The April Luncheon of the Aiken Newcomers’ Club, an organization for women, will be held on Tuesday, April 9. Cost for the program, which includes lunch, is $15 – cash or check. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30. This month’s program will feature speakers from Aiken Regional Medical Center on their current offerings to the community. Community Service will be collecting cash or checks for the Golden Harvest Food Bank, a locally supported, charitable food distribution center serving such charities as senior citizen programs, day care centers and group homes for the disabled. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon Thursday April 4th by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; the website at aikennewcomers.com; or by phone: A-L Lynn Gluvna 734-657-6789, M-Z Carol Wittig 803-624-3199.
Student artwork will be on display May 16 through June 2 at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center. The center, housed in the North Augusta Municipal Center at 100 Georgia Avenue, is open the first Sunday of each month. The art show, sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, will kick off with a free reception May 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. Elementary, middle and high school awards, as well as Best in Show, will be presented at the 6 p.m. awards ceremony. For more information, visit naartscouncil.com.
The Edgefield Preservation Association is hosting "A Day with the Gang" on May 18 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will assist in the restoration and preservation of the building and cemetery, and they are asking anyone who has recollections, photographs and/or artifacts from the old Chain Gang Building in Edgefield. If anyone has any information about the old Chain Gang Building, contact Tanya at 803-637-4010.