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2017 Aiken Wine & Sign Regional Book Signing

April 22, 2017 from 9:00 - 4:00
Aiken Conference Center
215 Park Avenue SW, Aiken, SC
In the Alley
Daytime book signing/Fundraiser

To benefit the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor Support. Help make a difference with millions of people around the world living with uncontrollable tremors/shakes. Over 10 million Americans, children and adults live each day with uncontrollable shakes from essential tremor, the largest movement disorder in the world. Awareness and education will stop the bullying, people losing their jobs, college students having their dreams disappear and end depression for people worldwide who are living with hand, voice, head, and body tremors.

Learn more: http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/aiken-wine--sign-book-signing.html

 

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Aiken Trials

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Begun in 1942 as a way to give young horses in training the enlightening opportunity to experience every aspect of live racing, the Aiken Trials has become a time honored tradition as the first leg of Aiken's Triple Crown events, held annually for three consecutive Saturdays in March.

Sponsored by WRDW, All Star Tents and Events, Atlantic Broadband, Meybohm Realtors, and AB Beverage Co. Inc., the Aiken Trials draws upwards of 10,000 spectators who enjoy a day of family fun that includes extravagant tailgating spreads, assorted vendors and good natured side betting. The event is a major fundraiser for the charitable organization. The Aiken Steeplechase and Aiken Polo, make up the other two events.

There are six races on the program consisting of five races for two year olds and maidens (horses that may have started in a race, but have never won), running a ¼ mile to 4 ½ furlongs, and one race for older horses that have already won.

The jockeys are local exercise riders who have an afternoon in the spotlight after paying their dues exercising horses each morning (in all weather) throughout the year. Occasionally a trainer has brought in a licensed jockey to compete; making some exciting competition for the exercise riders!

You can also purchase tickets online (link will be posted at least 2 months before event) or at the following locations: Aiken Training Track, Aiken Saddlery, All Star Tents and Events, Odell Weeks, Floyd & Green, Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Communigraphics in North Augusta.

Schedule of Events:
Gates open at 10:00 am
Vendors and concessions open at 11:00 am
Tent party starts at 11:00 am
Opening Ceremonies and Carriage Parade begins at 1:00 pm
Races start at 2:00 pm

Learn more: http://www.aikentrainingtrack.com/#trials">http://www.aikentrainingtrack.com/#trials

 

 

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Live Music with Sons of Ralph in Asheville

February 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Scully's, in downtown Asheville NC, is the place to "Meet Your Friends"! Providing a casual and family friendly atmosphere, we serve fresh, local foods which are prepared daily.

13 Walnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Learn more: http://www.scullysasheville.com/ai1ec_event/live-music-with-sons-of-ralph/?instance_id=22122

 

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“The Road to Carnegie Hall” in Aiken

Feb 2 & 3, 2017
AECOM Theater
Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Recognized early for the outstanding timbre of his lyric tenor voice, as well as the ease and agility with which he sings, Ken's career has taken many directions that include his current touring show, The Road to Carnegie Hall. Joined on stage by his ensemble (piano, guitar, bass, violin) Ken takes his audience on a riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at the world famous Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra. It's an unbelievable account of a man who, against all odds found a way to live out his dream of singing on the world's most prestigious concert stage. Told with spectacular songs and entertaining and hilarious stories Ken embodies the spirit of the underdog - audacity, tenacity, tragedy and ultimately... triumph. Since his Carnegie Hall Debut, Mr. Lavigne continues to earn accolades with symphonies and orchestras internationally. And, he has had the honor of performing for his Majesty Prince Charles.

Learn more: http://www.apagonline.org/seasons/2016-2017/kenlavigne.html

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Western Carolina State Fair

The Western Carolina State Fair is full of family fun! Entertainment includes ground acts, competitive exhibits, competitions, rodeo, and a demolition derby. Don't forget about the rides and tasty fair food!
General admission is $6. Children 5 and under are free. Mega Pass for $25 (gate admission included). You can purchase tickets at numerous locations listed on the website. Special offers are available.

Learn more: http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/western_carolina_state_fair3

 

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Irish Pub Night with Gavin Winship at The Stables in Akien

Gavin from County Durham in Northern England sings, plays guitar, bouzouki and may pull out some Irish pipes and perform Celtic ballads and pub songs. Celtic Music is steeped in history and Gavin loves to share the stories behind the songs. The evening is arranged so that other Celtic musicians can come and join in or have an open mike set. Occasionally, a Celtic musician or two will be rambling through the area and drop in to perform, so there's no telling what's on the menu! Come to the Stables Bar, Paddock Courtyard or Beer Garden, have a pint, sing along, have a dance and enjoy the moment.

Where:Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill
221 Greenville Street NW
Corner of Edgefield and Greenville
Aiken SC, 29801

When: Aug 07, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Learn More: http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/irish_pub_night_with_gavin_winship_at_the_stables

 

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Meet A Master Gardener in Aiken

The Master Gardeners are at the Aiken Farmers Market from 8:00 A.M. until noon on the first Saturday of each month. Members of the Aiken County Master Gardeners will be on-hand to answer questions.

Where: Aiken Farmers Market
115 Williamsburg St SE
Aiken SC, 29801

When: Aug. 15, 2015

Learn more: http://www.aikenmastergardeners.org

 

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Car Show in Aiken

Aiken Horsepower has its car show the first Saturday of every month. This is a wonderful chance to come see some of Aiken's beautiful classic cars.

 

When: July 4th, 2015

 

Where: Home Depot

1785 Whiskey Rd

Aiken SC, 29803

 

Learn More: http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/car_show1

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Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Aiken

Join us Saturday, April 18th, 2015 beginning at 10am as we celebrate Earth Day. From music, food, live entertainment and a host of other activities for the young and old, this year's Earth Day celebration is like nothing you have ever seen.

When: April 18th beginning at 10am
Where: Newberry Street Festival Center

Learn more: http://greenupaiken.com/

 

 

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Aiken Russian National Ballet Theatre

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world. Please call the Etherredge Center box office for ticket information.

Mar 05, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Etherredge Center @ USC Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken SC, 29801

Learn More: http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/russian_national_ballet_theatre

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