October

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Reserve your seat at W.O.W.'s Fall Luncheon, October 29, 11:30 am at The Reserve Club.

Lauren Virgo, Executive Director of the Aiken County Historical Museum will share her knowledge about the roots of Aiken, the Winter Colonies and the rich and famous residents and visitors.

You will not want to miss this - for more information, click here 2021 fall luncheon

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Get your walking shoes ready for "2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's".  Come join the W.O.W. Walkers Team on October 16th at 9:00am.  To register and/or contribute, go to act.alz.org, click on “Find a Walk near you”, click on “Find a Team”, add team name “W.O.W. Walkers”, click on  “2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s– Aiken, SC”.

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Angel Tag Project

Angel Tags will be distributed on Thursday, October 14 at Woodside Country Club from 12:00 to 2:00 PM and at several upcoming W.O.W. events.  Angel Tags will support the following charitable organizations:  Child Advocacy Center of Aiken, Children’s Place North Aiken Elementary School, Aiken Senior Life Services.

For more information, click here:  Angel Tag Project

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Mingle at Meadows Park

The new Member/Resident mingle will be held on October 18 at Meadows Park.

For more information, click here:  W.O.W. Calendar October 18

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W.O.W. Spooky To Be Hungry!

On October 22 & 23, costumed W.O.W. members (and spouses) will stand at the Main Gate and East gate to collect money for charity.  This event raised over $15,000 last year.

For more information, click here:  Spooky to be Hungry

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We're excited to announce the Social Enrichment Event that will focus on topics such as nutrition, health and fitness.

Come join other women who need to  take time for themselves.  We all need "me time"!  October 22th  from 10:00am to 11:30am.  This event will be held at The Reserve Club and is free to W.O.W. members.

For more information, click on link Healthy Living.  

 

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Virtual Kick Off

Unable to attend the W.O.W. Kick Off in September!  See what you missed by attending the Virtual Kick off by clicking here.  W.O.W. Virtual Kick Off 2021

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Granny’s Attic is returning virtually in the “Members Only” section of the W.O.W. website.    If you have medical and children’s items that you are willing to share with W.O.W. members, contact Carlita Myers myershhi@bellsouth.net, Margaret Ellis mellisaiken@gmail.com, or Millie Judd, mecjudd@gmail.com

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North Aiken Elementary Projects

W.O.W. has adopted North Aiken Elementary School and has developed two programs to help students.

W.O.W. is collecting books so each student can receive one for on his/her birthday.  Cash donations are also excepted!

For more information, click here. School Reading Program   W.O.W. is creating Personal Hygiene Bags containing items to be distributed by the school nurse, as needed.  Items needed are:  Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Body Wipes, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer and Lotion

To donate, contact:  Mary Walden bella1213@sbcglobal.net or Judy Sauer doglovr2@yahoo.com

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 We Are One

This support group for caregivers of dementia patients is now back in full swing and will meet every third Thursday of the month.

For more information, click here: We Are One

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Wine Groups

Two new W.O.W. wine groups have been formed

Swirling Sisters will meet on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm.

Wine & More will meet on the second Friday of the month at 3pm.

Wine Cellars will continue to meet on the second Sunday of the month at 4pm.

For more information, click here:  W.O.W. Wine Groups

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The Carolina Cruisin' Bus Trip to South Park Mall and Charlotte, NC is scheduled for Monday, November 8.  A few spots are still available.

For more information, click here: Carolina Cruisin’

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The Mary Alice Monroe Luncheon Event on November 12 at the Reserve is now open

to the general public..

Invite a friend and book your tickets at www.womenofwoodside.com.

For more information, click here:  W.O.W. Calendar, November 12

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W.O.W. Christmas Carolers will be visiting Benton House on December 6 at 12 Noon.  Other caroling venues are being explored.

For more information, contact:  Tracey Spaeth - tespaeth@gmail.com

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The Out to Lunch Bunch is planning a Holiday Luncheon on December 10 at Casa Bella.  Details to follow.

For more information about this monthly group, click here: Out To Lunch Bunch

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Christmas at Hopelands Gardens

W.O.W. is looking for volunteer more volunteers for the Christmas lights display at Hopelands Gardens on December 14 & 15 from 5:30 to 9:30pm.

For more information, click here:  Christmas at Hopelands Gardens

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The W.O.W Winter Luncheon will be held on February 11.   The keynote speaker is Jane Jenkins Herlong, an American humorist, author, speaker and the winner of the Miss South Carolina 1979 pageant.

Details to follow.

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The W.O.W. Spelling Bee Fundraiser will be held on March 9, 2022 at the Reserve.

John Malloy will emcee this event of eight spellers. Who have committed raised $1500 for lifelines.  This event will also include a night of donations, and a silent auction.

For more information, click here:  Spelling Bee

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Garden Club

Elaine McGowan & Joan Kiburz are the new co-chairs of this important club.  They are developing the club program and will have a formal meeting in October.

For more information, click here: Garden Group.

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Trash and Treasure is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Odell Weeks.  New, this year, will be a W.O.W. table for those of us who don’t have enough treasures for our own table.

All proceeds from the W.O.W. tables will be donated to the Cumbee Center.

For more information, click here:  Trash and Treasures

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The W.O.W. Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held on May 20.

Details to follow.

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