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Upcoming events for Oct. 12

October 12, 2017

TODAY

Aiken City Limits, a weekend of music, will be held today through Sunday. Musical performances include Amp the Alley from 7 to 10 p.m. in The Alley and Jazz at the Willcox from 7 to 9 p.m. today; Piano at The Willcox from 6 to 9 p.m., Beach Music with DJ Bob Bonnett in The Alley from 7 to 10 p.m., Keith Gregory at The Stables at Rose Hill Estate from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Bluegrass and Brews at The Village at Woodside from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday; an Aiken Open Mic Sampler in The Alley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trucks N’ Tunes at Gyles Park from 2 to 10:30 p.m., Aiken Music Fest at Highfields from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday; and Bethany and the Southside Boys in The Alley from noon to 3 p.m. and the Blessed Not Stressed Sunday Brunch at Citizens Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit twww.aikencitylimits.com.

Single, Single Again will meet for dinner today at 6:30 p.m. at Salsa’s, 109 Tamil Drive, Aiken, next to Papa Johns. As a courtesy to the restaurant, make reservations were due by Tuesday. For more information or reservations, email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@aol.com or call Jeanne Shanks at 803-663-3839.

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will hold Lego Club today at 4 p.m. Show off your super building skills! We provide the LEGOs, you bring your imagination. No registration is required, and the event is for ages 5 to 11.

“The Promise,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

The University Theatre Players, USC Aiken’s theater company, will present “Our Town” today, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors and $8 for students. It will be the director Jack Benjamin’s last show with USCA before he retires from the university in June. For more information, visit etherredge.usca.edu or call 803-641-3305.

The 28th Annual Greek Festival will be held today through Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at corner of 10th and Greene Street in Augusta. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Church, both locally and nationally. This year’s festival runs from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will enjoy a Greek shopping market, live Greek music and dancing, tours of the church, a Greek beer and wine booth and Greek food. The Loukoumades Eating Competition will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Reverend Father Vasile Bitere at 706-724-1087 or augustaholytrinity@gmail.com.

The Lower Savannah Council of Governments’ Board of Directors will meet today at 7 p.m. at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville.

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.

FRIDAY

Aiken City Limits, a weekend of music, will be held today through Sunday. Musical performances include Amp the Alley from 7 to 10 p.m. in The Alley and Jazz at the Willcox from 7 to 9 p.m. today; Piano at The Willcox from 6 to 9 p.m., Beach Music with DJ Bob Bonnett in The Alley from 7 to 10 p.m., Keith Gregory at The Stables at Rose Hill Estate from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Bluegrass and Brews at The Village at Woodside from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday; an Aiken Open Mic Sampler in The Alley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trucks N’ Tunes at Gyles Park from 2 to 10:30 p.m., Aiken Music Fest at Highfields from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday; and Bethany and the Southside Boys in The Alley from noon to 3 p.m. and the Blessed Not Stressed Sunday Brunch at Citizens Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit twww.aikencitylimits.com.

“Breath of Spring,” a side-splitting comedy presented in three acts, will open at the Aiken Community Playhouse on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and continue Saturday and Oct. 20-21 and 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 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 Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will have Storytime Fridays on Oct. 13 and 20. Help foster a love of reading with books, songs and interactive activities that support early literacy skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Storytime for babies (0-23 months) will be at 10:15 a.m.; toddlers (2-3 years) will be at 11 a.m.; and pre-schoolers (4-5 years) will be at 11:45 a.m.

The University Theatre Players, USC Aiken’s theater company, will present “Our Town” today, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors and $8 for students. It will be the director Jack Benjamin’s last show with USCA before he retires from the university in June. For more information, visit etherredge.usca.edu or call 803-641-3305.

CNTA Costume Ball will be held on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Aiken Center for the Arts. The evening will include socializing, dancing, and raffles. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $35 per person. Purchase tickets online at https://events.com/r/en_US/tickets/cnta-costume-ball-aiken-october-505003. Contact CNTA if you have any questions or have problems using the link. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward eliminating membership dues in 2018 for professionals under 40.

