Upcoming events for Thursday, May 8

  • Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:56 p.m.
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The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild has an exhibit of their work on the second floor of the library for the month of March. Left to right Mary Dell Telander, Evelyn Riggins, Janet Noble, Becky Buie, Mary Jo Langford, Arlene Lane and Anne Phillips.
Submitted photo The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild has an exhibit of their work on the second floor of the library for the month of March. Left to right Mary Dell Telander, Evelyn Riggins, Janet Noble, Becky Buie, Mary Jo Langford, Arlene Lane and Anne Phillips.

Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville, offers a Resistance Band Training class on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Joan Beam is the instructor. The cost is $10 per month for passholders and $15 for nonpassholders. This fee includes unlimited participation in all exercise classes. For more information, call 803-663-7552.

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

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., in room 121, on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Open to anyone who has the desire to stop eating compulsively or has other food issues. For more information, contact aikenoastjohns@live.com or call 641-1792 or 644-2953.

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will host Yappy Hour with live music from Scott and Drew, open dog park and a cash bar on Thursday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.LetLoveLive.org.

The Local Chapter No. 5241 of the AARP will meet on Thursday, May 8.

Hitchcock Place Senior Living, 102 Crepe Myrtle Court, will hold a free seminar by Daniel Burroughs, elder care attorney, on Veteran’s Administration Aid and Attendance Benefits on Thursday, May 8, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 803-257-2265.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club, a club for women, will meet on Tuesday, May 13, at Newberry Hall. Registration will begin at 10, followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. Judy Cross will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be the Character Counts Initiative. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $14, checks should be made out to the Aiken Newcomers’ Club. Reservations and cancellations may be made no later than noon on Thursday, May 8, by calling 803-514-2563 for last names beginning A-L or 803-643-3487 for last names beginning M-Z or by emailing name, phone number and number of guests to newcomers29803@gmail.com.

The Kiwanis Club of Aiken will meet on Thursday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse of Cumberland Village. Bill Collins, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site Coordinator for Aiken, will be the guest speaker.

The Aiken Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Participants should bring whatever project they are currently working on. Anyone interested in stitching needlepoint or wants to start is welcome. For more information, call 803-648-0997.

The Brigadier General Barnard E. Bee Camp No. 1575, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet on Thursday, May 8, at Bobby’s Bar-B-Q, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville, at 6 p.m. for a pay-as-you-go dinner. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Tom Plowden will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Red Shirts and Reconstruction. For more information, visit www.barnardebeecamp.com.

Friday, May 9

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

Yesterday’s Sounds will perform on Friday nights at the Aiken DAV, 2194 Columbia Highway N., from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Line dancing lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. Admission is $6. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 803-292-3680 or Furman Redd at 706-825-8776.

The MOMS Club of Aiken will hold a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons on Friday, May 9, at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road, at 6 p.m. The cost to register is $20, and all those registered by Wednesday, April 23, will receive a T-shirt. Registration the day of the race is $25. For more information, visit www.Active.com or www.aikenmomsclub.weebly.com.

The Augusta Coin Club will host its annual Spring Coin Show at the Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Augusta, May 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.augustacoinclub.org.

The Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out will be held on Friday, May 9, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St., Augusta. Tickets are $10, and a portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons. Tickets are available from Twila in South Carolina by calling 803-215-3805 or at Lav’s Boutique, 602 Shartom Drive, Augusta. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit http://bit.ly/1fq06qg.

The Aiken County Education Association-Retired will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Woodside Plantation Country Club. The program will be a presentation of the ACEA-R Scholarships. Reservations must be made by sending $16 to Sara Rutland, 10 Woodland Court, North Augusta, SC 29841 to arrive no later than May 5. For phone reservations, call 803-278-3037 no later than noon on Wednesday, May 7.

A yard sale fundraiser will be held May 9 and 10 indoors of the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1003 Spaulding Drive. Household goods, books, antiques, glassware, furniture, designer clothes, hats, yard items, pottery, lawn mowers and more will be sold at the event.

The Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., will host the Black Box Coffee House on Friday, May 9. The event will feature an open mic segment, a sneak preview of “9 to 5” and music from M’Aiken Music and Karen Gordon & Garden City Jazz. Tickets are $12 and include coffee and dessert. There is a cash bar selling beer and wine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call the ACP Box Office at 803-648-1438.

