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TODAY

The World Famous Alcoholic’s Anonymous group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays in the basement of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St., New Ellenton. 

The East Aiken Chargers Youth Tackle Football team will hold registration/practice from 6-8 p.m. today at East Aiken School of the Arts, 223 Old Wagener Road, Graniteville. For more information, call Victoria Patterson at 803-640-2209.

The Town of Windsor will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today in the activity building of Windsor First Baptist Church. Masks are required. One person per family is asked to attend. For more information, call 803-571-0788 or 803-270-7003.

TUESDAY

The 2021 CSRA Job & Career Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. Some businesses in attendance include Aiken Tech, Augusta University Health, Bridgestone, Crowne Plaza North Augusta, MAU Workforce Solutions, SRP Federal Credit Union, T-Mobile and more. Admission is $5, and includes standing-room only to watch the game. For more information, visit greenjacketsbaseball.com.

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The meeting will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

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 [email protected] 

THURSDAY

The James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of the Marine Corps League will meet from 6:30 p.m. Thursday  at the Knights of Columbus building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. New members are needed. Membership is open to all honorably discharged or currently serving Marines. Associate membership is opened to all branches of the military and family members. For more information, visit aikenmc1939.org.

FRIDAY

The Aiken Standard’s Beach Music Festival will be held from 5-11 p.m. Friday at The Village at Woodside, 230 Village Green Blvd. The Band of Oz will perform. Tickets are $15. The event will feature a shag contest, food vendors and a cash bar. Tickets are available at Vikki’s Boutique, 1501 Whiskey Road; Lionel Smith Ltd., 132 Laurens St. S.W.; and online at tickets.aikenstandard.com. For more information, call Melinda Caldwell at 803-644-2362 or email [email protected]

SATURDAY

The City of Aiken will hold a Movie in the Park event at 8:25 p.m. Saturday at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. “The Mighty Ducks,” 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.

Cats on the Mat will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Marr Education Center at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. The cost is $10. Registration is required, and space is limited to 35 participants. The class will be led by Sarah Acord of Aiken Yoga. Participants should bring their own mat. For more information or to register, visit letlovelive.org.

An Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 71, 333 E. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta. Veterans and their families are welcome. 

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 required for those who have not been fully vaccinated. 

SUNDAY

Aiken Prays, a monthly women’s prayer group, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at AnShu Asian Cafe, 122 Coach Light Way. All interested women are invited to attend. A short devotional and prayer time will be followed by lunch. Prayers may be either silent or aloud and will focus on ways to share God’s love with others in addition to prayers for the community, country and personal concerns. Reservations are required and must be made by Sunday. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-648-8126.

AUG. 16

The World Famous Alcoholic’s Anonymous group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays in the basement of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St., New Ellenton. 

AUG. 17

The Center for Lifelong Learning will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 17, in room 134 of the Business and Education Building on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. For more infoamtion, email [email protected] r call 803-641-3741.

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

Aiken Prays, a monthly women’s prayer group, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at AnShu Asian Cafe, 122 Coach Light Way. All interested women are invited to attend. A short devotional and prayer time will be followed by lunch. Prayers may be either silent or aloud and will focus on ways to share God’s love with others in addition to prayers for the community, country and personal concerns. Reservations are required and must be made by Sunday, Aug. 15. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-648-8126.

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 [email protected] 

AUG. 20

Bingo for seniors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the Listine Gunter Courtney Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. This is a free program for those age 60 and older.

AUG. 21

The Aiken Civic Orchestra will perform “Unfinished Business” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Anastasia Petrunina will be the violin soloist for the violin concerto. General admission tickets are $20 and free for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Etherredge Center box office at 803-641-3305.

A Pass the Salt Food Bank will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21, at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Food will be distributed to families in need that live in the 29805 ZIP code.

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 required for those who have not been fully vaccinated. 

AUG. 23

The World Famous Alcoholic’s Anonymous group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays in the basement of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St., New Ellenton. 

AUG. 24

An online book club for adults will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. July’s book is “Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Richardson. To sign up, call 803-642-2020 x. 1121 to get the meeting link. 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 [email protected] 

AUG. 28

Dog Wash will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28, at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Baths, ear cleanings and nail trims will be available. Prices vary. For more information and a list of prices, visit letlovelive.org. Masks and social distancing are required. 

The Pineapple Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road.

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 required for those who have not been fully vaccinated. 

AUG. 29

The Augusta GreenJackets will hold Atomic Worker Appreciation Night on Sunday, Aug. 29, at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the game starts at 5:05 p.m. Nuclear Care Partners will offer former SRS workers one free ticket plus one for a guest, a food voucher to use at the game, a goodie bag and informatio on EEOICPA. For more information, visit nuclearcarepartners.com.

AUG. 30

The World Famous Alcoholic’s Anonymous group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays in the basement of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St., New Ellenton. 

AUG. 31

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 [email protected]

SEPT. 1

Aiken Technical College and the ATC Foundation will hold a scholarship fundraiser and 50th anniversary kick-off from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in the Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing facility on the ATC campus, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The evening will include a reception with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by Brook Lundy. A raffle also will be held. Tickets are $50.72 for general admission and $25.72 for alumni, faculty, staff and retirees. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit atc.edu/foundation/events.

SEPT. 11

9/11 tribute concert will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Forever Changed, Isaac’s Well, the Brown Brothers and Master’s 3 will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

The Aiken Civic Orchestra will perform A New World of Music: A Special Healing for Aiken at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. 

Fire Fest, a day-long event to remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001, is set to be held in Wagener, in Ponder Park (229 Park Street, behind the fire station). Plans are in place for a variety of family-friendly attractions, including a water slide, bounce houses, live music and a fly-over by B-52s from Shaw Air Force Base. Admission is free for the festival and $30 in advance and $40 at the gate for the musical portion of the event (1:30 to about 11:30 p.m.). Details are at www.newhollandfire.org and www.wfd16.com.

SEPT. 14

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The meeting will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

SEPT. 17

Bingo for seniors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Listine Gunter Courtney Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener. This is a free program for those age 60 and older.

The 27th annual Border Bash will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at SRP Park, 187 W. Railroad Ave., North Augusta. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Children 12 and younger are free with a paid adult. For more information, visit borderbash.net or greenjacketsbaseball.com.

SEPT. 18

Cats on the Mat will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Marr Education Center at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. The cost is $10. Registration is required, and space is limited to 35 participants. The class will be led by Sarah Acord of Aiken Yoga. Participants should bring their own mat. For more information or to register, visit letlovelive.org.

SEPT. 20

The 12th annual Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, Sept. 20, at Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The cost is $100 per person. For more information, call Jack Morison at 803-295-2614 or email [email protected] or visit www.aawwgolf.org.

SEPT. 21

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

SEPT. 23

Moon Taxi will perform in concert Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Central St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit fwbpro.com

SEPT. 25

The Fox Squirrel 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Runners should meet at the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, 444 S. Boundary Ave. S.W. Registration is $30 for ages 22 and older and $20 for ages 22 and younger. For more information, visit strictlyrunning.com.

SEPT. 28

The 2021 Heart Board Encore Show, “Mystery on Heart Island,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Etherredge Center box office at 803-641-3305 or visit usca.edu/etherredge-center.