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The Augusta Regional Transportation Study will hold open house workshops in Aiken County for its Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The workshops will include an overview presentation of the project and existing conditions, interactive exercises to collect plan recommendations and opportunities to talk with staff and project team members. For more information, visit artsbikepedplan.altago.site.

Dr. Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. The performance is part of the Carolina Series. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com or call 803-641-3305.

“Where the Crawdads Sing,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. today in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken Newcomers Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a party at 9:30 a.m. today at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Former, current and future members are invited to participate. There will be a slide show/video presentation featuring the club’s 50-year history. For more information, visit www.aikennewcomers.com.

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

WEDNESDAY

The Wee-Peats Consignment Sale will take place at the old Hallmark building, 2569 Whiskey Road, from Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 12-15. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, the sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a special sale called the Dollar Dash from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit weepeatsconsignment.net.

Basketball registration begins today and ends on Oct. 27. Registration is located at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration is for youth ages 5-18 (age as of Sept. 1), and fees are $65. Leagues are co-ed. Girls Only leagues are available for ages 9-12. Birth certificate is required for first-time registrants. Online registration is available at www.cityofaiken.gov/etrak. For more information, call 803-643-7631.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org. 

THURSDAY

The Augusta Regional Transportation Study will hold open house workshops in Aiken County for its Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The workshops will include an overview presentation of the project and existing conditions, interactive exercises to collect plan recommendations and opportunities to talk with staff and project team members. For more information, visit artsbikepedplan.altago.site.

The Wee-Peats Consignment Sale will be held Oct. 12-15 in the former Aiken Office Supply building, 2569 Whiskey Road. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, the sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A Dollar Dash sale will be held Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit weepeatsconsignment.net.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Tri-Development Center, 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

The Aiken Standard will hold its Women Today Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. The guest speaker will be Terry Lee, founder and executive director of the Overflow Foundation. Her topic will be Moving From Surviving to Thriving. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Anne Cline at 803-644-2362 or email acline@aikenstandard.com.

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

FRIDAY

The Wee-Peats Consignment Sale will take place at the old Hallmark building, 2569 Whiskey Road, from Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 12-15. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, the sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a special sale called the Dollar Dash from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit weepeatsconsignment.net.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Game Night from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. The event will feature food, games, door prizes and more. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration is open through Friday, Oct. 7. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

A drive-thru style Spooktacular Trick or Treat Night will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Hwy. from 6 to 8 p.m. or until supplies run out. For more information, call 803-663-6142 or email tcooks@aikencountysc.gov.

The Cumbee Center will hold a Chili Cook-off from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Centers, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Free taste testing. Participants will be able to vote for their favorite chili. 

SATURDAY

Better World Studios will hold free Young Artists Workshops at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1-17, at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Registration closes Saturday. For more information or to register, visit betterworldsudios.org. Workshops are open to ages 15-18.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Centers, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony and walk at 9:45 a.m. For more information, visit act.alz.org

The Aiken County Habitat for Humanity Tees Fore Keys Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at Cedar Creek Golf Club, 2555 Club Drive. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $105 per person or $420 per four-person team. The registration deadline is Friday. For more information or to register, visit habitataiken.org.

The 14th annual Shoutfest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beverly D. Clyburn Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. Admission is free. For more information, visit shout947.com.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration and check-in will begin at 9 a.m., and the opening ceremony and walk will start at 9:45 a.m. Learn more, register or donate at act.alz.org/aikenwalk.

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

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. 

SUNDAY

Join Dacre Stoker for Stoker on Stoker: The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. Tickets are $35 per person and include wine, light hors d’oeuvres, insider stories and never-published historic images. A book signing also will be held. Advanced reservations are recommended. For more information, call 803-648-1898.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Nature Rocks event from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in Hopelands Gardens. The event will feature nature activities and crafts, rock and face painting, story time with Mother Goose, a beekeeping demonstration and scavenger hunt. Parking will be at The Green Boundary, 780 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org. 

