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Today’s events for Sept. 29

TODAY

A Doggie Double Feature will be shown from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. “Isle of Dogs,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 2 p.m. followed by “The Stray,” rated PG, at 4 p.m.

Oktoberfest will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. today on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken.

The Fermata Club, 841 Whiskey Road, will hold a celebration in honor of its newly repaired and resurfaced courts at 6 p.m. today. A Round Robin mini tournament will be held, and food and beverages will be available from the Fermata Grill.

The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Social time starts at 6 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be local author Marti Healy. Her topic will be the Saratoga WarHorse program. The cost is $24 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. today. For more information or to make a reservation, call Mary Lou Dewar at 803-649-4589 or email mld29803@gmai.com. Those who reserve but fail to show are expected to pay the $24 as the chapter is billed that amount.

The Fall Herb Faire will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Pascalina Farm, 3250 Charleston Highway.

Together We Sing, a concert featuring Diane Haslam’s four vocal ensembles, will be held at 7 p.m. today at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chestefield St. N. The event will showcase the Aiken Singers, Belles Cantos, Bellini and South Boundary. Admission is free and a reception will follow the performance in the church’s fellowship hall.

The It’s a Green Thing Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Aiken County Fairgrounds, 1566 Columbia Highway. For more information, call 803-262-3224.

The Carolina Jamboree will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Jaycee Building, 98 Johnson Road, Belvedere. Ed Langston and the Cornbread Band will perform. For more information, call 803-279-4063.

The South Aiken High Band and Drama and will hold a mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at South Aiken High School, 232 E. Pine Log Road. The one-day sale will feature new, factory-warrantied mattresses at up to 50 percent off retail prices. Proceeds will benefit the band and drama programs. For more information, visit facebook.com/cfsupstatesc.

The Great American Gun Show in Aiken was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. The show will take place at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. from 4 p.m. Sunday. The fairgrounds are located at 1566 Columbia Highway N. 

SUNDAY

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive S.W., will be collecting items for Flood Buckets through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cleaning supplies, including disposable gloves, reusable cleaning rags, bleach, liquid dish soap, mops, scrub brushes and 5-gallon buckets, are needed. Items can be dropped off at the church from noon to 1:30 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information or to schedule a drop-off, call 803-649-6417. For a complete list of needed supplies, visit bethlehemlutheranaiken.com.

MONDAY 

The Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its fifth annual Playing Fore Pets Golf Tournament on Monday at the Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The cost is $90 per player, and includes raffles, awards, golfer gifts, contest and more. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A helicopter ball drop will be held at 8:15 a.m. Lunch from Longhorn Steakhouse will be served following play. For more information or to register, call 803-226-9672 or visit fotasaiken.org.

The Aiken County Historical Museum will hold Docent Training from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the museum, 433 Newberry St. N.W. Day One will feature instruction on docent duties and basic museum policies by Leah Walker, site and events manager. Day Two will focus on the museum’s collections, the inner workings of the museum and the role of a docent. For more information or to RSVP, call Lean Walker at 803-642-2015 or email lwalker@aikencountysc.gov.

American Legion Post 71 of North Augusta will hold its 10th annual Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday at Mount Vintage Golf Club, 275 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive, North Augusta. Registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $95 per player. The event also will include a raffle and live auction. Proceeds will benefit the post’s veteran and youth programs including Palmetto Boys State, American Legion Law Enforcement Cadet Academy, flag education, JROTC and girls softball. The post also supports a museum, ceremonial honor guard and Wreaths Across America. For more information or to register, call 803-341-9552 or visit napost71.org.

The 27th annual Edward Teller Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, 375 Robert M. Bell Parkway. Tickets are $50, and include a cash bar reception from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jose N. Reyes Jr., co-founder and CTO of NuScale Power. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-649-3456, email cnta@bellsouth.net or visit c-n-t-a.com.

The USC Aiken Wind Ensemble, made up of student musicians, will perform “Beginnings” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Etheredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $10 for general admission and free for USCA faculty and staff. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit etherrdge.usca.edu.

STAR puppy classes will be offered at 11:15 a.m. beginning Monday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Mondays 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 Monday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Mondays 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.

Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market. These nonpartisan vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence are held on the first and third Monday of every month. All are invited to stand with us at Hitchcock Drive (the entrance to Aiken Estates, in front of Bethlehem Lutheran Church). We have signs, or you may bring your own as long as they are nonpartisan. For more information, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or Lynn at 803-226-5546.

The Town of Windsor will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the activity building of First Baptist Church of Windsor. The public is welcome.

The Horse Creek Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the parish house of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 Hard St., Graniteville. Doug Dangerfield of USC Salkehatchie will be the guest speaker. His topic will be the American Revolution. Board members will meet at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 803-663-9457.

TUESDAY, OCT. 2

The Aiken Standard 2018 Mid-Term Political Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave. S.W. Find out where candidates for school board and local contested races stand on the issues. Seating is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Michael Harris, managing editor, at 803-644-2364.

The Aiken Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the 6000 building at the Woodside Executive Park. Past Council Chair Annette Hart will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be an Update on Lions Around the World.

