Today’s events for Jan. 5
The Fermata Club will hold its third annual Polar Bear Plunge today 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. today 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. today 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. today at the Aiken County Public Library. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
Dumpster Depot will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at its Aiken location, 2063 University Parkway, and the James Brown Arena, 601 7th Street, Augusta. All tinsel, lights and decorations must be removed. Artificial trees won’t be accepted.
TUESDAY, JAN. 8
Single, Single Again will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Roma’s, 116 Coach Light Way S.W. Reservations are required and are due by Tuesday, Jan. 8. For more information or to make a reservation, email Carla Noziglia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Phyllis Autrey at 214-587-1156.
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 email@example.com. Reservations or cancellations must have been made by Thursday, Jan. 3.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9
A painting club will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9 through April 24. The club is for those who enjoy painting and being in the company of other artists. The club is led by Dale Keene. Registration is required. The club will not meet on Jan. 16. For more information or to sign up, call 803-642-2020 x. 1131. Information on supplies will be provided at sign-up.
STAR puppy classes will be offered at 11:15 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and will take the STAR Puppy Test at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 12 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Preregistration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. The cost is $100 for city residents and $125 for nonresidents. For more information, call 803-642-7631.
Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 10 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Dogs will learn basic commands including come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc., and topics will include basic dog care and what to expect from training. Dogs must be 5 months and older, have a current rabies vaccination and be registered with the city if the owner lives within the city limits. The cost is $100 for city residents and $125 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.