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News Notes

Posted: October 23, 2012 - 10:52am

Upcoming concert

The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council will present a Veterans Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Wesley Center at Grace United Methodist Church.

Savannah River Winds will perform and Wycliffe Gordon, who just received Best Jazz Trombonist in the World for 2012, will perform a solo with the group. The concert will have patriotic music and other selections with featured vocalists, according to a news release.

The community is invited to make a donation in honor of a family or friend who has served in the military by printing their name in the program, and the name will be announced during the program. Donations are $10 per name. To make a donation, contact the arts council before Oct. 31 at www.naartscouncil.org.

Neighborhood
food collection

The It’s Spooky to Be Hungry neighborhood food drive will be held Saturday for South Carolina residents.

In 2011, more than 1,600 volunteers helped organize collections and more than 153,215 pounds of food and $56,935 was collected, which helped feed 127,679 meals to locals in need, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Millie Robinson with Golden Harvest Food Bank at (706) 736-1199, ext. 229.

Spirits of Hallowed Eve at the park

The Living History Park will have its annual Spirits of Hallowed Eve events this weekend.

The Wine and Spirits Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The event will start off in the park’s tavern with wine and ale and then move on to the barn where guests will be served dinner in an 18th century-type atmosphere. There will also be entertainment.

Tickets for the event are $50 and deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 24. For tickets, contact Lynn Thompson at (803) 279-7560.

On Saturday night, there will be ghost walks from 6 to 9 p.m., with walks starting every 15 to 20 minutes. The ghost walks are guided tours throughout the park and are family-friendly.

Reservations are required for the walks. To make a reservation, contact Pam Schmidt at pam@colonialtimes.us or (803) 441-8956. Tours are $7 per family or $1 per person for large groups. The reservation fee will be refunded upon check-in for the walks.

There will also be two illusion act shows by Faire Wynds in the barn at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $7 per person and $4 for children 12 and younger. Contact Thompson for reservations.

Children ages 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult for the ghost walks and illusion acts.

Pancake breakfast fundraiser

The American Legion Auxiliary Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Unit 71 will hold a Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at American Legion Post 71, 333 E. Pine Grove Ave.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Parks Pharmacy and the Sno-Cap Drive-In. Reservations can also be made through Linda Smiley at lindansmiley@comcast.net.

Proceeds benefit Palmetto Girls State and hospitalized veteran programs at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, according to a news release.

Quote for a Cause at Woofstock

The Matt Nieman Insurance Agency will have a Quote for a Cause table at the Woofstock Festival on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Highfields Event Center in Aiken.

The insurance agency will donate $10 for every quote opportunity during the festival to the Aiken County Animal Shelter.

The festival, hosted by Friends of the Animal Shelter, will feature dog contests for best kisser, trick and costume.

There also will be a Mutt Strut parade featuring adoptable dogs. Vendors and exhibitors will be available with crafts, balloons, dog supplies, dog demonstrations and food.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. For information about the festival, call the Aiken County Animal Shelter at (803)
642-1537.

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