Originally created 06/12/06

The week ahead



MONDAY

MEETING

The West Augusta Alliance will meet at 7 p.m. in the gym at the Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road. Augusta commissioners will discuss the mayor's bus tour, and there will be a report on the results of a recent joint neighborhood association meeting about plans for Lake Olmstead. For more information, call (706) 860-4427.

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 for more information.

HOPELANDS CONCERT

Aiken Brass will perform at 7 p.m. 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. For more information, call (803) 642-7631.

AARP MEETING

Aiken's AARP will meet at 3 p.m. at South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road. Annual dues are $5 per household. Call (803) 648-9574.

TUESDAY

DINNER SEMINAR

A seminar on will and trust planning and retirement planning will start at 6 p.m. at the Pinnacle Club in the Wachovia Building, 699 Broad St. The speakers will be Aubrey C. Rhodes with Rhodes Law Firm, P.C. and Rusty Myers with Rhodes Financial Services. The seminar is free, but reservations are required by noon today. For more information, call (706) 724-0405.

SLEEPING BEAUTY

The show will start at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $3.50 for adults and children. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The show will be presented by Augusta State's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players. For more information, call (706) 733-7043.

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN

The concert will take place at 8 p.m., with Hakim Rahsul and Company performing. The free concerts are held in the gardens behind the Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way, and are sponsored by the Main Branch Library. For more information, call (706) 821-2604.

WEDNESDAY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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

THURSDAY

BEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH SERIES

Rodney Freidank, the executive chef of Restaurant O in Greenville, S.C., will be the featured chef at the Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, as part of the Best Chefs of the South series. Hors d' oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $79. For more information, call (706) 737-8888.

PLANTS OF THE BIBLE

Horticulture consultant Clyde Lester will present Plants of the Bible at 6 p.m. at Augusta Golf & Gardens, 1 11th St., as part of the free Roots of Gardening series. Reservations are required by today. Call (706) 724-4443.

MARKETING WORKSHOP

The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Penland Administration Building, Room 106, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The cost is $50, and registration is required by Tuesday. For more information, call (803) 641-3646.

BATTY IN THE SWAMP

Phinizy Gone Batty will be held at 7 p.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road, as part of the Family Discovery Series. Carol Jackson will discuss bats. The Pfizer Pavilion will open at 6 p.m. for picnics. Donations are accepted. For more information, call (706) 828-2109.

THE PIANO LESSON

The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St., as part of the Augusta Wilson Reader's Series. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call (706) 724-3576 for more information.