Originally created 03/12/06

This week



Aiken's AARP meeting: 3 p.m. Monday; South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road; Kathy Crist will speak; refreshments; annual dues $5 per household; open to public; 648-9574

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; featuring clarinetist William Foss and soprano Martha Zakkary; $8 general public, USC Aiken students free; 641-3305

csra Hydrangea society meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Technical College, Building 1200-1400, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville; free; 644-9400

AUGUSTA INVITATIONAL ROWING REGATTA: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Langley Pond Park, off U.S. Highway 1, behind Reid's Grocery Store, Langley; fee for participants; spectators free; 642-7559

UPCOMING

DEATHTRAP AUDITIONS: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 7 p.m. Monday, March 20; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; Aiken Community Playhouse production; openings for three adult males and two adult females; 748-1438, www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com

RIGGING CLASS: 10-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 20; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.; $10 registration fee; registration encouraged; 648-1438, www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com

basketball tournament: 9 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, April 8-9; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road; University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway; free-throw, three-point and slam-dunk contests offered; registration required by Friday, March 24; held by the Aiken Sunrise Rotary Club and Aiken County HELP LINE; 648-7087

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WALK: 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. walk, Saturday, March 25; Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.; (800) 477-2955

YOUTH FITNESS AND FUN DAY, SHARE YOUR TEDDY BEAR DRIVE: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25; Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., Aiken; $2; bears and proceeds will benefit children in domestic violence shelters; 507-6956

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $7 adults, $4 students, children; 641-3305

POLO MATCH: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1; gates open at 11 a.m., lunch served at noon; Powderhouse Polo Field, Powderhouse Road, Aiken; $55 VIP Hospitality Tent, includes lunch, beverages, parking and admission; tickets limited, must be purchased in advance; 641-3630

BENEFIT CAR SHOW: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15; Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road, Aiken; benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation and other Kiwanis charities; $15 registration fee before show; $20 registration day of show; 648-9804

ONGOING

Stitches From the Heart: Seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters and hats for children in the hospital; donations of yarn appreciated; (866) 472-6903

ballroom line dancing classes: 1 p.m. Thursdays; Family Life Center, First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; with Teena Marie; $30, no partner needed; 279-6370