Upcoming Events For Oct. 3

TODAY

Join the

Friends of the Gaston Livery Stable, 1315 Richland Ave. E., from 1 to 4 p.m. today for games and the adoption of fiberglass kittens (painted by local artists). This is a free event, but the donation of cat food or cat related items is requested.

The SPCA Albrecht Center, 199 Willow Run Road,

will hold its 5th Annual Barkaritaville from 5 to 8 p.m. today. This event is a block party full of food, drinks and music by DJ Jeff Edwards. There are themed booths that pass out sample-sized food and drink in a competition for Best Food, Best Drink, Best Theme and Best Overall Booth. The winner of Best Overall Booth gets a mountain vacation to Lorelai's Lair and $500 spending money. There is also a cash bar, grilled food for purchase, retail items for sale and a costume contest. All proceeds go back to the homeless animals in the community.

The Aiken Symphony Orchestra will present "Sutton Sings Strauss & Gershwin" today at 7:30 p.m. at USC Aiken's Etherredge Center. Maestro Dr. Donald Portnoy will give an Illuminations talk at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, $36 and $45 for the general public. Student tickets of $10 can be purchased at the box office with valid student IDs on the day of the concert. The featured soloist will be soprano singer Brandie Sutton. For more information, visit www.aikensymphonyorchestra.com.

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.,

will show the movie "Grease," rated PG-13, from 3 to 5 p.m. today. Closed captioning will be turned on.

The 26th Annual Colonial Times “A Day to Remember” Colonial Life 1735 to 1785 will be held today and Sunday at the Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Featured attractions include the Apothecary, pottery, weaving and spinning, candle making, churning butter, musket firing demonstrations, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, needlework, woodworking and meat smoking and curing. Special guests will be George and Martha Washington, Ben Franklin, an Irish Linen worker, Faire Wynds, the Rat Catcher, Punch and Judy, Colonial Dance and more. For more information, visit www.colonialtimes.us or call 803-979-9776 or Lynn Thompson at 803-279-7560 or email Lynn@colonialtimes.us.

The Aiken High School End of the ’80s reunion will be held from 7 to 11:30 p.m. today at the Houndslake Country Club. The reunion is open to graduates from 1986-89. Tickets are $45 each. For more information, email aikenhigh86to89@gmail.com.

Aiken Youth Empowerment, or AYE, a program of Helping Hands,

will be teaching teens the risks and consequences of their decisions once again at its

Teen Life Maze event today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center Gym 1, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. The event will feature organizations including the Aiken County Health Department, the Aiken Center for Drug and Alcohol Prevention, and Aiken Public Safety. There will be a day party after the maze, music, a DJ, free food, giveaways, a video game truck and more. Online registration has been extended for the event. To register for the Teen Life Maze, visit ShapingBrighterFutures.org. For more information about Helping Hands or AYE, visit the Shaping Brighter Futures website, or find them on Facebook.

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W.,

will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. today. Admission is free.

A Silent Auction & Soiree will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. The event will feature live music from the David Brown Jazz Trio, heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Beverly Clyburn Scholarship Fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit acdwc.wildapricot.org/events.

The fourth annual Wreaths Across America Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 28 at Cedar Creek Golf Club, 2475 Club Drive, Aiken. The 18-hole captain's choice tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Players of all skill levels are welcome. The cost is $75 per person, and includes greens and golf cart fees, range balls, golfer bag, prizes and lunch from the Cedar Creek Grille following the tournament. A raffle and silent auction also will be held. The registration deadline is today. All proceeds will go toward placing wreaths on the graves of veterans in Aiken County on Dec. 16, National Wreath Day. For more information or to register, call Tony Venetz at 803-648-5885 or email tonyv033@atlanticbb.net.

"Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13,

will be shown from 7:30 to 10 p.m. today at the Brown Pavilion at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. This is a free event for teens. Donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.aikencenterforthearts.org.

The Aiken Area Myelinators MS Self Help Group will meet today from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, Room 209. All persons living with multiple sclerosis are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Pam at 803-645-2092 or the NMSS at 1-800-344-4867 (800-FIGHT-MS).

“Struttin for a Cause” to benefit breast cancer will be held today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Langley Pond Park, 113 Langley Dam Road, Warrenville, sponsored by Palmetto Struttin Truck Club. All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Support Group at Augusta University. Pre-registration is $20; on-site registration is $25. There will be professional truck and car judging, People’s Choice, raffles, trophies, food and fun. For more information, email dcwilliams@atlantic.net or langleyfire422@gmail.com.

“Breath of Spring,” a side-splitting comedy presented in three acts, 

will continue at the Aiken Community Playhouse today and Oct. 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/active military and $12 for students. For tickets, visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com or call 803-648-1438. For more information about this topic, contact Maureen Woltermann at Wolt1545@gmail.com.

Just Us band will perform at the DAV building, 2194 Columbia Highway N., today from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. For more information, call Carroll Matthews at 803-640-4114.

