In case you missed it, Aiken, South Carolina recently took home not one but four Southern Living “South’s Best” Awards for 2018! Said Southern Living in their announcement article:
“Spend a weekend in this town, and you’ll see what makes it so special. One word of caution: Some of Aiken’s visitors have been known to come for the weekend and never leave, so you shouldn’t pack light.”
Because Woodside is immersed in scenic woodlands, and enjoys a climate that allows us to spend all year outside, we’re a “natural fit” for those that love hiking and being outdoors. The Woodside Trail Group, a 75-member club created in 2008 by Woodside residents, is an organization that has taken full advantage of those conditions both inside and outside the gates of our community.
Are you looking to make a difference? You’re not alone. The Women of Woodside is a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization comprised of ladies that come together for social and community service activities.
The Reserve Sports Car Club was created for sports car enthusiasts by sports car enthusiasts, and you will recognize them immediately if you happen to pass by a club drive or car show.
Aiken has a long growing season, fertile soil, and a mild climate, and it comes as no surprise that those with a love of gardening enjoy the wide selection of plants that thrive here. The Gardening Club gets two (green) thumbs up for those that love to beautify their surroundings.
Pub Club, held each Friday night at The Reserve Club, is a special weekly event that is designed to bring friends together. We recommend including a Friday night in your Woodside Discovery Visit to have this experience so that you can socialize with our members, and maybe even catch one of our fun “voting in” sessions where our newest residents become official Club members!
Come and learn how to play bridge, or continue playing with a group of people who share your interests! This club is an excellent way to build new friendships, enjoy some friendly competition, or discover other card games you may be interested in learning!
Our Bocce Ball club is a fun and easy way to enjoy the outdoors at Woodside’s new Bocce Complex! Join your friends and neighbors for a quick game or spend the afternoon honing your skills. All skill levels are welcome to participate
Our Quilting Club offers a fun and social way to explore a new hobby, or enjoy the company of people who share your existing interests. Make a nice throw for your living room, donate your creations to local charities, or put some love into a gift for your family that can be cherished for years to come.
Whether you’re looking to learn to knit, or have been knitting for many years, this is the club for you. Share your creations by donating them to local charities, gifting them to friends and family members or simply keeping them for yourself, while making new friends in the process!
Pysanky is a perfect example of a club started by a member with a passion who wanted to share it with neighbors. Pysanky is an Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. Learn this unique skill, and dazzle your friends and family with a fun art piece!
Woodside’s Scrapbooking club is a special way to get to know your friends and neighbors. Build memories with new friends while designing a creative place to store old memories with scrapbooks that will make amazing gifts for your friends and family or give you a beautifully designed place to house your most cherished moments.
Channel your inner Van Gogh and learn to make beautiful works of art that can hang in your foyer or make a lovely piece for a family member. These classes, led by Woodside artist Carol Fraser, are a fun way to get guided, step-by-step instructions on bringing a masterpiece to life regardless of your skill level.
Grab a friend or three and join our Jewelry Making club to learn to make stunning necklaces, bracelets and more that you can keep to wear, or gift to others!
The Woodside lifestyle includes an active social scene, and after making an array of new friends you’ll soon be entertaining! Hone your existing skills and learn new recipes that you can use at family gatherings, or to impress your friends and neighbors.
Get your friends and neighbors together each Tuesday for a fun night where you can show off your knowledge on a variety of topics, from sports to pop culture and everything in between. It’s a great way to come together with your friends and neighbors and have a good time
Get your poker face on! Challenge your friends and neighbors with your skills, or come and learn how the game is played!
The Reserve Club’s Dinner Theater program is a great way to spend a date night, or a night out with friends. Come enjoy a world class dinner courtesy of Chef Justin and his talented staff, and enjoy a show that will keep you entertained by local musicians, actors and actresses!
The Wine Guys is all about getting together with the men! It’s a great way for our male residents to meet new people, enjoy warm conversation through shared interests, and enjoy a nice glass of wine!
Take a peek at your avian neighbors and learn more about the South Carolina Bluebird Society in the process. Enjoy exploring Hollow Creek Nature Preserve, Woodside’s protected wildlife sanctuary, and our system of hiking and nature trails!
Woodside’s Cycling Club is a great way to get outdoors and stay in shape. Thanks to our rolling hills and pristine landscapes, cyclists are drawn to our community and its ability to provide both challenging and relaxing rides. Join your friends and neighbors and have fun sharing time with old and new friends alike.