Upcoming events for the week of Aug. 20

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The North Augusta Rotary Club will meet on Thursdays at Manuel’s Bread Cafe in Hammond’s Ferry at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call Dan Rickabaugh at 803-640-4888.

The Pieceful Hearts Quilting Guild meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call 803-279-6456 or 706-790-4975.

The Belvedere Fire District Commissioners will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the fire department located at 204 Hampton Ave. The public is welcome. For more information, call 803-279-5505.

The North Augusta SCV Berry Benson Camp will host Judge David Maring on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge off Brookside Drive. He will talk about his book, “Jefferson Davis: Before He Wore Confederate Gray.” It is a novel that stays true to a historical narrative. At the same time, the book examines the intimate life and the personality traits of this famous American political figure. The reader will learn how, after Davis graduated from West Point, his service in the Black Hawk War and the Mexican War made him a hero to the nation. Intimate stories of his relationships with Knoxie, the love of his life, and with his second wife, Varina, show both his strengths and weaknesses as a husband. The reader will follow the path of Jefferson Davis’ public service as a member of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and as the Secretary of War. The novel explores Davis’ philosophy on the Constitution and the relation of the States to Washington, D.C. The reader will learn how his education, environment, and personal experiences led him to the views he held on important political matters.

Southern Wesleyan University and the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce present “Developing and/or Updating a Business Plan” as part of its Business Academy Series. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. at the university on 802 E. Martintown Road, Suite 101. The event will last approximately one hour. For registration and prices, call 803-279-2323.

The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Sno-Cap Drive-In, 618 West Ave. The event is free to Chamber members, and registration is available on the Chamber’s website.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Belvedere Ridge Area Neighborhood Watch will hold its National Night Out/Back to School event. The community is invited to attend the event at the softball field on Hillside Place behind Belvedere Elementary School, 201 Rhomboid Place. The event is Saturday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. followed by a movie under the stars. The purpose of the National Night Out is to promote emergency preparedness awareness, heighten community awareness of crime and drug prevention, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and generate support for and participate in local anti-crime programs. It will be a fun night with food, games, inflatables, entertainment, prizes and crime prevention and Community education. Local emergency vehicles and the Aiken County bloodhounds will also be at the event. Those planning to attend are also asked to bring a canned good to donate to Golden Harvest Food Bank and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be there for those willing to give blood. All activities are free to the public.

Monday, Aug. 25

Art coach Thomas Needham will hold a Monday Painters Workshop every Monday through Aug. 25 at noon. The class will focus on acrylic, oil and watercolor. The cost is $27 per class, and classes are held at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. For more information, email taneedham@aol.com.

First Response CPR will hold its First Response Safety Training at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and will cover a range of topics from children to seniors. Registration is required and the cost is $30. For more information, call 706-955-0911.

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