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Today’s events for Nov. 13

November 13, 2018

TODAY

The University of Tennessee Knoxville CSRA Alumni Chapter will hold a Cyber Security and Me presentation at 6 p.m. today at the Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive. Brigadier General Christopher L. Eubank, 39th Chief of Signal/Signal School Commandant, will be the speaker. The cost is $25. For more information or to make a reservation, call Jim Barber at 803-270-2157 or email jwbuk81@gmail.com. All proceeds go to support scholarships in the CSRA for University of Tennessee students.

A DIY: Build a Race Car activity will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The activity is open to children ages 7-11, and is limited to 40 attendees. Registration is due by today. This event is sponsored by Home Depot. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2020 ext. 1141 or email jennifera@abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet today at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Local author Marti Healy, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss her career as a writer. Community Service will be collecting for the Aiken/Augusta Warrior Project. Club members are encouraged to sign up to adopt a military family. To make a reservation or cancel a reservation, call Judee Mitchell at 803-648-6937 (A-L) or Debbie Wick at 803-648-1570 (M-Z) or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations were due by noon Nov. 8.

The Suicide Bereavement Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at a Mental Health America Aiken County, 233 Pendleton St. N.W. For more information, call Lisa Tindal at 803-641-4164.

The Aiken County Transportation Committee will hold a work session meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Sandlapper Room of the Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 803-642-1694.

Thanksgiving Story Time will be held at 4 p.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The event will feature Thanksgiving stories for children ages 8 and younger. Each family in attendance will receive a free book. Juice and cookies will be served. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

WEDNESDAY

Aiken Technical College will hold a Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Activities Center gym on the ATC Campus, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway. The event will offer free health screenings including dental screenings, vital sign assessments, blood pressure and cholesterol checks. Information will be available on dental health, nutrition, breast cancer, medication safety, elder care, domestic violence and mental health. Interactive activities such as surgical demonstrations, X-ray image games and paramedic and EMT simulations also will be part of the event. For more information email Crystal Driesen at driesenc@atc.edu.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Golden Corral, 2265 Whiskey Road. John Geiger and others members of the NARFE will speak about their experiences in the military in recognition of Veterans Day. The meeting is open to all federal employees working or retired.

The Henry Middleton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at All Saint’s Anglican Church, 110 Fairfield St. N.E. Frieda Davison, Cody Anderson, Desiree Voegele and Cathy Entsminger will be the guest speakers. They will discuss epitaphs, tombstones, obituaries and NSDAR ancestor and member grave markers. For more information, call 803-649-7909.

The Aiken Mid-Day Lions and Family Pharmacy will offer free diabetes screenings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the pharmacy, 333 Newberry St. N.W.

The Senior Men’s Club of Aiken will meet at noon Wednesday at the Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Dr. Forest Mahan, president of Aiken Technical College, will be the guest speaker. Non-club members may make a reservation or inquire about the club by calling 803-649-7697 by Friday, Nov. 10.

THURSDAY

Let’s Talk About It – Modern South Carolina Novelists will be held Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The movie, “Prince of Tides,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. A discussion with Dr. Hagstette will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Participants will read, watch and compare novels to their film adaptations. The program is made possible with a grant from the S.C. Humanities and funding from Friends of the Library. The program is designed for those 18 and older. For more information, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 x.1131.

The Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County will hold a Trivia Night for a Cause on Thursday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 6 p.m. with trivia beginning at 7 p.m. Teams can consist of four or eight people. The cost is $50 for a table of eight or $60 per person for a table of four. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. The reservation deadline was Nov. 5.

Four Celtic Voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $40. This concert is sponsored by White Rose Eclectics, and is part of the university’s 32nd annual Cultural Series. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit etherredge.usca.edu.

FRIDAY

The Greater Aiken SCORE will hold a workshop titled Plan Your New Business from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, 121 Richland Ave. E. For more information or to register, visit greateraiken.score.org.

Jason Sikes, will perform in concert as Elvis at 7 p.m. Friday at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Gregg Park Dixie Youth Baseball Park. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-226-9722.

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Richard Cofer will be the guest speaker. His topic will be astronomical telescopic eyepieces. Refreshments will be served. Lunar observing will be held after the meeting. For more information, visit angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta.

SATURDAY

A DIY: Build a Race Car activity will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The activity is open to children ages 7-11, and is limited to 40 attendees. Registration was due by Nov. 13. This event is sponsored by Home Depot. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2020 ext. 1141 or email jennifera@abbe-lib.org.

Cricket Wireless, 3520 Richland Ave. W., will be giving away Butterball turkey vouchers from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Every 30 minutes, a winner will be chosen to receive a $15 voucher. A total of four vouchers will be given away. Winners must be present.

The Aiken Community Theatre Youth Wing will meet Saturday 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.

Feathered Friends Forever, 612 Byrd Drive, Harlem, Ga., will hold its 19th annual Fall Open House and fourth annual silent auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Musical Guest Brett Bartschi will perform. Admission is free, donations are welcome. For more information, visit featheredfriendsforever.org or email brdrescuereon@aol.com.

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