Today’s events for Sept. 20
Let’s Talk About It – Modern South Carolina Novelists will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The movie, “Rich in Love,” was shown Sept. 13. A discussion with Dr. Tom Mack will be held on today. 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.
The Aiken Poets will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at AnShu Asian Cafe, 122 Coach Light Way. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. New members are welcomed. For more information, call Roger Brock at 803-646-2141 or Joan Lacombe at 803-642-3872.
Dominion Energy will hold a community meet and greet from 4 to 7 p.m. today at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Dominion Energy’s South Carolina team will be on-hand to discuss how Dominion is giving back to communities and provide information on the proposed cash payments and rate reductions. For more information, visit dominionenergy.com.
A Community Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Horse Creek Academy, 1200 Toolebeck Road. Candidates for the 2018 HCA School Board election will be there.
Greater Aiken SCORE will hold a workshop titled Protect Your Business and Your Intellectual Property from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, 121 Richland Ave. E. For more information or to register, call 803-641-1111 or visit greateraiken.score.org.
The Astronomy Club of Augusta will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the New Science Center Auditorium at Augusta University in Augusta. Vinya Kolar will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Ancient Indian Astronomy. Lunar observing will follow the meeting. For more information, visit angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta.
The Aiken Standard’s seventh annual Home and Garden Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Gym No. 2 of the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Admission is $1, and will benefit the Aiken Habitat for Humanity.
A Retirement Cookout honoring Lt. Karl Odenthal will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 21, at Aiken Public Safety Headquarters, 251 Laurens ST. N.W. The cost is $7, and the deadline to RSVP and pay is Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more information or to RSVP, call 803-642-7661 or email email@example.com.
The Fermata Club, 841 Whiskey Road, will hold a celebration in honor of its newly repaired and resurfaced courts at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. A Round Robin mini tournament will be held, and food and beverages will be available from the Fermata Grill.
The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a lunch box lecture at noon Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2721 Whiskey Road. Cheryl Trottier will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be Xeriscaping. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.
The Carolina Jamboree will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Georgia Rain with Ferrell and Terry will perform.
Single, Single Again will meet for brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Golden Corral, 2265 Whiskey Road. For more information, email Carla Noziglia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Off the Hook Crochet Group will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The group is open to anyone interested in crochet. There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Attendees should bring yarn and a crochet hook. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
A trail walk will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson. The event will feature nature stations, live owl demonstrations, a microscope table, a coloring book station and a special appearance by Burner Bob. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children 16 and younger. Water stops and energy snacks will be provided. For more information, call 803-471-0291.
A reunion for the staff of the Old Aiken County Hospital will hold its annual reunion from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newverry St. N.W. Those attending are asked to RSVP by Monday, Sept. 17 by calling 803-649-4088 or 803-648-3600.
The Carolina Jamboree will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Bill and Dave and Blues & Country will perform.
The Trucks N’ Tunes Festival will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Street Festival Center. The event will feature music by Bethany and the Southside Boys, Edward Philips and the Blue, Hyperphlyy and Cody Webb. Food vendors include Hamilton Brothers, the Feel Good Food Truck, Kona Ice, Jamaica Way, Scott Benny’s and The Chillin Cow. For more information, visit trucksntunes.com.
The Palmetto Dog Club will hold registration for its summer classes from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Palmetto Dog Club Field, 880 Banks Mill Road. Classes include Puppy Socialization, Obedience, Agility and Rally. For more information and registration forms, visit palmettodogclub.org or call 803-262-9686.