Originally created 09/17/06

Around the block

'Smokey Joe's Cafe'

The Aiken Community Playhouse will present Smokey Joe's Cafe at 3 p.m. today at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $12 for pupils and $6 for age 12 and younger. Call (803) 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

Polo championship

The USPA Gold Cup Polo Championship will begin at 4 p.m. today and Sundays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, at the New Bridge Polo and Country Club, 836 New Bridge Road, Aiken. Gates will open at 2 p.m. and the Polo Pavilion will open at 3 p.m. General admission is $6 in advance and $10 at the gate.

Call (803) 642-4653 or visit www.aikengoldcuppolo.com.

Republicans meet

The Aiken Republican Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St., Aiken. The social time is at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. The speaker will be Republican state treasurer candidate Thomas Ravenel. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for others. Call (803) 649-5059.

Live, love course

South Aiken Life Skills Ministry will kick off its 26-week course Learning to Live, Learning to Love at 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Aiken Church of God, 2700 Whiskey Road. Registration is $50. Call (803) 295-7049.

Historical society

The Beech Island Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the society's meeting house and museum, 144 Old Jackson Highway. Isabel Vandervelde will discuss the 18th century entrepreneur and trader George Galphin. Call (803) 867-3600.

Health seminar

A free seminar will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Science Building, Room 327, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Dr. Edward Inscho will speak about the relationship between hypertension and kidney damage. Call (803) 641-3569.

President's Cup

The National Barrel Horse Association President's Cup will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, at The Hippodrome, 5540 Jefferson David Highway, North Augusta. The event is free. Call (706) 823-3728.


The Aiken Horsepower Association will hold its free monthly cruise-in from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, on Laurens Street in downtown Aiken. Call (803) 648-4761.

Public meeting

The Aiken County Transportation Committee will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the council chambers of the Aiken County Council Building, 736 Richland Ave. W. Call (803) 642-1694.

USC Aiken plays

The University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre Productions will present Harvey at 8 p.m. Nov. 2-4 and 3 p.m. Nov. 5; Feast of Carols at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5; Ten-Minute Play Festival at 8 p.m. Jan. 25-27, 29 and 3 p.m. Jan. 28; and The Robber Bridegroom at 8 p.m. April 26-28 and 30 and 3 p.m. April 29 at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. Tickets for each staged production are $12 adults, $10 seniors and $7 students. Call (803) 641-3305.

Need volunteers

Stitches from the Heart, a national nonprofit organization that knits and crochets blankets, sweaters and hats for children in area hospitals, is seeking volunteers. Donations of yarn are appreciated.

For more information about the organization or to volunteer or donate material, call (866) 472-6903.


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