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Posted: November 19, 2013 - 5:28pm

JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Bell Auditorium; Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream; tickets on sale at Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena, by phone and online at www.georgialinatix.com; free single Athens to Athens: http://jbonamassa.com/vienna/?id=press-release; $71, $81, $91, $101, $127

CHAPTER HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET: Doors 6 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Old Kendall Mill; buy tickets at Turkey Shoppe on Main; (803) 637-3106, nwtf.org

DANCING WITH THE AIKEN STARS: 7 p.m. Thursday, USC Aiken Convocation Center; night of entertainment benefiting Medical Clinic of Aiken County and Child Advocacy Center; $30; tickets available by phone and online; (866) 722-8877, www.uscatix.com

UNIVERSITY THEATRE PLAYERS: ORDINARY DAYS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; (803)
648-6851

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING: A TALE OF TWO CITIES:
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday; Charles Dickens’ classic tale of love, loyalty, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit; $20 adult, $17 senior, $12 student, $7 child; (803) 648-1438

HOLIDAY PEARLS FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. Sunday, Pine Ridge Country Club, 425 Pine Ridge Road, Edgefield; benefits Wesley Spires; holiday fashion show by Mercy Me!; Jane Jenkins Herlong’s book signing and humor; hors d’oeuvres; door prizes; $20; tickets available at Mercy Me! or Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce; (803)
275-0010

AIKEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 7 p.m. Monday, Aiken Municipal Building; Second and fourth Mondays,

USC Aiken Chamber Music Concert: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; (803)
648-6851

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST:
10 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, noon to midnight Sunday through Nov. 30; Graystone Ranch Nature Park, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah; pumpkin patch, haunted forest, haunted hay rides, hay maze, more; $10; graystoneranch.com

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

JOHNSTON FARMERS AND ARTISTS MARKET: 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street; produce, eggs, baked goods, relishes, pickles, handmade soaps, hand-knitted and felted items, prints, note cards

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

IN MY BACKYARD AND MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: Backyard 7 p.m., Eye 8 p.m. Saturdays in November, DuPont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center 471 University Parkway; Backyard – family entertainer Fred Penner helps answer what you can see from your backyard, for young families and the young at heart; Eye – introduction to astronomy and the mysteries of outer space, for ages 8 and older; includes a live sky tour, observatory open after show, weather permitting; $1-$4.50 each movie;t rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/publicShows.html

STORYTIME WITH THE MORRIS MUSEUM: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jeff Maxwell Branch Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road; all ages; registration required; (706) 793-2020

HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD VILLAGE:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21-30 (closed Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Day), 1-5 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 1; historic-themed gingerbread creations; available through silent auction; display and opportunity to bid free during regular museum hours; (706) 722-8454

SALLEY CHITLIN STRUT 2013: Saturday, Nov. 30, 230 Pine St. NW, Salley; vendor applications and beauty pageant information online; chitlinstrut.com

EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY: THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS ELF: 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 15, William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield; written by Susie O’Neal; (803) 637-3833, edgefieldtheatre.wordpress.com

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