Originally created 02/22/06

Around the block



Feeding program

The 2006 USDA Summer Feeding Program for Children will accept site applications from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday, March 1, at the main office of the Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, 902 Vaucluse Road.

Call 594-0040.

Play scheduled

Eleemosynary will be performed by the Aiken Community Playhouse at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 nonmembers. Call 648-1438.

A tasteful event

The third annual Taste of North Augusta will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive. The event, a fundraiser for the Center for Care and Counseling, will feature silent and live auctions and food prepared by local celebrities. Tickets - $40 per person or $300 for corporate tables of eight - are available at Parks Pharmacy, 437 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; CommuniGraphics, 1400 Georgia Ave.; Jim Bush Florist, 501 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta; and The Center for Care and Counseling, 625 Georgia Ave, North Augusta.

Call 819-9021.

Battle of Aiken

The Battle of Aiken will be held Saturday and Sunday at Confederate Memorial Park on Powell Pond Road in Aiken. All presentations will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Battle re-enactments will begin at 2 p.m. Campsites will be available for touring and period crafts will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students ages 6-18. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Call 641-1111.

Dancing with dad

Girls Inc. and WRDW (Channel 12) will present the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Park Activities Center, 101 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta. The dance will include a disc jockey, dinner, table favors, a photographer and prizes. Tickets are $50 per couple and $15 for each additional daughter.

Call 733-2512.

Boosters' auction

The annual South Aiken High School Athletic Booster Club Auction will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Conference Center, 215 The Alley. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by Up Your Alley and a cash bar. Auction items include golf packages, jewelry, furs, grills and wine packages The event costs $30 per person. Proceeds will benefit South Aiken athletics. Attendees must be at least 21. Call 648-4331

Art exhibit

An art exhibit by Ray Davenport will be shown from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1-30 in the lower gallery of the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday-Friday.

Call 641-3305.

Club to meet

The Town and Country Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Call 649-9166.

Planetarium show

Blown Away: The Wild World of Weather will be shown at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 3-4 at Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for students.

Call 641-3769.