Nov. 29: Events for today, Friday

  • Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:43 a.m.

TODAY

The Johnston Farmers and Artists Holiday Market will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. today on Calhoun Street in Johnston. To take part in the event, call Anne Rauton Smith at (803) 275-4097 or Donna Livingston at (803) 275-0010.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. every today in room 121 at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 104 Newberry St. N.W. All are welcome. For more information, email aikenoastjohns@live.com.

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 to 7 p.m. today at Equine Divine on Laurens Street.

A basic sock knitting class will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Sassy Knitter at 942-C Dougherty Road. There will be three class sessions and the fee is $45. For more information, call the shop at 643-5648.

Tom Mack will have a talk and book signing at a meeting of the Aiken Kiwanis Club at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cumberland Village.

4 Cats in the Doghouse will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Willcox Inn.

A JobSeeker workshop, “Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship,” will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library. For more information, call the library at 642-2020.

Author Tom Supensky will have a book signing for “Looking At Art Philosophically: Aesthetic Concepts Fundamental to Being An Artist” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Aiken Center for the Arts at 122 Laurens St. S.W. For more information, call the Arts Center at 641-9094.

The Westobou Music Festival will sponsor a Holiday Art Show Thursday to Dec. 6 at 540 Telfair Street in Augusta, featuring artists Philip Morsberger, Tom Nakashima, Edward Rice, Brian Rust, Laura Spong and Mike Williams. An opening reception will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. For more information, visit westoboufestival.com, or call (706) 755-2878.

Material Things will offer Happy Hour from 5 to 8 p.m. today,at the store in centre South Shopping Center on Silver Bluff Road. The event will include sleigh pictures, dinner and Mike Frost Jazz. Pictures in holiday frames and emailed to subject will be $20. Proceeds go to the 100 Women Project to support the Aiken Child Advocacy Center.

FRIDAY

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

The 42nd Annual Christmas Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The event will feature food, crafts, children’s activities and a visit from Santa on Saturday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 642-7631.

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

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

Single, Single Again will hold an evening of theater with a group outing to dinner and a performance of “Miracle on 34th Street” on Friday. The group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Pizza Joint for dinner and attend an 8 p.m. performance at the URS Center for the Performing Arts; tickets are $13. Reservations are due by Friday to Jeanne Shanks, 648-7968, or email skipncar@aol.com; fee is due at the door.

The annual Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Laurens Street and Richland Avenue. The event will include live music, caroling, candle lighting, a performance by the Aiken Singers and special guests from the North Pole. For more information, call 642-7634.

The Baker Holiday Toy Drive’s third annual Toys For Tots Golf Event will be on Friday at Houndslake Country Club. The four-man scramble tournament will open with late registration at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Fees are $60 per person plus a toy donation for Toys For Tots. For more information, call Sarah Mayson at (706) 829-2197.

Phillip Albenesius will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, at Greenville Street and Edgefield Avenue. For more information, call 648-1181.

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