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Today’s events for Oct. 12

October 12, 2018

TODAY

The Riverfront Theatre Company will perform “Greater Tuna” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobecone Ave., North Augusta. Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit naartscouncil.org/theater or call 803-646-2815.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness will hold its second Halloween Costume Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. Tickets are $25 and include a drink ticket. For more information, visit CNTAware on Facebook or c-n-t-a.com.

Storytime with a Special Guest will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Storytime participants will get to meet some furry friends from the Aiken County Animal Shelter. Baby storytime will be held at 10:15 a.m. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken County Education Association-Retired will meet at 11 a.m.today at the Woodside Plantation Country Club, 100 Woodside Plantation Drive. The association is open to any retired educators. New members are welcome. Annual local dues are $15. Registration was due Oct. 8. The cost of the meal is $16.50.

Aiken Prays will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at The Village Cafe, 110 Coach Light Way S.W. Aiken Prays is a non-denominational women’s prayer group affiliated with Stonecroft. Prayers may be either silent or aloud, and participants may enjoy a Dutch treat lunch following the prayer time. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Susan Frushour at 803-648-8126. The reservation deadline is today.

Mended Hearts Chapter No. 294 will meet at 10 a.m. today in the Miller Building of Nursing on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Rhonda Platt, clinical care coordinator at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, will be the guest speaker.

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

SATURDAY

Friends of the Animal Shelter, or FOTAS, will hold a Dog Walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway. Walkers are welcome with or without dogs. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 803-642-7557.

Barktober Fest will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. The event will feature vendors, a cash bar, costume contests for pets and humans, free dog park admission and music from Beth Spangler. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. Pets are admitted free with ticket holder. All proceeds will benefit the Albrecht Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit letlovelive.org.

Indie Author Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The event will feature speakers and workshops on topics related to independent book publishing, marketing, writing and more. Local authors also will be on hand to sign and sell books. For more information, call 803-642-2020 ext. 1131.

St. Gerard Catholic Church will hold its 2018 Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The event will feature vendors, food, raffles, kids’ activities and a bake sale. For more information, email tonyd1535@gmail.com.

The Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County will hold Pilates to Light Up Aiken County at 9 a.m. Saturday at the clinic 244 Greenville St. N.W. The cost is $10, and includes refreshments and “mocktails.” A portion of the proceeds will benefit the United Way of Aiken County and the clinic. For more information, visit the clinic’s Facebook page.

John Wesley Hightower will host a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater.

The Carolina Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Johnny and the HayWire Band will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.

SUNDAY

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will hold a grand re-opening celebration for the Clifford S. Gerde Carriage Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rye Patch estate, 100 Berrie Road. The museum will be open until 5 p.m. following the ribbon-cutting. For more information, call 803-642-7650 or email sradford@cityofaikensc.gov.

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