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Today’s events for Oct. 2

October 2, 2018

TODAY

The Aiken Standard 2018 Mid-Term Political Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave. S.W. Find out where candidates for school board and local contested races stand on the issues. Seating is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Michael Harris, managing editor, at 803-644-2364.

The Aiken Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. today in the 6000 building at the Woodside Executive Park. Past Council Chair Annette Hart will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be an Update on Lions Around the World.

A National Night Out event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the Lincoln Park Complex, 131 Windsor Road, Williston. The program will feature food, face-painting, games, a resource booth, and more.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive S.W., will be collecting items for Flood Buckets through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cleaning supplies, including disposable gloves, reusable cleaning rags, bleach, liquid dish soap, mops, scrub brushes and 5-gallon buckets, are needed. Items can be dropped off at the church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information or to schedule a drop-off, call 803-649-6417. For a complete list of needed supplies, visit bethlehemlutheranaiken.com.

WEDNESDAY

The Greater Aiken Integrated Trails Foundation, the Aiken Land Conservancy and the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a community celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Carolina Bay. The event will include a brief presentation on the bay’s observation deck. City Electric Supply will be recognized for its donation of safety lights. For more information, call 803-643-4779.

A Zig Ziglar Seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Aiken Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1714 Columbia Highway N. For more information, call 803-439-5610.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive S.W., will be collecting items for Flood Buckets through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cleaning supplies, including disposable gloves, reusable cleaning rags, bleach, liquid dish soap, mops, scrub brushes and 5-gallon buckets, are needed. Items can be dropped off at the church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information or to schedule a drop-off, call 803-649-6417. For a complete list of needed supplies, visit bethlehemlutheranaiken.com.

THURSDAY

Main + Shell, a Galloping Good Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Aiken Equine Rescue Center, 532 Glenwood Drive.Tickets are $65. For more information, call Rebecca Best at 706-830-3722 or email rbest@emineomarketing.com. All proceeds benefit the Aiken Equine Rescue.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. A representative of the Aiken Center for the Arts will give an overview of programs they offer including classes, special events and volunteer opportunities. Community Service will be collecting donations for Helping Hands. Jay Watts from Family Pharmacy will give flu shots after the meeting. To make a reservation or cancel a reservation, call Carol Jones at 803-648-1363 (A-L) or Karen Farricker at 803-643-8484 (M-Z) or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon Thursday, Oct. 4.

Town & Country, a social group for women in the CSRA, will meet Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Social time begins at 10 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Robert E. Alexander will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Livio Orazio Valentini, a self-taught artist who served in the Italian military during World War II and was confined in Buchenwald and other concentration camps. Upcoming fall trips include a Halloween Graveyard Tour at Redcliffe Plantation and a tour of Aiken Technical College. For more information, call Theresa Schuster at 571-243-7937.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of the Tri-Development Center will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5080 Jefferson Davis Highway, Beech Island. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 803-642-8800.

The Hall of Fame video series will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The film, titled “Late 20th Century,” will feature biographies of Stanley Donen, Cardinal Bernardin, Jasper Johns, Ernest Finney March, Richard Riley, Charles Duke, Ronald McNair and Charles Bolden. The video will be shown again at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.

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