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TODAY

Betsy Wilson-Mahoney is launching her 2023 Aiken Calendar, The Real Housedogs of Aiken, at the Aiken Antique Mall on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. FOTAS will have county shelter dogs available for adoption at the event on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from the calendars will be donated to FOTAS, helping the homeless pets at the Aiken County Animal Shelter.

The Jackson Hook and Cook will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 106 Main St., Jackson.

Second Baptist Church and Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will meet on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Crosland Park Playground, 1676 Aldrich St. NE. Hot dogs, drinks and chips will be provided. Win a free basketball in a Best 10 out of 10 from the free throw line contest.

A Howl-oween Costume Contest and Parade will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Dog, 150A Laurens St. S.W. Door prize registration/line-up will be at 3:45 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested. 

The Windsor Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Trunk-or-Treat at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Windsor Rec Center, 128 Old School Road, Windsor. For more information or to participate, visit windsorfdevents@yahoo.com.

The American Legion Riders Chapter 26 and the Aiken County Homeless Coalition are holding a Coat Drive and Cookout from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 26, 636 Old Airport Road. All donated clothing will benefit the homeless in Aiken County. Hot dogs and hamburgers also will be sold.

The Augusta Choral Society will perform Durufle Requiem and Finale from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Performing with the choral society will be the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, soprano Indra Thomas, mezzo Alexis Davis-Hazell, tenor Johnnie Felder and bass Ramelle Brooks. Dr. J. Porter Stokes is the artistic director and conductor. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for students and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit augustacs.org.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

SUNDAY

A quilt show will be held from Nov. 1-18. The show is open to all and will be held at the Aiken County Historical Museum at 433 Newberry St. S.W. Youth entries are encouraged. Categories include bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art/innovative, pictorial and miniatures. Entry forms were due by Sept. 22. Entered quilts will be accepted at the Aiken County Historical Museum from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. For more information, contact the museum at 803-642-2015 or visit www.carolinapinequilters.org.

New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road, will celebrate the pastoral anniversary of Pastor Ernest Thomas Sr. at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Bishop Alexander Dwight. For more information, call 803-270-0311.

Vocal Trash will perform as part of the Etherredge Center’s 2022-2023 Cultural Series on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $50 for adults and $10 for youth under the age of 15. To purchase tickets, call 803-641-3305, visit www.etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com, or stop by in person. For more information, email boxoffice@usca.edu.

The Edgefield County Historical Society will hold their Fall Meeting on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center on Main Street in Edgefield. The topic will be Mark Catesby, the 18th century naturalist who visited South Carolina and Edgefield County in 1722 and 1723. Dr. J. Drew Lanham will be the speaker. The meeting is open to the public. A reception will take place after the meeting in the Discovery Center.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

MONDAY

The Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and the Serenity Charity Club will accept applications for Christmas assistance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24-31 at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway. Assistance is for children 14 and younger. Applicants must have legal custody and must bring: current ID for all adults in the household, proof of dependents (birth certificates and Social Security cards), current bills (rent, utilities, etc.), and proof of income. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142 or email tcooks@aikencountysc.gov.

A quilt show will be held from Nov. 1-18. The show is open to all and will be held at the Aiken County Historical Museum at 433 Newberry St. S.W. Youth entries are encouraged. Categories include bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art/innovative, pictorial and miniatures. Entry forms were due by Sept. 22. Entered quilts will be accepted at the Aiken County Historical Museum from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24. For more information, contact the museum at 803-642-2015 or visit www.carolinapinequilters.org.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken

Dacre Stoker, an Aiken resident and great grandnephew of Bram Stoker, will speak at the Aiken Senior Life Services on Monday at 1 p.m. about the history of “Dracula” and Stoker family lore. The cost is $7 to attend. For more information, call 803-648-5447 or visit www.aikensenior.org/enrichment.

TUESDAY

The 2022 FAFSA Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 building on the campus of Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The event is open to all Aiken County high school students, and will provide students and their families with help in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2023-24 academic year. For more information, visit atc.edu.

