This Week

THIS WEEK

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary's School; carnival games, inflatables and rides, international foods and concessions, homemade baked goods, vendor booths, entertainment, used books and discs sale, Airsoft Battle Zone and lots of chocolate; (803) 649-2071

UPCOMING

FALL YARD SALE: Annual sale 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville; table space for inside or outside $5 per table, limit three tables per person, registration required by 4 p.m. Oct. 6; (803) 663-7552

ZUMBA PARTY IN PINK: To raise awareness for breast cancer research and community outreach programs; 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15, Gregg Park Civic Center; $7 advance, $10 at door; (803) 663-7552

THE ART OF TASTE: Cookbook presentation and signing; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Aiken Center for the Arts' Brown Pavilion; $10 members, $12 others; (803) 641-9094

2011 TASTE OF WINE AND ART: Food from Aiken restaurants, wines, beers and special nonalcoholic beverages, with a silent auction; 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., Aiken; $50; (803) 641-9094

DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: 4-7 P.M. OCT. 29, NEWBERRY STREET FESTIVAL CENTER; CARNIVAL GAMES, COSTUME CONTEST FOR ALL AGES, BEST DRESSED AND TRUNK-OR-TREATING; AGES 12 AND UNDER (ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT; FREE; H. ODELL WEEKS (803) 642-7631, SMITH HAZEL (803) 642-7634


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