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Posted: December 10, 2013 - 4:09pm

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

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

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

CHRISTMAS IN HOPELANDS: 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 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. Thursday, USC Aiken Convocation Center, Aiken; (803) 643-6901

THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS – A DRIVE-THROUGH PRESENTATION: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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; presented by Heights Church; free; (803) 593-3054, heightsweb.org

EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY: THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS ELF: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 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. Saturday, Midland Valley; deadline for applications for entries to be judged is today; deadline for other entries is Thursday; (803) 593-3030, marshalt@atc.edu

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

TIS THE SEASON: 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Monday; 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 CHORAL SOCIETY: RENAISSANCE CONCERT: 3 p.m. Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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; $15 at door; (864) 981-2808, (864)

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 Park-way, Aiken; (803) 648-6851

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