The Old Edgefield Genealogical Society and the Old Edgefield District African-American Genealogical Society will host a Southern Studies Showcase in Edgefield on Sept. 20 and 21. Twenty-four workshops will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20 and continuing Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Block Party will be held on Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lunch and tour opportunities will be available on Sept. 21 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. and are $10 per person. Showcase tickets are $30 if purchased before today and $40 after. For more information, call Tonya Browder at 803-637-4010.

4 Cats in the Doghouse will play jazz at The Willcox on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

An opening reception, photo exhibition and book signing for “The Girl From Nowhere’s Eyes Speak” will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Aiken Art & Custom Framing, 222 Park Ave. S.E. For more information, visit

The Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., will hold yoga mornings on Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Classes are lead by Brigitte Younce and are open to students of all levels. To register, visit or call 803-641-9094.

The Gregg Park Civic Center will offer a Zumba Party class with instructor Tasha Hammell on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per month for passholders and $15 for non-passholders. For more information, call 803-663-7552.

The Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will host an open house titled Christmas in September today at 7:30 p.m. at North Augusta Church, 600 Martintown Road, North Augusta. For more information, call Jo Whitson at 803-641-1200.

The Aiken Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet today at 1 p.m. in the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Anyone interested in stitching needlepoint is welcome. Bring needlepoint to work on and get advice on how to get started. For more information, call 803-649-0583.

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will host Yappy Hour with music by Bogie and a cash bar today from 5 to 8 p.m. If the weather is nice, vaccinated and leashed dogs are welcome. The dog park will be open to everyone during this time. For more information, call 803-648-6863.

Friday, Sept. 13

Pepper Hill Nursing and Rehab Center, 3525 Augustus Road, will hold its annual Luau Bash on Friday at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-8376.

The Fairview Early Childhood Center will hold its fall children’s consignment sale on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held in the fellowship hall of Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta.

The Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., will open its 2013-14 season with “Hairspray.” Show dates are Sept. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 15 and 22 at 3 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-648-1438 or visit

The Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday in room 200 of the science building on the campus of USC Aiken. Member Walt Kubilius will present a program on trace fossils. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit

AARP will hold a driver’s safety class on Friday at the Aiken Regional Medical Centers in classrooms A&B beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Completion of this class may make students eligible for a discount on auto insurance. For more information, call 800-882-7445 or 803-648-1363.

The Center for African American History, Art and Culture will host Wines from the Motherland at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The event will feature a wine tasting and artwork by Harvey Ramseur, Eric Bridges, Ann DeLorg. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. For more information, visit

Crying Wolf will play at The Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 2510 Stormbranch Road, Beech Island, on Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Author Delia Yancey and photographer Ted Hood will talk about how they created their educational children’s book “The Cardinal Nest” on Saturday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Autographed copies will be for sale following the presentation. For more information, call 803-642-7586.

USC Aiken professors Dr. Tom Mack and Andrew Geyer, editors of “A Shared Voice” will speak about the book on Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Autographed copies will be sold following the program. For more information, call 803-642-7586.

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will hold a dog wash at Cold Creek Nurseries, 398 Hitchcock Parkway, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washes start at $15. Washes, ear cleaning and nail trimming are among the services offered. For more information, call 803-648-6863.

Augusta Christian Singles will hold a dance on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans, Ga. Free dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for guests. Annual membership is $25.

Aiken Electric Cooperative’s Women Involved in Rural Electrification chapter will hold its Fall Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon in the Cooperative Community Room, 2790 Wagener Road. For more information, call 803-649-6245.