Today’s events for Dec. 24 | Entertainment


A Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols candlelight service will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Foothills Christian Assembly, 615 Penn St., Edgefield. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. For more information, call 803-292-5241.

A drive-in Christmas Eve Service, hosted by St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken, will be held at 5 p.m. today at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive. For more information, visit stjaiken.org.

A Night of Worship and Candlelight will be held at 4 and 6 p.m. today at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. S.E. For more information, visit millbrook.cc/christmas.


Aiken Ghost Tours will hold a Haunted History Tour at 6 p.m. Sunday. The tour will depart from the entrance of the graveyard at St. Thaddeus. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 803-270-0773 or email kcubbage@yahoo.com.

DEC. 30

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

DEC. 31

Cafe Scientifique of Aiken will hold its New Year’s Eve ball drop on Friday, Dec. 31, at the Old Aiken Post Office, 307 Lauren St. N.W. The event will begin with an outdoor concert by The Needles at 11:30 p.m. followed by the ball drop at midnight. For more information, visit cafescientifiqueaiken.net.

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. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Those attending should bring a mask in case social distancing isn’t possible. For more information what kind of items to donate, visit letlovelive.org.

JAN. 8

The House of Provision and Oakwood/Randal Branch Baptist Church will hold a new year dinner feast beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Gyles Park, 406 Park Ave. S.E. Free hot meals to go will be offered.

JAN. 14

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the library renovation project will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

JAN. 19

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at American Legion Post No. 26, 636 Old Airport Road. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

JAN. 22

A Library Lollapalooza Kids’ Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 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.

JAN. 23

USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College will host the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at the USCA Convocation Center, 2049 Champions Way, Graniteville. U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn will be the keynote speaker. Doors open at 2:30. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit usca.edu.

JAN. 25

A book club for adults will meet from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the conference room of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W., and online via Zoom. The book selection for December is “Heartberries” by Terese Marie Mailhot. Sign up is at the information desk. Masks are required for those attenidng in-person. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

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