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Posted: July 30, 2013 - 12:49pm

JOHNSTON FARMERS AND ARTISTS MARKET: 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street; tomatoes, onions, cabbage, peanuts, yellow squash, cucumbers, sweet peas, string beans, watermelons, peaches, strawberries, eggs, baked goods, relishes, pickles, handmade soaps, hand-knitted and felted items, prints, note cards

GOLD PANNING: 9 a.m. first and third Saturdays, May through October, Heritage Gold Mine Park, 209 N. Mine St., McCormick; learn how to pan for gold, keep what you find; town sits on 4.5 miles of tunnels; gem screening, tours of the mine; tours $3, gold panning $5, gems $5; heritagegoldmine.com

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John’s United Methodist Church Room 119, 104 Newberry St. NW Aiken; for relatives and friends of addicts; free; nar-anon.org

TOUCH A TRUCK: 2 p.m. today, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, Aiken; see, touch and hear all kinds of vehicles from Public Safety, Public Works, the ABBE Bookmobile, and more; free; (803) 642-7575

SUMMER REVIVAL: 7 p.m. throughThursday, Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, Beech Island; the Rev. Maurice Porter, speaker; free

SUMMER REVIVAL: 7:30 p.m. through Thursday, Mine Creek Baptist Church, 1799 Johnston Highway, Johnston; the Rev. P.L. Griffin, speaker; free; (803) 275-5194

POST IT MURAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Aiken County Library, 314 Chestrfield St. SW, Aiken; create artwork for the library with sticky notes; free; (803) 642-7575

AIKEN COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aiken County Board of Disabilities, 1016 Vaucluse Road; free; (803) 642-8800

STORY TIME: Infants to 24 months old 10:15-10:35 a.m., ages 2-3 11-11:30 a.m., ages 4-5 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays in August, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, Aiken; (803) 642-7575

FREAKY FRIDAY ADOPTION EVENT: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken; sport your school spirit out to the SPCA and adopt for just $5; adoptions subject to approval; no holds or rain checks; adoption fee includes microchip, spay or neuter surgery, all appropriate testing and vaccinations; (803) 648-6863, LetLoveLive.org

MIDLAND VALLEY HIGH MARCHING BAND BOOSTERS FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s, 1360 Whiskey Road, Aiken; $6 at door or by phone; (803) 924-9896

MISSION TO MARS: 8 p.m. Saturdays in August, DuPont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; launch videos will propel us from Earth, then we’ll zoom through space to Mars using NASA images and our Digistar projector; learn about space travel, compare the surface features and rock types on Mars with Earth’s geology, and view the Martian night sky; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 4K-12 students, $1 USCA faculty, staff and students; rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium

DIGISTAR VIRTUAL JOURNEY: 9 p.m. Saturdays in August, DuPont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; exciting journey using the power of Digistar; drive through space with the “space truck,” enter a virtual space station, and travel to places from the depths of imagination; fast-paced trip includes a tour of a virtual amusement park and a “ride” on its roller coaster; appropriate for all ages, fast-paced motion makes a few people slightly queasy; $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, $3.50 4K-12 students, $1 USCA faculty, staff and students; rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium

YOUNG STORM BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 10 a.m. Sunday, Young Storm Branch Baptist Church, 325 Huber Clay Road, Aiken; the Rev. Lyndon Heath, speaker; free

SPLASH DOWN: 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Ellenton Branch Library, 113 Pine Hill Ave., New Ellenton; free; (803) 652-7845

STORYTIME AT THE PARK: 10-11 a.m. Aug. 7, Crosland Park shelter, 1676 Aldrich St., Aiken; stories, games and light refreshments; each child will receive a free book; for ages 8 and under, children younger than 4 must be accompanied by an adult; (803) 642-7634

SPLASHDOWN: 2 p.m. Aug. 7, Jackson Branch Library, 106 Main St., Jackson; free; (803) 471-3811

A FRACTURED JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PUPPET SHOW: 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 7, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, Aiken; free; (803) 642-7575

A FRACTURED JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PUPPET SHOW: 2 p.m. Aug. 8, Midland Valley Branch Library, 9 Hillside Road, Langley; free; (803) 593-7379

A FRACTURED JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PUPPET SHOW: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Nancy Bonnette Branch Library, 204 Park St. NE, Wagener; free; (803) 564-5396

