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TODAY

Aiken Women In Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today on Whiskey Road across from The Fresh Market (at Hitchcock Drive, the entrance to Aiken Estates). Please note the later time. Join us in seeking a path to peace this year in the midst of so much hate and violence. Everyone is welcome – men, women, children. Bring your own nonpartisan sign or use one of ours. If you can’t stand, bring a chair. For more information, call Lynn (501-499-4485) or Brenda (803-648-6020).

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

Coloring for Grownups will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 and 20, 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.

A Summer Reading Book Club for adults will meet Tuesdays, June 6 and 27 and July 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The books are non-fiction and focus on disability culture. They are “Being Heumann” by Judith Heumann, “Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture…” by Keah Brown and “Disability Visibility” edited by Alice Wong. To sign up, visit the library’s reference desk. 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 aikennaranon@outlook.com

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 manicgh@yahoo.com

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. 

WEDNESDAY

The Aiken MOAA Chapter will meet Wednesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. George Grinton will be the guest speaker. He will discuss the construction of the Hitchcock Woods Gateway. Social time begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required by Friday, June 2. For more information or to register, email jeannetownes@gmail.com.

Play & Learn Drop-Ins for children ages 0-5 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

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 AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

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

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays through June 29 at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The Augusta Broadway Singers will perform Thursday, June 8. For more information, visit naartscouncil.org

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tri-Development Center, 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

“The Fabelmans,” rated PG-13, will be shown from 2-4:31 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Amp The Alley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in The Alley in downtown Aiken. The Scarlet Begonias will perform. Concerts will be held every Thursday through Oct. 26. 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. 

JUNE 9

A Hopelands Gardens & Rye Patch History Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, June 2. The tour is sponsored by the Friends of Hopelands & Rye Patch will be led by Allen Riddick, and will cover the historic properties and who owned them. For more information, visit hopelandsgardens.org.

JUNE 10

A Storytime with Josh Crute event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at The Book Tavern, 978 Broad St., Augusta. Crute is the author of “The Untimely Passing of Nicholas Fart.” The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, visit booktavern.com.

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.  

JUNE 11

Seniors age 50 and older interested in playing a pickup game of softball or taking part in batting practice are invited to come to Field 8 at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road, at 5:30 p.m. through October. For more information, Call 845-239-3949 or email duncanhuyler@yahoo.com.

JUNE 12

A Sunny Monday event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 12, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. The speaker will be Mike DeBruhl and his topic will be the the Bluebird Society and Lives of Bluebirds. Lunch will be served at noon for a cost of $5. The program is free. For more information or to register, call the church at 803-648-6891.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June 26. Swingsation of Aiken will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, 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. Parking is 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 H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

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

JUNE 13

Porkchop Productions will perform “Imperfect Strangers: The Ant and the Grasshopper” at 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Seating is limited. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Listen to stories of Aiken County’s food history and more with Dr. David Shields, author of “Taste the State: Signature Foods of South Carolina on Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry St. S.W.

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 aikennaranon@outlook.com

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 manicgh@yahoo.com

JUNE 14

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 AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

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

JUNE 15

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays through June 29 at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Double D will perform Thursday, June 15. For more information, visit naartscouncil.org

A Game Night for teens will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Teens can try out the library’s new Switch and board games. Registration opened May 22. For more information or to register, call 803-642-2020 x. 1121.

Amp The Alley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Easily Amused will perform. Concerts will be held every Thursday through Oct. 26. For more information, visit ampthealley.com.

A Reading Between the Wines event will be held Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. at The Book Tavern, 978 Broad St., Augusta. Author Victoria Benton Frank, author of “My Magnolia Summer” will discuss the release of her debut novel, “My Magnolia Summer” and sign copies of the book. Wine and hot d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit www.booktavern.com.

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

JUNE 16

JUNE 17

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.  

