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Posted: December 27, 2013 - 1:03pm

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; Jamie Turner, executive director, (803) 649-5433, srcfdirector@yahoo.com; Cathy Cole, group facili-tator, (803) 641-5389, cathy.cole@uhsinc.com; free; savannahrivercancerfoundation.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

CHRISTMAS IN HOPELANDS: 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Hopelands Gardens, Aiken; walk-through exhibit featuring over 1.5 miles of lighted holiday displays and pathways, with over 100,000 lights; refreshments; free, donations appreciated

‘TIS THE SEASON: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 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

NEW OLIVE BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH PRE-NEW YEARS’ PROGRAM: 3 p.m. Sunday, 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. Tuesday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 17519 Atomic Road, Aiken; free; (803) 827-0300, mtzion125.org

NEW OLIVE BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH WATCH NIGHT SERVICE: 10 p.m. Tuesday, New Olive Branch Baptist Church, 407 Urquhart Drive, Beech Island; breakfast served after service; free; (803) 599-9691

TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB MEETING: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 2, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; Refreshments and socializing 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m.; USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan, speaker; (803) 648-3227

FIRST SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., Jan. 4, Fort Gordon Thrift Shop, Building 39102, Fort Gordon; family-friendly event; as much as 75 percent off Thrift Shop-owned items; shop open to the public; consignment open to anyone with a valid military ID; fgscc.com

ANCIENT SKY LORE AND DIGISTAR LASER FANTASY: Saturdays in January – Ancient Sky Lore points out constellations and stars 7 p.m., $1-$4.50; Digistar Laser Fantasy music, shapes dancing 8 p.m., $1-$5.50; sky viewing afterward in good weather; (803) 641-3654, rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium

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

FREE NEW YEAR’S COFFEE: 10-11 a.m. Jan. 10, La Dolce Gormet Bakery, Coffee and Tea Bar, 123 Laurens St. NW, Aiken; tips and support for a successful 2014 plus a complimentary coffee; held by Professional Organizers of Augusta and For the Record Inventories; free

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

SOA: BANK OF AMERICA COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES: MANHATTAN PIANO TRIO: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; communicating with audiences through music and commentary; soaugusta.org

BINGO-LICIOUS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15, Gordon Conference & Catering Center, Building 39102, Fort Gordon; luncheon; play a game or two and learn more about Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club; one free bingo card, each additional card $1; pay for your own lunch; benefits the FGSCC scholarship and grant program; collectibles and gifts on sale; fgscc.com

AIKEN COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Aiken County Council Building, 736 Richland Ave. W, Aiken; meets 6:30 p.m. third Mondays; open to the public

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

OSWALD WRITER’S SERIES: JAN EPTON SEALE: 8 p.m. Feb. 4, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 641-3479, tomm@usca.edu

USC AIKEN FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6851

ETTA MAY: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; comedy; guests encouraged to wear shabby chic attire and walk red carpet to entrance; $27.50, $32.50; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

SIXTH ANNUAL PANTHER 5K: 9 a.m. Feb. 8, Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; benefits scholarship fund in memory of Lisa Meitin; registration 8 a.m., cafeteria; strollers allowed, no pets; $20 advance, $25 race day; panther5k.com

CULTURAL SERIES: PRESIDIO BRASS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6851

SOA: BANK OF AMERICA COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES: ESCHER STRING QUARTET: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; refined string quartet acclaimed for its individual sound, inspired artistic decisions and symbiotic blend; soaugusta.org

GUY DAVIS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; rural blues; guests encouraged to wear styles of the blues era and walk red carpet to entrance; $20, $25; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

TYE-DYE 5K FAMILY FUN RUN: 9 a.m. March 8, Evans Middle School, 4785 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; wear white, return covered in many colors; evansmiddle.net/Tye-DyeRun.html

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