this week


INHERIT THE WIND : 3 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $17 adults, $15 ages 60 and older, $12 students and $6 ages 11 and younger; (803) 648-1438

WINTER WINE WARM-UP: 6-8 p.m. Monday, 49 Crystal Lake Drive, Hammond's Ferry, North Augusta; $6.50 per person; reservations required; Wendy Poss, (803) 613-1641, ext. 209,

SENIOR BINGO: Noon Tuesday, Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville; held by Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department; free; (803) 663-6142

AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2009 LECTURE SERIES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 17, Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; $30 for series, includes a one-year membership to the Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum; seating is limited; (803) 642-2015

HOW TO HAVE A MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LAWN SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 513 Railroad Ave., Hammond's Ferry, North Augusta; seminar by Suzanne Holmes of Clemson University Aiken Extension Office; free; reservations required; Wendy Poss, (803) 613-1641, ext. 209,

ANTIQUES IN THE HEART OF AIKEN: Preview party 7-9 p.m. Thursday, $60, includes weekend show pass; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; $8 three-day pass for show and sale; (803) 641-9094


AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave., Augusta; all middle school students and parents invited; (706) 736-5516

RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, North Augusta Middle School cafeteria, 725 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta; meeting for team captains of North Augusta and Midland Valley; will discuss fundraising ideas and general plans for relay; more teams encouraged to join; (803) 292-0659,

aiken county board of disabilities meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Aiken County Board of Disabilities, 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken; public is invited; (803) 642-8800

AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM: 8:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave., Augusta; bring $20 registration fee and two No. 2 pencils; Jessica Jenkins, (706) 736-5516,

aiken newcomers' club meeting: 10 a.m. registration, 10:15 a.m. meeting, 11:30 a.m. lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 10, Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; speaker Dr. Jim Farmer, retired history professor; $13 luncheon; reservations required by 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3; Ginny Clifford, (803) 642-4173