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Today’s events for July 14

July 15, 2018

TODAY

“Wonderstruck,” rated PG, will be shown at 3 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Tom Poland, author of “South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations and Other Vanishing Charms,” will sign copies of his book from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. For more information, call 803-637-4010.

The City of Aiken Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a grand opening celebration for Generations Park from 9 a.m. to noon today. The event will feature the annual Touch-A-Truck event, live entertainment and water slides. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 10 a.m. For more information, email sradford@cityofaikensc.gov.

The Ridge Spring-Monetta High Class of 1988 will hold its 30th reunion today.

SUNDAY

An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Girl Scout Cabin, 6059 Mint St., Warrenville. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

Tru Destiny will hold a Back-to-School Bash from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Perry Park, 720 Abbeville Ave. Children in grades K-12 can receive a bookbag filled with supplies for the upcoming school year. For more information, call 803-443-5140.

MONDAY

Disney Karaoke will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. Sixth- through 12th-graders will be able to perform their favorite Disney tunes. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

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. Meeting is $23 and includes dinner. Dues are $25 per year or $40 per couple. The guest speaker will be Dr. Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh. He will discuss his book, “A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War.” For more information, contact Gwen Fulcher Young at 706-736-2909 or civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a lunch box lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2721 Whiskey Road. Master Gardener Al Bey will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Teaming with Nature – Yards Without Chemicals. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

TUESDAY

“Fiddler on the Roof,” rated G, will be shown at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The film is part of The Tuneful Tuesdays video series, and will be held each Tuesday in July. Other movies include “Enchanted,” rated PG; and “The Music Man,” rated TV-G. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Friends of the Library will meet from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Jubilee Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. S.E. Matt Sherrard, a local Christian singer and songwriter, will be the guest speaker. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share during lunch after the program. For more information, call Judy H. Marks, club president, at 803-652-2248.

The Cold War Patriots, a community resource organization, will hold town hall meetings for nuclear weapons workers at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 17-19. The morning sessions are designed for those who have applied tot he Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and will cover: How to file for medical expense reimbursement; how impairment ratings can get them more monetary compensation; why they should add conditions to a claim; and why in-home care might be right for them. The afternoon sessions are for those who have not yet applied for benefits, and will will cover: whether they qualify; how to apply for benefits; what benefits are included; and how to reopen denied claims. Meetings will be held Tuesday, July 17, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 600 Main St. S., New Ellenton; Wednesday, July 18, at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive, North Augusta; and Thursday, July 19, at The Merge at First Baptist Church Barnwell, 161 Allen St., Barnwell. For more information, visit coldwarpatriotsorg.

WEDNESDAY

The Savannah River Ecology Lab will give a program on local wildlife at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken Community Playhouse at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St S.W. This program is for ages 5K to fifth grade, and is part of the library’s summer reading program. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Toby Trull will perform at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. This program is for ages 5K to fifth grade. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Greater Aiken SCORE Chapter and the S.C. Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship will hold a seminar on S.C. agribusiness from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Edisto Room of Southern Carolina Alliance, 1750 Jackson St., Barnwell. Topics covered will include planning a successful business; venues for your products; understanding websites, social media and online searches; financing agribusiness in S.C.; and S.C. agribusiness success stories. The seminar is free. Advanced registration is required. Lunch will be served. For more information or to register, visit greateraiken.score.org.

The Wise Outrageous Women will meet at noon for brunch at IHOP, 180 Aiken Mall Drive S.W., on Wednesday, July 18. For more information, call Kathy at 803-641-7409 or Joyce at 803-594-1299.

The Cold War Patriots, a community resource organization, will hold town hall meetings for nuclear weapons workers at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 17-19. The morning sessions are designed for those who have applied tot he Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and will cover: How to file for medical expense reimbursement; how impairment ratings can get them more monetary compensation; why they should add conditions to a claim; and why in-home care might be right for them. The afternoon sessions are for those who have not yet applied for benefits, and will will cover: whether they qualify; how to apply for benefits; what benefits are included; and how to reopen denied claims. Meetings will be held Tuesday, July 17, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 600 Main St. S., New Ellenton; Wednesday, July 18, at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive, North Augusta; and Thursday, July 19, at The Merge at First Baptist Church Barnwell, 161 Allen St., Barnwell. For more information, visit coldwarpatriotsorg.

A blood drive to support Aiken Tech professor Kent Cubbage will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Student Activities Center on the campus of Aiken Tech, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway. Donations also can be made at any Sheppeard Blood Center.

Free Hyperphlyy will perform in concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in The Alley. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

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