Holiday events: Community

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TOY DISTRIBUTION: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, Bible Deliverance Temple, 1857 Fenwick St.; call for toy assistance; (706) 736-1600

’TIS THE SEASON: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 22, 29; 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

SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS WITH DISCUSSION ON THE SCRIPTURAL THEMES OF ADVENT: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, Church of the Holy Trinity (Anglican), 160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta; free; (803) 341-0075, AnglicanChurchOfTheHolyTrinity.com

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

CHRISTMAS PARTY HOP FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART: 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, Aiken DAV, 2194 Columbia Highway N., Aiken; $6; bring finger foods, band provides sodas, coffee, water; Yesterday’s Sounds plays 8 p.m.; open to public; prize drawings; Furman Redd (706) 825-8776, Dana Watkins (803) 292-3680

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 PROGRAM: 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 1485 Wrightsboro Road; free; (706) 724-9051

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

CHRISTMAS PLAY: 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson; free; (803) 471-3426

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

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: 5, 7 and 11 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

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 809 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Grovetown; free; (706) 860-5616

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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