TODAY

Eric Church will be performing at the Colonial Life Arena today, featuring Justin Moore and Kip Moore. Visit www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/376.asp for updates.


The 42nd Annual Christmas Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The event will feature food, crafts, children’s activities and a visit from Santa on Saturday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 642-7631.


The Aiken Community Playhouse will perform “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and Dec. 7 and 8 with matinees at 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 8 at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street. For more information, call the box office at 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.


Single, Single Again will hold an evening of theater with a group outing to dinner and a performance of “Miracle on 34th Street” on Dec. 7. The group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Pizza Joint for dinner and attend an 8 p.m. performance at the URS Center for the Performing Arts; tickets are $13. Reservations are due by today to Jeanne Shanks at 648-7968 or email skipncar@aol.com; fee is due at the door.


The annual Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at Laurens Street and Richland Avenue. The event will include live music, caroling, candle lighting, and special guests from the North Pole. For more information, call 642-7634.


The Baker Holiday Toy Drive’s third annual Toys For Tots Golf Event will be on today at Houndslake Country Club. The four-man scramble tournament will open with late registration at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Fees are $60 per person plus a toy donation for Toys For Tots. For more information, call Sarah Mayson at (706) 829-2197.


The Blues Blues Christmas Party will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Edgefield Discovery Center, 405 Main St., hosted by WKSX-FM DJ Tony B. and featuring a performance by Charleston bluesman Shrimp City Slim. Refreshments are BYOB with setups provided. Tickets are $10; for ticket information, call (803) 257-7669 or (803) 637-3833.


WAFJ 88.3 will host a Christmas concert featuring Mark Harris and Friends at noon today at the Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., Augusta. Admission will be either $2 or a new unwrapped toy, at the door.


A production of Agatha Christie’s classic “The Mousetrap” will be at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at South Aiken High School. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, available at the door.


The Edgefield Area Clay Guild will have its Christmas Pottery Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Simpkins Street in Edgefield.


The South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness will hold a strategic planning and evaluation committee meeting at 10 a.m. today via conference call. For more information, call Jeannie Herrod at (803) 734-0479 or (877) 621-0865.


Material Things will offer customers the chance to take pictures in the store’s sleigh with their own cameras for a donation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the store in Centre South shopping Center on Silver Bluff Road. Proceeds go to the 100 Women Project to support the Aiken Child Advocacy Center.


Phillip Albenesius will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate at Greenville Street and Edgefield Avenue. For more information, call 648-1181.


The monthly meeting of the Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5, at Newberry Hall. December guest speakers are Capt. David Repass from the Salvation Army and Robert Hamilton from the Veterans Administration. Admission will be $22 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Denny Flahault at 226-9017 or emailing dkfblkmtn@earthlink.net by 6 p.m. today.


Karaoke will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today at Iron Horse Bar & Grill. For more information, call 867-2388 or visit www.ironhorse-barandgrill.net.


Wagener’s Hometown Holiday Celebration begins today at 5:30 p.m. Local businesses will stay open late, offer refreshments and display student artwork. At the Gazebo, carriage rides will be available, as will photos with Santa for those with cameras. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. the JROTC, Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School Honor Chorus, the Wagener-Salley High School Band, and local band Crossover will perform on the pavilion. On Saturday, a Community Yard Sale will start at 8 a.m. next to the Petal Shoppe. At 11 a.m. the Celebration Parade will start at Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School. Barbecue plates go on sale at 11:30 a.m., and from noon to 2 p.m. will be a car and tractor show. At 1 p.m. the new Wagon House will be dedicated, and at 2 p.m. there will be a surplus equipment auction. For more information, call Wagener Town Hall at (803) 564-3412.