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Upcoming events for today, Friday and Saturday


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

The Midday Music Concert Series opens at noon today at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W. Columbia organist Bill McNair will perform.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet every Thursday at St. John’s United Methodist Church in room 121 at 7 p.m. St. John’s is located at the corner of Richland and Newberry streets in Aiken. For more information, call 803-644-2953.

The Savannah River Site Redevelopment Authority meets at 12:30 p.m. today at the office of Lower Savannah Council of Governments, 2748 Wagener Road. The meeting is open to the public.

The Aiken County Democratic Party will host its regular monthly meeting today at the Aiken County Council building at 7 p.m. The monthly meeting will feature American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) speaker, Vicki Middleton. Vicki’s topic will be the SC voter ID law. The public is invited to attend.

The Greater Aiken Estates Neighborhood Association Semi-Annual General Meeting will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive. Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt will be the guest speaker and will provide an update on his department and take questions following his presentation. City and County Council members also plan on being present. Other topics of discussion will be the fall picnic, an upcoming cleanup day and other items of business. Any concerns and/or suggestions for the betterment of the neighborhood will be discussed, as presented. All members, prospective members and other interested residents are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be available.

Aiken High School will hold an open house today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your student’s schedule. Also, the first Club Fair will be held for students to check out all extracurricular activities. Dinner will be available from Coach T’s – wings, hot dogs, chicken fingers. Ten percent of profits go back to the PTSO.

Members of the South Carolina Mental Health Commission will take part in a conference call meeting at 2 p.m. today in room 321 of the SCDMH Administration Building, 2414 Bull St., Columbia. The staff of Financial Services will present information on the budget request for fiscal year 2014.

Johnston Farmer’s & Artist’s Market will set up in front of the library on Calhoun Street from 4 to 6 p.m. today. For more information ,call the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce at (803) 275-0010.


The Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, will have a program called “Don’t Get Scammed” on Friday at 10 a.m. The S.C. Attorney General’s Office will present a program that will include teaching tips and tactics of scammers. Lunch will be provided. Participants should register by calling the event office at 734-5621.

The AARP’s Driver Safety Class will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Fees are $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members. Participants should bring a bag lunch. For information or to register, call 648-5139 or 648-1363.

Yesterday’s Sounds plays every Friday night from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the DAV Building, 2194 Columbia Highway N. (U.S. 1), near the Aiken airport. Admission is $6. Snacks and drinks are available. No alcohol. For more information, call Dana Watkins at 292-3680 or Furman Redd at (706) 825-8776.

The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate presents bluegrass music with the Palmetto Pickers on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Call 648-1181 for information.

Anchor Health and Rehab at 550 Eastgate Drive will have a speaker on prison ministries on Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. The public iswelcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP, call the activities director at 643-9896.


The Women of Woodside Trash and Treasures Sale will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the two gymnasiums at Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. A donation of $1 at the door will help aid the many charities in Aiken County. For more information, call Melanie Brock at 648-5401 or Mary Ann Troy at 642-8459.

International Observe the Moon Night will feature “Larry Cat in Space” at 7 p.m. and “To The Moon and Beyond” at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the DuPont Planetarium. Tickets are $4:50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for students.

Operation Christmas Child will hold a kickoff event on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Blvd. S.E.