Dec. 5: Events for today, Thursday, Friday

  • Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:42 a.m.

TODAY

Pre-registration closes today for the Run, Walk or Roll 5K walk/run scheduled for Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. To register online, visit www.strictlyrunning.com or call Lori Comshaw at (803) 443-9771. Pre-race packet pick-up will be from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Odell Weeks.

Attorneys Bill Tucker and Buzz Rich will lead a Planned Giving Seminar at 4 p.m. today at the Pickens-Salley House at USC Aiken. The event is free and refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information, call Debbie Boggs at 641-3630 or email events@usca.edu.

The monthly meeting of the Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be held at 6 p.m. today 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 were due Nov. 30.

USC Aiken will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 4 p.m. today in front of the campus’ nursing building. Guest speaker will be Joe Lowery, manager and arborist representative for Bartlett Tree Experts of Augusta and former arborist for the City of Augusta. The event is open to the public.

American Federation of Government Employees Local 3509 from Social Security will hold an information picket protest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Aiken Social Security Office at 151 Corporate Parkway, in regard to the “fiscal cliff” issue.

THURSDAY

“Eli’s Bethlehem Inn” by Enopion Theatre will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kroc Center on Broad Street in Augusta. The event includes a dinner of potato soup, bread, fruit, cheese, skewered chicken and apple tarts. Tickets are $16; for tickets call (706) 771-7777 or go online to www.enopion.com.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., in room 121, every Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information contact aikenoastjohns@live.com or call 644-2953.

A Ladies’ Night Out event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cold Creek Nurseries off Hitchcock Parkway. Participants will have music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and a make-and-take centerpiece activity. In-store registration is required, and registration is $25, which includes all materials. For more information, call 648-3592.

The Town and Country Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Houndslake Country Club. The luncheon meeting will feature a jewelry fashion show with Tom Williams of Floyd & Green Jewelers. Reservations were due by Nov. 26. For more information, call 643-8964.

The Langley-Bath-Clearwater Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Midland Valley Lions Club, 1 Lions Trail, Bath. The guest speaker will be Don Rhodes, who will speak about local musicians. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Geneva at 593-2271 or Ann at 593-3034.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 642-8800.

Pottery students from the Edgefield campus of Piedmont Technical College will hold their 7th Annual Christmas Pottery Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Greenwood Campus Conference Center room 209C. For more information call (803) 637-5388 or visit www.ptc.edu/pottery.

Reservations are due by noon Thursday for the Aiken Newcomers Club meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at Newberry Hall. Members with last names from A-L should call 649-2827 and last names M-Z should call 643-0213 to place reservations.

A free showing of the movie “Paw Prints,” with Steve Briggs and his dog Serena, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Road. A light supper will be provided after the film. For more information, call the church office at 641-1913.

An ornament and card decorating workshop for ages 6 to 12 will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Recreation Center on U.S. Highway 1 in Graniteville. Registration is $10 per child and is due by Thursday. For more information, call 663-6142.

The South Carolina Mental Health Commission will meet at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the Columbia Area Mental Health Center, 2715 Colonial Drive, Columbia.

FRIDAY

Beta Sigma Phi sorority’s 25th Annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (706) 831-9624.

The Aiken Choral Society Winter Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Hitchcock Parkway. Tickets will be $15, and will be available at the door.

The Aiken Performing Arts Academy will present “Christmas In New York” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Lloyd Kennedy Charter School/Aiken Perform Arts Academy at 226 Beaufort St. N.E. The Aiken Performing Arts Academy Dance Team will hold its holiday sale at the show. For ticket information, call 644-4824.

The Aiken County Educators Association-Retired will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Woodside Plantation Country Club. Attendees should bring baked goods or white elephant items to auction for the ACEA-R Scholarship Fund. For more information or to make reservations, call Sara Rutland at 278-3037.

The Aiken Civic Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9, at the Etherredge Center for the Performing Arts at USC Aiken. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors, and are available at the Etherredge Center box office.

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold blood drives from 7:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Belevedere Elementary School, 201 Rhomboid Place, Belvedere, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Wardlaw Academy will offer pit-cooked Boston butt as a fundraiser. $25 pre-orders for the 6- to 8-pound whole Boston butts will taken until 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7, and meat will be available for pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Wardlaw Academy in Johnston. For more information or to pre-order, call (803) 275-4794 or email smoore@moorecraft.net or lrobinson@wardlawacademy.com.

Irish Pub Night with Gavin Winship will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Stables restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, on the corner of Greenville Street and Edgefield Avenue. For more information, call 648-1181.

The Palmetto Mastersingers will perform their traditional Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Newberry Opera House. For more information or for tickets, call the box office a t (803) 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com.

“Eli’s Bethlehem Inn” by Enopion Theatre will be at 7 p.m. Nov 29-30, 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Kroc Center on Broad Street in Augusta. The event includes a dinner of potato soup, bread, fruit, cheese, skewered chicken and apple tarts. Tickets are $16; for tickets call (706) 771-7777 or go online to www.enopion.com.

The Aiken Community Playhouse will perform “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 24 and 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8 with matinees at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, 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.

The Augusta Amusements Big Band will hold a holiday celebration concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are available at $20 and $25; call (706) 726-0366 or visit www.augustaamusements.com/events.htm.

Single, Single Again will hold an evening of theater with a group outing to dinner and a performance of “Miracle on 34th Street” on Friday, 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 Nov. 30 to Jeanne Shanks, 648-7968, or email skipncar@aol.com; fee is due at the door.

Two Guys and a Jukebox present Kountry Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant. Hats and boots are welcome. For more information, call 221-8869.

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