Today’s events for May 16

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The Wise Outrageous Women will meet at noon today at Red Lobster, 950 Aiken Mall Drive S.W. Those attending should bring birthday cards for Joyce Duncanson, Sandy Brewer, Helen Reynolds and Lee Rand. For more information, call Kathy at 803-641-7409 or Joyce at 803-594-1299.

The Cedar Creek Ladies Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. today in the Cedar Creek Community Center, 2584 Club Drive. The program will be Pots Up.

The Senior Men’s Club of Aiken will meet at noon today at the Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Dr. Tom Clark, executive director of the Alliance for Fort Gordon, will be the guest speaker. For more information about the club or to make a reservation as a non-member, call 803-649-7697.


Brenda’s Angels will host Pampering with a Purpose from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Spago Salon and Day Spa, 933 Dougherty Road. The night will include nail polishing, a rep with Biolage products, blowouts, lip/brow waxing, mini facials, mini hairstyles and music by Preston and Weston. All proceeds will go to Brenda’s Angels to support the fight against pancreatic cancer.

A wood carving demo with Ike Carpenter will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. The demo will feature reproductions of 18th century hand-carved wooden spoons, bowls, tables and hunt boards. For more information, call 803-642-7557.

A presentation titled Remembering World War II will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The presentation will feature some of the oral histories from area veterans collected in the book, "In Their Own Words: Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II." A short segment from the DVD will be shown during the presentation, and books and DVDs will be available for purchase. For more information, visit

An AARP Driver’s Safety class will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. The cost is $15 for AARP member and $20 for non-members. Completion of the class may make students eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. For more information or to register, call Vince Jones at 803-648-1363 or 803-443-8899.

The Aiken Poets will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at AnShu Asian Cafe, 122 Coach Light Way. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. New members are welcomed. For more information, call Roger Brock at 803-646-2141 or Joan Lacombe at 803-642-3872.

Helping Hands and Aiken Sunrise Rotary will hold a Reverse Raffle event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Highfields Event Center, 198 Gaston Road. The Grand prize winner of the raffle will receive $2,500, there also will be a silent auction, cash bar and 50/50 raffle. The cost is $75, and includes dinner for two. The winner must be present. For tickets, call 8003-648-3456.

Hops and Hogs will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Hayne Avenue and Pendleton Street.

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The program will be 2-minute astronomy talks, including Scooping up Bennu, Getting Started in Astronomy, Daytime Astronomy, Light, Comet Garradd, Silent Sky at ACP and Bath Interferometry. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

A fundraiser yard sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Knights of Columbus hall, 1003 Spaulding Drive. For more information, call 803-648-0982.


The TAG! You’re It! Hope 5K will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Perry Memorial Park, 720 Abbeville Ave. N.E. The cost to register is $35. For more information or to register, visit

The Aiken High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The cost is $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. For more information about other activities that weekend, call Helen Tewkesbury at 803-648-0267 or Dale Prout at 803-649-9649.

Single, Single Again will see the Aiken Community Playhouse performance of "Sister Act" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Those wishing to attend the performance should mail a $20 check to Carla Noziglia, 305 Ascot Drive, Aiken, SC 29803, by Friday, May 4. An optional dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the Pizza Joint, 125 Richland Ave. W. For more information, call Jeanne Shanks at 803-663-3839 or email Carla Noziglia at

The Town of Windsor will hold a town-wide yard sale along the railroad track at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Spaces are available for $5. Barbecue chicken plates will be available at the church social hall.

The third annual Dave Day, a celebration of Dave the Potter, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. To commemorate the event, local historian and potter Gary Dexter will hold a pottery workshop. The cost is $15, and participants will get a 6-inch tile on which to inscribe one of Dave’s couplets r something of their own. The class is limited to 15 participants. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2015 or visit the museum.

A Royal Wedding Celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at La Dolce, 967 Dougherty Road. The cost is $39.95, and includes a formal afternoon tea, trivia and door prizes. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Hats and wedding attire are encouraged. For more information, visit La Dolce on Facebook.

The Trenton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. N.W. The event will feature a luncheon and silent auction. Funds collected will be used to purchase library books. Mary White will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be Medicinals in Colonial Times. For more information, call Robin Verenes at 803-929-1128.

The Aiken Area Myelinators MS Self Help Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Stuart Bedenbaugh, Aiken’s interim city manager, will be the guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. Those living with MS and their support persons are welcome to attend. For more information, call Pam at 803-645-2092.

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will meet Saturday at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Grades 4-7 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and grades 8-12 will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is free and allows students the chance to attend workshops on a range of theatrical skills. Those attending should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow for movement. For more information, email

Burns Dance Studio will hold its 35th recital, Everything Old is New Again, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the USCA Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call 803-270-1438.

The Aiken County Historical Society will hold its Spring General Meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. SW. Howard Wayt, local historian and railroad enthusiast, will the guest speaker. His topic will be the excavation work in Hitchcock Woods. A reception will not be held.

The Aiken Barnwell Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry ST. Kathy Gantt Widener, author of "Where Memories Live," will be the guest speaker. The public is welcome.

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