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TODAY

VFW Post 10601 will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots through Sunday. Donations can be left at the post home, 250 Hudson Road.

Christmas Craft Show will be held today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The show will open at 9 a.m. each day. The show features handmade crafts and goodies made by talented artisans from across the Southeast.

A candlelighting will be held at 5 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 2648 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville.

A Christian Jubilee will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today at Sarah’s Sweet Grass Farm, 275 Millers Pond Road, Salley. there will be food, hayrides, campires, crafts and more. For more information, call Sarah Hott at 803-646-0439 or Barb Rollins at 803-645-3292.

The Augusta Choral Society and the Lyra Vivace Orchestra will perform Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. today at Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for students and members of the military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit augustacs.org or call 706-826-4731.

The SAHS Booster Club will hold a Festival of Trees from 5 to 8 p.m. today at South Aiken High School, 232 E. Pine Log Road. The event is a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit SAHS athletics.

A gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Matt Tollison and King’s Cause will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

The Polar Express” will be shown at 6 p.m. today and Sunday at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. Reservations must be made in advance, and the cost is $5 per person. Watch the movie on the deck at the depot, wear pajamas, and bring pillows and blankets. Popcorn will be available. The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call 803-293-7846 or visit eventbrite.com.

The Town of Wagener Christmas Parade will be held at 11 a.m. today along Main Street in Wagener. 

The New Ellenton Christmas Parade will be held at noon today. The parade will start from the assembly area at Ellenton Village on Main Street, continue up Main Street, and will end at St. Paul United Methodist Church. 

The GVW Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. today. The parade will start in the parking lot of Leavelle McCampbell Middle School located at 82 Canal St., Graniteville. It will proceed through Graniteville on Highway 191 all the way to the traffic light at Highway 421 in Warrenville. If the parade is canceled for any reason it will be held on Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.

Christmas for the Birds will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the the Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta. Participants can create decorations for the birds to eat throughout the winter.

The Aiken Community Theatre will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. today  and Dec. 9, 10 and 11, and 2 p.m Sunday at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, visit aikencommunitytheatre.org.

SUNDAY

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.

Santa will be hearing Christmas wishes from children with special needs from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, at Talatha Baptist Church, 361 Talatha Church Road. For more information or to make a reservation, visit talathabaptistchurch.org.

The Aiken Choral Society will perform a Christmas Through the Ages concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N. Admission is free, though donations to support the choral society will be accepted. For more information, visit aikenchoralsociety.org.

The Cedar Creek Ladies Club will hold a Holiday Bazaar from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cedar Creek Community Center, 2485 Club Drive. The Bazaar will feature gently used scarves and handbags, silent auction items and a wreath and basket raffle. Holiday cheese balls will be available to order. For more information, visit ccaiken.com.

Joye in Aiken’s first “Joye to the World!” Holiday Concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. For more information, visit www.joyeinaiken.com.

The North Augusta Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday along Georgia Avenue in downtown North Augusta.

The Town of Windsor Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The parade begins at Cedar Road and ends at the Old School/Park with festivities. For more information, email csimmonswindsortownclerk@gmail.com

The Town of Jackson Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday on Highway 125 in Jackson.

The Edgefield Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in downtown Edgefield.

The Aiken branch of World Finance will be taking donations to benefit the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare through Dec. 31. Items can be dropped off at the business from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. onday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information what kind of items to donate, visit letlovelive.org.

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. 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, including children and men, are welcome. Participants can bring their own signs as long as they are nonpartisan. Masks and social distancing are encouraged until COVID is behind us. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

The Horse Creek Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the parish house at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 Hard St., Graniteville. Deborah Tritt Harmon with the Gregg-Graniteville Archives at the USC Aiken Library will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be USCA’s 60th anniversary exhibit.

An Empty the Shelters Holiday Hope Event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Dec. 6-11 at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. During the event, the Bissell Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees for $25 or less. This year, more than 200 shelters in 40 states are participating.For more information, visit letlovelive.org.

DEC. 7

The Aiken Concert Band will perform its Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Ticket are $10 and $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com.

