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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 13, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina EDITED BY: BRANDON LOCKETT 2A* SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011 LocalNews TO REPORT A NEWS HP OR SnWY IDEA, CALL MICHAEL GIBBONS, MANAGING EDITOR, AT 644-2381 OR EMAIL MGIBBONS@AIKENSTANDARD.COM AIKENSTANDARD.COM BYBENBAUeH firstname.lastname@example.org Angela Forbes Winthrop was an integral player in helping to preserve a key parcel of land in Aiken's historic horse district, and her influence and generosity within the community will be felt for years to come. Winthrop died Aug. 5 at the age of 99 at Groton Farm in Hamihon, Mass. The Aiken County Land Conservancy, once known as the Aiken County Open Land Trust, was able to purchase the Winthrop Polo Field with a $135,000 donation provided by the Winthrop family. In addition to the gift, the Land Trust raised $400,000 to purchase the 12-acre tract of land in between Grace and Mead avenues in 1998, according to the Aiken Standard. The Winthrop Polo Field Committee was composed of Thayer and Nancy Fran cis, Dacre Stoker, Katrina Becker, Mike Phelps, Jack Wetzel and Ken Hardin. Winthrop's daughter. Iris Freeman, is an Aiken resident and Aiken Land Trust honorary trustee. "We're very grateful for the contributions that Mrs. Winthrop and her family made at the time of the Land Conservancy's purchase of the field and in preserving it for future generations," said Stoker. Winthrop Field has received ample equestrian activity for more than a decade. The Aiken Land Conservancy owns the property that is maintained by the Aiken Polo Club and has been used for polo practice. "The preservation of the field is essential to Aiken and its history," said Dr. Harry Shealy, Aiken Land Conservancy board mem- ■ ber. "It will be measured by the enjoyment of future generations. She was a splendid person." COMING UP AT ACA GREAT FUTURES STARW l i r \ MKEN STANDARD FILE PHOTO START OF A NEW SEASON: The ACP Youth Wing Program allows middle and high school students to explore their theatrical side through various workshops and theatrical productions. Here, members of the Youth Wing perform a skit for children at the library. Youth Wing's season begins with first workshop today BY ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON email@example.com I Middle or high school students who have always wanted to try theater will have the chance to attend the Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing workshop today. The first workshop and meeting of the 2011-12 season will be held at 1 p.m. at the playhouse, located in the URS Center for the Performing Arts. Over the course of the season, Youth Wing members meet once a month for workshops dedicated to reviewing and enhancing skills related to theater, said Jim Anderson, chair of the Youth Wing. "We are also going to have for the first time one of WANT TO GO? WHAT? ACA begins workshops for Youth Wing's 2011-12 season WHEN? 1p.m. today WHERE? URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., S.W. FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 648-1438 or visit www. aikencommunityplayhouse.com. the top drama instructors in the U.S. Janice Powell from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts is going to come and do a student and an adult workshop in January," said Anderson. "We're going to really focus on voice, acting, and we're also going to throw some choreography in, as well, to teach them what they need to do to prepare before they go out and audition." The ACP Youth Wing Program meets the second Saturday of every month. No pre-registration is needed, and new members are welcome at any meeting, said Nancy Gamba-Hansen, assistant chair of the Youth Wing. "New folks are welcome to come and fully participate in the workshops," she said, "h's a lively, accepting and always welcoming group, whether one has dreams of Broadway or just wants to gain more confidence and meet other energetic, creative kids." Founded in 1997, the Youth Wing Program is free to all middle and high school students with only one requirement: a genuine interest in theater. "We're really excited about the productions this season and really excited about the additional workshop that we're bringing in," said Anderson, adding that the program provides an "unprecedented opportunity" for area children interested in theater. "We could not do all of this without the tremendous support from the ACP Board and also from the community." Auditions for the first play of the 2011-12 Youth Wing season will be held Sept. 11 and 12 for Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." For more information, call 648-1438 or visit www. aikencommunityplayhouse. com. SUBMITTED PHOTO A GIFT FOR THE FUTURE: Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Carolina Executive Director Jeteseya Dennis receives