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Today’s events: Feb. 24

February 24, 2018 GMT

TODAY

A build a bluebird nest box activity will be held at 10 a.m. today at Birds & Butterflies, 117 Laurens St. N.W. The South Carolina Bluebird Society will partner in this project. This event is free. Space is limited to 20 children. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-649-7999.

The 24th annual Battle of Aiken re-enactment will be held beginning at 9 a.m. today and Sunday at 1210 Powell Pond Road. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 6 to 12 and free for those 5 and younger. For more information, visit battleofaiken.org.

The Aiken County Public Library will show the sing along movie “Annie,” rated PG-13, today from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

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The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will perform “Sense and Sensibility” at 7:30 p.m. today at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/active military, $12 for students and $7 for children. For more information, call 803-648-1438 or visit aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

Single, Single Again will meet for brunch at 10 a.m. today at IHOP, 180 Aiken Mall Drive S.W. Reservations aren’t required. For more information, email skipncar@aol.com.

The City of Aiken Parks and Recreation will hold its eighth annual Black History Jazz Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. The event will feature jazz, dancing, light hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and are available at the recreation center. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will perform at 11 a.m. today at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. For more information, call Tommy Harman at 803-648-6739 or Gary Warnock at 803-226-9280.

The Aiken Women’s Heart Board will perform its 2018 show “Airport Blues” at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets to today’s matinee call, Becky Scoggin at 803-643-1071; to ticket’s for today’s evening show call, Diane Brace at 803-643-9599; and for Sunday tickets call, Linda Calhoun 803-643-3899.

A seed starting workshop will be held at 10 a.m. today at Cold Creek Nurseries, 398 Hitchcock Parkway. For more information, visit coldcreeknurseries.com.

A Fruit Tree Pruning class will be held at 1 p.m. today at the home of Brent Ruggles, 1954 Huron Drive. He will teach pruning techniques for apple, pear and peach trees. He also will discuss fig, muscadine grape, blueberry, blackberry, Pindo palm, pomegranate, elderberry and aronia pruning tas well. Those attending should come dressed for the weather and bring whatever pruning equipment they may have. The class is free. For more information, email fruitdocta@gmail.com.

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SUNDAY

The American Nuclear Society Savannah River Section will hold a dinner meeting and technical presentation at 6 p.m. Monday at the Savannah River Brewing Company, 813 5th St., Augusta. Tim Echols, vice chair of the Georgia Public Service Commission, will be the guest speaker. Admission is $26 in advance, $23 for nuclear industry retirees, students and educators; and $32 the day of the event. The cost doesn’t include beverages. Advance registration ends at 5 p.m. today. For more information or to register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/hsnzffp.

MONDAY

Partners in Friendship will offer an elementary course in conversational Italian from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This program is open to adults and teens. PIF membership is optional. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The South Carolina Bluebird Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Birds & Butterflies, 117 Laurens St. N.W. Anyone interested in cavity nesting birds is welcome.

TUESDAY

A tour of Banksia will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The tour is limited to 15 people. Admission is free. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-642-2015.

A career expo will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W.

An adult book club will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information and book selection, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 x. 1131.

A Spay-ghetti Dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at the Albrecht Center, the SPCA Thrift Shops and online at letlovelive.org/spayghettidinner. For more information, call Claire R. Grimes at 803-648-6863 or email claire@letlovelive.org.

The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the dining room of St. John Tower, 724 Greene St., Augusta. Heintje Calara, a representative from Abbvie, will be the guest speaker. She will give a brief educational overview of Duopa, a gel infusion of carbidopa/levodopa. This will be followed by a question and answer session. For more information, call Mary Ann Navarro at 706-364-1662.

WEDNESDAY

FOTAS will hold a Dog Ears Reading program from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. Children ages 5 and older will have the opportunity to read to adoptable shelter pets for up to 20 minutes. The sessions will be overseen by a shelter volunteer. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call 803-514-4313 or email info@fotasaiken.org.

Dr. William E. Durrett, founder of the Pain & Brain Center and Stem Cell Institute, will host a seminar on the benefits of regenerative health at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday the center, 410 University Parkway, Suite 2360. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a space, call 803-642-6500 x. 206 or email ajustiniano@aikenneuro.com.

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