Originally created 11/05/06

Around the block



Piano concert

Pianist Arthur Tollefson will perform at 2:30 p.m. today at Southside Gallery, 752 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken. A silent art auction will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25, and seating is limited. Call (803) 649-6757.

Cruise-in

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

English lessons

Free English as a Second Language classes are held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at South Aiken High School, 232 E. Pine Log Road. Call (803) 641-2651.

Midday music

Classical guitarist Marina Alexandra will perform at noon Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken, as part of the Midday Music and Lunch series. The catered lunch is $7 and reservations are required by Monday. Call (803) 648-2662.

Quilt show

A juried quilt show is being held through Monday, Nov. 27, at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call (803) 642-2015.

Hydrangea meeting

The CSRA Hydrangea Society's final meeting for the year will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the community room, building 1200-1400, at Aiken Technical College. The program will be Hydrangeas - Dressed for Any Occasion. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (803) 644-9400 or e-mail csrahydr@aol.com.

Drivers needed

The Aiken Area Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals in the Aiken, Graniteville, Gloverville, North Augusta and Wagener areas. Meals can be picked up between 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Call (803) 648-5447.

USC Aiken plays

The University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre Productions will present Feast of Carols at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5; 10-Minute Play Festival at 8 p.m. Jan. 25-27 and 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. Tickets for Feast of Carols are $35. Call (803) 641-3305.

Light volunteers

The Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is seeking volunteers to help with the annual Christmas in Hopelands light exhibit. The event will be from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 9-12, 14-19, 21-23, 26 and 27. Volunteers are needed to help at the front gates, the refreshment area and the Thoroughbred Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Call Alicia Davis at (803) 642-7649.