TODAY


The Shepeard Community Blood Center will have a blood drive today at Menardi Filters, 1 Maxwell Drive, from 1 to 4 p.m.


Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month on Whiskey Road at Hitchcock Drive, in front of Bethlehem Lutheran Church across from Moe’s Restaurant and the new Fresh Market. For more information, call Brenda at 648-6020 or David at 215-3263.


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.


TUESDAY


The New Ellenton City Council will have a regular meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


A representative of the Columbia Museum in Columbia will be at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Lauren St. S.W., on Tuesday at 11 a.m. to give a gallery talk on the new exhibition “Impressionism from Monet to Matisse.” This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required due to limited seating. To make a reservation, call 641-9094.


Gravatt Camp and Conference Center will host Mindfulness in Art with Mary How on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon with lunch. The cost is $25. Learn the practice of using mindfulness in your creative expression. Participants will learn basic mindfulness skills to employ while making art. Come prepared to make draw and practice skills learned. No art experience required. For more information, email program@bishopgravatt.org or call 648-1817. Registration was due by Thursday. Online registration is available at www.bishopgravatt.org.


The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers dining room, located at 724 Greene St., Augusta. Dr. Kapil Sethi, professor of neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Program at Georgia Health Sciences University, will be the speaker. The title of his presentation is “The Future of Parkinson Disease Medication.” This event is free and open to the public For more information, call (706) 364-1662.


Boys in fourth to sixth grade are invited to audition for South Boundary’s Bound to Sing choir on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Aiken’s First Baptist Church at 120 Chesterfield St. N.E. Nothing is required to be brought to auditions. Rehearsals for the next show will begin on Jan. 29 and will be on each following Tuesday. For more information, email South Boundary’s Bill Riehl at briehl@mac.com or call him at 336-8802.


Noble Breads and Grocer is holding classes at its 1625 Richland Ave. location for mature youth and adults. The Tuesday class at 6 p.m. will be on the topic of “Introduction to the Work of Dr. Weston A. Price.”


The CSRA New Horizons Band will welcome potential new members to a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the band rehearsal room in the Etherredge Center at USCA, 471 University Parkway. No experience is necessary. Visit www.csranewhorizonsband.com, email csranhb@bellsouth.net or call 641-1200.


The CSRA section of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) is having its monthly dinner meeting on Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. There will be a speaker from Bridgestone. Visit www.aacei-csra.org for more information about the group. RSVP to blake@graphicgliders.com by Tuesday.


USC Aiken is hosting a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. This event is a collaboration between USC Aiken and United Way agencies. The goal of this event is to help the Aiken community and get students involved in volunteering for the community.



WEDNESDAY

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., will have French Language for Kids on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Learn French in this beginning class for grades 1-5. Registration is required at the first floor circulation desk or by calling 642-2023. Space is limited!


The Aiken County Public Library, located at 314 Chesterfield St. SW, will have Storytime Wednesdays for babies (ages 0-2) from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m., for toddlers (ages 2-3) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and preschoolers (ages 4-5) from 11:30 a.m. to noon.



THURSDAY

There will be a pajama party at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., for grades K through five on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. There will be stories, games, snacks and fun. Call the library at 642-2020.


There will be a winter nocturne featuring John O’Conor, an Irish pianist, on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the USCA Etherredge Center, located at 471 University Parkway. The cost is $20 for adults and seniors and free for students. For tickets or more information, call 641-3305.


The Hilton Garden Inn, 350 East Gate Drive, hosts trivia night every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.


The Aiken County First Steps Family Strengthening Committee will meet Thursday at noon at the Aiken County First Steps office located in the Byrd Learning Center, 1 Willis Circle, Graniteville. For more information, contact the ACFS staff at 663-5604.


The CSRA section of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) is having its monthly dinner meeting on Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. There will be a speaker from Bridgestone. Visit www.aacei-csra.org for more information about the group. RSVP to blake@graphicgliders.com by Tuesday.


Overeaters Anonymous will meet at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., in room 121, every Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information contact aikenoastjohns@live.com or call 644-2953.


PFLAG Aiken will meet on Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. All are welcome.