MONDAYS

Al-Anon meets every Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, in room 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. Anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend is welcome. For more information, call 803-642-2898.

The Aiken Duplicate Bridge Club hosts a duplicate bridge game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. All player are welcome, regardless of duplicate experience. Games are held at the Croft House, 356 York St. N.E. During the month of February, players without partners will be provided one for the Monday game. 

HarborChase of Aiken, 1385 Silver Bluff Road, will offer a Silver Sneakers Zumba class at 9:45 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The class is free for area seniors. For more information, call 803-642-8444.

Zumba classes with Bobbie will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9:30 a.m. The cost is $6 per class or $50 for 10 classes. For more information, email bobbie5115@aol.com or visit bobbiefarmer.zumba.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and a women’s meeting is held on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

The City of Aiken’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will hold Toddler Time on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 36 months and younger and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 5 years and younger at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Daily visits are $2 per child, or participants may purchase a 10-visit punch pass for $15. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Bingo is held every Monday at 7 p.m. at Columbus Club, 1003 Spaulding Drive, just off Dougherty Road. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., the event starts at 7 p.m. and finish by 9:30 p.m. A snack bar will be open.

AikenAugusta Duplicate Bridge meets Mondays starting at 10 a.m. at HarborChase of Aiken, 1385 Silver Bluff Road. Game fee is $5. The game is ACBL sanction. For more information, email aikenaugustabridge@gmail.com.

Yoga classes are offered at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center on Tuesday mornings at 8:45, Thursday mornings at 10 and Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30. New students are welcome at anytime and the first class is free. Tickets are $41 for 10 tickets for City residents. (Out-of-City fees apply for residents outside the City limits.) For information about these or other classes at the Center, call 642-7631.

Aiken Women In Black will hold a Vigil for Peace from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market. These nonpartisan vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence. 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 or Lynn at 803-226-5546.

TUESDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

Al-Anon meets each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend is welcome.

The Aiken for Comfort Nar-Anon Family group will meet on Tuesdays in the conference room (former Handbell Room) of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.nar-anon.org.

Celebrate Recovery groups for men and women struggling with hurts, habits or addiction meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. For more information call 803-599-1503.

Fitness with Ty will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. Classes will alternate between Pound, Zumba, Mixxed Fit and Piloxing. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142.

Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane, has trivia every Tuesday. For more information, visit mellowmushroom.com.

The Aiken County Farmers Market, 118 Williamsburg St., is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon or until the farmers sell out. For more information, call 803-293-2214.

Awesome Aiken Al-Anon family group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. in the house behind First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive S.W. For more information, call 803-761-1601.

The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons hosts a Survivor Support Group every Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. The group is an open and ongoing group for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All are welcome to this confidential and supportive group. For more information, call 803-649-0480.

Storytime in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesdays in Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Storytime is free and will meet through Oct. 30. Participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Snacks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, Storytime will be held at the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. For more information, call 803-642-7631. For weather information, call 803-643-4661.

The Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. All levels of players are welcome. For more information, call Gary Warnock at 803-226-9280 or Tommy Harman at 803-599-8962. 

A free tour of Banksia, the Winter Colony home of Richard Flint Howe, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month through November 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 lwalker@aikencountysc.gov. Reservations are required.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Group of Aiken meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Trinity on Laurens, 213 Laurens St. N.W. The group is facilitated by Mindy Harmon. For more information, call 803-507-2214.

WEDNESDAYS

Pizza Joint, 125 Richland Ave. W., hosts trivia every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

Midday Midweek Mindfulness meets every Wednesday from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Perfect for rebooting focus and energy. Accommodates work clothes. For more information, contact Dana Rideout, licensed professional counselor and trained yoga instructor, at 803-226 0379.

THURSDAYS

A Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings are held at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W. For more information, email AikenSAA1@gmail.com. For general SAA information, visit the national website at saa-recovery.org.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz at The Willcox on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane, has live music every Thursday. For more information, visit mellowmushroom.com.

Tai Chi will be held Thursdays at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 900 Kerr Drive. Classes for beginners will meet at 3 p.m., and advanced classes will meet at 5:30 p.m.

The Aiken Toastmasters will meet from 6:45 to 8 p.m. every other Thursday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Meetings are free. Toastmasters helps people develop communication skills for presentations and public speaking. Visitors are welcome.

Coloring for Grownups is held from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of the month 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, call 803-642-2020 x 1131.

Amp the Alley will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Different bands will perform each week, and outdoor seating and dining options are available.

FRIDAYS

Karaoke will be held every Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, 208 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-649-0082.

A group of local Public Safety Personnel has started an AA group for active and retired law-enforcement, fire and EMS personnel. The group meets every Friday at noon at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road, Augusta. For more information, contact Patrick Cullinan at 706-533-3352 or pcullinan@sspba.org.

A couples and singles dance will be held the second and fourth Friday of the month from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Aiken DAV, 2194 Columbia Highway N., with live music by Yesterday’s Sounds. Admission is $8. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 803-292-3680 or Furman Redd at 706-825-8776.

SATURDAYS

The City of Aiken offers a historic trolley tour on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour leaves from the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E., and costs $15. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-644-1907.

Just Us will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month at the DAV, 2194 Columbia Highway N. Admission is $6. For more information, call Carroll Matthews at 803-640-4114.

Joyce Rude and the Rude Dudes will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at the DAV, 2194 Columbia Highway N. 

SUNDAYS

A Yoga for Anxiety class will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays at Aiken Yoga, 116 Pendleton St. S.W. The class is led by Ilaina Van Pelt. No previous yoga experience is necessary. The cost is $15. For more information, call Rideout at 803-295-7517 or Aiken Yoga at 803-514-8833.

Karen Klock is the features editor at the Aiken Standard. She can be reached at 803-644-2385.

A native of Aiken, Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.