Harvest Table provides meal

The Harvest Table holiday meal for those in need will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 231 Main St. S. in Wagener. The meal is free, and dine-in and carry-out service will be available.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot paperwork due

Pre-race packet pickup for runners in the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K will be Wednesday at Aiken’s First Baptist Church on Chesterfield Street. The Turkey Trot is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, at Citizens Park off East Pine Log Road.

One Table feast willbe in The Alley

The annual One Table Thanksgiving feast will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, in The Alley behind the Aiken Municipal Center. The event will feature a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings and live music by local groups. For more information or to volunteer, call volunteer coordinator Kathryn Wade at 295-8585 or email robertwade@gforcecable.com.

Bloodies and Bagels will be held at museum

The Aiken Land Conservancy will hold its third annual Bloodies and Bagels event from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Aiken County Historical Museum as a prelude to the Blessing of the Hounds in Hitchcock Woods. For more information, call (855) 252-5263.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ opens Friday

The Aiken Community Playhouse will perform “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Dec. 1, 7 and 8 with matinees at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, call the box office at 648-1438, or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

Give blood, get a movie ticket

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Aiken Mall Cinemas on East Gate Drive. Donors will receive a free movie ticket.

Chitlin Strut Idol contest on Friday

The Chitlin Strut Idol talent contest begins at 6 p.m. Friday, at the Salley Civic Center. Entrant applications are due with $15 fee by 4 p.m. Friday. General admission for spectators will be $3 for ages 5 to 11 and $5 for ages 12 and older. For more information, visit www.chitlinstrut.com, or call Salley Town Hall at (803) 258-3485.

Come enjoy Christmas in the Backcountry

Christmas in the Backcountry will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Living History Park at 299 West Spring Grove Ave. in North Augusta. Special guests will be Kessie the slave girl and St. Nicholas, who will pose for photos with visitors. Admission is free.