Upcoming events for Saturday, Oct. 26
Trick-or-Treat on Pendleton Street will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. Children 12 and younger can enjoy an evening of trunk-or-treating, carnival games, food and a costume contest. For more information, call 803-672-7634 or 803-642-7631.
The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will hold a Halloween Spooktacular today from 4 to 5 p.m. Families can enjoy Halloween stories, games, crafts and Trick-or-Treating at the service desk. A haunted library for teens will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Teens in grades sixth through 12th can haunt the library after hours. The event will feature a costume contest, flashlight games and treats. Costumes are optional but flashlights are required. For more information, call 803-642-7585.
The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will show the movie “Unfinished Song,” rated PG-13, today from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-7586.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.
Antiques and Artisans Fall Fair sponsored by The House Next Door Antiques in Edgefield, will host an Antiques and Artisans Fall Fair today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Beth Padgett at 803-637-4600 or Millie Clark at 803-275-7454. This event will be cancelled if raining.
A Ghost Tour of the Newberry Ritz Theatre will be held today at 6 p.m. The event will feature Family-friendly ghost stories for kids at 6 p.m. and a Friendly City Ghost Tour at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for kids ghost stories and $10 for the ghost walk. To purchase tickets, call 803-276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com.
The second Jack-O-Lantern Jam Cornhole Tournament will be held at Jackson Square in North Augusta today at 2 p.m. Registration and warm-up will begin at noon. The cost is $50 per two-person team.
The 22nd running of the Aiken Fall Steeplechase will be held today. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held on Ford Conger Field and will feature a carriage parade, stick horse rases, shopping and children’s games. The General Admission Railside Package is $100 and includes railside parking and two general admission tickets; the Subscriber Railside Package is $150 and includes railside parking and four subscriber admission tickets; and Guarantor Railside Packages are $450 and includes railside parking and tickets to the Guarantor Tent Party. General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate and are available at Aiken Drug, Aiken Saddlery, Aiken Ship, Boots Bridles and Britches, Floyd & Green Jewelers, Ingate Professional Pharmacy, Lominick Pharmacy, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Plum Pudding, Southern Bank & Trust, Southern Saddlery, Stoplight Deli and Unique Expressions. For more information, visit www.aikensteeplechase.com.
The Center for African American History, Art and Culture will offer a bus trip to historic Charleston today. The bus will depart from the Reid’s parking lot on York Street at 7 a.m. The trip will explore the African American experience from their arrival in slave ships through the 21st century. Local author and historian Wayne O’Bryant will conduct the tour. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 to 15. Center members will receive at 15 percent discount. The registration deadline was Oct. 22. For more information, call Jo-Anne Saunders at 706-664-3989.
The Phi Mu Fraternity of the University of South Carolina will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s, 1360 Whiskey Road, today at 8 a.m. Tickets are $7. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of South Carolina. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-960-1073.
A marrow donor registry drive will be held today from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 4 of the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. A match is being sought for A’Zayna Ganaway, an 8-year-old African-American girl from Aiken who is battling sickle cell. For more information, call 803-543-9034 or email email@example.com.
The Greater Aiken Estates Annual Fall Covered-Dish Picnic will be held today in the area behind Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive, from noon to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to bring enough food for their family and six other people. For more information or to make a reservation, call Allen at 803-649-6050.
The DEA in conjunction with the Aiken Department of Public Safety and Ingate Professional Pharmacy, 400 Laurens St. N.W., will hold their biannual drug takeback day today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All controlled substances and other medications can be disposed of. Liquids won’t be accepted.
The Aiken High FFA will hold a plant sale at Material Things in the Centre South Shopping Center today. For more information, call FFA advisor Waylon Priester at 803-641-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.