Today’s events for Oct. 1 | Entertainment

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TODAY

A worship service in celebration of the 30th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Douglas Slaughter will be held at 3 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church, 1151 York St.

Halloween Storytime and Trick-or-Treating will be held at the Aiken County Public Library on Friday, Oct. 27. Storytimes will be at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Trick-or-treating will be at 10:30 a.m. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Registration is required for storytimes but not trick-or-treating. To register for a storytime, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 x. 1121. Registration is open.

Life Chain, an hourlong Christian prayer and witness against the violence of abortion will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. today along the 118 Bypass and Old Wagener Road. Participants should meet at 2:15 p.m. at Christ’s Way Christian Church, 183 Old Wagener Road for instructions, signs and a short dedication prayer. For more information, call Debbie Baer at 803-295-7897.

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold hybrid service today. Meeting in person will be at Hopelands Gardens, virtual service via Zoom. Worship in silence begins at 10 a.m., followed by fellowship at 11 a.m. For more information and the Zoom link, email Brenda at [email protected] or call 803-648-6020.

An exhibit featuring Kelso, a five-time Horse of the Year, will be on display at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum through Oct. 12. The museum is located on the grounds of Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. For more information, visit aikenracinghalloffame.com.

MONDAY

Aiken Women In Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence on Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m., on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market (at Hitchcock Drive, the entrance to Aiken Estates). Already this year the U.S. has lost 25,000 persons to gun violence and had over 500 mass shootings. Please join us in peaceful witness for an end to the carnage. Bring your own nonpartisan sign or use one of ours. If you can’t stand, bring a chair. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

Game Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. There will be games, food, door prizes and more. Sign up through Monday, Oct. 9. Tickets cost $18 for a family of four or $5 per individual. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

The Keys to Good Tenancy course will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Lessie Price Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The course will be held Mondays on Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Attendees will be able to learn skills to help budget for, find, maintain and keep an apartment or home. There will be free training and certificates. The events will include dinner and child care. Registration is required. For more information, call 803-443-5625.

The town of Windsor will hold a meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m at First Baptist Church of Windsor Activity Building. The public is invited. Items to be discussed are town ordnance for animals in town limits, new town building and several other items. Call 803-571-0788 for additional information.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

TUESDAY

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a 4L: Living, Loving, Lifelong Learning Series lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The topic will be The Changing Brain: Aging vs. Dementia. The cost is $5 and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 803-643-2181.

CNTA will hold its UP & Atom Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The cost is $20 per person. The program will be an encore performance of SRNL’s Research SLAM. Resverations are required and must be received by Sunday, Sept. 29. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or call 803-649-3456.

Tuesday’s Music Live will begin continue 35th season at noon Tuesday with the Brass Arts at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

Coloring for Grownups will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 and 17, in the creative lab on the first floor of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those attending should bring colored pencils and felt pens. Coloring sheets and refreshments will be provided. To sign up or for more information, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. on the lawn of the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. Storytime is free and will meet on Tuesdays through October. Participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Snacks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, Storytime will be held inside the Rye Patch. For more information, call 803-642-7631. For weather information, call 803-643-4661. 

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]

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 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email [email protected]

The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Living Hope Fellowship Church, 2550 Old Dominion Road. Players of all levels and anyone interested in learning to play are welcome. All acoustic instruments are welcome. For more information, call Gary Warnock at 740-352-7819. 

WEDNESDAY

National Coffee With a Cop Day will be observed in Aiken from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Members of the community are invited join members of the Aiken Department of Public Safety to discuss issues and get to know each other. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

The Aiken Chapter of the MOAA will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Capt. Frank Michael, USN Ret. The cost is $30 per person. To RSVP, email [email protected].

Wednesday Classes based on the book “Get Out of Your Head” by Jennie Allen will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Road. The book study will be presented by Donna Knowles and will meet through Oct. 4. 

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 [email protected]

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 Sand River Woman’s Club will hold a reunion get together from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday near the reflecting pools in Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Attendees should bring a sack lunch and drink to enjoy while reminiscing and remembering the club’s history. In the case of rain, the group will meet at 350 Dupree Place S.W.

Genesys Health Alliance will hold a Cocktails & Convos Networking and Recruiting event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Southbound Smokehouse, 1009 Center St., North Augusta. Genesys has nursing and nurse manager opportunities in Georgia and South Carolina. For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected].

Amp The Alley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Rae’s Creek Revival will perform. Concerts will be held every Thursday through Oct. 26. For more information, visit ampthealley.com.

The Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County will give free COVID-19 and flu vaccines on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is located at 244 Greenville St. N.W. For more information, call 803-226-0630 or email [email protected].

