Why it is mistaken to check at the moment’s inflation surge to 1970s-style ‘stagflation’

Investors could learn the wrong lessons from the 1970s.

It’s hardly a fond memory, but rising prices in the US and other countries this year have investors and experts looking to repeat the “stagflation” of the 1970s – a demoralizing combination of stagnant economic growth and high inflation. The comparisons are understandable but superficial and offer little insight into what is actually going on beneath the surface, said Jean Boivin, head of the BlackRock Investment Institute, in a telephone interview.

Why is it understandable? “We haven’t seen an environment since the 1970s in which inflation was mainly driven by supply shocks,” said Boivin, a former deputy governor of the Bank of Canada. But that is where the comparisons largely end.

Inflation in the 1970s was exacerbated by oil embargoes, which drove up energy prices, slowed the economy and fueled inflation. In the current case, the supply shocks are largely the result of a surge in demand tied to restarting the global economy after the COVID-19 shutdown. That’s an important difference.

Mirror opposites

In fact, the 1970s and the current situation are contradictory in many ways, Boivin said. Stagflation came half a century ago when growth and activity exceeded the productive capacity of the world economy. Now the economy is running into supply chain bottlenecks, which is not the same. In fact, the economy is still operating below its production capacity, he said.

That means that supply will eventually increase to meet demand, he said rather than the 1970s experience that demand will decrease to meet supply.

And while both episodes share rising oil prices, the story in the 1970s was one where producers’ shutdowns of oil supplies slowed the economy and undermined their operating capacity. Energy prices are rising now because the economy is up again, “and without energy there is no way,” Boivin said. “The causality runs in the other direction.”

“Inflationary boom”

Other economists have made similar statements.

“To be in stagflation, the economy has to be stagnant by definition, and the evidence for that is pretty thin,” said Neil Dutta, head of US economics at Renaissance Macro Research, in an October 18 release. “According to all information, the economy remains firmly in boom mode.”

To identify signs of stagflation, Dutta used the indexes for incoming orders and prices paid by the Institute for Supply Management.

On one axis, he placed new orders that act as a proxy for the demand side of the equation or how many customers buy. On the other hand, it represented the prices paid as a proxy for inflation (see table below).

Macro Research of the Renaissance

In order for the economy to stagnate, orders need to be below their long-term average – reflecting weak customer demand – and prices need to be paid
above its long-term average – which means inflation is high, Dutta explained. Instead, as the red dots for the 2021 monthly readings show, the economy is in an “inflation boom,” he said, with strong orders and strong prices.

And then there is the job market. Indeed, part of what drove the “stag” into stagflation in the 1970s was the high unemployment that came with rising prices.

“At 4.8% today, the unemployment rate is below its 5, 10, 15, 20, 25-year averages (and so on; you get the picture),” wrote Ross Mayfield, investment strategy analyst at Baird , in a Monday note.

“While the economy still has a few million jobs removed from the pre-COVID era, the number of job vacancies is at record levels and churn rates are skyrocketing,” he said.

Political mistake ahead?

That doesn’t mean inflation is not an issue. And rising inflation expectations, a key metric monitored by central bankers, could become a problem. Boivin fears that some policymakers will react too quickly and aggressively to increases in inflation for which monetary policy is not prepared.

That would risk unnecessarily destroying demand if bottlenecks were to resolve themselves and supply should come back, said the former monetary politician. After all, tightening monetary policy would do little to decongest the port or remedy the semiconductor shortage that has messed up supply chains.

Traders have brought forward expectations for rate hikes, fueling fears that central banks, including the Federal Reserve, will step on the brakes more aggressively than previously expected, risking an economic downturn.

See: The Federal Reserve’s next cycle of rate hikes is imminent, but it may not look like officials forecast

High profile investors, including hedge fund titans Paul Tudor Jones and David Einhorn, have argued that Fed policymakers are more inflation creators than inflation fighters. And Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter Inc.
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and Square Inc.
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late Friday warned that “hyperinflation” was coming to the US and the global economy.

Read: Cathie Wood says Jack Dorsey’s “hyperinflation” call is wrong

Major stock market indices continued to rise as inflation worries mounted. The S&P 500
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and Dow Jones Industrial Average
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both ended on Monday at record highs, with the S&P 500 up more than 21% so far in 2021 and blue-chip value up nearly 17%.

Not a bond-friendly environment

How long will inflationary pressures last? Anyone making projections should do so with great humility, given the largely unprecedented nature of the post-pandemic restart, Boivin said upfront, saying it was reasonable to expect high inflation into the first half and perhaps into the second half of the year 2022 continues.

It is more important to understand the “nature” of the current rise in inflation than the time frame. Inflation is likely to stay well above target in 2022 and above target on average for the next five years, Boivin said.

This is not a bond-friendly environment for investors, he said, as the BlackRock Investment Institute favors inflation-linked securities over nominal bonds. However, it is not an “automatically” bad environment for stocks or other risk assets “which makes us underweight net-net government bonds but overweight global stocks” as investors see some inflation with a subdued political response.

Immediately’s occasions for July 3 | Leisure

TODAY

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.

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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 momofoscar4@gmail.com.

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

JULY 10

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.

JULY 12

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.

20TH OF JULY

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.

21 JULY

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.

22ND OF JULY

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.

JULY 23

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.

24TH JULY

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.

JULY 27TH

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.

29TH OF JULY

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.

JULY 31

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.

AUG. 11

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.

At this time’s Historical past, June 28, 2021 | Leisure

June 28th

Today’s highlights

Year 2000

Elian González returned to his hometown of Cuba seven months after drifting into the Florida Straits.

Also on this date

1838

Queen Victoria of England was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

1863

During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Major George G. Mead as the new commander of the Union Army of the Potomac following the resignation of Major Joseph Hooker.

1914

The Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were shot in Sarajevo by the Serbian nationalist Gabriel DropOut. This triggered the First World War.

1919

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France and ended the First World War.

1940

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Foreign Resident Registration Act, also known as the Smith Act. It required adult aliens residing in the United States to register and authenticate their fingerprints.

1950

North Korean troops occupied the South Korean capital, Seoul.



Radio artists Freeman Gosden (left) and Charles Correll (right) read the script for their sitcom comedy Amos’n’Andy.



1951

The TV version of the radio comedy show “Amos’N’Andy” premiered on CBS. (This was the first network TV series to feature an all-black cast, but it was criticized for racial stereotypes.)

1964

Civil rights activist Malcolm X declared at the founding meeting of the Organization for Afro-American Unity in New York that he “wanted equality by all means necessary.”

1978

The Supreme Court ordered the University of California’s Davis School of Medicine to admit Alan Bakke, a white man who claimed he was a victim of reverse racism.

Year 2000

Elian González returned to his hometown of Cuba seven months after drifting into the Florida Straits.

2010

Senator Robert C. Bird, the longest senator in US history, died in Falls Church, Virginia, aged 92. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Americans have the right to own a gun. For self-defense wherever they lived.

