June calendar

MONDAY 

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Savannah River Stringband will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners, non-alcoholic beverages and well-behaved pets on leashes. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Only service animals are allowed in Odell Weeks. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

Vouchers for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will be issued from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center; Tuesday at the Langley Community Center, 2710 Augusta Road, Langley; Tuesday, June 25, at the Listine Courtney Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener; and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 26, at the Roland Smith Senior Center, 109 Charles St., Jackson. Participants will receive $25 in the form of five checks worth $5 each that they are able to spend at authorized locations. Checks are distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email jade.reynolds@dss.sc.gov.

Teens will have the opportunity to Visit the Upside Down: Stranger Things at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Ave., North Augusta. Rising sixth to 12th graders can return to Hawkins and the Upside Down with a "Stranger Things" recap,games and refreshments. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Aiken Women In Black, in partnership with Aiken Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market. These nonpartisan vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence are held on the first and third Monday of every month. All are invited to stand with us at Hitchcock Drive (the entrance to Aiken Estates, in front of Bethlehem Lutheran Church). We have signs, or you may bring your own as long as they are nonpartisan. For more information, call Brenda at 803-648-6020, Lynn at 803-226-5546 or Emilie at 586-945-8771.

TUESDAY 

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive N.E. For more information, email cpna@atlanticbb.net.

The Younger Chemists Committee will present a space magic show at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Porkchop Productions will perform "Chicken Little" at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the New Ellenton Branch Library, 407 Main St. N., New Ellenton. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Teen Cuisine program will be held Tuesday and June 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.

Aiken Technical College and the ETV Endowment will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing with a preview of "Chasing the Moon," a documentary about the efforts and events leading to the historic landing in 1969, on Tuesday. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the screening at 6:30 p.m. in the ATC amphitheater on the Aiken Tech campus, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. A guided discussion and question-and-answer segment will follow. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit chasing-the-moon-aiken.eventbrite.com.

Aiken Technical College and the ETV Endowment will host Afternoon on the Moon, a children's event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Aiken Tech campus, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The PBS show "Ready, Jet, Go!" will be shown and interactive activities will be available. 

A Youth Pickleball Program will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon starting Tuesday at the Eustis Park Outdoor Pickleball Courts, 1001 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost is $5 per class for city residents and $8 per class for non-city residents. Registration is available at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center. Those attending should bring their own pickleball paddle. 

WEDNESDAY

Porkchop Productions will perform "Chicken Little" on Wednesday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Ave., North Augusta; and 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Jackson Branch Library, 106 Main St., Jackson. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A NASA Ambassador will lead a solar telescope program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This program is open to all ages. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Porkchop Productions will perform "Chicken Little" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Jackson Branch Library, 106 Main St., Jackson. 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. Friday, June 19, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Kristy Whitley will give a program titled Food for Thought: Plant-based Nutrition. Sign-up is required. For more information, call 803-642-7630.

The Wise Outrageous Women and the Red Hats will meet at noon Wednesday, June 19, at Red Lobster, 950 Aiken Mall Drive S.W. Those attending should bring birthday cards for Ann and Penny. For more information, call Joyce at 803-594-1299.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

A Death by Chocolate event will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. This program is foe rising sixth through 12th graders. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Savannah River Ecology Lab will give a program on local wildlife at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Nancy Bonnette Public Library, 204 Park St. N.E., Wagener. The program is for rising 5K to fifth graders. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Men's Caregiver Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Benton House, 530 Benton House Way.

A juried art exhibit titled "Open Session" and the artwork of Garland Gooden will be on display 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

The Aiken Bridge Club will hold a fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Croft House, 356 York St. Proceeds and donations will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. For more information, call Ron Jaeger at 803-514-2681 or Alan Brooks at 803-644-6355.

The Morris Museum of Art will present a story and craft for rising 5K to fifth graders at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Ave., North Augusta. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken Community Theatre Youth Wing will perform at 3 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Ave., North Augusta. The program is designed for rising 5K to fifth graders. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Play and Grow drop in for ages 0-5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, June 21 and 28, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Children will be able to play with DUPLO blocks, toys, puppets and more. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

A Teen Cuisine program will be held June 10, 13, 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Single, Single Again will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at What's Cookin', 123 Laurens St. N.W. For more information email Carla Noziglia at skipncar@agol.com.

A Home Ownership Expo will be held XX Saturday, June 22, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The event will feature speakers, a trade show, fun and games, mortgage and credit counseling, food trucks, door prizes and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1891.

Fire Over Aiken will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Aiken Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive. Admission is free. The event will feature rides, a kid's funhouse, a Jurassic adventure inflatable, a kid's talent show, food and vendor booths. For more information, email fireoveraiken@atlanticbb.net.

A Juneteenth Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. The event will feature arts, food, crafts, vendors, live music and health screenings. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-226-0269 or visit caahac.org.

The Edgefield Preservation Association will hold A Tour of Buncombe Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. One of the most historic sections of Edgefield, Buncombe Street is filled with beautiful old homes and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children 12 and younger are free. A lunch fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tompkins Library, 104 Edgefield Square, Edgefield. Lunch tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets for both events can be purchased at the library. All proceeds will benefit Willowbrook Cemetery and the Edgefield Chain Gang Buildring and Cemetery Restoration. For more information, call Tonya Guy at 803-637-4010 or visit oedgs.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23