Feb. 2: Events for today through Tuesday
The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will perform “The Pajama Game” today 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 today 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 today 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 today 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.
There will be a Cultivating Communities Seminar on today 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. today 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 this morning.
Gregg Park Dixie Youth Baseball in Graniteville will have baseball registration sign-ups today from 9 a.m. to noon.
Shepeard Blood Center will host a blood drive at First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, 224 Barnwell Ave., today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Purple Heart group will meet at VFW Post 10601, 250 Hudson Road, today at 10 a.m. All Purple Heart veterans are invited and welcome to attend. For more information, call 642-4026 or 215-5442.
St. Gerard’s Thrift Shop, 640 Edrie St. N.E., will have its monthly sale today from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds go to help the needy. It will, also, be open on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aiken High School PTSO will have a cleanup day today at 9 a.m. Meet in front of gym. They will be painting, planting, sprucing up grounds and working on some indoor work. Tools are helpful but not necessary.
Aiken Horsepower has its car show the first Saturday of every month at Home Depot, 1785 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 270-3505 or visit www.aikenhorsepower.com.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather the alternate day will be 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. 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 Henry Laurens Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday at Ni Hao on Richland Avenue W. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Members and prospective members are urged to attend.
The Kappa Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will observe “Go Red Day” with a “Pink Goes Red For A Day” theme event at Smith-Hazel Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., on Monday, at 6 p.m. The goal of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day is to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The event will include heart healthy exercises, educational materials and light heart healthy snacks. Please contact any member of the chapter for more information. Kimberly Holland is president of Kappa Upsilon Omega chapter and Kim Anderson Ray is chairman of this event.
The Aiken County Legislative Delegation will be meeting on Monday at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Aiken County Council Chambers, 736 Richland Ave. W.
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 “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.”
North Augusta Elementary School will hold an ADD/ADHD Parent Workshop with Dr. Mabe on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jean Taylor at 442-6280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aiken County Education Association-Retired will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast for members of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation on Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken. Members planning to attend must make a reservation by mailing $10.50 to Sara Rutland, 10 Woodlawn Court, North Augusta, SC 29841 to arrive no later than Monday. Phone reservations (278-3037) will be accepted no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Danny O’Driscoll will be the featured speaker at the Art Center in Ridge Spring’s February membership meeting that will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridge Spring Library. Danny will speak about his life as a full-time artist. The public is cordially invited.
The North Augusta Artists Guild will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Community Center for Combo Night. Barbara Walker from the Nancy Carson Library is the guest speaker. Members will sign up for the 2013 Parks Art Project.