MONDAY

A Spooky Sports Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17-21 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The camp is open to students ages 5K through fifth grade. The cost is $100 per camper. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 803-642-7631.

FOTAS will hold its annual helicopter ball drop and Playing Fore the Pets Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 17, at the The Reserve Club at Woodside, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the ball drop at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer and includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, golfer gift and lunch. Tickets for the ball drop are $10 each, and are available to anyone. Those with ball drop tickets don’t have to be present to win. For more information or to register, visit fotasaiken.org.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

OCT. 18

Starting Point, a workshop where people can ask questions about God and explore their faith without judgement, will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 6 at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill-Campus. The workshop starts Tuesday, Oct. 18. For more information or to sign up, visit cedarcreekchurch.net.

Tuesday’s Music Live will continue its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Oct. 18, with The Martha and Kathleen Curtis Concert at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by Platt’s Funeral Homes. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

A viewing of the film “The World Made Straight” based on the book of the same name by Ron Rash will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of the Let’s Talk About It – South Carolina Writers on Page and Screen. A discussion of the book and film will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Dr. Andrew Geyer will lead the discussion. For more information or to check out a copy of the book or movie, visit abbe-lib.org or call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

Book Club group A will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 15 and 22 in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The group will discuss “Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare on Oct. 25, and “Once There Were Wolves” by Charlotte McConaghy on Nov. 22. Group B will meet Oct. 18 and discuss “Once There Were Wolves” by Charlotte McConaghy and will discuss the “Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare on Nov. 15. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Beech Island Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the society’s History & Visitors Center, 144 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island. The speaker will be Ren “Warrior Wolf” Herdman, a tribal member of the Appalachian Cherokee Nation and descendant of Jesse Brock, a Cherokee who fought on behalf of the Patriots in the Revolutionary War. Dressed in full Cherokee regalia pre-colonial, she will be speaking on “Native America: Different Tribes, Different Journeys” which highlights the tribal differences between the Eastern Woodland and Plains Indians. The public is welcome. For more information, call Jackie Bartley at 706-833-3651 or email bdbartley@comcast.net.

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will hold a neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive N.E.

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

OCT. 19

The Tri-Development Center will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 1016 Vaucluse Road. Open positions include Residential support provider, skills coach, residential services manager, program plan coordinator and work crew supervisor. On-site interviews will be held. For more information or to apply online, visit aikentdc.org.

A Tri-Development Job Fair will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1016 Vaucluse Road. Hiring positions include residential support provider, skills coach, residential services manager, program plan coordinator, and work crew supervisor. To participate in on-site interviews, attendees must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid drivers license and three work related references. Apply online at aikentdc.org.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org. 

OCT. 20

The Schofield Community Association will hold its second community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. The meeting will address neighborhood needs, wishes and concerns. Committees will be forming to develop strategies and actions on neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation and more. For more information, call Bill McGhee at 803-507-1839 or email aikenbill@bellsouth.net.

Wagener Haunted Trails will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29 at the Wagener Fire Department. 299 Park St. N.E., Wagener. The cost is a donation. For more information, call Chief David Watson at 803-258-8002.

A Horror Movie Drive-In will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Wagener Fire Department, 299 Park St. N.E., Wagener. “Hocus Pocus,” rated PG will be shown on Friday and “Jeepers Creepers,” rated R will be shown Saturday. For more information, call Chief David Watson at 803-258-8002.

The Aiken Equine Rescue will hold its third annual Mane & Shell Oyster Roast and Lowcountry Boil from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the rescue, 532 Glenwood Drive. The event will feature wine, beer, live music by Augusta band MP4, live and silent auction and raffles. The event will be catered by JC’s Seafood. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased at Equine Divine, 126 Laurens St. S.W.; Aiken Saddlery, 1090 E. Pine Log Road; JC’s Seafood, 3189 Whiskey Road; and online at eventbrite.com. 

