Today’s events for Nov. 27 | Entertainment

TODAY

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mill 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 Old Aiken County Hospital will hold its annual reunion on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. John’s UMC, 104 Newberry St. Those who worked at OACH or the Aiken Community Hospital (currently ARMC) from 1976 to 1980 are invited to come and enjoy seeing old friends. Handicap parking is in the church parking lot off Chesterfield Street. For more information, call Pat at 803-648-2801 or Verna at 803-645-5510 by Monday. 

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 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. 

TUESDAY

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

Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed by the Aiken Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 138 Fairfield St. S.E. To purchase tickets, call 803-220-7251 or visit AikenSymphonyOrchestra.com.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 to 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 to 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 [email protected] 

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 [email protected] 

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 [email protected] 

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. 

THURSDAY

The combined Lewy Body Dementia Support Group and Aiken Alzheimer’s Support Group December meetings will be held jointly Thursday at the Leslie Price Senior and Youth Center. Time and more details are to follow. This free public seminar is an outreach support session for caregivers, healthcare professionals, and family members of patients with a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia (with or without atypical Parkinson’s), Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Related Dementias.

The Night of 1,000 Lights will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Aiken. This festive evening will include Santa, carolers and luminaries throughout downtown.

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

DEC. 2

The Festival of Trees will be held from Dec 2-31 at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. A tree lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. preceding the Downtown Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on Newberry Street.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will host the 34th annual Downtown Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event will occur on Newberry Street Festival Center in Historic Downtown Aiken. Admission is free. There will be appearances by Mayor Rick Osbon, East Aiken Singers, USC Aiken’s Concert Choir and of course, Santa Claus. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

The Main Street Players’ holiday comedy, Christmas Belles, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, with a catered pre-curtain reception at the Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center in Edgefield. Other performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec 4; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. For tickets, call 803-637-2233.

DEC. 3

The New Ellenton Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon on Main Street in New Ellenton. For more information, visit newellentonsc.com.

The GVW Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. A rain date has been set for Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. For more information visit the GVW Fire Department Facebook page. The parade will start at 82 Canal St. and head through Graniteville on Highway 191 to the traffic light at Highway 421 in Warrenville.

The Midland Gospel Singing Center, located at 705 Martin Smith Rd. in Gilbert, cordially invites everyone to their monthly gospel singing on Dec. 3. The guests will be God’s Toolbox and Just Three. The singing will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Brenda Crosby at 803-719-1289.

A book signing will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. Dr. Walter Curry will sign copies of his book “The Awakening: The Seawright-Ellison Family Saga, Vol. 1, A Narrative History.” For more information, call 803-642-7557.

The Old Aiken County Hospital will hold its annual reunion on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. John’s UMC, 104 Newberry St. Those who worked at OACH or the Aiken Community Hospital (currently ARMC) from 1976 to 1980 are invited to come and enjoy seeing old friends. Handicap parking is in the church parking lot off Chesterfield Street. For more information, call Pat at 803-648-2801 or Verna at 803-645-5510 by Monday, Nov. 28. 

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. 

DEC. 4

The Downtown Aiken Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. The theme will be “Favorite Christmas Movie.” Lineup begins at 1 p.m. Registration deadline is Sunday, Dec. 4 at midnight. For more information or to register, visit aikendda.us/2022-parade.

The City of Jackson Christmas parade will be Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. on Highway 125 in Jackson.

The Edgefield Christmas parade will be Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.exploreedgefield.com.

The Windsor Christmas parade will be Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. The parade will begin at Cedar Road and ends at the old school/park. For more information, visit the Town of Windsor, SC Facebook page.

Aiken Choral Society will perform “Carols by Candlelight” on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N. Under the direction of Dr. Maureen Simpson and accompanied by David Brown at the piano, the performance will feature selections by Vivaldi, John Rutter, Berlioz, Irving Berlin and others. The concert is free to the public, but donations are welcomed. For more information, visit www.aikenchoralsociety.org.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mill 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. 

DEC. 5

The Women of Woodside will host a Holiday Home Tour Monday, Dec. 5 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Woodside Plantation. A holiday Tea and Raffle will begin at 2 p.m. at Woodside Country Club. Tickets can be purchased at Nandina, Plum Pudding, Feed Sack Restaurant, Woodside Communities Office, Woodside Aiken Realty and Woodside Village Center. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit womenofwoodside.com.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 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. 

The Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Centers Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 803-508-7809.

DEC. 6

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will hold a holiday social on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive, N.E.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 to 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 to 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 [email protected] 

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 [email protected] 

DEC. 7

The MOAA Annual Christmas Party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Sharon Fox playing the saxophone.

