Originally created 04/09/06

Around the block



Marker dedication

A historic marker dedication will be held at noon Tuesday at John C. Calhoun Park, at Georgia and Carolina avenues in North Augusta. Officials will unveil a marker celebrating the 100th anniversary of the city's incorporation. A centennial time capsule will be buried. Call (803) 441-4224, or visit www.northaugusta100.com.

Sculpture contest

The Southeastern Regional Sculpture Competition will run through April 23 at Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call (803) 642-2015.

Chamber meeting

Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Bobby's Bar-B-Q, Buffet and Catering, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway. Scott Enter will report about the status of the Heritage Corridor. Reservations are not necessary. Call (803) 645-4429.

Reel Art series

The film The Edukators will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., as part of the center's Reel Art series. Tickets are $8. Call (803) 641-9094.

Sewing group meets

The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild Inc. will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Call (803) 649-0465

Youth Wing

The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing, open to middle and high school pupils, will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Call (803) 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

Wish Upon a Car

The Wish Upon a Car Benefit Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road. Advance registration is $15; registration the day of the show is $20. Admission is free for spectators. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and other charities. Call (803) 648-9804.

Easter egg hunt

A free Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riverview Park, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta. Call (803) 441-4300.

Earth Day for kids

Kids Earth Day 2006 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lions Memorial Field, W. Buena Vista Avenue, North Augusta. There will be exhibits, a giant Earth ball and a climbing wall. In case of rain, the event will be at the Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta. Call (804) 441-4311.

Planetarium

The Dupont Planetarium will present Larry Cat in Space at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and $2.50 for students. Call (803) 641-3769.

Family treasures

A two-hour workshop about how to care for family treasures will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island. Tips for preserving photographic materials, silver, textiles and wooden objects will be discussed. The workshop costs $7. Call (803) 827-1473.

Horticulture class

A horticulture class for adults will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Aiken High School, 449 Rutland Drive. Topics include soil preparation, pruning techniques, plant propagation, safe pesticide use, irrigation and landscape ideas. Several field trips are planned. The class costs $45. Call (803) 641-2500 or (803) 640-0161.