Today’s events for Feb. 14 | Entertainment


TODAY

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism will hold a Family Game Night from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration is required and is open through Monday, March 15. Faces coverings will be required. For more information or to register, call 803-643-2181.

MONDAY

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 14 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, by appointment only. Those in need of help with tax preparation and e-filing of federal and state returns. Those wishing to use the VITA service must pick up an info packet, complete the forms in the packet and call to make an appointment once all forms are completed. Appointments are available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Taxpayers must have a cellphone, and will be called by someone to work on their return.

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday. The group gathers on Hitchcock Drive at the entrance to Aiken Estates, across from the Fresh Market along Whiskey Road. Participants are invited to stay for the whole time or as long as they can, and are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. If you can’t stand, chairs are welcome. The 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 are welcome. Participants can bring their own signs as long as they are nonpartisan. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

TUESDAY

The Aiken Lions Club will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The guest speaker will be Betts Murdison, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Augusta. Some Lions have been knitting blankets and caps for children. For more information or to get the Zoom invitation, email Susan Selden at sljselden@gmail.com.

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Dementia Conversations: Tips for Difficult Topics Like Doctor Visits, Driving and Future Plans from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

WEDNESDAY

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain virtual program from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

Crystal Kornickey will speak at noon Wednesday virtually as part of Aiken Technical College’s Dynamic Dialogues guest lecture series. Kornickey is a historical interpreter. Her topic will be Silhouettes of Slavery: Finding Hidden Figures in the Lowcountry. The discussion is free and open to the public. To join, visit bit.ly/3rvizgK or call 571-392-7650 and enter PIN 790 353 8929. 

FEB. 18

An art show featuring the work of North Augusta students will be on exhibit Feb. 18 through March 11 at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center, 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta. An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. For more information, call 803-441-4380.

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Winter Wanderland: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 18. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

FEB. 1

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presents, “Tuck Everlasting: The Musical” at 8 p.m. today and Feb. 19 and 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 21. Doors open two hours before showtime. Tickets are $50 for seniors, retires, DA civilians and active-duty E7 and above; $40 for active-duty E6 and below and students with ID; only coffee and dessert $35 and $28 for only the show. Tables are limited to one family group and are spaced 6 feet apart. For more information or to make a reservation, call 706-793-8552.

FEB. 21

The Palmetto Dog Club will hold Spring Dog Training classes beginning Saturday, Feb. 27. Classes will meet for six weeks at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road. Classes will include Puppy Socialization, Obedience, Agility and Rally. The cost is $120. Registration will be held Sunday, Feb. 21, at the training field at 880 Banks Mill Road. For more information, visit palmettodogclub.org or call 803-262-9686.

FEB. 22

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain virtual program from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

FEB. 23

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

FEB. 24

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

FEB. 25

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School, 10 J.P. Kneece Drive. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain virtual program from 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will offer a virtual program titled Peer2Peer: Cohesive Connections from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 25. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/sc.

FEB. 26

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, Feb. 26, via Zoom. The topic will be proper pruning techniques. Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

An open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 26, at the McGrath Computer Learning Center in room 134 of the Business and Education building on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Visitors will be able to register for spring classes and meet instructors and coaches. 

FEB. 27

The 11th Annual Black History Jazz Concert will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Tables of six are $54, $60 and $72. Preston & Weston will perform. Tables can be purchased at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. For more information, call 803-642-7634.

MARCH 2

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Rye Patch in Hopelands Gardens, 100 Berrie Road. Instill a love of reading in your child that will last a lifetime. Rye Patch offers the perfect atmosphere for an afternoon story and fun with friends. Story Time in the Gardens will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. during the months of March through May. There will be no Story Time on April 6. This event is for ages 8 and younger. Admission is free. 

MARCH 6

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Mercy’s Well and the Pine Ridge Boys will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

MARCH 7

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo’s performance scheduled for Sunday, March 7, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival has been postponed and is in the process of being rescheduled.

MARCH 8

Schofield Middle School and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Schofield Middle School, 224 Kershaw St. N.E. Masks are required. Donors must be 17 or older. For more information, call 803-641-2770.

MARCH 9

The Aiken Center for the Arts will hold A Literal Blast: A Zoom Q&A that allows residents to get a glimpse into the life of area writers. The event will be held February through May and will feature four local authors with two sessions each. The first session will be a an introduction of the author and their book followed by a discussion of the book in session two. The March program will feature the book “The Southern Child”by Kathy G. Widener. Discussions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 9 and 16. The cost is $33 and includes a copy of the book. For more information or to register, stop by the ACA at 122 Laurens St. S.W., call 803-641-9094 or visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

MARCH 13

The St. Paddy’s Lucky Laces 5K will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at the James Brown Arena, 601 7th St., Augusta. Registration is $25 before Feb. 26, and $35 starting Feb. 27. Participants will receive a T-shirt, medal and bib. For more information or to register, visit stpaddsluckylaces5k.itsyourrace.com.

A Pastel Portraits in Person event will be held Saturday, March 13, at Pitter-Patter, 131 Laurens St. S.W. The cost is $169.95 per person. Appointments are required. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a space. All portraits are pastel profiles and measure approximately 11-by-14-inches. For more information, call 803-643-8000.

MARCH 18

“Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till,” written by and starring Mike Wiley will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $25-$50 and can be purchased online at usca.edu/etherredge-center or by calling the box office at 803-641-3305. The performance is part of the 2020-2021 Cultural Series, and has been made possible thanks to a partnership with the Center for African American History, Art and Culture.

MARCH 19

The Schofield Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications regarding scholarship assistance. Any African American student who is in good academic standing and need of assistance may apply. An additional criteria would be that the applicant must have a close family member who either attended Schofield, was employed, or is currently employed at Schofield. The deadline for applications is March 19. Persons wishing to apply should secure an application from your local Aiken County high school or the office of Attorney George A.Anderson, 223 Park Ave., S.E., Aiken. 

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism will hold a Family Game Night from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The cost is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Registration is required and will be open through Monday, March 15. Faces coverings will be required. For more information or to register, call 803-643-2181.

MARCH 25

The Parker Quartet will perform on Tuesday, March 25, at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Banwell Ave., as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com. This performance is sponsored by Susan H. Adkins in memory of Dr. Carl R. Adkins.





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