Originally created 04/12/06

Around the block



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

The Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today 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.aiken communityplayhouse.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. 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, an 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.

Student art show

The University of South Carolina Student Art Show will open Tuesday and run through April at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. The exhibit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (803) 641-3305.

Cat in space

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.

Girl Scouts camp

Girl Scouts, Central Savannah River Council will hold a day camp from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 5-9 (session 1) and 26-30 (session 4) at Tanglewood Day Camp, 4687 Columbia Road, Martinez. The camp, open to girls ages 5-11, will feature games, swimming, horseback riding and arts and crafts. Each session costs $85 for Girl Scouts and $95 for non-Girl Scouts. A $15 deposit is due at registration, and the remaining cost is due two weeks before camp. Call (706) 774-0505.