A discussion of the book “The World Made Straight” by Ron Rash will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of the Let’s Talk About It – South Carolina Writers on Page and Screen. Dr. Andrew Geyer will lead the discussion. For more information or to check out a copy of the book or movie, visit abbe-lib.org or call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

Book Clubs will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 25, and Nov. 15 and 22 in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Group A will discuss “Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare on Oct. 25, and “Once There Were Wolves” by Charlotte McConaghy on Nov. 22. Group B will meet Oct. 18 and discuss “Once There Were Wolves” by Charlotte McConaghy and will discuss the “Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare on Nov. 15. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Banksia House Tour will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is open to 15 participants. Admission is free. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-642-2015 or visit museum@aikencountysc.gov

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

The American Nuclear Society – Savannah River dinner will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the North Augusta Community Center. The featured speaker will be Steven A. Arndt, 68th president of the American Nuclear Society. Those who wish to attend need to prepay by Tuesday. The cost is $36 per person for members, $32 for ANS retirees, $25 for students and educations, and $40 for non-members. To make a payment, contact ans.savannahriver@gmail.com or call 706-394-0999. To register online visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TDFN753.

THURSDAY

The Center for African American History, Art & Culture will host a two-part presentation by Wayne O’Bryant titled Preserving our History: Telling Our Stories on Thursday, Oct. 27, and Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor. Part one of the presentation will cover South Carolina History Classes, Sankofa, and not teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), but teaching Inclusive Historical Truth (IHT). Part two of the presentation will cover Aiken’s Golden Years (1900-1930), a revolution of sorts (1939-1969), and after the dust settles (1970-2022). For more information about the Center please visit www.caahac.org.

Trick or Treat at the Gregg Park Civic Center on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees are invited to wear a costume. There will be trick-or-treating at the decorated tents, along with goodies, photo ops and sno-cones. The civic center is located at 1001 A Avenue, Graniteville.

Dove- and Grammy award-winning artist David Phelps will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans, Georgia. Comedian Mickey Bell will also perform. VIP tickets are $60, artist circle tickets are $45 and general admission is $30. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 706-868-9729 or visit davidphelps.com.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold basketball registration through Thursday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Leagues are co-ed and open to children ages 5-18. A girls-only league is open to ages 9-12. Birth certificates are required for first time registrants. The cost is $65. For more information or to register, visit cityofaikensc.gov.

A Cooking With Character program will be held from 4-5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library. The cooking activity for this month will be herbed popcorn. Space is limited. Registration opened Saturday, Oct. 1. To register, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.For more information, visit abbe-lib.org

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

OCT. 28

Horror Movie Drive-In will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Wagener Fire Department, 299 Park St. N.E., Wagener. “Hocus Pocus,” rated PG will be shown on Friday and “Jeepers Creepers,” rated R will be shown Saturday. For more information, call Chief David Watson at 803-258-8002.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office will hold its Pauper Burial services at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Graniteville Cemetery, 1377 Gregg Highway.

A Trick-or-Treat drop-in will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. For more information, call 803-642-7557.

Nuclear Care Partners will hold its 14th commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons workers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The event is open to all former atomic and Department of Energy workers. A commemorative pin and T-shirt will be given to nuclear workers. For more information, call 803-262-4305.

A Trick-or-Treat Drop-In will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. Make a quick craft, get a spooky treat, show off your costume and pose for a photo-op. The event is free to the public, while supplies last. For more information, call 803-642-7557 or email tourism@aikencountysc.gov.

The Aiken County Homeless Coalition will meet Friday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St., N. in the Roberts Building.

OCT. 29

The City of North Augusta will hold its Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, on Georgia Avenue in North Augusta. The event will feature live music, amusements, arts and crafts vendors and food. Country artist Joe Nichols will perform. For more information, visit jackolanternjubilee.com.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold its annual Trunk-or-Treat event from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road. The program is for children age 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. There will be trick-or-treating, carnival games and music. Admission is $1 per child. For more information, call 803-293-7851 or email jgrimes@cityofaikensc.gov.

