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Posted: December 3, 2013 - 2:03pm

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

SHOE COLLECTION DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS: Through Jan. 3; sponsored by Augusta area podiatrists and Georgia Podiatric Medical Association; donate new or used shoes; take donations to your podiatrist’s office; all types needed, regardless of size, condition or type

USC AIKEN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. Thursday, USC Aiken Quad, 471 University Parkway; bring the kids to enjoy free food, smores and hayride; iceless skating rink, music, arts and crafts; bring camera for pictures as kids tell Santa their wish list; $2, free to ages 11 and younger and USC Aiken students, faculty, staff their families; (803) 641-3442, ajav@usca.edu

7 p.m. Thursday, Aiken County Board of Disabilities, Aiken; (803) 642-8800

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

43RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, Aiken; original designs and work from more than 100 talented artisans from across the Southeast; free admission

AIKEN DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday, The Etherredge Center; (803) 648-6851

A HOLLY DAY: All day event Saturday, downtown Aiken; held by Aiken Downtown Development Association; (803) 649-2221, downtownaiken.com/calendar.html

THE MILLION DOG WALK ON GRU DENTAL: 10 a.m. Saturday, Judicial Center Additional Parking Area, Ninth at Walker Street, parking lot directly behind courthouse; peaceful march, escorted by Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies, marching to the GRU Dental School; dogs that are leashed, vaccinated and friendly welcome; children welcome with adult supervision; facebook.com/events/1415944518638727

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

CITY OF NEW ELLENTON CHRISTMAS PARADE 2013: Noon Saturday, from Old Whiskey Road (north) toward Savannah River Site (south), ending near St. Paul’s Methodist Church; (803) 652-2214

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

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

GOSPEL SINGING: 7 p.m. Saturday, Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilber; featuring the Glorymen and Lumber River; refreshments served; love offering accepted

‘TIS THE SEASON: 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Dec. 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. Sunday, downtown Aiken; a Southern Christmas, theme

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

EDGEFIELD COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE: 4 p.m. Sunday, 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. Tuesday, 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

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14, Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; Santa having breakfast with children, listening to their holiday wishes; after breakfast, children make a holiday craft to take home; registration required by Dec. 8; ages 12 and under (accompanied by an adult); $3 per child

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

AIKEN CHORAL SOCIETY: RENAISSANCE CONCERT: 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Cornerstone Baptist Church, 100 Cornerstone Drive, Aiken; Renaissance songs and comedic acts; $20, $12 students, ages 12 and younger free

JOY FEST EVENING OF QUARTET SINGING: 3 p.m. Dec., 15, Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Jersey St., Laurens; doors open 3 p.m., concert 4 p.m.; Roy and Revelation, Blessed, The Gospel Originals, more; vendors $35; $10 until Dec. 1, $15 at door; (864) 981-2808, (864) 200-6902

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

AIKEN CIVIC BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 22, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $20, seniors and students $15; (803) 641-3305

SOA IN AIKEN: MANHATTAN PIANO TRIO: 8 p.m. Jan. 7, First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. NW, Aiken; communicating with audiences through music and commentary; free; soaugusta.org

WINTER NOCTURNE FEATURING EDVINAS MINKSTIMAS: 7 p.m. Jan. 30, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6851

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