2013

Tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gathered in Cairo, killing two people, including Americans, and injuring dozens, both in Alexandria, the country’s second largest city. I fought. Four U.S. Supreme Court plaintiffs who overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage shortly after a gay couple was released by the federal appeals court received their first marriage license in the state for the first time in four and a half years. ..

2019

White racist James Alex Fields, who purposely drove a crowd of rebels in Charlottesville, Virginia, killed a young woman and injured dozens, was sentenced to life imprisonment for a federal hate crime. He apologized to the victim before being sentenced to imprisonment.

10 years ago: Taliban fighters attacked an international hotel in Kabul, killing ten people the night before the meeting and discussing plans for Afghan troops to take over security if international troops leave by the end of 2014.

5 years ago: Republicans closed $ 7 million on a new allegation of fatal misconduct by the Obama administration in a two-year investigation into a fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya, but “smoked” to expose Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoing. There was no such thing as a “spit weapon”. ‘Nothing contradicts the results of previous research. “

Three suicide bombers armed with assault rifles attacked Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, killing 44 victims and injuring nearly 150.

The death claimed Pat Summitt, the most successful coach in the history of great college basketball at the age of 64. Buddy Ryan, an 85 year old former professional football coach. And at the age of 84, Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist.

1 year ago: A St. Louis couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, fired a gun at a protester marching in a driveway during a national demonstration against racial injustice. (Initially, McCloskeys, who was charged with a crime including the illegal use of weapons, pleaded guilty to the offense and agreed to give up the weapons used during the conflict.) Governor Gavin Newsom said in seven counties. The bar that opened was quickly closed as the coronavirus spread rapidly in parts of the state and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same.

Today’s birthday

The film director Mel Brooks is 95 years old. Former Senator Karl Levin, D-Mich. Is 87 years old. Impressionist comedian John Binner is 84 years old. Former Defense Minister Leon Panetta is 83 years old. Rock musician Dave Knights (Prokuruarm) is 76 years old. Actor Bruce Davison is 75 years old. The actress Kathy Bates is 73 years old. The actress Alice Krige is 67 years old. John Elway, who was inducted into the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame, is 61 years old. The jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 58 years old. The actress Jessica Hecht is 56 years old. Rock musician Sole Davis (James) actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 55 years old. Actor John Kasak is 55 years old. Actor Gil Bellows is 54 years old. Actor and singer Daniel Briseboa is 52 years old. Jazz musician Jimmy Somers is 52 years old. Actor Tichina Arnold is 52 years old. Actor Steve Barton is 51 years old. Entrepreneur Elon Musk is 50 years old. Actor Alessandro Nivola is 49 years old. Actor Camille Guaty is 45 years old. Rock musician Tim Nordwind (OK Go) is 45 years old. Rock musician Mark Stoermer (Killers) is 44 years old. Country singer Big Vinnie Hickerson (trailer choir) is 38 years old. .. Country singer Kelly Pickler is 35 years old.

Right now’s Historical past, June 26, 2021 | Leisure

June 26th

Today’s highlights

2013

In deciding the first trial on the matter, the pioneering case between the United States and Windsor led the United States Supreme Court to break the Defense of Marriage Act to give everything else to a legally married gay couple. Gave a federal position on par with married Americans. Provide federal benefits to same-sex couples in states that have already legalized same-sex marriage. This paved the way for same-sex marriage resumption in California.

Also on this date

1483

Richard III began to reign as King of England (crowned at Westminster Abbey the following month).

1917

The first army of the American Expeditionary Forces, stationed in France during World War I, landed in Saint-Nazaire.

1919

New York Daily News was published first.

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The United Nations Charter was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.

1948

The Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union blocked land and waterways to the isolated western sector of Berlin.

1963

President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin and gave a famous speech in solidarity with the city’s residents: “I am a Berliner”.

1968

President Lyndon B. Johnson has announced that he has selected Abe Fortas to take over the retired Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the United States (but Fortas later withdrew from the Senate in the face of fierce opposition).

1977

A fire broke out in Maury County Prison, Colombia, Tennessee, producing toxic smoke and killing 42 people. Elvis Presley gave his last concert at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.

1993

President Bill Clinton announces that the United States has launched rockets at Iraqi targets to provide “convincing evidence” that Iraq attempted to assassinate former President George HW Bush.

1996

The Supreme Court has ordered the Virginia Military Institute to recognize women or to stop government aid.

1997

JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in the United Kingdom (later in the United States under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).

2008

The U.S. Supreme Court lifted the District of Columbia pistol ban after confirming in 5-4 that there is individual ownership of the gun.

10 years ago: The New York City Gay Pride Parade has grown into a carnival-like celebration of same-sex marriage. Hundreds of thousands of joys enjoyed the new state law that gives gay couples the same right to marry as others.

5 years ago: 14 people were stabbed to death when a battle erupted outside the Sacramento Capitol, California, between more than 300 opposition protesters and about 30 members of the white supremacy Traditionalist Workers’ Party. I suffered a cut and a bruise. Fireworks exploded when a giant Chinese-owned container ship first passed the newly expanded Panama Canal.

1 year ago: After protesters in Washington, DC attempted to defeat the statue of Andrew Jackson, President Donald Trump signed an ordinance to protect the memorial, memorial and statue. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan met with protesters who thwarted the city’s efforts to dismantle the “occupied” protest zone. (The zone will be mined after five days.) Texas and Florida reversed course and set the bar as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States soared to a record high of 40,000 per day. Clemson said 37 soccer players had tested positive for the coronavirus since the school reopened its training facility earlier this month. A federal judge ordered the release of children who were incarcerated with their parents in a US immigration prison.

Today’s birthday

Jazz musician-film music composer Dave Grusin is 87 years old. Actor Josef Sommer is 87 years old. Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 83 years old. Rock singer Georgie Fame is 78 years old. Actor Clive Francis is 75 years old. R&B singer Brenda Holloway is 75 years old. Actor Michael Paul Chan is 71 years old. .. Actor Robert Davi is 70 years old. Singer and musician Mick Jones is 66 years old. Actor Gede Watanabe is 66 years old. Rock singer Chris Isak is 65 years old. Rock singer Patti Smith is 64 years old. Singer Terri Nunn (Berlin) is 62 years old. LeMond is 60 years old. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler (Sunday) is 58 years old. Country musician Eddie Perez (The Mavericks) is 53 years old. Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 52 years old. Screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson is 51 years old. Actor Sean Hayes is 51 years old. .. Actor Matt Letscher is 51 years old. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 51 years old. Actor Nick Offerman is 51 years old. The actress Rebecca Budig is 48 years old. Retired MLB All-Star Dereketter is 47 years old. Contemporary Christian musician Jeff Frankenstein (Newsboys) is 47 years old. Country singer. Gretchen Wilson is 47 years old. Rock musician Nathan Followil (Kings of Leon) is 42 years old. Pop rock singer and musician Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 42 years old. Actor musician Jason Schwartzman is 41 years old. The actor Aubrey Plaza is 37 years old. The actress and singer Jennette McCurdy is 29 years old. The actress and singer Ariana Grande is 28 years old.

