June calendar

TODAY

A Splashdown will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Ave., North Augusta. Kick off summer with a splash of water and outdoor fun. Don't forget to bring towels and sunscreen. The splashdown is open to all ages. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Savannah River Ecology Lab will give a program on local wildlife for rising 5K to fifth graders at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Aiken Community Theatre in the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

An Animals in the Stars program will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Branch Library, 106 Main St., Jackson. Representatives from the Riverbanks Zoo will lead a program on animal constellations. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department's Lunch Bunch Entertainment and Seminar Series will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lessie B. Price Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. A representative from Kindred Hospice will give a program on the importance of having a will and power of attorney. For more information, call 803-642-7630.

THURSDAY

Single, Single Again will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ruby Tuesday's, 2285 Whiskey Road. Reservations were due by Tuesday. For more information or to make a reservation, call Phyllis Autrey at 214-587-1156 or email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@agol.com. Email reservations are preferred.

A reunion lunch for all retired teacher and staff of Belvedere Elementary School will be held at noon Thursday at Bobby's Bar-B-Q and Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville. A senior discount is available.

North Augusta’s 2019 Music in the Park series will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays through July 18 in Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Doug and the Henrys will perform Americana, folk and bluegrass on Thursday. There is no concert on July 4. The concerts are free and last around an hour.

Coloring for Grownups will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Participants should bring their own coloring pens and pencils. Coloring sheets and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-642-2020 x 1131.

A Lego One Scoop Challenge will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Rising sixth through 12th graders will be able to win prizes by building a structure using one cup of Legos. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Savannah River Ecology Lab will give a program on local wildlife at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Midland Valley Branch Library, 9 Hillside Road, Langley. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Teen Cuisine program will be held Thursday and June 18, 20, 25 and 27, at the Lessie B. Price Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The free program is designed for teens in sixth to 12th grades. Participants will learn to read labels to choose healthier foods and snacks, identify proper portion sizes, use MyPlate guidelines to plan meals and snacks, safe food handling practices and cooking and measuring techniques to prepare recipes. For more information or to register, call 803-643-2181.

A juried art exhibit titled "Open Session" and the artwork of Garland Gooden will be on display June 13 through Aug. 4 at the Arts and Heritage Center in th Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20. The Arts and Heritage Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. For more information, visti artsandheritagecenter.com.

Plate to Palette will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Red Lobster, 910 Aiken Mall Drive. The event will feature art by local artists. Proceeds will benefit Art & Soul of Aiken.

FRIDAY

The Greater Aiken SCORE will hold a workshop titled Network Like a Pro from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, 121 Richland Ave. E. For more information or to register, visit greateraiken.score.org.

Play and Grow will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday and June 28, at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Ave., North Augusta. Preschoolers can drop in for playtime with DUPLO blocks, toys, puppets and more. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Kindergarten Readiness activity will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Frida at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Parents and preschoolers can drop in and get advice from early childhood experts from Aiken County First Steps. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken Lions Club will hold a broom sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in front of the NTD Tire Store, 2300 Whiskey Road.

Mended Hearts Chapter No. 294 will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the Miller Building of Nursing on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Chris Tadaro of Zoll Ind. will be the guest speaker. His topic will be LifeVest, a wearable defibrillator. A meal will be provided. 

An art sale will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Gathering PLace, 343 Laurens St. Prints by artists Jonathan Green, Ernie Barnes, Don Stivers and others will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Second Baptist Church Youth Ministry. The event also will feature a silent auction and music by Preston and Weston. For more information, email artnoirgallery@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

The Off the Hook Crochet group will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those attending should bring yarn and a crochet hook. If you're a beginner, somebody will show you tips and pointers to get started. Beginners should RSVP to the reference desk ahead of time by calling 803-642-2020 ext. 1141. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The 49th annual Ridge Peach Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Trenton. The festival will feature food, arts, crafts and children's activities. A parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. For more information, email peachfestivalchair@gmail.com.

The Aiken Area Myelinators MS Self Help Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday t St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. The topic will be Stretching for People with MS. Come ready to stretch. Booklets will be distributed. For more information, call Pam at 803-645-4867 or visit nationalmssociety.org.

The "Europa Report," rated PG-13, will be shown from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Feathered Friends Forever will hold its fourth annual Ethnic Food Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 612 Byrd Drive, Harlem, Georgia. For more information, call 706-556-2424.

A walking food tour of Aiken will be held beginning at 10:45 a.m. The tour lasts about 3 hours. The cost is $49. For more information or to register for a tour, viist aikenbitesandsites.com.

FOTAS will hold a Pops, Pups & Popsicles adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. Dogs 30 pounds and more will be available for an adoption fee of $30 and cats and kittens are $10. For more information, call 803-642-1537.

A Stroke and Turn Swim Clinic will be held Saturday and June 22 and 22 at the Fermata Club, 841 Whiskey Road. Children's clinics will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. followed by an adult clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 803-648-5673 or visit fermataclub.com

Depot Jam will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. Bluegrass musicians and the public are invited to join the music jam. All are welcome. For more information, email Steve Willis or Ashley Carder at haynesbluegrass@gmail.com.