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Ongoing
Rabies clinic
Faulkner Animal Hospital will host a rabies clinic at several locations from 6 to 8 p.m. The clinic will offer rabies shots ($5), distemper/parvo shot ($16), bordetella or kennel cough ($16) each for dogs, and 4-way feline distemper ($16), FIV-feline ($16) and FELV-feline ($16) each for cats. For details, call (803) 286-8131.

  •  April 18, at Heath Springs Elementary School, 158 Solar Road.
  •  April 23, at Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road.
  •  April 25, at Rich Hill Fire Department, 3089 N. Rocky River Road.
  •  April 30, at Tradesville Community Center, 2851 Old Camden Monroe Highway.
  •  May 2, at Elgin Fire Department, 114 Tram Road.

Photo exhibit
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is pleased to host a photography exhibit by Angelo Sciulli, sponsored by Springs Creative, this month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, in the Springs House galleries. Sciulli is a celebrated wildlife and nature photographer who combines his artistry with advocacy for those with ALS and other disabilities.
Donations needed
The Pregnancy Care Center, 718 S. Main St., is in need of the following items: sunscreen for babies, night-time baby wash, size 18-24 months new or gently used summer clothing for girls and boys, baby gowns, gently used maternity shorts (all sizes, mostly need sizes large or extra large), summer sleepers and large diaper bags. For details, call (803) 286-5900.
Jobs readiness training
Lancaster Works is offering a jobs readiness training program to help job-seekers enhance employability skills and get employed faster from 8:30 a.m. to noon weekdays. The two-week training will assist with resume writing tips, mock interviews with real human resource professionals, successful job searches, earning WorkKeys career readiness certificates, connection to real employment opportunities, soft skills and more. Classes are led by qualified instructors from York Technical College. The program is free and participants must have a high school diploma or GED certificate. For details, call (803) 313-7500.
Bookstore seeks volunteers
The Second Glance, Second Chance free bookstore, 105 W. Dunlap St., is seeking volunteers. Volunteers must be able to stock bookshelves, provide friendly customer service and use the computer. Part-time volunteer opportunities are available mornings and afternoons. If interested, stop by the store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for a volunteer application. For details, call (803) 285-8805.
Military veterans
The Community Assistance and Mentoring Program Inc. has partnered with a local general contractor, Drake Builders, and is now accepting applications for qualified military veteran homeowners or spouses of veteran homeowners to receive $10,500 in assistance for home improvements. The improvements include roof replacement, window replacement, exterior door replacement, heating/cooling system replacement, ramps, insulation, bath and kitchen renovations. For details, call Kenneth Barnes at (803) 246-3177 or Amber Smith at (803) 661-0110.
Parkinson’s support group
Lancaster County Parkinson’s disease support group meets the second Saturday of the month at different locations. For details, call (803) 287-1107.
Head Start applications
Carolina Community Actions Inc., is now accepting Head Start applications for children, ages 3-4, for the 2013-14 program year. Head Start serves children from low-income families and children with disabilities. Children with emotional, intellectual and physical (visual, hearing, speech, crippling and other chronic impairments) disabilities are eligible, regardless of their family income level. The Head Start center is located at Southside Elementary School, 500 Hampton St. For details, call (803) 285-6680.
HOPE cookbooks
HOPE in Lancaster Inc., 2008 Pageland Highway, is selling “HOPE for All Seasons” cookbook for $15. The cookbook has a variety of 622 recipes from the staff and volunteers. For details, call (803) 286-4673.
Bill paying assistance
Carolina Community Actions Inc., 101 Wylie St., is offering assistance to qualifying households with heating, water, rent and mortgage bills. Applications are taken from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For details, call (803) 285-2034.
UW seeks garden participants
The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking participants for the Lancaster County Community Garden, now in its fifth year, located near the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department on 260 Plantation Road. Garden sites will be provided free for participants to grow their own produce. Free seeds and plants will be provided for participants. We are also seeking children 5 & up to participate in our Kiddie Korner Children’s Garden. We welcome young adults to come out and volunteer to help mentor, encourage and grow with the young adult gardeners starting June 4th on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m. Applications are available at the United Way of Lancaster County office, 109 S. Wylie St. Dr. Adam Cooper with Carolina Chiropractic & Wellness is donating $20 to the Community Garden for all new patients from April through June. If you would like to sponsor or donate to the garden please contact Elaine McKinney at 803.287.7102. For more information or to volunteer, please call 283-8923 or email garden@uwaylcsc.org
Week ahead
French film festival
The University of South Carolina Lancaster in collaboration with the USCL Education Foundation and Division of Humanities, will host a free French film festival Monday, April 15 through April 23, at Stevens Auditorium in Hubbard Hall, 476 Hubbard Drive. The Tournées Festival includes five recent French films with English subtitles.

