Originally created 08/08/99

This week in South Carolina



MONDAY

The Fort Gordon Band performs at 7 p.m. at the Hopelands Gardens lakeside Performing Arts Stage in the park's Summer Concert Series. Picnic suppers are welcome at the free concerts, but alcohol is prohibited. In the event of rain, series performances may be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center Gym 2 or rescheduled. For details, call 642-7648.

The Georgia CSRA Association of Occupational Health Nurses holds its fourth charity golf tournament at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Registration is $250 per foursome.

The K.I.D.S. Crusade of Bath Pentecostal Holiness Church presents performances by its regional champion puppet troupe at 7 p.m. Additional performances are set for Tuesday and Wednesday. The church is on the Aiken-Augusta Highway in Bath.

TUESDAY

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office will begin offering a reserve deputy class. For more information on the 14-week training program, call the sheriff's office training division at (803) 642-1780.

The Aiken chapter of the South Carolina Writers Workshop Inc. meets at 7 p.m. in the Aiken County Council Building, 736 W. Richland Ave., Aiken. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

The Aiken Newcomers Club meets at 10 a.m. at Newberry Hall on Newberry Street in Aiken. Brunch reservations are $8.50; for reservations, call Donna at 648-4912 or Nancy at 642-9532.

There will be a full meeting of the Lower Savannah Job Training Partnership Act and the Welfare-To-Work Workforce Development Board at 7 p.m. at the Voorhees One-Stop Center, Denmark, S.C. The public is welcome to attend.

WEDNESDAY

An adult CPR training course will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. There is a $10 fee for the course, taught by Emergency Medical Technician Phil Clarke and Registered Nurse Lauren Harris. The class will be in Classroom A on the sixth floor.

Wise Outrageous Women invites all women to attend a group meeting at 12:30 p.m. at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, cafeteria dining rooms A-C. The group, facilitated by Dr. Doris B. Hammond, celebrates the joy of being a woman. Call 641-5926 for more details. No registration is required.

THURSDAY

A caregiver support group meets from noon to 1 p.m. at Aiken Regional Medical Centers' Aurora Pavilion. The meeting, facilitated by Michele Knapik-Smith, offers education and assistance to anyone who is a caregiver. Bag lunches are welcome.

FRIDAY

The North AugustaBelvedere branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will sponsor a community awareness dinner at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 232, North Augusta. State and local leaders of the NAACP will be present. Advance tickets are $10 adults, $8 ages 55 and older and $6 ages 12 and under; adult tickets on the day of the dinner will be $12. Call 279-0396 or 827-9529 for tickets.

SATURDAY

The Gloryland Singers and Solid Gospel with Therril Hanna will be the featured performance at a gospel concert. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the Horse Creek Veteran's Park gazebo in Bath.

Aiken Community Playhouse holds its second Kickoff Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open house at the Playhouse, with chances to win door prizes, meet volunteers and sign up for 1999-2000 memberships. This year, Playhouse members can reserve seats for shows for the first time. Aiken Community Playhouse is at the corner of Two Notch Road and Price Avenue. For more information call (803) 648-1438, or visit the Web site at www.aiken.net/playhouse/.