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SECOND ANNUAL HIS TABLE THANKSGIVING DINNER: Dinner for the less fortunate; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Clearwater First Baptist Church, 17 Belvedere Road, Clearwater; open to everyone; Dawn Schlachter (706) 284-6111


AIKEN COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 1016 Vaucluse Road

CHRISTMAS FOR THE BIRDS AND CHRISTMAS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY: Create edible decorations for the birds; stories, treats and fun for the whole family; learn how colonists -- and their slaves -- observed Christmas in the backcountry; with storyteller Kitty Wilson-Evans; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, Living History Park; free; sponsored by Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Wild Birds Unlimited, City of North Augusta and Aiken County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; (803) 279-7560,

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