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File photo of a past SpringFest art exhibit.

On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. the North Augusta Democratic Club will hold its 5th annual Black History program at Hammond Grove Baptist Church. This year's guest speaker will be noted historian Mr. Wayne O'Bryant. Several presidential candidates are expected to attend. This event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 214 West Five Notch Road in North Augusta. 

There will be a meeting of the Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of Tri-Development Center on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m., 1016 Vaucluse Road in Aiken.

The Friends of the Greeneway will be holding a guided tour of the North Augusta Brick Pond Park on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Michaela Day from the City of North Augusta stormwater department will discuss native flora and fauna, as well as the history of the park. The tour is free and will depart from the North Augusta Municipal Building Parking lot at 100 Georgia Avenue. Please RSVP to adsliedickerson@gmail.com, or indicate you are going on the Friends of the Greenway Facebook event posting.

The Aiken County Republican Party meets the second Thursday of each month at the Aiken County Historical Museum-Banksia, 433 Newberry Street, SW in Aiken. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. while the Party Executive Committee conducts a business meeting separately. At 7 p.m. the Monthly Party meeting is held including formal speakers. All members and prospective members are invited. For more information or an agenda, please contact the chairman at chairmanaikengop@gmail.com.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 1002 Carolina Avenue, in North Augusta. PAL is a faith-based group open to anyone who has a loved one with addictions. For more information, contact Jeff at 706-260-8791, email jemcfadden@mayerelectric.com or contact Pam at jeffpammcfadden@hotmail.com