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Today's events for Oct. 3

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U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina

TODAY

A rally for Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., will be held at 2:15 p.m. today at Bisquecuts and Glazy, 949 Pine Log Road. To register, visit eventbrite.com and use code Victory2022.

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4-5:30 p.m. today at the entrance to Aiken Estates, across from the Fresh Market along Whiskey Road. Join us for the first vigil of autumn. The vigils in witness against war and all forms of violence meet the first and third Monday of the month and are held rain or shine and on holidays. All, including children and men, are welcome. If you can't stand, bring a chair. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

TUESDAY

DayBreak Adult Care Services, the City of Aiken, Trinity on Laurens and Be Well Home Services will offer an educational series titled Living, Loving and Lifelong Learning. The October class, titled Dementia, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost of the class is $5. For more information, call 803-226-028 or 803-643-2181.

Tuesday's Music Live will open its 34th season at noon Tuesday with ViMaDian Duo at St. Paul's Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by Pamela Dorminey-Uros and Nick Uros, given by her family in loving memory of Mrs. Betty Dorminey. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

discussion of the book and film “The Mermaid Chair" by Sue Monk Kidd will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of the Let's Talk About It – South Carolina Writers on Page and Screen. Dr. Matt Miller will lead the discussion. For more information or to check out a copy of the book or movie, visit abbe-lib.org or call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department in partnership of Trinity on Laurens and DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold a series titled 4Ls: Living, Loving and Lifelong Learning for Senior Adults. The second session of this four-part series will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The topic will be How to Keep the Bad Guys from Winning. The cost to attend is $5. For more information, call 803-643-2179 or email bloging@cityofaikensc.gov

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 in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

THURSDAY

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will celebrate its 10th anniversary with Wags, Wine and Whiskey from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Constantine House, 3406 Richland Ave. W. Tickets are $75. The event will offer dinner, cash bar, music by the Aiken Civic Orchestra String Quartet, silent auction and raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit letlovelive.org.

dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of the Love to the Rescue wall will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Osbon Cleaners, 136 Pendleton St. S.W. The wall of art honors all rescues and adopted shelter pets. The images were created by high school students and local artists. The ceremony is open to the public.

The USC Aiken Department of Theatre will open its 2022-23 season with Lauren Gunderson's revenge comedy, "Exit, Pursued By A Bear" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, and can be purchased online at etheredgecenter.universitytickets.com or by calling 803-641-3305.

All The Things will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in The Alley as part of the Amp The Alley music series.

"Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris," rated PG, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Town and Country Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. in The Faith Center of St. John’s UMC’s. The speaker will be Annie Pezanno, discussing Aiken Steeplechase changes and the new venue. Guests are welcomed. For more information, contact Sherri at 912-508-2581.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

FRIDAY

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a Lowcountry Boil from 6-9 p.m. Friday on the museum grounds, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple, and include games, beer and wine, live music and catering by JC's Seafood. There also will be a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit achmfriends.org./events.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Game Night from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. The event will feature food, games, door prizes and more. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration is open through Friday. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

The Cumbee Center will hold its 2022 Thriving Together Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Coach T's and the Fuse Mobile Food Trucks will be availalbe for lunch. Registration is required. For more information or to register, email thrivingtogether2022.eventbrite.com.

The 70th Atomic City Festival will be held Friday and Saturday in New Ellenton. This year’s festival will include craft vendors, food trucks, car show, live music fireworks and more. For more information, visit newllentonsc.com.

OCT. 8

A Fall Farm Fest will be held from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Aiken County Farmers Market, 115 Williamsburg St. S.E. For more information, call 803-293-7846.

The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will hold its 23rd annual POP Walk for the People of Parkinson’s fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, Augusta. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the walk at 10 a.m. The event will feature activities, refreshments, prizes, a silent auction and raffle. T-shirts are available for donations of $25. For more information or to register, visit popwalk.org, call 706-364-1662 or email info@parkinsonscra.org.

The Houndslake Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive. Food trucks Vino Caffeen'O and Palmetto Bowls will be on site.

American Legion Post No. 26 will hold a Family Fall Freedom Fest at XX on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the post home 636 Old Airport Road. The event will feature dancing, hayrides, silent auction, crafts, games and live music. Tickets are $10 per child or $25 per adult.

