things to do: Movie Night at the Aiken Train Museum. Nov 18-19, 2016 - 11/17/16 10:57 AM
Movie night at the Aiken Train Depot!  Nov 2016  Come on down to the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum and enjoy movie night.  The feature will be "Polar Express"      Children will enjoy a holiday snack and drink.  Bring your pillows and blankets, wear your jammies if you want!!Space is limited so make your reservation now!    What:  Movie night at the Train Depot  When:   multiple dates -- registration required:             Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th  Time:  5:30 pm and 8:30   Fee:  $5/per child.   More info: Polar Express at the Train Museum. 2016 To make a reservation, please call (803) 293-7846 or (803) … (0 comments)

things to do: South Carolina BBQ Trail! - 05/06/16 09:27 AM
What:   SC BBQ Trail !!
Yes, a BBQ Trail....right here in SC, yummmm!!  The SC Dept of Parks, Rec and Tourism 
says that SC is the USA's birthplace of BBQ  :)  (sorry Kansas City!) 
and....  we (SC) are the only state that offers all four official barbecue sauces!    (Mustard, Heavy Tomato, Light Tomato, Vinegar)
More info and a map of the BBQ Trail....over 200 restaurants!  
and this site has info too!:
This guy is on the list, and he comes to Aiken on … (5 comments)

things to do: Save the date: Fort Gordon Dinner Theater trip. 5/2/14 - 03/23/14 12:16 AM
What:  Trip to Fort Gordon Dinner Theater to see "Never Too Late"
When: Friday, May 2, 2014
Who: Public trip hosted by City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
Cost: $59 (includes transportation, dinner and show ticket) - due when registering
Call: City of Aiken Parks, Rec and Tourism: 803.642.7631for more info.
Sounds like a fun trip!  The play sounds like a great story, too.--about a man learning he is going to be a father again --it's been over 20 years since his last child was born! Lots of laughs for sure :)
Register now!
Enjoy the show.
Ready to … (0 comments)

things to do: Bus trip to Mall of Georgia - 02/21/14 08:54 AM
What:  Trip to Mall of Georgia When:  Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Where: Bus departs from H.Odell Weeks Center - 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken.
Cost:  $42 per person - covers only the bus fare.   Payment due upon registration.
Registration required.  Registration closes 3/24/14.
More information:  Aiken Parks and Recreation Department.  803.642.7631

things to do: December Fun -Downtown Aiken. (some November stuff, too!!) LOTS TO DO! - 11/24/12 11:54 PM
Here's a list of upcoming events in Downtown Aiken-    enjoy!!  Have a holly jolly Christmas! 
Now thru December 28, 2012 - Aiken Center for the Arts -  Tis the Season exhibition.   Downtown - Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens Street.
November 27, 2012 -  Aiken Concert Band - Holiday Celebration.  At USC-Aiken, Etherridge Center, 471 University Pkwy.  8pm.    more info: 803.641.3305
November 30, 2012 & December 1, 2012 - 42nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Odell Weeks Activity Center.-Whiskey Road across from Home Depot.   Fri: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am-5pm (Santa will be here on Saturday!)  more info 803.642.7631.  … (2 comments)

things to do: Meet The Wishaphants ! Helping the world be bully-free! - 10/23/12 11:38 PM
A high school classmate of mine is involved in this awesome project -  The Wishaphants .     
These are charactors to help children deal with real life issues such as bullying, grief, good health and nutrition,etc...      It takes a village! Come be part of that village.  We need to start with the children, the world has enough bullies - we don't need any more.  The children are OUR future!! Let's help create a bully free world.  It can be done - The Wishaphants can help it to happen.  I believe!!
    Photo used with permission of The Wishaphant Team!
Here's a link to learn more … (5 comments)

things to do: The Wishaphants helping put an end to bullying.... - 10/23/12 12:08 PM
A high school classmate of mine is involved in this awesome project -  The Wishaphants .     
These are charactors to help children deal with real life issues such as bullying, grief, good health and nutrition,etc...      It takes a village! Come be part of that village.  We need to start with the children, the world has enough bullies - we don't need any more.  The children are OUR future!! Let's help create a bully free world.  It can be done - The Wishaphants can help it to happen.  I believe!!
    Photo used with permission of The Wishaphant Team!
Here's a link to learn more … (2 comments)

things to do: Polo!! 14 Goal Tourny Finals on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 05/07/12 09:44 AM
The USPA Hall of Fame Challenge is underway at New Bridge Polo Club -  (Jointly hosted by New Bridge & 302 Polo Clubs) -  finals will be held this Wednesday on Field 1 (Clubhouse field) 5pm. Come on out and watch an exciting finals match....

here's what's been happening so far in the tourny:
TEAMS BARRINTONBarb Uskup 0Ulysses Escapite 4Pelon Escapite 6Antonio Galvan 4 FIRSTVIEWJoe Meyer 1Agustin Arellano 0Josh Shelton 2Julio Arellano 9Alt. Lucas Arellano 0 MT. BRILLIANTBo Goodman 1Justin Pimsner 2Juan Monteverde 5Julian Daniels 6 BOTTEGAFrank Stitt 0Adam Snow 6Owen Rinehart 6Jake Stimmel 2  
Congrats to … (2 comments)

things to do: Summer Concert Series - Hopelands Gardens. 2012 - 05/07/12 09:23 AM
It's time for summer concerts in Hopelands Gardens.  FREE FOR ALL!!!   Bring a picnic dinner (but no alcohol please!), blanket, chairs... whatever you prefer, settle down and enjoy the show! 
All concerts start at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.  Shuttles available for the most popular shows, to help with parking...--  catch the shuttle at the  Ceramics center at Odell Weeks - Two Notch Rd.
I have some pictures from some of last years concerts.... I'll post them as soon as I can find them :)
Aiken Concert Band - May 7, 2012  7PM
Aiken Youth Orchestra - May 14, 2012 - 7:00 … (0 comments)

things to do: Stay tuned for a list of SC 'pick your own' Strawberry farms! - 04/25/12 11:30 AM
I have the list on my desk.... will post tomorrow.  I love going out in the field and picking the berries, we used to do it all the time in my hometown in New Jersey -- and it was a classmate whose family owned the farm.  I love small town life, and even though Aiken is a small still feels like HOME to me :)
I'll get the list posted for y'all ---- stay tuned!!
Thanks for stopping by.

