Coming Events

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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 four-way feline distemper ($16), FIV-feline ($16) and FELV-feline ($16) each for cats. For details, call (803) 286-8131.

  • Thursday, May 2, at Elgin Fire Department, 114 Tram Road

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 Early Childhood Center, 500 Hampton St. For details, call (803) 285-6680.

Computer classes

The Lancaster County Council on Aging Inc. is sponsoring a six-week computer class for seniors focused on basic computers beginning June 12 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road. The weekly classes are on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $20. For information or to register, call (803) 285-6956, extension 27.

Week ahead

Weight loss support group

TOPS Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will hold an open house weight loss support group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2 at Canaan Free Will Baptist Church, 1525 Kershaw Camden Highway. Refreshments will be served. TOPS is welcoming new members to attend support group that meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the church. For details, call Bonnie Wheeler at (803) 283-3130 or Mary Rouse at (803) 285-0590.

Crime watch

The Douglas Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at 2125 Sunday Place. Featured speaker is Deputy Mike Adams. For details, call (803) 287-7714.

Playhouse presents ‘Deathtrap’

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will present “Deathtrap” at Barr Street Auditorium, 612 E. Meeting St. at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3; Saturday, May 4; and May 9-10. There will be a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 5. Advance tickets are available at Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 students and seniors and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will also be available at the door. Pay-what-you-can night is May 9. For details, call (803) 283-7451.

Financial seminar

Stewarts Funeral Home is sponsoring a financial empowerment seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, int he courtroom of the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse, 100 N. Main St. For details, call Stephanie Stinson at (803) 285-7414.

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. Saturday, 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.

Youth fishing rodeo

S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Lancaster County legislative delegation, Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation District, Lancaster County Ducks Unlimited and Pizza Hut are sponsoring the Sunrise Lake Fishing Rodeo, off Boyd Hill Road in the Pleasant Hill community, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, for ages 15 and younger. Youths must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded by drawings. Some rods will be available, but bring your own if possible. There is also a limited bait supply. No pets allowed or adult fishing. A free lunch will be provided for registered children. There is handicapped accessibility. Register online at www.dnr.sc.gov.aquaticed/rodeos/registration.html or call (843) 661-4766.

Champion family reunion

The Champion family will have a reunion cookout at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the home of Barbara Patterson. For details, call (803) 285-8064.

Fish fry

King David Lodge No.41, 205 McCardell St., will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Fish plates are $7, sandwiches are $3.50, hot dog plates are $5 and drinks are 75 cents. For details, call (803) 804-3298 or (803) 287-1261.

Car show

The Memory Lane Cruisers of Lancaster will hold a car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the old Kmart parking lot on North Main Street. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors may participate. The event includes door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, corn-hole games, hot dog plates and baked goods. Awards will be given to the top 25 cars and trucks and the top three motorcycles. For details, call (803) 283-2440.

Chamber choir

The Lancaster Chamber Choir will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, 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.


Dove field workshop

The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Lancaster County are sponsoring a free dove field management workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. May 7 in the second floor meeting room of the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse, 100 N. Main St. Topics include planting, maintenance and weed control on dove fields and the dove banding program. Speakers are Billy Dukes and Sam Stokes with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Class is limited to 40 participants, but at least 20 people must register to hold the workshop. Pre-register by calling (803) 286-4455, extension 3.

Blood drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a community blood drive at noon May 9 at Edgewater Corporate Center, 3023 HSBC Way, Indian Land. To schedule your donation appointment call (704) 972-4700 or visit www.carolinadonor.org.

Michaela Debruhl benefit

Students of Lancaster County are sponsoring an outdoor concert and fashion benefit for Michaela Debruhl at 6 p.m. May 10 at Andrew Jackson High School stadium. This is Debruhl’s second battle with leukemia. The concert will feature performances from students from Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster high schools and a special performance by Saved by Grace. CB's Limited will hold a fashion show. There will be food, games, raffles and entertainment for all ages. Proceeds benefit Debruhl’s medical expenses. For details, call Tammy Hayes at (803) 287-2896.

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.

Stamp Out Hunger

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 11. Lancaster postal employees will again Stamp Out Hunger with your help. To help in Lancaster, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox before your regular mail delivery May 11. Local carriers will collect the donations and deliver them to HOPE in Lancaster. The United Way of Lancaster County will coordinate volunteers for the food drive. Volunteers are needed from 12:30 to 5 :30 p.m. May 11 at the Lancaster post office. For details, call (803) 283-8923.

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, due 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 email amber.smith1985@hotmail.com.

Buford ChalkWalk

The Buford High School Future Educators Association will sponsor the third annual 5k ChalkWalk at 8 a.m. May 11 at Buford High Stadium, 4290 Tabernacle Road. The cost is $20 which includes a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit BHS Future Educators Association activities in support of their teachers. Each participant can honor a great teacher,by having their teachers' name placed on a sign to be displayed along the course. For details, call (803) 286-7068 or to register visit https://bhs.lancasterscschools.org.

Confederate soldiers memorial

Witherspoon-Barnes Camp 1445 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will conduct a memorial service in remembrance of Lancaster County’s confederate soldiers at 2 p.m. May 11 at Gills Creek Cemetery on Pageland Highway in Lancaster. For details, call (803) 235-8322.

Annual Healthy and Whole Walk

The Oakridge Homemakers Club will hold its annual Healthy and Whole Walk at 6 p.m. May 13 at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, offering fun, healthy food and wholesome fellowship. Form a team and wear your favorite color T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the team that walks the most laps. For details, call (803) 285-9917 or (803) 285-9668.

Red Rose photography reception

See Lancaster and The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold an opening reception for the Red Rose festival photography exhibit at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. For details, call (803) 289-1498.

Dream Team raffle

The Dream Team Foundation raffle will be held May 18 at the Lancaster Motor Speedway fundraiser. The raffle is for a Clemson or Gamecock cornhole set or a Pawley’s Island presidential hammock. Tickets –$5 each – are available at Ray/Brenda Brown Allen Tate Realty, Brenda Rallings at Collins Realty, Julie Barton at Julie’s Exquisite Hair Design, Lancaster Motor Speedway Angels or by calling Diana Knight at (803) 287-7636. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds benefit the Dream Team.

Safety officer triathlon challenge

The City of Lancaster and Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a “Tri for the Roses” public safety officer triathlon challenge May 18, at the University of South Carolian Lancaster Gregory Health and Wellness Center, 476 Hubbard Drive. Registration for triathlon participants is 7 a.m. Spectators should come at 8 a.m. Eligible triathlon challenge participants are regional public safety officers, police, sheriff’s department, fire departments and EMS, which may field teams of up to three contestants each. Participants must be age 18 and up. The cost is $100 per team, which includes a T-shirt for each team member. Discounts are available for additional teams. The top three teams will receive trophies and the first-place winner will also receive $500. To register or for details, call (803) 283-1203.

Still life water color workshop

The Lancaster Art League will hold an still life water color workshop at 6 p.m. May 21 at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. Participants high school age and up are invited. Well-behaved younger children, serious about learning and accompanied by an adult, may participate. The cost is $5 for supplies or bring your own. For details, call (803) 285-1820.

Commuity watch

Fork Hill and Rich Hill community watch will meet at 7 p.m. May 21 at Fork Hill Church, 1125 Fork Hill Road, Heath Springs.

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.