Originally created 11/20/00

This week in South Carolina



TODAY

Several Langley churches will join for a community revival meeting. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2559 Augusta Road, continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Langley First Baptist Church, and concludes at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Forest Baptist Church on Pine Log Road. The public is invited.

WEDNESDAY

The Col. Claude E. Sawyer chapter of DeMolay International will meet at 7 p.m. at the Aiken Masonic Temple, 446 Laurens St. N.W. The meeting is open to boys ages 12 to 21. For more information about DeMolay or about the chapter meetings, call John B. Heaton at 648-9806.

The Greater Aiken Ministerial Association holds its annual communitywide Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St. The Rev. Sheree Jones of First Baptist Church of Aiken will officiate, and a community choir will provide music for the service. For more information, call 648-5497.

THURSDAY

The fourth annual Aiken Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road. The meal will have all the traditional trimmings: turkey, vegetables, rolls, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and, of course, pie. Everyone is welcome to dine or to volunteer in the serving line. To place reservations or to volunteer, call Greg Barcklow at 663-1872, or South Aiken Presbyterian Church at 648-9574 or 648-2898.

FRIDAY

Aiken Community Playhouse will warm up the holiday season with a production of Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical. The show will premiere at 8 p.m., with additional performances Saturday and Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, and matinees at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. The premiere will be followed by an opening reception at the Playhouse, on the corner of Two Notch Road and Price Avenue. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for people 60 and older, $8 for students with valid ID, and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call the playhouse at 648-1438 or visit the Web site at www.atlantic.net/~acp.

Aiken's annual tree lighting ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Newberry Street Festival Site. Music will be provided by the National Day of Prayer Choir, and the American Red Cross will provide refreshments. For more information, call the Aiken Downtown Development Association at 649-2221.

The Salley Chitlin Strut festival will hold the Miss Chitlin Strut beauty pageant at 7:30p.m. at the Salley Auditorium. The festival opens with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Dean Swamp Masonic Lodge and a parade at 10 a.m. Campers are welcome. For more information, call the town of Salley at (803) 258-3485.

SATURDAY

The Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville is organizing a day trip to the Jockey Lot flea market in Anderson, S.C., for a holiday shopping spree. Admission costs $10, and participants should bring money to cover breakfast and lunch. For more information, call Helen or Frank at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 663-6142.

The Edgefield Community Development Association will sponsor the 27th annual Edgefield Community Christmas Parade at 4 p.m.. Entry forms are available to enter a float. For more information or for an entry form, call Kelly Hammond at (803) 637-6628.

SUNDAY

New Beginnings Holiness Church will hold Family and Friends Day at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the church, 3361 Augusta Road, Burnettown, across from the Country Connection. Guest evangelist will be Robert Freeman of Douglas, Ga. For more information, call Steve Blandenburg at 652-8563.