Originally created 06/14/06

Around the block



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.

Chamber to meet

The monthly meeting of the Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will be at noon today 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.

Park it for music

The Pantasia Steel Drum Band 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.

Planetarium show

In My Backyard will be presented at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken.

Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for students.

Call (803) 641-3645.

Up and Atom

The next Up and Atom breakfast, presented by Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, will take place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken. The guest speaker will be Linton Brooks, the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Reservations are required by Friday.

Call (803) 649-3456.

Harmony in gardens

Harmony River Chorus 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.

Benefit tournament

The United Way/ALS Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive, Aiken. Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishers, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Prize drawings will include weekend getaways. The cost - $60 per golfer or $240 per team - includes greens fee, cart and buffet.

Call (803) 208-3991.

Help Line training

The Youth Central program of the Aiken County Help Line will offer free training for its teen crisis line from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23-24, at Aiken County Help Line, 320 Park Ave. S.E.

Trainers will discuss issues such as the prevention of date violence, teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug use, depression and suicide. Call (803) 641-4143.

Rowing at Langley

The U.S. Rowing Associa-tion's Southern Regional Championships will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, at Langley Pond Park, off U.S. Highway 1. The event is free. Call (803) 642-7559.

'Smokey' auditions

Auditions for Smokey Joe's Cafe will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday, June 25-26, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. Openings are for five males and four females 18 and older. Bring a prepared song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Show dates are Sept. 8-23.

Call (803) 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunity playhouse.com.