Today’s events for June 23 | Entertainment

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TODAY

A Bingo Night fundraiser will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today 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. today 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 today 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 today 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.

The Aiken Bridge Club will hold a fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer’s at 1:30 p.m. today at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. S.W. For more information, call Alan Brooks at 803-644-6355.

THURSDAY

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp faculty will will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday 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 Thursday though June 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. Thursday. 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 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. 

A hiring event will be held from 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Cold Creek Nurseries, 398 Hitchcock Parkway. Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available. For more information, visit coldcreek.net.

The Aiken Community Theatre Youth Wing will perform “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carolina Bay which is located across the street from Virginia Acres Park. Other performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gem Lakes Pavilion and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. Admission is free.

FRIDAY

The Aiken Community Theatre Youth Wing will perform “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carolina Bay which is located across the street from Virginia Acres Park. Other performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gem Lakes Pavilion and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. Admission is free.

SATURDAY

gospel singing fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday 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 at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. 

The Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group will meet in-person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks required for those who have not been fully vaccinated.

The Aiken Community Theatre Youth Wing will perform “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carolina Bay which is located across the street from Virginia Acres Park. Other performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gem Lakes Pavilion and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E. Admission is free.

A Dog Wash will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Baths, ear cleanings and nail trims will be available. Prices vary. For more information and a list of prices, visit letlovelive.org. Masks and social distancing are required.

SUNDAY

A Jazz Explosion concert featuring jazz camp students will will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday 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.

Gospel of Deliverance Church will hold an international founders day program titled Celebrating the Journey at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Retreat Rehoboth, 40 Bath Lake Road, Warrenville. The program will honor Bishop Dr. Walter Kearse Jr.

MONDAY

The Parris Island Marine Band will close out the Hopelands Concert Series 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.

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.

JULY 31

Dog Wash will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 31, at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Baths, ear cleanings and nail trims will be available. Prices vary. For more information and a list of prices, visit letlovelive.org. Masks and social distancing are required.



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