Originally created 06/04/06

Around the block



Get ready to rumble

The commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Augusta (The Siege of Fort Cornwallis) continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta. Admission is free. Call (803) 215-0837.

Calling all frogs

Auditions for the Aiken Community Playhouse production The Frog Princess will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. Openings are for at least 14 boys and girls ages 12-18. Call (803) 648-1438.

Aiken cruise-in

The Aiken Horsepower Association will hold its monthly cruise-in from 1 to 4 p.m. today on Laurens Street in downtown Aiken. Anyone interested in attending or showing a car is invited to the free event. Call (803) 648-4761.

Hopelands concert

Fiddle Faddle will perform at 7 p.m. Monday on the Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, as part of the Hopelands Summer Concert Series. If it rains, the concert will be held at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken.

Call (803) 642-7631.

All about beads

The Girl Scouts' Central Savannah River Council will hold a Traveling Troop session, Beads, Beads, Beads, from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Aiken Girl Scout Hut, 326 Dupree Place, Aiken. Participants will make a patriotic bracelet or seed-bead pin and then hike to Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken. Girls do not have to be enrolled in Scouts to attend this free program. An adult must accompany each girl who attends. Call (706) 774-0505 or (800) 997-2472.

Are you new?

Aiken Newcomers' Club will meet Tuesday, June 13, at Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive, Aiken. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., the business meeting at 10:45 a.m. The luncheon costs $11.50. Reservations are required by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call (803) 502-0813 (names A-K) or (803) 649-7359 (names L-Z).

Park it for music

Flashback will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Maude Edenfield Park, 400 Buena Vista Ave., North Augusta, as part of the free Music in the Park concert series. Visitors can bring chairs and a picnic supper. Call (803) 442-7588.

What's up, Mac?

CSRA Apple Macintosh Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. Visitors are welcome. Call (803) 279-6456.

Hail to the chef

Aiken's Cookin' with Celebrity Chefs will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Rye Patch, 100 Berrie Road. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Mental Health Association in Aiken. Call (803) 641-4164.

It's a deathtrap

Aiken Community Playhouse will perform Deathtrap at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students, and $6 for ages 12 and younger.

Call (803) 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplay house.com.

Chamber to meet

The monthly meeting of the Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will be at noon Wednesday, June 14, at Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet and Catering, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville. Scott Edgeworth will talk about safe summer driving. Call (803) 645-4429.

Museum exhibit

A free exhibit, Freedom USA, will run through June 21 at the 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 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call (803) 642-2015.