The next meeting of the Banksia Quilters Society will be today at the Aiken County Historical Museum.

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.

The War Between the States Lecture Series will continue at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., today at 7 p.m. David B. Thompson of Limestone College will perform Southern piano music that was played during the Civil War era. Among the pieces that will be featured are “General Lee’s Grand March” and “Major General Hampton’s Quickstep.” On Feb. 4, the speaker will be Charles Hilton. Hilton will tell the story of Confederate currency. The third and last part of this series will be Monday, Feb. 11, when the topic will be, “What happened on that date in 1865?” Kathy Benedetto is scheduled to sing songs of the period. Admission is $5 per person per evening. For more information, call the museum at 642-2015.

The Shepeard Community Blood Center will have a blood drive today from noon to 6 p.m. at Mount Vintage, located at 285 Vintage Plantation Drive, North Augusta.

The CSRA Fly Fishers will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Club House of the River Island Community in Evans, Ga. Ben Moore will give a talk on his winter guided trips on the Saluda River, below Lake Murray; on the Savannah River; on the Chattooga River and his summer guiding in western Montana. We will collect membership dues and discuss winter and spring fishing trips for 2013 . For more information, visit

Partners in Friendship will hold its annual dinner on Feb. 9, beginning with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the annual meeting of the PIF membership. It will also include a silent auction featuring two prints by the late Livio Valentini, one of Italy’s most renowned artists and a PIF co-founder. Reservations for the dinner can be made by sending a check to PIF at P.O. Box 4702, Aiken, SC 29804. PIF members and their guests receive priority reservations until today. PIF memberships ($25 per family or $15 per individual) are tax-deductible and can also be purchased by sending a check to that address. For more information, contact Rich Viviano at 641-1873.

The Aiken County Board of Education will dedicate the facility addition to the Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School gymnasium today at 5 p.m. prior to the last home basketball game for the middle school.


There will be a Kidney Smart Class Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 775 Medical Park Dr. This class is free and will provide Kidney Disease Education with expert educators. RSVP today ay or call 641-4222.

There will be CPR and First Aid Training for the community Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The course includes adult, child and infant CPR and basic first aid. Designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience, training covers a range of topics for children through seniors. The class meets the requirements established by Bright from the Start, NAEYC, DHR and DSS. The cost is $25 for CPR and first aid and $35 for CPR, AED and first aid. For more information, visit or call (706) 955-0911.

Noble Breads and Grocer, 1625 Richland Ave., will offer a nutrition class on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The topic will be “A Campaign for Real Milk.”

The Aiken Preppers will be holding its inaugural monthly meeting Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library meeting room, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, starting at 6:30 p.m. All interested in disaster preparedness are welcome. There will be door prizes. Call Claude at 624-6050 for details.


The Aiken County Public Library, 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.


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

Noble Breads and Grocer are holding classes at its 1625 Richland Ave. location for mature youth and adults. The Thursday class at 6 p.m will be a question and answer session with Aiken’s raw milk inspector.

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 or call 644-2953.