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Week Ahead

Computer use tutoring for seniors

Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold one-on-one computer use tutoring for seniors from 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Sessions are $20 each and limited to two people per day. Advance registration is required. For details or to register, visit the senior center or call (803) 285-6956.

Alzheimer’s presentation

Tribute Homes will sponsor “Successful Aging Experience” by Lancaster County Council on Aging Executive Director Sally Sherrin at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 in the meeting room of Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 627-8783 or email bahelgeson@TrueHomesUSA.com.

Videography Club meets Feb. 22

The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will host videography club meetings from 4-5:30 p.m. once a month in the library’s meeting room. The club is for grades 5-12. The next meeting is Feb. 22. For details, contact Eve Bowers at (803) 285-1502 or ebowers@lancastercountysc.net.

‘The Widowmaker’ documentary showing Feb. 22

Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will host a special showing of the documentary, “The Widowmaker” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Marion Sims Theater.

The event is sponsored by the Heart2Heart Foundation and Irish Heart Disease Awareness. Attendees will also receive a special gift from the Heart2Heart Foundation. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 416-8350.

LCCA ‘Black and White Ball’

Lancaster County Council of the Arts will sponsor the 21st Annual Art and Soul Gala and Auction Fundraiser, the “Black and White Ball,” at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The event features silent and live auctions, entertainment, prize drawings, music, dance, food, beverages and more. Themed attire is welcome.

Advance tickets are $55 for LCCA members or $100 per couple and $65 for non-members or $120 per couple. Tickets are $75 if purchased after Feb. 23.

For details or to purchase tickets, call LCCA at (803) 285-7451 or visit squreup.com/store/lancaster-county-council-of-the-arts.

Unity VFD barbecue

Unity Volunteer Fire Department, 2495 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, will sell barbecue plates at 11 a.m. Feb. 24. Plates and pounds of barbecue are $8 each and sandwiches are $4. Plates include a choice of pulled pork barbecue and chicken halves. Debit and credit cards are accepted. For details, call (803) 285-7934.

Cattlemen’s Association steak dinner Feb. 24

The Lancaster County Cattlemen’s Association Steak Dinner Fundraiser is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 3089 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs. Dine-in or carryout plates are $20 and include ribeye steak, salad, baked potato and dessert. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and Relay for Life. Tickets are required. For details or to purchase tickets, call Jacob Starnes at (803) 287-4201.

Miss Lancaster, Miss Kershaw competitions

The Miss Lancaster, Miss Lancaster Teen, Miss Kershaw and Miss Kershaw Teen competitions are 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Tickets are $20 at the door. Prince and princess applications are available and applications to enter this year’s preliminary will be accepted until Feb. 19. For details, call (803) 416-3125 or e-mail fullmoontanning@windstream.net.

Friends of AJ Park meet Feb. 25

The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 in the meeting house at the park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, Lancaster.

Library Black History Month program Feb. 26

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will host “Stories by Josie” from 4-5 p.m. Feb. 26. The program will feature African folktales and slave stories in honor of Black History Month. For details, visit www.lanclib.org or call (803) 285-1502.

LSPCA gives away hay bales

Lancaster SPCA is giving away a free bale of straw for any Lancaster County resident with an outside dog or cat. Straw can be picked up at the Lancaster Animal Shelter, 118 Kennel Lane, or by e-mailing Lancspca@comporium.net. Only one bale will be given per home.

Vets Coffee Clubs meet

The Veterans Coffee Clubs meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday. The Lancaster group meets at 521 BBQ, 123 S. Main St., Lancaster, and the Indian Land group meets 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 on the Lancaster club, call (302) 897-6030. For details on the Indian Land club, call (803) 230-4856.

AARP Tax Aide

The AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide program provides tax return preparation help to low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those who are 50 and older. Services are offered 1-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays now through April 16 at the Lancaster County Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. For details, call Verma Blakney at (803) 285-9847.

Free tax return prep by VITA

Volunteers throughout Indian Land, Fort Mill and Lancaster are now offering free tax return preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

The United Way of Lancaster County’s VITA sites at the Del Webb Library and Lancaster Library are open through April 15. Call 211 or (866) 892-9211 to make an appointment.

Community garden seeks gardeners

The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking participants for the Lancaster County Community Garden near the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department on 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Garden sites will be free for participants to grow their own produce. Free seeds and plants will be provided. Applications are available at the United Way of Lancaster County office, 109 S. Wylie St., Lancaster. Deadline to sign-up is March 30.

For details or to volunteer, sponsor or donate to the garden, call (803) 283-8923 or e-mail garden@uwaylcsc.org.

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.


LCCA gallery exhibit now open

Lancaster County Council of the Arts will display more than 40 works from new gallery exhibit “Everything is a Sandcastle” by Walt Simpson now through Feb. 28 in the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. For details, visit lccarts.net or call (803) 285-7451.