Banksia After Dark, Spooky Tales & Tours will be held Friday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The event will feature a talk titled Gangters and Graveyards by Jeanmarie Bronson at 2 p.m., and a spooky tour of Banksia with spectral appearances by historic characters from 7 to 9 p.m. The talk is free, and the cost of the tour is $10 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger. For more information, call 803-642-2015.

The Backstretch Experience will be held Saturday (with a rain date for Oct. 21) from 9 to 11:15 a.m. at the Aiken Training Track. The experience begins with watching horses out on the track for their morning training before going back to Legacy Stable. After horses train, Brad Stauffer, head trainer of Legacy Stable, will talk about the equipment used in training, the diet of a racehorse, conformation, the composition of the track and more. There will also be a question-and-answer period. The cost is $30 per person and space is limited. The registration deadline is Thursday. Registration and payment may be done at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-643-2121 or 803-642-7631 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

The 28th Annual Greek Festival will be held today through Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at corner of 10th and Greene Street in Augusta. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Church, both locally and nationally. This year’s festival runs from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will enjoy a Greek shopping market, live Greek music and dancing, tours of the church, a Greek beer and wine booth and Greek food. The Loukoumades Eating Competition will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Reverend Father Vasile Bitere at 706-724-1087 or augustaholytrinity@gmail.com.

Students at the Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering will showcase their work at their Pretty in Pink Fashion Show on Friday 6:30 p.m. at the Aiken Family YMCA, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville. Tickets for the event are $5 in advance and at the door. All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society to benefit cancer research. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering, 225 Richland Ave. E. For more information on the Pretty in Pink Fashion Show, call the Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering at 803-644-7133, or visit the ASCB website at ASCandB.com.

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 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.

Karaoke will be held every Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, 208 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-649-0082.

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.

A group of local Public Safety Personnel has started an AA group for active and retired law-enforcement, fire and EMS personnel. The group meets every Friday at noon at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road, Augusta. For more information, contact Patrick Cullinan at 706-533-3352 or pcullinan@sspba.org.

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.

Story Time will be held Fridays at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Storytime for babies, ages 0 to 23 months, will be held at 10:15 a.m.; storytime for toddlers, ages 2 to 3 years, will be held at 11 a.m.; and storytime for preschoolers, ages 4 to 5 years, will be held at 11:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.abbe-lib.org.

The 2017 Hippie ’60s Dance will be held Friday at DAV Aiken Chapter 43 building, 2194 Columbia Highway North, near the Aiken airport. Line dance lessons will begin at 6:15 p.m. Yesterday’s Sounds will play from 7 to 10 p.m. It is optional dress for the occasion. Admission is $10; no alcohol. Couples and singles are welcome. For more information, call Furman Redd at 706-825-8776 or Dana Watkins at 803-292-3680.

SATURDAY

The October meeting of The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Cpl. Matthew V. Dillon Memorial Chapter No. 2005 will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the VFW Post No. 10601 on Hudson Road in Aiken. For more information, call 803-392-7675.

The Backstretch Experience will be held Saturday (with a rain date for Oct. 21) from 9 to 11:15 a.m. at the Aiken Training Track. The experience begins with watching horses out on the track for their morning training before going back to Legacy Stable. After horses train, Brad Stauffer, head trainer of Legacy Stable, will talk about the equipment used in training, the diet of a racehorse, conformation, the composition of the track and more. There will also be a question-and-answer period. The cost is $30 per person and space is limited. The registration deadline is Thursday. Registration and payment may be done at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-643-2121 or 803-642-7631 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

North Aiken Elementary Fall Carnival will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. Spaces are available for $10 tables. For more information or to reserve a space, call 803-641-2690.

St. Gerard Catholic Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The event will feature food, vendors, a bake sale, raffles, a bounce house, touch-a-truck and more. For more information, call the church office at 803-649-3203.

The Atomic City Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in New Ellenton. The event will feature vendors, inflatables, food, crafts, cheerleaders, karate demonstrations, fireworks and a DJ.

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will hold Indie Author Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Indie Author Day features speakers on topics related to independent book publishing, with a break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Book signings by local authors will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 803-642-2020, ext. 1131.

The University Theatre Players, USC Aiken’s theater company, will present “Our Town” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors and $8 for students. It will be the director Jack Benjamin’s last show with USCA before he retires from the university in June. For more information, visit etherredge.usca.edu or call 803-641-3305.

