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File photo of a past SpringFest art exhibit.

A Star Wars Finale event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. The event, for rising 5K to fifth graders, will feature Star Wars crafts and games as well as photos with members of the 501st Legion. For more information, visit

The Greater North Augusta Chamber is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting celebration for Endurance Fitness, on Aug. 1 at 3:30 p.m. Endurance Fitness is located at 125 Merovan Dr., North Augusta. Tours of the facility will be available for guests during the open house following the ribbon cutting. Endurance Fitness is a locally owned fitness facility designed to accommodate all fitness levels through small group training.

There will be a meeting of the Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of Tri-Development Center on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken. 

The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors will hold its 50th anniversary National Show and Expo from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta. Tickets are $5. Children ages 15 and younger will be admitted at no charge. For more information, email Bill Baab at

The Augusta Genealogical Society will hold its annual symposium and workshop Aug. 9 and 10 at First Baptist Church Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta. Workshops on Tax Roll Strategies and Local Land Records will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and will cover "Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online"; "Follow: What Can be Learned Offline About a Case Solved Online"; "Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogy Brick Walls"; and "Converting a Bunch of Information into a Credible Conclusion." Symposium admission is $50-$55 for members and $55-$60 for non-members and includes snacks, lunch, syllabus and lectures. Workshop admission is $35-$45 for members and $40-$50 for non-members.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. There is no program during the summer meetings. The Community Service Committee will be collecting donations for Christ Central Ministries to provide school supplies. The cost for the luncheon is $15. The club is open to all women in the Aiken area regardless of how long they have lived in the area. To make a reservation or cancel a reservation, call Karen Carmen at 757-593-9013 or email Reservations or cancellations are due by noon on Aug. 8.

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

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 or email or contact Pam at