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TODAY

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon today at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The topic will be keeping bees. The guest speaker will be Deborah Sasser with Sasserfrass Hill Bee Farm. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

An End of Summer Beach Blast will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Evans Park, 201 Pine Hill Ave., New Ellenton. The event will feature food trucks including, live music from The Experiment and the I-20 Horns, and bounce houses for children. 

A Stand-Up Comedy Show featuring Adam Murray, Jimmy Fontaine and Alyx Libby will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $30. The show is for those ages 18 and older. A portion of the proceeds will benefit South Aiken High School.

SATURDAY

ACTS will hold a community food distribution at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Wagener Fire Department, 299 Park St. N.E., Wagener. The food distribution is open to all ages who meet income requirements. For more information, call 803-649-3800.

Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold a Purple Love Family Cookout from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The event will feature food, fellowship, games, music, water activities for kids and more. The church is holding the cookout in celebration of its 137th anniversary. For more information, visit tbcaugusta.org.

FOTAS will hold a Clear the Shelter Day event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. All adoptable pets have been sponsored and will be available for no charge. The shelter is at capacity and it is hoped this event will help make room for other animals. For more information, email info@fotasaiken.org or call 803-642-1537 option 3.

Southland S Farms will hold Roping Aiken Dummy Roping at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Street Festival Center. The event will feature roping contests, live music, food vendors and more. 

Steak Night will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken Shrine Club, 1526 Columbia Highway N. The cost is $25 and includes a meal of ribeye steak, salad bar, baked potato and roll. There also will be a silent auction and music.

CSRA Brick Con, a LEGO Fan Event, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans, Georgia. Admission is free. For more information, visit scbricks.com.

Let’s Shag Beach Nite will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Bec Plex Event Center, 5955 Jefferson Davis Highway, North Augusta. The event will feature music by The Carolina Blue Dots and MC Tony B. Beach wear is welcome, and food and beverages will be on sale. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

Arts Alive Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. Come celebrate the culmination of the 2022 Summer Art Camp. The event will feature live music, performances, face painting, crafts, artist demonstrations and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

ACTS will hold Senior Food Distributions from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the following locations: 340 Park Ave. S.W.; Gregg Park Civic Center, 1001 A. Ave., Graniteville; 107 Charles St., Jackson; Wagener United Methodist Church, 153 Columbia Road, Wagener. To qualify individuls must be 60 or older, meet income eligibility requirements and live in the service area of the food distribution site. For more information, call ACTS at 803-649-3800.

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, Aug. 20, at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Free food will be available for local families, and free school supplies will be available for kids. 

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

The Aiken Choral Society will begin rehearsals for “Carols by Candlelight” from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 100 Cornerstone Drive. New members are always welcome. For more information, visit aikenchoralsociety.org.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Senior Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature a variety of games, vendors, food and music. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is open through Monday at the Lessie B. Price center, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

TUESDAY

The Aiken Republican Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The program starts at noon. The guest speaker will be Dr. Edward T. “Terry” Wimberley, a retired professor, policy analyst, social worker and active clergyman. His topic will be U.S. energy policy, the grid and mistakes the current administration is making. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information or to make a reservation, call K.T. Ruthven at 803-617-9356.

A symposium titled “The Big Debate” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. This event is part of the Voices and Votes Democracy in America celebration. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

A book club will meet from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The book selection for August is “Hamnet,” by Maggie O’Farrell. For more information or to sign-up, visit the library desk on the second floor or call 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

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. 

AUG. 24

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. 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. 

AUG. 25

A Cooking with Character program for students grades K through fifth will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. 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. 

AUG. 26

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Senior Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will feature a variety of games, vendors, food and music. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is open through Monday, Aug. 22, at the Lessie B. Price center, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

discussion of the book, “One Woman, One Vote,” will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. This event is part of the Voices and Votes Democracy in America celebration. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” rated PG-13, will be shown at sunset Friday, Aug. 26, at The Fermata Club, 841 Whiskey Road. For more information, visit fermataclub.com.

