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Posted: December 17, 2013 - 8:01pm

CLOTHES GIVEAWAY AND HEALTH FAIR: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway, Aiken; free blood pressure, glucose and HIV testing

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

AIKEN AREA MYELINATORS MS SELF HELP GROUP MEETING: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken; monthly meeting of persons with multiple sclerosis and caregivers; sharing support, learning more about MS, increasing community awareness and understanding of the disease; refreshments served

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

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

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

CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; music and fun for the whole family; doors 7 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m.; free, limited seating; reacheverybody.com

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

CHIC FOR A CAUSE FASHION SHOW: 5 p.m. Saturday, 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

‘TIS THE SEASON: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 23 and 28, DuPont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; tracing the development of many holiday and cultural customs; $1-$5.50; rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium

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

MAGELLAN STRING QUARTET: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave., Aiken; performance with church choir

PRE-CHRISTMAS BASKETBALL CAMP: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Riverside Middle School, 1095 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; for grades K-8; fundamental skill development, group instruction, ball handling, passing and shooting drills, defensive techniques, scrimmage competitions, prizes; learning knockout, free throw; arts and crafts for K-2 campers; $50, online registration required; unitedelitewarriors.com

NEW OLIVE BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH PRE-NEW YEARS’ PROGRAM: 3 p.m. Dec. 29, New Olive Branch Baptist Church, 407 Urquhart Drive, Beech Island; the Rev. Norris Turner, speaker; free

MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH WATCH NIGHT SERVICE: 10 p.m. Dec. 31, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 17519 Atomic Road, Aiken; free; (803) 827-0300, mtzion125.org

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

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: OFFICE HOURS: 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; comedy; adult language and themes; $20 adult, $17 senior, $12 student, $7 child; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

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