Today’s Events for January 1 | Entertainment


Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold virtual services on Sunday. Services are open to everyone and visitors are warmly welcomed. Silent worship begins at 10 a.m., followed by online fellowship for those who wish to linger. For more information and the Zoom link, call Brenda at 803-648-6020.


Aiken Women in Black and Moms Demand Action to organize vigil for peace and non-violence 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the entrance to Aiken Estates, opposite the Fresh Market along Whiskey Road. Participants are encouraged to stay for the entire time or as long as they can. If you cannot stand, chairs are welcome. Witnesses against war and all forms of violence meet on the first and third Monday of the month and take place rain or shine and on public holidays. Everyone, including children and men, is welcome. Participants can bring their own signs as long as they are non-partisan. Masks and social distancing are encouraged until COVID is behind us. For more information, call Lynn at 501-499-4485 or Brenda at 803-648-6020.


the Awesome group Aiken Al-Anon meets 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.

Nar-Anon Aiken family group for comfort meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in person in the Boardroom near the Main Shrine of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. SW and via Zoom. For more information, send an email to [email protected]

Celebrate recovery, a 12-step group for men and women, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road.


the The Aiken Section of the Association of Military Officers will meet at noon on Wednesday January 5 at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. SW Chelsea Stutz, Park Manager at Redcliffe Plantation, will be the guest speaker.

JAN. 6

4 cats in the kennel will play jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave.

JAN. 8

The House of Provision and the Oakwood / Randall Branch Baptist Church will be holding a new years party dinner starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8 at Gyles Park, 406 Park Ave. SE Free hot meals to take out will be provided.

the Back to basics Alcoholics Anonymous Group meets in person at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are compulsory for everyone.

JAN. 11

the Aiken Newcomers Club will meet Tuesday at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. Doors open at 9:30 am followed by meeting at 10:15 am. The program will be a presentation on Joye in Aiken. Donations for Joye in Aiken will be accepted. One must reserve. The cost is $ 20 per person and is payable at the door. To make or cancel a reservation, call Karen Carmen at 757-593-9013 or email [email protected] Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday January 6.

JAN. 13

the Aiken County Disability Council to Meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 13 at 1016 chemin Vaucluse. For more information, call 803-642-8800.

JAN. 14

A inauguration ceremony to celebrate the library renovation project will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday January 14 at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW. For more information, visit

JAN. 15

The Aiken Civic Orchestra and members of the Aiken Composers’ Guild will perform a New year concert, new voices at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Etherredge Center on the USC Aiken campus, 471 University Parkway. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

JAN. 18

Aiken beekeepers will offer a initiation to beekeeping The course will start on Tuesday January 18th. The class will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. over six Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, starting January 18. The cost is $ 70 per person and children under 17 are free with an adult. Places are limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 912-660-7423.

JAN. 19

A American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 19 at American Legion Post No. 26, 636 Old Airport Road. For more information, visit

JAN. 22

A Lollapalooza Kids’ Day Library will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 22 at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW. The event will feature entertainment and presenters throughout the day. For more information, visit

JAN. 23

USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College will host the 2022 Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m. on Sunday January 23 at the USCA Convocation Center, 2049 Champions Way, Graniteville. The United States House Majority Whip, James E. Clyburn, will be the keynote speaker. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

JAN. 25

A adult book club will meet from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 in the boardroom of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, and online via Zoom. The selection of books for December is “Heartberries” by Terese Marie Mailhot. Registration is done at the information desk. Masks are mandatory for those present in person. For more information, visit

JAN. 27

Jaimee Paul and Leif Shiers to perform “Broadway Our Way” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday January 27 and Tuesday January 28 at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW The concert is part of the Aiken Performing Arts season 2021-2022. Tickets cost $ 45. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 803-648-1438.

JAN. 28

The Family and Marriage Coalition will hold a Marriage is worth celebrating the gala at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 at the Woodside Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive. Cherell Butler, Owner and Director of Complete Care Counseling, will be the guest speaker. The event will include a meal, fellowship and a message celebrating marriage and family. Tickets cost $ 70 per couple or $ 35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Roger Rollins at 803-640-4689 or email [email protected]

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