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JAN. 19

The Aiken Symphony will perform a concert titled Strings Attached to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW. Tickets cost $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aikensymphonyorchestra.com.

French conversation for adults will be held at the Aiken County Public Library from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday. It's not for beginners. You must have some knowledge of French and be able to speak at an intermediate – advanced level. Contact Karine at the circulation desk to register. Call 803-642-2020 ext. 2.

JAN. 20

Aiken County Chapter of Jack & Jill America to Host Luminary Gala from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, January 20 at Crowne Plaza, 1060 Center St., North Augusta. Tickets are $125 per person. The dress is black tie. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Center for African American History, Art and Culture and the Jack & Jill America Foundation. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

A concealed carry course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road. For more information, email Mike Cline at mcline750@yahoo.com or call 218-790-2947.

Alcoholics Anonymous Back to Basics group will meet in person at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated.

JAN. 21

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) to hold virtual services Sunday January 21. The meetings are open to all and visitors are warmly welcomed. Silent worship begins at 10 a.m., followed by online fellowship at 11 a.m. For more information and the Zoom link, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or email. bgconway2@gmail.com.

A community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place Sunday, Jan. 21, at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the event starts at 3:00 p.m. Alex English, USC board member, retired coach, business executive and former NBA player, will be the keynote speaker. The event is presented by Aiken Technical College and USC Aiken. Free entry.



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