The DuPont Planetarium at the USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will show In My Backyard at 7 p.m. and More than Meets the Eye at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 23 and 30. 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

John Osteen’s cabin, barn, smokehouse, privy, syrup mill, one-room country school house and confederate museum will be open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The cabin is located on Highway 302 across from Couchton Baptist Church. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-226-0931 or 803-507-2268.

The Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., will show the movie “Turbo,” rated PG today from 3 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-2020.

The Augusta Christian Singles will hold its Thanksgiving dinner and dance today at the Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans, Ga. Dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. and the dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for guests. Membership is $25 per year.

St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St., will hold its first Survivors Day Program in recognition of International Survivors of Suicide Day today. Registration and check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the event will begin at noon, and the closing ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Anyone who has lost some one to suicide is welcome. For more information, call Sydney Wright, 803-443-6685 or email

The Education Matters Nonprofit Corporation will sponsor From Laptops to College, a hands-on college preparation and application assistance program for students interested in pursuing high education, today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. N.E. For more information, call Donna Moore Wesby at 803-507-6793 or email

Carrie Morey will sign copies of her cookbook “Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions” at Aiken Office Supply, 2560 Whiskey Road, today from 1 to 4 p.m. Copies are available for pre-order for $30. For more information, call 803-648-8339.

Caroline and Fred Wieland, 3933 Wood Valley Drive, will host a Bonsai Open Garden today and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-641-6875.

Cold Creek Nurseries, 398 Hitchcock Parkway, will host pet pictures with Santa today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sitting fee is $20 and includes one photo; additional copies are available for $5 each. All proceeds will benefit the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare. For more information, call 803-648-6863 or visit

The Aiken Disabled American Veteran’s Post 43 will hold a free Thanksgiving meal for veterans and their families today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Post Home, 2194 Columbia Highway N. For more information, call Liz or Alonzo Allen at 803-644-0796.

The Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 2510 Stormbranch Road, Beech Island, will hold karaoke today from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, call 803-867-2388 or visit

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

My Sister’s Keeper Ministry of Restoration, a nonprofit devoted to empowering, encouraging and embracing young women in areas of leadership, social decorum, style and grace, is taking applications for its CSRA Ambassador Leadership program. The program is limited to 20 girls and the pre-registration deadline was Nov. 17. The program will be held today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, email or call 803-842-8944.

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will present “A Tale of Two Cities,” a fast-moving and exciting adaptation by Craig Sodaro of the Charles Dickens’ novel, Bechtel Experimental Theatre at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Shows will be held Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit or call 648-1438. Reservations are recommended. Online tickets are not available for the weekend shows after Friday afternoon. Tickets must be purchased at the Box Office or reservations made by telephone after that time. Seats not claimed by 5 minutes prior to show time will be sold to those present on the waiting list.

Chris’ Camera Center, 150A Laurens St. S.W., will host a free Digital Camera Drop-In Day School today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes will be offered throughout the day. For a complete list of classes, visit

Sunday, Nov. 24

Jane Jenkins Herlong will sign copies of her book “Christmas Pearls” on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Country Club, 425 Pine Ridge Road, Edgefield. The event will also feature a fashion show by Mercy Me! and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Mercy Me! or the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce. for more information, call 803-275-0010.

Monday, Nov. 25

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Seniors Day Trip to Sugarloaf Mills in Lawrenceville, Ga., on Dec. 3. The cost is $20 per person and includes transportation on the PRT bus. The bus will depart from the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center at 7 a.m. and return at around 7 p.m. The deadline to register for the trip is Monday. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

The Edisto Memorial Garden, 979 Middleton St., Orangeburg, will hold a Children’s Garden Christmas & Kid’s Walk Monday through Jan. 1. The Children’s Garden Christmas (drive-through) will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. and the Kid’s Walk will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-533-6020.

The CSRA Fly Fishers will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Club House of the River Island Community in Evans, Ga. Geoge Gibson will be the guest speaker. His topic will be canoeing and fishing on the Flint River. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Nov. 26

The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the dining room of St. John Tower, 724 Greene St., Augusta. Dr. Charlotte Chatto of Georgia Regents University will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be on exercise and exercise-related research. For more information, call Eva Erwin at 706-364-1662.

New Zion Branch Ministries will hold its sixth annual Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Ellenton Civic Center, 175 Oak Ridge Ave. For more information, call 803-643-2755.

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