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Southern Living magazine: Test Kitchen

The Willcox / 100 Colleton Ave SW / Aiken, SC 29801
The Willcox will host Southern Living Test Kitchen on the Road, featuring Chef Robby Melvin, test kitchen director at Southern Living and Regan Browell, executive chef at The Willcox, in two seatings with two separate specialties on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Joining Chef Melvin and Chef Browell will be Christian Carlisle of Plum Pudding, gourmet kitchen store on Laurens Street in downtown Aiken and Karin Jeffcoat, master floral designer and event planner at Cote Design, also on Laurens Street.

The afternoon demonstration of how easy it can be to prepare great “Sunday Suppers, when family and friends gather for easy conversations and good food!” begins at noon. It includes a delicious light lunch and a beverage at $35 per person.

At the evening demonstration, beginning at 5 p.m., the chefs will fire up the grill with your favorites for their session on “Great Grilling.” Participants will share “Southern bites” and a beverage while lounging in The Willcox’s beautiful and serene pool area, also at a price of $35.

For those who want to immerse themselves in the whole experience, The Willcox offers a Test Kitchen Package, which includes overnight accommodations on Sept. 20 in a luxurious King Room, a Southern Living culinary welcome treat upon arrival, both sessions of “Sunday Suppers” and “Great Grilling,” evening turn-down service, continental breakfast and late check out for $170 per person, based on double occupancy.

To purchase event tickets or a hotel package, please call The Willcox at 803.648.1898 for reservations. Seating is limited.
For more information, please call the desk or visit

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

CCCC / 5915 Euchee Creek Drive / Grovetown, GA 30813
The University of Georgia Extension and Columbia County Community Connections are proud to present “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” (a curriculum developed by Legacy Caregivers Services) a 5 class educational program that is designed to teach caregivers how to take better care of themselves as they care for others. Each of the 1-1/2 hour classes will focus on different aspects for a family member to help reduce personal stress, communicate more effectively with other family members and healthcare providers. Also, it will deal with the guilt, loss and feelings of isolation to make difficult decisions including living arrangements, driving issues and finances. Each Caregiver will receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook and other information developed specifically for this class. Take the first step to help yourself! The cost is $50.

Betty English at 706.821.2350

QuickBooks Basics

The Cleveland Group, 3740 Executive Center Dr., Martinez, GA 30907
Are you still using paper ledgers and spreadsheets to track your finances? Are you a bookkeeper, business owner, or non-profit organization who needs to learn how to use QuickBooks Pro to effectively manage your business?

The Cleveland Group, CPAs offers Hands-on QuickBooks training for you and your company. Our classes are designed to grow with you! Take the next steps to effectively manage your business.

BASICS - Are you a bookkeeper, business owner, or non-profit organization who needs to learn how to use QuickBooks Pro to effectively manage your business? This class has got you covered!

We also have Point of Sale and Industry-specific consulting available. For additional information, check out our website at

If we can help, let us know. Please contact Angela Brock at (706) 288-2800 or to register.

Angela Brock
(706) 288-2800