The Navy Birthday Dinner Dance will take place at 5 p.m. today at Woodside Plantation Country Club, sponsored by the Navy League Aiken-Augusta Council. Membership is not required to attend. Reservations and payments can be made at; registration forms were due by Oct. 9.

“Deer Camp,” the musical, comes to the Newberry Opera House today at 3 p.m. The play stars Tony Papenfuss and John Voldstad, best known as “My Brother Darryl and my other Brother Darryl,” on the tv show Newhart. Tickets are available at the Newberry Opera House box office. For reservations, call (803) 276-6264 or visit our website

A lesson in Irish Set and Ceili Dancing will be today at 6:30 p.m. at Just Breathe Studio, 147 Pendleton St. S.W. For more information, call Patty at 641-4202.


The Augusta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be presenting Aikenite Jenny McNamee in an organ recital on Monday at 8 p.m. at St. John’s UMC, corner of Newberry and Richland in downtown Aiken.

The regular meeting of New Ellenton City Council will be held at City Hall on Monday at 7 p.m..

The Edgefield County Theatre Company will hold auditions for its Christmas production, “Christmas Belles,” at 5 p.m. Monday at the theater, 405 Main St., Edgefield. The play has roles for seven women and four men. Auditions will be cold reads from the script.

The Aiken Stitchin’ Belles Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America will hold a monthly meeting at the Aiken County Public Library on Monday from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those attending will be making a crystal ornament, and visitors are welcome. The Twilight Belles will meet that evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 644-7732 for information.

Banksia Quilter’s Society will meet Monday at Aiken County Historical Museum at 10 a.m. Bring anything you would like to work on or items to exchange.

Family and Friends CPR Course will be offered at the Aiken County Recreation Center on Monday with a module for adult CPR from 6-6:40 p.m., child CPR from 6:40-7:20 p.m., and infant CPR 7:20-8 p.m. The course is $10. For more information or to RSVP, call 663-6142.

The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public. It’s a seven-week program designed to give the public an overview of the S.C. legal system and insight into common legal problems people face. The next class will be on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and it will cover S.C. workers’ compensation and employment law. Classes will be held at Aiken Technical College, located at 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway. For more information, contact S.C. Pro Bono Program at 799-6653, ext. 158.

Sheriff Michael Hunt will be the speaker for the Monday meeting of St. John’s UMC PrimeTimer’s Sunny Monday group at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will follow at noon. For more information, call the St. John’s office at 648-6891.


Mike Gibbons and Betsy Wilson-Mahoney will sign copies of their book, “When I Think of Aiken” on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Willcox. To learn more about the book or to purchase a copy, visit For more information, contact Michael Gibbons at

The Aiken Concert Band will take the stage on Tuesday for its annual fall concert at the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and is titled “A Patriotic Tribute.” The band is under the direction of Col. William Clark, retired commander and conductor of the internationally famous United States Army Field Band, and Ryan Westberry, director of bands at Aiken High School. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students. All proceeds go toward USCA Band scholarships and to defray band expenses. Tickets can be purchased at the Etherredge Center ticket office window or via telephone for later pickup at 641-3305.

Learn how to apply environmentally friendly gardening techniques to create an attractive, healthy yard at the Aiken Master Gardener Association’s Lunch Box “Is Your Yard a Carolina Yard?” by Katie Giacalone at noon on Monday, Oct. 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road. The presentations last one hour, and no reservation is needed. For more information, call 649-6297, ext. 122 weekdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. or visit

An unemployment/underemployment seminar will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta, sponsored by the library, Midland Valley High School 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 or the library at 279-5767.

The Aiken County Republican Party will be hosting a meet and greet for U.S. Senator Jim DeMint at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Willcox Inn. The event is open to the media and the public.