Upcoming events to Thursday, Sept. 19
4 Cats in the Doghouse will play jazz at The Willcox on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mark Lowry, along with pianist Steve Whitmire and special guest Warren Barfield, will offer a night of comedy, music and ministry at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Blvd., today at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; Gold Circle tickets are $25; and group tickets for 10 or more are $18. Tickets can be purchased by calling 855-223-1008, by visiting www.museconcerts.com or at the church.
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.
Agape Senior will offer a seminar on Understanding Dementia at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., today at 3 and 6 p.m. For more information, call Jennifer Kistler at 803-960-1703.
The Aiken Standard will host an Employment Expo today from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Admission is free. No pre-registration is required. Bring plenty of resumes.
HarborChase of Aiken will hold an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group today from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Samantha Thompson at 803-642-8444.
The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will host a legal clinic on wills, power of attorney and probate issues today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marcia Shew from S.C. Legal Aid will give the presentation. For more information, call 803-642-2020.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will host a Heavenly Harp concert today at 7 p.m. The concert will feature inspiring and relaxing music featuring harp, flute and vocals along with wonderful stories of God’s presence and provision. This is a free concert, however, a free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, call 803-946-4021.
The Augusta Regional Airport Aviation Finance Sub-Committee will meet today at 10 a.m. in the commission chambers on the second floor of the airport administration building. For more information, call 706-798-3236.
The Greater Aiken Estates Neighborhood Association will hold its semi-annual general meeting today at 6:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive. City Councilman Philip Merry will be the guest speaker. Items to be presented include the election of a nomination committee, review of upcoming neighborhood activities and other business as needed. Light refreshments will be served.
The Aiken County Historical Museum and the Henry Middleton Chapter of D.A.R. will present the docudrama “A More Perfect Union – America Becomes a Nation” today in the ballroom of the museum. Refreshments will be provided by the D.A.R. members. For more information, call 803-649-7909.
The Aiken Mid-day Lions will meet at Aiken Regional Medical Center in the private dining room behind the cafeteria today at 12:30 p.m. for a business/self-purchased lunch meeting. For membership information or to attend, call Vicki Major at 649-1982.
Banksia Quilter’s Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Aiken County Historical Museum, today at 10 a.m. Bring any project you are working on. Meetings for the remainder of the year will be held on Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.
Noble Breads and Grocer, 1625 Richland Ave. E., will show the documentary “Symphony of the Soil” today at 6 p.m. This film explores the complexity and mystery of soil. For more information, visit www.noblebreads.com.
Preston, Weston and Sandra will perform at The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill today from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 803-648-1181 or visit www.rosehillestate.com.
Friday, Sept. 20
The South Company is looking for high school students in their senior year with an interest in marketing to help promote the Western Carolina State Fair. Those interested should apply by calling 803-226-0284. Applications will be accepted until Friday. For more information, visit www.south-company.com.
The Old Edgefield Genealogical Society and the Old Edgefield District African-American Genealogical Society will host a Southern Studies Showcase in Edgefield on Friday and Saturday. Twenty-four workshops will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday and continuing Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Block Party will be held on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lunch and tour opportunities will be available on Saturday from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. and are $10 per person. Showcase tickets are $30 if purchased before Sept. 12 and $40 after. For more information, call Tonya Browder at 803-637-4010.
The Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., will open its 2013-14 season with “Hairspray.” Show dates are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.
Yesterday’s Sounds will play at the DAV Building, 2194 Columbia Highway N., on Friday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $6. For more information, call Dana Wakins at 803-292-3680 or Furman Redd at 706-825-8776.
The Make New Friends 5K Run/Walk will be held on Friday at Citizens Park. The 1-mile Daisy Dash for kids 9 and younger will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the 5K run/walk at 6:30 p.m. Entry fees are $15 for the Daisy Dash and $30 for the 5K. For more information, call 803-502-0247. Proceeds will benefit area Girl Scouts.
Saturday, Sept. 21
On Saturday, the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare,199 Willow Run Road, will host a several events leading up to Lana-PAW-looza beginning with sidewalk chalk competition for kids ages 6 to 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a registration fee of $10. A Twilight Walk for Animals will be held at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 to participate and includes free admission to Lana-PAW-looza. Lana-Paw-Looza will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at spca-albrecht.givezooks.com. For more information, call 803-648-6863.
The Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., will offer The Art of Alignment Yoga Workshop on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The three-hour workshop will be led by Brigitte Younce. To register, visit www.aikencenterforthearts.org or call 803-641-9094.
The Crosland Park Neighborhood Association will host a Health and Wellness Event on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crosland Park Playground, 1676 Aldrich St. N.E. The event will include demonstrations of low-impact exercise, health screenings, informational workshops and more. For more information, call James Simmons Jr. at 803-270-2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Community Block Party will be held on the lawn of New Beginning Ministries, 317 Williston Road, Beech Island, oon Saturday at 7 p.m. This event will be held in honor of Timothy Wilson who was murdered on Sept. 24, 2012. No one has been arrested. For more information, call Taisha Adams at 803-270-2689.