Today’s events for April 1 | Entertainment

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TODAY

Aiken High will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. today and Saturday, at the Aiken High greenhouse, 449 Rutland Drive N.W. Annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs will be available. For more information visit the Aiken High FFA on Facebook.

The 106th Horse Show in the Woods will be held today through Sunday at the Horse Show Grounds in Hitchcock Woods. Competition starts each day at 9 a.m. For more information, visit aikenhorseshow.org.

The Edgefield County Acoustic – Guitar Pull will perform from 7-8 p.m. today at Mims Park, 514 Lee St., Johnston, as part of the Community Concerts in the Park Series. Admission is free. Those attending are asked to bring their own chairs. Coolers and alcohol are not permitted. In case of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Johnston Elementary School gym. For more information, visit johnstondevelopmentcorp.org

Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 2451 Edgefield Road, Trenton, will hold revival at 7 p.m. today. The Rev. George L. Brightharp is the pastor.

The Aiken Community Theatre will perform “Some Place Called Mayor’s Income, Tennessee” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and April 7, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and military, $12 for students and $7 for children. For more information, visit aikencommunitytheatre.org.

Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., Augusta. Tickets start at $48 and go on sale at 10 a.m. today online at augustabroadway.com.

Country music star Justin Moore will perform at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., Augusta, on Friday, May 27. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50, and go on sale at 10 a.m. today. To purchase tickets, visit aectix.com.

SATURDAY

Gospel Deliverance Church will sponsor Vendor Tent Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kearse Outreach Variety Shop, 3341 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call 803-640-9410 or 803-226-0203.

Pacers and Polo will be held Saturday at the Powderhouse Polo Field, 820 Powderhouse Road. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and the match starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children in advance or $10 for adults and $5 for children at the gate. Children 6 and younger are admitted at no charge. General admission parking is $5 per car and includes one souvenir program per car. General admission tickets may be purchased by calling the USCA Athletic Department at 803-641-3486 or 803-641-3331; All Star Tents and Events, 176 Bettis Academy Road, Graniteville; the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; Lionel Smith Ltd., 132 Laurens St.; and the USCA Athletics Department at 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville.

An Art in the Park event will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Walton Heath Park in the Cedar Creek community. Attendees will be able to stroll through the park and shop for handmade items created by Cedar Creek artisans. Jewelry, greeting cards, quilted items, watercolors, scarves, books, painted items and more will be available.

A gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The Shireys and Mercy’s Well will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. A cube steak fundraiser will be held from 4-6 p.m. Plates are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

Keep Aiken County Beautiful will hold a litter cleanup at 9 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Highway/Highway 1 near Exit 22. For more information, email [email protected] or call 803-502-9000.

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 required for all. 

SUNDAY

A prayer vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Aiken Equine Rescue, 532 Glenwood Drive. The vigil is being held in memory of the one-year anniversary of the fire.

Run United will be held Saturday, April 30, in downtown Aiken. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with the half marathon staring at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 7:45 a.m. and Kids’ Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration March 29 through April 28 is $70 for the half marathon, $55 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K and free for the Kids’ Fun Run for the first 500 kids ages 3-9. For more information or to register, www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited.

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a five-part lecture series titled Legacies of the Winter Colony at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. Lectures include Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch Sunday with speakers Anna Dangerfield and Lil Brannon; Equestrian Legacy on April 10 with speaker Linda Knox McLean; and Fashions of the Winter Colony on April 24 with speaker Alecia Wagoner. Lectures start at 3 p.m. and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Series tickets are $60 and individual tickets are $15 at the door if available. For more information, visit achmfriends.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. Participants are invited to stay for the whole time or as long as they can. With the war in Yemen entering its seventh year and Russia’s war with 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.  For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

The Town of Windsor will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the activity building of Windsor First Baptist Church. Masks are required. For more information, call 803-571-0788 or 803-270-7003.

