A Fall Festival will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today 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. today 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 today 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 today 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. today 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. today 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.

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will hold “Curiosity Mission to Mars” with guest speaker David Yenerall at 7 p.m. today 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. today 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. today 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.

Kathryn Crisp Greeley, author of “The Collected Tabletop,” will be signing copies of her book today at 3 Monkey Fine Gifts, 133 Laurens St. N.W. from 1 to 4 p.m. Greeley is a regional design celebrity from Waynesville, N.C., known for her gracious entertaining and expert knowledge of tabletop collections.


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

The Aiken Area National MS Society self-help group the Myelinators will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 961 Trail Ridge Road. The group is open to all persons with multiple sclerosis and their support persons. For more information, call 644-1342 or email

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

The Aiken Junior Woman’s Club will hold its fourth annual S.H.O.P. event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken Center for the Arts. For more information, call 507-4633 or email, or call 522-2277 or email

The Sgt. Harold F. Adkison Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Chapter 255 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bath United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall, 176 Maple St. For more information, call 819-9595.

Santa Claus will visit Aiken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cold Creek Nurseries for photo ops with customers. Photos will be $20 and will be mailed to purchasers the following day.

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

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