Week Ahead



TEEN ADVISORY MEETING: 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; no cost; (706) 863-1946

TWILIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA: 3 p.m. at the Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; no cost; costume and FanFic trivia contests; come dressed as your favorite vampire or werewolf and win prizes; twilight book and movie discussions; (706) 863-1946; for those 12-18

THE NEW NUTCRACKER : 3 p.m., Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; $20 adults, $15 students and seniors; presented by Columbia County Ballet; (706) 860-1852

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Empty Stocking Fund concert, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension; (706) 722-0077


ITALIAN THANKSGIVING FEAST: Fundraiser for Golden Harvest Food Bank and Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Garlic Clove Italian Eatery in Evans

HARLEM'S HANDS UP OUTREACH MINISTRIES THRIFT SHOP: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. through Friday at 110 S. Hicks St.; free bread available; donations of clothing, school supplies and other items welcome; (706) 556-2259

JAMES BROWN TURKEY GIVEAWAY: 10 a.m., Dyess Park; www.augustaga.gov

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY CHAPTER GA 110: 5:15-6:15 p.m. social, private weigh-in; 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, motivation; St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2321 Lumpkin Road; (706) 737-1120, www.tops.org

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; $37.50 per month; (706) 823-5294


MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave.; with Gregory Young, Matt Aitken and Mayor Deke Copenhaver; R.S.V.P. to Karyn Nixon at (706) 821-1833

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES : 7 p.m., Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; presented by University Theatre Players; $7 adults, $4 students; (803) 641-3305

HARLEM'S SIXTH ANNUAL FEED-A-SOLDIER THANKSGIVING DINNER : 5 and 7 p.m. at Harlem United Methodist Church; (706) 556-0609, or info@handsoncolumbiacounty.org

sons of confederate veterans meeting: 6 p.m. in the private dining room of the Side Track Bar and Grill, 4027 Washington Road; Kelly Barrow, commander of the Army of Tennessee chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will discuss Jefferson Davis; call John Partridge at (706) 863-7172, or David Butler at (706) 869-0586, or go to www.columbiacounty confederates.com

CHAPTER 439 OF TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS): 5 p.m. at Pine View Baptist Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road, Martinez

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m., Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; (706) 823-5294

NONOFFENDING CAREGIVERS OF ABUSED CHILDREN: 6-7:30 p.m., Child Advocacy Center, 2312 Walden Drive; Maggie Tucker (706) 737-4631

CSRA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m., dining room in St. John Towers, 724 Greene St.; (706) 364-1662


MARVIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CLOTHES CLOSET: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church at Wheeler and Belair roads; donations are accepted on the first day of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE: 7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; includes communion and music sung by St. Paul's choir; (706) 724-2485, www.saintpauls.org


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL: 2-5 p.m., City of Light Ministries in Grovetown, at 5220 Wrightsboro Road; (706) 294-0933

THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP DAY: 11 a.m. , Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 2517-7 Milledgeville Road; featuring banquet-style meal and clothes giveaway; (706) 729-9990

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bible Deliverance Temple, 1857 Fenwick St.; (706) 736-1600

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY): 6 p.m. at Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave.; a non-profit weight-loss support group; (706) 863-0726


GROVETOWN LIONS CLUB ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT: 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 13 on Old Louisville Road off Harlem-Grovetown Road; call Dave Deckert at (706) 556-1649

CHRISTMAS BELLES : 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 5-6, 11-13; 3 p.m. Dec. 7; Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; adults $17, seniors $15, students $12, children 11 and younger $6; aikencommunityplayhouse.org

THE NUTCRACKER : Dance Augusta and Augusta Ballet School production 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $17-$40, box office or imperialtheatre.com


HOLLY DAYS: Music performances, and continuing Saturdays through Dec. 20, downtown Aiken shopping district; Santa, arts and crafts for children at Aiken Center for the Arts on Nov. 29

CHITLIN' STRUT: Salley, S.C., Civic Center and Fairgrounds; carnival, concession stands, arts and crafts; www.chitlinstrut.com


AVENGED SEVENFOLD, BUCKCHERRY, SHINEDOWN AND SAVING ABEL: James Brown Arena, 605 Seventh St.; $35.50, $40.50, ticketmaster.com