The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee for Aiken County will be held today at 7 p.m. at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Contact Charlie Tyler at 641-2643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 today. 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 today 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 today. 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 today 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., today 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 today 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 email@example.com.
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.
There will be a special called School Board meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 1000 Brookhaven Drive.
The next meeting of the Pink Ribbonettes will be Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Educational Building at Millbrook Baptist Church, 1901 Whiskey Road. This is a local support group dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors, newly diagnosed and long term, and their caregivers. For more information, contact Irene at 649-9267 or Dianne at 644-3902 or visit www.pinkribbonettes.org.
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 were due by Friday.
There will be a Lenten retreat on Feb. 17-18 hosted by Gravatt Camp and Conference Center. The cost is $90 and includes three meals and double occupancy lodging. Register by Wednesday. Special rates are available for groups of six or more. This retreat requires a minimum of 10 participants. Online registration is available at www.bishopgravatt.org.
The next interest meeting for the Aiken Jaycees is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Maria’s Mexican Restaurant at 716 E. Pine Log Road. The Jaycees is a non-profit, worldwide organization, with the Aiken chapter doing projects like the annual Christmas Parade and haunted houses. For more information, email TheAikenJaycees@gmail.com.
BNI “Means Business” meets every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cumberland Village in the downstairs conference room. BNI is a group of local business professionals who meet weekly to grow their businesses through networking, building relationships with other professionals, and exchanging business referrals. There is no charge for visitors, and lunch is included. For more information, contact Laura Gibbons at 803-270-3762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the TRSWA conference room at the Savannah River Research Campus. The public is invited to attend.