Today’s events for Sept. 17

September 17, 2018 GMT


The 10th annual PRISM Concert, presented by the Savannah River Winds, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit savannahriverwinds.com.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

The Civil War Round Table of Augusta scheduled for today at Goodwill’s Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta, has been cancelled. The guest speaker will be rescheduled. For more information, call Gwen Fulcher Young at 706-736-2909 or civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

The South Carolina State University Alumni – Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at American Legion Post 212, 616 Hampton Ave. N.W. The topic will be plans for future activities. For more information, call 803-270-5137.

Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace – wind and flooding from Hurricane Florence permitting – from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market. These nonpartisan vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence are held on the first and third Monday of every month. All are invited to stand with us at Hitchcock Drive (the entrance to Aiken Estates, in front of Bethlehem Lutheran Church). We have signs, or you may bring your own as long as they are nonpartisan. For more information, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or Lynn at 803-226-5546.

A reunion for the staff of the Old Aiken County Hospital will hold its annual reunion from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. Those attending are asked to RSVP by today by calling 803-649-4088 or 803-648-3600.

The Aiken County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the activity building of Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. E. Aiken County School Board member Wesley Hightower, who is running for re-election for District 3, will be the guest speaker.


The Trenton Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will recognize Bells Across America at 4 p.m. Bells will chime 13 times for the original colonies and the hour of the signing of the Constitution.

The Jubilee Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the gymnasium at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. S.E. Bernice Deloach and the Park Baptist Senior Group will be the guests. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share during lunch after the program. For more information, call June New, acting president, 803-508-4185.

The Beech Island Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the society’s History and Visitors Center, 144 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island. George Wingard, program coordinator for the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, will be the guest speaker. He will show the documentary “Reconstructing Hawthorne, a film that revives memories of a former rural community taken over by the Savannah River Site. For more information, email Jackie Bartley at bdbartley@comcast.net or call the society at 803-867-3600.

The Aiken Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the second floor boardroom of the Woodside Executive Park, 2000 Woodside Executive Court. Anyone interested in learning more about the Lions is welcome. For more information, call Pat Friday at 803-645-0606.


The 11th annual Aiken Senior Extravaganza will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road.

The Wise Outrageous Women will meet at noon Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Joyce Duncanson will give a scarf demonstration. Those attending should bring a blouse, scarf and pin so she can demonstrate how to set it up. For more information, call Kathy at 803-641-7409 or Joyce at 803-594-1299.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road S. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

The Cedar Creek Ladies Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Community Center, 2584 Cardigan Drive. The program will be To Tell the Truth.