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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.
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.
Collective Goods books, gifts sale
Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a Collective Goods books and gifts sale from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22 on the mezzanine at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund and other projects.
Upcoming area blood drive
American Red Cross
- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23, Lancaster County Water & Sewer District, 1400 Pageland Highway, Lancaster.
- 2:30-7 p.m. March 28, Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1898 Flat Creek Road, Lancaster.
- 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 4, USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive.
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7, North Central High School, 3000 Lockhart Road, Kershaw.
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).
Sons of the American Revolution meet
The Indian Land chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet March 22 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Oak Room at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Lunch is from 1-2:30 p.m.
The agenda includes the African American Revolutionary Soldiers Honor Project and induction of new SAR members.
Members and their spouses, Daughters of the American Revolution and those interested in joining are welcome to attend. For details, contact John Marker at (704) 843-6930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply now for Community playhouse
Applications for the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s 2017-18 season are now available to all seasoned directors. Applications must be in by March 24. To apply, visit www.cognitoforms.com/SCThespians/CommunityPlayhouseOfLancasterCounty2017....
Laps for Lancers fundraiser
The Laps for Lancers fundraiser will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25 at USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. The fundraiser includes a 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run.
A pancake and sausage breakfast after the race is free to registered runners, or $5 per adult and $3 for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Educational Foundation of USC Lancaster. Tickets are available at www.racingtoes.com.
VFW Post 12136 to meet March 25
The Capt. John P. Monahan VFW Post 12136 will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 25 at Brew's Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. All are welcome. Veterans please bring a copy of your DD214. All current members are encouraged to attend. For details, contact James Taylor at (803) 493-4361 or email@example.com.
Fort Lawn Chinese auction
A Chinese auction will be held at noon March 25 in the Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St., Fort Lawn. Doors open at 10 a.m. Prizes include kitchen items, small appliances, jewelry, decorative items, artwork and more.
Hot dogs and drinks will be available. Tickets are $5 per sheet or five sheets for $20. Proceeds benefit the community center’s on-going projects. For details, call (803) 872-4491.
NAACP sponsors Chinese auction
The Lancaster branch of the NAACP will sponsor a Chinese auction at 1 p.m. March 25 at Barr Street/Hope on the Hill, 612 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Doors open at noon.
Tickets are $5 per pack, buy four packs and get one free, available at the door. Refreshments will be sold with tickets for a $50 gas card.
Proceeds benefit the Lancaster branch’s 2017 NAACP State Woman of the Year campaign. For details, call Robin Kirk at (803) 235-8758, Lula Mungo at (803) 235-0007 or Wayne Murray at (803) 416-7910.
Pageant, silent auction March 25
Relay for Life Team Dustin Carnes will host a womanless beauty pageant/silent auction March 25 at Jackson Shrine Club, 1449 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., silent auction bidding is 5:30-8:30 p.m. and the pageant is 6:30 p.m. There will also be a drawing and raffle for a Yeti Roadie 20. For tickets, call Kellie Mosley at (803) 287-2501 or Paula Carnes at (803) 287-2499.
2017 Moon Flute Quartet concert
The 2017 Moon Flute Quartet concert will be 2:30-3:45 p.m. March 26 in the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The show features Joyce and Rich Moon and their daughters, Erin Moon-Kelly and Ryan Moon, with special guest flutist Sarah Wolfe, the Mint Museum’s public programs assistant.
Arrangements of children’s songs, folk tunes, and traditional Western Art Music will be performed.
Admission and parking is free, however, donations will be accepted for the Lancaster County Council for the Arts. For details, contact Erin Moon-Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emk-music.com.
Hospital volunteer youth applications
Applications for the Junior Volunteer Summer Program at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, are available now through March 31 and may be picked up in the hospital lobby.
Lancaster County students ages 14-17 are eligible. For details, call Lori Johnson, Springs Memorial Hospital volunteer coordinator, at (803) 416-5459.
Class of ’67 50th reunion April 22
The Buford High School class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th reunion on April 22. All who wish to attend should contact Earl Hinson by March 31.
Metal sculpture workshop
Bob Doster will host a metal sculpture and bottle tree workshop from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1 at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St., Lancaster. It costs $100 per person to design, cut, weld and polish a sculpture. Wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. Bring a box lunch or eat at a downtown restaurant. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 285-9190 or e-mail email@example.com.
Volunteer now for battlefield cleanup
Local volunteers will team up with the Civil War Trust to clean up the Buford Massacre Battlefield in Lancaster at 9 a.m. March 30. The event is part of Park Day, a nationwide effort that includes more than 130 historic sites in 30 states.
Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates over 20 successful years. Activities include cleaning up debris and downed limbs, clearing brush and landscaping around the mass grave site and park.
Volunteers will receive T-shirts and drinks will be provided. To sign up, contact Ken Obriot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roses reunion set for April 1
The Roses department store reunion is 8:30 a.m. April 1 at Jomars Family Restaurant, 278 S.C. 9 Bypass East. For details, call (803) 273-9846.
