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Today’s events for May 14 | Entertainment


TODAY

The Aiken Garden Show will be held today at various gardens around Aiken. Gardens will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Vendor Market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Two-day tickets are $30. Tickets can be purchased at the Aiken County Visitors Center, Antiques and Uniques, Cedar Creek Nurseries, Plum Pudding, GrassRoots Yard Supply in Graniteville, Ashley’s on Main in New Ellenton and Nurseries Caroliniana and Parks Pharmacy in North Augusta. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit aikengardenshow.org.

Welcome Gospel of Deliverance will hold a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Kearse Outreach Variety Shop, 3341 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call 803-640-941.

Boot Scootin’ For Our Kids will be held at 6 p.m. today at The Big Red, 187 Chime Bell Church Road. Tickets are $75 per person $550 per table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit childadvocacyaiken.networkforgood.com.

A Second Saturday market will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Woods Farm Market, 7000 Woodside Executive Court. The event will feature health and wellness vendors, local artisans and farmers, live music, food trucks and more.

A National Train Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. Activities will include live music, games, train rides and a bounce house. Concessions from Pot Smoker BBQ and Flanigan’s Ice Cream. Admission is free, but admission to the train rides and bounce house are $3 per ticket or $10 for an unlimited wristband. For more information, email jjennings@cityofaikensc.gov.

Community Pet Food Drive will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at the Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. FOTAS is offering pet food assistance to those in the community in need. Those who need pet food may drive up to the shelter’s front door and remain in their car while FOTAS volunteers bring out a registration form and place dog or cat food in their vehicle’s trunk. For more information, call 803-514-4313 or email info@fotasaiken.org.

Boomer Comics, 509 W. Church St., Batesburg, will participate in Free Comic Book Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. For more information, visit boomercomics.com.

The Aiken Community Theatre will perform “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at 7:30 p.m. today and May 19, 20 and 21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 21, at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors age 60 and older and military, $15 for students and $10 for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikencommunitytheatre.org.

The Aiken County Democratic Party will hold Aiken’s Blue Bash 2022 from noon to 4 p.m. today at New Era Farm, 1720 Wire Road. The event will feature music by Preston and Weston, and attendees will be able to meet candidates for governor and other offices in South Carolina. Ollie Mae’s Soul Food, Ladson Sauce Seafood and Ice Cream Island food trucks will be on-hand. Admission is free. For more information, visit aikencountydemocrats.org.

The Aiken Scholars Academy Student Council will hold a Walk for Ukraine at 9 a.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. All donations will go to the International Rescue Committee to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. For more information, email katie.gantt@usca.edu.

Cats on the Mat will be held from 11 a.m. to noon today at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Sarah Acord with Aiken Yoga will lead the class. The cost is $10 per class or buy a class pass for $50 and includes six classes. Space is limited to 35, and is open to age 12 and older. For more information or to register, visit letlovelive.org.

A COVID-19 Vaccine Education event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today at Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church, 173 Old Barnwell Road. Lunch will be served.

The Aiken Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2021-22 season with a concert titled “Bravo Broadway” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikensymphonyorchestra.com.

SUNDAY

The Aiken Choral Society will hold its spring concert, titled “Sing Out America,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N. In celebration of its 50th year, the chorus will “walk through the history of America through songs.” Admission is free but donations will be accepted. For more information, visit aikenchoralsociety.org.

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold virtual services Sunday. Services 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.

MONDAY

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday at the entrance to Aiken Estates, across from the Fresh Market along Whiskey Road. With wars in Yemen and Ukraine, witness for peace is essential. If you can’t stand, chairs are welcome. 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. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Savannah River Winds will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

The Birdies for Brain Health Charity Golf Tournament will be held at noon Monday, May 16, at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Registration is $125 per person or $460 per team. For more information or to register, visit birdiesforbrainhealth.com.

Celebrity Waiter Night will be held Monday, May 16. Participating restaurants include Casa Bella, Fuse, Malia’s, Neon Fig, Sno-Cap, Tailgate Tavern, the Village Cafe, Whiskey Alley and The Willcox. For more information, visit childrensplaceinc.org.

