Nov. 9: Events for today, Saturday

  • Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 7:52 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, November 9, 2012 12:23 p.m.

TODAY

The Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Trash or Treasure Appraisal Fair at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville. Appraisals will be done by Kenny Clifford of Antique Liquidators. The event is free, but those with items to appraise should RSVP by today; only the first 50 to RSVP will be guaranteed an appraisal. For more information or to RSVP, call Tandra Cooks at 663-6142.

Helping Hands’ annual formal-dress fundraising dinner “A Chef’s Extravaganza” will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at the Woodside Plantation Country Club ballroom. This year’s dinner theme is “South American Cuisine and Flavors.” Tickets are $100 per person, and seating is limited; RSVP to 648-3456 or visit www.helpinghandsaiken.org.

The Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society will meet at 7 p.m. today in room 200 of the USC Aiken science building. Speaker will be Tim Steeper on “Model Making for Lost Wax Casting.” For more information, call 649-0959 or visit www.aikengmfs.org.

A “Never Picked Up A Needle” beginner’s knitting class will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Sassy Knitter at 942-C Dougherty Road. Class fee will be $35, payable in advance at the store. For more information, call 643-5648.

A Wheel Movement of the CSRA Members League Cycling Instructor Certification Seminar for national certification in cycling instruction will take place today through Sunday at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St., Augusta. Instructors for the seminar will include Neil Walker of Atlanta and Jim Nicholson of Bluffton. Participants include Outspokin’ Bicycles owner Brett Ardery of Augusta; Martin “Gator” Cochran, Jason Hardin and Brian Patterson, all of North Augusta; and Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse employee Ben Hyler of North Augusta. For more information about the seminar, call Neil Walker at (678) 200-2182, or visit wheelmovementcsra.org.

Two Guys and a Jukebox will offer karaoke today at Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant at 1208 Whiskey Road.

Pianist John Vaughn will perform at the Willcox Inn from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and during brunch service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays.

Musician Gavin Reily will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. today at The Stables restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, located at Greenville Street and Edgefield Avenue. For more information, call 648-1181.

Yesterday’s Sounds will perform at a couples and singles dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. today at the DAV building at 2194 Columbia Highway North, near the Aiken airport. Admission will be $6, alcohol not permitted. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 292-3680 or Furman Redd at (706) 825-8776.

Mended Hearts, a support group for those with cardiovascular conditions, will meet at 11 a.m. today at the USC Aiken Business Conference Center. Lunch will be served. Guest speaker will be Bob Besley of ARMC Security, and an election will be held for the group’s 2013 officers.

There will be karaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today at Iron Horse Bar and Grill at 2510 Storm Branch Road in Beech Island. For more information call 867-2388, or visit www.ironhorse-barandgrill.net.

A screening of “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” will take place at 7:30 p.m. today at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are $30 and $35, and are available by calling (706) 726-0366 or visit www.augustaamusements.com for more information or tickets.

The 26th Annual Christmas Made in the South craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the James Brown Arena on 7th Street in Augusta. Admission will be good for all three days with a hand stamp; admission is $6 and ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.

SATURDAY

Secret Santa of Aiken County will accept applications from low-income families with children up to age 12 for Christmas gifts from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the main entrance of South Aiken Presbyterian Church at 1711 Whiskey Road. Applicants must apply in person and must provide eligible children’s Social Security cards and birth certificates as well as proof of income. For more information, call the church at 648-1214.

A bake sale/yard sale fundraiser will take place on Saturday at the Croft House. Table rentals are $5 and space is limited. To reserve a space call Eva F. Jackson at 642-1181. Proceeds will benefit the Croft House Residents’ Fund for future events and activities.

Primitives at the Ridge will hold a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the shop at 502 E. Main St. in Ridge Spring. For more information, call (803) 685-7399 or (803) 645-5443.

The American Legion Auxiliary Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Unit 71 will sponsor a Veterans Day pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 71 at 333 E. Pine Grove Ave., North Augusta. Tickets are $5, and are available at Parks Pharmacy and Sno Cap Drive-In, or email lindansmiley@comcast.net for tickets. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto Girls State and hospitalized veterans programs at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 961 Trail Ridge 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.

The Sigma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will hold its Founders Banquet from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken Shrine Club. The semi-formal event will feature entertainment by A-Style and announcement of the 2012 Citizen of the Year, Omega Man of the Year, 2012 Unsung Heroes and 2012 Outstanding Community Organizations. Admission is a $35 donation; proceeds benefit Omega’s Fatherhood Initiative. For more information or for tickets, call 642-1222 or contact any member of Sigma Pi.

A cystic fibrosis bake sale fundraiser will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Local’s Drop Spot in the Reid’s shopping center in Langley.

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site will hold “Emancipation: A Black & White Experience” program honoring the Emancipation Proclamation, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the site at 181 Redcliffe Road in Beech Island. Admission will be $8 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for ages 6 to 16. The program will take place rain or shine. For more information, call Redcliffe at 827-1473 or email redcliffe@scprt.com, or visit www.southcarolinaparks.com/redcliffe.

“In My Backyard” and “More than Meets the Eye” programs will take place at 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the DuPont Planetarium at USC Aiken. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for grades 4K-12, and $3.50 for seniors. Those with valid college or military I.D. will receive a 50 percent discount. For more information or to make a reservation, call 641-3654.

A benefit golf tournament for kidney transplant candidate James “Tres” Pack will take place Nov. 10 at Applewood Golf Course in Keysville, Ga.; check-in begins at 7:45 a.m., and a shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, call (706) 664-8649 or email dtp1212@yahoo.com.