Michael Anderson book signing
The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will host a book signing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 1. Michael Anderson, local author and founder of All For One Ministries will be at the library to speak with readers and sign copies of his newest book, “Deeper Woods.” For details, call (803) 285-1502.
Glenda Manus book signing
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will sponsor a book-signing event from 2:30-4 p.m. April 2 at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The event will feature Glenda Manus, Van Wyck native and author of the Southern Grace Series. It will celebrate the release of Manus’ newest novel, The Sweet Tea Quilting Bee, the fifth in the series.
‘Spring onto Main’ event
Modern Edge Boutique, 132 N. Hampton St., Kershaw, will host a “Spring onto Main” event from 4-8:30 p.m. April 3.
The event will include refreshments, giveaways, discounts and shopping with these participating businesses: Carolina Charm, Carolina Event Rentals, Creative Creations, Full Moon Tanning Boutique and Modern Edge Boutique.
Paws In the Panhandle meets
The monthly Paws In the Panhandle meeting is 6 to 7:45 p.m. April 3 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
Community forum April 3
Part two of the “Let’s Talk About It” community forum will be from 6-8 p.m. April 3 in the Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Topics to be discussed include race relationships, community and law enforcement concerns.
The forum is facilitated by Attorney Mitch Norrell and will include the participation of Sheriff Barry Faile, Chief Scott Grant, Gary Robinson and the full audience.
Upcoming area rabies clinics
- April 4 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster.
- April 6 at White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Ave, Lancaster.
- April 11 at USC Lancaster (beside Hubbard Hall), 476 Hubbard Drive.
- April 13 at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, Lancaster.
- April 18 at McDonald Green Elementary School, 2763 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster.
- April 20 at Heath Springs Elementary School, 158 Solar Road, Heath Springs.
- 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.
All 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.
United Way Day of Caring
United Way of Lancaster County will hold its Annual Day of Caring on April 7.
Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Projects include painting, cutting grass, washing windows, raking leaves, etc.
Volunteer work teams interested in participating should contact the United Way of Lancaster County office, 109 S. Wylie St., or visit its Facebook page for a current list of available projects. Groups helping to complete projects are only required to provide personal items and labor, but the individual that requested the project should supply all materials needed.
For details, contact Melanie Outlaw at (803) 283-8923.
Sign up now for 4-H garden project
Registration for the 2017 garden project is open to all S.C. youth ages five to 18. Youth will plant a small garden of at least 50 square feet that contains a minimum of four vegetables.
Cost for this project is $10. Registration will remain open until April 7. For details, call Steve Hucks at (803) 283-3302, extension 0, or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Seth’s Giving Tree clay shoot
Seth’s Giving Tree will hold a fundraising clay shoot April 7 at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays, 3390 Mountain Gap Road, Richburg. Proceeds benefit the Seth Muennich Scholarship Fund. To register go to www.SethsGivingTree.org or e-mail SethsGivingTree@gmail.com.
Annual Spring breakfast April 8
Camp Creek Lodge No. 317, 2366 Camp Creek Rd, Lancaster, will hold its Annual Spring breakfast from 6:30-10:30 a.m. April 8. Dine-in or take out plates for $6.
Easter egg bash on the farm
Horseplay Farm, 3684 Cimmeron Road, Lancaster, will hold an Easter egg hunt from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 8. Admission is $10 and includes lunch, egg hunt and bounce house.
Pictures with the Easter bunny will be $20, which includes one 8x10, two 5x7 and four 4x6 pictures. Ages 0-4 will hunt eggs at 10:30, ages 5-7 at 11:30, ages 8-10 at 12:30 and ages 11-13 at 1:30.
Free community Easter basket give-away
There will be a free community Easter basket give-away for ages 2-15 from 2-8 p.m. April 15 at 327 Elm St., Lancaster. The event will include activities, facepainting, games, bingo and raffle tickets will be given out to win other gifts. Drinks, hot dogs and chips will be provided. Everything is free to the public. For details, call Ellen Haggins at (803) 577-3822.
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 will be “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 21-22, 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 Coucil of Lancaster County, 201 W. Gay St. For details, call (803) 285-7451.
‘Singing in the Park’
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.
Spring Vivian Major Robinson concert
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.
Ladies Night Out Sunday Afternoon Tea
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold a Ladies Night Out Sunday Afternoon Tea fundraiser from 3-5:30 p.m. April 23 in the Bradley Arts & Sciences Building of USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. Signature cocktails, dainty sandwiches, desserts and tea will be served. The event will include silent auction items and raffle prizes, entertainment and much more. Tickets are $20 for LCCA members and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased online or in person and are available until April 14. For details about hosting a table of 8 for $200 and/or event sponsorships, call (803) 285-7451, visit www.lccarts.net or stop by the Springs House, 201 West Gay St., Lancaster. Proceeds benefit community art programs, children’s classes, gallery exhibits and local and regional artists.
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.
Summer Kids Fest May-July
Youth Innovations, LLC, Youth Development and Leadership Center has opened registration for Summer Kids Fest. The youth enrichment camp will run 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.
Sign language class
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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