Originally created 12/21/06

Across the river



THIS WEEK

HORSE PAINTINGS: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. through Dec. 31; Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken; Larry Wheeler exhibit; items in the show available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to the museum; (803) 642-7650

ADULT HORTICULTURE: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays; Aiken High School, 449 Rutland Drive; soil preparation, pruning, plant propagation, pesticides; (803) 641-0441

CHRISTMAS IN HOPELANDS: 6-9 p.m. through Wednesday, except Sunday and Monday; Hopelands Gardens, Whiskey Road at Dupree Place; 100,000 lights in displays; shuttle service to the gardens available, pickup and drop-off at the Goodwill parking lot, 1400 Whiskey Road (continues from 6-8:30 p.m.) and the Winn-Dixie, 1048 York St. N.E. (Winn-Dixie pickups at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.); handicap parking at Hopelands; free; (803) 642-7631

UPCOMING

BIG BAND: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; The Dick Goodwin Band; sponsored by the Aiken Woman's Club; $30; (803) 644-8837

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 3-31; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; bring a framed 8-by-10-inch horse photo for My Favorite Horse Photography Show; free; (803) 642-2015

SPORTSMAN'S SWAP MEET: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13; Sutton Marine, 914 Park Ave., Aiken; boats, fishing equipment, guns, collectibles, seminars; noncommercial vendors welcome, tables $10 or bring own at no charge; commercial vendors $50; registration deadline Saturday, Jan. 6; free; (803) 648-6141