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TODAY

The Aiken High School FFA spring plant sale will continue today at the greenhouse on the campus of Aiken High School, 449 Rutland Drive. For more information, call 803-641-2500.

The Trenton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on Laurens Street at 10 a.m. Thursday.

An Easter Egg Roll will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. The event is for children ages 12 and younger and will feature an egg roll, games and prizes. The registration deadline is today. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2015 or email lwalker@aikencountysc.gov.

SCE&G will hold a community meeting on the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program at 6 p.m. today at Kelly Edwards Elementary School, 1071 Elko St., Williston. Attendees will learn about the program's energy-saving measures including LED light bulbs, kitchen faucet aerators, electric water heater wraps, water pipe insulation, advanced power strips, water heater temperature and HVAC filter installation. 

Dr. Roy Seeger, an English professor at USC Aiken, will lead a discussion titled "100 years of Gwendolyn Brooks" at 4 p.m. today at the Gregg-Graniteville Library, 152 Scholar Loop. The discussion will focus on the impact of Brooks' political poetry.

Howard Wayt, an author and railroad and steam engine expert, will speak at 6 p.m. today at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. For more information, call Tammy Cook at 803-649-3319.

Amp The Alley will be held at 7 p.m. today in The Alley. Patterson & Nale will perform.

FRIDAY

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Student Activities Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, April 4, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Social time starts at 6 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will Jim Lorraine. His topic will be Nonprofits: The Good, Bad and Ugly, and will cover how to be an informed donor and volunteer. The cost is $24 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make a reservation, call Mary Lou Dewar at 803-649-4589 or email mld29803@gmai.com. Those who reserve but fail to show are expected to pay the $24 as the chapter is billed that amount.

Your Doctor is In, an art exhibit featuring works by local physicians in celebration of Doctor's Day, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and include food and beverages. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-641-9094 or visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

SATURDAY

FOTAS is having an Easter egg hunt adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. Find an Easter egg and get a free pet bed with an adoption. Adoption fees are $35 for dogs/puppies are $35, and $10 for cats/kittens. Free refreshments will also be served. For more information, call 803-642-1537.

Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism will hold its Easter Eggstravaganza from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. The event will feature an egg hunt, games, hot dogs, drinks and candy. For more information, call 803-593-4698.

Pacers & Polos, the third leg of Aiken's Triple Crown, will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Powderhouse Polo Field, 820 Powderhouse Road S.E. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and polo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children in advance or $10 for adults and $5 for children at the gate. Tickets are available at AllStar Tents and Events in Graniteville, the USCA Athletic Department, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center and Lionel Smith Ltd. Tickets to the VIP Hospitality Tent are $70 before March 16; otherwise tickets are $85. Tent tickets will be available at the gate and include a buffet lunch hosted by Dr. Sandra Jordan, USCA Chancellor, railside VIP viewing and seating, parking and an open bar. Proceeds benefit scholarships for USCA students. Parking is $5 per car and includes a souvenir program. FOr more information or to purchase tickets, call the USCA Athletic Department at 803-641-3331 or visit usca.edu/pacersandpolo.

Morris College will hold a college information and student recruiting event at Ridge Spring/Monetta High School at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31.

The City of Aiken Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual community Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. The event is for children ages 10 and younger. The cost is $3 per child in advance and $4 at the door. Tickets are available at Smith-Hazel. For more information,c all 803-642-7634.

The St. John's United Methodist Church PrimeTime Travel Group will take a motorcoach trip to the Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Columbia on Friday, May 11. Participants will tour the Riverbanks Zoo, take a break for lunch, visit the Mast General Store and tour the botanical gardens. To confirm the trip, sufficient reservations must be made by Saturday. The cost is $125 per person and includes transportation, on-board snacks, admissions and lunch. This trip is open to anyone. For more information, call Joan Bodkin at 803-640-8812.

An Airbrush Introduction 101 workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Art & Soul of Aiken, 208 The Alley. The cost is $112. The workshop, led by Jeremy Sutherland, will cover single vs. double action, basic airbrush maintenance, air supply concerns, fundamentals of spraying, paints and inks, basic spray issues, compressor suggestions, gravity vs. suction feeds, mediums and airbrush cleaning. For more information visit artandsoulofaiken.com.