The Aiken Newcomers Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Newberry Hall at 10 a.m. Open registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The luncheon will be Baked Chicken Florentine with orzo and carrot cake for dessert. The cost is $20 and checks are preferred. The deadline for October reservations or cancellations is Thursday, Oct. 5. The Program is a SPCA Albrecht Center Welfare representative discussing how to improve the lives of companion animals. Call Carol Wood (803-645-5385) for reservations.

The Aiken Toastmasters will meet from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Meetings also will be held via Zoom. For more information or to get the Zoom link, visit 1355.toastmastersclubs.org. 

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

Brain and Body Fitness will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. The fitness program uses a chair and addresses primary aging skills that include cognitive function, fall prevention, breathing, mobility and more. The cost is $8 per class. For more information or to register, call 803-648-5447 x. 0 or visit aikensenior.org. 

FRIDAY

Steeplechase Movie Nights will be held Friday at the Steeplechase Race course, 2020 Richland Ave. E. “Hocus Pocus,” rated PG, will be shown. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 8:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a movie under the stars, and should bring chairs and blankets. Food trucks will be available. Tickets are $10 per car in advance and can be purchased at the Aiken Steeplechase Office, 528 Two Notch Road S.E., or the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Tickets can also be purchased for $15 at the gate. For more information, call 803-648-9641.

OCT. 7

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. 8

Shoutfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. Umoja Village is currently accepting vendor applications for the event, which will feature performances by mainstream and regional artists, food, merchandise, service information vendors, nightly group discounted hotel rates and a Kidszone. To learn more about Shoutfest or to use the vendor or sponsorship form, visit www.umojavillage.com under the “Unity Weekend” home page article. Applications can also be picked up or delivered at the Umoja Village Resource Center, 827 Hayne Ave. S.W. For more information, call 803-226-0150.

OCT. 9

First Tee of Aiken will host its fifth annual Tee It Up FORE Kids 18-hole tournament at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Reserve Club at Woodside, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive. Player check-in is at 9 a.m. The cost is $125 per person or $500 per team and includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, mulligans and entry into the putting contest. For more information or to register, visit firstteeaiken.org.

Camp Sertoma will hold the 15th annual golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The event will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Individual tickets are $100 and team tickets are $400. The registration fee includes range balls, 18 holes of golf, lunch from Chick-fil-A, refreshment carts and dinner. For more information, email Don Bartelmay at [email protected].

Game Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. There will be games, food, door prizes and more. Sign up through Monday, Oct. 9. Tickets cost $18 for a family of four or $5 per individual. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

OCT. 10

Grief Share, a grief recovery support group that embraces a biblical Christ-centered approach to grief, will meet at 6 p.m. at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Road. The series will be hosted by Deacon Chris Gregory and will meet Tuesdays through Nov. 14.

Halloween Storytime and Trick-or-Treating will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. Storytimes will be held at 10:15-10:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to noon. Trick-or-treating will be from 10:30-11:40 a.m. Costumes are encouraged by not required. Registration for storytime starts on Tuesday, Oct. 10. You can only sign up for one storytime. There is no registration for trick-or-treating.

The Aiken Newcomers Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Newberry Hall at 10 a.m. Open registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The luncheon will be Baked Chicken Florentine with orzo and carrot cake for dessert. The cost is $20 and checks are preferred. The deadline for October reservations or cancellations is Thursday, Oct. 5. The Program is a SPCA Albrecht Center Welfare representative discussing how to improve the lives of companion animals. Call Carol Wood (803-645-5385) for reservations.

An Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The group is facilitated by DayBreak Adult Care Services. For more information, visit daybrekaiken.com or call 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]

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 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email [email protected]

OCT. 11

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 [email protected]

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. 12

Amp The Alley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band will perform. Concerts will be held every Thursday through Oct. 26. For more information, visit ampthealley.com.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will hold a meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at 105 Lancaster St. S.W.

A free lecture titled “Fear the Future: Netflix’s Black Mirror and Tech Dystopia” will be held as part of USC Aiken in the Alley on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon in The Alley, 141 Newberry St. S.W.

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

Brain and Body Fitness will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. The fitness program uses a chair and addresses primary aging skills that include cognitive function, fall prevention, breathing, mobility and more. The cost is $8 per class. For more information or to register, call 803-648-5447 x. 0 or visit aikensenior.org. 

OCT. 13

The movie “Gigi & Nate,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Game Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. There will be games, food, door prizes and more. Sign up through Monday, Oct. 9. Tickets cost $18 for a family of four or $ per individual. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

Aiken Music Fest will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Highfields Event Center, 118 Gaston Road. The opening band is the She n She followed by Big Sky Revival. Tickets are $15 per person. The event also will feature the Aiken County Crafters and kids’ activities. For more information, visit aikenmusicfest.com.

