Bonsai gardens, log cabin tour among weekend events

  • Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 9:11 p.m.
Staff Photo by Stephanie Turner
John Osteen enjoys the autumn day outside the copy of a Sumter County schoolhouse located on his property. The schoolhouse is just one of the sites to see on his property at his open house this weekend.
Staff Photo by Stephanie Turner John Osteen enjoys the autumn day outside the copy of a Sumter County schoolhouse located on his property. The schoolhouse is just one of the sites to see on his property at his open house this weekend.

Looking for something to do over the weekend? Aiken has a number of things to make sure your time is well spent – and if the cold, dreary weather this week has you a little cautious, the National Weather Service says there’s no need to worry.

The forecast for Aiken today is sunny skies with highs near 60 and winds between 10 and 15 mph, according to Leonard Vaughan, a meteorologist with the weather service. Tonight brings a 20 percent chance of showers after midnight, with skies becoming mostly cloudy, Vaughan said.

Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 50s with mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of showers.

“It doesn’t look too bad,” Vaughan said of the weekend forecast. “It’ll feel cooler on Sunday without the sun shining bright like it will be (today).”

SPCA to offer pet pictures with Santa

The SPCA Albrect Center for Animal Welfare will host pet photos with Santa today at Cold Creek Nurseries, 398 Hitchcock Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photos are $20 and will be mailed to participants the following day. For more information, call 648-6863.

Walk in the Woods with Dr. Shealy

Dr. Harry Shealy will lead a Walk in the Woods at 1 p.m. today. The group will meet at the Tea Cottage entrance on Dibble Road. The walk will take about three hours. Registration is required, and a donation of $20 to the Sierra Club is suggested. For more information or to register, email Chris Hall at ipaddle4fun@gmail.com.

Bonsai Open Garden is today, Saturday

Fred and Caroline Wieland will hold their annual Bonsai Open Garden event from 1 to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at their home, 3933 Wood Valley Drive.

DuPont Planetarium to host shows today

“In My Backyard” and “More than Meets the Eye” programs will be held at 7 and 8 p.m. today at the DuPont Planetarium at USC Aiken. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for students grades K-12 and $3.50 for seniors. Those with valid college or military ID will receive a 50 percent discount. For more information or to make a reservation, call 641-3654.

Osteen to open log cabin today, Sunday

John Osteen will hold an open house at his authentic log cabin from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at his home on Highway 302 across from Couchton Baptist Church. For more information, call 507-2268.

Chris’ Camera to host digital drop-in

Chris’ Camera Center will hold a Digital Drop-in Day School from 10 a.m. to closing today at the shop on Laurens Street. For more information, call 641-0501 or email chris@chriscamera.com.

Audition for ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ today

The Augusta Players will hold auditions for its production of the musical “La Cage Aux Folles” at 1 p.m. today at Crossbridge Baptist Church, 3130 Skinner Mill Road in Augusta. For more information, visit www.augustaplayers.org.

Fields Brothers Band to play today

The Fields Brothers Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Jamboree Jaycee Hut in Belvedere. Admission is free. For more information, call 221-2449 or (843) 340-2800.

Yard, craft sale to be held on Saturday

The Aiken Council of Neighborhoods will hold a yard and craft sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Aiken Municipal Building in The Alley. Proceeds will benefit the City of Aiken and the Aiken Department of Public Safety’s Safer Communities Initiative. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, call 644-9716.

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