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Today's events for April 21

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TODAY

ACTS will hold a food distribution from 9:30-11 a.m. today at the Ridge Spring Farmer's Market, 906 W. Main St., Ridge Spring. A valid photo ID is required. For more information, call 803-642-5919.

STAR puppy classes will be offered at 9 a.m. beginning today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and those who qualify will be eligible for the AKC STAR award at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 20 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 10 a.m. beginning today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Dogs will learn basic commands including come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc., and topics will include basic dog care and what to expect from training. Dogs must be 5 months and older, have a current rabies vaccination and be registered with the city if the owner lives within the city limits. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

THURSDAY

A Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Presented by Dana Ray Massey and Herlong and Doran Financial Group, the trivia night will pit teams against each other in a game show-like atmosphere to raise money for Children's Place. Audience admission is $25. To purchase tickets in advance, herlonganddorantrivianight.com. For more information, email brandi@allisonsouthmarketing.com.

FRIDAY

ACTS will hold a food distribution from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday at the New Ellenton Community Center, 212 Pine Hill Ave., New Ellenton. A valid photo ID is required. For more information, call 803-642-5919.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday via Zoom. The speaker will be Glen Hendry with the S.C. Bluebird Society. The topic will be bluebirds. Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

SATURDAY

The City of Aiken will hold a Movie in the Park event at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. "The Croods: A New Age," rated PG, will be shown. Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets. The event is free, but food trucks will be on hand. For more information, call 803-642-7634 or visit cityofaikensc.gov/movie.

CanHope will hold an outside Paint Party fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the picnic shelter at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road S.E. Registration is $30 and includes canvas, paint supplies and artist instruction. For more information or to register, email miranda.m.church@gmail.com

The Mead Hall Episcopal School Strawberry Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the school's St. Thaddeus Campus, 129 Pendleton St. S.W. For more information, email pto@meadhallschool.org.

FAMCO will hold an event titled, "Communication: The No. 1 Contributor to the Success or Failure of any Marriage," from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Life Choices Pregnancy Care, 1900 Whiskey Road. Larry Glover, a certified behavioral health counselor, licensed drug and alcohol substance abuse counselor, will be the guest speaker. Snacks will be provided. The cost is $5. For more information, call Roger Rollins at 803-640-4689 or email rogerrollins@atlanticbb.net.

The Sister-2-Sister Women's Ministry will hold a Clothes Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Four Mile Missionary Baptist Church, 601 Jackson Ave., New Ellenton. Clothes will be available for men, women and children. The Rev. Christopher L. Holley is the pastor.

The Ridge Spring-Monetta FFA Fern Sale will be held through May 15 at the high school's greenhouse. Boston, macho, pom pom and asparagus ferns are available. Pots and large baskets are $15, smaller baskets are $10. For more information, email tcrim@acpsd.net.

Aiken Equine Rescue will hold a Hooves, Paws and Claws Farm Auction fundraiser at noon Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Aiken Equine Rescue, 532 Glenwood Drive. On Saturday, smaller items will be available. Sunday will offer larger equipment and machinery. The cost is $10 to attend. 

SUNDAY

Unified Church of South Carolina, 338 Pine Log Road, Beech Island, will hold in-person worship services at 8 a.m. Sunday, Temperature checks will be performed. Face masks and social distancing are required. Apostle Perry Smith Sr. is the pastor. For more information, call 706-373-6462.

MONDAY

The 10th annual Support1 Golf Tournament will be held Monday at The River Club, 307 Riverside Blvd., North Augusta. Check-in is 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The tournament is captain's choice. The cost is $300 per three-person team. Emergency first responders will receive a $25 discount. For more information or to register, email info@support1.org.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Southern Elite Cloggers and Dance will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

The ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Midlands will meet via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26. For more information, visit attentiondeficithelp.com.

APRIL 27

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rye Patch in Hopelands Gardens, 100 Berrie Road. Story Time in the Gardens will be held every Tuesday through May. There will be no Story Time on April 6. This event is for ages 8 and younger. Admission is free. 

A book club for adults will meet online from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. The book selection for April is "Where the Crawdads Sing," by Delia Owens. To participate, sign up at the reference desk of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks and social distancing are required.

APRIL 29

The Women of Woodside will hold a luncheon and fashion show at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the outdoor venue at The Reserve Club, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. Clothing will be provided by Capsule. Violinist Adam DePriest will perform. A black onyx necklace donated by Floyd & Green Jewelers will be raffled. For more information, email joycembowers@atlanticbb.net.

APRIL 30

Edgefield County Acoustic – Guitar Pull will perform from 7-8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Mims Park, 514 Lee St., Johnston, as part of the Community Concerts in the Park Series. Admission is free. Those attending are asked to bring their own chairs. Coolers and alcohol are not permitted. For more information, visit johnstondevelopmentcorp.org

The Western Carolina Antique Tractor & Lawn Tractor Pull Show will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, and 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive. Admission is free on Friday and $10 per person on Saturday. Children 12 and younger are free. The event will feature antique tractors, a truck and car show, and food and craft vendors. For more information, call 803-215-8516 or 803-480-0187.

The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, May 5, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Social time starts at 6 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be David Tavernier. He will discuss Aiken's Winter Colony. The cost is $24 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. today. For more information or to make a reservation, call Dave Twigg at 803-262-5567 or email dtwigg62@gmail.com. Those who reserve but fail to show are expected to pay the $24 as the chapter is billed that amount.

MAY 1

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 1, the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The Shireys and Children of Promise will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

MAY 6

The Aiken Toastmasters Club will hold hybrid meetings at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month in-person at Christ Central, 267 Laurens St. S.E., and via Zoom. For more information, email toastmastersaiken1355@gmail.com.

MAY 13

The James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of the Marine Corps League will meet from 6:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Knights of Columbus building, 100 Spaulding Drive. New members are needed. Membership is open to all honorably discharged Marines, FMF Corpsmen and chaplains. For more information or to join, call Commandant Col. Davis (Ret.) at 803-722-6247 or email tarheelmarine1@gmail.com.

MAY 15

The deadline to register for the 2021 Memorial Day Parade is May 15. The parade is set for Saturday, May 29, starting at 10 a.m. at Park Avenue and Union Street. Participation is open to businesses, youth organizations, schools, churches, local bands, veteran and military service organizations, all to honor the sacrifices and service of military members and their families. Participation is free, but participants must register. For more information or to register, visit www.aikenmemorialdayparade.com or email, aikenmemorialdayparade@gmail.com.

The Ridge Spring-Monetta FFA Fern Sale will be held through May 15 at the high school's greenhouse. Boston, macho, pom pom and asparagus ferns are available. Pots and large baskets are $15, smaller baskets are $10. For more information, email tcrim@acpsd.net.

May 17

Celebrity Waiter Night, a fundraiser for Children's Place Inc., will be held Monday, May 17. Volunteers and local “celebrities” will team up in 12 Aiken venues, including The Alley Downtown Taproom, Blue Collard, Casa Bella, Fuse, Grumpy's Sports Pub, Malia’s, Mellow Mushroom, Newberry Hall, The Stables Restaurant, Tailgate Tavern, The Village Café and Whiskey Alley. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information, call 803-641-4144 or visit childrensplaceinc.org

 


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