Holiday events: Community

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SANTA’S NOISY CHRISTMAS: 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and 14, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; storybook Christmas play presented by the Children’s Department; free; registration required, first come, first served

A HAYRIDE THROUGH THE LIFE OF CHRIST: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13-16, Columbia County Fairgrounds; presented by Sharon Baptist Church in Appling; hot chocolate; free; dress appropriately for an outside ride on a wagon; (706) 541-0667, (706) 541-1532

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

MOUNT CARMEL BAPTIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1319 12th St.; bikes and toys; free

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; get a picture and eat breakfast with Santa; buffet-style breakfast; $5, ages 2 and younger free; krocaugusta.org

CLOTHING/TOY GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater; one toy per child; held by St. Phillip Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Ministry; (803) 593-4638

AMERIGROUP WINTER WONDERLAND: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, May Park Community Center, 622 Fourth St.; toys, inflatables, refreshments, games, entertainment, free; (800) 600-4441

GOLDEN AGERS MINISTRY CLOTHING AND TOY GIVEAWAY: 10 am.. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 931 Cedar St.; accepting donations; (706) 724-4017

’TIS THE SEASON: 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 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

MRS. CLAUS’ SPECIAL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, Appleby Branch Library; Mrs. Claus reading stories

CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 710 E. Cedar St.; free; (706) 722-1031

WRAP PARTY: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22; Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, YA Room, 823 Telfair St.; ages 11-17; bring boxes and presents of all shapes and sizes to uniquely wrap; learn how to make the packaging nearly as exciting as the gift; (706) 821-2600, ecgrl.org

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 710 E. Cedar St.; free; (706) 722-1031

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24; free; (803) 648-6891

SUNRISE SERVICE: 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 710 E. Cedar St.; free; (706) 722-1031

CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE: 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, Carpentersville Baptist Church, 415 Carpentersville Road, North Augusta; free; (803) 279-2501


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