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Posted: August 20, 2013 - 5:00pm

GRU DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, 2500 Walton Way; works by Kristin Casaletto, Tom Crowther, Suzette H. Hollins, Alan C. MacTaggart, Jennifer Onofrio Fornes, Randy Pace, Raoul Pacheco, Rosanne Stutts, Brian Rust, Joseph M. Tolbert, Chadwick Tolley, Janice Williams M. Whiting; on display through Sept. 20

STUDENT RECRUITMENT SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; to introduce students to Alabama A&M University and the course offerings available; how to apply for college, how to apply for scholarships, etc.; question-and-answer period; for middle and high school students; free; (706) 855-9554

SAVANNAH RIVER SITE CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: Nov. 18-19, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta; issues-based committees meet in combined session 1 p.m. Monday; full board meetings begin 8:30 a.m. Tuesday; (800) 249-8155, srscitizensadvisory
board@srs.gov

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 through October, Heritage Gold Mine Park, 209 N. Mine St., McCormick; learn how to pan for gold, keep what you find; 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

MISSION TO MARS: 7 and 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; 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

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St.; 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; savannahrivercancerfoundation.org

SANDY OAKS PRO RODEO IPRA CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO: Gates open 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 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

CHRIS MORGAN PERFORMING: 7 p.m. Friday, 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

SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES: THE HIDDEN HEARTS OF GALAXIES: 7 p.m. Friday, Georgia Regents University, New Science Center Auditorium W1008, 2500 Walton Way; Dr. Monique Aller, speaker; Astronomy Club of Augusta meeting; refreshments; lunar observing follows; free; angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE BLACK BOX PRODUCTION: HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 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

EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY: THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield; comedy by Jones, Hope, Wooten; $18; (803) 637-3833

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

ANN N. JOHNSON UNCF JAZZ FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. Sept. 8, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, 1 Ninth St.; Paine College, host; $25 advance, $35 event day; (706) 821-8233, lcollins@paine.edu

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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