The Augusta Genealogical Society will hold its annual symposium online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Session 1 is titled Guide to the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. The guest speaker will be Lisa Louise Cooke. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 are titled Genealogy and DNA. The guest speaker will be Diane Southard. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. For more information or to register, visit augustgensociety.org.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department will host its 2nd Annual Senior Fun Day on Friday, Aug. 26, from noon – 3 p.m. at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW, Aiken, SC. Make plans to enjoy bingo, minute 2 win it games, food, music, and vendor displays and chances to win door prizes. The cost is $5 per person. Sign up July 25 – August 22 at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, Odell Weeks Activities Center, or Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. For more information call 803-643-2181.

AUG. 27

The movie “Turning Red,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Augusta Genealogical Society will hold its annual symposium online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Session 1 is titled Guide to the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. The guest speaker will be Lisa Louise Cooke. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 are titled Genealogy and DNA. The guest speaker will be Diane Southard. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. For more information or to register, visit augustgensociety.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. 

AUG. 28

A Spirit Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road.

AUG. 30

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. 

AUG. 31

A candlelight ceremony in honor of Overdose Awareness Day will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Aiken Center, 1105 Gregg Highway. The event aims to remember without stigma those lost to overdose. For more information, call 803-649-1900.

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. 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. 

SEPT. 1

The Town and Country Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Faith Center at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. All are welcome. For more information, call Sherri at 912-508-2591.

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

SEPT. 2

First Friday Festivals will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Town of Salley pavilion. DJ Courtney Scurry will perform. There also will be food trucks. For more information or to sign up, call 803-258-3485.

SEPT. 3

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The Centurions and The Littles will perform. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.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. 

SEPT. 6

The Pink Ribbonettes, a breast cancer support group, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the atrium of Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road. Anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and in need of support is welcome. For more information, call 803-443-9241 or 803-642-2313.

Story Time in the Gardens begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, on the lawn of the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. Storytime is free and will meet on Tuesdays through Oct. 26. A special Halloween Story Time will be held Monday, Oct. 31. Participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Snacks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, Storytime will be held inside the Rye Patch. For more information, call 803-642-7631. For weather information, call 803-643-4661.

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 September class, titled Brain Train, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today 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 Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Living Hope Fellowship Church, 2550 Old Dominion Road. Players of all levels and anyone interested in learning to play are welcome. All acoustic instruments are welcome. For more information, call Gary Warnock at 803-226-9280 or Tommy Harman at 803-599-8962. 

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. 

SEPT. 7

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. 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. 

SEPT. 8

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

SEPT. 9

“A Moral Compass,” a play based on the Timmerman-Logue Affair of 1941 in Edgefield County, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield. Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-637-2233.

SEPT. 10

Aiken Music Fest will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Highfields Event Center, 118 Gaston Road. The opening band is Jonah Boucher followed by Lord Nelson. Tickets are $15 per person. The event also will feature the Aiken County Crafters and kids’ activities. For more information, visit aikenmusicfest.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. 

SEPT. 11

The CSRA 9/11 Rally: Honoring Our Local Heroes will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Lakeside Baptist Church, 4280 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater. The event aims to thank first responders including police, fire, EMS, highway patrol, rescue squads and more. Agencies are invited to bring their equipment to display. There will be a barbecue lunch from the BBQ Barn, Pelican’s Snowballs and inflatables for children. For more information, visit besidethelake.com.

Palmetto Cheer Elite – Aiken will hold its third annual golf fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Cedar Creek Golf Club, 2555 Club Drive. The captain’s choice tournament begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $100 per play or $400 per four-player team. The registration deadline is Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information or to register, Call Larry Millstead at 803-341-5686 or Jennifer Gunnells at803-206-5847.

SEPT. 13

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, on the lawn of the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. Story time is free and will meet on Tuesdays through Oct. 26. A special Halloween Story Time will be held Monday, Oct. 31. Participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Snacks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, Story time will be held inside the Rye Patch. For more information, call 803-642-7631. For weather information, call 803-643-4661.

