Today’s Events for July 8 | Entertainment

TODAY

Music in the park will be held at 7 p.m. today at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. The Savannah River Winds Concert Band will perform. Those present should bring a chair or blanket. In the event 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 Town of North Augusta and the SC Arts Commission.

J & the Bootleggers will perform live for Amp the Alley from 6.30 p.m. today. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

SATURDAY

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society will hold a Southern Authors’ Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hut, 314 Penn St., Edgefield. 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 on hand. The Edgefield Preservation Association will be hosting a lunch fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch tickets $ 15 in advance and $ 20 at the door, and can be purchased at the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square. For more information call 803-637-4010 or email [email protected]

A Christmas market in July will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 506 Main Street, Edgefield.

the Back to basics Alcoholics Anonymous Group meets in person at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks mandatory for those who have not been fully vaccinated.

Cats on the mat will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Marr Education Center at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. The cost is $ 10. Registration is compulsory and the number of places is limited to 35 participants. The class will be led by Sarah Acord from Aiken Yoga. Participants must bring their own mat. For more information or to register, visit letlovelive.org.

FOTAS will hold a Social ice cream 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road. Appointments are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. For more information or to make an appointment, call 803-642-1537 option 3 or send an email to [email protected]

JULY 12

Wake-up services will be held at 7 p.m. July 12-15 at Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 2451 Edgefield Road, Trenton. Guest preachers will be the Reverend Barbara Brightharp Wills on Monday; Reverend Reginald Grimes Tuesday; Reverend Billy Smith Wednesday; and Reverend Charles E. Goodman Jr. Thursday. Reverend George L. Brightharp is the pastor. For more information, call 803-480-8086.

JULY 13

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

Nar-Anon Aiken for the comfort of the family group meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in person in the Boardroom near the Main Shrine of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. SW and via Zoom. For more information, send an email to [email protected]

JULY 16

The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Conference at noon Friday July 16, via Zoom. The speaker will be Clemson’s extension agent, Pam Thompson. The subject will be the biological control of pests in the vegetable garden. The conferences are free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit aikenmastergardeners.org or the Aiken Master Gardeners Facebook page.

JULY 20

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

Wagener-Salley High School, 272 Main Street South, Wagener, will be the host site July 20-22 for a volleyball camp for students – girls and boys – who are preparing to start grades two to six. The sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Emphasis must be placed on the fundamentals. The cost, which includes a camp t-shirt, is $ 60 for anyone registering before June 30 and $ 80 thereafter. The information is available from Shane Hutto, the high school volleyball head coach, at [email protected]

JULY 21

the Summer Food Service Program Meal will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 7, July 21 and August 4 at Outreach Community Church, 188 School Street, Warrenville. Meals will be provided through contactless curbside pickup.

22ND OF JULY

Music in the park will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 at Maude Edenfield Park, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Double D will play. Those present should bring a chair or blanket. In the event 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 Town of North Augusta and the SC Arts Commission.

The Brandon Bower Band will perform live for Amp the Alley from 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. For more information, visit visitaikensc.com.

The parks, recreation and tourism of the city of Aiken will organize registration for fall youth sports 2021 July 6-22 at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road. Sports include flag football (5-12 years old), soccer (4-18 years old), volleyball (9-14 years old) and cheerleading (5-12 years old). Fees vary depending on the sport. Registration is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Birth certificates and proof of residence are required to register. For more information, call 803-642-7761 or visit cityofaikensc.gov.

JULY 23

the Augusta poster exhibition will take 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. 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 take place on Friday. Admission is $ 10. The Saturday show is free. For more information, visit augustapostershow.com.

JULY 24

The Southern Roots team will hold BarkStock noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday July 24 at Beverly D. Clyburn Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive. The event will feature food, vendors, music, entertainment, and a pet supplies drive. Admission is one item per person to be donated to local animal shelters. Accepted items include pet toys, pet food, treats, cleaning supplies, towels / blankets, collars / leashes or food and water bowls.

JULY 27

A adult online book club will meet from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. The July book is “Summer of ’69” by Elin Hilderbrand. To register, call 803-642-2020 x. 1121 for the meeting link. For more information, visit abbe-lib.org.

JULY 29

City Mountain will perform in concert on Thursday, July 29 at the Southbound Smokehouse, 1855 Central Ave., Augusta. Doors open at 6 p.m., start of the show at 7 p.m. Free entry. For more information, visit fwbpro.com.

JULY 31

A Dog wash will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 31 at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Baths, ear cleanings and nail trims will be available. The prices vary. For more information and a price list, visit letlovelive.org. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.

AOT. 11

the James L. Hammons Marine Corps League Detachment No. 939 will meet starting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus Building, 1003 Spaulding Drive. New members are needed. Membership is open to all Marines honorably released or currently in service. Associate membership is open to all branches of the military and family members. For more information, visit aikenmc1939.org.

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