  •  “Le Havre,” at 4 p.m. April 18.
  •  “Dans La Ville de Sylvia (In the City of Sylvia),” at 6 p.m. April 22.
  •  “Les Contes de la Nuit (Tales of the Night),” at 4 p.m. April 23.

For details contact Dr. Walter Collins at (803) 313-7191 or collinsw@sc.edu. The Tournées Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée.
Ladies Night Out
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold a fashion show fundraiser, “Ladies Night Out,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts and Science Building. The fashion show features designs from regional retailers, shopping, raffles, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. VIP guests will enjoy a pre-show champagne reception at 6 p.m., seating on the first two rows and a special swag bag filled with items from sponsors and stores. Regular admission tickets are $40, and VIP tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. or by phone at (803) 285-7451.
Yard sale
Flat Creek Fire Department, 7563 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw, will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Donations for the yard sale may be dropped off from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 19. Table rentals are available for $10 for the first table and $5 for each additional table. Hot dogs, cookies and drinks will be for sale. To rent a table, contact Gale by April 17 at (803) 475-2508 or Janice (803) 475-2596.
Stop the violence
A youth revitalization community conference, “Families United 2 Stop the Violence, “ is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the City of Lancaster operations center, 916 15th St. The event features TWana Williams, a motivational speaker and author who starred in the Lifetime TV movie, “Blessed With No Arms.” Also featured are local adult and youth leaders, praise choirs and dance teams. For details, call Elizabeth (803) 416-6283 or Jill (803) 235-1140. TWana William’s book, “I’m Different, But I Can,” is available for pre-order. Books are $20 and are donated to the children’s summer youth camp. To pre-order, call Stella Williams at (803) 285-3149.
Giant yard sale
Family Promise will hold its fourth annual giant yard and bake sale Saturday, April 20, at the American Legion Exhibition Building , 823 S. Main St. Support the fundraiser by donating items to sell, such as furniture, appliances (large and small), tools, linens, toys, household goods, decorative items, clothing and crafts. For details, call (803) 313-3062.
LHS 1993 reunion
The Lancaster High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20-year reunion from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Spratt Building, 215 Main St., Fort Mill. Tickets ($35) must be purchased by Friday, April 12. For details, e-mail lhsco1993@yahoo.com.
Relay for Life fundraiser
The Lancaster Women’s Club and The Lancaster Moose Lodge will host a Relay for Life fundraiser, “Putting a Band on Cancer,” from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 20, at Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Shrine Moose Road. The event will feature live music, basic haircuts and styles, games and activities for children. Tickets are $7 for adults, and children are admitted free from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For details, call (803) 320-3736 or e-mail Denise_walker30@yahoo.com.
Run and Walk for Literacy
The Carolinas Literacy Network will hold its fourth annual 5K Run and Walk for Literacy at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Health and Wellness Center, 476 Hubbard Drive. The cost is $25 for the 5K run and $5 for the family one-mile fun walk. The first 200 entries will receive a race T-shirt. There will be a fair featuring health care, businesses, local organizations, the Lancaster County bookmobile, music and a tot trot for children ages 5 and under. To register, visit www.carolinasliteracy.org, www.active.com or at 105 W. Dunlap St. For details, call (803) 285-8805.
Christian Women’s luncheon
The Lancaster Christian Women’s Connection will hold “A Beautiful Life Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Captain’s Galley, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West. Featured guests are Elaine Adkins of HOPE in Lancaster, Marge Monahan of Horseshoe, N.C. and music by Jody Wiliams. Participants are asked to bring donations of self-rising corn meal, canned potatoes and vegetable oil. The cost is $10 and reservations are necessary by Friday, April 19. Reservations not cancelled will be billed. Proceeds benefit Stonecroft Ministries. For details, call (803) 285-6527.
Upcoming
Pro se divorce clinic
South Carolina Legal Services will hold a pro se divorce clinic at 1 p.m. April 24, at The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. The clinic will be instructed by an attorney, for persons who have been separated from their spouse for over one year and who are seeking divorce on grounds of one year continuous separation only. You must know where your spouse resides and the person must not be incarcerated. The clinic will include forms and instructions to assist the persons in filing for a divorce. Registration is required. To register and for details, call (803) 327-9001 or (800) 922-3853.
