Originally created 01/22/06

Around the block



Play auditions

Auditions for On Golden Pond will be held at 3 p.m. today 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.

Chamber meeting

The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chamber, 302 Georgia Ave. U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-S.C., will speak. Tickets are $35 per person or $325 for corporate tables of eight. Reservations are required by Tuesday. Call 279-2323.

Business workshop

Reka F. Mosteller will present a workshop about opening and running a successful business, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Nursing Building, Room 120, in the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The workshop costs $25, payable at the door. Call 641-3646 or visit www.usca.edu/sbdc.

Theater festival

The Ten-Minute Play Festival, presented by the University Theatre Players, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Monday, Jan. 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The festival consists of 10-minute plays broken into two 40-minute acts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Call 641-3305.

'Foreigner' coming

The play The Foreigner will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 3-4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, 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. For more information, call 648-1438.

Talk about spill

Dr. Erik Svendsen will speak at 1 p.m. Friday in Science Building 327 at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the Department of Biology and Geology Seminar Series. Dr. Svendsen, of the Arnold School of Public Health at USC Columbia, will talk about the January 2005 Graniteville chlorine spill. The talk is open to the public. Call 641-3396.

Auditions for play

Auditions for The Canterbury Tales will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Aiken Community Playhouse in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Openings are for at least 10 males and 10 females, ages 12-18.

Call 648-1438.

Church concert

The Maryland State Boychoir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N.E. The Changing Voice Choir also will perform. Tickets are $10 and are available at Aiken County Habitat for Humanity, 1026 Park Ave. Proceeds benefit Aiken Habitat's Women Build Program. Call 642-9295.

Planetarium show

The show Follow the Drinking Gourd will be presented at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, at 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.