Today’s events for Aug. 30

August 31, 2018


SCDOT will hold a drop-in meeting on planned improvements on Hitchcock Parkway from Silver Bluff Road to Jefferson Davis Highway. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Displays will be available to view and those attending will have the opportunity to provide written comments. For more information, call Adam Humphries, SCDOT program manager, at 803-737-3081 or email HumphrieAS@scdot.org. Comments will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 14.


The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Social time starts at 6 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program will be the annual September barbecue. The dress is casual and seating is open. The cost is $24 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. Friday. 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.

The Carolina Jamboree will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Kay, Freddie and Gene will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.


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 Anne W. Richardson, Robert Marvin, Matthew Perry, Ernest hollings, John West, Robert McNair, Carlisle floyd, John McKissick and James Edwards. The film will be shown again at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept 6. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.

Headliners N’ More, 3841 Richland Ave., will hold its inaugural Bikes 4 Vets fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature a bike show, cook-off, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Food, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds will help local veterans in need. For more information, call Speedy Mike or The Ron at 803-270-7715.

Aiken Electric’s Women Involved in Rural Electrification will hold their annual fall yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the community room of Aiken Electrical Co-op, 2790 Wagener Road. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For more information or to reserve table space, call Tammy, Rebecca, Lesley or Phyllis at 803-649-6245.

The Carolina Jamboree will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. The Good Ole’ Boys will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.

The 48th annual Christmas Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Vendor applications are available online at cityofaiken.gov and will be accepted through Sept. 1. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

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.


The Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor will hold the first Essential Tremor Charity Golf Classic on Monday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The cost is $100 per player, and includes golf, golf carts, continental breakfast, photos, greens fees, goodie bags, prizes, a raffle and complimentary beer and soda. Ladies are welcome. For more information, call 803-761-2860.

The Horse Creek Historical Society will hold its first fall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the parish house of St. Paul Episcopal Church, 117 Hard St. The guest speaker will be Tony Baughman. His topic will be Vaucluse. For more information, call 803-663-9457.

Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market. These nonpartisan vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence are held on the first and third Monday of every month. All are invited to stand with us at Hitchcock Drive (the entrance to Aiken Estates, in front of Bethlehem Lutheran Church). We have signs, or you may bring your own as long as they are nonpartisan. For more information, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or Lynn at 803-226-5546.


The 17th annual Mended Hearts Aiken Regional Medical Centers Charity Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation, 3000 Reserve Club Drive. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The tournament is captain’s choice, best ball-format. The cost is $240 per team. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 4. For more information or to register, call 803-644-4008.

Storytime in the Gardens begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Storytime is free and will meet on Tuesdays through Oct. 30. Participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Snacks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, Storytime will be held at the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. For more information, call 803-642-7631. For weather information, call 803-643-4661.

Auditions for Bound to Sing, an all-boys choir, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N. The choir is open to boys in upper-elementary and middle school with unchanged voices. Membership fees are $50 per term, but scholarships and other options are available. The choir performs in a variety of locations throughout the school year. Bound to Sing is directed by Christopher Leysath, director of choirs at North Augusta High School For more information, call Anna Derr at 803-507-2959 or email boundtosingaiken@gmail.com.

The Aiken Singers will hold rehearsals from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the choir room of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 157 Chesterfield St. N. All adult singers are welcome, no audition required. For more information about the group or its performances, call Director Diane Haslam at 803-270-0542 or email aikensingers@gmail.com.

The Aiken Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cumberland Village, 3335 Wise Creek Lane. Those wishing to eat dinner should arrive at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Pat Friday at 803-645-0606.

The Pink Ribbonettes, a support group for breast cancer survivors, will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the atrium of Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The program will be a pink tea and tote bag workshop. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 803-641-0011 or 803-642-0605.


Acrylic and oil painting art sessions will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 through Nov. 28 at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Local artist Dale Keene will lead the class. Registration and the purchase of your own materials is retired. For more information or to register, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 x.1131.

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