Today’s events for Aug. 1
Patricia Read-Hunter, PhD, will speak from 11 a.m. to noon today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Her topic will be Fads, Lies and Exaggerations: Straight Talk About Weight Loss. This is the first of three talks. Other talks will be Four Diets at Work on Aug. 8 and Plan for Weight Management on Aug. 15. All meetings will begin at 11 a.m. in the library’s meeting room. For more information, call 803-455-4297.
A Swim Day will be held today at the Aiken County Recreation Center. A bus will leave Roy Warner Park, 4287 Festival Trail Road, Wagener, at 9:15 a.m. The cost is $10 per child, and include lunch and transportation. Life guards are on duty and staff will be with the children. For more information, call 803-564-5211.
The Crosland Park Neighborhood Association host a Government to Your Neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive N.E. Scheduled speakers will be Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon, Aiken City Councilwoman Gail Diggs, Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco, Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker, County Councilman Willar Hightower, Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt and Aiken County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford. An evening meal of barbecue, cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans will be served. A question and answer session will follow. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. Questions may be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit questions is today.
The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 1016 Vaucluse Road. 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 at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The film, titled “20th Century,” will feature biographies of Elizabeth B. Coker, Philip Simmons, William Westmoreland, William S. Hall, Roger Milliken, Charles Townes, William J. Bryan Dorn, Frances Edmunds and Dizzy Gillespie. The film will be shown again at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.
A Back to School Block Party will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Warrenville, 1012 Aiken Blvd., Warrenville. The event will feature bounce houses, snow cones, games and dinner. The event is free and open to the public.
Fit 4 School will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Family Y, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville. The event will feature a school supply giveaway, free hearing, eye and health screenings, hair cuts, a bounce house and a DJ.
A Back to School Kid’s FunDay will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kedron Baptist Church, 233 Kedron Church Road. Children in first through sixth grades will be able to enjoy a treasure hunt, waterslide, bounce house, musical chairs and more. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served.
Tonya A. Guy will sign copies of her book, “Edgefield, SC: District of Devils, Rebecca Cotton,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Carolina Moon Distillery, 116 Courthouse Square, Edgefield.
A special program titled A Day With Aunt Julia will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island. The program is in honor of the estate’s third owner, Aunt Julia, and will feature old-fashioned games and crafts, kid-friendly tours of the mansion and slave cabin, and an ice cream social at 11:30. The tour is recommended for families with kids 12 and younger. Admission is $5 for children, free for adults and ages 2 and younger. For more information, call 803-827-1473 or email email@example.com.
Storks & Corks, an evening of observing threatened wood storks, will be held Saturday at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson. Tickets are $65 per person, and include wood stork observation, a sampling of wines and a buffet dinner. A silent auction also will be held. For more information or to register, visit sc.audubon.org/events or call 803-471-0291.
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TUESDAY, AUG. 7
A Homeschool Information Seminar will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This is a learning and networking opportunity for new and current homeschool families. Fo rmore information, call Carol at 803-643-1952.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8
An Origami Program will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This program is open to all ages. For more information, call 803-642-2020 x.1311 or stop by the reference desk.
STAR puppy classes will be offered at 11:15 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and those who qualify will be eligible for the AKC STAR award at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 20 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.
Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 10 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Dogs will learn basic commands including come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc., and topics will include basic dog care and what to expect from training. Dogs must be 5 months and older, have a current rabies vaccination and be registered with the city if the owner lives within the city limits. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.