Today’s events for July 7

July 8, 2018


The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Meet a Master Gardener event from 8 a.m. to noon today 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.

The Aiken Pacer Aquatic Club will hold tryouts and group placements on the following dates: 9 a.m. today; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12; and 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14; at the USC Aiken pool, 471 University Parkway. To schedule a private tryout, email head coach Lee Wright at wlwright1996@gmail.com. For more information, visit apacswim.com.


The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the Lynch Building Annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. Aliene Shields Humphries will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be Timeline and Importance of SC in the American Revolutionary War. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-637-4010.


A Music Trivia event will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Sign up as a team of five, or sign up to be put on a team. For more information or to register, call the Reference Desk at 803-642-2020 x. 1131. This program is open to those 18 and older. The registration deadline is Monday.

Porkchop Productions presents “Beat the Book Mon,” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. Rising sixth- through 12th-graders can learn the basic of beat-boxing and work in groups to create their own rap-based performance. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Augusta Fencers Club will offer introductory foil classes for ages 6-9, 10-13 and 14 and older. The Youngsters (ages 6-9) class will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning July 12. Young Teens (ages 10-13) will meet at 5 p.m. and Adults (ages 14 and older) will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays beginning July 9. The courses meet for about an hour for 10 consecutive weeks. The cost is $180, and includes all competitive gear. For more information, call 706-722-8878 or visit augustafencersclub.com.

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a History on Tap event at 6 p.m. Monday at Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane. David Tavernier will be the guest speaker. His topic will be How the Winter Colony Phenomenon was Established and Developed. Tickets are $10 for friends members and $15 for non-members, and payment must be by check or credit card. Tickets include a limited pizza buffet, sweet tea, lemonade and water. A cash bar will be available. For more information, call 803-644-1010.

The College Acres Public Works Commissioners will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at 33 Citadel Drive. All district residents are invited to attend the meeting.

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