things to do: Aiken's local talent! - 03/04/12 08:22 AM
Maybe you were there -maybe not - but be sure to add it to your calendar for next year!  What am I talking about - why Aiken Prep Fest of course!    Our own Jesse Colin Young (of the Youngbloods) is one of the founders, and this year one of my friends won the 'sing out contest' and got the opportunity to sing onstage with Mr. Young himself!  
Here's a link to the story in the newspaper: Aiken Standard:
And here's a link to the Aiken Prep Fest info page, where you can see the finalists videos - check out the winners video!  Congrats … (2 comments)

things to do: Heading to the Blessing? Stop by for Bloodies and Bagels on the way :) - 11/09/11 05:31 AM
What: Bloodies and Bagels
Where: Aiken County Historical Museum.  443 Newberry St, Aiken
When: 8:30am - 10:30am - Thanksgiving morning (November 24th)
Who:  Hosted by The Aiken Land Conservancy.
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Serving as a prelude to the Blessing of the Hounds in Hitchcock Woods, this family-friendly event is the perfect way to entertain out-of-town guests --- and will soon be a holiday tradition, just like The Blessing is for many locals and visitors alike.
I'll tell you all about THe Blessing in another post...coming soon!!
Bloodies and Bagels will be held outside the Aiken County Museum to the left of … (0 comments)

things to do: It's Apple Festival Time!! Saturday, November 5th - 11/02/11 02:25 PM
It's Apple Festival Time!!  That's right, it's finally here --- I've been waiting a whole year for it to be time again, haha.
What:  St John's Apple Festival
When:  Saturday, November 5, 2011
Where: St John's Church.  104 Newberry Street, Downtown Aiken.
Apples, apples and more apples!!
For more info: 803.648.6891
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things to do: Booooo!!! Aiken Ghost Tour for Halloween! - 10/20/11 02:01 PM
Happy Halloween!
What: Aiken Ghost Tour
Hosted by:  Kent Cubbage
Where:  Pendelton Street - South End (between Napa Auto Parts and St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church
Time:  6:30pm
Dates/Info:            October 28th & 30th (75 minute walking tour)  $10
                                   October 31st (90 minute walking tour)  $20
Payment Info:  Cash or Check only
Reservations not necessary but can be made by phone or email.    
Call 270-0773 or email with a contact name, number of persons, desired tour date and return phone number.

OPEN :   SATURDAY, JUNE 4th  9-11am    &   SUNDAY, JUNE 5th 2-4PM 


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things to do: Free Concerts - Every Monday in the Summer @ Hopelands Gardens - 05/10/11 04:41 AM
That's right - you heard me - I said FREE!  
Free concerts every Monday in the Summer at Hopelands Gardens.  
A picnic supper, a blanket, family and friends make for a perfect Monday evening during the months of May through August as local and regional artists perform at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage.  Concerts begin at 7pm unless noties.  ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!   Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Here's the 2011 Concert Schedule
May 16:  Anybody's Guess
May 23:  Suzuki Strings
May 30:  Aiken Civic Ballet
June 6: MNaureen Simpson and the … (2 comments)

things to do: SOMETHING FUN TO DO - TONIGHT!! - 04/20/11 05:05 AM
Looking for something to do tonight in the Aiken area?  
Here you go!!

Sure to be a fun time for all!
visit our website at:

things to do: FREE CONCERT! Thursday April 21, 2011 - 04/12/11 01:16 PM
What:  Midday Music - Free Concert
Where:  First Presbyterian Church,j Downtown Aiken.  Laurens Street and Barnwell Ave.
When:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Apr 21, 2011
Lunch available for $8.00/person
Call 803.648.2662 to make reservations.                                                

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church the concert series will be held the third Thursday of each month at 12 noon in the sanctuary at Laurens Street and Barnwell. The concert is free.
Lunch is available for $8.00/person. Call 803.648.2662 to make reservations.

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things to do: Aiken: Christmas Craft Show!! Dec 3 -4, 2010 - 12/04/10 07:24 AM
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW! What:  Aiken Christmas Craft showWhere: Odell Weeks Center, Whiskey RoadWhen: December 3rd and 4thMore Info: 803.642.7631 The annual Aiken Christmas Craft Show will run from 9 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, with vendors from all over the Southeast displaying their handmade treasures.       Come support the community and buy a fresh made wreath for your door from the local high school!! See you there!!---------------------------------------  
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things to do: TIME TO LIGHT THE CHRISTMAS TREE! - 12/01/10 09:15 AM
What:  Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting - hosted by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh
When:  6:30pm. Friday, December 3, 2010
Where:  Downtown Aiken, at the intersection of Richland Ave and Laurens Street -- THAT'S WHERE THE TREE IS!!
Cost:  FREE!!!!   (children must be accompanied by an adult, though)
More Info:  803-642.7631
Come join us Friday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Aiken.   The ceremony will be led by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh, with music, refreshments, singing carols, candle lighting and a countdown to the lighting of the tree :)   Even a special appearance by … (4 comments)

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