USCL career fair

USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will hold a free career and information fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1 in the Bradley Building.

This will provide an opportunity for students to meet local businesses with full-time, part-time or internship positions. For details, call (803) 313-7590.

Magicmasters vs. Fatherhood Trailblazers

The Harlem Magicmasters will make their annual appearance at the Lancaster High School gym March 2 to face the Fatherhood Trailblazers at 7 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, will feature a special halftime show, which includes an autograph session, tricks, dunks and giveaways.

Advance tickets for students and seniors are $6 each. The advance price for the general public is $8.

The price at the gate for seniors and students is $8 and $10 for the general public.

For more details, call (803) 283-3444, or (803) 289-9042.

McDonald Green VFD barbecue

McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Department, 2787 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, will hold a barbecue and bake sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 3.

Dine-in or carryout plates and pounds are $8 and sandwiches are $3. Delivery is available for five plates or more. For details, call (803) 286-8808.

Post 31 meets March 5

American Legion Post 31, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster, will meet at 7 p.m. March 5, with dinner at 6 p.m.

Hillside class of ’69 meets

The Hillside High Class of 1969 will meet at 11 a.m. March 10 at  the Able Center, 803 E. Arch St., Lancaster. For details, call Marshall Benson at (803) 287-5949, Pat Marks at (803) 273-9415 or Vivian Dawkins at (803) 577-5708.

Jo Dee Messina performs March 10

Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series presents a performance by Jo Dee Messina at 8 p.m. March 10 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster.

Tickets are $47.25 each. For details or to buy tickets, visit www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts or call the box office at (803) 289-1486.

DAV to meet

The Disabled American Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. The next meeting is March 12. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

Kershaw American Legion

The Kershaw American Legion will meet at 6 p.m. every third Thursday of each month at Kershaw Bowling Alley, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw. For details, call Billy Craig at (803) 475-4069.


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 overnight.

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

Lions Club meets

The Lancaster Lions Club will meet at noon the first and third Thursday of each month at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

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

NAMI support groups meet

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) holds support group meetings on the first Thursday of 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.

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.

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 country and supports programs to aid veterans and communities. For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.

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.

Grace Bleachery reunion meetings

The Grace Bleachery reunion meeting is held 3-6 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 286-6291.

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 Council on Aging Building, 5353 Kershaw Camden Highway, 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.

Hospice seeking volunteers

Hospice of Lancaster is seeking volunteers to work with patients, provide administrative duties or help with events. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 288-2477 or (803) 286-1472.

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.

Reading Pals seeking volunteers

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking volunteers for its Reading Pals program. Volunteers are required to work one-on-one with a child at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for at least one hour each week.

To qualify, all volunteers must fill out an application on the Lancaster County School District’s website, www.lancastercsd.com, and must attend United Way’s Volunteer Orientation. For details, call (803) 283-8923 or e-mail exec.director@uwaylcsc.org.

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 Road, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 804-7769 or (803) 554-2846.

TOPS meets on Thursdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a nonprofit 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, Lancaster. 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.

Financial Bounce Back program

HOPE in Lancaster now offers the free Financial Bounce Back program for Lancaster County residents who are experiencing financial challenges and are either currently employed or have recently lost a job. The program offers financial counseling, food and nutrition counseling and job and career counseling. Some financial assistance is available. For details or to apply, call Christal Childers at (803) 288-5867 or e-mail cchilders@hopeinlancaster.org.

Grace Place now accepting applications

Grace Place of Lancaster, 212 E. Brooklyn Ave., is now accepting applications for it’s after school program for first through fourth graders. The program is free. For details, call (803) 804-3311.

Senior adult food program

HOPE in Lancaster now offers a senior adult food program to residents of Lancaster County who are 65 and older and would benefit from healthy food once a month. Qualified applicants will have a monthly appointment to receive free food.

Applications can be submitted in person 8:30-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at HOPE, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, and should include a S.C. picture ID, Social Security card, DSS form (if receiving SNAP) and proof of all income. For details, call (803) 286-4673.

NAMI seeking volunteers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Piedmont Tri-County of Lancaster County are seeking volunteers to facilitate family and recovery support groups and present presentations that include personal testimonies and symptoms to teens.

For details or to volunteer, call (803) 283-7437 or e-mail lsw220@hotmail.com.

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.

Girl Scouts seeking members

Girl Scouts are seeking new members and leaders for 2018. For details or to join, contact Beth Sims at esims@gssc-mm.org or call (803) 374-9994.

Sexual Assault support group meets monthly

The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at Clyburn Mangum Center, 106 N. York St., Lancaster. This is a closed group. For details or to register, call (803) 286-5232.

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.

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