CATCHING FIRE: 4 p.m. Aug. 8, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, Aiken; Fans of the Hunger Games series test skills as an avox, a tribute and a stylist with the library’s version of the Quarter Quell; free; (803) 642-7575

YAPPY HOUR: 5 p.m. Aug. 8, SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken; music by Karen Gordon; hot dogs by donation while they last, cash bar; Beth Brodie of Van Gogh to Go, helping you paint your own pet portrait, reservations required to paint (803) 648-6863; do not bring pet if painting - bring a photograph; free admission, $50 to paint; (803) 648-6883, LetLoveLive.org

DOG WASH: 10 a.m. Aug. 10, SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare; get your pup scrubbed and benefit a great cause; nail trims and ear cleaning available; $10 and up; (803) 648-6883, LetLoveLive.org

STORKS AND CORKS: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10, Silver Bluff Audubon Center, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; observe wood storks while sampling wines; buffet dinner follows; reservations required; benefits center’s Connecting People with Nature; (803) 471-0291

GOSPEL SINGING FEATURING CHOSEN, ALL FOR HIM, THE POWELLS: 6 p.m. Aug. 10, Langley Community Center, S.C. Highway 421, Langley; free, love offering accepted; (803) 593-0681

GAVIN REILY PERFORMING: 7-10 p.m. Aug. 10, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. NW, Aiken; no cover, dinner reservations recommended; (803) 648-1181, rosehillestate.com

AUDITIONS: AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE – LEND ME A TENOR: 3 p.m. Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; roles for four men, ages 18-60, and four women, ages 25-60; fast paced and active show; performances 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 and Nov. 1 and 2, 3 p.m. Oct. 27; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

AIKEN DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION’S MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE: A CRUISE SHIP CRIME: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; Doors 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; tickets available at Aiken Downtown Development Association office and by phone; $50, includes dinner and show; (803) 649-2221, downtownaiken.com

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE BLACK BOX PRODUCTION: HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24, 3 p.m. Aug. 18, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; contains adult situations, language, themes; adults $12, ages 12 and younger $6, students and ages 60 or older $10; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH USHER’S ANNIVERSARY: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave., Aiken; The Rev. Clinton “T.C.” Edwards Jr., speaker; free; (803) 648-9290

LUNCH BOX SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; speaker, Gary Forrester; topic, drought-tolerant landscapes; presented by the Aiken Master Gardener Association; free; (803) 649-6297 ext. 122

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St., Aiken; Cancer Survivors Helping Others through Positive Encouragement; meets third Wednesdays; Jamie Turner, executive director, (803) 649-5433, srcfdirector@yahoo.com; Cathy Cole, group facilitator, (803) 641-5389, cathy.cole@uhsinc.com; free; savannahrivercancer
foundation.org

CHRIS MORGAN PERFORMING: 7 p.m. Aug. 23, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. NW, Aiken; Americana folk music; no cover, dinner reservations recommended; (803) 648-1181, rosehillestate.com

SANDY OAKS PRO RODEO IPRA CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO: Gates 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. August 23-24, Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo Lazy J Arena; $10 advance, $12 at gate; ages 6-11 $5; (803) 637-5369 home, (803) 480-0045 Sandy’s cell, (803) 480-1944 Wesley’s cell, sandyoak@gmail.com, sandyoaksprorodeo.org

BRENT LUNDY PERFORMING: 7 p.m. Aug. 30, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. NW, Aiken; no cover, dinner reservations recommended; (803) 648-1181, rosehillestate.com

CSRA COLLEGE NIGHT: 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; more than 140 colleges and universities and five to 15 professional societies participating; (803) 952-9450, gladys.moore@srs.gov; www.srs.gov/general/outreach/edoutrch/coll_night.htm

USC AIKEN FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; Inter-Curricular Enrichment event; free; usca.edu/ec

FREAKY FRIDAY ADOPTION EVENT: 11 a.m. Sept. 6, SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken; tail-gating – wear your favorite college football gear and your adoption fee is just $5; adoptions subject to approval; no rain checks, no holds; adoption fee includes microchip, all appropriate tests and vaccinations, and spay or neuter surgery; (803) 648-6883, LetLoveLive.org

