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The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 per person and is payable at the door. To make or cancel a reservation, call Lee Rand at 803-643-0343 or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations were due today.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Thursdays, June 16, 23 and 30. The market will feature farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks and live music from Amp The Alley. For more information, visit gisitaikensc.com.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

RedFoxWood will perform at 6:30 p.m. today in The Alley as part of The Amp The Alley series.

The Aiken Radio Club will meet from 5-6:45 p.m. today in the second floor conference room at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The meeting will discuss organizing and planning a more formal club structure. For more information, email davidvine1999@gmail.com.

FRIDAY

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program will hold free online training beginning Monday. The program is open to Aiken County residents who are over 21 and can give four to five hours a month to a child in need. Anyone interested in volunteering should submit an application by Friday. For more information or to download an application, visit gal.sc.gov.

Senior Adult Gala will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per individual. Tickets can be purchased at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, Smith-Hazel Recreation Center and the Lessie B. Price center. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

SATURDAY

The Trojan Classic Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at the Persimmon Hill Golf Course, 126 Golf Club Ave., Saluda. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $60 per person or $850 per four-person team. To register, mail payment and registration to Coach Brian Smith, 1071 Trojan Road, Monetta, SC 29105.

Spoken Word Christian Ministries of Aiken will hold a Family Fun Day and Single’s Summit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The Single’s Summit will run from noon to 3 p.m. The event will feature food, games and fun for the whole family. Admission is free. For more information, please call 803-816-1249 or email spokenwordministries@aol.com.

The Aiken Standard will hold its inaugural Treats, Tunes and Threads from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Big Red Barn, 187 Chime Bell Church Road. Admission is free. For more information, call Anna Cline at 803-644-2362 or email acline@aikenstandard.com.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Rd, Aiken, will have their monthly “Pass the Salt” food bank on June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be free food for local families. 

SUNDAY

Aiken Prays, a monthly women’s prayer group, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Red Lobster, 950 Aiken Mall Drive S.W. All interested women are invited to attend. A short devotional and prayer time will be followed by a Dutch treat lunch. Prayers may be either silent or aloud and will focus on ways to share God’s love with others in addition to prayers for the community, country and personal concerns. Items will be collected for ACTS. Reservations are required and must be made by Sunday, June 12. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-648-8126.

needlework exhibit will be on display at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., and the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., May 31 through June 26. Works by The Aiken Stitchin’ Belles chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America and the Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will be on display. For more information, email aikenchapter@egacarolinas.org.

MONDAY

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program will hold free online training beginning June 13. The program is open to Aiken County residents who are over 21 and can give four to five hours a month to a child in need. Anyone interested in volunteering should submit an application by Friday, June 10. For more information or to download an application, visit gal.sc.gov.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Day Trippers will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, 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 and non-alcoholic beverages. 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, performances will be moved to the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The rainout hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness Vacation Bible School will be held June 13-16 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. For more information or to register, visit stjaiken.org.

TUESDAY

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum’s Sumer HOT lecture series will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. David Tavernier will be the speaker. His topic will be Famous Winter Colony Visitors You’ve Never Heard Of. Tickets are $30 and include a box supper and two drink tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit achmfriends.org.

Keep Aiken County Beautiful will hold a workshop titled Smart Storage, Easy Ways to Keep Produce at Its Peak at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Sandlapper Room at the Ronnie Young Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway. For more information, visit KACB on Facebook.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 per person and is payable at the door. To make or cancel a reservation, call Lee Rand at 803-643-0343 or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations were due on June 9.

Aiken Prays, a monthly women’s prayer group, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Red Lobster, 950 Aiken Mall Drive S.W. All interested women are invited to attend. A short devotional and prayer time will be followed by a Dutch treat lunch. Prayers may be either silent or aloud and will focus on ways to share God’s love with others in addition to prayers for the community, country and personal concerns. Reservations are required and must be made by Monday, April 12. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-648-8126.

Line Dancing classes will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class is lead by Brenda Taylor. The cost is $7 per class or $41 per 10 classes. Classes are open to those age 16 and older. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com. 

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

WEDNESDAY

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Party will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Open to children who have not yet entered kindergarten and younger can enjoy early literacy activities, snacks and more. Registration is open through today. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.

