An Origami Program will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This program is open to all ages. For more information, call 803-642-2020 x.1311 or stop by the reference desk.
STAR puppy classes will be offered at 11:15 a.m. beginning today 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 10 a.m. beginning today 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.
“Harry & Snowman,” an unrated equine documentary, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
The Aiken GOP will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, call 803-515-5285.
The Board of Directors of the Lower Savannah Council of Governments will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Brandt Building, 398 Barnwell Highway, Allendale. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit lscog.org.
Aiken Public Safety will hold Coffee with a Cop from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts, 1909 Whiskey Road. Officers will be on-hand to sit and talk with members of the public. For more information, call 803-642-7620 or email email@example.com.
Mended Hearts Chapter No. 294 will meet at 10 a.m. in the Miller Nursing Building on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Ginger Hudock will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be nutrition.
Yesterday‚Äôs Sounds will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Aiken DAV, 2194 Columbia Highway N. Admission is $8. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 803-292-3680.
Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism will partner with Valley Fair Baptist Church, Serenity Charity Club, and Horsecreek Masonic District to host its¬†Annual School Supply Giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Aiken County Recreation Center. Supplies and refreshments for all children, while items last. Everyone swims free. If anyone is interested in donating school supplies or food, contact Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142.
The second preliminary pageant for the Little Miss/Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant will be held Saturday and Sunday at the amphitheater on the campus of Aiken Tech, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. For more information or to request an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Off the Hook Crochet Group will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The group is open to anyone interested in crochet. There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Attendees should bring yarn and a crochet hook. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
“The Midnight Sun,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
A Back 2 School Bash will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Churches Together for Kids Office, 231 Main St. S., Wagener. The first 500 students will receive sports tote bags.
A Back2School Giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, 425 Hampton Ave. N.W. The event, sponsored by the Free Riders Motorcycle Club, will provide students with book bags and school supplies. The event also will feature free food, games, prizes and music.
A¬†dog wash¬†will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. The cost is $20 for a bath or $30 for bath with nail trim/ear cleaning for dogs 30 pounds or less; $25 for a bath or $35 for bath with nail trim/ear cleaning; and $30 for a bath or $40 for a bath with nail trim/ear cleaning for dogs 60 pounds or more. For more information, visit letlovelive.org.
An AARP Driver’s Safety class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cumberland Village, 3335 Wise Creek Lane. The cost is $15 for AARP member and $20 for non-members. Completion of the class may make students eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. For more information or to register, call Vince Jones at 803-648-1363 or 803-443-8899.
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