Originally created 04/12/06

This week



Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce meeting: Noon today; Bobby's Bar-B-Q, Buffet and Catering, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; Scott Enter will report on the status of the Heritage Corridor; reservations unnecessary; (803) 645-4429

REEL ART, THE EDUKATORS: 7 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; part of center's Reel Art series; $8; (803) 641-9094

SEWING GROUP MEETING: 1 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.; Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild Inc.; (803) 649-0465

EASTER EGG HUNT: 10 a.m. Saturday; Riverview Park, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; children 10 and younger free; (803) 441-4300

BENEFIT CAR SHOW: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 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; spectators free; door prizes; (803) 648-9804

KIDS EARTH DAY 2006: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Lions Memorial Field, W. Buena Vista Avenue, North Augusta; exhibits, obstacle course, amphibians, giant Earth ball; climbing wall; if raining, event will be held at the Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive; (803) 441-4311

AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; open to all middle and high school pupils; (803) 648-1438, visit www. aikencommunityplayhouse.com

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENT ART SHOW: Beginning Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 30; Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; (803) 641-3305

UPCOMING

Aiken After Hours: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20; about 50 businesses, ranging from restaurants to antique shops, will participate; (803) 641-9094

THE MIKADO: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23; Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $12 adults, $10 seniors and $7 for students; (803) 641-3305

LARRY CAT IN SPACE: 7, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and April 21-22; Dupont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Parkway; $4.50 adults, $3.50 senior citizens, $2.50 students; (803) 641-3769

OLDE TOWNE ARTISANS' FAIR: 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23; Living History Park and Sensory Garden, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; (803) 279-7560

Family treasures: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22; Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; two-hour workshop about how to care for family treasures; $7; (803) 827-1473.

NORTH AUGUSTA CENTENNIAL PARADE: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 22; downtown North Augusta; high school bands, South Carolina Model T Ford Club; Fort Gordon Signal Corps Band and Color Guard, prizes for best floats; (803) 441-4224

CENTENNIAL PICNIC: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22; Maude Edenfield Park, East Buena Vista Avenue, North Augusta; barbecue, children's games and contests, musical entertainment by the Boogie Sisters and the Fort Gordon Crooked River Dixieland Band; free; (803) 441-4290

CENTENNIAL STREET PARTY: 6- 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22; downtown North Augusta; music by Riptide, fireworks, food; free; (803) 441-4224

BARBECUE AND FRIED CATFISH DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22; Ford Conger Field, Powderhouse Road, Aiken; silent auction; music by quietSTORM; presented by the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County; $40; (803) 644-5100

An Afternoon of Music: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23; Cumberland Village, 3335 Wise Creek Lane, Aiken; pianist Derek Parsons will play classical music; reception afterward; $40; (803) 641-4180

MOSTLY MOZART: 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25; Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; Masterworks Chorale will perform works by Mozart and his contemporaries; $10 adults, $7 children; (803) 641-3305

ON Golden pond: April 28-29; May 5-7, 12-13; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.; $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $6 children 12 and younger; memberships available; (803) 648-1438, www.aiken communityplayhouse.com

20TH ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29; Granville Plantation, 6198 Atomic Road, Beech Island; crafts, antique dairy exhibit, antique cars, tractors, children's activities, vendors, Flo Carter and the Sounds of Joy, Elvis impersonator Jason Sikes; free; parking $2; (803) 827-0184

FIRST FRIDAY CAR SHOW AT THE COMMON: 6-10 p.m. May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; arts and crafts, live entertainment, prizes; $5 registration; held by the CSRA Road Angels; (706) 831-1793

SEVENTH ANNUAL PAWS FOR CANCER RACE: 8 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; two one-mile dog walks; proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society; $15; (803) 648-5489

HEARTWORM CLINIC: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6; Veterinary Services, 1721 Whiskey Road, Aiken; $10; proceeds benefit American Cancer Society and SPCA of Aiken; (803) 648-5489

derby dreamin': 3-7 p.m. Saturday, May 6; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; big-screen viewing of Kentucky Derby and stakes races leading to main event; live entertainment, food, open bar, raffle for trip to New York for the Belmont Stakes ($100 ticket); $65, available at Aiken Center for the Arts; benefits the Aiken County Open Land Trust and the AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS; (803) 641-9094

AREA GIRL SCOUT DAY CAMP: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 5-9 (session 1), 26-30 (session 4); Tanglewood Day Camp, 4687 Columbia Road, Martinez; camp, open to girls ages 5-11; $95 non-Girl Scouts; $15 deposit due at registration; remaining cost due two weeks before camp; (706) 774-0505