The Aiken Community Playhouse will perform “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8 with matinees at 3 p.m. today and 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

The Edgefield Christmas Parade will be at 4 p.m. today on Main Street. Entry forms are available at Edgefield Town Hall, Johnston Town Hall, and online at For more information, call Calvin Henderson at (803) 480-1255.

The Aiken-Augusta Orchid Society will meet at 3 p.m. today at the Brandon Wilde clubhouse at 4275 Owens Road in Evans, Ga. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 643-9542.

The Masterworks Chorale Christmas Concert will be at 4 p.m. today at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The concert is free.

Country star Crystal Gayle will perform in concert at 3 and 8 p.m. today at the Newberry Opera House. For more information or for tickets, call the box office at (803) 276-6264 or visit

A production of Agatha Christie’s classic “The Mousetrap” will be at 2 p.m. today at South Aiken High School. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, available at the door.

The Augusta Opera will hold its Holiday Concert “Home for the Holidays” at 4 p.m. today at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, Augusta. Soloists will be mezzo-soprano Diane Haslam of Aiken and soprano Melissa Larkin Schultz, tenor Jamison Walker and baritone Washington Isaac Holmes, all of Augusta. Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for seniors, students and active-duty military. For more information, call the Augusta Opera office at (706) 364-9114 or visit

The Ridge Spring Christmas tree lighting will be at 4 p.m. today at the gazebo. Santa Claus’ ETA is 4:15 p.m., and fireworks will go up at 6 p.m.

The Camp Gravatt Advent Retreat will take place today at the camp. Fees are $85, plus $30 for a private room. For more information, call 648-1817, or visit

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be at 4 p.m. today at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Featured artists will include the Masterworks Chorale, the North Augusta High School Choir, the Boundary Boys, the Augusta Men’s Chorus, and organist Kathleen Cartledge. Admission is free, and there will be a freewill offering in support of Children’s Place.

The Edgefield Community Theatre Company will hold auditions for a female version of “The Odd Couple” scheduled for a February production at 5 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Monday at the theater at 405 Main St. Rehearsals begin Tuesday. The theater is casting six adult female roles and two adult male roles, one of which requires a Spanish accent. For more information, call (803) 637-3833.


The 21st Annual Teller Lecture & Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the USCA Convocation Center. Guest speaker is Kristine L. Svinicki, a commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. For more information about the banquet, call the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness at 649-3456 or email

Palmetto Ballroom will offer a line dance class from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays starting Dec. 3 at the ballroom on Silver Bluff Road. Fees will be $5 per person. For more information, call 641-4800.

Tom Mack will give a talk and book signing at the Horse Creek Valley Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Graniteville.

S.C. DHEC will offer a flu vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Aiken County Health Department, 222 Beaufort St. The seasonal flu shot will be $25, payable by cash, check, Medicaid or Medicare; assistance for qualifying low-income patients may be available. DHEC asks patients wear short-sleeved shirts and if applicable, bring Medicaid or Medicare Part B cards. For more information, call Debbie Lotz at 642-1612.

A “Adding More Years to Your Life” seminar will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. RSVPs are required as space is limited; call Tandra Cooks at 663-6142 to RSVP or for more information.

Fees are due by Monday for a children’s Christmas crafts session at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. Fees are $10 and RSVP is required. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 663-6142.

The Aiken Stitchin’ Belles chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will hold its monthly stitch-in from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Aiken County Historical Museum.