The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill will host Americana Folk Rock with Chris Morgan on Friday, May 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 803-648-1181 or visit www.rosehillestate.com.

The Kennedy Middle School PTO will host its second Spring Carnival on Friday, May 9, from 3 to 9 p.m. The event will feature carnival rides, inflatable rides, including a 20-foot water slide, games, concessions and other activities. Mega passes are $20 and tickets are $1 each.

The Mill will hold its grand opening open house on Friday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VFW Post 10601, 250 Hudson Road, will serve dinner on Friday, May 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meal will include a taco salad, refried beans, Spanish rice and dessert. The cost is $7. For more information, call 803-649-5781.

Saturday, May 10

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

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will hold Phideaux’s Flea Market and Dog Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost to reserve a booth is $50 or $200 for a season pass. Fees can be waived by agreeing to leave behind what doesn’t sell as a donation to the SPCA thrift shops. To reserve a booth, call Chrissey Miller at 803-648-6863 or visit www.LetLoveLive.org.

The DuPont Planetarium at the USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will show Solar System Adventure Tour at 8 p.m. and Blown Away: Wild World of Weather at 9 p.m. on Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Family Earth and Sky Night is May 10 and will feature hands-on activities and live animals from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Outdoor observing with members of the Augusta Astronomy Club will also be held. Family Earth and Sky Night activities are free. Tickets to the planetarium shows are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $2.50 for students 4K through 12th grade and $1 for USCA students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit www.rpsec.usca.edu.

Mead Hall, 129 Pendleton St. S.W., will hold its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature games strawberry desserts, vendor booths, a rock climbing wall, pie eating contests and more.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will host a Mother & Son Brunch on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. The brunch is for boys ages 2 to 13 and their mothers, grandmothers or aunts. Tickets are $9 per couple and must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

The Aiken Driving Academy will host a Parent/Teen Driving Challenge on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carolina Dragway, 302 Dragstrip Road. All participants must be registered, and there are 20 parent/student spots available. This is a free event. For more information or to register, visit www.aikendrivingacademy.com.

A yard sale fundraiser will be held May 9 and 10 indoors of the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 1003 Spaulding Dr. in Aiken. Household, books, antiques, glassware, furniture, designer clothes, hats, yard items, pottery, lawn mowers and more will be sold at the event.

Cold Creek Nurseries will offer an opportunity for kids to pot a plant with their mom or grandma in celebration of Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free activity. A fairy garden workshop will also be offered at 6 p.m. The cost is $15, and includes instructions, a container, soil, soil cover and pathway pebbles. Pre-registration and payment are required for the Fairy Garden Workshop. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-648-3592.

The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E., will celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature games, live music, balloons, refreshments, train rides for children and story time at the caboose. For more information, call 803-293-7846 or visit www.VisitAikenSC.com.

Author Mark Jones will discuss his book “Doin’ The Charleston: Black Roots of American Popular Music & the Jenkins Orphanage Legacy” at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., on Saturday, May 10, at 4 p.m.

In honor of National Bike Month, the Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee will host two education sessions addressing the rights, rules and responsibilities of bicyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles. The first session will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The second session will be held on Sunday, May 18, at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can drop in at any time during both sessions.

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will hold its last meeting before summer break at the Aiken Community Playhouse in the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., on Saturday, May 10. Youth Wing I, for students in fourth through seventh grades, will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and Youth Wing II, for students in grades eighth through 12th, will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Officer elections will be held during this meeting. No preregistration is required, and the workshops are free and open to any local student interested in the theatrical arts. For more information, call 803-648-1438.

The American Sewing Guild will meet on Monday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the community room of HarborChase Assisted Living, 1385 Silver Bluff Road. The topic of this month’s meeting is Bring Your Favorite Sewing Tool or Gadget. Sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 803-341-4934.

Sunday, May 11

M’Aiken Music will perform its concert Songs Through the Decades on Sunday, May 11, at 2 and 4 p.m. at the Aiken County Historical Museum. A fashion show featuring styles from each decade will accompany the music. Tickets are $10, and can be reserved by calling 803-646-0973.

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