An Old Cowboy Picture Show event will begin with tall tales at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Newberry Opera House. The movie will begin at 10 a.m., and there will be a kids’ cowboy costume contest. Admission is $5 for adults, children will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the box office at (803) 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com.

Cold Creek Nurseries will have its Holiday Photo Display area available for photography sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday from Nov. 10 to Dec. 23 at the nursery off Hitchcock Parkway. Use of the photo display area is free. For more information, email michaela@coldcreeknurseries.net.

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will hold meetings for grades 4-7 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and for grades 8-12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street. The meetings will be free and open to any student interested in theater. For more information, call the box office at 648-1438 or email info@aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

The Salley Chitlin Strut Beauty Pageant will take place at 10 a.m. for ages birth to 4 years and at 5 p.m. for ages 5 and older on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Salley Civic Center. For more information, visit www.chitlinstrut.com, or call Salley Town Hall at (803) 258-3485.

The Royal Raven All-Star Cheerleaders will host a Zumbathon from 100 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the team’s Cheer Gym at 105 Contract Drive in Aiken. Registration is $20 for adults or $10 for ages 7 to 10. For more information or to register, call (706) 464-4134, 226-8062, or 257-6636.

There will be DJ music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Iron Horse Bar and Grill at 2510 Storm Branch Road in Beech Island. For more information call 867-2388, or visit www.ironhorse-barandgrill.net.

Author Marti Healy will hold a book signing for her new book “Yes Barbara, There Is an Aiken,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Copies will be available to purchase at the signing.

The 26th Annual Christmas Made in the South craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the James Brown Arena on 7th Street in Augusta. Admission will be good for all three days with a hand stamp; admission is $6 and ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.

Primitives at the Ridge to hold open house

Primitives at the Ridge will hold a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the shop at 502 E. Main St. in Ridge Spring. For more information, call (803) 685-7399 or (803) 645-5443.

Veterans Day pancake breakfast sponsored

The American Legion Auxiliary Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Unit 71 will sponsor a Veterans Day pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 71 at 333 E. Pine Grove Ave., North Augusta. Tickets are $5, and are available at Parks Pharmacy and Sno Cap Drive-In, or email lindansmiley@comcast.net for tickets. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto Girls State and hospitalized veterans programs at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

AARP Driver Safety class to be held

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 961 Trail Ridge 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.

Fraternity to hold Founders Banquet

The Sigma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will hold its Founders Banquet from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken Shrine Club. The semi-formal event will feature entertainment by A-Style and announcement of the 2012 Citizen of the Year, Omega Man of the Year, 2012 Unsung Heroes and 2012 Outstanding Community Organizations. Admission is a $35 donation; proceeds benefit Omega’s Fatherhood Initiative. For more information or for tickets, call 642-1222 or contact any member of Sigma Pi.

Fundraiser for cystic fibrosis will be held

A cystic fibrosis bake sale fundraiser will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Local’s Drop Spot in the Reid’s shopping center in Langley.

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site will hold “Emancipation: A Black & White Experience” program honoring the Emancipation Proclamation, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the site at 181 Redcliffe Road in Beech Island. Admission will be $8 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for ages 6 to 16. The program will take place rain or shine. For more information, call Redcliffe at 827-1473 or email redcliffe@scprt.com, or visit www.southcarolinaparks.com/redcliffe.

“In My Backyard” and “More than Meets the Eye” programs will take place at 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the DuPont Planetarium at USC Aiken. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for grades 4K-12, and $3.50 for seniors. Those with valid college or military I.D. will receive a 50 percent discount. For more information or to make a reservation, call 641-3654.

A benefit golf tournament for kidney transplant candidate James “Tres” Pack will take place Nov. 10 at Applewood Golf Course in Keysville, Ga.; check-in begins at 7:45 a.m., and a shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, call (706) 664-8649 or email dtp1212@yahoo.com.

An Old Cowboy Picture Show event will begin with tall tales at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Newberry Opera House. The movie will begin at 10 a.m., and there will be a kids’ cowboy costume contest. Admission is $5 for adults, children will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the box office at (803) 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com.

Cold Creek Nurseries will have its Holiday Photo Display area available for photography sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday from Nov. 10 to Dec. 23 at the nursery off Hitchcock Parkway. Use of the photo display area is free. For more information, email michaela@coldcreeknurseries.net.

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will hold meetings for grades 4-7 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and for grades 8-12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street. The meetings will be free and open to any student interested in theater. For more information, call the box office at 648-1438 or email info@aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

The Salley Chitlin Strut Beauty Pageant will take place at 10 a.m. for ages birth to 4 years and at 5 p.m. for ages 5 and older on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Salley Civic Center. For more information, visit www.chitlinstrut.com, or call Salley Town Hall at (803) 258-3485.

The Royal Raven All-Star Cheerleaders will host a Zumbathon from 100 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the team’s Cheer Gym at 105 Contract Drive in Aiken. Registration is $20 for adults or $10 for ages 7 to 10. For more information or to register, call (706) 464-4134, 226-8062, or 257-6636.

There will be DJ music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Iron Horse Bar and Grill at 2510 Storm Branch Road in Beech Island. For more information call 867-2388, or visit www.ironhorse-barandgrill.net.

Author Marti Healy will hold a book signing for her new book “Yes Barbara, There Is an Aiken,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Copies will be available to purchase at the signing.

The 26th Annual Christmas Made in the South craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the James Brown Arena on 7th Street in Augusta. Admission will be good for all three days with a hand stamp; admission is $6 and ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.

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