Today’s events for Nov. 8
Coloring for Grownups will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those attending should bring their own coloring pens and pencils. Coloring sheets and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to make a reservation, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1131 or visit abbe-lib.org.
The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon today.
The World War II documentary “War Stories” will be shown at 2 p.m. today in the Brown Pavilion of the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. The documentary features interviews with local World War II veterans. In addition to the video, the book “In Their Own Words: Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II” also will be available. For more information, visit aikencenterforthearts.org.
Ethan Bortnick will perform Shake, Rattle & Soul at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., as part of the Aiken Performing Arts 2018-19 season. Tickets are $40. For more information, visit apagonline.org.
Free The Beats, an art show and shindig to benefit the Homeless Period Project, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at The New Moon Cafe, 116 Laurens St. N.W. The event will feature local art, music, food and coffee. For more information, visit New Moon Cafe on Facebook.
Mended Hearts Chapter No. 294 will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the miller Building of Nursing on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Adam Carnham and Christ Todara of Zoll Medical Company, will be the guest speakers. Their topic will be Life vest as it relates to congestive heart failure.
Thom Tran, of the Laugh Factory, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for active-duty military with ID and $8 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thom.tran.eventbrite.com.
American Legion Post 212 will hold its Veterans Day program at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Post, 602 Hampton Ave. Demetria L. Williams, regional manager for Red Cross, will be the guest speaker.
An Unplugged Board Game event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration opened Oct. 8. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Circulation Desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1121 or visit abbe-lib.org.
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 beginning its fall series on Tunisian Crochet, those attending will learn two stitches that allow for the creation of reversible items. Those coming for the lesson should bring worsted weight yarn, a Tunisian crochet hook or 8 to 10.5 mm crochet hook. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
A Historic Stable Experience will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday and will feature tours of the Aiken Training Track and the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. The cost is $30 per person, and is open to those ages 16 and older. Participants should meet at the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road, by 8:45 a.m. to load on the mini-bus. For more information, call 803-643-2121 or email email@example.com.
Iron Legacy Motorcycle Club, Aiken Chapter, will hold a Poker Run to benefit Brion “Kidd” Holland on Saturday. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Corck and Bull Pub, 1925 Whiskey Road. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. The cost is $20 for riders, $5 per passenger and $20 for enclosed vehicles. Raffle tickets will be available $5 for one or $20 for five. For more information, call 706-986-9584 or 706-836-5289. Proceeds will benefit Holland who was diagnosed with Stage IV Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
The Friends of the Gaston Livery Stable will present The Triple Crown of History featuring the 125th anniversary of the barn, a celebration of Helen Hastings and a silent auction featuring fiberglass kittens painted by local artists. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gastonliverystable.org.
The sixth annual Harvest Home concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. Admission is free but donations of non-perishable food items is encouraged. The concert will feature the Aiken Civic Orchestra, Bound to Sing Boy’s Choir, Masterworks Festival Chorus, St. John’s United Methodist Chancel Choir and the USCA Concert Choir. All donations will benefit Area Churches Together Serving.