At present’s occasions for June 14 | Leisure

TODAY

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. 4 Cats in the Doghouse will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

The Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in the Ashley Little Administration Building on the campus of Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville.

TUESDAY

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com.  

Keep Aiken County Beautiful will hold a Trash Talk Roundtable at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway. The discussion is free and open to the public. The aim is to brainstorm litter solutions. For more information, call Kandace Cave at 803-502-9000 x. 3356.

THURSDAY

The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold a Summer Pop-up Shop from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the chamber, 406 W. Ave., North Augusta. For more information, call 803-279-2323 or email terra@northaugusta.org.

The Aiken Toastmasters Club will hold hybrid meetings at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month in-person at Christ Central, 267 Laurens St. S.E., and via Zoom. For more information, email toastmastersaiken1355@gmail.com.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays in June. Farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks will be available in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Forest & Shep perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com

FRIDAY

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s Library Park is closed while the playground surface is replaced. The park, located at 355 York St. S.E., is scheduled to reopen on Friday. For more information, call 803-643-4779.

Christafari will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Eureka First Baptist Church, 173 Johnston Highway, Trenton.

Zac Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride will perform in concert Friday at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwbpro.com.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Up & Atom series will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Dr. Forest Mahan, president of Aiken Technical College, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Aiken Tech’s initiatives in the nuclear field, welding and other non-nuclear programs that benefit SRS. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to RSVP, email cnta@bellsouth.net or visit cntaware.org/event/up-atom-atc. The registration deadline is Friday.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday via Zoom. The speaker will be Clemson Extension Agent Laura Lee Rose. The topic will be perennials to attract pollinators. Lectures are free and open to the public, bur registration is required. For more information or to register, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

SATURDAY

Coach, Pure Indigo and Easily Amused will perform in concert Saturday at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwbpro.com.

A Juneteenth celebration will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. For more information, visit caahac.org or email juneteenth@caahac.org.

The Council of Aiken Garden Clubs will hold a Treasure Hunt Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. All proceeds will benefit the garden plantings and upkeep of the Dollhouse in Hopelands Gardens.

JUNE 21

A summer art camp will begin June 21 at the Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Avenue. The camp is open to children aged 6-9 for morning classes and 10-13 for afternoon classes and will take place over three weeks. The fee per week is $75. Visit www.artsandheritagecenter.com or the center’s offices for a registration form.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Southern Meltdown will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21-15. The theme is The Conquerors. For more information or to RSVP, email Alvina Jackson at vinahead2013@gmail.com.

JUNE 23

A Bingo Night fundraiser will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane.. All proceeds will benefit the Aiken Equine Rescue.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Up & Atom series will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Dr. Forest Mahan, president of Aiken Technical College, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Aiken Tech’s initiatives in the nuclear field, welding and other non-nuclear programs that benefit SRS. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to RSVP, email cnta@bellsouth.net or visit cntaware.org/event/up-atom-atc. The registration deadline was June 18.

STAR puppy classes will be offered at 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 23, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and those who qualify will be eligible for the AKC STAR award at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 20 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 7:15 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 23, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Dogs will learn basic commands including come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc., and topics will include basic dog care and what to expect from training. Dogs must be 5 months and older, have a current rabies vaccination and be registered with the city if the owner lives within the city limits. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

JUNE 24

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp faculty will will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. General admission tickets are $20. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com

SuccessTeam will hold its third annual Big Brother: A Fellowship of Young Men Looking to Become Real Men conference, June 24-27 at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The multi-day overnight youth may development conference will feature leadership development, the art of accountability, suit and tie etiquette, how to secure employment, conflict resolution, basic mechanics, fine dining etiquette, the importance of education, how to succeed as an athlete and more. For more information, visit successteam.org.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays in June. Farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks will be available in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Jaycie & Brooke will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Fabio & Friends will perform. Those attending should bring a chair or blanket. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the S.C. Arts Commission. 

JUNE 26

gospel singing fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26, the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Forever Changed and the Mark Trammell Quartet will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

An Audio Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. 

JUNE 27

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp students will will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com.

JUNE 28

The Parris Island Marine Band will close out the Hopelands Concert Series at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JULY 1

The James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of the Marine Corps League will meet from 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1,  at the Knights of Columbus building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. New members are needed. Membership is open to all honorably discharged or currently serving Marines. Associate membership is opened to all branches of the military and family members. For more information, visit aikenmc1939.org.

Reed & McCranie will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

JULY 8

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The Savannah River Winds Concert Band will perform. Those attending should bring a chair or blanket. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the S.C. Arts Commission. 

J & the Bootleggers will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

JULY 20

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

JULY 22

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Double D will perform. Those attending should bring a chair or blanket. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the S.C. Arts Commission. 

The Brandon Bower Band will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com

JULY 23

The Augusta Poster Show will be held Friday, July 23, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wow! Club at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The event will feature over 30 different posters from 30 different artists. A VIP Preview will be held Friday. Admission is $10. Saturday’s show is free. For more information, visit augustapostershow.com.

JULY 29

Town Mountain will perform in concert Thursday, July 29, at Southbound Smokehouse, 1855 Central Ave., Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit fwbpro.com.

As we speak’s occasions for June 13 | Leisure

TODAY

Indoor services will be held at 11 a.m. today at New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road. A Family and Friends Day program will be held. Ernest Thomas is the pastor.

MONDAY

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. 4 Cats in the Doghouse will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

The Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday in the Ashley Little Administration Building on the campus of Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville.

TUESDAY

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in person in the conference room near the main sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. S.W. and via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com.  

Keep Aiken County Beautiful will hold a Trash Talk Roundtable at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway. The discussion is free and open to the public. The aim is to brainstorm litter solutions. For more information, call Kandace Cave at 803-502-9000 x. 3356.

THURSDAY

The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold a Summer Pop-up Shop from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the chamber, 406 W. Ave., North Augusta. For more information, call 803-279-2323 or email terra@northaugusta.org.

The Aiken Toastmasters Club will hold hybrid meetings at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month in-person at Christ Central, 267 Laurens St. S.E., and via Zoom. For more information, email toastmastersaiken1355@gmail.com.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays in June. Farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks will be available in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Forest & Shep perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com

FRIDAY

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s Library Park is closed while the playground surface is replaced. The park, located at 355 York St. S.E., is scheduled to reopen on Friday. For more information, call 803-643-4779.

Christafari will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Eureka First Baptist Church, 173 Johnston Highway, Trenton.

Zac Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride will perform in concert Friday at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwbpro.com.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Up & Atom series will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Dr. Forest Mahan, president of Aiken Technical College, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Aiken Tech’s initiatives in the nuclear field, welding and other non-nuclear programs that benefit SRS. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to RSVP, email cnta@bellsouth.net or visit cntaware.org/event/up-atom-atc. The registration deadline is Friday.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday via Zoom. The speaker will be Clemson Extension Agent Laura Lee Rose. The topic will be perennials to attract pollinators. Lectures are free and open to the public, bur registration is required. For more information or to register, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

SATURDAY

Coach, Pure Indigo and Easily Amused will perform in concert Saturday at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwbpro.com.

