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TODAY

Successteam will hold its fourth annual Leadership Academy for Young Men. The academy will be held today through July 2 on the campus of USC Aiken and will offer arts, a college and career fair, sports and more. Attendees will stay overnight in the campus dorms. For more information, visit successteam.org.

A job fair will be held today at the Tri-Development Center, 1016 Vaucluse Road. Interviews will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 2-6 p.m. Positions are open to those age 18 and older with a good driving record. Those wishing to apply should bring a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license. CNA’s are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit aikentdc.org.

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

THURSDAY

Bodega Cat will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in The Alley in downtown Aiken as part of Amp The Alley.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The market will feature farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks and live music from Amp The Alley. For more information, visit gisitaikensc.com.

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

SATURDAY

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

An Outdoor Fun Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Roy Warner Park, 4287 Festival Trail Road, Wagener. The event will feature outdoor activities, basketball, football, games, sack races, sidewalk chalk and more. For more information or to participate, call David at 803-564-6149.

An Out of School and into the Pool event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center Pool, 416 Kershaw St. N.E. There will be music and food. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

A Patriot Paw Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Downtown Dog, 150 Laurens St. S.W. Participants should meet at Downtown Dog by 9:45 a.m. 

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

MONDAY

The Village at Woodside will hold a Fourth of July Celebration from 6-10 p.m. Monday, July 4. The event will feature live music by Preston & Weston, food trucks and fireworks. Attendees should bring a blanket or chair. For more information, visit The Village at Woodside Facebook page.

JULY 5

The City of Aiken will hold registration for fall sports July 5-21 at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road. Registration is open for flag football age 5-12; soccer coed and girls age 4-18; volleyball coed and girls ages 9-14; and cheerleading ages 5-12. Those registering for the first time will need to bring a birth certificate. For more information or to register, call 803-642-7761 or visit cityofaikensc.gov/etrak.

DayBreak Adult Care Services, the City of Aiken, Trinity on Laurens and Be Well Home Services will offer an educational series titled Living, Loving and Lifelong Learning. The July class, titled Advance Directives – Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Etc., will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 5, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost of the class is $5. For more information, call 803-226-028 or 803-643-2181.

Coloring for Grownups will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, in the Creative Lab on the first floor of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those attending should bring coloring pens or pencils. Coloring sheets and refreshments will be provided. To make a reservation, call 803-642-2020 ext. 1131.

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. 

JULY 6

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

JULY 7

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

JULY 8

The movie “Luca,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, in the first floor meting room at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.org.

JULY 9

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. 

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JULY 11

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. July 11-14 at Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 2451 Edgefield Road, Trenton. The Rev. George L. Brightharp is the pastor. 

JULY 12

“The Fisherman and His Needy, Greedy Wife,” will be performed by Porkchop Productions at 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The show is designed for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.org.  

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. 

JULY 13

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

JULY 14

Survival Island will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Children ages 6-12 can find out if they have what it takes to survive on an island. Registration opens Monday, June 20. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.

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

JULY 15

Family Game Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature BINGO, a Jeopardy-style quiz game, minute to win it and more. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration ends Friday, July 15. For more information or to register, call 803-643-2181.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, July 15, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The topic will be Exciting Plants for Deep South Gardens. The guest speaker will be Ted Stephens. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

JULY 16

An exhibit titled Reflections of a Life Once Lived, featuring the artwork of Robert Atkins will be on display at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W.

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. 

JULY 17

Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. July 18-20 at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. The theme will be Rocky Mountain Railroad. Family night will be Wednesday, July 20. VBS is open to kids kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information or to register, visit bvspro.events/p/events/cbcvbs2022.

JULY 18

Aiken Chapter 1145 of the South Carolina Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at VFW Post 10601, 250 Hudson Road. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month. For more information, call Frank Burgess at 803-507-1976. 

Aiken Chapter 1145 of the South Carolina Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at VFW Post 10601, 250 Hudson Road. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month. For more information, call Frank Burgess at 803-507-1976. 

JULY 19

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Deonna James, a speech therapist with Trinity Home Health of Aiken will be the guest speaker. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

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. 

JULY 20

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

JULY 21

A Recycled T-Shirt Bag workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Participants should bring an old T-shirt or two for the project. This program is designed for teens. Registration opens Friday, July 1. For more information or register, call 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.

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

JULY 22

A Kids Prom Night will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The event will offer raffles, food, pictures, games, music and dancing. Admission is free. To make a reservation, call 334-362-0035 or 803-508-1038.

A Family Game Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature BINGO, a Jeopardy-style quiz game, minute to win it and more. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration ends Friday, July 15. For more information or to register, call 803-643-2181.

JULY 23

A symposium titled the History of Democracy in South Carolina will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Second Baptist Church, 1151 York St. N.E., as part of the Voices a Votes: Democracy in America series. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

An exhibit titled Voices and Votes: Democracy in America will at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. through Sept. 3. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Tri-Development Center, 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

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. 

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JULY 26

The Savannah River Ecology Lab will present live animals at 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The program is designed for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.org.

A book club will meet from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The book selection for July is “The Echo Wife,” by Sarah Gailey. For more information or to sign-up, visit the library desk on the second floor or call 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

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. 

JULY 27

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

JULY 28

The movie “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” rated PG, will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in the first floor meting room at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.org.

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

JULY 29

The Terence Young Experience with special guests Edwin G. Hamilton and the Double Threat Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikencommunitytheatre.org.

A program titled “Slavery and War in Aiken County through the Reconstruction Era and Beyond” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 23, at the Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island. The program will be held by author Dr. Walter Curry and genealogists Wayne O’Bryant and Jerome Gaines. Tickets are $10. Registration is required and is open through Thursday, July 21. For more information or to register, call 803-827-1473 or email redcliffe@scprt.com.

A discussion of the book, “Unexampled Courage,” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. 

The movie “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” rated PG, will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in the first floor meting room at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.org.

JULY 30

The movie “Encanto,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in the first floor meting room at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.org.

The movie “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” rated PG, will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in the first floor meting room at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.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. 




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