AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AREA 5 ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: 6 p.m. Thursday, Silver Bluff High School, library, 64 DeSoto Drive, Aiken; public is invited; (803) 652-8250, (803) 279-9571

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS : 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; adults $17, ages 60 and older $15, students $12, ages 11 and under $6; (803) 648-1438,

APPLE FEST: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, St. John's United Methodist Church, corner of Richland Avenue and Newberry Street, Aiken; with children's activities, crafts, consignment shop, bake shop, Christmas shop and the Apple Seed Cafe; free; (803) 648-6891

AIKEN NEWCOMERS' CLUB: Registration 10 a.m., meeting 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; program is Bountiful Baskets and More; $13 luncheon cost; reservations required by 6 p.m. Tuesday; (803) 642-4173


town and country club meeting: Social 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, University of South Carolina Aiken, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; speaker is Bob Rollins, an impersonator who will perform famous past president's speeches; club open to all women in Aiken County; (803) 642-5332

AIKEN COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Aiken County Board of Disabilities, 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken; public is invited; (803) 642-8800

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE AND AWARENESS CLINIC: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 18 and 20, Watford's School of Karate, 4280 Trolley Line Road, Aiken; for ages 12 and older; free; reservation required; (803) 649-2236

FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays, Edgefield square; sponsored by Edgefield Community Development Association; vegetables, eggs, herbs and other home-grown fare; to sell, Johanna Holmes (803) 637-1981, Sharon Nunamaker (803) 637-3400