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Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St., Aiken, will present an exhibit, My Favorite Horse Photography, all this month. People are invited to bring framed, 8- by-10-inch horse photos to be hung in the Ballroom at Banksia. The show is free. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call (803) 642-2015.

Camp banquet

The Brig. Gen. Barnard E. Bee Camp 1575, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold its annual Lee/Jackson Banquet on Saturday at the Aiken Shrine Hall on U.S. Highway 1. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the banquet begins at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Army Col. Robert Kerner. Entertainment will be provided by country and bluegrass musician Larry Lamb. Coat and tie are recommended but not required. The cost is $15 and tickets may be purchased by mailing your check and meal selection to: Eugene Barron, 11 Roslyn Circle, Aiken, SC 29803. Call 642-6433.

Outdoor shopping

A Sportsman's Swap Meet will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sutton Marine, 914 Park Ave., Aiken. Boats, fishing equipment, guns, collectibles and educational seminars will be some of the featured attractions. Entrance is free. Call (803) 648-6141.

Prayer breakfast

A Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in the cafeteria of Schofield Middle School, 224 Kershaw St. N.E., Aiken. The annual breakfast, sponsored by the Christian Fellowship Churches of Aiken, is free and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Alfred Walker Jr., pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Dallas. The public is welcome and the attire is black to symbolize unity. Call (803) 641-6972.

King celebration

The University of South Carolina Aiken will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Celebration from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Student Activities Center. The celebration, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Programs at USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College, is free. This year's theme is a quote by Dr. King, "The time is always right to do what is right."

A reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres will be held after the program.

Theater shows

The University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre Productions will present a 10-Minute Play Festival at 8 p.m. Jan. 25-27 and 29 and 3 p.m. Jan. 28; and The Robber Bridegroom at 8 p.m. April 26-28 and 30 and 3 p.m. April 29 at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. Tickets for each staged production are $12 adults, $10 seniors and $7 students. Call (803) 641-3305.

Planting knowledge

Adult horticulture classes are held from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Aiken High School, 449 Rutland Drive. Topics include soil preparation, pruning, plant propagation and pesticides. Call (803) 641-0441.

Volunteers to go

The Aiken Area Council on Aging needs volunteers to deliver meals in the Aiken, Graniteville, Gloverville, North Augusta and Wagener areas. Meals can be picked up between 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Call (803) 648-5547.

Knitters needed

Stitches from the Heart, a national nonprofit organization that knits and crochets blankets, sweaters and hats for children in area hospitals, is seeking volunteers. Donations of yarn are appreciated.

Call (866) 472-6903.