Today’s events: Feb. 6

February 7, 2018 GMT


A seminar titled Migration: Are You From South Carolina will be held at 7 p.m. today at Birds & Butterflies, 117 Laurens St. N.W. Mary-Catherine Martin, wildlife biologist with SCDNR, will be the presenter. She will discuss migration as it pertains to S.C. shorebirds and seabirds, and how birds are followed. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children ages 16 and younger. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-649-7999.

The Lions Club of Aiken will meet today, at 6 p.m. in the Breakfast Room at Cumberland Village. Doors will be open at 5:30 for dinner orders. The program for the evening will be on F.E.M.A.

The Pink Ribbonettes will meet at 10:30 a.m. today in the atrium of Millbrook Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road. Anyone who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, care givers and relatives are welcome to attend. The program will be Doris Hammond, Ph.D. who will speak on gerontology. A support session and a light lunch will be served after the program. For more information, call 803-641-0011 or visit pinkribbonettes.org.

A Dance Party will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Vivian, from CSRA Line Dancers, will teach participants how to do the Electric Slide, the Cha Cha Slide and more. This program is recommended for ages 7 and up. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken Community Playhouse will hold auditions for “Sister Act” at 7 p.m. today at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. N.W. There are roughly 15 main characters and 10 to 12 ensemble parts for singing and dancing. Production volunteers should call Kyle Seconi at 803-979-0539. For more information, visit aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum 2018 Winter Lecture Series will be held on Tuesdays. Lectures are held at 10:30 a.m. at Banksia, 433 Newberry Street. Speakers and topics include Lauren Virgo, Unseen Collections of the Aiken County Historical Museum on Tuesday; and Dr. William Curry, Lavinia Corley Thompson, African-American Confederate Veteran on Feb. 13. Seating is limited. Series tickets are $35 and can be purchased by credit card or check at the museum gift shop. Single lecture tickets, if available, will be sold on the day of the lecture. For more information, call 803-642-2015 or visit aikenmuseum.us.

The Aiken Lions will meet at 6 p.m. today in the breakfast room of Cumberland Village, 335 Wise Creek Lane. The guest speaker will be Tommy Smith. His topic will be his career in government program management. For more information, email Michele Patrick at patrickje1@aol.com.

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Barnwell County Public Library, 40 Burr St., Barnwell. For more information, visit www.lscog.org.

A fundraiser for the Aiken Council of Neighborhoods will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Chipotle, 1941 Whiskey Road. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the Council of Neighborhoods, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the organization.


The Aiken County Education Association-Retired will hold its annual Breakfast with the Legislators meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The cost is $10.50. Members of the AIken County Legislative Delegation and other dignitaries have been invited. Reservations are required and should be made to Sara by calling 803-278-3037. The registration deadline is Wednesday. For more information, email drittel@gforcecable.com.

The Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the authority’s administrative office at the Regional Landfill in Jackson. For more information, call 803-652-2225.

A lecture titled Documenting Our History: The Hamburg Massacre will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The lecture is part of ATC’s Dynamic Dialogues series.


The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Judy Floyd, of Christ Central, will be the guest speaker. She will give information about programs at the local Christ Central. The Community Service group will collect cash donations for Christ Central. To make a reservation or cancel a reservation, call Cecila Mark (A-L) at 803-649-2827, Linda Kanc (M-Z) at 803-262-5652 or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon Thursday.

Single, Single Again will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Habaneros Mexican Grill, 1028 Pine Log Road. As a courtesy to the restaurant, reservations were needed by Feb. 6. For more information or to RSVP, call Jeanne Shanks at 803-663-3839 or email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@aol.com.

A Night of Love shopping event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Unique Expressions, 1521 Whiskey Road. A percentage of every purchase will benefit Brenda’s Angels. The event also will offer food and raffles.

A Books, Movies and Music discussion group for teens will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Snacks will be served. This program is open to students in sixth through 12th grades. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Lego Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This program is for children ages 5-11. Legos are supplied. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.