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Week Ahead

Stumpy Pond paddle

The Great Falls Home Town Association will sponsor a kayak/canoe paddle at 9 a.m. May 28 at Stumpy Pond Landing off S.C. 97 (Lancaster County side) as part of the Flopeye Fish Festival.

This event is for experienced paddlers only, ages 13 and above. Participants must bring their own boats, flotation device and whistle. The paddle will end about 1 p.m.

Registration is required by noon May 26 and costs $5 per person. For details or to register, call the Great Falls Home Town Association at (803) 482-2370 or email gassociation@truvista.net.

IL VFW to meet

The Indian Land VFW meeting is 9:30 a.m. May 28 at Brew’s Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. New members and guests should arrive at 9 a.m. and veterans should bring their DD 214. All members and officers are encouraged to attend. For details, call John Marker at (704) 843-6930 or email jmarker@carolina.rr.com.

Buford’s Massacre commemoration

The South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will commemorate the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Waxhaws, better known as Buford’s Massacre, at 10:30 a.m. May 28 at the battle site near Buford’s Crossroads. The public is invited. For details, call Greg Ohanesian at (843) 479-7193.

Community swim

The Forest Hills Swim Club, 551 Rock Springs Road, will hold a free community swim at 11 a.m. May 28. Everyone is welcome.

Art workshops

The following art workshops are coming to Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St.:

- Louise Bradford-Blanks will teach adult acrylic painting from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 28. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies and light refreshments. Attendees are invited to bring a favorite adult beverage. To reserve a space, contact Bradford-Blanks at (803) 287-6976 or louisebspiritfarms@gmail.com.

- Melissa Caughman and Lisa Stamper, known as “a little art studio,” will teach a kids “peacock” painting workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4. The cost is $20 per child and includes all painting supplies and light refreshments. 

“A little art studio” will also have an adult painting workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. June 4 for adults. Attendees will paint a peacock with acrylic paint on a 12x16 canvas. BYOB and enjoy light refreshments. The cost is $30 per person and includes all painting supplies.

For details or to register for the children or adult peacock painting workshop, email melissacaughman19@gmail.com.

- “Get Your Paint On” will hold a kids workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. June 17. Brenda Mills Jackson will teach two art activities, a mosaic tile piece and a shaving cream painting. The cost is $15 per student, and the workshop is limited to 12 kids. To register, email brendajack@comporium.net.

- Bob Doster will hold metal sculpture and bottle tree workshops from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. The cost is $100 per person to design, cut, weld and polish. Wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. Plan for lunch at a downtown restaurant or bring a box lunch. To RSVP, call (803) 285-9190 or email rcdoster@comporium.net. For details, visit www.facebook.com/backstreetstudio.

Sponsored by Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a scholarship is offered for each workshop. For details or an application, email cmstevens@comporium.net.

Book signing

Christina J. Moses, 12-year-old Lancaster author of “Camp Sweet Tea: Adventures of Christina & Friends,” will hold her first book signing from noon to 4:30 p.m. May 28 outside Walmart Supercenter, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West.

LHS class of ’72 meeting

The Lancaster High School class of ’72 meeting is 3 p.m. May 29 at JoMar’s Family Restaurant, 278 S.C. 9 Bypass East, to enjoy dinner and plan for an upcoming event. For details, call (803) 285-7997 or (803) 285-9668.

Summer concert series kicks off

The Anne Springs Close Greenway will kick off its fourth annual summer concert series at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at the Dairy Barn Entrance, 250 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts will run every Thursday through August 25.

Attendees are encourages to bring blankets, chairs and picnics. The concerts are free for Greenway members and $5 for non-members. 

Beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase. Food trucks will be on site for each concert. No glass or outside alcohol allowed. Well-behaved dogs on six-foot leashes are welcome. For details, call (803) 547-4575 or visit www.ASCGreenway.org/Events. 

Andrew Jackson State Park concert

Andrew Jackson State Park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, will host a concert by Calvin Carter, “The Music Man,” at 7 p.m. June 3. Donnie Starnes will accompany him on guitar. The concert is free with park admission ($2 adults, $1.25 S.C. seniors and free for ages 15 and younger). For details, call (803) 285-3344.


