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Jabberwock pageant April 22

Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host the 2017 Jabberwock pageant at 6 p.m. April 22 in the Lancaster High School auditorium. The theme is “Motown-Dancing with Heart and Soul.”

Community Playhouse presents Hairspray

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will feature the musical Hairspray at 7:30 p.m. April 22, 3 p.m. April 23 and 7:30 p.m. April 27-29 in the Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. 

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for kids 10 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Arts Council of Lancaster County, 201 W. Gay St. For details, call (803) 285-7451.

 ‘Singing in the Park’ April 23

The Kershaw Community Park Council will host a “Singing in the Park” from 2-5:30 p.m. April 23. 

Area choirs, groups and individuals will perform in the amphitheater in Stevens Park, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw. The trail leading to the amphitheater is handicap accessible. The event is free to attend. All are welcome. 

If interested in performing, contact Spencer at (803) 475-2380, (803) 320-3526 or e-mail Kershawpark@gmail.com. Sound equipment will be set up for all performers to use.  

LCCA spring concert April 23

Lancaster County Council of the Arts will sponsor the spring Vivian Major Robinson concert at 2:30 p.m. April 23 in the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St. 

The concert will feature violist Miles Hoffman and pianist Fabio Parrini. Admission is free. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.facebook.com/VMRConcerts.

LHS class of ’72 meeting April 23

The Lancaster High School class of 1972 will meet to discuss its upcoming 45th reunion at 3 p.m. April 23 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call (803) 285-7997 of (803) 285-9668.

Holocaust Memorial Day walk April 24

Members of Sun City Carolina Lakes, 7877 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will hold a Holocaust Memorial Day walk at 10:30 a.m. April 24 at the Lake House. 

HOPE Board meeting April 25

The HOPE in Lancaster Board meeting is noon April 25 at the J. Marion Sims Foundation, 800 N. White St., Lancaster.

IL SAR Chapter meeting April 25

The Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter will meet from 2:30-4 p.m. April 25 in the Oak room of Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, with lunch from 1-2:30 p.m. 

Members will plan the May 27 Buford Massacre wreath laying, honor guard and plaque presentation.

Members and their spouses, Daughters of the American Revolution and those interested in joining may attend. Meeting is open to the public. For details, call (803) 228.0248.

Upcoming area rabies clinics

- April 25 at Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, 4455 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

- April 27 at Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 3089 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs. 

- May 2 at Tradesville Community Center, 2851 Old Camden Monroe Highway, Lancaster.

- May 4 at Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, 114 Tram Road, Lancaster.

Clinics are 6-7:30 p.m. and cost $6 per shot. Other vaccines will be available including canine distemper/parvo, canine kennel cough, feline FVRCPP 4-way and feline leukemia. These yearly shots for both cats and dogs are $16 each. For details, call (803) 286-8131. 

Buford-Tradesville crime watch

The Buford-Tradesville area crime watch is 7 p.m. April 25 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3734 Heyward Hough Road, Lancaster.

SMH Masquerade jewelry sale

Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Masquerade $5 jewelry sale from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26-27 and from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28 in the hospital lobby, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. All proceeds benefit Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Projects Fund.

Cosmetology classes now accepting clients

The junior and senior cosmetology classes at the Lancaster High School Career Center are accepting clients from 3:30-6:30 p.m. April 26. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. For details, call Jan Williamson, (803) 285-7404.

‘Take Back the Night’ April 27

Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault will host an evening of empowerment titled, “Take Back the Night” from 6-7 p.m. April 27 at the Lancaster County Historical Courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

Chinese Auction set for April 27

The Mount Carmel Mighty Warriors Relay for Life Team will host a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. April 27 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for 6 sheets if purchased by April 26 or $20 for 5 sheets at the door. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 to win a $50 gas card. Food will be sold. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

Upcoming area blood drive

American Red Cross

- 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 27, Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.

For details or to make an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

AKA scholarship applications available

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is now accepting applications for 2017 scholarship awards. 