Straw Boss will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in The Alley as part of the Amp The Alley music series.

An Oktoberfest/Falloween Songbag event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Cathy Benedetto will perform a mixed bag of German Lieder, spooky humor, camaraderie and refreshments. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

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

OCT. 21

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, Oct. 21, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The guest speaker will be Jack and Cathy de Vroomen of the Marlboro Bulb Company in Greenwood. Their topic will be Planting Bulb Plants. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

A Fall Festival will be held from 4-7 pm. Friday, Oct. 21, at Aiken Memory Care, 2288 S. Centennial Ave. Reservations are required. Call Mariah at 803-640-5817.

OCT. 22

Vocal Trash will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets range from $25 to $50 for adults and $10 for youth under the age of 15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 803-641-3305 or visit etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com. This concert is the first performance in the Etherredge Center’s 2022-23 Cultural Series.

The 2022 Spooktacular will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. Costumes are welcome. There will be a trick-or-treat drive-thru. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142 or email tcooks@aikencountysc.gov.

A Howl-oween Costume Contest and Parade will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Downtown Dog, 150A Laurens St. S.W. Door prize registration/line-up will be at 3:45 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested. 

The Windsor Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Trunk-or-Treat at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Windsor Rec Center, 128 Old School Road, Windsor. For more information or to participate, visit windsorfdevents@yahoo.com.

The American Legion Riders Chapter 26 and the Aiken County Homeless Coalition are holding a Coat Drive and Cookout from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at American Legion Post 26, 636 Old Airport Road. All donated clothing will benefit the homeless in Aiken County. Hot dogs and hamburgers also will be sold.

The Augusta Choral Society will perform Durufle Requiem and Finale from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Performing with the choral society will be the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, soprano Indra Thomas, mezzo Alexis Davis-Hazell, tenor Johnnie Felder and bass Ramelle Brooks. Dr. J. Porter Stokes is the artistic director and conductor. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for students and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit augustacs.org.

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. 

OCT. 23

A quilt show will be held from Nov. 1-18. The show is open to all and will be held at the Aiken County Historical Museum at 433 Newberry St. S.W. Youth entries are encouraged. Categories include bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art/innovative, pictorial and miniatures. Entry forms were due by Sept. 22. Entered quilts will be accepted at the Aiken County Historical Museum from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24. For more information, contact the museum at 803-642-2015 or visit www.carolinapinequilters.org.

New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road, will celebrate the pastoral anniversary of Pastor Ernest Thomas Sr. at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The guest speaker will be Bishop Alexander Dwight. For more information, call 803-270-0311.

Vocal Trash will perform as part of the Etherredge Center’s 2022-2023 Cultural Series on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $50 for adults and $10 for youth under the age of 15. To purchase tickets, call 803-641-3305, visit www.etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com, or stop by in person. For more information, email boxoffice@usca.edu.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org. 

OCT. 24

The Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and the Serenity Charity Club will accept applications for Christmas assistance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24-31 at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway. Assistance is for children 14 and younger. Applicants must have legal custody and must bring: current ID for all adults in the household, proof of dependents (birth certificates and Social Security cards), current bills (rent, utilities, etc.), and proof of income. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142 or email tcooks@aikencountysc.gov.

A quilt show will be held from Nov. 1-18. The show is open to all and will be held at the Aiken County Historical Museum at 433 Newberry St. S.W. Youth entries are encouraged. Categories include bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art/innovative, pictorial and miniatures. Entry forms must be submitted by Sept. 22. Entered quilts will be accepted at the Aiken County Historical Museum from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24. For more information, contact the museum at 803-642-2015 or visit www.carolinapinequilters.org.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

OCT. 25

A discussion of the book “The World Made Straight” by Ron Rash will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, as part of the Let’s Talk About It – South Carolina Writers on Page and Screen. Dr. Andrew Geyer will lead the discussion. For more information or to check out a copy of the book or movie, visit abbe-lib.org or call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

Book Clubs will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 15 and 22 in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Group A will discuss “Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare on Oct. 25, and “Once There Were Wolves” by Charlotte McConaghy on Nov. 22. Group B will meet Oct. 18 and discuss “Once There Were Wolves” by Charlotte McConaghy and will discuss the “Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare on Nov. 15. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Banksia House Tour will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is open to 15 participants. Admission is free. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-642-2015 or visit museum@aikencountysc.gov. 

The Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center Board of Directors will meet virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 803-508-7809.

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

OCT. 26

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org. 

OCT. 27

A Cooking With Character program will be held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Aiken County Public Library. The cooking activity for this month will be herbed popcorn. Space is limited. Registration opens Saturday, Oct. 1. To register, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.For more information, visit abbe-lib.org. 

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

OCT. 28

A Trick-or-Treat drop-in will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. For more information, call 803-642-7557.

Nuclear Care Partners will hold its 14th commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons workers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The event is open to all former atomic and Department of Energy workers. A commemorative pin and T-shirt will be given to nuclear workers. For more information, call 803-262-4305.

A Trick-or-Treat Drop-In will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. Make a quick craft, get a spooky treat, show off your costume and pose for a photo-op. The event is free to the public, while supplies last. For more information, call 803-642-7557 or email tourism@aikencountysc.gov.

OCT. 29

The City of North Augusta will hold its Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, on Georgia Avenue in North Augusta. The event will feature live music, amusements, arts and crafts vendors and food. Country artist Joe Nichols will perform. For more information, visit jackolanternjubilee.com.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold its annual Trunk-or-Treat event from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road. The program is for children age 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. There will be trick-or-treating, carnival games and music. Admission is $1 per child. For more information, call 803-293-7851 or email jgrimes@cityofaikensc.gov.

Second Baptist Church will hold their annual Holy-ween Trunk-or-Treat Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. The event is free and will include candy for children, refreshments, games and music.

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. 

OCT. 30

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org. 

OCT. 31

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

NOV. 1

Better World Studios will hold free Young Artists Workshops at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1-17, at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Registration closes Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information or to register, visit betterworldsudios.org. Workshops are open to ages 15-18.

Tuesday’s Music Live will continue its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, with pianist Thomas Pandolfi at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness will hold its 31st annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. The guest speaker will be Dr. Kathryn Huff, assistant secretary for nuclear energy with the U.S. Department of Energy. The banquet will follow the speaker at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, email cnta@bellsouth.net or call 803-649-3456.

DayBreak Adult Care Services, the City of Aiken, Trinity on Laurens and Be Well Home Services will offer an educational series titled Living, Loving and Lifelong Learning. The November class, titled Caring for Caregivers, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost of the class is $5. For more information, call 803-226-028 or 803-643-2181

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

NOV. 2

The Cumbee Center will hold the 44th annual Whiskey Road Race on Saturday, Nov. 5. The course takes runners down Whiskey Road, through Aiken’s historic horse district and South Boundary Avenue. There are 10K and 5K options. Registration is $35 for 5K registration and $40 for 10K registration. In-person pickup and registration will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Academy Sports, 321 Fabian Drive, and 6:45-7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 2.  For more information or to register, visit runsignup.com.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org.  

NOV. 3

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

NOV. 4

The 26th annual Richland Creek Antique Fall Festival will be held Nov. 4-6 at 542 Richland Creek Road, Ward. An antique tractor pull will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. The opening ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. An old fashioned Sunday Morning Service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Richland Springs Baptist Church. The event also will feature craft booths, wagon rides, syrup cooking. food vendors and moreAdmission is $5 on Friday and $10 on Saturday, cash only. Kids 12 and younger are free. For more information, email cberry15@windstream.net or alex@goldenhillsgolf.com.

