The Aiken County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. today at the school district office, located at 1000 Brookhaven Drive. To watch the meeting from home, a livestream will be available at acpsd.net.
The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet via Zoom at 6 p.m. today. Susan Beles, program and member relations director of Parkinson Place, will be the speaker. Parkinson Place offers free, ongoing classes like Tai Chi, singing, education programs and special groups for caregivers and those with Parkinson's. Classes are offered online at parkinsonplace.org. For more information or the Zoom meeting link and password, visit pakinsoncsra.org. The meeting also will be streamed live on Facebook.com/parkinsoncsra.
The Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.
The Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain virtual program from 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Thursday. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.
The Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.
The Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Peer2Peer: Cohesive Connections from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.
The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday via Zoom. The topic will be proper pruning techniques. Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.
An open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the McGrath Computer Learning Center in room 134 of the Business and Education building on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Visitors will be able to register for spring classes and meet instructors and coaches.
The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, March 3, 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 Eric Toler, executive director of the Georgia Cyber Center at Augusta University. His topic will be cyber security and the functions of the center. The cost is $21 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make a reservation, call Dave Twigg at 803-262-5567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who reserve but fail to show are expected to pay the $21 as the chapter is billed that amount.
The 11th Annual Black History Jazz Concert will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Tables of six are $54, $60 and $72. Preston & Weston will perform. Tables can be purchased at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-642-7634.
Story Time in the Gardens will begin its spring season at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Rye Patch in Hopelands Gardens, 100 Berrie Road. Story Time in the Gardens will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. during the months of March through May. There will be no Story Time on April 6. This event is for ages 8 and younger. Admission is free.
STAR puppy classes will be offered at 9 a.m. beginning Wednesday, March 3, 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 Wednesday, March 3, 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.
The Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of the Tri-Development Center will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at 5080 Jefferson Davis Highway, Beech Island. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 803-642-8800.
A gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Mercy's Well and the Pine Ridge Boys will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.
The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo's performance scheduled for Sunday, March 7, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival has been postponed and is in the process of being rescheduled.
Schofield Middle School and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Schofield Middle School, 224 Kershaw St. N.E. Masks are required. Donors must be 17 or older. For more information, call 803-641-2770.
The Aiken Center for the Arts will hold A Literal Blast: A Zoom Q&A that allows residents to get a glimpse into the life of area writers. The event will be held February through May and will feature four local authors with two sessions each. The first session will be a an introduction of the author and their book followed by a discussion of the book in session two. The March program will feature the book "The Southern Child"by Kathy G. Widener. Discussions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 9 and 16. The cost is $33 and includes a copy of the book. For more information or to register, stop by the ACA at 122 Laurens St. S.W., call 803-641-9094 or visit aikencenterforthearts.org.
An art show featuring the work of North Augusta students will be on exhibit through March 11 at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center, 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. For more information, call 803-441-4380.
The St. Paddy's Lucky Laces 5K will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at the James Brown Arena, 601 7th St., Augusta. Registration is $25 before Feb. 26, and $35 starting Feb. 27. Participants will receive a T-shirt, medal and bib. For more information or to register, visit stpaddsluckylaces5k.itsyourrace.com.
A Pastel Portraits in Person event will be held Saturday, March 13, at Pitter-Patter, 131 Laurens St. S.W. The cost is $169.95 per person. Appointments are required. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a space. All portraits are pastel profiles and measure approximately 11-by-14-inches. For more information, call 803-643-8000.
"Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till," written by and starring Mike Wiley will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $25-$50 and can be purchased online at usca.edu/etherredge-center or by calling the box office at 803-641-3305. The performance is part of the 2020-2021 Cultural Series, and has been made possible thanks to a partnership with the Center for African American History, Art and Culture.
The Schofield Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications regarding scholarship assistance. Any African American student who is in good academic standing and need of assistance may apply. An additional criteria would be that the applicant must have a close family member who either attended Schofield, was employed, or is currently employed at Schofield. The deadline for applications is March 19. Persons wishing to apply should secure an application from your local Aiken County high school or the office of Attorney George A.Anderson, 223 Park Ave., S.E., Aiken.
The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism will hold a Family Game Night from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration is required and will be open through Monday, March 15. Faces coverings will be required. For more information or to register, call 803-643-2181.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Adath Yeshurun Synagogue will offer a discussion on Aiken's Jewish history through the 1950s from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21, via Zoom. For more information, visit asourceoflight.org.
The Parker Quartet will perform on Tuesday, March 25, at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Banwell Ave., as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com. This performance is sponsored by Susan H. Adkins in memory of Dr. Carl R. Adkins.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Adath Yeshurun Synagogue will offer a discussion on Aiken's Jewish history post 1950s from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, via Zoom. For more information, visit asourceoflight.org.