Today’s events for Jan. 21
Park Missionary Baptist Church, 144 Douglas Drive, Beech Island, will hold its 29th annual Martin Luther King celebration at noon today. The Rev. Michelle P. Bush of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-827-3896.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. today at VFW Post 5877, 116 Midway Circle. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
The Civil War Round Table of Augusta will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Goodwill’s Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. The cost to attend is $23 and includes dinner. Dues are $25 per year for individuals or $40 per couple. The guest speaker will be Brian Jordan, professor of history at Sam Houston State University. His topic will be The Battle of South Mountain. For more information, contact Gwen Fulcher Young at 706-736-2909 or civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.
Aiken Women In Black, in partnership with Aiken Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today 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, Lynn at 803-226-5546 or Emilie at 586-945-8771.
Steve Sloan, who has taught guitar at USC Aiken since 2012, will perform in concert to celebrate the release of his CD “A Peaceful Escape,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Etherredge Center on the campus of USCA, 471 University Parkway. The concert is free and open to the public.
A book club for adults will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The book is “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi. Sign up is available at the reference desk. For more information, call 803-642-2020 x. 1131.
“Frozen,” rated PG, will be shown from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. All ages will be able to sing along with Elsa and Anna, and drink hot cocoa. Registration is required and is due by Tuesday. All are ages are welcome, but those younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 803-642-2020 or visit abbe-lib.org.
Nuclear Care Partners will hold a Coffee & Questions event Tuesday at the Jackson Municipal Building, 106 Main St., Jackson. This event is free to all former atomic workers, and times must be reserved. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-295-5104.
The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the dining room of St. John Towers, 724 Greene St., Augusta. Dr. John Morgan, professor and director of the Augusta University Movement and Memory Disorders programs will be the guest speaker. His topic will be current research in Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call Mary Ann Navarro at 706-364-1662.
Paladin Productions will perform its annual music revue, “Show Tunes, Standards & All that Jazz,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive For reservations and ticket information, call 803-648-6805.
The Aiken Healthcare Alliance will meet at noon Wednesday at Anchor Healthcare & Rehabilitation, 550 E. Gate Drive. Jennifer Davis with A Place for Mom will be the host. To RSVP, call 803-643-3694 or email KCollins@orianna.com.
“Mars Attacks!,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This program is for teens grades sixth through 12th grade. Snacks will be served. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
The Oink & Oyster Roast, benefitting the Tri-Development Center, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Big Red Barn, 187 Chime Bell Church Road. The event will feature music by Ben Newman & the Kool Kats, oysters, barbecue, libations and more. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door; and $20 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 803-642-8812 or visit akentdc.org.
PFLAG Aiken will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave.
Paladin Productions will perform its annual music revue, “Show Tunes, Standards & All that Jazz,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Vintage Town Center, 285 Mt. Vintage Plantation Drive. For reservations and ticket information, call 803-624-7265.
Paladin Productions will perform its annual music revue, “Show Tunes, Standards & All that Jazz,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Cedar Creek Activities Center, 2584 Club Drive. For reservations and ticket information, call 803-644-0416.