A Juneteenth celebration will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. For more information, visit caahac.org or email juneteenth@caahac.org.

The Council of Aiken Garden Clubs will hold a Treasure Hunt Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. All proceeds will benefit the garden plantings and upkeep of the Dollhouse in Hopelands Gardens.

JUNE 21

A summer art camp will begin June 21 at the Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Avenue. The camp is open to children aged 6-9 for morning classes and 10-13 for afternoon classes and will take place over three weeks. The fee per week is $75. Visit www.artsandheritagecenter.com or the center’s offices for a registration form.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Southern Meltdown will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21-15. The theme is The Conquerors. For more information or to RSVP, email Alvina Jackson at vinahead2013@gmail.com.

JUNE 23

A Bingo Night fundraiser will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane.. All proceeds will benefit the Aiken Equine Rescue.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Up & Atom series will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Dr. Forest Mahan, president of Aiken Technical College, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Aiken Tech’s initiatives in the nuclear field, welding and other non-nuclear programs that benefit SRS. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to RSVP, email cnta@bellsouth.net or visit cntaware.org/event/up-atom-atc. The registration deadline was June 18.

STAR puppy classes will be offered at 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 23, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Puppies will learn commands and those who qualify will be eligible for the AKC STAR award at the end of the course. Puppies must be between 10 to 20 weeks old and have two sets of shots. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Basic Dog Training classes will be held at 7:15 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 23, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks. Dogs will learn basic commands including come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc., and topics will include basic dog care and what to expect from training. Dogs must be 5 months and older, have a current rabies vaccination and be registered with the city if the owner lives within the city limits. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class. For more information, call 803-642-7631.

JUNE 24

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp faculty will will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. General admission tickets are $20. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com

SuccessTeam will hold its third annual Big Brother: A Fellowship of Young Men Looking to Become Real Men conference, June 24-27 at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The multi-day overnight youth may development conference will feature leadership development, the art of accountability, suit and tie etiquette, how to secure employment, conflict resolution, basic mechanics, fine dining etiquette, the importance of education, how to succeed as an athlete and more. For more information, visit successteam.org.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays in June. Farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks will be available in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Jaycie & Brooke will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Fabio & Friends will perform. Those attending should bring a chair or blanket. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the S.C. Arts Commission. 

JUNE 26

gospel singing fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26, the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Forever Changed and the Mark Trammell Quartet will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

An Audio Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. 

JUNE 27

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp students will will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com.

JUNE 28

The Parris Island Marine Band will close out the Hopelands Concert Series at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JULY 1

The James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of the Marine Corps League will meet from 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1,  at the Knights of Columbus building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. New members are needed. Membership is open to all honorably discharged or currently serving Marines. Associate membership is opened to all branches of the military and family members. For more information, visit aikenmc1939.org.

Reed & McCranie will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

JULY 8

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The Savannah River Winds Concert Band will perform. Those attending should bring a chair or blanket. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the S.C. Arts Commission. 

J & the Bootleggers will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

JULY 20

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold its Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

JULY 22

Music in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Double D will perform. Those attending should bring a chair or blanket. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the North Augusta Community Center. The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the S.C. Arts Commission. 

The Brandon Bower Band will perform live during Amp the Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com

JULY 23

The Augusta Poster Show will be held Friday, July 23, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wow! Club at SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave., North Augusta. The event will feature over 30 different posters from 30 different artists. A VIP Preview will be held Friday. Admission is $10. Saturday’s show is free. For more information, visit augustapostershow.com.

JULY 29

Town Mountain will perform in concert Thursday, July 29, at Southbound Smokehouse, 1855 Central Ave., Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit fwbpro.com.

Right now’s occasions for June 6 | Leisure

HEUTE

Quäker (Religiöse Gesellschaft der Freunde) wird heute virtuelle Dienste anbieten. Die Anbetung in Stille beginnt um 10 Uhr, gefolgt von der Online-Gemeinschaft für diejenigen, die verweilen möchten. Für weitere Informationen und den Zoom-Link rufen Sie Brenda unter 803-648-6020 an.

Die Zweite Baptistenkirche feiert ihren 117. Kirchenjubiläum mit einem Autokino-Gottesdienst auf dem Parkplatz der neuen Einrichtung wird 1151 York St. NE Bischof Keith Reed, Senior Pastor der Sharon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Gastredner sein. Die Teilnehmer sollten Zelte, Stühle und Mittagessen für die Gemeinschaft nach dem Gottesdienst mitbringen. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie unter 803-644-3994.

Das Joye des Jazz findet heute von 15 bis 21 Uhr unter einem Zelt im The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave., im Rahmen des Joye in Aiken Festival 2021 statt. Eine Nachmittagskarte kostet 125 US-Dollar, eine Abendkarte für das Abendessen 150 US-Dollar und eine Tageskarte 250 US-Dollar. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie joyeiniken.com. Diese Aufführung wird von Dana und Pat McMenamin und The Willcox gesponsert.

Christ Central wird eine informelle Informationsveranstaltung zu seinem Ausbildung zum zertifizierten Pflegeassistenten findet heute von 15 bis 17 Uhr in der Hope Center School, 3 Hickman St., Graniteville, statt. Für weitere Informationen oder um sich anzumelden, rufen Sie 803-640-1684 an. Anmeldeschluss war der 4. Juni.

MONTAG

Der Aiken Lions Club wird seine jährlicher Golfausflug um 12:30 Uhr Montag im Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Die Gebühr beträgt 75 US-Dollar pro Person oder 300 US-Dollar pro Team und beinhaltet ein Lunchpaket von Chick-fil-A und ein Barbecue-Dinner nach Spielende. Für weitere Informationen oder um ein Teilnahmeformular anzufordern, rufen Sie Bill Findley unter 803-642-5500 oder Pat Friday 803-645-0606 an.

Die Hopelands Concert Series findet montags bis Juni statt. Das Aiken Community Theatre wird eine Broadway-Rezension aufführen um 19 Uhr Montag auf der Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage in Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Liegestühle und Decken dürfen mitgebracht werden, ebenso Picknick-Dinner und alkoholfreie Getränke. Gesichtsmasken und soziale Distanzierung werden empfohlen. Parken können Sie am Green Boundary Club, 780 Whisky Road. Behindertenparkplätze stehen auf dem Rye Patch-Parkplatz an der Berrie Road und dem Hopelands Gardens-Parkplatz zur Verfügung. Bei schlechtem Wetter werden die Aufführungen in das H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whisky Road, verlegt. Im Innenbereich ist eine Gesichtsbedeckung erforderlich. Die Regen-out-Hotline ist 803-643-4661. Die Konzerte sind kostenlos. Für weitere Informationen rufen Sie 803-642-7631 an oder besuchen Sie cityofaikensc.gov.

Das Die Stadt Windsor wird ihre regelmäßige Sitzung abhalten Montag um 19 Uhr im Aktivitätsgebäude der Windsor First Baptist Church. Masken sind Pflicht. Eine Person pro Familie wird gebeten, daran teilzunehmen. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie unter 803-571-0788 oder 803-270-7003.

