Aiken offers many ways to give thanks
There are several events planned throughout Aiken County on Thanksgiving Day to take part in if you’re looking for something to do before or after the meal.
The Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K is at 8 a.m. on Thursday at Citizens Park off East Pine Log Road.
The Aiken Land Conservancy will hold its third annual Bloodies and Bagels event from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Historical Museum as a prelude to the Blessing of the Hounds in Hitchcock Woods. Bagels, coffee, juice and Bloody Marys will be offered, and in return donations will be accepted. The museum is located at 433 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, call (855) 252-5263.
The Aiken Hounds will hold its annual Blessing of the Hounds at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hitchcock Woods Memorial Gate entrance. Vehicles will not be allowed beyond Laurens Street at South Boundary. Attendees may not bring dogs. In case of rain, call the Hitchcock Woods Foundation at 642-0528 or the Aiken Hounds at 643-3724 for cancellation information.
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.
The annual One Table Thanksgiving feast will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday 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. Everyone is welcome to come at no charge. Everyone who comes is asked to bring a canned food item for Area Churches Together Serving and Christ Central Ministries. For more information or to volunteer, call volunteer coordinator Kathryn Wade at 295-8585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aiken Golf Club and Cedar Creek Golf Club will be open for play on Thursday. Call the Aiken Golf Club at 649-6029 or the Cedar Creek Golf Club at 648-4206 for tee times.
Park Avenue Lanes bowling alley, 1100 Park Ave. S.E., will be open for play from 3 to 10 p.m.