a ctieck for $10,000 from SRNS Executive Vice President Fred Dotise while former Harlem Globe Trotter and manager of the club in Barnwell Matthew Jackson performs. r>i-r>, TO! 1 rvTT i SKINS aonates Wis. lo Boys and Girls Clubs els to pattem their lives after." Former Harlem Globe Trotter Matthew Jackson went from winning hearts on the basketball court to teaching what is truly important in life to children at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Carolina. "It's my job now to help these kids, many of whom will be our future business, community and political leaders, reach their full potential, and it is indescribably rewarding," said Jackson, who manages the Barnwell club. "I know it sounds so cliché, but this truly is my opportunity to give back." Many famous athletes got their start as members of Boys and Girls Clubs, such as Shaquille O'Neal and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. , For more than 140 years, Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States have helped stren^hen communities by providing a safe, positive and constructive place for young people while offering a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural and social programs. SRNS is a Fluor-Daniel Partnership composed of Fluor, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell and is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory. SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Boys and Giris Clubs of Southern Carolina opened its doors earlier this year to serve the needs of youth in both Allendale and Bamwell counties, and, according to Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Carolina Executive Director Jeteseya Dennis, the monetary gift of $10,000 recently received from Savannah River Nuclear Solutions will go toward general operating expenses. "The money our friends at SRNS have provided is not a donation," ¿aid Dennis. "It's an investment in the lives of these precious children." Botti clubs serve youth ages 6 through 13. The Allendale club is located at the Allendale-Fairfax Learning Center, 172 Lee Ave., Fairfax, while the Bamwell County club is located at Guinyard-Butler Middle School on Allen Street. Both clubs are open from 2:30 until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. "The Boys and Girls Clubs across America are second homes to many unheralded heroes who, on a daily basis, help lead our children to be productive and responsible adults," said SRNS Executive Vice President Fred Dohse. "Many of these kids come from broken homes and live in or on the edge of poverty. They need a safe place to play and leam and role mod- UPCOMING EVENTS Area train museum seeking volunteers The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum is seeking volunteers to help man the visitors center and assist with tours of the exhibits. The next trainii^ class will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 30, at the visitors center, 406 Park Ave. S.E. To volunteer, email Barbara Gassman at firstname.lastname@example.org . ADPRT to sponsor puppy, dog classes The City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism will sjwnsor puppy classes and basic dog classes on Wednesday evenings. Puppies must be between 10 and 20 weeks of age and have two sets of shots. The puppy class runs for six weeks and begins at 5:30 p.m. Dogs must have proof of rabies vaccination and be older than 20 weeks. The basic class runs for six weeks and begins at 7 p.m. All classes are held indoors at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. For more information, call 642-7631. Youth orchestra to hold auditions The Aiken Youth Orchestra will hold auditions and registration from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. There is no cost to audition, and the tuition cost for the semester is $80. For more information, call 641-9094. SouthemCare to offer free CPR classes SouthemCare will offer free CPR classes at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 and at 6 p.m. Aug. 31. The classes will be held at the SouthemCare office, 35A Varden Drive. Class size is limited, and registration is mandatory. To register, call Sherry Thomas at 643-9888. CPR, training for first aid to be held^ CPR and first aid training will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. The cost is $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. To register or for more information, call (706) 955-0911 or visit www.firstresponsecpr . com. 'TliesdayswithMorrie' tobeperionned "Tuesdays with Morrie" will be performed at the Aiken Community Playhouse in the Bechtel Experimental Theater at 8 p.m. Aug. 19,20,26 and 27 and at 3 p.m. Aug. 21. The play contains some adult situations. General admission for this performance is $12. For more information, call 648-1438. High Prices Are ^mg P||d! iill Gold, Scral ids, Silver, Broken Get Cash Today! R'
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