March 16: Events today
Aiken Center for Active Seniors will host Senior Bingo Day at the Senior Day Center, under the blue awning at 690 Medical Park Drive in Aiken, today from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free, but participants should call 803-226-0355 to register due to limited seating. Visit www.aikenactiveseniors.com for more information.
The North Augusta Women’s League is hosting its second Oyster Roast today at Boeckh Park located in Hammond’s Ferry. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. This includes all-you-can-eat oysters and sides along with two cocktails. Tickets may be purchased at www.najwl.com or at Communigraphics in North Augusta. For more information, call 706-825-2965.
Every Saturday in March, the DuPont Planetarium will present “Larry Cat in Space” at 7 p.m. and “To the Moon and Beyond” at 8 p.m. Weather permitting, the observatory, housing the Bechtel telescope, will be open for viewing after each show. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for students grades 4K-12, and $3.50 for seniors. All USCA faculty, staff and students are $1 for any show. Reservations are encouraged by calling 641-3654.
Ticker Trot 5K will take place today along the Augusta Canal at Lake Olmstead. The run/walk is to benefit the American Heart Association. Early registration is $25; late registration is $30. T-shirts are given to those who register early. For more information, visit www.active.com or email GSO@gru.edu.
The Burns Dance Studio Performing Company’s showcase “An Afternoon and Evening of Dance” will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at Midland Valley High School. All tickets are $10. Silent auction viewing is 30 minutes before the show. Call 439-4010 or the studio at 648-7659.
Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Walmart Richland Avenue today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Savannah River Woodturners’ meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at 144 N. Bel Air Road in Evans, Ga. Terry Daw will demonstrate miniature turnings. For more information, call Lee Carey at 706-627-8373.
The Aiken Area Myelinators National MS Society Self Help Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Any individual with multiple sclerosis, as well as his/her support person, is invited to attend. For more information, call Pam at 803-644-1342 or e-mail email@example.com.
The first leg of Aiken’s Triple Crown event, the 71st historic Aiken Trials, will be held today at the Aiken Training Track at 538 Two Notch Road. Gates open at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremonies and carriage parade beginning at 1 p.m. Post time for the first race is 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for parking and $10 for gate entrance in advance. A VIP tent party will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets for the tent are $70 which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets can be purchased online at www.aikentrials.com or by calling the Track office at 803-648-4631. Find the Aiken Trials on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aikentrials.
The 4th Annual Charity Bag Sale will be held today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Upscale Resale, 1573 University Parkway. Stuff a bag for $10. All proceeds to go the mission’s fund of the Teenlife program at Breezy Hill Baptist Church. Half-price from 2 to 3 p.m. The event will be rescheduled if there is rain. For more information, call 803-641-6404.
The Aiken Lions Club will be holding a Broom Sale today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2300 Whiskey Road, next to Tire Kingdom. Drive in and the Aiken Lyons Club can put the broom in your car. For more information call Margaret Foreman at 979-2064.
The South Aiken High School National Honor Society will be having a Pancake Breakfast at Fatz today from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All profits will benefit scholarships awarded to Honor Society members.
Kinder Kids of CSRA will hold the second Family Fun Day event today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Ellenton Community Center, 175 Oak Ridge Ave., off Whiskey Road. For more information, contact the Kinder Kids office at 803-226-0525 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 2510 Stormbranch Road, Beech Island, will host karaoke today from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information call 803-867-2388 or visit www.ironhorse-barandgrill.net.
The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate will host its St. Patrick’s Day Celebration today. There will be music by The Skellings from 5 to 8 p.m. and by Chris Morgan 8 to 10 p.m. For reservations, call 803-648-1181.
Lifeguard Review/Challenge, an abbreviated Lifeguard course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing, will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the USCA Natatorium. Current certification is required to participate in the review course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years and Bloodborne Pathogens valid for 1 year. To sign up for this course with Kevin White, American Red Cross certified lifeguard instructor, call 803-646-8463 or email Kevin.email@example.com.
The Aiken County Public Library will present two movies today. From 1 to 2:30 p.m., “Rise of the Guardians,” rated PG; from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., the documentary movie “The Secrets of Highclere Castle.” For more information, call 803-642-7570.