The Augusta Chorale will give its annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. today at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel of Paine College. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for students; call (706) 830-0991 for tickets.

The Aiken Jaycees Christmas Parade will take place today with line-up at 1 p.m. and departure at 2 p.m.; the route will go down Park Avenue and up Laurens Street to the finish line near Trinity Lutheran Home. For more information, call 644-3008 or visit

Cub Scouts Pack 115 will be collecting new unwrapped toys for the Marines Toys For Tots project during the Aiken Christmas Parade today. Cub Scout parents will be walking alongside the float collecting toys during the parade; just give your donation of a new unwrapped toy to them, and they will deliver them to the Marines.

The Green Thumb Garden Club will sponsor its annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 2 to 5 p.m. today in Ridge Spring. Tickets are available through any garden club member.

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold blood drives from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 118 York St., where six donors will win $25 Fatz Cafe gift cards; and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

The Jackson Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. today. Those interested in participating should call Town Hall at 471-2228 or visit the Town Hall at 106 Main St.

The North Augusta Evening Lions Club Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. today on Georgia Avenue, from Martintown Road to Buena Vista Avenue.

Local all-male chorus Bound to Sing will debut at its For the First Time concert at 3 p.m. today at Aikenís First Baptist Church. For more information, call Bill Riehl at 336-8802 or email

The Edgefield Historical Society will sponsor a Christmas Tour of Churches at 3 p.m. today starting at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Edgefield. For more information, call (803) 637-3833.

The Aiken Choral Society will hold its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. today at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Hitchcock Parkway. Tickets will be $15 and will be available at the door.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Pickleball Social from 1:30 to 4 p.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center in gym 1. For more information or to sign up, call (703) 732-3075.

A Breakfast With Santa will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, rooms 6 and 7. Registration is limited to the first 80 people and is due by today. For more information, call 642-7631.

The Lydia Project will hold its Light Up the Night luminary memorial for those battling or lost to cancer at sundown today in the Cedar Creek community and at the Walton Heath Way Memorial Garden in Cedar Creek. For more information, call Aiken Area Coordinator Lynda Platt at 641-0646 or visit

A production of ďA Chorus LineĒ will take place 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

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will sponsor a Childrenís Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Party from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Aiken County Historical Museum on Newberry Street. The event is free. For more information, call the museum at 642-2015.


The Aiken High School Bands will give their Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Johnís United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

Silver Bluff High School will host Night of the Stars on Monday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be a drama presentation, culinary display, art display and band concert. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Kristen Brown at or 652-8100.

The Local Chapter 5241 of the AARP will have its annual Christmas party at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center on Monday at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Savannah River Band. Bring a dish to share and an unwrapped toy for Secret Santa. Guests are welcome. You do not have to be a member of AARP National to belong to the local chapter.