TUESDAY

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will hold its neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive N.E. The meeting also will be held via Zoom. For more information or the Zoom link, visit facebook.com/croslandparkneighbors.

The Aiken Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Ward Hall at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. 

The Aiken Singers will perform their spring concert titled “Songs of the Journey,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the sanctuary of Hillview Baptist Church, 1974 Jefferson Davis Highway. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to support future concerts. Refreshments will be served after the concert. For more information, visit aikensinger.org.

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

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 803-226-9280 or Tommy Harman at 803-599-8962. 

MAY 18

The Senior Men’s Club of Aiken will meet at noon Wednesday, May 18, at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The guest speaker will be Aiken Department of Public Safety officers Eleanor Hunter and Celeina Dobbs. Their topic will be an overview of gang activity in Aiken. The cost is $24. Membership is open to men age 55 and older. For more information about club membership or to make a reservation, call Rick Endler at 803-649-7697 or email afendler@bellsouth.net.

The Cedar Creek Ladies Club will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Cedar Creek Community Center, 2584 Club Drive. The program will be Home Maintenance Anyone Can Do. Grant monies will be given to Aiken charities and there will be a sign up for those who wish to march in the Memorial Day Parade.

SCOFA and the South Carolina High School League are in need of officials. Officials can help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of kids in the community while staying in shape and making extra money. Without officials, games may have to be canceled. For more information or to register, text REF to 66866 or visit scfoa.net/join.

A three-night revival will be held at 7 p.m. nightly May 18-20 at New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road. Elder Simmons of Bibleway of Saluda will be the revivalist on Wednesday night. Elder Creech will be the revivalist on Thursday night. Elder Staley of Bibleway of Wagener will be the revivalist on Friday night. For more information, call Ruth Thomas at 803-270-0311.

MAY 19

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

MAY 20

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Attendees will receive information on classes, events and services available for community vendors. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

The 14th annual Be an ACTS Fan fan drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, at Lowe’s, 2470 Whiskey Road. Purchase a fan at Lowe’s for $27 or make a financial donation to ACTS, 340 Park Ave. S.W. For more information, visit actsofaiken.org or call 803-649-3800.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Wednesday, May 20, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The topic will be Turf Grass Weed Management. The guest speaker will be Jackie Jordan with the Clemson Extension. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

MAY 21

Ask a Master Gardener will be at the Aiken Farmers Market, 115 Williamsburg St. S.E., from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21.

FOTAS will hold its Furry 1-Mile and 5K Run and Walk Saturday, May 21, at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The 1-mile fun run begins at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for the 1-mile race and $25 for the 5K. Registration is open through May 17. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. For more information or to register, visit runsignup.com/Race/SC/Aiken/Furry5K2022. 

The Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Farm on Mt. Calvary Road. For more information, call 803-617-8751 or 561-262-7475 or email magnoliaridge1@aol.com.

Marti Healy will sign copies of her latest book, “Blinding the Moon,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. For more information, visit discoveraikencounty.com.

Pass the Salt food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, at Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road. Free food will be available for local families. 

MAY 23

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Chris Ndeti & Co. will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

MAY 24

A book club will meet from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in-person and online via Zoom. The book selection for May is “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner. Masks are recommended for the in-person meeting. Sign up is at the information desk on the second floor of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information or to sign-up, visit the library desk on the second floor or call 803-642-2020 ext. 3.

MAY 25

The American Red Cross will hold an Aiken Community Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Donors will receive a goodie bag and a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. For more information or to sign up online, visit redcrossblood.org.

SCOFA and the South Carolina High School League are in need of officials. Officials can help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of kids in the community while staying in shape and making extra money. Without officials, games may have to be canceled. For more information or to register, text REF to 66866 or visit scfoa.net/join.

MAY 26

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

MAY 28

The Aiken Memorial Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, in downtown Aiken. The parade starts at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum on Park Avenue, turns onto Laurens Street and ends on Edgefield Avenue. All entries, including clubs, organizations, cars, tractors, motorcycles and horses, are welcome. Registration is fee but must be completed in advance. For more information or to register, visit aikenmemorialdayparade.org or email aikenmemorialdayparade@gmail.com.

MAY 30

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Aiken Civic Ballet will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 30, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.





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