Aiken City Limits, a weekend of music, will be held today through Sunday. Musical performances include Amp the Alley from 7 to 10 p.m. in The Alley and Jazz at the Willcox from 7 to 9 p.m. today; Piano at The Willcox from 6 to 9 p.m., Beach Music with DJ Bob Bonnett in The Alley from 7 to 10 p.m., Keith Gregory at The Stables at Rose Hill Estate from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Bluegrass and Brews at The Village at Woodside from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday; an Aiken Open Mic Sampler in The Alley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trucks N’ Tunes at Gyles Park from 2 to 10:30 p.m., Aiken Music Fest at Highfields from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday; and Bethany and the Southside Boys in The Alley from noon to 3 p.m. and the Blessed Not Stressed Sunday Brunch at Citizens Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit twww.aikencitylimits.com.

An open house and family fun day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Couchton Fire & Rescue, 3227 Wagener Road. The event will feature touch a truck, a tour of the fire station, the opportunity to meet local firefighters, Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. For more information, call 803-226-4908 or email kimair@att.net.

The 28th Annual Greek Festival will be held today through Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at corner of 10th and Greene Street in Augusta. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Church, both locally and nationally. This year’s festival runs from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will enjoy a Greek shopping market, live Greek music and dancing, tours of the church, a Greek beer and wine booth and Greek food. The Loukoumades Eating Competition will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Reverend Father Vasile Bitere at 706-724-1087 or augustaholytrinity@gmail.com.

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 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

Masterworks Chorale and the USC Aiken Concert Choir will present “Prayer and Praise,” a concert which will include Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Mack Walberg’s Tres Cantus Laudendi, on Sunday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., at 4 p.m. General admission is $10, with free admission for USC Aiken students and faculty.

The University Theatre Players, USC Aiken’s theater company, will present “Our Town” today, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors and $8 for students. It will be the director Jack Benjamin’s last show with USCA before he retires from the university in June. For more information, visit etherredge.usca.edu or call 803-641-3305.

The Aiken Habitat for Humanity Women Build team will hold its fifth Kitchen Tour from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The tour features seven unique private kitchens featuring a variety of custom designs and decor as well as samples from local caterers and restaurateurs. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at Plum Pudding, 101 Laurens St. N.W.; Unique Expressions, 1521 Whiskey Road; Herbal Solutions, 722 Silver Bluff Road; and Aiken Office Supply, 2560 Whiskey Road. Tickets also are available online at www.aikenkitchentour.com. If still available, tickets will be sold the day of the event for $30.

Aiken City Limits, a weekend of music, will be held today through Sunday. Musical performances include Amp the Alley from 7 to 10 p.m. in The Alley and Jazz at the Willcox from 7 to 9 p.m. today; Piano at The Willcox from 6 to 9 p.m., Beach Music with DJ Bob Bonnett in The Alley from 7 to 10 p.m., Keith Gregory at The Stables at Rose Hill Estate from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Bluegrass and Brews at The Village at Woodside from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday; an Aiken Open Mic Sampler in The Alley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trucks N’ Tunes at Gyles Park from 2 to 10:30 p.m., Aiken Music Fest at Highfields from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday; and Bethany and the Southside Boys in The Alley from noon to 3 p.m. and the Blessed Not Stressed Sunday Brunch at Citizens Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.aikencitylimits.com.

The 28th Annual Greek Festival will be held today through Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at corner of 10th and Greene Street in Augusta. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Church, both locally and nationally. This year’s festival runs from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will enjoy a Greek shopping market, live Greek music and dancing, tours of the church, a Greek beer and wine booth and Greek food. The Loukoumades Eating Competition will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Reverend Father Vasile Bitere at 706-724-1087 or augustaholytrinity@gmail.com.

Jim Harrison Gallery will host a reception in their honor at Jim Harrison Gallery in Denmark on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. The exhibit titled “Southern and Western Realism” will be on display through Nov. 10. Jim Harrison Gallery is located on One South Main Street in Denmark. Visit www.jimharrison.com.

The William Stroud Society Children of the American Revolution will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The program will include a PowerPoint on ancestry history. Ice cream cones will follow the meeting. For more information, call Patty Rasmussen at 803-649-5640.