Interested high school seniors can find applications in the guidance office of their local high school. Completed applications and all supporting documents must be returned to the guidance office or mailed to P.O. Box 478, Lancaster, SC 29720 by 5 p.m. April 28. For details, call Sandra Jones-Izzard at (803) 577-9689 or Vanessa Stanfield at (803) 831-1774.

Stroud family reunion April 29

The 52nd annual Stroud family reunion for the descendants of Timothy and Jane Catoe Stroud is 11 a.m. April 29 at Buffalo Baptist Church, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, followed by lunch at noon in the family life center. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite foods. For details, call Phyllis S. Beachum at (704) 366-0163.

Lancaster Fatherhood Project

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, 105 S. Wylie St., Lancaster, invites fathers to join its program to receive tools to become positively engaged in the lives of their children, family and community. For details, visit www.lanfatherhood.org or call (803) 283-3444.


Paws in the Panhandle meets

The monthly Paws in the Panhandle meeting is 6 to 7:45 p.m. May 1 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

Hospice volunteer orientation

Hospice of Lancaster will hold its four-session volunteer orientation from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. For details or to register, call (803) 286-1472.

Pro Se Divorce Clinic at library

S.C. Legal Services will hold a Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 2 p.m. May 3 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. Preregistration is required. No one will be allowed inside after 4 p.m.

This will be an instructional clinic, conducted by an attorney, for people who have been separated from their spouse for over one year and who are seeking a divorce on the grounds of one year continuous separation only. You must know where your spouse lives in order to participate in this clinic. For details or to register, call (803) 327-9001 or (800) 922-3853.

Community Yard Sale May 6

See Lancaster will host the annual community yard sale from 7 a.m.-noon May 6 in the parking lot of the Lancaster County School District, 300 S. Catawba St. Applications must be submitted by May 1 and can be found at www.lancastercitysc.com/events/city-of-lancaster-community-yard-sale/. 

Children’s home day May 6

The Southern Nest Boutique and the Indian Land Masonic Lodge will hold a Lancaster Children’s Home Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6 at the Southern Nest Boutique, 6280 Carolina Commons Drive, Indian Land, with free hot dogs offered from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A percentage of all sales will benefit the building of an activity center for the children of Lancaster Children’s Home. 

Free family concert May 6

Lancaster County First Steps will hold a free family concert old at 10 a.m. May 6 in USC Lancaster’s Stevens Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive. The event will feature children’s musician, Roger Day performing. Admission is free but all attendees are asked to register online at https://www.facebook.com/events/163893767471156/. For details, call (803) 286-8000 or e-mail firststeps@comporium.net.

‘Toast to the Trees’ May 6

Benford Brewing Company, 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster, will host the Katawba Valley Land Trust “Toast to the Trees” event from 1-5 p.m. May 6. 

The event celebrates the KVLT’s 25 years of conservation work and features musician John Hall of Troutman, N.C. performing, a bluebird presentation by Glenn McFadden, tours of the brewery and other exhibitors and information on KVLT and the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.

The event is free and all are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-5801 or e-mail kvlt@comporium.net.

Hillside class of ’69 meeting

The Hillside High School class of ’69 will hold a call meeting at 2 p.m. May 6 at the Able House, 803 E. Arch St., Lancaster. For details, call Marshall Benson at (803) 287-5949, Pat Moses Marks at (803) 273-9415 or Vivian Anthony Dawkins at (803) 287-7563.

‘Look Good… Feel Better’ May 8

The American Cancer Societywill sponsor a “Look Good… Feel Better” support program and workshop from 10 a.m.-noon May 8 at Marion Sims Theater inside Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St. 

The two-hour, hands-on program by trained cosmetologists for women diagnosed with or being treated for cancer includes skin care and makeup application tips, nail care and options for dealing with hair loss. The workshop is free. For details, call (803) 283-8494 or (803) 283-9474.

Free citizenship information session

Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a free citizenship information session from 7-9 p.m. May 8. 

Attendees will learn about the naturalization tests and process, preparing for the naturalization interview, avoiding common mistakes and avoiding immigration scams. For details, call (803) 235-5789.