Soup kitchen fundraiser
Greater New Hope Christian Association Soup Kitchen will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. April 26, at Chastain’s Studio Lofts, 107 S. Main St. Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen feeds 18,00 families in Lancaster County. The event will feature live artists and live music by Carolina Blue. Admission is $5. The event will also include raffles, art sales and refreshments. Proceeds to benefit Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen. For details, call (803) 804-3659.
New immunization requirements
In response to a new state law requiring Tdap vaccinations for seventh- graders, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will have a convenient clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. All students who will be in seventh grade in the 2013-14school year that begins in August 2013 will need a S.C. certificate of immunization that documents the Tdap vaccine. Bring the child’s shot records. For appointments and to discuss charges, call (803) 286-9948.
Stroud reunion
The 48th annual Stroud family, descendants of Timothy and Jane Catoe Stroud, will hold a reunion at 11 a.m. April 27, at Buffalo Baptist Church, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. in the family life center. For details, call (704) 366-0163.
Metal bottle tree classes
Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St., will offer one-day metal bottle tree classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The classes are $100 per person and includes all supplies. Students under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult unless pre-approved by instructor. Wear closed-toe shoes with safety soles, jeans, work shirt and expect to get dirty. Bring bag lunch or money for lunch to eat at a local restaurant during break. Proceeds benefit non-profit Avant Garde Center of Arts. For details and to register, call (803) 285-9190, e-mail rcdoster@comporium.net or visit www.bobdoster.com.
Lancaster shag club
The Lancaster Shag Club will host a 30th anniversary black and white dress-up party from 8 to midnight April 30, at the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Shrine Moose Drive. All past members and friends are invited to celebrate the club pearl anniversary of promoting the state dance. “The Carolina Shag” with DJ Buck Crumptom playing tunes from 1983 through 2013. Admission for non-members is $8. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. For details, call 704-764-8808.
Beauty after abuse
Tiara Stevens, sexual asssault survivor will host a “Beauty After Abuse” poetry show April 27, at the Lancaster Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St. Door open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Featured will be great poets from Lancaster and surronding areas, special musical guest and a fashion show entitled, “Colors of Abuse.” Tiara will share some empowering words of her survival. Dinner will be included. The cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Lancaster Rape Crisis Center. For details, call (803) 762-8950.
Relay for Life golf tournament
A. R. Rucker Middle School is sponsoring a Relay for Life golf tournament at noon April 27, at the Lancaster Golf Club, 1821 Springs Club Road. This is a four-person, captain’s choice tournament. Registration will be on-site or in advance. The cost is $50 per player or $200 per team. Lunch will be provided at noon, and the tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. For details, e-mail Angela.Vaughan@lcsdmail.net.
Classical concert
The Lancaster County Council of Arts will sponsor a classical concert performed by the trombone quartet, The Guidonian Hand, from New York City at 2:30 p.m. April 28, under the tent and pavilion, at historic Craig Farm, 1859 Craig Farm Road. The program, titled “Oddyssey,” explores selections from the past 200 years. Masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Debussy and Mozart have a fresh flavor, as arranged for trombone. For details, call (803) 285-7451.
Yard sale
The Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Shrine Moose Drive, will hold a yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 4. Booths available inside and outside for $10 each. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Education Clinic and Moose charities. For details, call (803) 416-2713.
Champion family reunion
The Champion family will have a reunion cookout at 3:30 p.m. May 4, at the home of Barbara Patterson. For details, call (803) 285-8064.
Chamber choir performance
The Lancaster Chamber Choir will perform at 6 p.m. May 5, at the First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. For details, call (803) 286-0133.
Gold Mine Cruisers
The Gold Mine Cruisers will cruise in to Kershaw for the Spring-a-thon May 11. For details, call (803) 273-0162.
LHS 2003 reunion
The Lancaster High School Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 at Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Shrine Moose Drive. The cost is $35 per person and $60 per couple, which must be paid by May 11. Make checks and money orders payable to LHS Class of 2003 Reunion, and mail to Amber C. Smith, c/o LHS 2003 Reunion, 219 N. Circle, Lancaster, SC 29720. Payment should include name, maiden name and the name of your guest. For details, call (803) 283-7976 or e-mail amber.smith1985@hotmail.com.
Chemo with Style
Hospice Care of Tri-County will hold a Chemo with Style event at 5 p.m. May 23 and July 16, at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. Several beauty representatives will teach chemo patients how to feel and look great. A light dinner will be provided. Space is limited. For details, call (803) 312-5236 or e-mail ssgainey@msa-corp.com.