Car show

The Memory Lane Cruisers Car Show that was planned for the Red Rose Festival has been postponed to 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 at 300 S. White St.

Hillside class of ’69 meeting

The Hillside High School class of 1969 quarterly meeting is 2 p.m. June 4 at the Able Center, 803 E. Arch St. For details, call Pat Moses Mark at (803) 273-9415 or Marshell Benson at (803) 287-5949.

‘Celebration of Summer’ concert

EMK Music and Christ Episcopal Church will present the “Celebration of Summer” concert at 3 p.m. June 5 at Christ Episcopal Church, 524 Plantation Road. 

Featured performers include Erin Moon-Kelly on flute and piccolo, Caroline Oliver on flute, the Ramesh Family Ensemble on clarinets and piano, Dr. Ernest Jenkins, vocalist, and Tim Smith on piano and organ.

Parking and admission are free. For details, email Erin Moon-Kelly at erinmoonkelly@hotmail.com or call the Lancaster County Council of the Arts at (803) 285-7451.

USCL arts and sciences camp

The University of South Carolina Lancaster Arts + Sciences Adventure Camp is scheduled as follows:

- Session one, applied math and physical fitness: June 6-9 and 13-16, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

- Session two, applied science and physical fitness: July 11-14 and 18-21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The camp is open to rising sixth through ninth graders. One session is $60 and both sessions is $100. The price includes a T-shirt and camp supplies. Space is limited. To register, contact Dwayne Brown at (803) 313-7037 or dwayneb@mailbox.sc.edu.

Six-week grief support group 

Hospice of Lancaster will sponsor a six-week “Journey Towards Healing” grief support group from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons through June 7 at Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St. Space is limited. To RSVP, call (803) 286-1472.

Open forum

Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy Lancaster Police Department will present a community open forum at 7 p.m. June 9 at the Municipal Justice Center, 405 E. Arch St. The workshop will provide information on how to obtain an expungement, pardon and earn your GED. A representative from the solicitor’s office, GED program and the probation, parole and pardon services will be present to share information. For details, call Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris at (803) 287-9975 or Sandra Hamilton at (803) 370-5104.

Ag+Art kickoff

Lancaster County Ag + Art Tour will begin 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 10 at Benford Brewing Company, 2271 Boxcar Road. Tickets are $20 each ($10 for ages 12 and under) and will not be sold at the gate. Tickets include a barbecue plate by Wilbur’s Last Ride and art by “a little art studio.” Sanctuary Blues Band will perform. 

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 and 1 to 5 p.m. June 12, visitors will create their own itineraries and routes. Locations include Rich Hill Farms, Historic Craig Farm, Native American Studies Center, Dixie Bee Supply and more.

To purchase kickoff tickets, visit www.lancastercitysc.com. For details, visit www.agandarttour.com.

Chinese auction

The Lancaster Training/Barr St. High School organizations will sponsor a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. June 10 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a school reunion and charities. For details, call (803) 286-4284.

Fish fry

Grace Bleachery Reunion will have a fish fry at 11 a.m. June 11 at 301 Hampton Road.

Casting call

Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield and SCETV are seeking historical male and female reenactors and extras for the filming of a television special on the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution on June 11. Some period costumes will be available, but wear your own if you have one. 

Filming will depict the battle and its aftermath and is expected to last much of the day beginning about 8 a.m. at the Buford Memorial. The memorial and battlefield are on Rocky River Road just south of the Pageland Highway intersection (S.C. 522). For details, call Ken Obriot at (803) 548-7871.

LCCA meeting/donor appreciation

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts annual meeting and donor appreciation is 5:30 p.m. June 16 at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St.

LHS class of ’76 reunion

The 40th reunion of the Lancaster High School class of 1976 is June 18 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive. The cost is $45 per person. For details, call (803) 289-8849 or email rsteele@mailbox.sc.edu.

Shining Minds Leadership

The Southside Adult Family Literacy, a program of the United Heritage Family Coalition, will sponsor Shining Minds Youth Leadership Institute from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 21 to July 28 at the Preston Blackmon Center, 708 Sowell St./Deliverance Word of Faith Church, 500-B Palmetto St.