The next Depot Jam, where bluegrass musicians and the public to participate in a bluegrass music jam at the Aiken Visitors Center/Railroad Depot at the intersection of Park Avenue and Union Street,

will be held today at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Steve Willis or Ashley Carder at haynesbluegrass@gmail.com.

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will meet today at the AECOM Center for Performing Arts, 125 Newberry St. in downtown Aiken. Workshops for students interested in the theatrical arts are free, and no pre-registration is required. Grades 4 to 7 meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and workshops for grades 8 to 12 meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes easy to move in. For more information, email acpyouthwing@gmail.com or follow Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing on Facebook.

The Aiken County Democratic Women’s Club will present Donna Moore Wesby with an Outstanding Female Community Leader award at the club’s Silent Auction and Soiree for the Beverly Clyburn Scholarship Fund today at 6:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets for the Silent Auction and Soiree are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Advance tickets are online at acdwc.wildapricot.org/events or by calling Elizabeth Foy-Spivey at 678-557-7297.

VFW Post 5877, 116 Midway Circle just off Whiskey Road,

will host Karaoke with M and M Karaoke today at 8 p.m.

Atoms in The Alley, a celebration of nuclear science,

will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in The Alley in downtown Aiken. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting at the new educational kiosk at the historic Aiken Fallout Shelter at the intersection of Laurens Street and Park Avenue. Atoms in The Alley will feature the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Lab, the .S. Forest Service, the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program and other science related vendors. The event will end with a screening of "Blast from the Past" at 8:30 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call the SRS Museum at 803-648-1437.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

The City of Aiken offers a historic trolley tour on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour leaves from the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E., and costs $15. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-644-1907.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and a women’s meeting is held on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

Carolina Jamboree will be held on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Jaycees Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. For more information, call 803-279-4063.

The Aiken County Farmers Market, 115 Williamsburg St.,

is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon or until the farmers sell out. For more information, call 803-293-2214.

Awesome Aiken Al-Anon family group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. in the house behind First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive S.W. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

SUNDAY

The 26th Annual Colonial Times “A Day to Remember” Colonial Life 1735 to 1785 will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Featured attractions include the Apothecary, pottery, weaving and spinning, candle making, churning butter, musket firing demonstrations, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, needlework, woodworking and meat smoking and curing. Special guests will be George and Martha Washington, Ben Franklin, an Irish Linen worker, Faire Wynds, the Rat Catcher, Punch and Judy, Colonial Dance and more. For more information, visit www.colonialtimes.us or call 803-979-9776 or Lynn Thompson at 803-279-7560 or email Lynn@colonialtimes.us.

“Breath of Spring,” a side-splitting comedy presented in three acts, 

will continue at the Aiken Community Playhouse today and Oct. 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/active military and $12 for students. For tickets, visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com or call 803-648-1438. For more information about this topic, contact Maureen Woltermann at Wolt1545@gmail.com.

The Historic Aiken Foundation will host its fall meeting on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the parlor of the Stevenson-McClelland building, 131 Pendleton St. S.W. The presentation will be by Meadors Inc. of Charleston and will cover old building deterioration issues and how to prevent costly repairs. Meetings attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and old house dilemmas for a discussion tailored to Aiken’s buildings. A reception hosted by the board of directors will follow. For more information email preserveaiken@gmail.com

"Brava, Jessye! A Musical Tribute," by Russell Joel Brown and Damien Sneed, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St., Augusta. Tickets range from $20 to $40. An art auction also will be held. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Imperial box office at 706-722-8341 or visit www.jessyenormanschool.org.

MONDAY

The South Carolina Bluebird Society will be having its monthly meeting at Birds & Butterflies, 117 Laurens St. NW, on Monday at 7 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend.

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.,

will have Sensory Storytime on Monday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Join us for interactive stories, music, movement and other activities. This is for children of all abilities and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

The City of Aiken Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a Trail Turkey program. Senior adults age 50 and older who walk the most miles between Monday and Nov. 13 on the Smith-Hazel Trail will be awarded a turkey or a gift card. Registration was Oct. 16, at the Smith Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St.

The Town of Windsor will hold a special called meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Activity Building to discuss this year's Christmas parade.

Al-Anon meets every Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, in room 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. Anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend is welcome. For more information, call 803-642-2898.

The Aiken Duplicate Bridge Club hosts a duplicate bridge game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All player are welcome, regardless of duplicate experience. Games are held at the Croft House, 356 York St. N.E.

HarborChase of Aiken, 1385 Silver Bluff Road,

will offer a Silver Sneakers Zumba class at 9:45 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The class is free for area seniors. For more information, call 803-642-8444.