A National Night Out event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Lincoln Park Complex, 131 Windsor Road, Williston. The program will feature food, face-painting, games, a resource booth, and more. 

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive S.W., will be collecting items for Flood Buckets through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cleaning supplies, including disposable gloves, reusable cleaning rags, bleach, liquid dish soap, mops, scrub brushes and 5-gallon buckets, are needed. Items can be dropped off at the church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information or to schedule a drop-off, call 803-649-6417. For a complete list of needed supplies, visit bethlehemlutheranaiken.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3

The Backstretch Experience: Behind the Scenes at the Aiken Training Track will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The event begins with watching horses on the track for their morning training followed by a discussion of training equipment, the racehorse’s diet, conformation, track composition and more presented by Brad Staufer, head trainer at Legacy Stable. Registration is $30 per person. Space is limited. To register, visit the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Those attending should meet at 8:45 a.m. at The Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road, to be transported to the Training Track. For more information, call 803-643-2121 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

The Greater Aiken Integrated Trails Foundation, the Aiken Land Conservancy and the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a community celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Carolina Bay. The event will include a brief presentation on the bay’s observation deck. City Electric Supply will be recognized for its donation of safety lights. For more information, call 803-643-4779.

A Zig Ziglar Seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Aiken Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1714 Columbia Highway N. For more information, call 803-439-5610.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive S.W., will be collecting items for Flood Buckets through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cleaning supplies, including disposable gloves, reusable cleaning rags, bleach, liquid dish soap, mops, scrub brushes and 5-gallon buckets, are needed. Items can be dropped off at the church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information or to schedule a drop-off, call 803-649-6417. For a complete list of needed supplies, visit bethlehemlutheranaiken.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

Main + Shell, a Galloping Good Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Aiken Equine Rescue Center, 532 Glenwood Drive.Tickets are $65. For more information, call Rebecca Best at 706-830-3722 or email rbest@emineomarketing.com. All proceeds benefit the Aiken Equine Rescue.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. A representative of the Aiken Center for the Arts will give an overview of programs they offer including classes, special events and volunteer opportunities. Community Service will be collecting donations for Helping Hands. Jay Watts from Family Pharmacy will give flu shots after the meeting. To make a reservation or cancel a reservation, call Carol Jones at 803-648-1363 (A-L) or Karen Farricker at 803-643-8484 (M-Z) or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon Thursday, Oct. 4.

Town & Country, a social group for women in the CSRA, will meet Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Social time begins at 10 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Robert E. Alexander will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Livio Orazio Valentini, a self-taught artist who served in the Italian military during World War II and was confined in Buchenwald and other concentration camps. Upcoming fall trips include a Halloween Graveyard Tour at Redcliffe Plantation and a tour of Aiken Technical College. For more information, call Theresa Schuster at 571-243-7937. 

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of the Tri-Development Center will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5080 Jefferson Davis Highway, Beech Island. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 803-642-8800.

The Hall of Fame video series will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The film, titled “Late 20th Century,” will feature biographies of Stanley Donen, Cardinal Bernardin, Jasper Johns, Ernest Finney March, Richard Riley, Charles Duke, Ronald McNair and Charles Bolden. The video will be shown again at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

The Aiken Technical College Foundation will hold its second Giving Gala at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. This year’s theme is Havana Nights and will feature entertainment by West End Mambo. Tickets are $70 per person, and include a cocktail reception, Latin dancers, Cuban hors d’oeuvres, a cigar and rum bar, desserts and a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-508-7413 or email commons@atc.edu.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

A Comedy Show will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at VFW Post 5877, 116 Midway Circle. Lee Harden, a Tennessee based comedia, will be the headliner. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 803-648-0119.

The 19th annual CSRA Parkinson Support Group will hold its annual POP Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk is free, but donations will be accepted. Those who donate at least $25 will receive a T-shirt. For more information, visit popwalk.org, email info@parkinsoncsra.org or call 706-364-1662.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or alz.org/walk.

The Hall of Fame video series will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The film, titled “Late 20th Century,” will feature biographies of Stanley Donen, Cardinal Bernardin, Jasper Johns, Ernest Finney March, Richard Riley, Charles Duke, Ronald McNair and Charles Bolden. The video will be shown again at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.

USC Aiken’s 33rd annual S.E.E.D program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on the school’s campus, 471 University Parkway. Participants will be able to roam the campus and engage in hands-on activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math. For more information, visit usca.edu.

The Monetta Volunteer Fire Department will hold a barbecue chicken fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Monetta Volunteer Fire Station No. 1, 15 Walden St., Monetta. Proceeds will go toward the completion of Monetta VFD No. 3. For more information, call 803-685-7669.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

The Owens-Eargle-Powell-Hair Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, at Flowers Cafe, 218 Main St., New Ellenton. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch to be served at 1 p.m. Those attending should bring a picnic basket with tea. The reunion is for the descendants of Etheldred Owens, John Eargle, Abram Powell and Mathias Hair of Aiken, Barnwell and Edgefield counties. For more information, call Esther Cope at 803-652-3639 or Darlene Williams at 803-593-5180.

 


Source: https://www.aikenstandard.com/news/today-s-events-for-sept/article_70304fba-c37f-11e8-b17d-bf47b4c01047.html

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