Dec. 23: Events today through Thursday

  • Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 8:47 a.m.

TODAY

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Aiken Mall Cinemas, 300 East Gate Drive. Donors will receive a free movie ticket.

The 21st annual Christmas in Hopelands event will run through Thursday, closing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The park will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. Parking and shuttle service is available at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road. For more information, call the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department at 642-7631.

Annual Gingerbread House Making will be held today at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. This is open to all ages and free.

The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave., will have Sunday night with Preston and Weston from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave., will hold Sunday Brunch Piano with John Vaughn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MONDAY

Line Dance Class will be held Mondays at 6 p.m. at Palmetto Ballroom. The cost is $5 per person. Call 641-4800 for more information.

WEDNESDAY

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Aiken Mall Cinemas, 300 East Gate Drive. Donors will receive a free movie ticket.

The 21st annual Christmas in Hopelands event will run through Thursday closing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The park will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. Parking and shuttle service is available at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road. For more information, call the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department at 642-7631.

The Aiken Center for the Arts will be offering winter art day camps Wednesday through Friday and Jan. 2-4. The camps are open to children, ages K4 and up. Enrollment is on a daily basis allowing campers to choose the days and times they want to attend. Parents may also choose between full and half-day camps. Full-day camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning camps run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and afternoon camps run from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Campers bring snacks and lunches, and the Arts Center provides all other supplies. Daily tuition is $60 for full-day camps and $40 for half-day camps. Arts Center members receive a 10 percent discount on all camps and classes. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to qualified campers. For more information, call Mandy Woodhouse at 641-9094.

The Family Y, 621 Trolley Line Road, will have winter camp starting Wednesday through Friday for the first session and for the second session Dec. 31, and Jan. 2 through Jan. 4. Call 349-8080 for details and to reserve your spot. Financial assistance is available.

THURSDAY

Overeaters Anonymous will be at 7 p.m. every Thursday in room 121 at St. Johnís United Methodist Church at 104 Newberry St. N.W. All are welcome. For more information, email aikestjohns@live.com.

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Aiken Mall Cinemas, 300 East Gate Drive. Donors will receive a free movie ticket.

The Aiken Kiwanis Club meets each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Village breakfast room, 3335 Wise Creek Lane in Aiken. Each luncheon meeting features a guest speaker on topics of community interest. Kiwanis is a service club dedicated to helping children locally and globally.

The 21st annual Christmas in Hopelands event will run through Dec. 27, closing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The park will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. Parking and shuttle service is available at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road. For more information, call the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department at 642-7631.

The December PFLAG Aiken meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Aiken UU Church, 115 Gregg Ave. Everyone is welcome.

The Aiken Center for the Arts will be offering winter art day camps Dec. 20 and 21, Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. The camps are open to children, ages K4 and up. Enrollment is on a daily basis allowing campers to choose the days and times they want to attend. Parents may also choose between full and half-day camps. Full-day camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning camps run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and afternoon camps run from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Campers bring snacks and lunches, and the Arts Center provides all other supplies. Daily tuition is $60 for full-day camps and $40 for half-day camps. Arts Center members receive a 10 percent discount on all camps and classes. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to qualified campers. For more information, call Mandy Woodhouse at 641-9094.

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