Today’s events for April 25
The Aiken Mid-Day Lions will hold its 23rd annual Luncheon, Fashion Show and Silent Auction from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. This year’s theme is Century of Services, and will feature designs from Vikkis of Aiken. All proceeds will help fund club programs. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, email email@example.com.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road S. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.
Tech Tutors will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those seeking help should make sure their device is fully charged. For more information, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ex. 1131.
The fourth-grade students at Mead Hall Episcopal School will bring history to life from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the St. Thaddeus Lower School Gym, 129 Pendleton St. The students will portray famous historical people from 1815 to present complete with costumes, backdrops and props.
The Zerbini Family Circus will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1566 Columbia Highway N. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 813-655-5264 or visit zerbinifamilycircus.com.
PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. All are welcome.
Aiken County Parks and Recreation will take a senior trip to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte on Friday. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway, and 8:30 p.m. from the Courtney Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142.
Aiken’s Cookin with Celebrity Chefs: Cookin’ for a Cause will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Reserve Club at Woodside, 3000 Reserve Club Drive.
The second Brenda’s Angels Tennis Tournament will be held April 27-29 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Friday, and play will begin at 6 p.m. Entry fees are $56.40 for first doubles and $13 for additional doubles. Spectator tickets are $30 for the entire weekend or $15 per day. For more information or to register, visit tennislink.usta.com.
Greater Aiken SCORE will hold a workshop titled Your Big Bold Brand from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, 121 Richland Ave. E. For more information or to register, call 803-641-1111 or visit greateraiken.score.org.
The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, May 2, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Social time starts at 6 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is the chapter’s annual MOAA JROTC Awards Banquet, and the top cadet from each of Aiken’s 12 high schools, their instructors and cadet’s family members will be honored. The cost is $24 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make a reservation, call Linda Caldwell at 803-226-0546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who reserve but fail to show are expected to pay the $24 as the chapter is billed that amount.
Blueprints, Brews and BBQ, a 30th anniversary celebration for the Aiken County Habitat for Humanity, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Aiken Municipal Conference Center, 215 The Alley. Tickets are $25 per person. Preston & Weston will perform, and barbecue will be from Willie Jewells. For more information, visit habitataiken.org.
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be at Kroger, 1795 Whiskey Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. and the Village at Woodside’s Musical Showcase Take 2 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Visitors will be able to tour the Wienermobile and have photos taken with the iconic vehicle.
A John Hardy Trunk Show, featuring guest appearances by Noreen Paris and two Balinese jewelry makers, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Floyd and Green Jewelers, 515 Silver Bluff Road. For more information, visit floydandgreen.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
“The Greatest Showman,” rated PG, will be shown from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
The 12th annual Beech Island Historical Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The self-guided driving tour will feature Redcliffe Plantation; an old-fashion Southern garden; the Zubly and Hammond cemeteries, First Baptist, Episcopal, Silver Bluff and Susan Union churches; the Beech Island Historical Society and Visitors Center; the Silver Bluff Audubon Center; and the Risher Clubhouse on Kathwood Pond. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors in advance or $25 for adults, $20 for seniors age 60 and older if purchased on the day of the tour. Children and students to age 18 are free. An old-fashioned barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the visitors center at the cost of $10 per plate. Tickets can be purchased at The Handy Hardware Store, 257 Beech Island Ave., Beech Island; Jackson Town Hall, 106 Main St., Jackson; Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. and the Beech Island Historical Society, 144 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island. For more information, call 803-867-3600 or 706-833-3651.
A modeling and acting workshop sponsored by Discover Spotlight Model & Talent Expo will be held Saturday at Burns Dance Studio, 1560 Hamilton Drive, Aiken. For more information, email email@example.com.
A DEA Drug Takeback Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Parks Pharmacy, 437 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. The public is welcome to drop off unwanted medications for proper disposal. Liquids won’t be accepted.
The Aiken Equine Rescue will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe, 996 Pine Log Road. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at Aiken Saddlery, 1044 E. Pine Log Road; Equine Divine, 126 Laurens St. S.W.; or the rescue office, 532 Glenwood Drive. Tickets also will be available at the door. For more information, call 803-631-1850.
The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road. Arrive early for the best selection.
The Aiken Civic Ballet will hold company auditions at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Crosby Miller School of Dance, 142 Greenville St. S.W. Those wanting to audition must be 13 by the audition date, and female dancers must be on pointe. For more information, call 803-439-5701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cedar Creek Woodworkers Club will hold a sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Creek Community Center, 2584 Club Drive. The sale will feature outdoor items and lawn furniture like garden benches and carts, Adirondack chairs, vine obelisks and bluebird houses, as well as a variety of indoor items including luggage racks, wood framed clocks and wall decor. For more information, call Art Storer at 803-643-1040 or Champ Bowden at 803-514-2098. Proceeds benefit area charities that support active-duty service members and veterans.
The Run United half marathon, 5K and kids fun run will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Aiken. The cost to enter is $60 for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run. For more information or to register, visit aikenco-op.org/rununited.
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be at Kroger, 1284 Knox Ave., North Augusta, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors will be able to tour the Wienermobile and have photos taken with the iconic vehicle.
Single, Single Again will meet from brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral, 2265 Whiskey Road. Reservations aren’t required, but please arrive before 10 a.m. to be seated. FOr more information, email email@example.com.
The Aiken Choral Society’s spring concert, “Great American Musicals,” will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N.E. The South Boundary singers and the North Augusta High School chorus will join the society.The concert will feature songs from “Wicked,” “Godspell,” “Camelot,” “Sweeney Todd” and others. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, visit aikenchroalsociety.org.
An open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum, 135 Dupree Place. The open house will showcase four new exhibits and the Whitney Tower Research Room. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit aikenracinghalloffame.com.
Local author and columnist Marti Healy will discuss her latest book, “Walking with Dogs: A Spiritual Journey,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. A book signing will follow the talk. Admission is free.