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action wird eine Mahnwache für Frieden und Gewaltfreiheit abhalten heute von 16 bis 17.30 Uhr. Die Gruppe versammelt sich am Hitchcock Drive am Eingang zu den Aiken Estates, gegenüber dem Frischmarkt entlang der Whisky Road. Die Teilnehmer sind eingeladen, die ganze Zeit oder so lange wie möglich zu bleiben. Wenn Sie nicht stehen können, sind Stühle willkommen. Die Zeugen gegen Krieg und alle Formen von Gewalt treffen sich am ersten und dritten Montag im Monat und werden bei Regen und Sonnenschein sowie an Feiertagen abgehalten. Alle, auch Kinder, sind willkommen. Teilnehmer können ihre eigenen Schilder mitbringen, sofern sie überparteilich sind. Für weitere Informationen rufen Sie Lynn unter 501-499-4485 oder Brenda unter 803-648-6020 an.

DIENSTAG

CNTA veranstaltet ein öffentliches Informationsforum hold von 17.30 bis 19.00 Uhr Dienstag, 8. Juni im H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whisky Road. Das Thema wird in Ihrem täglichen Leben nuklear sein und radioaktive Materialien in unserer Umwelt einschließen; Nuklearmedizinische Verfahren und Bestrahlung von Lebensmitteln. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie cntaware.org.

DayBreak Adult Care Services wird eine Lewy Body Demenz Selbsthilfegruppe um 11 Uhr Dienstag, 15. Juni, im Lessie B. Price Aiken Senioren- und Jugendzentrum, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter daybreakaiken.com oder Telefon 803-226-0288.

Das Tolle Aiken Al-Anon-Gruppe trifft sich dienstags und donnerstags von 18:30 bis 19:30 Uhr in der First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.

Nar-Anon Aiken für Komfort-Familiengruppe treffen sich dienstags von 18.30 bis 19.30 Uhr persönlich im Konferenzraum in der Nähe des Hauptheiligtums der St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. SW und via Zoom. Weitere Informationen per E-Mail momofoscar4@gmail.com.

10. JUNI

Das James L. Hammons Detachement Nr. 939 der Marine Corps League wird sich treffen ab 18:30 Uhr Donnerstag, 10. Juni, im Knights of Columbus Building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. Neue Mitglieder werden benötigt. Die Mitgliedschaft steht allen ehrenhaft entlassenen oder derzeit dienenden Marines offen. Die assoziierte Mitgliedschaft steht allen Militärzweigen und Familienangehörigen offen. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie aikenmc1939.org.

Die Modern Gentlemen werden auftreten um 19.30 Uhr Donnerstag, 10. Juni und Freitag, 11. Juni im Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW Tickets kosten 45 $. Das Konzert wird präsentiert von Aiken Performing Arts. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie apagonline.org.

Das Bauernmarkt in The Alley findet im Juni donnerstags von 18-20 Uhr statt. In The Alley in der Innenstadt von Aiken werden hoffrische Produkte, handwerkliche Waren, Speisen und Getränke angeboten. Für Live-Musik sorgt Amp the Alley. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie visitaikensc.com.

11. JUNI

Die Carolina Blue Dots, DJ Furman Dominick und DJ Billy Fanning werden am Freitag, den 11. Juni von 19-23 Uhr im Aiken Shrine Club, 1526 Columbia Highway N auftreten. Die Kosten betragen 7 US-Dollar.

13. JUNI

Innendienste findet am Sonntag, 13. Juni, um 11 Uhr in der New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road statt. Es findet ein Programm zum Familien- und Freundestag statt. Ernest Thomas ist der Pfarrer.

14. JUNI

Die Hopelands Concert Series findet montags bis Juni statt. 4 Cats in the Doghouse werden auftreten um 19 Uhr Montag, 14. Juni, auf der Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage in Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Liegestühle und Decken dürfen mitgebracht werden, ebenso Picknick-Dinner und alkoholfreie Getränke. Gesichtsmasken und soziale Distanzierung werden empfohlen. Parken können Sie am Green Boundary Club, 780 Whisky Road. Behindertenparkplätze stehen auf dem Rye Patch-Parkplatz an der Berrie Road und dem Hopelands Gardens-Parkplatz zur Verfügung. Bei schlechtem Wetter werden die Aufführungen in das H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whisky Road, verlegt. Im Innenbereich ist eine Gesichtsbedeckung erforderlich. Die Regen-out-Hotline ist 803-643-4661. Die Konzerte sind kostenlos. Für weitere Informationen rufen Sie 803-642-7631 an oder besuchen Sie cityofaikensc.gov.

15. JUNI

DayBreak Adult Care Services wird seine Lewy Body Demenz Selbsthilfegruppe um 11 Uhr Dienstag, 15. Juni, im Lessie B. Price Aiken Senioren- und Jugendzentrum, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter daybreakaiken.com oder Telefon 803-226-0288.

17. JUNI

Die Handelskammer Nord Augusta wird eine Sommer Pop-up-Shop von 17-19 Uhr Donnerstag, 17. Juni, in der Kammer, 406 W. Ave., Nord Augusta. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie telefonisch unter 803-279-2323 oder per E-Mail terra@northaugusta.org.

Das Der Aiken Toastmasters Club wird hybride Meetings abhalten um 18:45 Uhr am ersten und dritten Donnerstag des Monats persönlich bei Christ Central, 267 Laurens St. SE und über Zoom. Weitere Informationen per E-Mail toastmastersaiken1355@gmail.com.

18. JUNI

Trainer, reines Indigo und leicht amüsiert wird am Samstag, den 19. Juni, im Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta, ein Konzert geben. Einlass ist um 18 Uhr, die Show beginnt um 19 Uhr. Der Eintritt ist frei. Für weitere Informationen oder zum Kauf von Tickets besuchen Sie fwbpro.com.

Das Amt für Parks, Erholung und Tourismus der Stadt Aiken Bibliothekspark ist geschlossen während die Spielfläche ersetzt wird. Der Park in der 355 York St. SE soll am 18. Juni wiedereröffnet werden. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie unter 803-643-4779.

Christafari wird im Konzert auftreten um 19 Uhr Freitag, 18. Juni, Eureka First Baptist Church, 173 Johnston Highway, Trenton.

Zac Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride wird am Freitag, den 18. Juni, im Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta, ein Konzert geben. Die Türen öffnen um 18 Uhr und die Show beginnt um 19 Uhr. Tickets kosten 15 US-Dollar. Für weitere Informationen oder zum Kauf von Tickets besuchen Sie fwbpro.com.

19. JUNI

EIN Jubiläumsfeier findet von 12.00 bis 15.00 Uhr Samstag, 19. Juni, im Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St statt. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter caahac.org oder E-Mail juneteenth@caahac.org.

21. JUNI

EIN Kunstcamp im Sommer beginnt am 21. Juni im Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Avenue. Das Camp steht Kindern im Alter von 6-9 Jahren für den Vormittagsunterricht und 10-13 Jahren für den Nachmittagsunterricht offen und dauert drei Wochen. Die Gebühr pro Woche beträgt 75 US-Dollar. Besuch www.artsandheritagecenter.com oder die Büros des Zentrums für ein Anmeldeformular.

