Trinity Hospice will hold a volunteer training session today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hitchcock Healthcare, 690 Medical Park Drive, on the second floor. Lunch will be served. For more information, call 803-641-8220.

The Aiken Council of Neighborhoods will meet at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., today at 6:30 p.m. The Neighborhood Roundtable will feature Susan Garen, regional long-term care ombudsman with the Lower Savannah Council of Governments. Her topic will be aging, disability and transportation resource center. For more information, call 803-649-0251 or 803-648-9712.

The Gregg Park Civic Center will offer karate classes for ages 5 and older with instructor Brian Randall on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per month. For more information, call 803-663-7552.

Anyone interested in joining the Aiken Singers is invited to attend the opening of its fall session at First Presbyterian Church today at 6:45 p.m. The group performs a variety of show tunes, pop standards and seasonal favorites in a variety of venues throughout the community. No auditions are required. For more information, call Diane Haslam at 803-270-0592, email or visit

The South Carolina SBDC will offer a five-part training series beginning today with Business Plan I led by Paul Newsom, assistant professor of Finance at USC Aiken. This class will meet in Room 110 of the Penland Administration Building on the campus of USCA from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Other classes in the series are Business Plan II on Thursday, Sept. 26; Funding on Oct. 8; Keeping it Legal on Oct. 24; and Grow Your Business with email & Social Media on Nov. 7. The cost is $20 per class. For more information, call 803-641-3646 or visit

The Aiken County Parks Recreation and Tourism Department and Eye Care One will offer free vision screenings today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Greenville. For more information, call 803-663-6142.

The Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., offers a Senior Citizens Club for seniors ages 50 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Seniors can play games, attend parties, seminars and outings. This is a free program. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

The Clarkhill Striper club will meet today at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1275 Knox Ave., North Augusta, at 7 p.m. Come fellowship and learn how to catch stripe bass. For more information, call Rick Quarles at 803-221-6543 or Ricky DuBose at 803-507-4300.

The School District of Edgefield County will hold a reception to honor recipients of 2013-14 education grants today from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Strom Thurmond Athletic Field House. The Board of Trustees will meet following the reception.

The Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Group will meet today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mental Health America, Aiken County, 233 Pendleton St. N.W. For more information, call Lisa Tindal at 803-641-4164.