Upcoming events for Tuesday, Oct. 8

  • Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:52 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:54 a.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

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

The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to the government shutdown. For more information, call 803-952-7884.

The South Carolina Sierra Club will meet at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., today at 7 p.m. Benton Wislinski, S.C. Sierra Club lobbyist will present the topic “Saying No to Becoming a Waste Colony. The lecture will focus on the effort of big waste corporations to target South Carolina as a haven for the nations municipal sold and hazardous waste.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club, a club for women, will meet today at Newberry Hall. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. The October community service project will be donations to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation in recognition of breast cancer month. The guest speaker will be Linda Caldwell. Her topic will be “Nursing in Vietnam: An Unsolved Mystery.” The cost of the luncheon is $14, bring a check made out to the Aiken Newcomers’ Club. Reservations and cancellations were due by Oct. 3.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

The Ridge Spring Miss Harvest Festival beauty pageant will be held on Oct. 19, at the Ridge Spring Civic Center at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Young ladies from birth to 20 are able to compete. The application deadline is Wednesday. For more information or an application, call 803-637-5383 or 803-275-3241.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at the Golden Corral on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Al Bey, a Master Gardener, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be converting yards and gardens to an all natural, organic system.

Silhouette artist Clay Rice will be at Pitter Patter Children’s Boutique, 151 Laurens St. S.W., on Wednesday. Story session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Silhouettes are available by appointment. Participants will receive two copies of the silhouette for $42. For more information or to make an appointment, call 803-643-8000.

The Midland Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Graniteville Recovery And Chlorine Epidemiology Study Center and Bobby’s BBQ will sponsor no-cost lung testing in the parking area of Bobby’s BBQ on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The GRACE Study Center is especially interested in mill workers and those who were exposed to chlorine gas during the Jan. 6, 2005, train accident. For more information on the study, call 803-663-5004.

The Center for Active Seniors, 690 Medical Park Drive, will offer a free iPad, Facebook and Skype seminar on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited so reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 803-761-0047.

The Aiken County Education Association-Retired will meet at the Woodside Plantation Country Club on Friday. All retired teachers are welcome. Reservations must be made in advance by mailing $16 to Sara Rutland, 10 Woodlawn Court, North Augusta, SC 29841, or by calling 803-270-3037 by Wednesday.

The Henry Middleton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Aiken County Historical Museum on Wednesday at 10 a.m. A reception will be held for the more than 20 new members with a swearing-in ceremony. For more information, call Carolyn at 803-649-7909.

Thursday, Oct. 9

The LEGO Club will meet at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday for children in K through fifth grade. For more information, call 803-642-7585.

The Aiken Barnwell Mental Health Center will offer a free mental health screenings on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at 1 to 3 p.m. at the following locations: The main center, 1135 Gregg Highway; the Hartzog Center, 431 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta; and the Polly Best Center, 916 Reynolds Road, Barnwell. Online screenings are available at www.mentalhealthscreening.org. For more information, call 803-641-7700 or visit www.aikenbarnwellmhc.com.

The Aiken Camellia Society will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Ward Hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. Landscape designer Susan Kleinbub will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be designing gardens featuring camellias.

The first Wisconsin Day in Aiken will be held on Oct. 20, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation. The event will feature Packers versus Browns on the big screen, classic tailgate food including burgers and Johnsonville brats, cash bar with Leinenkugel beer, Wisconsin trivia and hometown stories. Come meet new friends who lived, went to school or worked in Wisconsin. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday. This event is limited to 100 people, and no denim is allowed. For more information or to buy tickets, call Jim Staeck at 614-906-0729, Marilyn Theesfeld at 803-335-4513 or email wisconsindayinaiken@gmail.com.

The Aiken Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Bring needlepoint to work on or get advice on how to start. For more information, call 803-649-0583.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., in room 121, every Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, email aikenoastjohns@live.com or call 641-1792 or 644-2953.

Rep. Bill Taylor will hold a Town Hall Forum at the Cedar Creek Community on Thursday at 4 p.m. The forum will be hosted by the Cedar Creek GOP and is open to the public. For more information, email bill@taylorschouse.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

Friday, Oct. 10

The Aiken County Historical Museum will hold volunteer training Oct. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both days are required for new volunteers. Lunch will be provided each day. Registration is due by Friday. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2015 or email mwhite@aikencountysc.gov.

The Mended Hearts support group will meet at the USC Aiken Business Center on Friday at 11 a.m. Charlie Miller of Aiken Regional Medical Centres will be the guest speaker. His topic will be communication equipment used in a time of crisis. For more information, call Jane Folfes at 803-642-4026.

The Aiken County PRT will offer a workshop on how to weave a sweet grass basket with instructor Sarah Hott. The workshop will meet on Fridays through Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The cost is $100 for City residents, $125 for non-residents and a $50 supply fee. Supplies include a starter pack of sweet grass, starter bottom, long-leaf pine straw, palmetto palm, nail bone and scissors. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call 803-642-7631.

The Aiken County Education Association-Retired will meet at the Woodside Plantation Country Club on Friday. All retired teachers are welcome. Reservations must be made in advance by mailing $16 to Sara Rutland, 10 Woodlawn Court, North Augusta, SC 29841, or by calling 803-270-3037 by Wednesday.

The Aiken Knights of Columbus for Intellectual Disabilities will collect donations for its Project Hope Tootsie Roll Campaign on Friday from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. at Sam’s Club, the Northside Walmart, the Southside Walmart and Lowe’s.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Rd.

Saturday, Oct. 11

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will host the 28th Science Education Enrichment Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The DuPont Planetarium will show Digistar Virtual Journey at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m., and I Spy the Sky at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Gloverville Elementary School will hold a Fall Bazaar on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school’s parking lot. The event will feature games, food and a car smashing. Email glovervillepto@hotmail.com.

The Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa will host a Crafting for the Cure Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wagener Pavilion.

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will show the movie “Epic,” rated PG on Saturday from 3 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-7586.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, beginning at 8:30 a.m. To register, visit www.alz.org/sc/walk.

The Aiken County Tea Party will hold a Rally in the Alley with guest speaker Mack Payne on Saturday. Payne is an award-winning speaker, highly decorated Vietnam Veteran and author of the book “Vietnam Veteran Memoirs.”

The Beech Island Historical Society will hold its annual Fall Festival and Yard Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the society’s headquarters, 144 Old Jackson Highway. Yard sale and craft spaces are available for rent. For more information or to rent a space, call Jackie Bartley at 803-827-0184.

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will observe the DAWN Mission and Planet Walk on the lawn of the Ruth Patrick Science and Eudation Center at USC Aiken on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta.

Cold Creek Nurseries, 398 Hitchcock Parkway, will hold its second Flavors of Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free activities for kids, including pot-a-pansy, inflatable slide and face painting, will begin at 9 a.m. A free bow-tying workshop will be held at 10 a.m. and free hot dogs, caramel apples, popcorn and soda will be available at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-648-3592.

The Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St., Columbia. For more information, call 803-545-3020 or visit www.columbiasc.net.

The UT CSRA Alumni Chapter will host a Savannah River Cruise and picnic on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $24 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call J.C. Tucker at 803-335-3795, email jctucker@gforcecable.com, or visit www.utcsra.com.

Augusta Christian Singles will hold a dance on Saturday, Oct. 12, 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Rd.

The Greater Augusta Stamp Club 37th annual GAPEX Stamp Show and Bourse planned for Oct. 12 at America’s Best Value Inn, 3023 Washington Road, Augusta, has been canceled. For more information, call Doug Walker at 803-649-5929 or email ddougwalker@yahoo.com.

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