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The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Aiken Concert Band 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, the performances will be moved to H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Only service animals are allowed in Odell Weeks. The rain-out hotline at 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit

The Civil War Round Table of Augusta will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Goodwill's Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. Meeting is $23 and includes dinner. Dues are $25 per year or $40 per couple. The guest speaker will be Edward Hightower of Clark Atlanta University. His topic will be Reconstruction. For more information, contact Gwen Fulcher Young at 706-736-2909 or

The Aiken County Democratic Women's Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the activity building of Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. E.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold its lunch box lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2721 Whiskey Road. Tom Bruce, from Carolina Daylillies, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be daylillies, hostas and irises. For more information, visit

The William Stroud Society Children of the American Revolution will meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. Lindsey Yaun, state vice president, will be the guest speaker. The topic will be the S.C. CAR state project and the Tamassee School. The group also will hide its Aiken Rocks and firm up the parade entry. For more information, call Patty Rasmussen at 803-649-5640.


The Adult Book Club will meet from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information or to register, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 x.1131.

A presentation titled "Remembering World War II" will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. The presentation will feature some of the oral histories from area veterans collected in the book, "In Their Own Words: Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II." A short segment from the DVD will be shown during the presentation, and books and DVDs will be available for purchase. For more information, visit

A free tour of Banksia, the Winter Colony home of Richard Flint Howe, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Linda Johnson will lead the tour, and will discuss how much the building has changed over the last 80 years. The tour is limited to 15, and is on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to reserve a space, call 803-642-2015 or email Reservations are required.

Author Dorothea Benton Frank will sign copies of her latest book, "By Invitation Only," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Books-A-Million, 2441 Whiskey Road. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres from Sidehill Farm and Vermont Shepherd Cheeses.

The Augusta Choral Society will present A Pause to Remember, honoring our military and first responders, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta. Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors and $10 for students and military. For more information, call 706-826-4731 or visit

Let's Talk About It: Choices Have Consequences will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Innovative Learning at Pinecrest, 1050 Pinecrest Ave. N.W. The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Insiders (youth) will share their stories about choices and consequences. Franklin Green, with the SCDJJ, is the program coordinator. The program is designed for youth ages 11-17 and their families. For more information, call 803-649-1900.

The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the dining room of St. John Towers, 724 Greene St., Augusta. Dr. Justin Yancey, a fellow with the Movement and Memory Disorders Clinic at Augusta University, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Medications and Parkinson's Disease. For more information, call Mary Ann Navarro at 706-364-1662.


A Preview Party and Fashion Show will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, to celebrate the grand opening of the new SPCA Albrecht Center Thrift Show in the Mitchell Shopping Center, 1589 Whiskey Road. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road; and Aiken Saddlery, 1044 E. Pine Log Road. For more information, visit

Sandra Savell, author of "Dear Clueless: A Daughter's Journey through Alzheimer's Caregiving," will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Anchor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center of Aiken, 550 East Gate Drive. To RSVP or for more information, call 803-640-7365.


Tech Tutors will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those seeking help should make sure their device is fully charged. For more information, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ex. 1131.

A Memory Care Cafe will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, 105 North Hills Drive, North Augusta. Sandra Savell, author of "Dear Clueless," will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-819-0034.

PFLAG will met at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. All are welcome.


The 2018 Memorial Day Parade is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in downtown Aiken. For more information, visit

American Legion Post 153 in Langley will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Bath Memorial Veterans Park. There will be a guest speaker and patriotic music. All veterans and their families are invited.

An Introduction to Airbrush 101 class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Art & Soul of Aiken, 208 The Alley. The course will cover single vs. double action, basic airbrush maintenance, air supply concerns, fundamentals of spraying, paints/inks, basic spray issues, compressor suggestions, gravity vs. suction feeds, mediums and airbrush cleaning. The cost is $75. Jeremy Sutherland will lead the class. For more information, visit

A Spring Kids Fashion Show will take place in The Alley in downtown Aiken on Saturday, May 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The fashion show is free; residents are encouraged to bring a chair. For more information, contact stylist Nicole Simpkins at 803-507-0937.

Archie Jordan will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive. Admission is $15, and is open to non-members. A barbecue buffet will be served for $14.95 per person. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 803-270-7993.