Today, 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 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 today from 9 a.m. to noon. The three-hour workshop will be led by Brigitte Younce. To register, visit or call 803-641-9094.

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Association will host a Health and Wellness Event today 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

A Community Block Party will be held on the lawn of New Beginning Ministries, 317 Williston Road, Beech Island, today 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.

Primitives at the Ridge, 502 E. Main St., Ridge Spring, will hold its fall open house today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-685-7399.

Mead Hall Episcopal School-Aiken Prep Campus will hold its annual rummage sale today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym, 619 Barnwell Ave. N.W.

The Aiken County Public Library will show “World War Z,” rated PG-13, today from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-2020.

Augusta Christian Singles will hold a dance today 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.

The DuPont Planetarium at the USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will show Solar System Adventure Tour at 7 p.m. and Blown Away: The Wild World of Weather at 8 p.m. today and Sept. 28. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $2.50 for students 4K through 12th grade and $1 for USCA students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit

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

The Just Us variety band will play at the DAV building, 2194 Columbia Highway N., today from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $6. For more information, call Carroll Matthews at 803-640-4114.

The Savannah River Woodturners will meet today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 144 N. BelAir Road, Evans, Ga. Justic Brickey from the Palmetto Woodturners will demonstrate embellishments. For more information, call Lee Carey at 706-627-8373.

The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill will feature beach music and shagging with Tony B today from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 803-648-1181 or visit

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., will host Academy Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., today. Representatives from Scott’s office and the admissions office of West Point will provide information about the academy, applying to West Point and more.

The Aiken County Historical Museum will host its Civil War Lecture Series on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Lecture topics will be “The Women” on Sept. 21; and “Enlisted Men” on Sept. 28. The cost is $5 per session. For more information, call the Aiken County Historical Museum at 803-642-2015.

Sunday, Sept. 22

The Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., will open its 2013-14 season with “Hairspray,” with its last performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-648-1438 or visit

The Aiken County Habitat for Humanity will hold a Road Rally Scavenger Hunt and Dinner to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call 803-642-9295 ext. 105.