Originally created 09/17/06

Around town



Events and activities for this week include:

TODAY

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Aiken Community Playhouse will present the show at 3 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. Tickets cost $17 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $12 for pupils and $6 for ages 12 and younger. For more information, call (803) 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

POLO CHAMPIONSHIP: The USPA Gold Cup Polo Championship will begin at 4 p.m. today, 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 costs $6 in advance and $10 at the gate. For more information, call (803) 642-4653 or visit www.aikengoldcuppolo.com.

MONDAY

AIKEN REPUBLICAN CLUB: The club's meeting will be 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. For more information, call (803) 649-5059.

CONSTITUTION DAY: Augusta Technical College will hold Constitution Day ceremonies at 1:45 p.m. in the atrium of Building 1000, the college's Information Technology Center. Ceremonies will include the reading of the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed by the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 17, 1787. For more information, call (706) 771-4019.

RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS: The board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. to consider a challenge to Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver's eligibility to run for re-election and a request to delay printing of November ballots. It will also discuss polling locations for precincts 304 and 310. The meeting will be in Room 802 of the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. For information, call (706) 821-2340.