Vicky's Hands 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 in downtown Aiken in memory of Vicky Ostendorf (1960-2021). All proceeds will be donated to the GEM Scholarship program at Aiken High School. Each participant of this program is eligible for a scholarship to a school of their choosing. Register for $35 online at SmileAiken.com. Register before Sept. 24 to receive a T-shirt. Late registration is available for an additional fee, but no T-shirt is guaranteed.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

OCT. 9

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department in partnership with the Aiken Land Conservancy will hold a Down by the Bay event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. A presentation on the bay will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, followed by an outdoor event at the Carolina Bay on Price Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 803-642-7631.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don't have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

OCT. 11

"Where the Crawdads Sing," rated PG-13, will be shown at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken Newcomers Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a party at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Former, current and future members are invited to participate. There will be a slide show/video presentation featuring the club's 50-year history. For more information, visit www.aikennewcomers.com.

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 in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

OCT. 12

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

OCT. 13

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Tri-Development Center, 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

The Aiken Standard will hold its Women Today Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. The guest speaker will be Terry Lee, founder and executive director of the Overflow Foundation. Her topic will be Moving From Surviving to Thriving. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Anne Cline at 803-644-2362 or email acline@aikenstandard.com.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

FRIDAY

OCT. 14

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Game Night from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. The event will feature food, games, door prizes and more. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration is open through Friday, Oct. 7. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

The Cumbee Center will hold a Chili Cook-off from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Centers, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Free taste testing. Participants will be able to vote for their favorite chili. 

OCT. 15

The Aiken County Habitat for Humanity Tees Fore Keys Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Cedar Creek Golf Club, 2555 Club Drive. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $105 per person or $420 per four-person team. The registration deadline is Friday. For more information or to register, visit habitataiken.org.

The 14th annual Shoutfest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Beverly D. Clyburn Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. Admission is free. For more information, visit shout947.com.

Pass the Salt food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Free food will be available for local families, and free school supplies will be available for kids. 

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

OCT. 16

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Nature Rocks event from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in Hopelands Gardens. The event will feature nature activities and crafts, rock and face painting, story time with Mother Goose, a beekeeping demonstration and scavenger hunt. Parking will be at The Green Boundary, 780 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don't have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

OCT. 17

A Spooky Sports Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17-21 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The camp is open to students ages 5K through fifth grade. The cost is $100 per camper. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 803-642-7631.

FOTAS will hold its annual helicopter ball drop and Playing Fore the Pets Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 17, at the The Reserve Club at Woodside, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the ball drop at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer and includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, golfer gift and lunch. Tickets for the ball drop are $10 each, and are available to anyone. Those with ball drop tickets don't have to be present to win. For more information or to register, visit fotasaiken.org.

OCT. 18

Tuesday's Music Live will open its 34th season at noon Tuesday, Oct. 18, with The Martha and Kathleen Curtis Concert at St. Paul's Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by Platt's Funeral Homes. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

viewing of the film "The World Made Straight" based on the book of the same name by Ron Rash will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of the Let's Talk About It – South Carolina Writers on Page and Screen. A discussion of the book and film will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Dr. Andrew Geyer will lead the discussion. For more information or to check out a copy of the book or movie, visit abbe-lib.org or call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

Book Club group A will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 15 and 22 in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The group will discuss "Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Dare on Oct. 25, and "Once There Were Wolves" by Charlotte McConaghy on Nov. 22. Group B will meet Oct. 18 and discuss "Once There Were Wolves" by Charlotte McConaghy and will discuss the "Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Dare on Nov. 15. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will hold a neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive N.E.

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 in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

OCT. 19

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

OCT. 20

The Aiken Equine Rescue will hold its third annual Mane & Shell Oyster Roast and Lowcountry Boil from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the rescue, 532 Glenwood Drive. The event will feature wine, beer, live music by Augusta band MP4, live and silent auction and raffles. The event will be catered by JC's Seafood. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased at Equine Divine, 126 Laurens St. S.W.; Aiken Saddlery, 1090 E. Pine Log Road; JC's Seafood, 3189 Whiskey Road; and online at eventbrite.com

Straw Boss will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in The Alley as part of the Amp The Alley music series.

An Oktoberfest/Falloween Songbag event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Cathy Benedetto will perform a mixed bag of German Lieder, spooky humor, camaraderie and refreshments. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

OCT. 21

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, Oct. 21, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The guest speaker will be Jack and Cathy de Vroomen of the Marlboro Bulb Company in Greenwood. Their topic will be Planting Bulb Plants. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

A Fall Festival will be held from 4-7 pm. Friday, Oct. 21, at Aiken Memory Care, 2288 S. Centennial Ave. Reservations are required. Call Mariah at 803-640-5817.

OCT. 22

The 2022 Spooktacular will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. Costumes are welcome. There will be a trick-or-treat drive-thru. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142 or email tcooks@aikencountysc.gov.

A Howl-oween Costume Contest and Parade will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Downtown Dog, 150A Laurens St. S.W. Door prize registration/line-up will be at 3:45 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested. 