Second Baptist Church will hold their annual Holy-ween Trunk-or-Treat Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. The event is free and will include candy for children, refreshments, games and music.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

OCT. 30

Trunk or Treat will be held Sunday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

OCT. 31

Kids up to age 12 can go Trick-or-Treating on Monday, Oct. 31 at the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, 420 Hampton Ave. from 3-5 p.m. No costumes are required. Employees at the Sheriff’s Office will be dressed up and handing out treats. 

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken

NOV. 1

Better World Studios will hold free Young Artists Workshops at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1-17, at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Registration closes Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information or to register, visit betterworldsudios.org. Workshops are open to ages 15-18.

Tuesday’s Music Live will continue its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, with pianist Thomas Pandolfi at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness will hold its 31st annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. The guest speaker will be Dr. Kathryn Huff, assistant secretary for nuclear energy with the U.S. Department of Energy. The banquet will follow the speaker at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, email cnta@bellsouth.net or call 803-649-3456.

DayBreak Adult Care Services, the City of Aiken, Trinity on Laurens and Be Well Home Services will offer an educational series titled Living, Loving and Lifelong Learning. The November class, titled Caring for Caregivers, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost of the class is $5. For more information, call 803-226-028 or 803-643-2181

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

NOV. 2

The Cumbee Center will hold the 44th annual Whiskey Road Race on Saturday, Nov. 5. The course takes runners down Whiskey Road, through Aiken’s historic horse district and South Boundary Avenue. There are 10K and 5K options. Registration is $35 for 5K registration and $40 for 10K registration. In-person pickup and registration will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Academy Sports, 321 Fabian Drive, and 6:45-7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 2.  For more information or to register, visit runsignup.com.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org.  

NOV. 3

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

NOV. 4

A one-day Mental Health and the Modern Church Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mill Road. The conference is designed to equip churches, church leaders, congregations and those who attend church provide effective and compassionate care to individuals and their loved ones who struggle with mental health. Registration is $75 per person or $60 per person for groups of five or more. For more information, visit mhmcconference.com.

The 26th annual Richland Creek Antique Fall Festival will be held Nov. 4-6 at 542 Richland Creek Road, Ward. An antique tractor pull will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. The opening ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. An old fashioned Sunday Morning Service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Richland Springs Baptist Church. The event also will feature craft booths, wagon rides, syrup cooking. food vendors and moreAdmission is $5 on Friday and $10 on Saturday, cash only. Kids 12 and younger are free. For more information, email cberry15@windstream.net or alex@goldenhillsgolf.com.

NOV. 5

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The Bob Sellers and Day Three will perform. Admission is free. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

Apple Fest will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. The event will feature a silent auction, baker, bookworm corner, apples, twice-loved treasures, children’s activities, baked goods and more. Proceeds will benefit Bridge2Home, Aiken Senior Life Services and the Jack Meeks Memorial Wheelchair Ramp Ministry. For more information, call 803-648-6891.

The City of Aiken, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department along with Pitter Patter Children’s Boutique will hold a Breyer Horse Fun Day from 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the courtyard of the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, 135 Dupree Place. The event is free for children ages 4-16, and must be accompanied by a parent. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

The Cumbee Center will hold the 44th annual Whiskey Road Race on Saturday, Nov. 5. The course takes runners down Whiskey Road, through Aiken’s historic horse district and South Boundary Avenue. There are 10K and 5K options. Registration is $35 for 5K registration and $40 for 10K registration. In-person pickup and registration will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Academy Sports, 321 Fabian Drive, and 6:45-7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 2. For more information or to register, visit runsignup.com.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

NOV. 6

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

NOV. 7

First Tee of Aiken will host its fourth annual Tee it up FORE Kids 18-hole tournament at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the Reserve Club at Woodside, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. Player check-in is at 9 a.m. The cost is $120 per person or $480 per team and includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, mulligans and entry into the putting contest. For more information, visit firstteeaiken.org.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken

