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Today’s events for Jan. 8

January 11, 2019

TODAY

Single, Single Again will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Roma’s, 116 Coach Light Way S.W. Reservations are required and are due by today. For more information or to make a reservation, email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@aol.com or call Phyllis Autrey at 214-587-1156.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet today at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. 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 Veterans K9 Solutions will be the guest speaker. Community Service will be collecting cash, checks, blankets and food for FOTAS. To make a reservation or cancel a reservation, call 757-593-9013 (A-L) or 803-649-9053 (M-Z) or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations were due by noon Jan. 3.

The Pink Ribbonettes, a support group for breast cancer survivors and caregivers, will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon today in the atrium of Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Blvd. S.E. The program will be Are You Prepared? Information that Family Members Should Know. For more information, call 803-641-0011 or 803-642-0605.

The Suicide Bereavement Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Mental Health America Aiken County, 233 Pendleton St. N.W. For more information, call Lisa Tindal at 803-641-4164.

WEDNESDAY

A painting club will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through April 24. The club is for those who enjoy painting and being in the company of other artists. The club is led by Dale Keene. Registration is required. The club will not meet on Jan. 16. For more information or to sign up, call 803-642-2020 x. 1131. Information on supplies will be provided at sign up.

STAR puppy classes will be offered at 11:15 a.m. beginning Wednesday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and will take the STAR Puppy Test at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 12 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Preregistration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. The cost is $100 for city residents and $125 for nonresidents. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 10 a.m. beginning Wednesday 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. The cost is $100 for city residents and $125 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the The Red Pepper, 752 Silver Bluff Road. Michael Beckner, a local pickleball expert, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to all federal employees working or retired.

The Henry Middleton Chapter, NSDAR will meet Wednesday at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Social is at 9:30 a.m. The speaker Nan Jones will discuss D-Day, top secret maps and other WWII mementos. For more information, call Carolyn at 803-649-7909.

THURSDAY

Single, Single Again will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Roma’s, 116 Coach Light Way S.W. Reservations are required and are due by today. For more information or to make a reservation, email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@aol.com or call Phyllis Autrey at 214-587-1156.

An AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Participants may be eligible for insurance discounts. For more information, call 803-279-7525.

Let’s Talk About It – Modern South Carolina Novelists will be held Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 17 at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The movie, “Clover,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 10. A discussion with Dr. Matt Miller will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Participants will read, watch and compare novels to their film adaptations. The program is made possible with a grant from the S.C. Humanities and funding from Friends of the Library. The program is designed for those 18 and older. For more information, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 x.1131.

FRIDAY

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the new science center auditorium on the campus of Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way. Dr. Clayton Heller, professor, planetarium director and department chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia Southern University will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Cepheids and the Scale of the Universe. Lunar observing will be held after the meeting. Those attending should bring what they have of planisphere, lunar map, binoculars or telescope. Layered clothing is recommended. For more information, visit angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta.

SATURDAY

An Unplugged Board Game event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit abbe-lib.org.

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