Jan. 30: Events for today through Monday

  • Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:00 a.m.

TODAY

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

THURSDAY

The Hilton Garden Inn, 350 East Gate Drive, hosts trivia night Thursdays 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 email aikenoastjohns@live.com or call 644-2953.

The Augusta Regional Airport Aviation Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. in the commission chambers, located on the second floor of the airport in administration. For more information, call (706) 798-3236.

FRIDAY

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at Belk in Aiken on Friday and Saturday at Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging will interpret the mammogram. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician. Women age 40 and older with no breast concerns and who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible by calling (855) 655-2662 to schedule an appointment.

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will be opening “The Pajama Game” on Friday. The show will run Saturday and Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday and Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at the URS Center for Performing Arts. For more information, call 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

Two Guys and a Jukebox is hosting Hat Night Karaoke Friday at Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant starting at 9:30 p.m. Bring a hat, or wear one of theirs. Call 221-8869 for more information.

The monthly meeting of the Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be held on Feb. 6 at Newberry Hall. The cost is $22 per person. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:15 p.m. The February guest speaker will be a representative from Agape Hospice who will present a seminar on VA pensions and benefits. Reservations are required and can be made by calling or emailing Denny Flahault at 226-9017 or dkfblkmtn@earthlink.net by 6 p.m. on Friday.

The American Sewing Guild will offer a two-day workshop hosted by Pam Leggett on Friday and Saturday at Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta. Workshops will be held on “The Perfect T-shirt” and “Basic Pattern Fitting.” The event is open to all those interested in sewing. For more information or to register, call 644-0576.

Aiken Technical College will host Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday. Free dental care will be given to children ages 6-18 on a first come, first serve basis for “those who qualify,” meaning those who have no insurance and no Medicaid.

Yesterday’s Sounds will perform on Friday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the DAV Building, 2194 Columbia Highway N. Admission is $6. Snacks and drinks are available. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 292-3680 or Furman Redd at (706) 825-8776.

Shepeard Blood Center will host a blood drive at Belvedere Elementary School, 201 Rhomboid Place, Belvedere, Friday at 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will perform “The Pajama Game” Saturday and Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday and Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at the URS Center for Performing Arts. For more information, call 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

The Center for African American History, Art and Culture is celebrating Black History Month with Meals from the Motherland on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lloyd Kennedy Charter School, 3822 Vaucluse Road. Attendees will have a four-course meal with recipes from Ghana and other parts of Africa. For ticket information, call (706) 664-3989 or visit www.aikenculturalcenter.org.

Panther 5K Run for the Lisa Meitin Memorial Scholarship will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Lakeside High School, located at 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans, Ga. On-site registration starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit panther5k.com

The Cedar Creek Relay For Life team will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Fatz Cafe, 996 Pine Log Road. Tickets are $7 and includes a breakfast of pancakes, sausage links, fruit cups and choice of beverage. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. For more information, call 502-0648.

Gregg Park Dixie Youth Baseball in Graniteville will have baseball registration sign-ups Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be a Cultivating Communities Seminar on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. Lunch will be provided.

South Aiken Baptist Christian School will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at Applebee’s on Whiskey Road. This event will benefit the South Aiken Baptist Christian School’s sporting clays team. To purchase tickets, call the school at 648-7871 or show up at Applebee’s Saturday morning.

Shepeard Blood Center will host a blood drive at First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, 224 Barnwell Ave., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will perform “The Pajama Game” Saturday and Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday and Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at the URS Center for Performing Arts. For more information, call 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

MONDAY

The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee for Aiken County will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. For more information, contact Charlie Tyler at 641-2643 or ctyler@aiken.k12.sc.us.

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. Everyone is invited to join the group to witness for peace, against all war and violence, 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, contact Brenda at 648-6020 or David at 215-3263.

The Black Historical Committee will host its 12th annual Black History Parade on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather the alternate day will be Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. The committee would like to welcome all area businesses, churches, schools and patrons to be a part of this historical event. The parade processional will start on Florence Street across from the American Legion Post 212 and proceed east on Hampton Avenue. The parade will and at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. The deadline to register entries is Monday, Feb. 4. Registration forms can be dropped off at Smith-Hazel or Brothers and Sister of Aiken County. For more information, call Charonica Pope at 641-3888 or Linthia Perry at 642-7634.

The Aiken County Education Association-Retired (ACEA-R) will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast for members of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Members planning to attend must make a reservation by mailing $10.50 to Sara Rutland, 10 Woodlawn Court, North Augusta, to arrive no later than Feb. 4. Phone reservations (803-278-3037) will be accepted no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Featured speaker for the February meeting of the Horse Creek Historical Society will be Dr. Walt Joseph, who will present a program on the history of the Savannah River Site, including the displacement of Ellenton. The meeting will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parish house in Graniteville on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. All are invited.

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