NOV. 5

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The Bob Sellers and Day Three will perform. Admission is free. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

Apple Fest will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. The event will feature a silent auction, baker, bookworm corner, apples, twice-loved treasures, children’s activities, baked goods and more. Proceeds will benefit Bridge2Home, Aiken Senior Life Services and the Jack Meeks Memorial Wheelchair Ramp Ministry. For more information, call 803-648-6891

The City of Aiken, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department along with Pitter Patter Children’s Boutique will hold a Breyer Horse Fun Day from 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the courtyard of the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, 135 Dupree Place. The event is free for children ages 4-16, and must be accompanied by a parent. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

The Cumbee Center will hold the 44th annual Whiskey Road Race on Saturday, Nov. 5. The course takes runners down Whiskey Road, through Aiken’s historic horse district and South Boundary Avenue. There are 10K and 5K options. Registration is $35 for 5K registration and $40 for 10K registration. In-person pickup and registration will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Academy Sports, 321 Fabian Drive, and 6:45-7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 2.  For more information or to register, visit runsignup.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. 

NOV. 6

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org. 

NOV. 7

First Tee of Aiken will host its fourth annual Tee it up FORE Kids 18-hole tournament at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the Reserve Club at Woodside, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. Player check-in is at 9 a.m. The cost is $120 per person or $480 per team and includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, mulligans and entry into the putting contest. For more information, visit firstteeaiken.org.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

NOV. 8

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

NOV. 9

A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Listne Gunter Courtney Senior Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. This is a free program. Registration is due by Sunday, Nov. 9. For more information, call 803-564-5211.

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org. 

NOV. 10

The second Art 4 Vets art auction benefitting local veterans organizations will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Southside Gallery, 2258 Whiskey Road. Admission is $45 and includes dinner and two happy hour tickets U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. James Livingston, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, will be the guest speaker.

The Black Market Trust will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikenarts.com. The concert is part of the Aiken Performing Arts 2022-23 season.

Helping Hands will hold A Chef’s Extravaganza from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The evening will feature cuisine from around the world, entertainment and a multi-course dinner prepared by local chefs paired with a selection of fine wines. The cost is $125 per person. For more information, call 803-648-3456 or email admin@helpinghandsaiken.org.

The Friends of Ridge Spring will hold a service honoring veterans and current military at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Ridge Spring Farmers Market, 900 West Main St., Ridge Spring. To have your name announced along with your branch of the service, call Pat at 803-480-2895, Jody at 760-791-0752 or Cheryl at 803-422-0446.

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

NOV. 11

A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Listne Gunter Courtney Senior Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. This is a free program. Registration is due by Sunday, Nov. 9. For more information, call 803-564-5211.

NOV. 12

The Leavelle McCampbell Middle School PTO will hold its fourth annual Mistletoe Market Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 1120 Weldon Way, Graniteville.

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.  

NOV. 13

A Beans & Brews Chili Cook-Off will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The cost is $30 for individual teams, $40 for corporate teams and $60 for professional teams. Teams must prepare 5 gallons of chili for sampling purposes, and must arrive at 8 a.m. to prepare the chili. Teams are responsible for their own supplies and equipment including stand supplies (table, chairs, serving utensils, hand soap, paper towels and tent.) For more information or to register, email jschow@greenjacketsbaseball.com or call 803-349-9421.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org. 

NOV. 14

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

NOV. 15

Tuesday’s Music Live will continue its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, with The Charlestones at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

NOV. 16

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org. 

NOV. 17

A Holiday Open House will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, in downtown Aiken. Shops will be open til 8 p.m. For more information, visit downtownaiken.com.

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

NOV. 19

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. 

Pass the Salt food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Free food will be available for local families, and free school supplies will be available for kids. 

NOV. 20

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org. 

NOV. 21

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

NOV. 22

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

NOV. 23

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org. 

NOV. 24

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

NOV. 26

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.  

NOV. 27

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don’t have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org. 

NOV. 28

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

NOV. 29

Tuesday’s Music Live will continue its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Nov. 29, with The Davidson Chorale at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

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

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 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 Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com. 

NOV. 30

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com. 

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org. 





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