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Today’s events for Oct. 3

October 3, 2018

TODAY

The Backstretch Experience: Behind the Scenes at the Aiken Training Track will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The event begins with watching horses on the track for their morning training followed by a discussion of training equipment, the racehorse’s diet, conformation, track composition and more presented by Brad Staufer, head trainer at Legacy Stable. Registration is $30 per person. Space is limited. To register, visit the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Those attending should meet at 8:45 a.m. at The Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road, to be transported to the Training Track. For more information, call 803-643-2121 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

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 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.

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 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. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.

The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will meet Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; the meeting will start at 6:45 p.m. with a short business meeting, door prize drawing, show and tell numismatic presentations and news of upcoming numismatic events. Jerry Lipsky will give a program titled Fish on Money. An auction will follow the program. For more information, call 803-645-1769 or email sjcsracoinclub@gmail.com.

Single, Single Again will hold an Oktoberfest Potluck from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gem Lakes Pavilion. Those attending should bring food to serve four people. Last names A-M should bring a salad and last names N-Z should bring dessert. Plates, glasses, plasticware, napkins and water will be provided. Bratwurst and hot dogs will be served from the grill. For more information or to make a reservation, email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@aol.com or call 803-979-2059. Reservations are due by Thursday.

FRIDAY

The Aiken Technical College Foundation will hold its second Giving Gala at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. This year’s theme is Havana Nights and will feature entertainment by West End Mambo. Tickets are $70 per person, and include a cocktail reception, Latin dancers, Cuban hors d’oeuvres, a cigar and rum bar, desserts and a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-508-7413 or email commons@atc.edu.

The Carolina Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. The Southern Comfort Band and Will, Jim and Dave will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.

A pumpkin decorating event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those participating should bring a pumpkin. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.

A Pick Me! adoption event will be held at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Petco Foundation and organized by No Kill South Carolina. Animals will be available for no adoption fee or will have their adoption fees discounted. For more information on the county shelter, call 803-642-1537. For more information on the Albrecht Center, visit letlovelive.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

A Comedy Show will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at VFW Post 5877, 116 Midway Circle. Lee Harden, a Tennessee based comedia, will be the headliner. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 803-648-0119.

The 19th annual CSRA Parkinson Support Group will hold its annual POP Walk on Saturday at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk is free, but donations will be accepted. Those who donate at least $25 will receive a T-shirt. For more information, visit popwalk.org, email info@parkinsoncsra.org or call 706-364-1662.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or alz.org/walk.

The Hall of Fame video series will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Saturday 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. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.

USC Aiken’s 33rd annual S.E.E.D program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the school’s campus, 471 University Parkway. Participants will be able to roam the campus and engage in hands-on activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math. For more information, visit usca.edu.

The Monetta Volunteer Fire Department will hold a barbecue chicken fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Monetta Volunteer Fire Station No. 1, 15 Walden St., Monetta. Proceeds will go toward the completion of Monetta VFD No. 3. For more information, call 803-685-7669.

The Carolina Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Dana with Yesterday’s Sounds will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Meet a Master Gardener event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Aiken County Farmers Market, 115 Williamsburg St. N.E. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about lawns, gardens, weeds, insects and more. Plants also will be available for sale.

Single, Single Again will hold an Oktoberfest Potluck from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gem Lakes Pavilion. Those attending should bring food to serve four people. Last names A-M should bring a salad and last names N-Z should bring dessert. Plates, glasses, plasticware, napkins and water will be provided. Bratwurst and hot dogs will be served from the grill. For more information or to make a reservation, email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@aol.com or call 803-979-2059. Reservations are due by Thursday.

Pearl Friends Plus One, the Country Cool Comedy Tour featuring Karen mills, Leanne Morgan and Trish Suhr will be held at 6:30 p.m. Satuday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Tickets are $80 and include dinner, a full bar and a 90-minute comedy show. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at 3 Monkeys Fine Gifts, 141 Laurens St. S.W.; Floyd and Green Jewelers, 515 Silver Bluff Road; or by email at 2pearlfriends@gmail.com. For more information, email 2pearlfriends@gmail.com.

SUNDAY

The Owens-Eargle-Powell-Hair Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, at Flowers Cafe, 218 Main St., New Ellenton. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch to be served at 1 p.m. Those attending should bring a picnic basket with tea. The reunion is for the descendants of Etheldred Owens, John Eargle, Abram Powell and Mathias Hair of Aiken, Barnwell and Edgefield counties. For more information, call Esther Cope at 803-652-3639 or Darlene Williams at 803-593-5180.

Aiken Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, visit aikencommunitytheatre.org.

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