Originally created 09/13/99

This week in South Carolina



TODAY

The American Association of Retired Persons sponsors a health insurance seminar at 3 p.m. at South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road, Aiken. For details, call John Callan at (803) 648-8960 or George Sabine at (803) 663-4188.

The Hitchcock Rehabilitation Center hosts a lunch cookout for patients, friends, medical personnel, clients, volunteers and staff at 11:30 a.m. at the center's site, 690 Medical Park Drive, across from Aurora Pavilion and the Carolina Cancer Center. For details call Kara Flanders at 648-8344, Ext. 357.

The North AugustaBelvedere chapter of the NAACP meets at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 232, North Augusta. For details, call 827-9529.

TUESDAY

The Aiken Newcomers' Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at Newberry Hall in Aiken. Admission is $8.75 per person. For details, call 648-4912 or 642-9523.

The CSRA-SC Master Gardeners are sponsoring beekeeping seminars from 7 to 9 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21, at the Aiken County Extension Office, 1555 Richland Ave. E., Suite 500. Admission is $3. Call the CSRA-SC Master Gardeners at 278-1159 for ticket information.

University of South Carolina Aiken's continuing education department offers retirement planning workshops at 6:30 p.m. and at the same time Sept. 21, in Room 214 of the Humanities and Social Science Building. Registration for the workshops is $39 per person or $50 per couple.

FRIDAY

There will be a bid whist card tournament at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 212, 602 Hampton Ave. N.W. Registration is $14 per team; contact James Gallman at 642-2212 or Laddie Smith at 593-5583 to register.

Learning Disabilities Association of South Carolina's fall conference will begin at the College of Charleston Conference Center in Charleston, S.C. Registration for individuals is $60, for families $125 and for students $25. Charleston's Francis Marion Hotel is offering a discount rate on accommodations for attendees at the conference, which continues Saturday. For details call Carol Sunderman at (803) 896-8478, or visit the Association's Web site at www.gabn.net/weldon/ldasc.

SATURDAY

Area residents can raise money for diabetes research at the Walk For Diabetes from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Riverview Park in North Augusta. To register, call the American Diabetes Association at 828-0420.

A hunter education course offered by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be held at the Silverton Agricultural Club, 104 Main St., in Jackson. Completion of a DNR hunting education course is required to obtain a hunting license. The course is free, but registration is required; call DNR at (800) 277-4301 for details.