Across the river

THIS WEEK

SWIMMING LESSONS: Monday-Thursday in July, Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., Aiken; regis-tration required; city residents $45, others $85 adults, youths $80; (803) 648-3197

business, innovation & Technology expo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, USC Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway; free; (803) 249-2221

growing history: Heirloom gardens and African-American foodways; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; $4 adults, $3 children, $2.50 South Carolina seniors; (803) 827-1473, redcliffe@scprt.com

Reed Fruitbasket Workshop: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; $70; (803) 641-9094

touch-a-truck day: Free event for children to climb, sit and play in and on service vehicles they normally would not have the chance to; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, H.Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; bulldozer, bucket truck, case loader, dump truck, ambulance and fire truck; door prizes; children should wear bathing suits and bring a towel; donation of $1 or a can of food requested to help ACTS; sponsored by RSC Equipment Rental and Aiken Family Magazine; (803) 642-7631

upcoming

DRAWING START TO FINISH: 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 24, AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 122 LAURENS ST. S.W., AIKEN; $70; (803) 641-9094

glass Workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; $125; (803) 641-9094

photos to paintings acrylic painting class: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; $100; (803) 641-9094

Music in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta; free; www.naartscouncil.org

pumpkin cooking: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave, North Augusta; free; (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us

sewing necessities: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; free; (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us

auditions: the odd couple: 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

aiken's makin' festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Park Avenue and Chesterfield Street; (803) 649-1200, aikenchamber.net

aiken railroad depot grand opening: Saturday, Sept. 18, 406 Park Ave., corner of Park Avenue and Union Street, Aiken; free

needlework exhibit: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave, North Augusta; free; (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us


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