Die Hopelands Concert Series findet montags bis Juni statt. Southern Meltdown wird auftreten um 19 Uhr Montag, 21. Juni, auf der Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage in Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Liegestühle und Decken dürfen mitgebracht werden, ebenso Picknick-Dinner und alkoholfreie Getränke. Gesichtsmasken und soziale Distanzierung werden empfohlen. Parken können Sie am Green Boundary Club, 780 Whisky Road. Behindertenparkplätze stehen auf dem Rye Patch-Parkplatz an der Berrie Road und dem Hopelands Gardens-Parkplatz zur Verfügung. Bei schlechtem Wetter werden die Aufführungen in das H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whisky Road, verlegt. Im Innenbereich ist eine Gesichtsbedeckung erforderlich. Die Regen-out-Hotline ist 803-643-4661. Die Konzerte sind kostenlos. Für weitere Informationen rufen Sie 803-642-7631 an oder besuchen Sie cityofaikensc.gov.

23. JUNI

EIN Bingo Night-Spendenaktion findet von 17.30 bis 19.30 Uhr Mittwoch, 23. Juni, im Mellow Mushroom, 151 Bee Lane statt. Alle Einnahmen kommen der Aiken Equine Rescue zugute.

24. JUNI

EIN Jazz Explosion-Konzert mit Jazzcamp-Fakultäten findet am Donnerstag, 24. Juni, um 19 Uhr im Etheredge Center auf dem Campus der USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, im Rahmen des Joye in Aiken Festivals 2021 statt. Allgemeine Eintrittskarten kosten 20 US-Dollar. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie joyeiniken.com.

SuccessTeam hält seine dritte jährliche Konferenz „Big Brother: A Fellowship of Young Men Looking to Become Real Men“, 24.-27. Juni im USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Die mehrtägige Konferenz zur Jugendentwicklung wird über die Entwicklung von Führungskräften, die Kunst der Rechenschaftspflicht, die Anzug- und Krawatten-Etikette, die Sicherung von Arbeitsplätzen, die Konfliktlösung, grundlegende Mechanik, die Etikette der gehobenen Küche, die Bedeutung von Bildung und den Erfolg als Athlet umfassen und mehr. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie erfolgsteam.org.

26. JUNI

EIN Gospelgesang-Spendenaktion findet am Samstag, 26. Juni, um 18.00 Uhr im Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert statt. Forever Changed und das Mark Trammell Quartet treten auf. Der Eintritt ist frei. Es wird auf soziale Distanzierung geachtet. Ein Liebesangebot wird angenommen. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie midgsc.com.

Ein Audio-Autoshow findet am Samstag, 26. Juni, von 9 bis 17 Uhr im Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater statt.

27. JUNI

EIN Jazz Explosion-Konzert mit Jazzcamp-Studenten findet am Sonntag, 27. Juni, um 15 Uhr im Etheredge Center auf dem Campus der USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, im Rahmen des Joye in Aiken Festivals 2021 statt. Der Eintritt ist frei und öffentlich. Türöffnung um 14:30 Uhr Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter joyeiniken.com.

28. JUNI

Die Parris Island Marine Band schließt die Hopelands Concert Series ab um 19 Uhr Montag, 28. Juni, auf der Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage in Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Liegestühle und Decken dürfen mitgebracht werden, ebenso Picknick-Dinner und alkoholfreie Getränke. Gesichtsmasken und soziale Distanzierung werden empfohlen. Parken können Sie am Green Boundary Club, 780 Whisky Road. Behindertenparkplätze stehen auf dem Rye Patch-Parkplatz an der Berrie Road und dem Hopelands Gardens-Parkplatz zur Verfügung. Bei schlechtem Wetter werden die Aufführungen in das H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whisky Road, verlegt. Im Innenbereich ist eine Gesichtsbedeckung erforderlich. Die Regen-out-Hotline ist 803-643-4661. Die Konzerte sind kostenlos. Für weitere Informationen rufen Sie 803-642-7631 an oder besuchen Sie cityofaikensc.gov.

At the moment’s occasions for Might 25 | Leisure

TODAY

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rye Patch in Hopelands Gardens, 100 Berrie Road. Story Time in the Gardens will be held every Tuesday through May. There will be no Story Time on April 6. This event is for ages 8 and younger. Admission is free.  

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks and social distancing are required.

WEDNESDAY

Nuclear Care Partners will hold a DOL & Donuts event from 9-11 a.m. at its Aiken office, 1908A Pawnee St. One-hour time slots are available for Savannah River Site retirees. The event will be hosted by Amanda Rhoden, and will cover using telemedicine, DOL online billing, the Atomic Heroes Alliance membership and impairment ratings, consequential illnesses and more. Donuts will be provided by Sheila’s Baking Co. For more information or to reserve a time, call 706-405-2370.

THURSDAY

Funk You with Bodega Cat & Coach will perform Saturday at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwbpro.com.

Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the BEC Plex, 5955 Jefferson Davis Highway. Tickets can only be purchased at Eventbrite.com.

FRIDAY

The Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet Wednesday, June 2, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Social time starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The guest speaker will be Tiajuana Cochnauer. She will discuss the Choctaw code talkers. The cost is $21 per person. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make a reservation, call Dave Twigg at 803-262-5567 or email dtwigg62@gmail.com. Those who reserve but fail to show are expected to pay the $21 as the chapter is billed that amount.

Bradley Sanders will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at VFW Post 5877, 116 Midway Circle.

SATURDAY

Keep Aiken County Beautiful will hold its second Clean Slate on Highway 78 litter clean up from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. The cleanup is open to anyone interested in participating. For more information or to register, call 803-502-9000, visit volunteer.kab.org or email kacb@aikencountysc.gov.

A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Horse Creek/Midland Valley Veterans Park, 3600 Augusta Road, Burnettown. The event is sponsored by American Legion Post 153.

The 2021 Memorial Day Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Aiken. The parade will start at Park Avenue and Union Street and continue onto Laurens Street. For more information or to register, visit www.aikenmemorialdayparade.com or email aikenmemorialdayparade@gmail.com.

A Sensory Touch-A-Truck event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. The event is geared toward those with sensory issues but want to get up close to emergency response vehicles. 

SUNDAY

Ted Atkinson exhibit, the only jockey to ride Hall of Fame and Aiken-trained Tom Fool, is on display at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, 135 Dupree Place, through May 30. Museum hours are 2-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 803-642-7631, email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov or visit the Hall of Fame website at www.aikenracinghalloffame.com.

MONDAY

VFW Post 5877 will host a Memorial Day service at 1 p.m. Monday, 116 Midway Circle.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Aiken Civic Ballet will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

Marine Corps League Detachment 939 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Aiken County Veterans Park, 1453 Richland Ave. E.

American Legion Post 71 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday in the post headquarters, 333 E. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta.

JUNE 2

The Aiken Community Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the Amentum Center for Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Residents can sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “AikenGives” or go directly to this link: rcblood.org/3vQggH2.