The Windsor Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Trunk-or-Treat at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Windsor Rec Center, 128 Old School Road, Windsor. For more information or to participate, visit windsorfdevents@yahoo.com.

The American Legion Riders Chapter 26 and the Aiken County Homeless Coalition are holding a Coat Drive and Cookout from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at American Legion Post 26, 636 Old Airport Road. All donated clothing will benefit the homeless in Aiken County. Hot dogs and hamburgers also will be sold.

The Augusta Choral Society will perform Durufle Requiem and Finale from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Performing with the choral society will be the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, soprano Indra Thomas, mezzo Alexis Davis-Hazell, tenor Johnnie Felder and bass Ramelle Brooks. Dr. J. Porter Stokes is the artistic director and conductor. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for students and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit augustacs.org.

The Annual Howl-oween Costume Contest and Laurels Street Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 22. Attendees will gather at Downtown Dog, located at 150-A Laurens St. S.W. Door prize registration and line-up will begin at 3:45. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. The event has a suggested donation of $5/dog, which goes directly to Team Stinkykiss Rescue.

The Augusta Choral Society will perform Durufle Requiem & Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Finale at 

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

OCT. 23

A quilt show will be held from Nov. 1-18. The show is open to all and will be held at the Aiken County Historical Museum at 433 Newberry St. S.W. Youth entries are encouraged. Categories include bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art/innovative, pictorial and miniatures. Entry forms must be submitted by Sept. 22. Entered quilts will be accepted at the Aiken County Historical Museum from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24. For more information, contact the museum at 803-642-2015 or visit www.carolinapinequilters.org.

New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road, will celebrate the pastoral anniversary of Pastor Ernest Thomas Sr. at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The guest speaker will be Bishop Alexander Dwight. For more information, call 803-270-0311.

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don't have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

OCT. 24

The Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and the Serenity Charity Club will accept applications for Christmas assistance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24-31 at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway. Assistance is for children 14 and younger. Applicants must have legal custody and must bring: current ID for all adults in the household, proof of dependents (birth certificates and Social Security cards), current bills (rent, utilities, etc.), and proof of income. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 803-663-6142 or email tcooks@aikencountysc.gov.

A quilt show will be held from Nov. 1-18. The show is open to all and will be held at the Aiken County Historical Museum at 433 Newberry St. S.W. Youth entries are encouraged. Categories include bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings, art/innovative, pictorial and miniatures. Entry forms must be submitted by Sept. 22. Entered quilts will be accepted at the Aiken County Historical Museum from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24. For more information, contact the museum at 803-642-2015 or visit www.carolinapinequilters.org.

OCT. 25

discussion of the book "The World Made Straight" by Ron Rash will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, as part of the Let's Talk About It – South Carolina Writers on Page and Screen. Dr. Andrew Geyer will lead the discussion. For more information or to check out a copy of the book or movie, visit abbe-lib.org or call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

Book Clubs will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 15 and 22 in the first floor meeting room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Group A will discuss "Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Dare on Oct. 25, and "Once There Were Wolves" by Charlotte McConaghy on Nov. 22. Group B will meet Oct. 18 and discuss "Once There Were Wolves" by Charlotte McConaghy and will discuss the "Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Dare on Nov. 15. 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 in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

The Depression Anxiety Bipolar Support Group of Aiken and Surrounding States will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email manicgh@yahoo.com

OCT. 26

An ACBL Sectional Bridge Game is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. A free bridge lesson will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, email AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

The Savannah River Site Museum, 224 Laurens St. S.W., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum features exhibits and resources related to the Savannah River Site and the Cold War. Admission is free. For more information, call 803-648-1437 or visit srsheritagemuseum.org

OCT. 27

A Cooking With Character program will be held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Aiken County Public Library. The cooking activity for this month will be herbed popcorn. Space is limited. Registration opens Saturday, Oct. 1. To register, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.For more information, visit abbe-lib.org

4 Cats in the Doghouse play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. 

OCT. 29

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold its annual Trunk-or-Treat event from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road. The program is for children age 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. There will be trick-or-treating, carnival games and music. Admission is $1 per child. For more information, call 803-293-7851 or email jgrimes@cityofaikensc.gov.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. 

OCT. 30

A Grief Share Group will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Cedar Creek Church – Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mille Road. The cost is $20 for materials. Participants don't have to be affiliated with Cedar Creek Church. For more information or to register, visit griefshare.org

NOV. 7

First Tee of Aiken will host its fourth annual Tee it up FORE Kids on Monday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Player check-in is at 9 a.m. The event will be held at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation. Fees are $120/person or $480/team and includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, mulligans and entry into the putting contest. For more information, visit firstteeaiken.org.