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

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at 8:30 a.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 961 Trail Ridge Road. The class will go through mid-afternoon, and students should bring bag lunches. The class is free to retired or active military and their immediate families; registration for non-veterans is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 541-6825 or 648-1363.

The USC Aiken Concert Choir will perform John Rutter’s “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. today at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Newberry Street. Tickets will be $20. For more information, call Dr. Joel Scraper at 641-3306 or email

A linoleum printmaking class will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Gravatt Camp and Conference Center in the Ireland Room. Registration is $35 which includes materials, the instructor’s fee and a light supper; registration was due by Tuesday. For more information or to register, call Gravatt at 648-1817 or visit

Men’s a cappella chorus South Boundary will perform “Rippin’ Off the Masters” at 7 p.m. today at South Aiken Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for ages 60 and older, and $5 for students; tickets are available from South Boundary members or by calling 643-3899.

The United Methodist Women will hold its 42nd Annual Turkey Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Newberry Street. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4 to 10, and free for age 3 and younger; tickets are available through UMW Circle members or by calling 648-6891.

The 5th Annual Suzanne Messick Memorial Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit the Savannah River Cancer Foundation and South Aiken High School basketball will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at the South Aiken High School gymnasium. The game will feature SAHS vs. the SRCF Old School Ballers, and there will be entertainment by the Harlem Globetrotters. Admission will be $3 for students and $5 general admission.

A public input meeting on the Dougherty Road Corridor Study will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus hall at 1003 Spaulding Drive. For more information, call the City of Aiken Planning Department at 642-7608, email, or visit

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

Hitchcock Healthcare Gameday Down Under will take place at 11:45 a.m. today at Outback Steakhouse on Whiskey Road, in the Aiken Mall shopping complex. Tickets are $20; for tickets, call the Hitchcock Healthcare development office at 293-4375.

Local author Marti Healy will hold a book signing for her new book “Yes Barbara, There Is An Aiken,” today from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Aiken County Visitor’s Center in the Holley Building on Laurens Street.

A Cub Scout Round-Up will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library on Chesterfield Street. The event is open to all boys in grades 1-5 interested in scouting and their families.

The Senior Poets Corner will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Riley’s Whitby Bull restaurant, at 801 E. Pine Log Road. New members and those interested in poetry are welcome. For more information, call Joan Lacombe at 642-3872 or Roger Brock at 649-3470.


A Fall Festival will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kennedy Middle School at 274 E. Pine Log Road. For more information, call the school office at 641-2470. .

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will hold Turkey Time activities for ages 4 to 13 at 3 p.m. Friday at Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. Activities will include a basketball shoot-out, a turkey walk and more. Registration will be open through today. For more information, call 642-7634.

Lunch reservations are due by noon Friday for the next meeting of the Sunny Monday group at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Guest speaker will be Mayor Fred Cavanaugh.

Reservations are due to the Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department by Friday for an overnight trip to Charleston scheduled to leave Aiken County PRT’s main office at 828 Richland Ave. W. at 9 a.m. Dec. 6 and to leave the Courtney Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener, at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6. The trip fee is $110. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 663-6142 or Carolyn Rushton at (803) 564-5211.

The Aiken Community Playhouse will hold a Black Box Coffeehouse from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street. Tickets are $10, and reservations are recommended. For more information or for reservations, call the box office at 648-1438 or visit

Pianist John Vaughn will perform at the Willcox Inn from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and during brunch service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays.

Yesterday’s Sounds will perform at a couples and singles dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the DAV building at 2194 Columbia Highway North, near the Aiken airport. Admission will be $6, alcohol not permitted. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 292-3680 or Furman Redd at (706) 825-8776. (11/13)

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will hold “Curiosity Mission to Mars” with guest speaker David Yenerall at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Augusta State University’s New Science Center Auditorium W1008. For more information, visit

Flatland Express will be the featured act at Bluegrass Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, at Greenville Street and Edgefield Avenue. For more information, call 648-1181.

Bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Imperial Theatre on Broad Street in Augusta. Tickets will be $13 to $37, and can be purchased online at For more information, call the Imperial box office at (706) 722-8341.