Tuesday, June 15

Today’s events for Jan. 28 | Entertainment


TODAY

Country trio Chapel Hart will perform at 6 p.m. today at Rose Hill, 221 Greenville St. S.W., as part of a Local Talent Showcase. Dave Mercer will host. 

FRIDAY

Chris Ndeti will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tailgate Tavern, 231 The Alley S.W.

FAMCO will hold its annual Marriage Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Michael E. Perry, co-founder, president and CEO of Human Performance and Behavior Expert, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $70 per couple or $35 per person. For more information, www.aikenfamco.com or email rogerrollins@aikenfamco.com.

The Astronomy Club of Augusta will meet via Zoom at 6:45 p.m. Friday. The guest speaker will be Michael E. Bakich. His topic will be The Next 25 Years of Solar Eclipses. For more information or a Zoom linke, visit showard2@tds.net.

SATURDAY

Aiken Interfaith Partners will hold a Virtual Interfaith Human Library via Zoom from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participating religions include Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, LDS, Muslim, Protestant, Quaker, Sikh and Unitarian. For more information or to get the sign up link, email aikeninterfaith@gmail.com. 

MONDAY

Ticket sales for the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival open to the public Monday. For a list of events and ticket prices, visit joyeinaiken.com.

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today. 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.

The Town of Windsor will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the activity building of First Baptist Church of Windsor. Only one person per household may attend and masks must be worn. Temperatures will be taken at the door. For more information, call 803-571-0788 or 803-270-7003.

TUESDAY

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 February program will feature the book “In Their Own Words – Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II by Fred Gehle and Dr. James Garvey. Discussions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 9. The cost is $40 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.

Greater Aiken SCORE and the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold an online webinar titled, “Grow Your Business Reach Customers Online” at 9 a.m. Tuesday. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2XUG6uK.

WEDNESDAY

The City of Aiken will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the City of Aiken Municipal Building, 214 Park St. S.W. Donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email. People who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to donate. For more information or to register, visit redcrossblood.org. Use promo code AikenGives.

FEB. 4

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of the Tri-Development Center will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 5080 Jefferson Davis Highway, Beech Island. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 803-642-8800.

Greater Aiken SCORE will offer an online webinar titled “Your Tax Return will Change 2021” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, Ted Orban, a SCORE certified business mentor, will lead the discussion. For more information, email greateraiken.score.org.

An opening reception for the February exhibits at the Aiken Center for the Arts will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the center, 122 Laurens St. S.W. For more information, visit aikencenterforthearts.org.

FEB. 6

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Forever Changed and the Bledsoes will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

An Ice Cream for Breakfast event will be held from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Flanigan’s Ice Cream Parlor, 221 Barnwell Ave. N.W. For more information, find Flanigan’s on Facebook.

FEB. 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 February program will feature the book “In Their Own Words – Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II by Fred Gehle and Dr. James Garvey. Discussions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2 and 9. The cost is $40 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.

Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 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.

FEB. 10

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. For more information or to preregister, visit redcrossblood.org.

FEB. 12

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presents, “Tuck Everlasting: The Musical” at 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 13, 19 and 20, and 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 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. 15

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays Feb. 15 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.

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 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 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.

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 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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