Originally created 01/18/06

Around the block



A, B, C Connection

The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold its A, B, C Connection meeting at noon today at the chamber, 302 Georgia Ave. Anna Wylds will discuss starting a franchise. Bring a lunch; desserts and beverages will be provided.

Call 279-2323.

Night to Remember

A Night to Remember will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive. Memorabilia will include pottery, photographs and coins. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. Call 279-2323 or 279-0763.

Dancing class

A ballroom and line dancing class will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave. The six-week class costs $30. No partner is needed. Call 279-6370.

Aiken After Hours

About 50 businesses will take part in Aiken After Hours from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in downtown Aiken. Participating businesses range from restaurants to art galleries and antique shops. For more information, call 641-9094.

'Foreigner' coming

The play The Foreigner will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Jan. 27-28, Feb. 3-4 and 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Aiken Community Playhouse in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students and $6 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are recommended. Call 648-1438.

Planetarium show

The show In My Backyard will be presented at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for students. Reservations are recommended. Call 641-3654.

Tribute to poet

The St. Andrews Society of Aiken will hold the 2006 Burns Night Supper, a tribute to the Scottish poet Robert Burns, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Shrine Club, 1526 Columbia Highway N. The event will include dancing, music and food catered by the Shriners. Tickets are $25 for society members, $33 for nonmembers and $13 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at The Curiosity Shoppe, 158 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; Southside Gallery, 1001 Pine Log Road S.W., Aiken; and Artists' Parlor Picture Framing, 126 Laurens St., Aiken. Call 648-1873.

Club luncheon

The Aiken Christian Women's Club will hold a luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1419 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken. Reservations are required by Saturday for the luncheon, which costs $14. There is a free preschool nursery. Call 649-6697.

Play auditions

Auditions for On Golden Pond will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Aiken Community Playhouse in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Openings are for two males 30-50, one female 30-50 and one male 12-16.

Call 648-1438.

Sewers to meet

The CSRA chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Cumberland Village, 3335 Wise Creek Lane, Aiken. All CSRA sewers are invited. Call 648-6218.



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