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

The Festival of Trees will be open from noon to 3 p.m. today at the Fermata Club on Whiskey Road; admission at the door will be $5.


Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at Mount Vintage at Towne Square, at 285 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive in North Augusta.

Reservations are due by Monday for the Dec. 6 meeting of the Town and Country Club at Houndslake Country Club. For reservations or for more information, call 643-8964.

The Ridge Spring-Monetta FFA chapter will sell poinsettias starting Monday in the front lobby of Ridge Spring-Monetta High School. For more information, call Michael Crim at (803) 685-2100 or (803) 480-0386.


Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in room 119 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. Participation in the group is free. For more information, visit

David Tavernier, author of “Stories of the Rich and Famous: Aiken’s Winter Colony in the Gilded Age,” will sign copies of the book from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Historical Museum.

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be performed at 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Newberry Opera House. For more information or for tickets, call the box office at (800) 276-6264 or visit

The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the dining room at St. John Towers on Greene Street in Augusta. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call (706) 364-1662.

The Aiken Concert Band will give its annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Etherredge Center for the Performing Arts. The Mike Frost Jazz Band will provide pre-show entertainment in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. Admission will be $10 for adults and $7 for students; tickets are available at the Etherredge Center ticket counter or by phone at 641-3305.

Aiken County First Steps Early Childhood Education Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Curiosity Shop on Park Avenue. For more information, call 663-5604.

Teens can take part in a Silent Library competition from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library. For more information, call the library at 642-2020.

Hospice Care of South Carolina will host a support group for those affected by a terminal or debilitating health condition. The group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Hospice Care of South Carolina, 946 Millbrook Ave. suite A. For more information, call 226-2513 or email

WJBF News Channel 6 will hold a Toys For Tots collection drive from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Walmart in North Augusta. For more information, call the station at (706) 828-7211.


The Aiken Regional Medical Centers Auxiliary will hold a uniform and shoe fair from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the hospital in the executive dining rooms off the cafeteria. Fashions will be provided by First Uniform Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. Proceeds will benefit the Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Programs. For more information, call Deb Campbell at 514-2745.

The USC Aiken School of Nursing will hold a memorial presentation honoring the late MaeDella Perry at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the USC Aiken School of Nursing lobby. A reception will follow the presentation in School of Nursing room 121. RSVPs were due by Nov. 21. For more information, call Karen Morgan at 641-3277, or email

A Senior Dance will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville.

The New Ellenton City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall to hear the final reading of a tax anticipation note ordinance. For more information, call 652-3233.

BNI Means Business will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday in Cumberland Village’s downstairs conference room. The local professionals’ networking group welcomes visitors at no charge, and lunch is included in the meetings. For more information, call Laura Gibbons at 270-3762 or email

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be performed at 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Newberry Opera House. For more information or for tickets, call the box office at (800) 276-6264 or visit