt. Hope Baptist Church will hold a Youth, Family and Friends Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Camp Jackson, 748 Camp Jackson Road, Allendale. Activities include chat sessions, swimming, sports, fishing, food and fellowship. Bring swimwear, towels, fishing gear and bait. For more information, call 803-584-3515 or 803-584-4254.

BBQ & Sweet Tea Festival presented by Dapper Savage will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The event will feature vendors, a barbecue competition, kids area, live music and a sweet tea contest. Parking is free. For more information, call 803-508-8285.

Storks and Corks will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson. Tickets are $50 per person and include a guided tour of the upgraded wood stork foraging ponds, wine, coffee, dessert, light refreshments and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit act.audubon.org.

Fit 4 School will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Aiken Family Y, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville. The event will feature free school supplies, haircuts and health screenings. For more information, visit fit4schoolsc.com.

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The Connells and the Believers Quartet will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

A STEAM Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Second Baptist Church, 1151 York St. N.E. The event will feature hands-on STEM activities. The event is being hosted by True To Your SOLE/Sky is the Limit Foundation and Second Baptist Church.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

SUNDAY

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Senior Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature a variety of games, vendors, food and music. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is open through Monday, Aug. 22, at the Lessie B. Price center, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

MONDAY

A Senior Caregiver Program titled “Refresh, Renew and Reeducate” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 15, at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 East Pine Log Road. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about senior caregiving and dementia while gaining access to various senior care resources and meeting other caregivers. Registration is required, and the registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 15. For more information or to register, call 803-648-5447.

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 15, 16 and 17 at Welcome Travelers Baptist Church, 617 Wire Road. The Rev. Wyatte Brown will be the guest.

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday at the entrance to Aiken Estates, across from the Fresh Market along Whiskey Road. Participants are invited to stay for the whole time or as long as they can. With the war in Yemen entering its seventh year and Russia’s war with Ukraine, witness for peace is essential. If you can’t stand, chairs are welcome. The vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence meet the first and third Monday of the month and are held rain or shine and on holidays. All, including children and men, are welcome. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

TUESDAY

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

AUG. 10

Yappy Hour will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. The event will feature a cash bar, grill out, live music and free dog park. For more information, visit letlovelive.org.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

AUG. 11

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Tri-Development Center, 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

AUG. 12

“Pirates of the Caribbean,” rated PG-13, will be shown at sunset Friday, Aug. 12, at The Fermata Club, 841 Whiskey Road. For more information, visit fermataclub.com.

CNTA will hold its Up & Atom series at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Alan B. Carr, program manager and senior historian for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be the guest speaker. The cost is $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. Registration is required and is due by Friday, Aug. 12. For more information or to register, email cnta@bellsouth.net or call 803-649-3456.

AUG. 13

A School Supply Giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The event will feature a school supply giveaway and light refreshments while supplies last, and is sponsored by the Aiken County PRT, Serenity Charity Club and the Horsecreek Masonic District. For more information or to donate, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142.

Aiken Music Fest will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Highfields Event Center, 118 Gaston Road. The opening band is Red Fox Wood followed by Wylder. Tickets are $15 per person. The event also will feature the Aiken County Crafters and kids’ activities. For more information, visit aikenmusicfest.com.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

AUG. 14

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Senior Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature a variety of games, vendors, food and music. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is open through Monday, Aug. 22, at the Lessie B. Price center, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

AUG. 16

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive. The meeting is open to all residents and comments, concerns and questions are welcome.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Living Hope Fellowship Church, 2550 Old Dominion Road. Players of all levels and anyone interested in learning to play are welcome. All acoustic instruments are welcome. For more information, call Gary Warnock at 803-226-9280 or Tommy Harman at 803-599-8962. 

AUG. 17

CNTA will hold its Up & Atom series at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Alan B. Carr, program manager and senior historian for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be the guest speaker. The cost is $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. Registration is required and is due by Friday, Aug. 12. FOr more information or to register, email cnta@bellsouth.net or call 803-649-3456.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

A CNTA Up & Atom breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Newberry Hall and will feature Alan B. Carr, Program Manager and the Senior Historian for Los Alamos National Laboratory. He will discuss the Manhattan project and recent activities at Los Alamos. The event costs $20 per person, and the deadline to RSVP is Friday, Aug. 12. For more information or to RSPV, email cnta@bellsouth.net or call 803-649-3456.

AUG. 18

symposium titled “Voting Matters: Suppression and Disenfranchisement” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. This event is part of the Voices and Votes Democracy in America celebration. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

AUG. 19

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, Aug. 19, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The topic will be keeping bees. The guest speaker will be Deborah Sasser with Sasserfrass Hill Bee Farm. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

AUG. 20

Let’s Shag Beach Nite will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Bec Plex Event Center, 5955 Jefferson Davis Highway, North Augusta. The event will feature music by The Carolina Blue Dots and MC Tony B. Beach wear is welcome, and food and beverages will be on sale. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

Arts Alive Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. Come celebrate the culmination of the 2022 Summer Art Camp. The event will feature live music, performances, face painting, crafts, artist demonstrations and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

AUG. 21

ACTS will hold Senior Food Distributions from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the following locations: 340 Park Ave. S.W.; Gregg Park Civic Center, 1001 A. Ave., Graniteville; 107 Charles St., Jackson; Wagener United Methodist Church, 153 Columbia Road, Wagener. To qualify individuls must be 60 or older, meet income eligibility requirements and live in the service area of the food distribution site. For more information, call ACTS at 803-649-3800.

Pass the Salt food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Free food will be available for local families. 

AUG. 22

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Senior Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature a variety of games, vendors, food and music. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is open through Monday, Aug. 22, at the Lessie B. Price center, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

AUG. 23

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

AUG. 24

symposium titled “The Big Debate” will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. This event is part of the Voices and Votes Democracy in America celebration. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

AUG. 25

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

AUG. 26

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Senior Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature a variety of games, vendors, food and music. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is open through Monday, Aug. 22, at the Lessie B. Price center, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

discussion of the book, “One Woman, One Vote,” will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. This event is part of the Voices and Votes Democracy in America celebration. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” rated PG-13, will be shown at sunset Friday, Aug. 26, at The Fermata Club, 841 Whiskey Road. For more information, visit fermataclub.com.

The Augusta Genealogical Society will hold its annual symposium online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Session 1 is titled Guide to the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. The guest speaker will be Lisa Louise Cooke. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 are titled Genealogy and DNA. The guest speaker will be Diane Southard. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. For more information or to register, visit augustgensociety.org.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department will host its 2nd Annual Senior Fun Day on Friday, Aug. 26, from noon – 3 p.m. at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW, Aiken, SC. Make plans to enjoy bingo, minute 2 win it games, food, music, and vendor displays and chances to win door prizes. The cost is $5 per person. Sign up July 25 – August 22 at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, Odell Weeks Activities Center, or Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. For more information call 803-643-2181.

AUG. 27

The Augusta Genealogical Society will hold its annual symposium online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Session 1 is titled Guide to the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. The guest speaker will be Lisa Louise Cooke. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 are titled Genealogy and DNA. The guest speaker will be Diane Southard. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. For more information or to register, visit augustgensociety.org.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

AUG. 30

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

AUG. 31

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

OCT. 17

The 7th annual FOTAS Charity Golf Tournament and Helicopter Ball Drop will be held Monday, Oct. 17, at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation. To register, visit https://www.fotasaiken.org/events-calendar/golf-tournament-helicopter-ball-drop/.




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