AIKEN’S MAKIN’: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7, downtown Aiken; two-day arts and crafts event featuring handmade craft exhibits, food and entertainment; aikensmakin.net

CELTIC PUB NIGHT WITH GAVIN WINSHIP PERFORMING: 8 p.m. Sept. 7, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. NW, Aiken; no cover, dinner reservations recommended; (803) 648-1181, rosehillestate.com

YAPPY HOUR: 5 p.m. Sept. 12, SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken; bogey entertaining with live tunes; author Gwen Cooper of Homer’s Odyssey and Love Saves the Day, showing cat people some love; vaccinated and leashed dogs welcome to enjoy the dog park; cash bar; free admission; (803) 648-6883, LetLoveLive.org

GAVIN REILY PERFORMING: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 13, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. NW, Aiken; no cover, dinner reservations recommended; (803) 648-1181, rosehillestate.com

LUNCH BOX SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; speaker, Pam Glogowski; topic, ornamentals for the fall garden; presented by the Aiken Master Gardener Association; free; (803) 649-6297 ext. 122

SOUTHERN STUDIES SHOWCASE – CELEBRATING THE ROOTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORY AND HERITAGE: 10 a.m. Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, Edgefield; held by Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Old Edgefield District African American Genealogical Society; 24 workshop classes over two days; vendors; Block party with catered Southern dinner and music 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20; reenactment of Edgefield’s past; workshops 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21; Lunch and a Tour 12:15-1:45 p.m. Sept. 21 at one of three places – Oakley Park, Magnolia Dale and Willowbrook Cemetery, $10 includes homemade lunch and cemetery tour, limit 30 people each location; registration fee includes the block party; registration deadline Sept. 12; $40 after, with no guarantee of a Friday night meal; (803) 637-4010, OEDGS85@gmail.com, OEDGS.org

LANA-PAW-LOOZA: 8 p.m. Sept. 21, SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken; Bark-a-rita-ville food and drinks, Twilight Walk for Animals, silent auction, live music, competitions, prizes; register for the walk at www.crowdrise.com/twilightwalk; register for the cooking competition and have a chance at winning a mountain getaway, email development@LetLoveLive.org; register a student age 6-18 in the Decorate the Dance Floor sidewalk chalk competition; $25 at gate, ID required for beverage bracelet; (803) 648-6863, LetLoveLive.org

UNIVERSITY THEATRE PLAYGROUND PLAYERS: THE JUNGLE BOOK: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; Inter-Curricular Enrichment event; usca.edu/ec

AN EVENING WITH HAL LINDEN: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; best known as Barney Miller, this American TV Icon won a Tony Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical in 1971 (The Rothchilds), and years prior to that, as a clarinetist/saxophonist and bandleader worked with the likes of the Sammy Kaye Orchestra and Bobby Sherwood; Hal Linden plus seven musicians perform some of the greatest jazz standards, big band tunes and Broadway hits; $40; usca.edu/ec

HERITAGE JUBILEE FESTIVAL 2013: Whole Hog Cookoff 7 p.m. Sept. 27 to 10 a.m. Sept. 28, Oakley Park, 300 Columbia Road, Edgefield; arts, crafts, food, bingo, live entertainment, classic car show, motorcycle show, more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 400 Main St., Edgefield; street dance 7-11 p.m. featuring The Scott Brantley Band, 400 Main St., Edgefield; free admission; edgefieldsc.net

MARCH OF DIMES MARCH FOR BABIES: 9 a.m. Sept. 28, Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; raising awareness of the March of Dimes mission to stop premature birth; facebook.com/events/426952590733696

19TH ANNUAL SASSAFRAS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5, Burnettown Town Hall, 3144 Augusta Road, Burnettown; accepting applications for food and craft vendors; (803) 593-2676, burnettown@bellsouth.net

LUNCH BOX SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; topic, butterflies and plants they love; presented by the Aiken Master Gardener Association; free; (803) 649-6297 ext. 122

LAKESIDE HIGH CLASS OF 1993 REUNION: Nov. 1-3; Nov. 1: Lakeside football game against Evans High; Nov. 2: Family Day at Lakeside High; Nov. 3: evening party at Enterprise Mill, $75; send payments to LHS 20 Year Reunion, C/O Casey Cliatt, P.O. Box 204780, Martinez, GA 30917-4780; information, lakesidereunion1993@yahoo.com

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