Today’s events for Oct. 1
The Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its fifth annual Playing Fore Pets Golf Tournament today at the Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The cost is $90 per player, and includes raffles, awards, golfer gifts, contest and more. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A helicopter ball drop will be held at 8:15 a.m. Lunch from Longhorn Steakhouse will be served following play. For more information or to register, call 803-226-9672 or visit fotasaiken.org.
The Aiken County Historical Museum will hold Docent Training from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the museum, 433 Newberry St. N.W. Day One will feature instruction on docent duties and basic museum policies by Leah Walker, site and events manager. Day Two will focus on the museum’s collections, the inner workings of the museum and the role of a docent. For more information or to RSVP, call Lean Walker at 803-642-2015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Post 71 of North Augusta will hold its 10th annual Memorial Golf Tournament today at Mount Vintage Golf Club, 275 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive, North Augusta. Registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $95 per player. The event also will include a raffle and live auction. Proceeds will benefit the post’s veteran and youth programs including Palmetto Boys State, American Legion Law Enforcement Cadet Academy, flag education, JROTC and girls softball. The post also supports a museum, ceremonial honor guard and Wreaths Across America. For more information or to register, call 803-341-9552 or visit napost71.org.
The 27th annual Edward Teller Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, 375 Robert M. Bell Parkway. Tickets are $50, and include a cash bar reception from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jose N. Reyes Jr., co-founder and CTO of NuScale Power. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-649-3456, email email@example.com or visit c-n-t-a.com.
The USC Aiken Wind Ensemble, made up of student musicians, will perform “Beginnings” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Etheredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $10 for general admission and free for USCA faculty and staff. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit etherrdge.usca.edu.
STAR puppy classes will be offered at 11:15 a.m. beginning today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Mondays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and those who qualify will be eligible for the AKC STAR award at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 20 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.
Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 10 a.m. beginning today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Mondays for six weeks. Dogs will learn basic commands including come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc., and topics will include basic dog care and what to expect from training. Dogs must be 5 months and older, have a current rabies vaccination and be registered with the city if the owner lives within the city limits. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.
Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today 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.
The Town of Windsor will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today in the activity building of First Baptist Church of Windsor. The public is welcome.
The Horse Creek Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today in the parish house of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 Hard St., Graniteville. Doug Dangerfield of USC Salkehatchie will be the guest speaker. His topic will be the American Revolution. Board members will meet at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 803-663-9457.
The Aiken Standard 2018 Mid-Term Political Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave. S.W. Find out where candidates for school board and local contested races stand on the issues. Seating is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Michael Harris, managing editor, at 803-644-2364.
The Aiken Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the 6000 building at the Woodside Executive Park. Past Council Chair Annette Hart will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be an Update on Lions Around the World.
A National Night Out event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Lincoln Park Complex, 131 Windsor Road, Williston. The program will feature food, face-painting, games, a resource booth, and more.
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.