The Horse Creek Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the parish house of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1 Hard St., Graniteville. Allen Riddick will be the guest speaker. He will share and discuss his historic photos of Aiken. The meeting is open to nonmembers. Refreshments will be served.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The River Winds Clarinet Quartet will perform at 6:30 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.

APRIL 5

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

DayBreak Adult Care Services, the City of Aiken, Trinity on Laurens and Be Well Home Services will offer an educational series titled Living, Loving and Lifelong Learning. The April class, titled Driver Safety will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Kara Flanders, a certified dementia trainer at DayBreak, will be the speaker. The cost of the class is $5. For more information, call 803-226-028 or 803-643-2181.

The Aiken Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in downtown Aiken. The event will feature visual and performing artists and many shops will be open late. For more information, call 803-293-7846 or visit visitaikensc.com.

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Rye Patch in Hopelands Gardens, 100 Berrie Road. Story Time in the Gardens will be held every Tuesday through May. There will be no Story Time on April 5. The event is free and designed for ages 8 and younger.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 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 p.m. to 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 [email protected] 

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. 

APRIL 7

The American Ballet Theatre Studio Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $25. The performance is part of the USC Aiken Cultural Series. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, April 12, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The program will be a fashion show with outfits provided by White Rose, hair and makeup by Hair Knowlogy. The MC will be Lisa McCollum. Reservations are required. The cost is $30 per person and is payable at the door; $10 will be donated to the club to be distributed to local charities. To make or cancel a reservation, call Debbie Fenton (last names A-L) at 803-226-9529 or Joetta Senour (last names M-Z) at 803-594-5001 or email [email protected] Reservations or cancellations are due by noon Thursday, April 7.

The Aiken Toastmasters Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The meeting also will be held via Zoom. For more information or to receive a Zoom invitation, email [email protected] Guests are welcome.

APRIL 8

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at Hitchcock Place, 102 Crepe Myrtle Court. To participate, RSVP to Caroline at 803-649-6439 by 4 p.m. Friday, April 8. Those who are not fully vaccinated are asked to wear a mask to protect the resident

The Aiken Ghost Tour will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8. Tour participants should meet at the entrance to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church cemetery at the south end of Pendleton Street. The cost is $15 per person. For more information or to book space, call 803-270-0773 or email [email protected]

The Military Officers Association of American Aiken Chapter, in conjunction with the American Legion Post 26 and the United States Submarine Veterans Denizens of the Deep, will hold a dinner and bingo night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Reservations are required and should be made by contacting the respective organizational leader prior to Friday, April 8. For more information, call Jeanne Townes at 803-439-3303.

Cirque Ma’Ceo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9; and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10; at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive. The performance will feature acrobatic feats, aerial dancing and exotic horses. Tickets are $20 to $60. For more information, visit events.cirquemaceotickets.com.

APRIL 9

A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Perry Memorial Park, 720 Abbeville Ave. N.E. An adaptive program with minimal noise will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The hunt is for children ages 1-10. Mayor Rick Osbon and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Refreshments and entertainment will be available. For more information, visit cityofaiken.gov.

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 required for all. 

APRIL 10

Run United will be held Saturday, April 30, in downtown Aiken. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with the half marathon staring at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 7:45 a.m. and Kids’ Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration March 29 through April 28 is $70 for the half marathon, $55 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K and free for the Kids’ Fun Run for the first 500 kids ages 3-9. For more information or to register, www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited.

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a five-part lecture series titled Legacies of the Winter Colony at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. Lectures include A Walk in the Park today with speaker Jim McNair; Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch on April 3 with speakers Anna Dangerfield and Lil Brannon; Equestrian Legacy on April 10 with speaker Linda Knox McLean; and Fashions of the Winter Colony on April 24 with speaker Alecia Wagoner. Lectures start at 3 p.m. and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Series tickets are $60 and individual tickets are $15 at the door if available. For more information, visit achmfriends.org.

