The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Friday via Zoom. The guest speaker will be Dr. Fudd Graham with Auburn University. His topic will be common pests around the house. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

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ACTS will hold a food and clothing distribution from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Ridge Spring Farmer's Market, 906 W. Main St., Ridge SPring. All clothing will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, and those selecting clothing must wear a mask. For more information, call 803-649-3800.

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Drive n’ Dine event for Aiken seniors will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 East Pine Log Road. Seniors age 60 and older will be given five individually portioned meals and must provide a valid S.C. state ID.

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Drive n’ Dine event for Aiken seniors will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 East Pine Log Road. Seniors age 60 and older will be given five individually portioned meals and must provide a valid S.C. state ID.

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Dan Gellert can find his way around just about any string instrument. He’s played and taught fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and ukelele. But he didn’t expect that his music would land him a starring role in a feature-length film.

Drive n’ Dine event for Aiken seniors will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 East Pine Log Road. Seniors age 60 and older will be given five individually portioned meals and must provide a valid S.C. state ID.

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Rural Health Service will hold free COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the New Ellenton Community Center, 212 Pine Hill Ave., New Ellenton. Testing is for those age 18 and older with a valid S.C. state-issued ID. Medical insurance is not required. For more information, visit scdhec.gov.

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Rural Health Service will hold free COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the New Ellenton Community Center, 212 Pine Hill Ave., New Ellenton. Testing is for those age 18 and older with a valid S.C. state-issued ID. Medical insurance is not required. For more information, visit scdhec.gov.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw too many people together — and both visitors and employees will be getting temperature chec…

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The Medical University of South Carolina will hold free COVID-19 testing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at A.L. Corbett Middle School, 10 A.L. Corbett Circle, Wagener. Testing is for those age 18 and older with a valid S.C. state-issued ID. Medical insurance is not required. For more information, visit scdhec.gov.

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Amp The Alley, scheduled to be held in The Alley on Thursdays in July, has been postponed.

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St. John's United Methodist Church will have its annual patriotic worship service available to stream online at 8:30 a.m. today. It will be available all week. For more information or to stream the service, visit stjaiken.org. 

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ROME — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In Ame…

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St. John's United Methodist Church will have its annual patriotic worship service available to stream online at 8:30 a.m. today. It will be available all week. For more information or to stream the service, visit stjaiken.org. 

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St. John's United Methodist Church will have its annual patriotic worship service available to stream online at 8:30 a.m. today. It will be available all week. For more information or to stream the service, visit stjaiken.org. 

pop-up event featuring Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will be held from 9-11 a.m. today at the Aiken Standard, 326 Rutland Drive N.W. The event will feature a mask giveaway and voter registration drive. Those attending should wear a mask.

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The much anticipated Topgolf, a mixed venue of mini-golf and driving ranges, officially opened the doors at its Augusta location Friday morning.

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Gospel Sing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Kenny Clark and Christian Cross Roads will perform. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. Social distancing will be observed. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-719-1289 or visit midgsc.com.

Gospel Sing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Kenny Clark and Christian Cross Roads will perform. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. Social distancing will be observed. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-719-1289 or visit midgsc.com.

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NEW YORK — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98.

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Outdoor Masses will be held at 7 and 8 a.m. today at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 640 Edrie St. N.E. Those attending should bring a chair and face covering. Mass will be held as long as weather permits.

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Outdoor Masses will be held at 7 and 8 a.m. today at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 640 Edrie St. N.E. Those attending should bring a chair and face covering. Mass will be held as long as weather permits.

Outdoor Masses will be held at 7 and 8 a.m. today at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 640 Edrie St. N.E. Those attending should bring a chair and face covering. Mass will be held as long as weather permits.

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Pacer Graduation Parade and Celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. today near the traffic circle on Scholar Loop in front of the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Line up beings at 5:30 p.m. in Parking Lot C. Each graduate may have one car in the parade. Family and friends should park in Lot B and walk to the traffic circle for the parade. For more information, visit usca.edu/parade.

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After five years in the city of Detroit, the National R&B Hall of Fame is headed south to the home of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

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Pacer Graduation Parade and Celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. today near the traffic circle on Scholar Loop in front of the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Line up beings at 5:30 p.m. in Parking Lot C. Each graduate may have one car in the parade. Family and friends should park in Lot B and walk to the traffic circle for the parade. For more information, visit usca.edu/parade.

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Vespers, an evening prayer service of Thanksgiving and praise, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday outside at First Christians Church (DOC), 900 Kerr Drive. Those attending should bring a lawn chair and mask for comfort and safety. For more information, call 803-648-4523.

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Father's Day Brunch and BBQ will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The menu will feature a variety of brunch items as well as baseball favorites. For more information or to reserve a time, visit greenjacketsbaseball.com.

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Father's Day Brunch and BBQ will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The menu will feature a variety of brunch items as well as baseball favorites. For more information or to reserve a time, visit greenjacketsbaseball.com.

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Father's Day Brunch and BBQ will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The menu will feature a variety of brunch items as well as baseball favorites. For more information or to reserve a time, visit greenjacketsbaseball.com.

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The Aiken Downtown Development Association and the City of Aiken have partnered with the Aiken Standard to celebrate the first-ever Aiken Restaurant Week during July 13-18. Aiken Restaurant Week is a seven-day celebration at dozens of participating restaurants that will give local and nation…

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The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Friday via Zoom. The guest speaker wil be Jay Keck with the S.C. Wildlife Federation. His topic will be bringing more wildlife to the garden. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

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One consequence of the ongoing pandemic has been the regrettable closure during the past few months of many cultural institutions in the CSRA. With the recent lifting of shelter-in-place regulations in our state and in Georgia, however, many museums, libraries and historic sites are slowly a…

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