Jan. 1: Events for today through Saturday

  • Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 9:38 a.m.

TODAY

All Convenience Centers and Barden Landfill will be closed today.

WEDNESDAY

All Convenience Centers, Barden Landfill and Wagener Landfills will return to normal operating schedules Wednesday.

The Aiken Center for Active Seniors, 609 Medical Park Drive (Hitchcock Healthcare building) will hold an open house Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entrance is in the back parking lot. For more information, call 226-0355 or visit www.aikenactiveseniors.com.

THURSDAY

There will be a meeting of the Aiken County Board of Disabilities on Thursday at 7 p.m., located at 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 642-8800.

Tom Mack will talk about the “Hidden History of Aiken County” at the LBC Historical Society on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Midland Valley Lions Club in Bath.

The Town and Country Club will meet on Thursday at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Refreshments and socializing will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10 a.m. Jo Maypole, PH.D., president/CEO of Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation will be the guest speaker. For more information or questions, call 648-3227.

The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday at the Aiken County Library at 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. There will be a video presentation on numismatics, or the study or collection of coins or other related items, as well as an auction, a door prize giveaway and updates on the latest numismatic happenings in and around the area. The public is invited. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with the business meeting starting at 6:45 p.m. Show & Tell numismatic exhibits are always welcomed from members and guests. For further information, call 645-1769 or email the Stephen James at sjcsracoinclub@gmail.com.

FRIDAY

The Aiken Community Playhouse presents “Frost/Nixon” starting Friday and continuing Jan. 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. For tickets or for more information: (803) 648-1438 or www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

The Aiken Center for Active Seniors, 609 Medical Park Drive (Hitchcock Healthcare building) will hold an open house Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entrance is in the back parking lot. For more information, call 226-0355 or visit www.aikenactiveseniors.com.

The monthly meeting of the Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Newberry Hall. Cost is $22 per person. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:15. The December guest speaker is Lt. Col. (ret.) Jim Lorraine who will speak about the Wounded Warrior Project. Reservations are required and can me made by calling or emailing Denny Flahault at 226-9017 or dkfblkmtn@earthlink.net by 6 p.m. on Friday.

SATURDAY

On Saturdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, the Planetarium will present “Ancient Sky Lore” at 7 p.m. and Digistar “Laser” Fantasy at 8 p.m. Weather permitting, the observatory, housing the Bechtel telescope, will be open for viewing after each show. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for students grades 4K-12, and $3.50 for seniors. Tickets for Digistar “Laser” Fantasy are $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for students grades 4K-12 and $4.50 for seniors. All USCA faculty, staff and students are $1 for any show. Those with a valid college or military ID will receive a 50 percent discount. Children under 4 are not permitted. To make a reservation, call 641-3654 and leave your name, total number of guests, the date and time you wish to attend and your phone number.

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