Today’s events for May 12 (copy)
Belles Canto, a young women’s vocal ensemble, and Bellini, a girl’s choir, will perform in The Belles are Singing concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. The program will include songs of log and loss, joy and sorrow, fun and devotion in styles from folk to contemporary, classical to pop. Admission is free.
The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Southern Meltdown will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners, non-alcoholic beverages and well-behaved pets on leashes. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, the performances will be moved to H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Only service animals are allowed in Odell Weeks. The rain-out hotline at 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.
A Garden Angel class will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Ridge Spring Art Center, 108 Maintenance Shop Circle, Ridge Spring. Kim Ruff will lead the class. The cost is $35 and includes the cost of clay, glazing and firing. Students should wear an apron to protect their clothing. For more information or to register, email Kim Ruff at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanne Crouch at email@example.com.
The College Acres Public Works Commissioners will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the district office, 33 Citadel Drive. For more information, call 803-649-5619.
Herbal Solutions, 722 Silver Bluff Road, will continue its Happy Health series with an event highlighting the benefits of raw honey from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information or to register, call 803-649-9286.
A Digital Library Branch Info Session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The session will cover how to browse, check out and download eBooks, audiobooks, videos and music. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
The Jubilee Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Blvd. S.E. Liz Neal of Hitchcock Healthcare and Linda Lucas of DayBreak will be the guest speakers. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share during lunch after the program. For more information, call Judy H. Marks, club president, at 803-652-2248.
The Lions Club of Aiken will met at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the breakfast room of Cumberland Village, 3335 Wise Creek Lane. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. A meeting of the board of directors will be held at 5 p.m.
The Wise Outrageous Women will meet at noon Wednesday at Red Lobster, 950 Aiken Mall Drive S.W. Those attending should bring birthday cards for Joyce Duncanson, Sandy Brewer, Helen Reynolds and Lee Rand. For more information, call Kathy at 803-641-7409 or Joyce at 803-594-1299.
The b will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cedar Creek Community Center, 2584 Club Drive. The program will be Pots Up.
The Senior Men’s Club of Aiken will meet at noon Wednesday at the Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Dr. Tom Clark, executive director of the Alliance for Fort Gordon, will be the guest speaker. For more information about the club or to make a reservation as a non-member, call 803-649-7697.
Brenda’s Angels will host Pampering with a Purpose from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Spago Salon and Day Spa, 933 Dougherty Road. The night will include nail polishing, a rep with Biolage products, blowouts, lip/brow waxing, mini facials, mini hairstyles and music by Preston and Weston. All proceeds will go to Brenda’s Angels to support the fight against pancreatic cancer.
A wood carving demo with Ike Carpenter will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. The demo will feature reproductions of 18th century hand-carved wooden spoons, bowls, tables and hunt boards. For more information, call 803-642-7557.
A presentation titled Remembering World War II will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The presentation will feature some of the oral histories from area veterans collected in the book, “In Their Own Words: Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II.” A short segment from the DVD will be shown during the presentation, and books and DVDs will be available for purchase. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
An AARP Driver’s Safety class will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. The cost is $15 for AARP member and $20 for non-members. Completion of the class may make students eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. For more information or to register, call Vince Jones at 803-648-1363 or 803-443-8899.
The Aiken Poets will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at AnShu Asian Cafe, 122 Coach Light Way. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. New members are welcomed. For more information, call Roger Brock at 803-646-2141 or Joan Lacombe at 803-642-3872.
Hops and Hogs will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Hayne Avenue and Pendleton Street.
The Astronomy Club of Augusta will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The program will be 2-minute astronomy talks, including Scooping up Bennu, Getting Started in Astronomy, Daytime Astronomy, Light, Comet Garradd, Silent Sky at ACP and Bath Interferometry. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit angelfire.com/ga/astronomycubaugusta.
The TAG! You’re It! Hope 5K will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Perry Memorial Park, 720 Abbeville Ave. N.E. The cost to register is $35. For more information or to register, visit active.com.
The Aiken High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The cost is $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. For more information about other activities that weekend, call Helen Tewkesbury at 803-648-0267 or Dale Prout at 803-649-9649.
Single, Single Again will see the Aiken Community Playhouse performance of “Sister Act” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Those wishing to attend the performance should mail a $20 check to Carla Noziglia, 305 Ascot Drive, Aiken, SC 29803, by Friday, May 4. An optional dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the Pizza Joint, 125 Richland Ave. W. For more information, call Jeanne Shanks at 803-663-3839 or email Carla Noziglia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Windsor will hold a town-wide yard sale along the railroad track at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Spaces are available for $5. Barbecue chicken plates will be available at the church social hall.
The third annual Dave Day, a celebration of Dave the Potter, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. To commemorate the event, local historian and potter Gary Dexter will hold a pottery workshop. The cost is $15, and participants will get a 6-inch tile on which to inscribe one of Dave’s couplets r something of their own. The class is limited to 15 participants. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2015 or visit the museum.
A Royal Wedding Celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at La Dolce, 967 Dougherty Road. The cost is $39.95, and includes a formal afternoon tea, trivia and door prizes. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Hats and wedding attire are encouraged. For more information, visit La Dolce on Facebook.
SUNDAY, MAY 20
The Aiken County Historical Society will hold its Spring General Meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. SW. Howard Wayt, local historian and railroad enthusiast, will the guest speaker. His topic will be the excavation work in Hitchcock Woods. A reception will not be held.