Today’s events for Sept. 15

September 15, 2018


Aiken Community Theatre will perform “The Addams Family: A Musical” at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday 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 Sept. 14-16 at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. A Celebration of Aiken’s African-American Excellence, featuring jazz, art, a silent auction and awards to community champions, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today. A 100th anniversary celebration of the NAACP – Aiken County Branch will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A Holistic Wellness Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The event is free and open to the public, and aims to connect residents to holistic wellness providers. For more information or to be a vendor, call 803-640-0785 or visit holisticwellnessfair.org.

The Aiken Training Track and the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame will offer an Historic Stable Experience at the Aiken Training Track today. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and is intended for those ages 12 and older with an adult. Participants should meet in the parking lot of the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road, at 8:45 a.m. Registration and payment will be at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-643-2121 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

The Phoenix Factory’s Old Edgefield Pottery will hold an Edgefield Groundhog Kiln Opening from 9 to 10 a.m. today. The kiln is located at 54 Crest Road, Edgefield. The ware will then be returned to the Phoenix Factory studio, 230 Simkins St., Edgefield.

The Aiken Community Theatre Youth Wing will meet today at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Grades 3-7 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and grades 8-12 will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is free and allows students the chance to attend workshops on a range of theatrical skills. Those attending should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow for movement. For more information, email acpyouthwing@gmail.com.

Shoutfest, a free outdoor gospel festival, scheduled for today at Perry Memorial Park, 720 Abbeville Ave, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Florence. For more information, visit shout947.com.

The Carolina Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Bill McKnight with Blues and Country will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.

Depot Jam will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon today at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. Bluegrass musicians and the public are invited to join the music jam. All are welcome. For more information, email Steve Willis or Ashley Carder at haynesbluegrass@gmail.com.

The Aiken Area MS Self-Help Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Rex Lutz will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Intellectual Wellness. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Pam at 803-645-2092.


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.

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