Feb. 1: Events for today through Monday

  • Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 7:41 a.m.

TODAY

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at Belk in Aiken today 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” today. 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 today 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 Wednesday 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. today.

The American Sewing Guild will offer a two-day workshop hosted by Pam Leggett today 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.

Yesterday’s Sounds will perform today 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, today at 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Tony and Academy Award-winning musical “Dreamgirls,” which will be performed at the Bell Auditorium on May 28, go on sale today at 10 a.m. and range $40-$50. Tickets are available at the Champion’s Box Office at the James Brown Arena. To charge by phone, call (877) 4-AUG-TIX. Order tickets online at GeorgialinaTix.com.

Aiken County Public Schools will be accepting applications for Expanded School Choice for the 2013-14 school year from today through Feb. 28. Expanded School Choice is available at the elementary level only. Due to building capacity limitations, expanded choice is not available to all elementary schools. Applications will be posted on the school district website on Feb. 1. Parents can access the application by going to http://acps.schoolfusion.us/ . There will be a direct link on the home page as well as the option to click on “Parents” in the green column on the left side of the home page, select “Guide for Parents” from the drop down box, go to “School Choice” in the alphabetical listing and select “Expanded Choice Application.”

Join the Aiken Center for the Arts for their annual antique show and sale from today through Sunday. Admission is $8 and includes all 3 days of the weekend. For more information about the show and lecture, call 641-9094 or visit www.aikencenterforthearts.org.

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 on Saturday.

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.

The Purple Heart group will meet at VFW Post 10601, 250 Hudson Road, on Saturday at 10 a.m. All Purple Heart veterans are invited and welcome to attend. For more information, call 642-4026 or 215-5442.

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.

The WWE Smackdown Pre-game Pandemonium will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St. Tickets are $16, $26, $36, $51 and $96, and can be purchased at the James Brown Arena Champion’s Box Office, (877) 4AUGTIX or georgialinatix.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. 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 Aiken County Education Association-Retired will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast for members of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation on 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 Monday. Phone reservations (278-3037) will be accepted no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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