Oct. 4: Upcoming events
The Town and Country Club will meet today at the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Refreshments and socializing will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10 a.m. Scott Hunter, Aiken Standard publisher, will speak about newspapers in the digital age. For information, call 648-3227.
The Langley-Bath-Clearwater Historical Society will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Midland Valley Lions Club, #1 Lions Trail, in Bath. The topic will be “The Wanderer.” Chris Koelker will be the speaker. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 593-2271.
There will be a meeting of the Aiken County Board of Disabilities today at 7 p.m., at 1016 Vaucluse Road.
The Travel Mechanic presents “Around the World in One Night,” Aiken’s first Travel Expo, a fundraising event for Scotty’s Kids Educational Fund, honoring Officer Scott Richardson. The event will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Aiken. It is open to the public; admission is $5. The Travel Mechanic will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this event to Scotty’s Kids Educational Fund.
Edwin Hamilton will play piano favorites at The Willcox today from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will hold its next meeting at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., today. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., with the business meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m. The public is invited. The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by Steve Damron on Coinage of the 15 Caesars. Show & Tell numismatic exhibits are welcomed from members and guests. There will also be an auction, a door prize giveaway and updates on the latest numismatic happenings in and around the area. For more information, call 645-1769 or email the Stephen James CSRA Coin Club at email@example.com.
The Town Council of Jackson will hold its regularly scheduled work session at 5 p.m. today at the Jackson Municipal Complex’s Council Chambers, 106 Main St.
The Aiken Newcomers’ Club, a club for women, will meet Tuesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:15. The club will celebrate its 40th anniversary this month. Don Mitcham of the South Carolina Storytelling Network will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the luncheon is $14; bring a check made payable to Aiken Newcomers’ Club. Reservations and cancellations may be made no later than noon today by calling 649-5179 for last names beginning A-L and 648-3219 for last names beginning M-Z, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aiken Mid-Day Lions Club holds its fifth annual Wine Tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Wine will be provided by Palmetto Package & Fine Wines, and refreshments will be from Stoplight Deli; pianist Marilyn Adcock will provide musical accompaniment, and there will be a silent auction on site. Tickets are $30. For more information, call Pat Friday at 643-8258 or email email@example.com or call Brenda Steenland at 502-1011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aiken Technical College Foundation is hosting its sixth annual “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” gala on Friday at 7 p.m. at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. Reserved tables and tickets are available by calling Mary Commons at 593-9954, ext. 1332. Proceeds benefit the ATC Scholarship Fund. The evening includes a reception, dinner, drinks, silent auction and secret entertainment. Join in celebrating Aiken Technical College’s 40th anniversary of “Putting Knowledge to Work.”
Aiken High School PTSO along with the newly formed Aiken High School Alumni Association will host a tailgate party for all alumni before the homecoming game against White Knoll High School on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The tailgate party will be held on the softball field across from Hagood Stadium. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served as alumni from across the decades reminisce about their days at Aiken High. After the tailgate party, alumni will make a grand march into the stadium lead by a first ever alumni band. Those interested in participating in the band should contact Leigh Watkins at 642-3817 or email email@example.com. Tickets for the tailgate event are available at several local businesses including Tea Garden Gifts, Plum Pudding, Unique Frame Shoppe, Unique Expressions, Material Things and Aiken’s Unique Giftique or by contacting Katy Lipscomb of the PTSO at 643-3701 or Leigh Watkins with the alumni association at 642-3817. Tickets are $15 for the tailgate party or $21 for those who would also like prepaid game tickets. Children under 12 will be free with paid adult.
Anchor Health and Rehab holds its Annual Border Bash from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the center. The public is invited to come to the party and dress in team colors. For information, call 643-9896.
Professional jacket and boot fitting event will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Boots, Bridles & Britches. Local artist Louise Melon and photographer George Buggs will be bringing some of their work, along with Dr. Lisa Handy, who will be there to sign her newly published book. For more information, call 643-1717.
The annual Edgefield Heritage Festival will be held at Oakley Park, downtown Edgefield, on Friday from 7 to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature an antique tractor show, classic car show, whole hog BBQ competition, food vendors, craft vendors, live music, five jump castles for the kids – jump all day for $5 – Confederate and Federal troops living history, and tours of Magnolia Dale.
The Aiken Kidney Benefit presentation of “The Wizard of Oz” will be at the URS Center for Performing Arts on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and children 13 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 648-1438.