Emerson Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament

The Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club will hold the 2017 Emerson Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament on May 9 at Lancaster Golf Club, 1821 Springs Club Road, Lancaster. 

Registration is $75 and includes golf, on course beverages, close up prizes on all four Par 3’s and long drive prizes and a ticket for a cash drawing. To register, visit https://www.facebook.com/cttcnow/.

FCA Sporting Clay Classic May 12

The first annual Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sporting Clay Classic is from 2-5 p.m. May 12 at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays, 3390 Mountain Gap Road, Richburg, with registration at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. The Gould Brothers Exhibition, a unique trick shooting demo show begins at 1 p.m. 

A four member team costs $400, individuals cost $125 and non-shooters costs $25. Prizes are awarded to the top shooter and top team. All proceeds benefit Lancaster County FCA. Shooters must bring eye and ear protection and must register by May 1. For details or to register, visit www.lancastercountyfca.org/sporting-clay-classic.html. 

Gooches barbecue sale May 12-13

Gooches Fire and Rescue, 1594 Grace Ave., Lancaster, will hold a barbecue sale at 11 a.m. May 12-13. Plates are $8 and include barbecue, baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. Dine-in, carryout or delivery is available for orders of five plates or more. For details, call (803) 285-8107 or (803) 804-7346.

Fishing creek cleanup May 13

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Tribute Homes will sponsor the Fishing Creek cleanup from 9 a.m.-noon May 13 at Edgewater Sunset Pointe Marina, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster. A free luncheon celebration will follow. Shoreline volunteers, kayakers and boat captains may register online at www.catawbariverkeeper.org/join/volunteer or by calling Bobbi Ann Helgeson at (803) 627-8783.

Submit Red Rose Festival applications

Red Rose Festival applications are now available for artists, craftsmen, food vendors and commercial vendors. The event is slated for May 19-20 in the downtown Cultural Arts District. The family-friendly event hosts live music, children’s rides and activities, art and other special activities.

Apply online at www.lancastercitysc.com, e-mail events@lancastercitysc.com or call (803) 289-1498.

Chinese auction May 25

The Barr Street High Class of 1963 will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. May 25 at the American Legion building, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Doors open at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be sold. All proceeds benefit school scholarships for students wishing to continue education.

Summer Kids Fest May-July

Youth Innovations, LLC, Youth Development and Leadership Center has opened registration for Summer Kids Fest. The youth enrichment camp runs May through July and includes outdoor games, dress-up days, service learning activities, treasure hunt, story telling, character education, STEM activities, interactive games, education connection, guest speakers, field trips and more. For details, call (803) 288-1462 or visit 207 W. Barr St., Lancaster.

Hillside High 2017 reunion

The Hillside High School 2017 reunion is Sept. 1-3, at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte. The theme is “Our Journey Continues, Together Again – Let’s Celebrate.”

The itinerary includes an acquaintance get-together Sept. 1, lunch and sightseeing cruise and a nighttime banquet Sept. 2 and worship services Sept. 3. Events will conclude with a cookout/picnic at Heath Springs Elementary School (the former Hillside Elementary and High School), 158 Solar Road, Heath Springs.

Registration is $150, which can be paid in two installments or in full, and is due June 30. Everyone is responsible for booking his or her own rooms by Aug. 2. For details, visit www.hillsidehs.com.


Clinton Avenue/Market Street Committee meets

The Clinton Avenue/Market Street Committee meets from 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of each month at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call (803) 577-0446.

To add coming events to this listing, e-mail it to news@thelancasternews.com, fax it to (803) 283-8969, or mail it to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Deadlines are noon Monday for Wednesday editions, noon Wednesday for Friday editions and noon Thursday for Sunday editions.

Dementia support group meets

Hospice Care of Tri County will hold a dementia support group at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Heath Springs Senior Complex, 212 Spring St., Heath Springs.

The group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. For details, call Julie Trott at (803) 432-1195 or (800) 675-4368. 