The Aiken Singers will perform their holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7 this year at Hillview Baptist Church, 1974 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville.

DEC. 8

A CRT/Education meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at The Big Red Barn, 187 Chime Bell Church Road. S.C. Rep. Bill Taylor, R-Aiken; Sheri Few, educator and president of S.C. Parents Involved in Education; Col. Bill Odin and Chad Connelly will speak. Admission is ree.

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. The meeting will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

The Senior Men’s Club of Aiken will hold its Annual Holiday Party meeting at noon Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Woodside Country Club. The wives and special guests of club members will attend, and the featured entertainment will be Aiken’s South Boundary Singers. The club will also announce its 2021 “Man of the Year Award” and the club’s 2022 officers and directors. Reservations are required. The cost is $25. For more information, contact Rick Endler at 803-649-7697 or afendler@bellsouth.net

DEC. 9

A free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at First Baptist Church of Windsor, 539 Middleton Drive, Windsor. Vaccines are available for all South Carolinians ages 5 and older. No ID, insurance or appointments are required. For more information, visit scdhec.gov.

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10:15 a.m. The program will be a presentation by The Aiken Civic Orchestra. The cost is $20 per person and is payable at the door. Donations to the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons also will be accepted. To make or cancel a reservation, call Sandy Byrd (A-L) 803-643-7059 or Joetta Senour (M-Z) 803-594-5001 or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon Thursday, Dec. 9.

DEC. 10

A candlelighting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Graniteville Cemetery.

A Real Talk Youth Discussion Forum will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway. Kenneth Lott will lead the discussion. The topic will be the Many Masks We Wear – The Effects of Bullying and Peer Pressure. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 803-226-4276 or email vinahead2013@gmail.com.

Holidice, a synthetic ice skating experience, will be open Dec. 10-Jan. 23 at the Aiken Fairgrounds located at 561 May Royal Drive. Holidice will be closed Dec. 13-15, Dec. 25, Jan. 3-6, Jan. 10-13 and Jan. 18-20. For more information, visit holidice.com.

The Etherredge Center Cultural Series presents “Dine and Dance with the Swingin’ Medallions” at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. Patrons will get to enjoy a delicious catered meal, and shag the night away with South Carolina’s own Medallions. Tickets are $75 for the show and dinner or $50 for the concert only. Tickets can be purchased at usca.edu/etherredge-center or by calling 803-641-3305.

DEC. 11


free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 11, at Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta. Vaccines are available for all South Carolinians ages 5 and older. No ID, insurance or appointments are required. For more information, visit scdhec.gov.

A Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the town of Salley.

A Jingle Bell Rok Out Lights and Bass Show will be held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. The Apocaplyptic Bass Crew will present an evening of cars, lights and sounds. Admission is $5 at the gate and $10 per class. For more information, visit the Apocalyptic Bass Crew page on Facebook.

A Holiday Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. For more information, call the museum at 803-642-2015.

Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Salley Civic Center, 258 Pine St. N.W., Salley.

Breakfast and a Book with the Clauses will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center. The event will feature breakfast, a craft and a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus. Each family will receive a copy of the book. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is open through Dec. 9 or until filled. For more information or to register, stop by the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E.; or the Lessie B. Price Center or online at cityofaikensc.gov/prtregistration.

St. Mary’s School will hold a Gingerbread Dash 5K from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 11, at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road. Check-in begins at at 8:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults age 18 and older, $15 for children and free for those age 5 and younger. Registration includes time tracker, a string bag if registered before Monday, Nov. 15, and a bounce pass. Bounce passes are $5 for those not racing. Runners are encouraged to wear an ugly Christmas sweater or dress as any Christmas character. For more information or to register, visit st.maryscholaiken.com.  

The 30th annual Christmas in Hopelands event will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11-23 in Hopelands Gardens. The walk-through exhibit features over 2 miles of lighted pathways and illuminated displays. There is no cost to enter the event or to utilize the shuttle service. All guests should use the shuttle service; shuttles run continuously from Citizens Park, located at 1060 Banks Mill Road, from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Handicap parking is available at 135 Dupree Place. No animals are allowed on shuttle vehicles.

