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Events to attend on Jan. 26, 2017

January 26, 2017

Events to attend on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017:

• The Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a storytelling mini-workshop Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees do not have to work on a story but may work on whatever form of communication that you might need help with. The workshop will consist of oral exercises, story coaching and keys to active listening. For any questions or to register for this $30 workshop, call 803-642-2015 or email walker@aikencountysc.gov.

• The monthly meeting for PFLAG Aiken will be on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. All are welcome.

• Paladin Productions will present “Book Club” on Thursday at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be bought at www.bit.ly/2im5asm or at the ACTS locations at 340 Park Ave. S.W. or 50 Canal St., Suite 6, in the Masonic Shopping Center in Graniteville. Proceeds benefit ACTS. For more information, call ACTS at 803-649-3800 or email event@actsofaiken.org.

• St. John’s SEED, the old preschool and Mother’s Day Out programs, will hold a ribbon cutting on Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m., with dignitaries, including J. David Jameson, present. There will be food and refreshments from 11 until 1 p.m. Teachers will be present to answer questions. RSVP to Michelle Pearson at mpearson@stjohns-umc.org or call 803-648-4745 or visit www.stjaiken.org for more information. SEED stands for Serving, Educating, Enrichment and Development. The ages are divided into Pods, Seedlings, Buds, Sprouts and Blooms.

• Pianist Damira Feldman will be the featured artist for the annual Winter Nocturne Concert at USC Aiken’s Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. Admission is free for students and $20 for adults. Proceeds benefit the school’s music department. A reception with hot cocoa and desserts will follow the concert. For more information on the Winter Nocturne concert, visit etherredge.usca.edu or call 803-641-3305.

• Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Out of This World” show will be presented at the Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St., Columbia, for the last time on Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors will open an hour before showtime. Ticket prices are subject to change, according to the venue’s website. For more information, visit www.coloniallifearena.com or call 800-745-3000 for tickets or 803-576-9200 for other inquiries.

• During the week of Jan. 23, Mental Health America of Aiken County will be gathering information to get an accurate count of the number of people in Aiken County who are homeless, will be participating in Grace Kitchen at St. John’s UMC on Saturday, Jan. 28, and is accepting donations of coats or jackets in good condition and new socks or gloves at 233 Pendleton St. N.W. before Jan. 27. For more information, call Lisa Tindal at 803-641-4164.