Holiday events: Community

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF AUGUSTA HOLIDAY MARKET: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, noon to
5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; $7 (good for all three days), ages 11 and younger free; photos with Santa 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, $15 for photo session with all children and a picture CD; benefits community projects of the Junior League of Augusta; tickets from jlaugusta.org, (706) 736-0033 or at Junior League office, 363 Highland Ave. in Surrey Center

AIKEN SPCA PICTURES WITH SANTA: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Cold Creek Nursery, 398 Hitchcock Parkway, Aiken; (803) 648-6863, www.aikenspca.org

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & CAROLING: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; indoor craft show, food, entertainment; (706) 312-7192, www.columbiacountyga.gov

ELK’S LADIES’ CHRISTMAS DINNER/DANCE: 6-11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court; featuring The Fabulous Fun Time Band; bar open 6 p.m., dinner 7-8 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m.; reservations recommended; (706) 860-1256

BLOODIES AND BAGELS: 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; party for charity

42ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; vendors display handmade treasures; (803) 642-7631

’TIS THE SEASON: 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 10, 15, 22, 29; additional 6 p.m. show Dec. 15, 22, 29; 7 and 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17; DuPont Planetarium, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students 4K-12; reservations encouraged; show traces world’s holiday customs, explains seasons, presents possible explanations for the star of Bethlehem; rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium

13TH ANNUAL AUGUSTA TOY RUN: Sunday, Dec. 2, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America and ABATE; begin staging 12:30 p.m., kick stands up 1:30; riding from Augusta Museum of History to SEPVA headquarters, 4010 Deans Bridge Road; benefits children of military personnel at Fort Gordon; at least one new unwrapped toy or $10 per rider; (803) 634-0785, (706) 796-6301

AIKEN GINGERBREAD BARNS: View barns 3-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Willcox Hotel, 100 Colleton Ave., Aiken; admission is unwrapped toy; silent auction of Aiken gingerbread barns 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7; benefits Toys for Tots and horse-related charities; silent auction winners pick up barns Dec. 9; Christmas carolers each night; (803) 652-1181

ANNUAL JEWISH COMMUNITY CHANUKAH LATKE & SALMON DINNER: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; members $12 adults, $6 4-12, free 3 & younger, $35 family max; guests $15 adults, $8 4-12, free 3 & younger, $50 family max; reservations by Dec. 4; (706) 228-3636, augustajcc.org

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Odell Weeks Center, Rooms 6 and 7, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; breakfast with children and listening to holiday wishes; children make holiday craft; ages 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult; registration required; $2 per person if eating breakfast; (803) 642-7631

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