Today’s events for Aug. 20
The Civil War Round Table of Augusta will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Goodwill’s Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. The cost of the meeting is $23 and includes dinner. Dues are $25 per year or $40 per couple. The guest speaker will be Ron COttington of Arlington, Virginia. His topic will be Cardomania! How the Carte de Viste Became the Facebook of the 1860s. For more information, contact Gwen Fulcher Young at 706-736-2909 or civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at 7 p.m. Monday at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.
Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market. These nonpartisan vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence are held on the first and third Monday of every month. All are invited to stand with us at Hitchcock Drive (the entrance to Aiken Estates, in front of Bethlehem Lutheran Church). We have signs, or you may bring your own as long as they are nonpartisan. For more information, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or Lynn at 803-226-5546.
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson will speak from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Aiken Regional Airport, 129 Aviation Blvd., in celebration of Aviation Week. An open house will follow until noon. The event is open to the public.
The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a lunch box lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2721 Whiskey Road. Tim Counts Marganello will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be Building a Rain Garden. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.
The Aiken County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall of Cumberland AME Church, 111 Kershaw St. Levi Green, chair of the Aiken County School Board, will be the guest speaker. Green represents District 2 and is seeking re-election.