Feb. 22: Events today, Friday
A free Seed Starting and Raised Bed Garden Seminar will be held at Cold Creek Nurseries today at 11 a.m. and again on Saturday at 11 a.m. Come join Cold Creek’s Greenhouse Manager, Alan Maclay, as he takes you through the process of seed starting and growing your garden from scratch.
The Auntie Karen Foundation will present its 10th annual Legends of Concert at the Koger Center for the Arts (USC) in Columbia today at 8 p.m. The concert will feature seven time Grammy award winning vocalist, Gladys Knight. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the programs of the Auntie Karen Foundation. Tickets are: $125 for Orchestra and Reception (AKF VIP Package available through the foundation); $100 for Orchestra level seating; $75 and $85 for Grand Tier seating; and $55 for Balcony seating. There are a limited number of discounted student, AARP or group tickets (10 or more) for $80 and $70 (Grand Tier) and $50 (balcony). Tickets are available by calling (803) 251-2222; in person at the Koger Center Box Office (corner of Greene and Park streets) or online at www.CapitolTickets.com. For sponsor information, contact the foundation at (803) 748-7124 or an AKF Legends of Committee member.
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 information.
The 44th Annual Heart Show Benefit, “Remember Then,” will be held through Sunday at the USCA Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $20 for matinee performances. Features the “Heart Throbs,” a local group who sing to benefit the American Heart Association. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association for heart research, community awareness and training. All proceeds support the South Carolina Chapter of the American Heart Association. For reservations for Friday at 7:30 p.m., call Frankie Lambright at 648-8720; for Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., call Norma Campbell at 648-2042; for Saturday at 7:30 p.m., call Christy Kisner at 648-6197. The Sunday matinee is sold out.
Main House Inn at Rose Hill Estate will host classical guitar music today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 648-1181 or visit www.rosehillestate.com.
A free Seed Starting and Raised Bed Garden Seminar will be held at Cold Creek Nurseries on Friday at 11 a.m. and again on Saturday at 11 a.m. Come join Cold Creek’s Greenhouse Manager, Alan Maclay, as he takes you through the process of seed starting and growing your garden from scratch.
Come out and enjoy an evening of jazz, dancing and light hors d’oeuvres on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. for the Black History Musical Concert. This is for all adults. The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Pre-registration was available until Feb. 8 at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. For more information, call 642-7634.
Sharron Kneece will be teaching a Beginner Crochet class for ages 12 and up at the Art Center in Ridge Spring. The class will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of the class is $25. Students may bring an H or J crochet hook and yarn of choice. Some supplies will be available for sale. Class is limited to 10 students. Contact Barbara Yon at 685-5386 to pre-register.
Single, Single Again will meet at the USC vs. Armstrong, Women’s Conference Basketball Game on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door and they will meet at the USC Convocation Center box office at 5 p.m. Dinner on your own at Mi Rancho after the game. For more information, call 649-9305.
The 2013 Aiken County Language Arts Festival, sponsored by the USCA Department of English, will be held Saturday at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The festival gives students from grades 6-12 an opportunity to compete in various language arts categories such as Original Poetry, Original Interpretation of Published Poetry, Personal Narrative/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Writing about a Visual, and Text-based Research (high school only). Student presentations and judging sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. After a lunch break, the awards ceremony will be held in the Student Activities Center, upstairs in the Mezzanine. For information about the category guidelines and to receive the registration form, contact Professor Vicki Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 641-3735.
Hannah Thomas, an artist from Covington, Ga., will be playing at Wing Place, 732 E. Pine Log Road, for her “Goodbye on Wasted Time” CD release on Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. The album is released through 3Quaters Records, Thomas’ own label. Thomas has been on tour for the last 14 months. For more information, visit www.hannahthomasband.com.
The Aiken Center for the Arts annual Spring Fling is set for Saturday in the heart of downtown Aiken. Free morning mini-classes are offered for adults age 16 and up. Participants may sign up for one, two or three different classes. Choose from drawing, clay, gouache (form of watercolor), acrylics and weaving; all are offered every hour. Classes begin 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. Art supplies and light refreshments provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. For more information, call 641-9094.
The North Augusta Mentoring Program will be having an inside yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 a.m. at North Augusta Middle School Gymnasium, 725 Old Edgefield Rd., North Augusta. Tables can be rented for $10. Donations, monetary and/or to sale, can be dropped off during the yard sale to North Augusta Mentoring Program. North Augusta Mentoring Program mentors boys & girls at both North Augusta Middle & High Schools campus after school. For more information, cal Tim Butler at 442-9677 or Tamara Butler at 292-6167.
The 44th Annual Heart Show Benefit, “Remember Then,” will be held through Sunday, Feb. 24 at the USCA Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $20 for matinee performances. Features the “Heart Throbs,” a local group who sing to benefit the American Heart Association. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association for heart research, community awareness and training. All proceeds support the South Carolina Chapter of the American Heart Association. For reservations for Thursday at 7:30 p.m., call Ginger Talbert at 648-7037; for Friday at 7:30 p.m., call Frankie Lambright at 648-8720; for Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., call Norma Campbell at 648-2042; for Saturday at 7:30 p.m., call Christy Kisner at 648-6197. The Sunday matinee is sold out.
Gravatt Camp and Conference Center will be having a Friends of Gravatt Oyster Roast on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Oysters and chili will be served with a camp fire by Lake Sylvia. Donations of $25 or more to the Friends of Gravatt Annual Fund to join. RSVP by Feb. 18 by calling the Gravatt Office at 648-1817.
John Snyder, author of “Hill of Beans: Coming of Age in the Last Days of the Old South,” will be at the Aiken County Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. Snyder remembers growing up during the Great Depression, in Cedar Mountain, N.C., Greenville and the Snyder family farm in Walhalla in this memoir. He will discuss his book and make signed copies available for purchase.