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Posted: November 26, 2013 - 4:23pm

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST: 10 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, noon to midnight today, Thursday; 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; savannahrivercancerfoundation.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 – Fred Penner helps explain 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; rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/publicShows.html

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

ONE TABLE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, The Alley, Aiken; turkey cooked several ways, traditional Thanksgiving trimmings, music, fellowship; free

GINGERBREAD DECORATING PARTY: 2-4 p.m. Friday, Aiken County Historical Museum, Aiken; held by Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum; all supplies provided; cider; families welcome; free; (803) 642-2015

EDGEFIELD CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: 6 p.m. Friday, downtown Edgefield; with Mayor Ken Durham; carols; snow on the square guaranteed; free

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: DEAR SANTA: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Aiken Community Playhouse; $20 adult, $17 senior, $12 student, $7 child; (803) 648-1438

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

AUDITIONS: AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING: SHERLOCK HOLMES: 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aiken Community Playhouse; (803) 648-1438

AIKEN COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE PUBLIC MEETING: 7 p.m. Monday, Aiken County Council Building; those attending can request to address the committee members about road issues in Aiken County

AIKEN CONCERT BAND: 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Etherredge Center; (803)
648-6851

AIKEN COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES MEETING: 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Aiken County Board of Disabilities, Aiken; (803)
642-8800

43RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Odell Weeks Center, Aiken; original designs and work from over 100 talented artisans from across the Southeast; free admission

ANNUAL DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, downtown Aiken; led by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh; music, refreshments; sing carols, light candles, count-down lighting of the tree; kids tell what they are thankful for; appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus; children must be accompanied by an adult; free

CULTURAL SERIES: BROADWAY BOYS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, The Etherredge Center; (803) 648-6851

WAGENER CHRISTMAS PARADE 2013: 11 a.m. Dec. 7, Wagener; from Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School to Wagener-Salley High School; (803) 564-3412

GRANITEVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE 2013: 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Graniteville; line up 2 p.m., Leavelle McCampbell School; parade 3 p.m.

BARNWELL CHRISTMAS PARADE 2013: 4 p.m. Dec. 7, Barnwell; city councilman J.T. Atkinson, grand marshall; (803) 259-3266

‘TIS THE SEASON: 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 16; 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 23 and 28, DuPont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center; tracing the development of many holiday and cultural customs; $1-$5.50; rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium

AIKEN JAYCEES CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 8, downtown Aiken; a Southern Christmas, theme; registration to participate $20 required by Dec. 1

JACKSON CHRISTMAS PARADE 2013: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, along U.S. Highway 25 in Jackson

EDGEFIELD COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE: 4 p.m. Dec. 8, downtown Edgefield; Christmas music played on the square; floats, bands, grand marshal and Santa; sponsored by Edgefield Community Development Association; (803) 480-1255

STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS: 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Odell Weeks Center, Aiken; Mrs. Claus reading holiday books, giving away a free book to every child in attendance; cookies and juice; ages 8 and under (accompanied by an adult); free

NIGHT OF 1,000 LIGHTS: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 12, downtown Aiken; lighted streets, food, festivities and Santa; (803) 649-2221

CHRISTMAS IN HOPELANDS: 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 12-26, Hopelands Gardens, Aiken; walk-through exhibit featuring over 1.5 miles of lighted holiday displays and pathways, with over 100,000 lights; refreshments; many nights include an outdoor concert on the Roland H. Windom Performing Arts Stage and artisan showcase at the Rye Patch Reception Center; all ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult); free, donations appreciated

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN COMMENCEMENT: 7 p.m. Dec. 12, USC Aiken Convocation Center, Aiken; (803) 643-6901

AIKEN CHORAL SOCIETY: MADRIGAL DINNER, A RENAISSANCE YULETIDE FEAST: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Aiken County Historical Museum, Aiken; music, merriment and mirth in Renaissance style; cornish hen, green beans with currants, wild rice, fruits, wine or mead, dessert, cash bar; limited to 100 seats; $65; tickets available at Aiken Chamber of Commerce until Dec. 9

THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS – A DRIVE THROUGH PRESENTATION: 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, Midland Valley Recreation Association, Clearwater; presenting the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a father shares the true meaning of Christmas with his daughter; 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15; presented by Heights Church; free; (803) 593-3054, heightsweb.org

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

MIDLAND VALLEY CHAMBER CHRISTMAS PARADE 2013: 3 p.m. Dec. 14, Midland Valley; deadline for applications for entries to be judged Dec. 11; deadline for other entries Dec. 12; (803) 593-3030, marshalt@atc.edu

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION HOLIDAY TOURS: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 14, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, Beech Island; music, light refreshments; (803) 827-1473, redcliffe@scprt.com

CLARKS HILL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Laura Grove Baptist Church; celebrate the life of Jesus through music; free

CHIC FOR A CAUSE FASHION SHOW: 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville; fashion show, food, entertainment, door prizes; benefits 5-year-old MaKiya Glanton, who has undergone brain surgery for epilepsy; tickets available at Centsibly Chic Boutique or online; online donations also accepted; $25; (803) 641-3100, centsiblychic.com

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