APRIL 11

The Trenton Correctional Institute will hold a career fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta. For more information, call 803-896-3000 or 803-275-3301.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Alan Vail will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, 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.

APRIL 12

The City of Aiken will offer Summer Day Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 through Aug. 12 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Camps are open to children age 5-12. The cost is $100 per week. Registration opens April 12. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

APRIL 14

The USC Aiken Win Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Etherredge Center, 340 Scholar Loop. Tickets are $10 to the general public and free for USCA faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit usca.edu.

An Easter Bunny Hop-In will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. The drop-in event will feature a craft, a coloring page, candy and other goodies. For more information, call 803-642-7557 or visit discoveraikencounty.com.

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at 1016 Vaucluse Road. For more information, call Shemeco Butler at 803-642-1055.

APRIL 15

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, April 15, at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. The guest speakers will be Bennett Tucker. His topic will be preserving Hitchcock Woods. For more information, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

The Aiken Garden Show will be held Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at various gardens around Aiken. Gardens will open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A Vendor Market will be held  from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W.  the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Two-day tickets are $25 through May 12 and $30 on tour days. Tickets can be purchased at the Aiken County Visitors Center, Antiques and Uniques, Cedar Creek Nurseries, Plum Pudding, GrassRoots Yard Supply in Graniteville, Ashely’s on Main in New Ellenton and Nurseries Caroliniana and Parks Pharmacy in North Augusta.

APRIL 16

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at Hitchcock Place, 102 Crepe Myrtle Court. To participate, RSVP to Caroline at 803-649-6439 by 4 p.m. Friday, April 8. Those who are not fully vaccinated are asked to wear a mask to protect the residents.

FOTAS will hold the 2022 Woofstock Doggie Derby Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Citizens Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road. The event will feature food, music, balloons, face painting, exhibitors, dog demos and a variety of doggie contests. Animals from the Aiken County Animal Shelter also will be on hand looking for forever homes. Registration for the doggie events is $10. For more information, email [email protected], call 803-514-4313 or visit fotasaiken.org.

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 required for all. 

APRIL 17

Run United will be held Saturday, April 30, in downtown Aiken. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with the half marathon staring at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 7:45 a.m. and Kids’ Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration March 29 through April 28 is $70 for the half marathon, $55 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K and free for the Kids’ Fun Run for the first 500 kids ages 3-9. For more information or to register, www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited.

APRIL 18

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Experiment ant the 1-20 Horns will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, 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.

APRIL 19

The Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative will hold a neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Community Resource Center, 1248 Crosland Drive N.E. The meeting will be held in person and online via Zoom. Meetings are open to all residents and property owners. For more information or for the link to attend virtually, email [email protected]

The Lewy Body Dementia Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 19, at the Lessie Price Senior and Youth Center located at: 841 Edgefield Avenue NW in Aiken. For more information, email Nancy Martin at [email protected] 

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

APRIL 21

Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22 at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $45. The performance is sponsored by the Aiken Performing Arts Group. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-648-1438 or visit aikenarts.com.

APRIL 23

An Equali-Tea oratory contest will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. N.E. The event is part of the Voices and Votes Democracy in America celebration. For more information, visit aikenvoicesandvotes.com.

Keep Aiken County Beautiful will hold an Earth Day litter cleanup at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Edgefield Highway/Highway19. For more information, email [email protected] or call 803-502-9000.

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 required for all. 

APRIL 24

Run United will be held Saturday, April 30, in downtown Aiken. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with the half marathon staring at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 7:45 a.m. and Kids’ Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration March 29 through April 28 is $70 for the half marathon, $55 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K and free for the Kids’ Fun Run for the first 500 kids ages 3-9. For more information or to register, www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited.

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a five-part lecture series titled Legacies of the Winter Colony at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. The final lecture will be Fashions of the Winter Colony on April 24 with speaker Alecia Wagoner. Lectures start at 3 p.m. and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Series tickets are $60 and individual tickets are $15 at the door if available. For more information, visit achmfriends.org.