Zumba classes with Bobbie will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Burns Dance Studio, 1560 Hamilton Drive. The cost is $5 per class or $40 for 10 classes. For more information, email bobbie5115@aol.com or visit bobbiefarmer.zumba.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and a women’s meeting is held on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

The City of Aiken’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will hold Toddler Time Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 36 months and younger and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 5 years and younger at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Daily visits are $2 per child, or participants may purchase a 10-visit punch pass for $15. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Bingo is held every Monday at 7 p.m. at Columbus Club, 1003 Spaulding Drive, just off Dougherty Road. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., the event starts at 7 p.m. and finish by 9:30 p.m. A snack bar will be open.

AikenAugusta Duplicate Bridge meets Mondays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. at HarborChase of Aiken, 1385 Silver Bluff Road. Game fee is $5. For more information, email aikenaugustabridge@gmail.com.

TUESDAY

CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the St. John Towers dining room 724 Greene St., Augusta. The program will be a celebration of the success of the 18th annual POP Walk for the People of Parkinson's. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mary Ann Navarro at 706-364-1662.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

Al-Anon meets each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend is welcome.

The Aiken for Comfort Nar-Anon Family group will meet on Tuesdays in the conference room (former Handbell Room) of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.nar-anon.org.

Celebrate Recovery groups for men and women struggling with hurts, habits or addiction meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. For more information call 803-599-1503.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and a women’s meeting is held on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

Fitness with Ty will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. Classes will alternate between Pound, Zumba, Mixxed Fit and Piloxing. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142.

Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane,

has trivia every Tuesday. For more information, visit www.mellowmushroom.com.

Karaoke with KJ Scott Ramsey will be held Tuesday nights from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Trio in The Alley.

The Aiken County Farmers Market, 118 Williamsburg St.,

is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon or until the farmers sell out. For more information, call 803-293-2214.

Awesome Aiken Al-Anon family group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. in the house behind First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive S.W. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 31 at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. The theme will be A Fairy Tale Fall. Story Time is free, and a free book will be given to each family in attendance. In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held in rooms 6 and 7 of the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

WEDNESDAY

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.,

will hold an Adult Book Club from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Each month, this book club will read a book from the chosen theme and then meet to discuss. The first meeting’s theme is: Books Set in South Carolina. Choose one or more of the following three books to read. "The Inheritance of Beauty" by Nicole Seitz, "The Memory of Water" by Karen White or "Beach Music" by Pat Conroy.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road S. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Friends of the Animal Shelter, or FOTAS, will hold a Dog Ears Reading program from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. The program allows children age 5 and older to build their reading confidence by reading to dogs and cats. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 803-514-4313 or email info@fotasaiken.org.

The Aiken Duplicate Bridge Club hosts a duplicate bridge game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All player are welcome, regardless of duplicate experience. Games are held at the Croft House, 356 York St. N.E.

HarborChase of Aiken, 1385 Silver Bluff Road,

will offer a Silver Sneakers Zumba class at 9:45 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The class is free for area seniors. For more information, call 803-642-8444.

Zumba classes with Bobbie will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Burns Dance Studio, 1560 Hamilton Drive. The cost is $5 per class or $40 for 10 classes. For more information, email bobbie5115@aol.com or visit bobbiefarmer.zumba.com.

The City of Aiken’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will hold Toddler Time Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 36 months and younger and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 5 years and younger at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Daily visits are $2 per child, or participants may purchase a 10-visit punch pass for $15. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Pizza Joint, 125 Richland Ave. W.,

hosts trivia every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and a women’s meeting is held on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. For more information, call 803-761-1601. 

THURSDAY

PFLAG Aiken will hold its monthly support meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. All are welcome. The annual business meeting for current members will be held 6:30 p.m.

The Lower Savannah Long-Term Care Ombudsman Open Door Forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lower Savannah Council of Governments, 2748 Wagener Road. The Session will give an overview of the ombudsman program, discuss the rights of residents in long-term care, the importance of family councils and a question and answer session with the ombudsmen. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register, call 803-508-7056 or email shgaren@lscog.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

Al-Anon meets each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend is welcome.

A Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings are held at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W. For more information, email AikenSAA1@gmail.com. For general SAA information, visit the national website at saa-recovery.org.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz at the Willcox Inn on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and a women’s meeting is held on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane,

has live music every Thursday. For more information, visit www.mellowmushroom.com.

The Aiken County Farmers Market, 118 Williamsburg St.,

is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon or until the farmers sell out. For more information, call 803-293-2214.

Awesome Aiken Al-Anon family group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. in the house behind First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive S.W. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

Tai Chi will be held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. for beginners and on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for advanced at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ on Kerr Drive, Aiken.

The Aiken Toastmasters will meet from 6:45 to 8 p.m. every other Thursday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Meetings are free. Toastmasters helps people develop communication skills for presentations and public speaking. Visitors are welcome.

AikenAugusta Duplicate Bridge meets Mondays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. at HarborChase of Aiken, 1385 Silver Bluff Road. Game fee is $5. For more information, email aikenaugustabridge@gmail.com.

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