A walking safari will open Wednesday, June 2, at Eudora Farms, 219 Salem Lane, Salley. Eudora Farms is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is $30 per car. For more information, visit eudorafarms.net.

JUNE 3

The Aiken County Board of Disabilities and the board of Tri-Development Center will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at 5080 Jefferson Davis Highway, Beech Island. For more information, call Joan Lioi at 803-642-8800.

The Aiken Toastmasters Club will hold hybrid meetings at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month in-person at Christ Central, 267 Laurens St. S.E., and via Zoom. For more information, email toastmastersaiken1355@gmail.com.

The Farmers Market in The Alley will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24. Farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, food and drinks will be available in The Alley in downtown Aiken. Live music will be provided by Amp the Alley. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

JUNE 4

Digital Vinyl will perform from 7-8 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Mims Park, 514 Lee St., Johnston, as part of the Community Concerts in the Park Series. Admission is free. Those attending are asked to bring their own chairs. Coolers and alcohol are not permitted. In case or rain, the concerts will be held inside the Johnston Elementary School gym. For more information, visit johnstondevelopmentcorp.org

The Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale will be held Thursday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, along Highway 23 through the towns of Batesburg-Leesville, Monetta, Ridge Spring, Ward, Johnston, Edgefield and Modoc. For more information, visit the Peach Tree 23 Facebook page.

JUNE 5

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 5, the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Stan Ardis and the Believers Quartet will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

Hops N’ Hogs will be held from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, June 5, on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken. The event will feature craft beer, barbecue from a variety of vendors and live music. Admission is free. For more information, visit adda.us.

Aiken Music Fest will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Highfields Event Center, 118 Gaston Road. Karlton Timmerman, Dave Jordan and NIA will perform. The gate opens at 6 p.m., and music starts at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $15. The Aiken County Crafters will be in the vendors village. Food trucks also will be on-hand. For more information, visit aikenmusicfest.com.

JUNE 6

Second Baptist Church will celebrate its 117th church anniversary with a drive-in worship service in the parking lot of the new facility, 1151 York St. N.E. Bishop Keith Reed, senior pastor of Sharon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, will be the guest speaker. Those attending should bring tents, chairs and lunch for fellowship after the service. For more information, call 803-644-3994.

The Joye of Jazz will will be held from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, June 6, under a tent at The Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave., as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. An afternoon pass is $125, an evening dinner pass is $150 and all-day pass is $250. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com. This performance is sponsored by Dana and Pat McMenamin and The Willcox.

JUNE 7

The Aiken Lions Club will hold its annual golf outing at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, at Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The fee is $75 per person or $300 per team, and includes a box lunch from Chick-fil-A and a barbecue dinner after play has concluded. For more information or to request an entry form, call Bill Findley at 803-642-5500 or Pat Friday 803-645-0606.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Aiken Community Theatre will perform a Broadway Review at 7 p.m. Monday, June 7, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JUNE 8

CNTA will hold a Public Information Forum from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The topic will be nuclear in your daily life and will include radioactive materials in our environment; nuclear medical procedures and irradiation of food. For more information, visit cntaware.org.

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold a Lewy Body Dementia Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

JUNE 10

The James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of the Marine Corps League will meet from 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the Knights of Columbus building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. New members are needed. Membership is open to all honorably discharged or currently serving Marines. Associate membership is opened to all branches of the military and family members. For more information, visit aikenmc1939.org.

The Modern Gentlemen will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Tickets are $45. The concert is being presented by Aiken Performing Arts. For more information, visit apagonline.org.

JUNE 14

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. 4 Cats in the Doghouse will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JUNE 15

DayBreak Adult Care Services will hold an Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. For more information, visit daybreakaiken.com or cal 803-226-0288.

JUNE 18

Zac Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride will perform in concert Friday, June 18, at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwbpro.com.

JUNE 19

A Juneteenth celebration will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. For more information, visit caahac.org or email juneteenth@caahac.org.

JUNE 21

A summer art camp will begin June 21 at the Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Avenue. The camp is open to children aged 6-9 for morning classes and 10-13 for afternoon classes and will take place over three weeks. The fee per week is $75. Visit www.artsandheritagecenter.com or the center’s offices for a registration form.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Southern Meltdown will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JUNE 24

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp faculty will will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. General admission tickets are $20. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com

SuccessTeam will hold its third annual Big Brother: A Fellowship of Young Men Looking to Become Real Men conference, June 24-27 at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The multi-day overnight youth may development conference will feature leadership development, the art of accountability, suit and tie etiquette, how to secure employment, conflict resolution, basic mechanics, fine dining etiquette, the importance of education, how to succeed as an athlete and more. For more information, visit successteam.org.

JUNE 26

gospel singing fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26, the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Forever Changed and the Mark Trammell Quartet will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

An Audio Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. 

JUNE 27

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp students will will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the 2021 Joye in Aiken Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com.

JUNE 28

The Parris Island Marine Band will close out the Hopelands Concert Series at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

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As we speak’s occasions for Might 16 | Leisure

TODAY

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold virtual services Sunday. Worship in silence begins at 10 a.m., followed by online fellowship for those who wish to linger. For more information and the Zoom link, call Brenda at 803-648-6020.

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a five-part lecture series titled “Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County,” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the museum ballroom, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Lauren Virgo, director of the museum, will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be the founding of Aiken County. Lectures will be offered in-person and via Zoom. In-person attendance is limited to 50 people and the Zoom meeting is open to 100. Tickets are $15 per lecture or $50 for series tickets to all five lectures and can be purchased online at achmfriends.org or at the museum front desk. The deadline for buying series tickets is 4 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, email Linda Johnson at linders_j@hotmail.com.

May 17

Celebrity Waiter Night, a fundraiser for Children’s Place Inc., will be held Monday, May 17. Volunteers and local “celebrities” will team up in 12 Aiken venues, including The Alley Downtown Taproom, Blue Collard, Casa Bella, Fuse, Grumpy’s Sports Pub, Malia’s, Mellow Mushroom, Newberry Hall, The Stables Restaurant, Tailgate Tavern, The Village Café and Whiskey Alley. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information, call 803-641-4144 or visit childrensplaceinc.org

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Chris Ndeti & Mama Says Band will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

The Birdies for Brain Health charity golf fundraiser will be held at noon Monday, May 17, at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. The cost is $110 per person or $400 per team. The event includes a box-lunch, heavy Hors d’oeuvres. For more information or to register, visit birdiesforbrainhealth.com.

Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action will hold a Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from 4-5:30 p.m. today. 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 for the whole time or as long as they can, and are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Masks and social distancing are encouraged even if participants have been vaccinated. If you can’t stand, chairs are welcome. The witness against war and all forms of violence meet the first and third Monday of the month and are held rain or shine and on holidays. All are welcome. Participants can bring their own signs as long as they are nonpartisan. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare Thrift Store, 1589 Whiskey Road, will hold a three-year anniversary event from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include an opportunity to be the first to look at and buy new merchandise, 15% off a purchase, free entry into a raffle drawing, light hors d’oeuvres and a donation only bar. Tickets can be purchased at the SPCA Albrecht Center, 199 Willow Run Road, the thrift store or online at letlovelive.org.

