Two Guys and a Jukebox are hosting karaoke every Friday at Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant starting at 9:30. Call 221-8869 for more info.

Sponsored by the Small Business and Rural Development Division of the S.C. Department of Commerce, the Rural Summit Photography Contest is part of the annual South Carolina Rural Summit conference, which will be held in Aiken on March 4. The contest is open to the public, and entries should reflect the unique features of rural life in the Palmetto State. Fifteen finalist photos will be chosen by S.C. Department of Commerce staff and displayed at the Rural Summit. Attendees of the Rural Summit will vote, and the winning photo will be announced at the end of the program on March 4. Photographs must be original work of the applicant and feature rural South Carolina subject matter. Photos may be color or black-and-white, and should be submitted as an 8-inch by 10-inch image with name of photo, name of photographer, and completed registration and release forms, which are located on the Commerce website at this link: Rural Summit Photo Contest. The deadline for submission is today. For more information about entering the contest, contact Flora Atchison at (803) 737.1876 or

PalmettoPride presentation of “Litter Trashes Everyone” puppet show, performed by the Columbia Marionette Theatre, will be in Clearwater today at 9 a.m. and in Gloverville at 1 p.m. This show is one of the many educational programs offered by PalmettoPride to engage students in helping keep our state clean and how they can be part of the solution. This show is about 20 minutes, featuring marionettes and hand puppets to convey the message that every citizen has a responsibility to help keep South Carolina beautiful.

The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School and Aiken Performing Arts Academy present the second Jazz Night today in the campus auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. An Italian-themed dinner will be served with beverages and dessert. Students, accompanied by musician Randy Brooks, will perform live contemporary, jazz and gospel music.

If you are a not-for-profit, human health and welfare agency, and a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, you may be eligible to participate in the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The Combined Federal Campaign is conducted once a year within each federal agency in the CSRA. The application period is from today through March 15, and cannot be extended. If you wish to receive an application, please call (706) 724-5544, e-mail, or visit Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

Aiken Performing Arts Group will present “All Hands on Deck!” today at 8 p.m. at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students. For more information, call 648-1438 or visit

There will be a Valentine’s Prom Party today featuring Yesterday’s Sounds. Bring a covered dish or dessert for a dinner to be held at 7 p.m. Dancing will be held from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Photos will be taken between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. There will be lots of fun and fellowship, a cake walk and prize drawings. Admission is $6 per person. The DAV Building is located at 2194 Columbia Highway N. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 292-3680 or Furman Redd at (706) 825-8776.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 is sponsoring “Dinner and Elvis” today at 6 p.m. Russell Schneider will be featured as Elvis. Dinner will be pork loin, red-skinned potatoes, green beans, a beverage and dessert. Tickets are $15 or two for $25. Tickets are available at Parks Pharmacy, 438 Georgia Ave., and Sno-Cap Drive-In located at 618 West Ave., North Augusta. Proceeds benefit Hospitalized Veterans and Palmetto Girls State Program. Reservations are required by Feb. 13 at noon. The event will be held at The American Legion Post 71, 333 East Pine Grove Ave., North Augusta. For reservations, call Linda Smiley at 706-831-9624 or

The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate will host Bluegrass with Oliver West & 39 Express today from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 648-1181 or visit


The Miss Southern Sweetheart Pageant will be held Saturday at NACOG, located at 2610 Columbia Highway, starting at 10:30 a.m. The deadline to enter was Feb. 10. No door entries. There will be two Overall Miss Southern Sweetheart winners and all contestants will receive a tiara. Awards will be given in each age division for beauty, valentine wear, best eyes, hair, smile and best dressed. Call Kim Ray at 645-2900 or email for more information.

The Catholic Women’s Association will hold its annual Game/Card Party in St. Angela Hall on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes a light lunch and numerous prizes. All proceeds will benefit Aiken charities. Reservations are due by Thursday, Feb. 7. For more information or to reserve a table, call 648-8671 or 648-5569.

The Black Historical Committee will host its 12th annual Black History Parade on Saturday at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the alternate day will be Sunday 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 precede East on Hampton Avenue and end at Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. The deadline to register entries was Feb. 8. All entries must be in place prior to 2 p.m., but entries can arrive at 1 p.m. if needed. Registration forms can be dropped off at Smith-Hazel Center on Brothers and Sister of Aiken County. For more information, contact Charonica Pope at 641-3888 or Linthia Perry at 642-7634.

The Aiken Area Myelinators National MS Society Self-Help Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Any individual with multiple sclerosis, as well as his/her support person, is invited to attend. For more information, call Pam at 644-1342 or email Refreshments will be served.

The Martha Schofield High School Class of 1967 will hold a reunion planning meeting at Red Lobster on Saturday at 5 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the 46th reunion, come and help plan. If you are interested but cannot come, call 270-5167 and speak with Pat.

The Sgt. Harold F. Adkison Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Chapter 255 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The chapter meets in the Fellowship Hall of the Bath United Methodist Church, 176 Maple St., one block from the Horse Creek Midland Valley Veterans Park. For more information, call 819-9595.

The Savannah Wood Turners’ meeting will be held on Saturday at Howard Moore’s home, 4955 Fulcher Road in Hephzibah, Ga. The turners will harvest a sweetgum tree that has been transfused with red aniline dye. For more information, contact Lee Carey at (706) 627-8373.