• The next early release day for Aiken County Public Schools is Feb. 5.
• The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics is accepting applications through Feb. 15 for its class of 2016. For details, visit www.scgssm.org.
• North Augusta High (junior varsity girls) at Dutch Fork, 5:30 p.m.
• North Augusta Middle vs. Jackson, 5:30 p.m.
• Paul Knox Middle vs. LBC, 5:30 p.m.
• North Augusta High (junior varsity boys) at Dutch Fork, 8 p.m.
Sometime this summer, I was having one of those days where the laundry would just not do itself. As I bent over, sorting through the pile in front of the washing machine and getting it all loaded, I chuckled to myself.