MAY 18

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rye Patch in Hopelands Gardens, 100 Berrie Road. Story Time in the Gardens will be held every Tuesday through May. There will be no Story Time on April 6. This event is for ages 8 and younger. Admission is free. 

The Aiken Center for the Arts will hold A Literal Blast: A Zoom Q&A that allows residents to get a glimpse into the life of area writers. The event will be held February through May and will feature four local authors with two sessions each. The first session will be a an introduction of the author and their book followed by a discussion of the book in session two. The May program will feature the book “Travels of Quinn,” by Sasscer Hill. Discussions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, May 11 and 18. The cost is $30 and includes a copy of the book. For more information or to register, stop by the ACA at 122 Laurens St. S.W., call 803-641-9094 or visit aikencenterforthearts.org

The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.

Nar-Anon Aiken For Comfort Family Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. For more information, email momofoscar4@gmail.com.

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks and social distancing are required.

MAY 20

Greater Aiken SCORE will hold an online webinar titled, “6 Questions Every Business Owner Should Answer” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20, via Zoom. Abigail Tiefenthaler of Sweetspot Strategies Inc. will lead the webinar. For more information or to register, visit greater.aikenscore.org.

The Aiken Toastmasters Club will hold hybrid meetings at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month in-person at Christ Central, 267 Laurens St. S.E., and via Zoom. For more information, email toastmastersaiken1355@gmail.com.

MAY 21

The City of Aiken PRT Department will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W. Bingo will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m., exercise and wellness programs will be demonstrated from noon to 1 p.m. and virtual games will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. All activities are free. Vendors will be on-hand and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-643-2181.

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 21, via Zoom. The topic will be Managing Warm Season Turf. Lectures are free and open to the public, bur registration is required. For more information or to register, visit aikenmastergardeners.org.

The 2021 Beautiful People Gala will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The Carolina Coast Band will provide the entertainment. The gala aims to raise awareness for homelessness in Aiken. Tickets are $70 each or $120 per couple and can be purchased online at the Beautiful People Facebook page, the Salvation Army of Aiken Facebook page or at White Rose Eclectics, 142 Laurens S. S.W. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army homeless shelter.

A Bogart Paint Party will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. The cost is $25 per person and will include a night of painting and snacks. For more information, call 803-663-6142 or email tcooks@aikencountysc.gov.

MAY 22

The Time for Three will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22, on the lawn of the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Tickets are $50 For more information, visit joyeinaiken.com

The City of Aiken will hold a Movie in the Park event at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. “The Croods: A New Age,” rated PG, will be shown. Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets. The event is free, but food trucks will be on hand. For more information, call 803-642-7634 or visit cityofaikensc.gov/movie.

A From Your Garden Plant Swap and Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Oakley Park Museum, 300 Columbia Road, Edefield. Spaces are available for $5. Lunch will be available for $10. For more information, call 803-221-3123.

A cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 22, at Pine Lawn Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. For more information, call Coleen Reed at 803-648-4123.

A car show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater.

New Beginning Baptist Church will hold a yard sale giveaway will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot, 522 York St. N.E. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available. Ernest Thomas is the pastor. 

MAY 23

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will hold a five-part lecture series titled “Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, in the museum ballroom, 433 Newberry St. S.W. Derek Berry will be the guest speaker. His topic will be the impact of the Savannah River Site. Lectures will be offered in-person and via Zoom. In-person attendance is limited to 50 people and the Zoom meeting is open to 100. Tickets are $15 per lecture or $50 for tickets to all five lectures. For more information, email Linda Johnson at linders_j@hotmail.com.

Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2300 Edgefield Highway, will hold an Anniversary Day Program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 23. Dr. Troy Toney will be the guest speaker. Dr. Alexander Pope Jr. will speak via Facebook live at 2 p.m.

MAY 24

The Aiken Chamber of Commerce will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, at 121 Richland Ave. E. Each donor will receive a T-shirt and be entered for a chance to win a grand prize gift basket. For more information, call Sarah Schultz at 706-737-4551 or email sschultz@shepeardblood.org.

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. Swingsation of Aiken will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

The Aiken Ukers, a ukulele group, will meet from 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, call 803-508-4431.

MAY 25

Story Time in the Gardens will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rye Patch in Hopelands Gardens, 100 Berrie Road. Story Time in the Gardens will be held every Tuesday through May. There will be no Story Time on April 6. This event is for ages 8 and younger. Admission is free.  

MAY 27

Nuclear Care Partners will hold a DOL & Donuts event from 9-11 a.m. at its Aiken office, 1908A Pawnee St. One-hour time slots are available for Savannah River Site retirees. The event will be hosted by Amanda Rhoden, and will cover using telemedicine, DOL online billing, the Atomic Heroes Alliance membership and impairment ratings, consequential illnesses and more. Donuts will be provided by Sheila’s Baking Co. For more information or to reserve a time, call 706-405-2370.

MAY 28

Funk You with Bodega Cat & Coach will perform Saturday, May 28, at the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, 1001 Center St., North Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit fwbpro.com.

MAY 29

Keep Aiken County Beautiful will hold its second Clean Slate on Highway 78 litter clean up from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 29. The cleanup is open to anyone interested in participating. For more information or to register, call 803-502-9000, visit volunteer.kab.org or email kacb@aikencountysc.gov.

A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Horse Creek/Midland Valley Veterans Park, 3600 Augusta Road, Burnettown. The event is sponsored by American Legion Post 153.

The 2021 Memorial Day Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, in downtown Aiken. The parade will start at Park Avenue and Union Street and continue onto Laurens Street. For more information or to register, visit www.aikenmemorialdayparade.com or email aikenmemorialdayparade@gmail.com.

A Sensory Touch-A-Truck event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. The event is geared toward those with sensory issues but want to get up close to emergency response vehicles. 

MAY 31

The Hopelands Concert Series will be held Mondays through June. The Aiken Community Theatre will perform a Broadway Review at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place. Lawn chairs and blankets may be brought, as well as picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. Face masks and social distancing are encouraged. Guests can park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is available at the Rye Patch parking lot on Berrie Road and the Hopelands Gardens parking lot. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Face coverings are required indoors. The rain-out hotline is 803-643-4661. The concerts are free. For more information, call 803-642-7631 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

Marine Corps League Detachment 939 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at the Aiken County Veterans Park, 1453 RIchland Ave. E.

American Legion Post 71 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, in the post headquarters, 333 E. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta.

JUNE 2

The Aiken Community Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the Amentum Center for Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. Residents can sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “AikenGives” or go directly to this link: rcblood.org/3vQggH2.

JUNE 5

gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 5, the Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Stan Ardis and the Believers Quartet will perform. Admission is free. Social distancing will be observed. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, visit midgsc.com.

JUNE 10

The James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of the Marine Corps League will meet from 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the Knights of Columbus building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. New members are needed. Membership is open to all honorably discharged or currently serving Marines. Associate membership is opened to all branches of the military and family members. For more information, visit aikenmc1939.org.