Around the block

Principal's job


There will be a public meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Jefferson Elementary School, 1170 Flint Drive, to receive input about the upcoming principal's vacancy.

Call (803) 641-2639.

Choral auditions

Aiken Choral Society will hold auditions for new members at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the choir room of South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road. Auditions are for male and female singers of all vocal ranges. Rehearsals will begin at 7:30 p.m. immediately after the audition. For more information, call Antoine Cordahi at (803) 648-1252.


The University of South Carolina Aiken is holding its first homecoming parade at 2 p.m. today on Laurens Street in Aiken. The Faculty/Staff Basketball Game will tip off at 5:30 p.m. Monday at USC Aiken.

The complete homecoming schedule can be found at

Fitness fair

The Fox Creek High School softball team will hold a health and fitness fair for girls ages 5-12 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the gym at Sweetwater Baptist Church, 198 Sweetwater Road, North Augusta. The event is free. Call (803) 613-9435.

Enchanting evening

Barnwell First Baptist Church will hold Some Enchanted Evening at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in its sanctuary at 161 Allen St., Barnwell, S.C. The evening is a celebration of the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and features the Springer Theatre. Tickets are $10. Call (803) 259-4589 or visit

Artsy recruitment

North Augusta Art Guild will hold a member recruitment meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive. Annual dues are $20. Call (803) 278-2962.

Youth basketball

Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene in Clearwater is organizing a youth basketball league. Games will be played Saturday mornings in February and March. The league is for boys and girls in kindergarten through third grade. Participants will learn basketball fundamentals in a fun environment. To register, call (803) 593-3114.

Health fair

University Hospital will hold a health fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Dillard's in Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road. The event includes free blood sugar testing, blood pressure screening and a lipid profile, along with heart-healthful recipes. Call (706) 828-2502 or toll-free (866) 591-2502.

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.

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.