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AIKEN'S MAKIN': Friday-Saturday, downtown Aiken; annual festival includes local and regional arts and crafts, food vendors and family entertainment; (803) 641-1111,


COIN SHOW: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; held by Stephen James CSRA Coin Club; dealers will buy, sell, trade and appraise currency; free; (803) 644-0761

CHRISTINE KANE CONCERT: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, Heritage Academy, 333 Greene St., Augusta; free; (803) 613-1641

CHRISTINE KANE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; The Power of Creativity; $65; reservations required by Friday; (803) 613-1641

NATIONAL SEAT CHECK SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Wal-Mart, 2035 Whiskey Road, Aiken; English- and Spanish-speaking certified child passenger safety technicians providing hands-on instruction on installing child safety seats; offered by Tri-Development Center/Safe Kids Aiken County, Aiken Public Safety, Aiken County Sheriff's Office and Wal-Mart Whiskey Road; (803) 642-8809

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION ARCHAEOLOGY DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; learn about archaeological research conducted at Redcliffe and surrounding area; free; (803) 827-1473

ABATSU AFRICAN DRUMMERS: 2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, Bocekh Park, Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; free; sponsored by the Morris Museum of Art; will be postponed if it rains; (803) 613-1641

MAKE-A-WISH TOURNAMENT OF WISHES: Registration 11:30 a.m., lunch noon, tournament 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, The River Golf Club, 307 Riverside Blvd., North Augusta; benefits local Make-A-Wish Foundation; prizes awarded to top two teams; sponsorships and team play available; Natasha Pratt (706) 631-1910

FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays, Edgefield square; sponsored by Edgefield Community Development Association; vegetables, eggs, herbs and other home-grown fare; to sell, Johanna Holmes (803) 637-1981, Sharon Nunamaker (803) 637-3400

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