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File photo of a past SpringFest art exhibit.

The Beech Island Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the society's History and Visitors Center located at 144 Old Jackson Highway in Beech Island, S.C. The featured speaker will be Frederick Gehle, who will report on a 10-year project locating and interviewing veterans of World War II as participants in the National Veterans History Project. He will have for sale copies of the book, "In Their Own Words: Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II," that was the end result of the project. The public is invited to attend. For more information, email Jackie Bartley ( or call 706-833-3651 or the society at 803-867-3600.

George and Martha Washington will be the hosts of a high tea party at Horns Creek Church museum, located at 475 Old Stage Road in Edgefield, on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. The event is $30 and attendees can RSVP at 803-637-2233. Dress as a person of that era or wear your Sunday best. There will be an elaborate five-course repast with delicious, original Mt. Vernon tea and much more.

The 11th annual Prism Concert, hosted by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council is Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.. The event is free and open to the public at the First Baptist Church of North Augusta. Dr. Martin Jones is the guest pianist.

George and Martha Washington (Bill and Cara Elder) will speak on the constitution for the Constitution Week program of Martintown Road Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The public is invited to attend on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m., in the sanctuary of Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Avenue, North Augusta.

The Belvedere Fire District Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belvedere Fire Department located at 204 Hampton Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will hold a fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m., featuring live music from The Henrys and silent auction items called Blue Jeans and Bluegrass. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a barbecue dinner from Riverside Smoke. You may bring your own adult beverage and the dress is casual attire (blue jeans encouraged).

Little Miss/Teen Miss South Carolina will hold an Aiken-area preliminary pageant on Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Aiken Technical College Amphitheater open to ages 2-19. For more information or to request an application, visit

The 15th Annual Veteran's Concert hosted by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council will be held Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wesley Center of North Augusta's Grace United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

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