APRIL 25

The 11th annual Support 1 Golf Tournament will be held Monday, April 25, at The River Club, 307 Riverside Blvd., North Augusta. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The cost is $300 per three-man team, and includes breakfast and dinner. For more information or to register, visit support1.us.

A Twisted Whiskers Summer of Love event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the SPCA Thrift Store, 1589 Whiskey Road. Tickets are $10. The event will feature raffles, hors d’oeuvres, new merchandise storewide and a cash bar. Attendees will receive a 10% off coupon. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit letlovelive.org.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Southern Elite Cloggers will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, 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.

APRIL 28

The 2022 Caring and Sharing Ladies Luncheon will be held at noon Thursday, April 28, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $30 per person or $350 for a reserved table of eight. Southern humorist and author Jane Jenkins Herlong will be the guest speaker. Proceeds benefit ACTS. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit actsofaikenorg.

APRIL 30

Run United will be held Saturday, April 30, in downtown Aiken. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with the half marathon staring at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 7:45 a.m. and Kids’ Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration March 29 through April 28 is $70 for the half marathon, $55 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K and free for the Kids’ Fun Run for the first 500 kids ages 3-9. For more information or to register, www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited.

The Pineapple Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road. The event will feature a flea market in the gym, silent auction for themed baskets, bake sale, barbecue, hot dogs, free activities for kids and more. for more information, visit memorialbaptistaiken.org.

A Breyer Kids Fun Day will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum inside Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. The event is for children ages 4 to 16 accompanied by an adult. The event is sponsored by Pitter Patter Children’s Boutique. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit [email protected]

Library Lollapalooza Kids’ Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The event will feature entertainment and presenters throughout the day. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Aiken Civic Orchestra will perform a collaborative program with the Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School titled “Celebrating Young Artists” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. For more information, visit aikencivicorchestra.org.

The Beech Island Historical Society will hold its 14th annual Historic Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The tour will feature homes, churches, cemeteries, museums and other unique places. An old fashion barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Visitors Center, 144 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island. Among the sites on the self-guided tour are the Farmers’ Gardens at Glen Loula, the Jarrett Museum, the Boondock Farm, Silver Bluff Baptist Church, the Swiss Settler’s Farm, Risher cabin and more. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors in advance and $25 for adults and $20 for seniors the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Beech Island Appliance Service, 1516 Sand Bar Ferry Road, Beech Island; the Arts and Heritage Center, 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; the Jackson Municipal Complex, 106 Main St., Jackson; and the Aiken County Visitors Center, 133 Laurens St. N.W. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 803-867-3600, email [email protected] or visit beechislandhistoricalsociety.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 required for all. 

MAY 1

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold its inaugural Teddy Bear Family Picnic from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. Those attending should bring a blanket and their favorite stuffed animal. The event features boxed lunches from A Steller Kitchen and a craft. KW Photography will be onsite to capture memories. Registration is $5 per person and opened March 21 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; and the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. Club Pilates of Aiken is the sponsor. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

MAY 7

Aiken Equine Rescue will host “The Run for the Roses” from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at WingPlace, 732 E. Pine Log Road. This afternoon will featured watching the races, prizes, giveaways, raffles, stick horse race, silent auction and more. Tickets include food, iced tea, mint julep drink and a T-shirt. The cost is $40 for adults and $30 for children under 15. Tickets at the door will be $45 per adult and $35 per child.

MAY 21

Furry One Mile and 5k Run and Walk will be held at Generations Park. All proceeds benefit FOTAS and the Aiken Animal Shelter. This event is sponsored by South Aiken Physical Therapy & Wellness and Lionel Smith, Ltd. Gentlemans Clothiers. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and friendly with other dogs. The cost is $15 for the mile fun run and $25 for the 5k. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/SC/Aiken/Furry5K2022. Registration ends May 17.





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