JUNE 18

Seniors age 50 and older interested in playing a pickup game of softball or taking part in batting practice are invited to come to Field 8 at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road, at 5:30 p.m. through October. For more information, Call 845-239-3949 or email duncanhuyler@yahoo.com.

JUNE 19

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June 26. Chris Ndeti & Co. will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, 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. Parking is 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 H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

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

JUNE 20

A book club will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., on the third and fourth Tuesday of the month. The group meets in the first-floor meeting room. Group B will meet June 20 and discuss the book “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt. Group A will meet June 27 and discuss the book “One Italian Summer” by Rebecca Serle. For more information or to sign up, call 803-642-2020 x. 3.

A Super Awesome Puppet Show will be performed at 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Seating is limited. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The M’Aiken A Difference Lewy Body Dementia Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W.  

Juneteenth Paint & Sip will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at The Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. The cost is $45, which includes all supplies and wine. Payment can be submitted to the Center at 803-502-4858. Seating availability is limited.

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive. Meetings are open to all residents and property owners. For more information, email cpnc@cpncs.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 aikennaranon@outlook.com

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 manicgh@yahoo.com

The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 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. 

JUNE 21

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 AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

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

JUNE 22

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays through June 29 at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The Experiment and the I-20 Horns will perform Thursday, June 22. For more information, visit naartscouncil.org

“The Lost King,” rated PG-13, will be shown from 2-3:50 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

Amp The Alley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Chris Ndeti & Co. will perform. Concerts will be held every Thursday through Oct. 26. For more information, visit ampthealley.com.

Joye in Aiken Jazz Camp will be held from Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25 at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center. The camp is open to rising ninth graders through twelfth graders. Instruments accepted are trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, drums, keyboards, string double bass and electric guitar. Other instruments such as violin and voice can be considered.

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

JUNE 23

JUNE 24

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Bingo Ball from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. This event is for people age 50 and older. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Ticket sales run through June 16 and can be purchased at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center, the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. Semi-formal attire is recommended. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

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.  

JUNE 25

Seniors age 50 and older interested in playing a pickup game of softball or taking part in batting practice are invited to come to Field 8 at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road, at 5:30 p.m. through October. For more information, Call 845-239-3949 or email duncanhuyler@yahoo.com.

JUNE 26

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June 26. The Aiken Civic Ballet Company will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29, 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. Parking is 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 H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

Let’s Go Bingo will be held from 6-8 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

JUNE 27

A book club will meet from 2:30-3:45 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., on the third and fourth Tuesday of the month. The group meets in the first-floor meeting room. Group B will meet June 20 and discuss the book “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt. Group A will meet June 27 and discuss the book “One Italian Summer” by Rebecca Serle. For more information or to sign up, call 803-642-2020 x. 3.

A Talewise Science Heroes program will be presented at 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The program, titled “Saving the Earth Together,” will feature interactive storytelling and science experiments. Seating is limited. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Training will be offered June 27 and 28 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aiken County Government Center Sandlapper Room, 1930 University Parkway. The event is free to attend. Seating is limited. To register, email ewagner@palmettopride.org or call 864-434-3655. Law enforcement officers receive SC Criminal Justice Academy CLEE Credits and City Planners receive credit from SC Planning Education Advisory Committee.

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 aikennaranon@outlook.com

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 manicgh@yahoo.com

JUNE 28

A Horse Powered Reading event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Children can read and play educational games with miniature horses. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Registration is required and opened Monday, May 22. For more information or to register, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 x. 1121.

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 AikenBridgeClub@gmail.com

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.

JUNE 29

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays through June 29 at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Keith Gregory will perform Thursday, June 29. For more information, visit naartscouncil.org

A Walk of Fire event will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Teens can test their scoville tolerance by trying hot sauces of increasing strength. Participants must have a signed permission slip. For more information or to register, call the circulation desk at 803-642-2020 ext. 1121.

Amp The Alley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in The Alley in downtown Aiken. The Experiment will perform. Concerts will be held every Thursday through Oct. 26. 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. 

JUNE 30



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