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 in 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, call Brenda at 648-6020 or David at 215-3263.

Sid Mullis reveals secrets to a great lawn at the Aiken Master Gardener Association’s Lunch Box Series on today at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, starting at 12:30 p.m. Learn the steps needed to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood. Topics that will be covered include proper mowing, irrigation, fertilization, thatch management, core aeration and topdressing. This free lecture is open to the public, and no reservation is required. For more information, visit or call (803) 649-6297, ext. 122, weekday mornings.

The Symphony Orchestra Augusta will host the Composer Festival of Ludwing Van Beethoven from Feb. 18 to 23, starting at 7 p.m. on Feb 18. For more information, call (706) 826-4705.

Audition dates for Aiken Community Playhouse’s “The Nerd” are Monday at 7 p.m. The cast calls for five adult males around their late 20s to 50s, and two females around their mid 20s to 40s, though ages are just guidelines and not requirements. The director asks those interested to be familiar with pages 16 to 20 and 26 to 29 of the Dramatists Play Service published script. Show dates are late April and early May. For more information, visit

Line Dance Class will be held Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Palmetto Ballroom. The cost is $5. Call 641-4800 for more information.

The Aiken Stitchin’ Belles Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America will hold a monthly meeting at the Aiken County Public Library on Monday at 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those attending will create a sampler using selected basic stitches. Visitors are welcome. The Twilight Belles will meet that evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 644-7732 for information.


The Beech Island Historical Society will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the society’s History and Visitors Center, 144 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island. Featured speaker will be Filmmaker Christi Koelker, who will talk about her upcoming movie, “The Wanderers in Beech Island.” She and her partners in Bellawood Productions are planning to produce the film based on her research on where the steamboat Augusta brought 170 slaves from the Wanderer slave ship to Thomas G. Lamar’s plantation on Horse Creek. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Jackie Bartley at 827-0184.

Nar-Anon meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St., in room 119. For more information, call (800) 477-6291.

The Talatha Rural Community Water District Board of Commissioner’s monthly meeting will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the district office, 4 Aspen Court. The meeting is open to the public and water district members are encouraged to attend.

Aiken Technical College will host a Nuclear Energy Technology Night Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to educate prospective students on the opportunities available in the nuclear field. Attendees are asked to RSVP for the information session by calling 593-9954 ext. 1912.


Aiken Technical College will host a free, public showing of Arcos Films’ award-winning energy documentary, “Switch,” Wednesday. “Switch”, produced as part of the GSA Switch Energy Project, a multi-pronged effort to build a global understanding of energy, aims to deliver straight answers on controversial energy questions. The documentary will be shown at 12 p.m. in ATC’s auditorium. For more information about the documentary, visit Aiken Technical College’s auditorium is located in the Ashley J. Little Administration building (100/200 building).

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

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board’s (LSWDB) Youth Council will meet Wednesday at URS Corp., 106 Newberry St. S.W., starting at 10 a.m. The council will discuss and finalize plans for the Youth Forum, March 15-16. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Benella Floyd, assistant WD administrator, at 649-7981 or email