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 [email protected] 

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. 

DEC. 8

The Aiken Camellia Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in the chapel of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St., S.W. The program is “In Search of Lost Loves” presented by Gene Phillips. The event is free and open to the public.

Christmas at Millbrook will be held Dec. 8-10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Blvd. S.E. Indoor presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The event is free and will feature an outdoor Christmas Lights Walk Thru and an indoor music presentation. There will be photo booth opportunities and hot chocolate. Inside, the Christmas Story of the birth of Jesus will be performed, and there will be live animals from Eudora Farms.

The Ladies Night Out Sip n’ Stroll will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Aiken. Businesses will stay open late and offer light refreshments for shoppers. For more information and participating businesses, check the Aiken Downtown Development Associations website.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

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

DEC. 9

The Four Seasons dance group will host a night of ballroom dancing with the Aiken Community Band providing the music at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Newberry Hall.

The Festival of Trees will be held through Dec. 31 at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. A tree lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. preceding the Downtown Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on Newberry Street.

The Joye in Aiken holiday concert will be held Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center. The show is a variety show format and will include different holiday classics in various jazz styles. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online at www.usca.edu/etherredge-center or in person by visiting the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway.

DEC. 10

Midland Valley Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. starting at Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School. For more information, visit Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Wagener Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at A.L. Corbett Middle School. For more information, visit wagenersc.com.

A Christmas card making class will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. at at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Road. Attendees can learn how to make simple holiday cards. The event is free, and all materials will be provided. All are welcome. For more information, call the church at 803-641-1913 or visit www.staaiken.org to reserve a spot.

Breakfast and a Book with the Clauses will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The event will include a pancake breakfast, crafts, story time with Mrs. Claus, and a special appearance from Santa. Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa! All ages are welcome to attend. All participants must register in advance. Registration ends Wednesday, Dec. 7, and the cost is $5 per person. To register online, visit www.cityofaikensc.gov/prtregistration. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

The Augusta Choral Society will perform three Glorias (Bass, Poulenc and Vivaldi), music by Susa, Shaw/Bennett, Goodall, Tormé and others on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 seniors and $15 for students/military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit augustacs.org.

The second Christmas Parade in Crosland Park will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The entry fee is canned goods for Blessing Boxes. For any groups that want to participate (churches, fire department, etc.), contact Dale Couch at 803-508-8418, Bob Fry at 803-649-3622 or Raymond Hall at 803-979-9314.

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. 

DEC. 11

The Downtown Aiken Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. The theme will be “Favorite Christmas Movie.” Lineup begins at 1 p.m. For more information or to register, visit aikendda.us/2022-parade.

The North Augusta Christmas Parade will be Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. in downtown North Augusta. For more information, contact the North Augusta Lions Club.

Aiken Symphony Orchestra will perform “Home for the Holidays” Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken. The audience will get to hear musical favorites such as “White Christmas” and “The Nutcracker.” To purchase tickets, visit www.aikensymphonyorchestra.com or contact 803-220-7251 or email [email protected]

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mill 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. 

DEC. 12

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 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. 

DEC. 13

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 to 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 to 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 [email protected] 

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 [email protected] 

DEC. 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. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email [email protected] 

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. 

DEC. 15

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

DEC. 16

The Festival of Trees will be held through Dec. 31 at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. A tree lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. preceding the Downtown Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on Newberry Street.

DEC. 17

The Hoofbeats and Christmas Carols parade will be Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. in downtown Aiken. For more information, visit the Hoofbeats and Christmas Carols Facebook page.

National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, Dec. 17. The primary local ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Graniteville. After the ceremony, attendees are invited to place wreaths on the veterans’ graves. This event is free. Wreaths will also be placed at Pinelog Cemetery in Aiken at noon; Pineview Memorial Gardens in North Augusta at 2 p.m.; and at Bethany Cemetery in Aiken at 3 p.m. For additional information, call Tony Venetz at 803-648-5885 or email at [email protected]

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

DEC. 18

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mill 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. 

DEC. 19

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 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. 

DEC. 20

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 to 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 to 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 [email protected] 

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 [email protected] 

DEC. 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. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email [email protected] 

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. 

DEC. 22

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

DEC. 23

The Festival of Trees will be held Dec. 2-31 at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. A tree lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. preceding the Downtown Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on Newberry Street.

DEC. 24

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. 

DEC. 26

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 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. 

DEC. 27

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 to 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 to 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 [email protected] 

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 [email protected] 

DEC. 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. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email [email protected] 

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. 

DEC. 29

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

DEC. 31

The Festival of Trees will be held through Dec. 31 at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. A tree lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. preceding the Downtown Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on Newberry Street.

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.