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Phyllis Pellarin, left, watches as Holly, a "cockalear," enjoys her bath May 30 at the Pups 'n Suds dog wash at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare. A cockalear is half cocker spaniel and half cavalier King Charles spaniel.


Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2443 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will increase the number of parishioners who can attend Mass to 50% capacity at both the 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. Masses begin today and Sunday. Social distancing will be maintained and everyone in attendance will be required to wear a mask. Those wishing to attend must still call and reserve a space. For more information or to register for a Mass, call the church office at 803-593-2241.

Pups 'N Suds Dog Wash will be held from 9 a.m. to noon today at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Washes are $20 for small dogs (under 30 pounds), $25 for medium dogs (30-60 pounds) and $30 for large dogs (60 pounds or more). Nail trims or ear cleanings only are $10 each. For more information and see other available services, visit

A COVID-19 Heroes adoption event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. All front-line responders and essential workers will be able to adopt a pet from the shelter at no charge. To make an adoption appointment, call the shelter at 803-642-1537 or email FOTAS at


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.


The annual Aiken’s Choice awards celebration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 30 at Newberry Hall. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online at


A 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


A Cenetennial Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, on the lawn of George Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave. S.W.

SEPT. 14

The ninth annual Support 1 Golf Tournament has been postponed until Monday, Sept. 14. Sponsors who have paid in full will be issued a refund upon request otherwise the sponsorship position will be held until fall. Golfers and teams can request refunds as well but will forfeit their team's reserved position. For more information, email