NOV. 8

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

NOV. 9

A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Listine Gunter Courtney Senior Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. This is a free program. Registration is due by Sunday, Nov. 9. For more information, call 803-564-5211.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

NOV. 10

The Center for African American History, Art & Culture will host a two-part presentation by Wayne O’Bryant titled Preserving our History: Telling Our Stories on Thursday, Oct. 27, and Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor. Part one of the presentation will cover South Carolina History Classes, Sankofa, and not teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), but teaching Inclusive Historical Truth (IHT). Part two of the presentation will cover Aiken’s Golden Years (1900-1930), a revolution of sorts (1939-1969), and after the dust settles (1970-2022). For more information about the Center please visit www.caahac.org.

The second Art 4 Vets art auction benefitting local veterans organizations will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Southside Gallery, 2258 Whiskey Road. Admission is $45 and includes dinner and two happy hour tickets U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. James Livingston, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, will be the guest speaker.

The Black Market Trust will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikenarts.com. The concert is part of the Aiken Performing Arts 2022-23 season.

Helping Hands will hold A Chef’s Extravaganza from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The evening will feature cuisine from around the world, entertainment and a multi-course dinner prepared by local chefs paired with a selection of fine wines. The cost is $125 per person. For more information, call 803-648-3456 or email admin@helpinghandsaiken.org.

The Friends of Ridge Spring will hold a service honoring veterans and current military at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Ridge Spring Farmers Market, 900 West Main St., Ridge Spring. To have your name announced along with your branch of the service, call Pat at 803-480-2895, Jody at 760-791-0752 or Cheryl at 803-422-0446.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

NOV. 11

A book sale will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-648-4990.

A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Listne Gunter Courtney Senior Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. This is a free program. Registration is due by Sunday, Nov. 9. For more information, call 803-564-5211.

NOV. 12

The Leavelle McCampbell Middle School PTO will hold its fourth annual Mistletoe Market Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 1120 Weldon Way, Graniteville.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated.  

NOV. 13

A Beans & Brews Chili Cook-Off will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The cost is $30 for individual teams, $40 for corporate teams and $60 for professional teams. Teams must prepare 5 gallons of chili for sampling purposes, and must arrive at 8 a.m. to prepare the chili. Teams are responsible for their own supplies and equipment including stand supplies (table, chairs, serving utensils, hand soap, paper towels and tent.) For more information or to register, email jschow@greenjacketsbaseball.com or call 803-349-9421.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

NOV. 14

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken

NOV. 15

Tuesday’s Music Live will continue its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, with The Charlestones at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

NOV. 16

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

Authors of “In Their Own Words: Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II”, Dr. Douglas Higbee, James Garvey, and Hubert Van Tuyll will speak on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Aiken Senior Life Services. There is no cost to attend, but people are asked to register ahead of time. For more information, call 803-648-5447 or visit www.aikensenior.org/enrichment

NOV. 17

A Holiday Open House will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, in downtown Aiken. Shops will be open til 8 p.m. For more information, visit downtownaiken.com.

Trenton Correctional Institution will host a job fair on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, North Augusta. 

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

NOV. 19

The Aiken Driving Club will hold a tack sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Gaston livery Stable, 1315 Richland Ave. E. Proceeds from the sale will help pay down the barn’s mortgage. For more information or to reserve a space, call Sue Dougherty at 803-522-6914.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

Pass the Salt food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Free food will be available for local families, and free school supplies will be available for kids. 

NOV. 20

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

NOV. 21

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken

NOV. 22

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

NOV. 23

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

NOV. 24

One Table will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, at 322 Gayle Ave. For more information, to volunteer or make donations, call 803-641-4141.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

NOV. 26

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated.  

NOV. 27

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

NOV. 28

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken

NOV. 29

Tuesday’s Music Live will continue its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Nov. 29, with The Davidson Chorale at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

NOV. 30

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org





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