Across the river



mayor's prayer luncheon: Noon today, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta; Bill Curry, head football coach for Georgia State University, speaking; $12; (803) 441-4350

aiken county board of disabilities: 7 p.m. today, 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken; (803) 642-8800

lbc historical society meeting: 7 p.m. today, Lions Club, Bath; Sherri King shares research and pictures of local kaolin mines; open to the public; (706) 339-2710

south carolina poultry festival: Today through Saturday, May 8, Batesburg-Leesville; parade, car show, food, crafts, fireworkds;

allendale county cooterfest: 4-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday Allendale; rides, food, music, vendors, dancing;

shaggin' up on the roof: 7 p.m. Friday, 465 Railroad Ave., Hammond's Ferry, North Augusta; $10; dance lessons offered, raffle;

Watercolor and glass workshops: Saturday Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; registration required; $45-$100; (803) 641-9094

hopelands summer concert series: 7 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 30, Hopelands Gardens, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; Monday, Aiken Youth Orchestra; May 17, Savannah River Winds; May 24, Carolina Rebels; May 31, Aiken Civic Ballet; June 7, Fort Gordon Concert Band; June 14, Maureen Simpson and the Aiken Choral Society; June 21, Southern Nights; June 28, Preston and Weston and Sandra Simmons; Tuesday, July 6, U.S. Marine Corps Band; July 12, Angela Easterling; July 19, Mellow-D; July 26, Mike Frost Trio; Aug. 2, Fort Gordon Dixieland Band; Aug. 9, Aiken Brass; Aug. 16, Aiken Big Band; Aug. 23, South Boundary; Aug. 30, Aiken Community Band (6:30); (803) 643-4661,

aiken newcomers club meeting: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; $14; lunch served; register by Friday, May 7; (803) 642-4172


teacher appreciation cele-bration: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 13, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta; (803) 279-2323

fundraising breakfast: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, American Legion Post 71, Spring Grove Road, North Augusta; $5, $3 for law enforcement and medical personnel; benefits North Augusta High School Marching Band uniforms

SoUTH CAROLINA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY INFORMATION SESSION: 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; information on the tuition-free, virtual public school; meet educators and learn about the technology, curriculum and experience; (800) 382-6010,

golf tournament: 1 p.m. start, Thursday, May 20, Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive, Aiken; benefits Junior Achievement; (706) 736-3070

springfest: 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 21, Hammond's Ferry; music, food, children's events, wine tasting, book signing, Patriot Riverboat Tours; (803) 613-1641,

swimming lessons: Monday-Thursday during June and July classes, Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., Aiken; registration begins May 1; city residents $45, non-city residents $85 adults, youth $80; (803) 648-3197

juneteenth: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Perry Park, Aiken; free; vendors, entertainment, barbecue cook-off; (706) 664-3989

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



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