Originally created 11/22/06

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CANDLELIGHT TOUR

THE ANNUAL HISTORIC HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 4-8 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The tour includes the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, 419 Seventh St.; Meadow Garden Historic Home, 1320 Independence Drive; the Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St.; and Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island. Tickets for adults are $12 in advance and $15 tour days. Pupils' tickets are $5 and ages 4 and younger are admitted free. Call (706) 724-0436.

ARTISTIC BUCKLES

A trunk show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Pastel on Richland, 312 Richland Ave., Aiken. Paul Pearman, who specializes in mosaic belt buckles, will be the featured artist at the free event. Call (706) 731-9094.

FOOD AND FASHIONS

There will be a fashion show beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at North Augusta Country Club, 2001 Gregory Lake Road. The event includes brunch. The fashion show features items from Tolberts. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased from Jim Bush Flower Shop, Parks Pharmacy or the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce. Call (803) 279-6036.

GET IN FORMATION

North Augusta Lions Club is accepting applications for its Christmas parade, which will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, on Georgia Avenue. Trophies will be awarded for the top three entries in the commercial and noncommercial categories.

The entry deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 29. Applications are available at the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 302 Georgia Ave. There is no entry fee. Call (803) 279-2323.

LIGHTEN UP

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 for shifts from 6-7:30 p.m. or from 7:30-9 p.m. Call Alicia Davis at (803) 642-7649.

FEELING QUILTY

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 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call (803) 642-2015.

THE PLAY'S THE THING

The University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre Productions will present Feast of Carols at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5; Ten-Minute Play Festival at 8 p.m. Jan. 25-27 and 29 and 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. Tickets for the staged production are $12 adults, $10 seniors and $7 students. Tickets for Feast of Carols are $35. Call (803) 641-3305.

SANCTUARY LITTER

The Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary will hold a litter pickup beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson. Volunteers will remove litter from the public roads that run through the property. Call (803) 471-0291.

GRANTING HOPE

Aiken Junior Woman's Club is accepting applications from charitable organizations for its annual Grants of Hope. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 18. Recipients will be notified by April 15. Call (803) 642-6993.

KNITTERS NEEDED

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. Call (866) 472-6903.