The Senior Men’s Club of Aiken will meet at noon Wednesday at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The guest speaker will be Dr. Tom Mack, professor emeritus at USC Aiken. His topic will be 100 Things to do in Augusta Before Your Die. The cost is $27. The club is still accepting members. It is open to all men age 55 and older. For more information about club membership or to make a reservation, call Rick Endler at 803-649-7697 or email afendler@bellsouth.net.

JUNE 16

A Father’s Day Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Listine Gunter Courtney Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. 

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 16, 23 and 30. The market will feature farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks and live music from Amp The Alley. For more information, visit gisitaikensc.com.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

JUNE 17

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, June 17, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The topic will be Growing Citrus and Palms. The guest speaker will be Joe Levert. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

JUNE 18

Ask a Master Gardener will be at the Aiken County Farmers Market, 115 Williamsburg St. S.E., from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18.

David Vine will give a presentation titled The Wide, Wide, Wide, Wide World of Amateur Radio at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at XX. The talk will las approximately 45 minutes. For more information, email davidvine1999@gmail.com.

Pass the Salt food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18, at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Free food will be available for local families. 

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

JUNE 19

needlework exhibit will be on display at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., and the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., May 31 through June 26. Works by The Aiken Stitchin’ Belles chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America and the Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will be on display. For more information, email aikenchapter@egacarolinas.org.

JUNE 20

Aiken Chapter 1145 of the South Carolina Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, at VFW Post 10601, 250 Hudson Road. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month. For more information, call Frank Burgess at 803-507-1976.

Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 20-23 at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N.E. The theme is Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through. 

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Jaycie and Brooke will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, 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 and non-alcoholic beverages. 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, performances will be moved to the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The rainout hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JUNE 21

An Under the Sea Puppet Show will be performed at 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Ms. Jennie will present a variety of maritime tales. Seating is limited. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Deonna James, a speech therapist with Trinity Home Health of Aiken will be the guest speaker. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com. 

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Living Hope Fellowship Church, 2550 Old Dominion Road. Players of all levels and anyone interested in learning to play are welcome. All acoustic instruments are welcome. For more information, call Gary Warnock at 803-226-9280 or Tommy Harman at 803-599-8962. 

JUNE 22

STAR puppy classes will be offered at 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 22, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and those who qualify will be eligible for the AKC STAR award at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 20 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 7:15 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 22, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Dogs will learn basic commands including come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc., and topics will include basic dog care and what to expect from training. Dogs must be 5 months and older, have a current rabies vaccination and be registered with the city if the owner lives within the city limits. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

The Joye in Aiken Jazz Camp Jazz Explosion concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The concert features the jazz camp faculty. Tickets are $20 per person and free for students with ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 803-641-3305.

JUNE 23

An exhibit titled Voices Made Visual will be on display at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., June 23 through July 28. The exhibit is part of Voices and Votes Democracy in America. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 23 and 30. The market will feature farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks and live music from Amp The Alley. For more information, visit gisitaikensc.com.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

JUNE 24

Hops & Hogs will be held from 5-10 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Newberry Street Festival Center in downtown Aiken.

Forever Michael & Mariah: A Tribute to Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, visit musicroyaltyconcerts.com.

JUNE 25

Voices and Votes: An Aiken County Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Newberry Street Festival Center in downtown Aiken. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

The American Radio Relay League will hold its 2022 Field Day 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 26. During the Ham radio open house, more than 40,000 ham radio operators throughout North America will set up temporary transmitting station to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill an service. Field day activities will be held at Augusta University and will be hosted by Professor Andrew Goss.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

JUNE 26

needlework exhibit will be on display at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., and the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., May 31 through June 26. Works by The Aiken Stitchin’ Belles chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America and the Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will be on display. For more information, email aikenchapter@egacarolinas.org.

JUNE 27

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Parris Island Marine Band will close out the concert series at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, 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 and non-alcoholic beverages. 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, performances will be moved to the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The rainout hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JUNE 28

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. 

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com. 

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

JUNE 29

JUNE 30

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 30. The market will feature farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks and live music from Amp The Alley. For more information, visit gisitaikensc.com.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 





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