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Upcoming events for Dec. 31

January 1, 2019

WEDNESDAY

“Christopher Robin,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Children under than 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

THURSDAY

The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will meet Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; the meeting will start at 6:45 p.m. with a short business meeting, door prize drawing, show and tell numismatic presentations and news of upcoming numismatic events. Arno Safran will give the program. An auction will follow the program. For more information, call 803-645-1769 or email sjcsracoinclub@gmail.com.

The Langley-Bath-Clearwater Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Midland Valley Lions Club, 1 Lions Trail, Bath. Lauren Virgo, director of the Aiken County Historical Museum, and Leah Walker, with Sights & Sounds events, will be the guest speakers. Their topic will be Ghosts, Myths and Legends in Aiken County. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of the Tri-Development Center will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 803-642-8800.

A Dementia Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. Teepa Snow will be the guest speaker. The cost is $15, and includes breakfast, a boxed lunch and afternoon snack. Tickets can be purchased at DayBreak, 102B Hayne Ave. S.W.; Southside Gallery, 2258 Whiskey Road; and Cyndi’s Sweet Shoppe, 146 Laurens St. S.W. For more information, email nancy13LBD@gmail.com.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, 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. A representative of Veterans K9 Solutions will be the guest speaker. Community Service will be collecting cash, checks, blankets and food for FOTAS. To make a reservation or cancel a reservation, call 757-593-9013 (A-L) or 803-649-9053 (M-Z) or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon Thursday, Jan. 3.

Town & Country will meet Thursday at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Social time will begin at 10 a.m. Community services will be collecting Box Tops For Education to be donated to a local elementary school, toiletries for the Cumbee Center and new socks for the Salvation Army. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. Allen Riddick with the AIken Historical Society will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Growing up in Aiken. For more information, call Theresa Schuster at 571-243-7937.

Coloring for Grownups will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Participants should bring their own coloring pens and pencils. Coloring sheets and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-642-2020 x 1131.

FRIDAY

An Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the McGrath Computer Learning Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Attendees will have the chance to meet instructors, coaches, tour the classroom and learn about the Winter Session.

The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, Jan 9, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Social time starts at 6 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will Col. Claude Davis, USMC, who will discuss his experience with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii. The cost is $24 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. For more information or to make a reservation, call Mary Lou Dewar at 803-649-4589 or email mld29803@gmail.com. Those who reserve but fail to show are expected to pay the $24 as the chapter is billed that amount.

A teen trivia activity will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those attending should bring a smartphone to participate. Pizza will be served. This is for children in sixth through 12th grades. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

SATURDAY

The Fermata Club will hold its third annual Polar Bear Plunge at Saturday at the club, 841 Whiskey Road. The cost is $25 to plunge like a polar bear or Wimp Walk (30 seconds through the Cub pool). Admission is free for spectators. Registration begins at 5 p.m. followed by the plunge at 6 p.m. For more information, call 803-617-9058.

An AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Courtney Senior Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Participants may be eligible for insurance discounts. For more information, call 803-564-5211.

The Off the Hook Crochet group will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those attending should bring yarn and a crochet hook. A crochet fashion show is being planned for March 16. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

“Little Women,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

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