Today’s events for Oct. 5
The Aiken Technical College Foundation will hold its second Giving Gala at 7 p.m. today at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. This year’s theme is Havana Nights and will feature entertainment by West End Mambo. Tickets are $70 per person, and include a cocktail reception, Latin dancers, Cuban hors d’oeuvres, a cigar and rum bar, desserts and a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-508-7413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carolina Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. The Southern Comfort Band and Will, Jim and Dave will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.
A pumpkin decorating event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those participating should bring a pumpkin. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.
A Pick Me! adoption event will be held at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Petco Foundation and organized by No Kill South Carolina. Animals will be available for no adoption fee or will have their adoption fees discounted. For more information on the county shelter, call 803-642-1537. For more information on the Albrecht Center, visit letlovelive.org.
A Comedy Show will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at VFW Post 5877, 116 Midway Circle. Lee Harden, a Tennessee based comedia, will be the headliner. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 803-648-0119.
The 19th annual CSRA Parkinson Support Group will hold its annual POP Walk on Saturday at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk is free, but donations will be accepted. Those who donate at least $25 will receive a T-shirt. For more information, visit popwalk.org, email email@example.com or call 706-364-1662.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or alz.org/walk.
The Hall of Fame video series will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The film, titled “Late 20th Century,” will feature biographies of Stanley Donen, Cardinal Bernardin, Jasper Johns, Ernest Finney March, Richard Riley, Charles Duke, Ronald McNair and Charles Bolden. The video will be shown again at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.
USC Aiken’s 33rd annual S.E.E.D program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the school’s campus, 471 University Parkway. Participants will be able to roam the campus and engage in hands-on activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math. For more information, visit usca.edu.
The Monetta Volunteer Fire Department will hold a barbecue chicken fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Monetta Volunteer Fire Station No. 1, 15 Walden St., Monetta. Proceeds will go toward the completion of Monetta VFD No. 3. For more information, call 803-685-7669.
The Carolina Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Dana with Yesterday’s Sounds will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.
The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Meet a Master Gardener event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Aiken County Farmers Market, 115 Williamsburg St. N.E. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about lawns, gardens, weeds, insects and more. Plants also will be available for sale.
Single, Single Again will hold an Oktoberfest Potluck from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gem Lakes Pavilion. Those attending should bring food to serve four people. Last names A-M should bring a salad and last names N-Z should bring dessert. Plates, glasses, plasticware, napkins and water will be provided. Bratwurst and hot dogs will be served from the grill. For more information or to make a reservation, email Carla Noziglia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-979-2059. Reservations are due by Thursday.
Pearl Friends Plus One, the Country Cool Comedy Tour featuring Karen mills, Leanne Morgan and Trish Suhr will be held at 6:30 p.m. Satuday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Tickets are $80 and include dinner, a full bar and a 90-minute comedy show. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at 3 Monkeys Fine Gifts, 141 Laurens St. S.W.; Floyd and Green Jewelers, 515 Silver Bluff Road; or by email at email@example.com. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, 118 York St. S.E. For more information, call 803-649-2071.
The Owens-Eargle-Powell-Hair Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, at Flowers Cafe, 218 Main St., New Ellenton. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch to be served at 1 p.m. Those attending should bring a picnic basket with tea. The reunion is for the descendants of Etheldred Owens, John Eargle, Abram Powell and Mathias Hair of Aiken, Barnwell and Edgefield counties. For more information, call Esther Cope at 803-652-3639 or Darlene Williams at 803-593-5180.
Aiken Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, visit aikencommunitytheatre.org.
The Rollins’ Christian Big Band will perform a concert arranged by the late Bill Foss at 5 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwel Ave. N.W. Selections include “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” “In the Garden,” “Angel Band,” “Amazing Grace,” God Bless the USA,” “Saints Go Marching In,” and “Swing Low.” The concert is free and open to the public.