An unemployment/underemployment seminar will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Midland Valley High School media center, sponsored by the Nancy Carson Library, MVHS 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.

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board’s Youth Council will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Lover Savannah Council of Governments building at 2748 Wagener Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 649-7981, or email

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board’s planning committee will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board building at 2748 Wagener Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Sally Sharpe at OneStop/Contracting Activities at 649-7981 or email

The Aiken High School Alumni Association will hold three membership recruiting meetings in November. The meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the Aiken High School Media Center; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Millbrook Baptist Church atrium; and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at a location to be announced. For more information, email Leigh Watkins at or join the Facebook group “Aiken High School Alumni Association.”

Aiken Quilt Services will be collecting dulled scissors and rotary blades today and Friday for a visit from scissor sharpener Billie Sprawls on Saturday to the shop at Laurens Street and Barnwell Avenue. For more information, call Aiken Quilt Services at 649-7511.

The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library. Members with needlework in progress and visitors are welcome. For more information, call 641-1192.

There will be an art supplies drive today at USC Aiken’s Student Activities Center Patio, 471 University Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be hosted by a group of students for their Group Communication class. Items being accepted include crayons, washable markers, paint brushes and watercolor paints. The supplies will go to the Salvation Army for children in its after-school program.

The Aiken County Board of Appeals will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at County Council chambers at 736 Richland Ave.

4 Cats in the Doghouse will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Willcox Inn.

The Aiken Camellia Society will hold its November meeting at 7 p.m. today at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Newberry Street, in room 200 on the second floor. Speaker will be Master Gardener Richard Mims, who has been growing prize-winning camellias for more than 50 years.

The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library on Chesterfield Street. Arno Safran will give a presentation on collecting the U.S. coins of 1850. For more information, call 645-1769 or email

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday in room 121 at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 104 Newberry St. N.W. All are welcome. For more information, email

“Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies’ Christmas” will be performed at 3 and 8 p.m. today at the Newberry Opera House. For ticket information, call the box office at (803) 276-6264 or visit


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 Friday; 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. Friday 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

The Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday 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

A “Never Picked Up A Needle” beginner’s knitting class will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday 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 Nov. 9 to 11 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

Two Guys and a Jukebox will offer karaoke Friday, Nov. 9, at Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant at 1208 Whiskey Road.