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. 

SEPT. 14

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. 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. 

SEPT. 15

A Senior Caregiver Program titled “Refresh, Renew and Reeducate” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 15, at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 East Pine Log Road. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about senior caregiving and dementia while gaining access to various senior care resources and meeting other caregivers. Registration is required, and the deadline was Aug. 15. For more information or to register, call 803-648-5447.

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

SEPT. 16

The Aiken County Branch NAACP will hold its Freedom Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Family Life Center of New Beginning Ministries, 317 Williston Road, Beech Island. Tickets are $75 for adults, $45 for youth and college students and $30 for NAACP Youth Council and College Chapter members. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-810-1909 or email naacpaikenfreedomfund@gmail.com.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, Sept. 16, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The guest speaker will be Randy Collins, author of “Stop and Smell the Mints,” “Prescription: A Daily Dose of Gardening,” “The Garden of the Shulamite,” and “Writing in the Garden.” For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

SEPT. 17

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. 

SEPT. 19

The Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The training will cover volunteer duties, basics of museum policies, and a talk by Executive Director Lauren Virgo on the inner workings of the museum. For more information or to RSVP, call Leah Walker at 803-642-2015 or email jwalker@aikencountysc.gov.

Aiken Chapter 1145 of the South Carolina Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 10601, 250 Hudson Road. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month. For more information, call Ford Burgess at 803-507-1976. 

SEPT. 20

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the lawn of the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. Story time is free and will meet on Tuesdays through Oct. 26. A special Halloween Story Time will be held Monday, Oct. 31. Participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Snacks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, Story time will be held inside the Rye Patch. For more information, call 803-642-7631. For weather information, call 803-643-4661.

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive. Captain Brian Bazier with the Aiken Department of Public Safety will be the guest speaker. He will give a presentation on fire prevention. The meeting is open to all residents and comments, concerns and questions are welcome.

The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Living Hope Fellowship Church, 2550 Old Dominion Road. Players of all levels and anyone interested in learning to play are welcome. All acoustic instruments are welcome. For more information, call Gary Warnock at 803-226-9280 or Tommy Harman at 803-599-8962. 

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. 

SEPT 21

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. 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. 

SEPT. 22

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 must be submitted 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.

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

SEPT. 24

The Aiken Downtown Development Association will hold Oktoberfest from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken.

The Center for Lifelong Learning will hold a book fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the upper and lower lobbies of the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. It will feature local and regional authors, book talks and a panel discussion on writing and publishing.

Palmetto Cheer Elite – Aiken will hold its third annual golf fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Cedar Creek Golf Club, 2555 Club Drive. The captain’s choice tournament begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $100 per play or $400 per four-player team. The registration deadline is Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information or to register, Call Larry Millstead at 803-341-5686 or Jennifer Gunnells at803-206-5847.

A Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Aiken Shrine Club, 1526 Columbia Highway N. 

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. 

SEPT. 27

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, on the lawn of the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. Storytime is free and will meet on Tuesdays through Oct. 26. A special Halloween Story Time will be held Monday, Oct. 31. Participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Snacks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, Storytime will be held inside the Rye Patch. For more information, call 803-642-7631. For weather information, call 803-643-4661.

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. 

SEPT. 28

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. 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. 

SEPT. 29

Deb DeLucca and Sam Hyman will perform as part of “The Troubadours: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $45. The show is part of the Aiken Performing Arts 2022-23 season. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikenarts.com or call 803-643-4774.

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

OCT. 17

The 7th annual FOTAS Charity Golf Tournament and Helicopter Ball Drop will be held Monday, Oct. 17, at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation. To register, visit https://www.fotasaiken.org/events-calendar/golf-tournament-helicopter-ball-drop/.

OCT. 23

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 must be submitted 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.

OCT. 24

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 must be submitted 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.