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Posted: September 4, 2012 - 5:57pm

Tickets on sale

Single tickets are on sale for USC Aiken’s 2012-2013 Cultural Series season at the Etherredge Center.

The season begins with Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway on Sept. 14. Other performances include: Nov. 2, National Symphony of Cuba featuring Nachito Herrera, pianist; Feb. 8, Birdland Big Band; March 2, Ensemble Galilei First Person; and April 19, 12 male voices of Chanticleer.

Tickets are $40 each and $7 on the day of the performance for students. USC Aiken faculty, staff and retirees will receive a 10 percent discount.

For information, call (803) 641-3305.

Cancer study

People ages 30 to 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are invited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3.

Residents can register from Oct. 23-25.

For information, visit cancer.org/cps3, e-mail cps3@cancer.org or call (888) 604-5888. To register for the Aiken study, visit www.
cps3aiken.org.

Stop Hunger Now

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Rotarians and members of the community will gather at Augusta State University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse to pack 100,000 meals as an international project.

The fieldhouse is at 3109 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta. To register for the event, go to http://bit.ly/KAhffU.

Volunteers are asked to bring a canned food item on the day of the event to put in the Golden Harvest truck.

For more information, contact Pam Lightsey at (706) 840-8087 or plightsey@aug.edu.

SRS announces hydrogen research expansion

Savannah River Site’s management contractor will finance a $3 million expansion to Aiken County’s Center for Hydrogen Research facility, which will also be renamed.

The agreement between Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Aiken County, which owns the center, will add 6,435 square feet of finished laboratory space to the facility in the Savannah River Research Campus that adjoins SRS.

The building will also be renamed as the Applied Research Center “to more accurately reflect the diversity of research and development initiatives,” according to a news release from Savannah River National Laboratory and other entities involved in the project.

The 60,000-square-foot Center for Hydrogen Research, which opened in 2006, houses the Savannah River National Laboratory’s Hydrogen Technology Research Laboratory, a 24,400-square-foot lab complex primarily used for unclassified research into new applications for hydrogen technology, USC Aiken research and small-technology companies.

The expansion will be privately funded, via a $3,000,000 expenditure authorized by the board of directors of SRNS. Upon completion, SRNL will lease the space. The Department of Energy has authorized an initial 10-year lease, the announcement said.

Dr. Terry Michalske, the executive vice president of SRNS and director of SRNL, said the investment would yield multiple benefits to SRNL.

“In addition to providing us with new, contemporary research labs, the addition of more off-site laboratory space makes it that much easier for us to partner with universities and private companies,” he said.

Aiken commemorative medallion contest

The Aiken Downtown Development Association is seeking ideas for the 14th, 15th and 16th Aiken commemorative medallions.

Suggestions must be of a landmark or popular event within Aiken city limits.

The most popular submissions will be reviewed and everyone who suggests the chosen winner will be entered into a drawing for three prizes that consist of medallions.

To enter and for a list of past medallions, visit www.downtownaiken.com. The contest ends Friday.

For information, call (803) 649-2221.

Genealogical society meeting

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lynch Building Annex of the Tompkins Library in Edgefield.

Jack Parker will be the guest speaker and will present William “Bloody Bill” Cunningham’s “Bloody Scout” campaign that began and ended in Charleston, S.C., according to a news release. He will sign copies of Parker’s Guide afterward.

Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming trips by Aiken County PRT

Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism will host a trip to Wadmalaw, S.C. on Sept. 14 and Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C. on Nov. 9.

The Wadmalaw trip will include a visit to the historic Angel oak tree, Stono Market, Charleston Tea Plantation, Irvin House Vineyards and lunch at Tomato Shed Café. Cost is $50 per person, which does not include lunch, and reservations are required by Sept. 12.

The Shaw Air Force Base tour is $25, which does not include the cost of lunch on base. Deadline to register is Oct. 26. A background check is required to be allowed to enter the base.

For information, call Carolyn Rushton at (803) 564-5211.

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