The program is for students in second through sixth grade and will include Lancaster County African American history, reading and storytelling, visual arts, singing, dance, creative and critical writing and more. Shinning Minds Parents-Grandparents Institutes will be held throughout the sessions. 

For details, to pre-register children, sponsor or volunteer for the Shining Minds Youth Institute, visit www.prestonblackmoncenter.org or call Stella Williams or Linda Myers at (803) 286-5442. 

Crime watch meeting

The Buford-Tradesville area crime watch meeting is 7 p.m. June 24 at Bethleham Baptist Church, 184 N. Rocky River Road.

LCCA 2016 summer camp

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2016 arts and sciences summer camp dates are:

- July 11-15, Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road

- July 18-22, Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 5908 Tabernacle Road

- July 25-29, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw

- Aug. 1-5, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land

For details, call (803) 285-7451.

50 Plus Club dance

The 50 Plus Club will have its annual all white attire dance at 9 p.m. July 15 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. For details, call (803) 577-0446 or (803) 416-2171.

September Fest

Rainbow Promise Enterprise will hold September Fest 2016 from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Heath Springs Town Hall. They are in need of vendors, musicians and other talented participants. For details, call (803) 804-4630.

Grace Bleachery Reunion

The Grace Bleachery Reunion is 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. Planning is in final stages, and they have accommodations for 200 people. For details, call Gwen Elder at (803) 286-6291 or Patricia Wilson at (803) 577-0446.


Marine Corps League meets

Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at 347 Brooklyn Ave. Active duty and former active duty marines, FMF Corpsmen and FMF 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 our veterans and communities. For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

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

Free computer classes

Free basic computer classes have started at the HUB Computer and Recourse Center, 1787 Lynwood Drive. Morning sessions are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and afternoon sessions are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.

Classes are six weeks. Admission to the classes begins after assessment. Resume and cover letter writing, online application and interview preparation counseling assistance is also offered. For details, call Pastor James Pringle at (980) 328-2390.

NAMI support groups

NAMI Piedmont Tri-County holds support group meetings each month for people in the Lancaster, Chester and York areas. 

The NAMI Connection Support Group is peer lead and for people living with mental illness. 

The NAMI Family Support Group is for families and friends of adults living with mental illness. There is also a support group for families of children and adolescents living with mental illness. For schedule information and details, visit www.namipiedmont.org.

Line dance lessons

Lancaster Lively Line Dancers lessons are 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Moose Lodge Ballroom, 200 Moose Shrine Road. The teacher is Dianne Mahaffee and the DJ is Ed Sullivan. Cost is a $3 donation for the teacher and DJ.

TOPS meets on Thursdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Thursday at Canaan Freewill Baptist Church, 1525 Kershaw Camden Highway. 

Weigh-in is 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. For details, call (803) 285-0590.

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.

Lancaster Fatherhood Project

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, 117 S. Wylie St., 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.

Clinton Avenue/Market Street Committee meets

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

Environmental group seeks volunteers

An environmental organization is looking for local participation and volunteers to reconnect with nature. For details, email kayakcatawba@yahoo.com. 

Grace Bleachery Reunion meetings

The Grace Bleachery Reunion meets the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St.

Anyone interested is invited. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 286-6291.

Free homework help available

Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship, 1789 Lynwood Drive, 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 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays ready and willing to assist. For details, call (980) 328-2390.

Dementia support

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.

Lions Club meets

The Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Thursday of every month at Captain’s Galley, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West.

Adult education

The Lancaster Adult Education Program’s evening classes have changed to 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday only. 

New student registration and Work-key testing are offered at 5 p.m. Monday only. For details, call (803) 285-7660.

CCA offers help with energy bills

The Lancaster branch of Carolina Community Actions Inc. is taking applications to assist low-income families with home energy bills and a variety of other programs and services.

Applications are taken from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 101 Wylie St. Households must be income-eligible to qualify. For details, call (803) 285-2034.

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.

Al-Anon group meetings

Al-Anon, a worldwide fellowship adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous, holds group meetings from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 700 W. Main St.

For details, call (803) 285-1684 or visit www.alanon-sc.org.


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