OCT. 14

Art in the Park will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Walton Heath Park (corner of Club Drive and Walton Heath Way in Cedar Creek) from noon to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature 13 artisans providing various types of work including acrylic and glass mixed media, handmade jewelry, seasonal wreaths, watercolor art, quilted items, handmade dolls, wood work and more. Musical entertainment will be provided during the event. Oct. 15 is the rain date. 

The Made to Win Bully Bash will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. Music will be provided by DJ Weezy. Vendors and food tricks will be onsite. Admission is $20 and all dogs are $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Contact Vickie Staley at 803-571-3630 for more information.

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. 15

Nature Rocks will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in Hopelands Gardens. The event is free for kids of all ages. Activities will include arts and crafts, rock and face painting, story time with Mother Goose, scavenger and treasure hunts, planting seeds and flowers and more. Event parking is available at Green Boundary, 780 Whiskey Road. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

The fourth annual Mane & Shell Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6-9 p.m. at Equine Rescue of Aiken, 532 Glenwood Drive. Early bird tickets are $80. After Oct. 15, tickets are $95. Tickets include roasted oysters, low country boil, beer, wine, live music, raffles, silent auction and live auction. Food will be catered by JC’s Seafood and live music will be provided by MP4 of Augusta. Tickets are available at Aiken Saddlery, JC’s Seafood, Equine Rescue of Aiken and on Eventbrite. Sponsorships are available for this event. To support the event, email [email protected].

OCT. 16

Halloween Storytime and Trick-or-Treating will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. Storytimes will be held at 10:15-10:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to noon. Trick-or-treating will be from 10:30-11:40 a.m. Costumes are encouraged by not required. Registration for storytime starts on Tuesday, Oct. 10. You can only sign up for one storytime. There is no registration for trick-or-treating.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

OCT. 17

Tuesday’s Music Live will begin continue 35th season at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, with a Duke Ellington Celebration Concert featuring the Bloom Funkouser Jazz Duo at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.com.

A Book Club for adults will meet Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and 24, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Group B will meet Oct. 17 and will discuss “Ghost on Black Mountain” by Ann Hite. Group A will meet Oct. 24 and discuss “The Codebreaker’s Secret” by Sara Ackerman. To sign up, visit the library’s information desk on the second floor. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Coloring for Grownups will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 and 17, in the creative lab on the first floor of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Those attending should bring colored pencils and felt pens. Coloring sheets and refreshments will be provided. To sign up or for more information, call the reference desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

The M’Aiken A Difference Lewy Body Dementia Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W.

The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Living Hope Fellowship Church, 2550 Old Dominion Road. Players of all levels and anyone interested in learning to play are welcome. All acoustic instruments are welcome. For more information, call Gary Warnock at 740-352-7819.  

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]

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 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email [email protected]

OCT. 18

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 [email protected]

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. 19

Amp The Alley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Bodega Cat will perform. Concerts will be held every Thursday through Oct. 26. For more information, visit ampthealley.com.

The fourth annual Mane & Shell Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6-9 p.m. at Equine Rescue of Aiken, 532 Glenwood Drive. Early bird tickets are $80. After Oct. 15, tickets are $95. Tickets include roasted oysters, low country boil, beer, wine, live music, raffles, silent auction and live auction. Food will be catered by JC’s Seafood and live music will be provided by MP4 of Augusta. Tickets are available at Aiken Saddlery, JC’s Seafood, Equine Rescue of Aiken and on Eventbrite. Sponsorships are available for this event. To support the event, email [email protected].

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

Brain and Body Fitness will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. The fitness program uses a chair and addresses primary aging skills that include cognitive function, fall prevention, breathing, mobility and more. The cost is $8 per class. For more information or to register, call 803-648-5447 x. 0 or visit aikensenior.org. 

OCT. 20

Enjoy a Pop Tart Party at 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., S.W. Make a no sew Pop Tart pillow and taste different flavors of Pop Tarts. For children in grades 6-12. Registration begins Friday at the circulation desk or by calling 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.

OCT. 21

Shoutfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The event will feature performances by mainstream and regional artists, food, merchandise, service information vendors, nightly group discounted hotel rates and a Kidszone. To learn more about Shoutfest or to use the vendor or sponsorship form, visit www.umojavillage.com under the “Unity Weekend” home page article. Applications can also be picked up or delivered at the Umoja Village Resource Center, 827 Hayne Ave. S.W. For more information, call 803-226-0150.

