Reference/user librarian Bob Fernekes will lecture on historical and genealogical research in the 21st century at 10 a.m. at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. For details, call the USC-Aiken Office of Continuing Education at 641-3288.
The board of directors of the Greater Aiken Local Education Foundation will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Schofield Middle School. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call Greater Aiken Local Education Foundation Executive Director Diane Mangiante at 649-9040.
Aiken International Club will hold its January meeting at 7 p.m. in University of South Carolina-Aiken administration building Room 107. For details, call club President Fred G. Wieland at 641-6875.
The Town and Country Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Etherredge Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina-Aiken. The guest speaker will be Allen Sharpe. For details, call 648-5110.
First Baptist Church of North Augusta will hold the monthly meeting of Business by the Book, a motivational lecture and luncheon for local businessmen. The January meeting is scheduled for 11:50 a.m. at the church, 602 Georgia Ave. The meeting is $5 per person, and reservations are required by noon Monday. Call the church at 279-6370 to reserve a seat. Reservations will be billed unless they are canceled by noon Monday.
Basketball team registration ends for St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church's new 5-on-5 Adult Open League. There is a registration fee of $300 per team. The church is on U.S. Highway 1. For more information about the new league, call Leon at 936-0498.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Aiken County Sheriff's Office are offering a free hunter education course at the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service office, 1555 Richland Ave., Aiken. The course is required by law to obtain a hunting license. For more information or to register, call the Department of Natural Resources at (800) 277-4301.
Aiken Community Playhouse holds open auditions for a March production of How the Other Half Loves at 3 p.m. Auditions also will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the playhouse, located at Price Avenue and Two Notch Road. For more information, check out the Aiken Community Playhouse's Web site at www.aiken.net/playhouse/.
Bobby Edmonds and Carla Yonce will present a lecture on the history of McCormick County and Willington, S.C., at 3 p.m. at Mims Community Center on South Carolina Highway 81 in Willington. The lecture is sponsored by the Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society. For details, call the D.A. Tomkins Library at (803) 637-4010.