Today’s events for Sept. 19

September 20, 2018


The 11th annual Aiken Senior Extravaganza will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road.

The Wise Outrageous Women will meet at noon today at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Joyce Duncanson will give a scarf demonstration. Those attending should bring a blouse, scarf and pin so she can demonstrate how to set it up. For more information, call Kathy at 803-641-7409 or Joyce at 803-594-1299.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road S. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

The Cedar Creek Ladies Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 2:30 p.m. today at the Community Center, 2584 Cardigan Drive. The program will be To Tell the Truth.


The Aiken Poets will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at AnShu Asian Cafe, 122 Coach Light Way. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. New members are welcomed. For more information, call Roger Brock at 803-646-2141 or Joan Lacombe at 803-642-3872.

Dominion Energy will hold a community meet and greet from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Dominion Energy’s South Carolina team will be on-hand to discuss how Dominion is giving back to communities and provide information on the proposed cash payments and rate reductions. For more information, visit dominionenergy.com.

A Community Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Horse Creek Academy, 1200 Toolebeck Road. Candidates for the 2018 HCA School Board election will be there.


Greater Aiken SCORE will hold a workshop titled Protect Your Business and Your Intellectual Property from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, 121 Richland Ave. E. For more information or to register, call 803-641-1111 or visit greateraiken.score.org.

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the New Science Center Auditorium at Augusta University in Augusta. Vinya Kolar will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Ancient Indian Astronomy. Lunar observing will follow the meeting. For more information, visit angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a lunch box lecture at noon Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2721 Whiskey Road. Cheryl Trottier will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be Xeriscaping. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.


Single, Single Again will meet for brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Golden Corral, 2265 Whiskey Road. For more information, email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@aol.com.

The Off the Hook Crochet Group will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The group is open to anyone interested in crochet. There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Attendees should bring yarn and a crochet hook. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A trail walk will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson. The event will feature nature stations, live owl demonstrations, a microscope table, a coloring book station and a special appearance by Burner Bob. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children 16 and younger. Water stops and energy snacks will be provided. For more information, call 803-471-0291.

A reunion for the staff of the Old Aiken County Hospital will hold its annual reunion from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newverry St. N.W. Those attending are asked to RSVP by Monday, Sept. 17 by calling 803-649-4088 or 803-648-3600.


The Palmetto Dog Club will hold registration for its summer classes from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Palmetto Dog Club Field, 880 Banks Mill Road. Classes include Puppy Socialization, Obedience, Agility and Rally. For more information and registration forms, visit palmettodogclub.org or call 803-262-9686.

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