A Patriot Paw Parade takes place today at 10 a.m. at Downtown Dog, 150 Laurens St. SW. Those who wish to attend should arrive at 9:45 am. For more information, visit aikendowntowndog.com.
Aiken music festival takes place today from 6pm to 10pm at the Highfields Event Center, 118 Gaston Road. The Red Clay Strays with Billy S. will perform. The gate opens at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 15. Aiken County’s artisans will be in the Merchant Village. Food trucks will also be on site. For more information, visit aikenmusicfest.com.
The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous Group meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Mask compulsory for those who are not fully vaccinated.
A Barbecue fundraiser takes place today from 4pm to 6pm at the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The plates are $ 6 and include a barbecue sandwich, fries, drink, and dessert. The proceeds will benefit the operating budget of the center. At 6 p.m. there will be gospel singing. Oasis and Master’s 3 will perform. Admission is free. Attention is paid to social distancing. An offer of love is accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.
Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold virtual church services on Sunday. The services are open to everyone. Silent worship begins at 10 a.m. followed by online fellowship for those who wish to stay. For more information and the zoom link, call Brenda at 803-648-6020.
A Independence Day celebration takes place on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St., Augusta. The event features live bands, food stalls, games and more. The fireworks start around 9:30 p.m. The event is free and public. For more information, call the Augusta Parks and Recreation Department at 706-796-5025.
Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a vigil for peace and nonviolence Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The group gathers on Hitchcock Drive at the entrance to Aiken Estates, across from the fresh market along Whiskey Road. Participants are invited to stay all the time or as long as possible. If you can’t stand, chairs are welcome. The witnesses against war and all forms of violence meet on the first and third Monday of the month and are held in rain and sunshine as well as on public holidays. Everyone, including children and men, is welcome. Participants can bring their own signs if they are non-partisan. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.
The Great Aiken Al-Anon group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.
Nar-Anon Aiken for comfort family group meet in person on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room near the main shrine of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. SW and via Zoom. More information by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city of Aiken holds Parks, Recreation and Tourism Registration for youth sports autumn 2021 Tuesday through July 22nd at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road. Sports include flag football (ages 5-12), soccer (ages 4-18), volleyball (ages 9-14), and cheerleading (ages 5-12). The fees vary depending on the sport. Registration is possible Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Birth certificates and proof of residence are required for registration. For more information call 803-642-7761 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.
The Meals in the summer food service program is offered Wednesday, July 21 and August 4, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Outreach Community Church, 188 School St., Warrenville. Meals are provided by roadside contactless pickup.
Music in the park takes place on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The Savannah River Winds Concert Band will perform. Participants should bring a chair or blanket. In bad weather, concerts are held at the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the SC Arts Commission.
J & the Bootleggers will perform live during Amp the alley from 6.30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.
The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society becomes one Southern author exhibition 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the American Legion Hut, 314 Penn St., Edgefield. The authors Tom Poland, Patricia G. McNeely, Alexia Jones, Helsley, Tom Robertson, Marion F. Sturkey, June Gardner, Ralph Scurry, Dr. Jodie Peeler, Dr. Walter B. Curry Jr. and Karen Stokes will be there. The Edgefield Preservation Association is hosting a lunch fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch tickets for $ 15 upfront and $ 20 at the box office are available for purchase at Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square. For more information, call 803-637-4010 or email OEDGS85@gmail.com.
A Christmas market in July takes place on Saturday, July 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 506 Main St., Edgefield.
Resuscitation services takes place every evening from July 12th to 15th at 7pm at Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 2451 Edgefield Road, Trenton. Guest ministers on Monday will be Rev. Barbara Brightharp Wills; the Rev. Reginald Grimes on Tuesday; the Rev. Billy Smith on Wednesday; and the Rev. Charles E. Goodman Jr. on Thursday. Pastor is Rev. George L. Brightharp. For more information, call 803-480-8086.
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DayBreak Adult Care Services will be his Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW For more information, see daybreakaiken.com or phone 803-226-0288.
Wagener-Salley High School, 272 Main Street South, in Wagener, will host a Volleyball camp for students – girls and boys – preparing for second to sixth grades. The meetings should run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The focus is on the basics. The cost, including a camp t-shirt, is $ 60 for those who register by June 30th, and $ 80 thereafter. For information, contact Shane Hutto, the high school head volleyball coach, at Shutto2@acpsd.net.
The Meals in the summer food service program is available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm July 7, July 21, and August 4 at Outreach Community Church, 188 School St., Warrenville. Meals are provided by roadside contactless pickup.
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Music in the park takes place on Thursday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Double D is executed. Participants should bring a chair or blanket. In bad weather, concerts are held at the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the SC Arts Commission.
The Brandon Bower Band will perform live during Amp the alley from 6.30 p.m. Thursday, July 22nd. For more information, see visitaikensc.com.
The city of Aiken holds Parks, Recreation and Tourism Registration for youth sports autumn 2021 6-22 July at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road. Sports include flag football (ages 5-12), soccer (ages 4-18), volleyball (ages 9-14), and cheerleading (ages 5-12). The fees vary depending on the sport. Registration is possible Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Birth certificates and proof of residence are required for registration. For more information call 803-642-7761 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.
The Augusta poster show takes place on Friday, July 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Wow! Club at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The event will feature over 30 different posters by 30 different artists. A VIP preview will take place on Friday. Entry is $ 10. The Saturday show is free. For more information, visit augustapostershow.com.
The Southern Roots Team will hold Bark stand 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 24th, at Beverly D. Clyburn Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The event features food, vendors, music, fun, and a pet care event. Entry is one item per person donated to local animal shelters. Items accepted include pet toys, pet food, treats, detergents, towels / blankets, collars / leashes, or food and water bowls.
A Online adult book club meets from 2.30pm-3.45pm Tuesday, July 27th. The book in July is “Summer of ’69” by Elin Hilderbrand. To register, call x 803-642-2020. 1121 to get the meeting link. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.
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Stadtberg will perform at the Southbound Smokehouse, 1855 Central Ave., Augusta on Thursday, July 29th. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit fwbpro.com.
A Dog washing takes place on Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, Willow Run Road 199. Baths, ear cleanings and nail decorations are offered. Prices vary. Further information and a price list can be found at letlovelive.org. Mask compulsory and social distancing are compulsory.
The James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of the Marine Corps League will meet Today at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. New members are required. Membership is open to all honorably discharged or currently serving Marines. Associate membership is open to all branches of the military and family members. For more information, visit aikenmc1939.org.