TODAY

Ticket sales for the Joye in Aiken Festival 2021 open to the public today. A list of events and ticket prices can be found at joyeinaiken.com.

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a vigil for peace and nonviolence today from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. The group gathers on Hitchcock Drive at the entrance to Aiken Estates, across from the fresh market along Whiskey Road. Participants are invited to stay all the time or as long as possible. You will be asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. If you can’t stand, chairs are welcome. The witnesses against war and all forms of violence meet on the first and third Monday of the month and are held in rain or shine and on public holidays. All are welcome. Participants can bring their own characters as long as they are impartial. For more information, contact Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

The The City of Windsor will have its regular monthly meeting Today at 7pm in the activity building of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. Only one person per household is allowed to participate and masks must be worn. The temperatures are measured at the door. For more information, call 803-571-0788 or 803-270-7003.

The Aiken County Scripps Spelling Bee will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW. The event will be broadcast live on aikenstandard.com and Facebook.

TUESDAY

The The Aiken Center for the Arts is hosting A Literal Blast: A Zoom Q&A. This gives the residents an insight into the life of the area clerks. The event runs from February to May and features four local writers with two sessions each. The first session will be an introduction to the author and his book, followed by a discussion of the book in session two. On the February program is the book “In their own words – Veterans from the Augusta and Aiken region remember the Second World War” by Fred Gehle and Dr. James Garvey. The discussions will take place on Tuesday and February 9th from 7pm to 8pm. The cost is $ 40. For more information or to register, visit the ACA at 122 Laurens St. SW, call 803-641-9094, or visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

Greater Aiken SCORE and the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce are hosting an online event Webinar titled “Grow Your Business To Reach Customers Online” Tuesday at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2XUG6uK.

WEDNESDAY

The city of Aiken will hold one Blood donation from the Red Cross Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the city building of the City of Aiken, 214 Park St. SW Spender receive an Amazon gift card worth 5 USD by email. People who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate. For more information or to register, visit redcrossblood.org. Use the promo code AikenGives.

FEB. 4th

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the Tri-Development Center board of directors will meet at 6:30 pm at 5080 Jefferson Davis Highway on Beech Island. For more information, please contact Joan Lioi at 803-642-8800.

Greater Aiken SCORE offers an online Webinar entitled “Your tax return will change in 2021” From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Thursday, February 4th, Ted Orban, a SCORE-certified business mentor, will lead the discussion. For more information, send an email to Greateraiken.score.org.

An opening reception for the February exhibits at the Aiken Center for the Arts takes place on Thursday, February 4th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Center 122 Laurens St. SW. More information is available at aikencenterforthearts.org.

FEB. 6

ON Sing gospel takes place on Saturday, February 6th at 6 p.m. at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Forever Changed and the Bledsoes will perform. Free entry. Social distancing is observed. A love offer is accepted. Visit midgsc.com for more information.

On Ice cream for breakfast event takes place from 8:30 am to 10:45 am on Saturday February 6th at Flanigan’s Ice Cream Parlor, 221 Barnwell Ave. NW instead. For more information, visit Flanigan’s on Facebook.

FEB. 9

The The Aiken Center for the Arts is hosting A Literal Blast: A Zoom Q&A. This gives the residents an insight into the life of the area clerks. The event runs from February to May and features four local writers with two sessions each. The first session will be an introduction to the author and his book, followed by a discussion of the book in session two. On the February program is the book “In Their Own Words – Veterans from the Augusta and Aiken Region Remember World War II by Fred Gehle and Dr. James Garvey until 8 pm The cost is $ 40 and includes a copy of the book. For more information or to register, visit the ACA at 122 Laurens St. SW, call 803-641-9094, or visit aikencenterforthearts .org.

Trey McLaughlin and the sounds of Zamar will perform on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets cost between $ 25 and $ 50 and can be purchased online at usca.edu/etherredge-center or at the box office at 803-641-3305. The performance is part of the 2020-2021 cultural series.

FEB. 10

ON Blood donation from the Red Cross takes place on Wednesday, February 10th, 11 am to 4 pm at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. instead of. For more information or to pre-register, visit redcrossblood.org.

FEB. 12th

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theater Presents “Tuck Everlasting: The Musical” on February 20, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and on February 14 and 21 at 3 p.m. The doors open two hours before the show. Tickets cost $ 50 for seniors, retirees, prosecutors, and active E7s and up. $ 40 for E6 and below on active duty and ID students; Coffee and dessert only $ 35 and $ 28 for the show only. The tables are limited to a family group and are 6 feet apart. For more information or to make a reservation, call 706-793-8552.

FEB. 15th

Voluntary income tax assistance will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from February 15 to April 14 at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, by appointment only. Those who need help with tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state returns. If you want to use the VITA service, you have to pick up an information package, fill out the forms in the package and call to make an appointment as soon as all the forms have been filled out. Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Taxpayers must have a cell phone and someone is calling to work on their return.

FEB. 27

The 11th annual Black History Jazz concert takes place on Wednesday, February 27th, 7pm to 9pm at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Seniors and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW six-seat tables are $ 54, $ 60, and $ 72. Preston & Weston will perform. Tables can be purchased at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. NE. For more information, please call 803-642-7634.

7TH MARCH

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo The performance scheduled for Sunday March 7th as part of the Joye in Aiken Festival 2021 has been postponed and is currently being postponed.

9TH MARCH

The The Aiken Center for the Arts is hosting A Literal Blast: A Zoom Q&A. This gives the residents an insight into the life of the area clerks. The event runs from February to May and features four local writers with two sessions each. The first session will be an introduction to the author and his book, followed by a discussion of the book in session two. The book “The Southern Child” by Kathy G. Widener is on the March program. The discussions will take place on Tuesdays, March 9 and 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $ 33 and includes a copy of the book. For more information or to register, visit the ACA at 122 Laurens St. SW, call 803-641-9094, or visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

MARCH 13

The St. Paddy’s Lucky Laces 5K takes place on Saturday, March 13th at 9:00 a.m. at James Brown Arena, 601 7th St., Augusta. Registration costs $ 25 before February 26 and will cost $ 35 after February 27. Participants receive a T-shirt, a medal and a bib. For more information or to register, visit stpaddsluckylaces5k.itsyourrace.com.

MARCH 18

“Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” written by and with Mike Wiley will be performed on Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 pm at USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets cost between $ 25 and $ 50 and can be purchased online at usca.edu/etherredge-center or at the box office at 803-641-3305. The performance is part of the 2020-2021 cultural series and was made possible thanks to a partnership with the Center for African American History, Art and Culture.

25TH MARCH

The Parker Quartet will perform on Tuesday March 25th at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Banwell Ave., as part of the Joye in Aiken Festival 2021. Entry is free, subject to availability. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. More information is available at joyeinaiken.com. This performance is given by Susan H. Adkins in memory of Dr. Carl R. Adkins sponsored.