Flannel Fest – a 90s Outfield Music Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at SRP Park, 187 W. Railroad Ave., in North Augusta. Gates open at noon. The lineup for Flannel Fest includes Black Daze, the Ultimate Soundgarden Tribute; Rooster, a tribute to Alice in Chains; and Corduroy, the Pearl Jam experience. The first band will take the stage at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. VIP tickets are available for $75 in advance and $100 at the gate while supplies last and include appetizers and snacks, drinks and access to the covered E-Z-GO Picnic Patio area with private access to the TaxSlayer Terrace as well as Field Access. VIP access is 21 and over. Children 3 and under are free. Parking in Riverside Village will be $5. Parking can be pre-purchased online when purchasing tickets at greenjacketsbaseball.com or at the SRP Park Box Office.

A Disney-themed Spooktacular Trick or Treat Trail will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the Aiken County Family YMCA, 621 Trolley Line Road in Graniteville. The event is free and open to the public.

Edgefield Arts with a Heart will host a market Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edgefield Town Square, 106 Courthouse Square. There will be an array of local artists and crafters, as well as entertainment and adoptable pets from SC Paw N Hooves Rescue on the Edgefield town square. Vendor applications are available on Edgefield Arts with a Heart Market Facebook page under the group tab. For more information, contact Rhonda Nowicki at [email protected] or call 706-496-0711 or 803-278-3975.

The 2023 Fall Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aiken Electric Cooperative Community Room and parking lot, 2790 Wagener Road. All proceeds will go to WIRE Charity General Funds. There will be concessions and free kids activities. For more information, call 803-649-6245.

Kendrick Women’s Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m. at Kendrick Paint & Body, 1424 Broad St. in Augusta. Attendees can learn about basic car maintenance, including oil and tire changes, checking fluids, wiper installation and more. There is no cost to attend. Attendees are asked to wear closed toe shoes and long pants to the event.

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will hold a neighborhood meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive N.E. 

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. 22

A documentary titled “Descended from the Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street” will be shown Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken. The documentary is about the Tulsa Race Massacre where North Tulsa’s Greenwood District, the most prosperous Black community in America, was violently destroyed in 1921. After the film, there will be a panel discussion with prominent African American leaders and historians from Aiken to answer questions from the crowd. Every ticket will include entry for a pre-show reception.

OCT. 23

FOTAS will hold its annual helicopter ball drop and Playing Fore the Pets Golf Tournament Monday, Oct. 23, 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 and practice facility, 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.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. There is a $5 cover charge. Game cards are $1 each or $15 to $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/letsgobingoaiken. 

OCT. 24

A Book Club for adults will meet Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and 24, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Group B will meet Oct. 17 and will discuss “Ghost on Black Mountain” by Ann Hite. Group A will meet Oct. 24 and discuss “The Codebreaker’s Secret” by Sara Ackerman. To sign up, visit the library’s information desk on the second floor. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Citizens for Nuclear Technology will host the 32nd annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Amentum Performing Arts Center, 126 Newberry St. S.W. The lecture will be followed by a dinner reception across the street at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The distinguished guest speaker is the Honorable Joyce Connery, who serves as the chair of the Defense Nuclear Safety Board. Several award and scholarship winners will be recognized at the event. Tickets cost $50 per person and can be purchased online at cntaware.org or by contacting the CNTA office at [email protected] or calling 803-649-3456.

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]

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 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email [email protected]

OCT. 25

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 [email protected]

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. 26

Amp The Alley will close out its season at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Whiskey Run will perform. For more information, visit ampthealley.com.

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

Brain and Body Fitness will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. The fitness program uses a chair and addresses primary aging skills that include cognitive function, fall prevention, breathing, mobility and more. The cost is $8 per class. For more information or to register, call 803-648-5447 x. 0 or visit aikensenior.org. 

OCT. 27

A Trick-or-Treat Drop In will be held Friday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 135 Laurens St. N.W. Drop in, make a quick craft, get a spooky treat, show off your costume and pose for a photo-op. The event is free to the public while supplies last.

Halloween Storytime and Trick-or-Treating will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. Storytimes will be held at 10:15-10:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to noon. Trick-or-treating will be from 10:30-11:40 a.m. Costumes are encouraged by not required. Registration for storytime starts on Tuesday, Oct. 10. You can only sign up for one storytime. There is no registration for trick-or-treating.

OCT. 28

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. 29

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold virtual services Sunday. Meetings are open to all and visitors are warmly welcomed. Worship in silence begins at 10 a.m., followed by online fellowship for those who wish to linger. For more information and the Zoom link, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or email [email protected].

OCT. 31

Tuesday’s Music Live will begin continue 35th season at noon Tuesday, Oct. 31, with the Vega Harp Duo feauting Vonda Darr and Carolyn Munford featuring St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuesdaysmusiclive.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 [email protected]

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 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays online via the GoToMeeting App. For more information contact Mindy Harmon at 803-507-2214 or email [email protected] 

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