Magic Needle Quilt Guild meets

The Magic Needle Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Douglas Presbyterian Church, 2325 Sunday Place. Guests are welcome.

Grace Bleachery reunion meetings

The Grace Bleachery reunion meeting is the third Sunday of each month from 3-6 p.m. at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St.

All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 286-6291.

Free homework help available

Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship, 1789 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, is offering free homework assistance at its after school center for nearby elementary and middle school students.

Mentors from Lancaster High School’s Civinettes are there from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays ready and willing to assist. For details, call (980) 328-2390.

Grief support group meets

GriefShare, a 13-Week Grief Support Group led by trained counselors, will meet on Tuesday mornings by request and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S Potter Rd., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 804-7769 or (803) 554-2846.

Child loss support group meets

“A New Road,” a grief support group for parents who have lost a child, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Immanuel Baptist Church office building, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. New members are welcome at anytime.

For details, call Janice Steele at (803) 285-3609 or (803) 804-9120 or the church office at (803) 283-8459.

Sign language class meets

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will hold a sign language class from 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday through May 30. The class will use the book, “Signing Made Easy” by Mickey Flodin and Rod Butterworth. For details, call (803) 285-1502. 

Lancaster High multi-year reunion 

Lancaster High School classes 1980-1989 are planning a multi-year reunion. For details or if interested in participating, call (803) 283-7289 or send your contact information to kennithstewart@aol.com.

Citadel House seeks volunteers

The Citadel House emergency shelter project, 1242 Trestle Lane, Lancaster, is seeking volunteers to donate personal hygiene products and other items and to provide meals or to stay over night.

 The Citadel House is a local non-profit homeless shelter that provides supportive services and intensive case management to homeless individuals in Lancaster. It is a violence- and drug-free, zero-tolerance facility. For details, contact James Pringle at (980) 328-2390.

TOPS meets on Thursdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a non-profit organization to support weight loss.

- Chapter No. 0314 meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Springdell Baptist Church, 1420 Springdell Church Road. For details, call Mary Rouse at (803) 285-0590.

- Chapter No. 0181 meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Canaan Freewill Baptist Church, 1525 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call Lisa Newton at (803) 246-2295.

Reunion committee meets

The Clinton Avenue-Market Street Reunion Committee is planning its annual reunion for Aug. 4-6. For details, call Johnita Myers at (803) 416-2080, Lavonna Watts (803) 529-2177, Lynette Stover (803) 286-4528 or Darlene Cureton (803) 577-0465.

Grief support group meets

“A Journey Towards Healing,” a six-week grief support group sponsored by Hospice of Lancaster, is 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday at the Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. 

The group will provide tools and directions to assist on the journey of grieving. RSVP to Alice Robson at (803) 286-1472. 

Veterans coffee club meets

The veterans coffee club meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday at Inspiration Ministries, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land, in the café/bookstore.

All veterans, military branches and ranks are invited to come tell stories, mingle and make new friends. For details, call (803) 230-4856.

NAMI support groups meet

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) holds support group meetings each month for adults living with mental health conditions and their loved ones.  NAMI’s Connection is for adults living with mental health conditions, and NAMI’s Family Support Group is for their loved ones.

NAMI’s Connections and Family Support groups meet the first Monday and third Thursday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster. NAMI’s Family Support Group also meets each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 203 at Transformation Church, 8978 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. 

For details, visit www.namipiedmont.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

For details on Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, call (803) 285-4131 or visit www.area62.org.

Marine Corps League meets

Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster. Active-duty and former active-duty marines, Fleet Marine Force corpsmen and Fleet Marine Force chaplains are eligible to join as regular members. Others are eligible to join as associate members.

The league perpetuates the traditions and spirit of those who have served our county and supports programs to aid veterans and communities. For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.



To add coming events to this listing, e-mail it to news@thelancasternews.com, fax it to (803) 283-8969, or mail it to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Events run on a chronological, first-come, first-served basis, as space allows.

Deadlines are noon Monday for Wednesday editions, noon Wednesday for Friday editions and noon Thursday for Sunday editions.