The Aiken Symphony Orchestra will present its “Home for the Holidays” concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Etherredge Center, 340 Scholar Loop. The afternoon will be filled with holiday melodies as well as the added bonus of including two additional Aiken groups, the Aiken Choral Society and the Aiken Civic Ballet. For more information, visit aikensymphonyorchestra.com.

The Midland Valley Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11. It will start at Augusta Road and Lion’s Trail and end at Augusta Road and Old Depot Street in Langley.

The first Christmas Parade in Crosland Park will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. For any groups that want to participate (churches, fire department, ect.), contact Dale Couch at 803-508-8418 or Bob Fry at 803-649-3622.

DEC. 12

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a Holiday Tea and Historic Homes Lecture from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The cost is $30. A traditional English tea will be served. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online at achmfriends.org.

The annual Aiken Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in downtown Aiken. The parade will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit aikenjaycees.com.

The Aiken branch of World Finance will be taking donations to benefit the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare through Dec. 31. Items can be dropped off at the business from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. onday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information what kind of items to donate, visit letlovelive.org.

DEC. 14

An online book club for adults will meet from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. The book selection for December is “An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good” by Helene Tursten. Sign up is at the information desk. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

The Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia Support Groups will hold a holiday celebration at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield AVe. N.W. There will be a wreath making project and refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, callDayBreak at 803-226-0288 or email Kara Flanders at kara@daybreakcare.com

The Aiken Newcomers’ Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10:15 a.m. The program will be a presentation by The Aiken Civic Orchestra. The cost is $20 per person and is payable at the door. Donations to the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons also will be accepted. To make or cancel a reservation, call Sandy Byrd (A-L) 803-643-7059 or Joetta Senour (M-Z) 803-594-5001 or email newcomers29803@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon Thursday, Dec. 9.

The Aiken Symphony Orchestra will present its “Messiah” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church. For more information, visit aikensymphonyorchestra.com.

DEC. 17

“The Nutcracker” ballet, presented by the Aiken Civic Ballet, will be held Dec. 17-19 at the Ettheredge Center, 471 University Parkway. For more information, visit aikenballet.org.

A candlelighting service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 250 Merriweather Drive.

The Aiken Civic Orchestra will present its holiday concert, “An Aiken Christmas Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. The concer will featuer a few area choirs. For more information, visit aikencivicorchestra.org.

DEC. 18

National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, Dec. 18. A ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 2648 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. Following the ceremony the public is invited to help lay wreaths on the graves of veterans. Additional wreaths will be placed at 2 p.m. at Pineview Memorial Gardens, 450 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta; and 3 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery at the corner of Laurens STreet and Hampton Avenue. For more inforation, call Tony Venetz at 803-648-5885 or email tvenetz@att.net.

A Christmas concert with Chanel Skinner, Chris Parker, Jasmine Padgett, Tameka Jones-Williams and Kelvin Moore at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Unified Church of S.C., 338 Pine Log Road, Beech Island. Tickets are $20. Face masks are required.

A candlelighting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at old Langley Cemetery, 324 Piney Heights Road, Warrenville.

A Holiday Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Rose Hill, 221 Greenville St. N.W. For more information, visit rosehillinaiken.com.

Santa at the Depot will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. S.E. The event is free. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 803-293-7846.

The Hoofbeats and Christmas Carols Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in downtown Aiken. Stop include Trinity on Laurens and The Willcox.

DEC. 19

The Aiken branch of World Finance will be taking donations to benefit the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare through Dec. 31. Items can be dropped off at the business from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. onday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information what kind of items to donate, visit letlovelive.org.

DEC. 20

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 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. 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, including children and men, are welcome. Participants can bring their own signs as long as they are nonpartisan. Masks and social distancing are encouraged until COVID is behind us. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

DEC. 31

The Aiken branch of World Finance will be taking donations to benefit the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare through Dec. 31. Items can be dropped off at the business from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. onday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information what kind of items to donate, visit letlovelive.org.

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