Around the block

Wilson's history


Beech Island Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the society's museum, 144 Old Jackson Highway. Erick Montgomery will talk about his latest book, Thomas Woodrow Wilson: Family Ties and Southern Perspectives. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Call (803) 867-3600 or (803) 827-0184.

Help for veterans

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. There will be information about programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Call (803) 278-5557 or (706) 736-2742.

Singles party

First Baptist Church of North Augusta will have a pool, pingpong and hangout party for singles at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be in the administrative building at First Baptist, 625 Georgia Ave. Call (803) 279-6370.

The subject is roses

The Rose Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way, in the Adult Education Building, Room 105. The program will feature a panel of consultants from the Rose Society. Call (803) 502-0252.

In the swim

The Fox Creek High School swim team will hold a car wash, yard sale and barbecue fundraiser at 8 a.m. Saturday at Toner Charge, at the corner of U.S. Highway 25 and Sweetwater Road in North Augusta. Call Lisa Broom at (803) 270-6117.

Bluegrass festival

The fourth Saturday Bluegrass Festival will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Old School Park and Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. The event will include eight bands. The first four bands will perform from 2 to 5 p.m., and the next four from 7 to 10 p.m., with a supper break in between.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Call (803) 582-8479 or visit Bob's Ace Hardware in Leesville for advance tickets.

Fall yard sale

Aiken County Recreation Center will hold a fall yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29. Spaces are available for $5. Make reservations to participate by Monday, Sept. 24. Call (803) 663-6142.

Coffee for seniors

A Senior Coffee Corner begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Aiken County Recreation Center. Senior citizens are urged to have fellowship with others in the area. This month's speaker will be Jennifer Grenade, of Atlanta Broadband. The program is free. Call (803) 663-6142.

Cancer awareness

Aiken County Recreation Center will hold its second Breast Cancer Awareness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Health-care professionals will answer questions, and brochures will be available. The event is free. Call (803) 663-6142.

Horses aplenty

An open horse show begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Hippodrome on U.S. Highway 1 in North Augusta. There will be amateur English and Western open horse shows and competitions in 40 classes. The show benefits the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. Volunteers are needed. Call (706) 721-4004.