Today’s events for Sept. 16
Aiken Community Theatre will perform “The Addams Family: A Musical” at 2 p.m. today at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors age 60 and older, and $15 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikencommunitytheatre.org.
A weekend celebration in honor of Aiken’s African-American Excellence will be held at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. A 100th anniversary celebration of the NAACP – Aiken County Branch will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today.
The Aiken County Historical Society will hold its fall general meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gaston Livery Stable, 1315 Richland Ave. E. Peter Hughes will be the guest speaker. His topic will be the town of Hamburg and its founder Henry Shultz. An official State Historical Marker will be unveiled to recognize the town’s history. Tours of the restored stable also will be given. A reception will follow. For more information, call 803-649-6050. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair.
The Trenton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. N.W. The Children of the American Revolution will perform a skit, followed by a visit from a veteran and her service dog. For more information, call Robin Verenes at 803-292-1128.
The 10th annual PRISM Concert, presented by the Savannah River Winds, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit savannahriverwinds.com.
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.
The Civil War Round Table of Augusta scheduled for Monday at Goodwill’s Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta, has been cancelled. The guest speaker will be rescheduled. For more information, call Gwen Fulcher Young at 706-736-2909 or civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.
The South Carolina State University Alumni – Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at American Legion Post 212, 616 Hampton Ave. N.W. The topic will be plans for future activities. For more information, call 803-270-5137.
Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace – wind and flooding from Hurricane Florence permitting – 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.
A reunion for the staff of the Old Aiken County Hospital will hold its annual reunion from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. Those attending are asked to RSVP by Monday by calling 803-649-4088 or 803-648-3600.
The Aiken County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the activity building of Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. E. Aiken County School Board member Wesley Hightower, who is running for re-election for District 3, will be the guest speaker.