Events for today, Thursday

  • Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:40 a.m.

TODAY

A 4-man Captainís Choice golf tournament will take place today with tee times starting at 12:30 p.m. at The River Golf Club in North Augusta. Entry fees are $320 for a foursome, which includes green fee, golf cart, range balls, a free golf club, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit OSPREY, an organization dedicated to getting young people into the wild outdoors. For more information or to register, call 645-7883, or visit www.csraoutdoors.com.

The Aiken chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The guest speaker will be Eisenhower Army Medical Centerís deputy commander. Admission is $22 per person, and reservations were due by Friday. For more information or for reservations, call Denny Flahault at 226-9017 or email dkfblkmtn@earthlink.net.

The Aiken Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer an adult first aid/CPR/AED course from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the Aiken Area Chapter office at 1314 Pine Log Road. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.redcross.org or call (800) RED-CROSS.

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at 8:30 a.m. today at Millbrook Baptist Church at 1900 Whiskey Road. The class will go through mid-afternoon, and students should bring bag lunches. The class is free to retired or active military and their immediate families; registration for non-veterans is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 541-6825 or 648-1363.

Storytime at the Park will open its season today at 4 p.m. at the Eustis Park Shelter. The program is free and open to children age 8 and younger, who will receive a free book to take home. For more information, call 642-7634.

The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board will hold a committee meeting on strategic and legacy management from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the DOE Meeting Center at the rear of the Village Center, 230 Village Green Blvd. suite 220 in Aiken. There will be a public comment period. For more information, call (803) 952-9219 or visit cab.srs.gov/meeting_schedules.html.

BNI Means Business will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday in Cumberland Villageís downstairs conference room. The local professionalsí networking group welcomes visitors at no charge, and lunch is included in the meetings. For more information, call Laura Gibbons at 270-3762 or email laura@bluesalamandersolutions.com.

THURSDAY

An unemployment/underemployment seminar will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Midland Valley High School media center, sponsored by the Nancy Carson Library, MVHS and SC Works. The event will feature local and online resources for job hunters, with emphasis on those targeting South Carolina workers. For more information, call MVHS at 593-7100.

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Boardís Youth Council will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lover Savannah Council of Governments building at 2748 Wagener Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 649-7981, or email bfloyd@lscog.org.

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Boardís planning committee will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board building at 2748 Wagener Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Sally Sharpe at OneStop/Contracting Activities at 649-7981 or email ssharpe@lscog.org.

The Aiken High School Alumni Association will hold three membership recruiting meetings in November. The meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Aiken High School Media Center; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Millbrook Baptist Church atrium; and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at a location to be announced. For more information, email Leigh Watkins at aikenhighschoolalumni@gmail.com or join the Facebook group ďAiken High School Alumni Association.Ē

Aiken Quilt Services will be collecting dulled scissors and rotary blades on Thursday and Friday for a visit from scissor sharpener Billie Sprawls on Saturday to the shop at Laurens Street and Barnwell Avenue. For more information, call Aiken Quilt Services at 649-7511.

The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library. Members with needlework in progress and visitors are welcome. For more information, call 641-1192.

There will be an art supplies drive on Thursday at USC Aikenís Student Activities Center Patio, 471 University Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be hosted by a group of students for their Group Communication class. Items being accepted include crayons, washable markers, paint brushes and watercolor paints. The supplies will go to the Salvation Army for children in its after-school program.

The Aiken County Board of Appeals will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at County Council chambers at 736 Richland Ave

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