Upcoming events for the week of Aug. 13

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The North Augusta Rotary Club will meet on Thursdays at Manuel’s Bread Cafe in Hammond’s Ferry at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call Dan Rickabaugh at 803-640-4888.

The Pieceful Hearts Quilting Guild meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call 803-279-6456 or 706-790-4975.

The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Series will host a Women in Politics Panel on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Palmetto Terrace, 100 Georgia Ave., in the North Augusta Municipal Building. Networking starts at 11 a.m. and the program will start 30 minutes later. Panelists include: Pat Carpenter, North Augusta City Council; JoAnne Day, South Carolina League of Women Voters; Lawana McKenzie, Aiken County Council; and Lessie Price, Aiken City Council. The event will feature a luncheon catered by Memorable Affairs Catering, and a forum regarding political issues and strengthening the belief that it’s never too late to get involved with the political system in. For ticket information and to reserve a seat visit NorthAugustaChamber.org. .

North Augusta Gardens Apartments will hold its Back to School Splash Down on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. Mossy Creek Elementary’s Turtle Express will give out school supplies at 3 p.m., the fire department will cool kids off at 4 p.m., and 30 free haircuts will be provided by Hats Off Grooming Lounge at 5 p.m. Drinks and hot dogs will also be provided by the North Augusta Fire Department. Motivational speaker Lewis Jackson will speak at 5:30 p.m., and a community bake off will be held. DJ and producer Bizzo Beats will provide music. All items are first come, first served. Children not accompanied by someone 16 or older will be unable to participate. Any donations of money, school supplies and/or hot dogs can be given to the rental office.

Friday, Aug. 15

The Pure Puerto Rican Paso Federation will host the Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino at the Hippodrome on Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16. The show will be free to any spectators. The purpose of the Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino Federation is to preserve, protect and promote the Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino horse. These efforts include maintaining registry, providing educational opportunities, shows and activities.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Bill Baab, author of “The Retail Dairies of Aiken, Columbia & Richmond Counties,” will speak about his book at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. A milk and cookies hour, featuring coloring sheets, word games and a contest for kids, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. There is also a short poem “Milk & Cookies Rhyme Contest” for children. Entries can be brought to the ballroom of the museum, and the winner may be chosen to go on the museum’s milk bottle. A gift card to Moe’s of Aiken will be awarded to the winner by the County Commissioner (and Haskell’s Dairy descendant) Alex (Sandy) Haskell. An exhibit featuring Aiken County dairy companies will be located on the main floor of the museum through mid-September. For more information, call 803-642-2015.

Traditions in Real Estate will host a North Augusta Elementary Clean Up Day on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8 a.m. at North Augusta Elementary School. Other local businesses have gotten involved through donations including Aiken Ophthalmology, Chris Heath with Nationwide Insurance, Jennifer Stewart with First Bank Mortgage, and Dumpster Depot will be sending volunteers to help. For more information about donating or volunteering, call Jennifer Marfitt at 803-226-0284 or email jennifermarfitt@gmail.com.

Monday, Aug. 18

Art coach Thomas Needham will hold a Monday Painters Workshop every Monday through Aug. 25 at noon. The class will focus on acrylic, oil and watercolor. The cost is $27 per class, and classes are held at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. For more information, email taneedham@aol.com.

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