Upcoming events for Friday, Sept. 27
The Heritage Jubilee Festival 2013 will kick off today, and continue Saturday. The jubilee will begin tonight with a whole hog cook-off at Oakley Park on Columbia Road in Edgefield. For more information on the cook-off, call 803-637-1900. On Saturday, the festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 400 Main St., Edgefield. The event will include entertainment, food, crafts, arts, bingo, a classic car show and motorcycle show, history tours, Confederate and Revolutionary living history and more. A street dance will be held Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring The Scott Brantley Band. For more information, call 803-637-1800 or 803-637-6687.
The Aiken Bridge Club will hold its annual tournament today through Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served each day at no cost and a bridge lecture between sessions will be held today and Saturday. To be partnered with someone, email TournamentPartnerships@AikenBridgeClub.com. For more information on the tournament, call Sandra Morina-Davis at 803-641-2058.
Yesterday’s Sounds will play at the DAV Building, 2194 Columbia Highway N., today 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 Aiken Community Playhouse will host live music with Chris Morgan and open mic performances at the Bechtel Theatre Coffee House today from 7 to 9 p.m. To make reservations, call the box office at 803-648-1438.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Rd.
Karen Gordon and Eddie Hamilton will play jazz at The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill today from 7:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 803-648-1181 or visit www.rosehillestate.com.
The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Newberry Hall. The cost is $22 per person. Col. Kevin Shwedo (USA, Ret.), the executive director of the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles will be the guest speaker. He will be speaking on behalf of the USO. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. today. For more information or to make reservations, call Denny Flahault at 803-226-9017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 28
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. on Saturday. 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 www.rpsec.usca.edu.
The South Aiken High School class of 1993 will hold its class reunion on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at Houndslake Country Club. The cost is $40 per person. Mail payment to SAHS Class of ’93 Reunion, 271 Jamestown Road, Dalesville, VA 24083. For more information or to RSVP, email SAHSgrad93@gmail.com.
The Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., will offer Collage in Brilliant Color, a workshop hosted by Barbara Durham, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, visitvwww.aikencenterforthearts.org or call 803-641-9094.
The Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., will offer Cake Decorating 101 with instructor Tamara Younce on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 and includes all supplies. This fee is due to the instructor on the day of class. To register, visit www.aikencenterforthearts.org or call 803-641-9094.
Aiken Rescue Inc. will hold a free car seat safety check on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 156 University Parkway. For more information, call Mike Hintz, EMT, at 803-646-1968.
The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold its Fall Education Day and Plant Sale on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Aiken Farmers Market. Speakers will begin at 9 a.m. Speakers are Master Gardener Bill Hayes who will speak on Winter Weeds and Turfgrass Care; Annette Weese of Cold Creek Nurseries who will speak on Plants for Fall; Vicky Bertagnoli, Clemson Extension home horticulture agent, who will speak on DIY Insect Collection.
Local author David Tavernier will present his book “Stories of the Rich and Famous: Aiken’s Winter Colony in the Gilded Age” at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-2020.
The Southern Breeze Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators will meet on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Augusta Library, 823 Telfair St. Gail Karwoski, award-winning children’s author, will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be “Let Your Characters do the Talking.”
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.
The Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site will present Growing History – The Vineyards on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. This program will explore the plantation’s 19th century history as a vineyard and winery. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 16. For more information, call 803-827-1473 or email email@example.com.
The Aiken County Historical Museum will host its Civil War Lecture Series on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. The lecture topic on Saturday will be “Enlisted Men.” The cost is $5 per session. For more information, call the Aiken County Historical Museum at 803-642-2015.
The Aiken Bluegrass Festival Mini-Fest will be held on Saturday. Gates open at 1 p.m. and music starts at 2 p.m. This is a family-friendly event and will feature Badits Roost with David Blackmon, Delta Cane, The Copper Theives, Doug and the Henry’s and The Kenny George Band. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to Star Riding. The second Aiken Young Professionals Bocce Ball/Cornhole Tournament will also be held. The entry fee is $100 for a four-person bocce team and $50 for a two-person cornhole team. Teams can pre-register online at www.aikenchamber.net.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.
Cold Creek Nurseries will offer a Halloween Fairy Garden Workshop on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25 and includes soil, a container, soil cover, pathway pebbles and a few creepy extras. A workshop will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 803-648-3592.
The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill will offer Beach Music and Shagging with Tony B on Saturday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 803-648-1181 or visit www.rosehillestate.com.
Adam’s Nursery and Landscaping, 210 Curtis Drive Williston, will hold its fall open house on Saturday. The event will feature coffee and donuts from 8 to 10 a.m., subs and drinks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a free T-shirt with a $50 purchase. The first 20 customers will receive a free mum. For more information, call 803-259-5631 or visit www.adamsnursery.net.
Thunder Jam will be held at the Carolina Dragway on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Funfest 2013 sponsored by Northside Barber Shop, Chandler’s Law Firm, Scott’s Vegetable Stand, 97.4 Gospel Radio, Spoken Word Ministry and Master’s Connection Salon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Highway 19 N.
The Heritage Jubilee Festival 2013 will continue Saturday. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 400 Main St., Edgefield. The event will include entertainment, food, crafts, arts, bingo, a classic car show and motorcycle show, history tours, Confederate and Revolutionary living history and more. A street dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring The Scott Brantley Band. For more information, call 803-637-1800 or 803-637-6687.