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Week Ahead

Bristol’s for Joy festival canceled

The Bristol’s for Joy fall festival originally scheduled for Oct. 21 has been canceled.

Class of ’72 reunion

The Lancaster High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Lancaster Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road. For details, (803) 285-9668, (803) 762-8542 or (803) 285-7997.

Camp Creek Lodge Outdoor Degree Oct. 21

Camp Creek Lodge No. 317, 1864 Stinson Road, Lancaster, will host its seventh annual Outdoor Degree on Oct. 21, with supper served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 and attendees are asked to bring dues cards and a comfortable folding chair to take to the outdoor site.

Class of ’77 reunion Oct. 21

The Lancaster High School class of 1977 40-year reunion is from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Carole Ray Dowling Building of USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. The event will feature music and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with tea and soft drinks. Tickets are $35 per person. Checks should be made payable to LHS class of 1977 and mailed to LHS Class of 1977, Attn: Class Reunion, 1345 Kent Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Class of ’77 reunion

The Andrew Jackson High School class of 1977 will celebrate its 40th reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the former theater on Main Street in Kershaw. For details, call Kathy Auten Roberts at (803) 804-5977 or Bob Baxley at (703) 298-2216.

McManus and Jowers reunion

The McManus and Jowers family reunion is 1 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Union Baptist Church Family Life Center, 5003 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster. Attendees are asked to bring food and drinks. For details, call (803) 285-6489 or (803) 285-3235.

ILHS Bootastic Ghouls softball game Oct. 24

Indian Land High School, 8063 River Road, Indian Land, will hold the second annual Lady Warriors Bootastic Ghouls softball game at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Admission is $5. The event features softball, costumes, concessions, candy and more. All proceeds benefit the ILHS softball team.

Buford-Tradesville crime watch

The Buford-Tradesville area crime watch will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3734 Heyward Hough Road, Lancaster. The meeting is to review recent crime activities in the area.

Upcoming area blood drives

American Red Cross

- Oct. 26: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.

- Oct. 31: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Comporium, 969 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

Law Enforcement Public Forum

The Republican Party of Lancaster County will sponsor a Law Enforcement Public Forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Carole Ray Dowling Building of USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. Speakers include S.C. Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, Captain B.J. Albert with S.C. Highway Patrol, Lancaster City Police Chief Scott Grant, Michael Greene with SLED, Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese, Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman, S.C. House Speaker Pro Tempre Tommy Pope and Lancaster County GOP Chairman Sandy McGarry.

Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 11

Lancaster County’s Veteran’s Day Parade is noon Nov. 11 on Main St. in Lancaster. Those participating in the parade will meet at 11 a.m. in the courthouse parking lot on Dunlap St. Any groups interested in participating may sign-up online at www.mylancastersc.org or by picking up an entry form from the Veteran’s Affairs office. All entries must be submitted by Oct. 27.

Mickle-Hammond reunion meeting

The Mickle-Hammond reunion meeting is 5-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call (803) 320-0873.

LCCA Halloween Party Oct. 27

Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold a Night of the Living Arts Halloween Party from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The pay-what-you-can event features a 50/50 costume contest, door prizes, snacks and a cash bar. Donations of $5 or above are encouraged. All proceeds benefit LCCA programs.

IL Fall Festival set for Oct. 28

The Indian Land Fall Festival is from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Indian Land High and Middle School complex. The event features a car show, farm area, arts and crafts, local vendors, kids’ activities, a chili cook-off and more. Live music will be performed by Julie Roberts, The Hinson Girls, Jenni Lyn and more. For details, visit indianlandfallfest.com.

Honor Our Heroes Car Show

The Indian Land Rotary and Indian Land VFW will hold the Honor Our Heroes IV Car Show at 10 a.m. at 3000 Worldreach Drive, Indian Land. Registration is from 9-11 a.m., judging from 11 a.m.-noon and awards given at 3 p.m. Food and beverages may be purchased at the venue. Pre-registration fees are $20, and registration on the day of the show is $25. For details, call Norm Nedde at (408) 313-6176 or e-mail norm27jen@gmail.com.

SECO employee reunion

The SECO employee reunion is noon Oct. 28 at Jomars, 278 S.C. 9 Bypass East, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 246-5592.

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.


WDAV’s anniversary celebration, benefit reception

The Vivian Major Robinson Classical Music Concert Series and Lancaster County Council of the Arts will celebrate WDAV Classical Public Radio’s 40th anniversary celebration at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster. A string quartet of symphony members, led by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Calin Lupanu, will perform during the free event, followed by a benefit reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Craig house, 1859 Craig Farm Road. While the performance is free, attendees must still RSVP. The benefit reception is $50. For details, to RSVP or to purchase tickets, visit wdav.org.

White Oak Halloween carnival

White Oak Manor, 253 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, will hold a Halloween carnival from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30. The event features games, prizes, food and costume contests. Unlimited game bracelets are $5. All are welcome.

BOO! Fun Fest Oct. 31

The City of Lancaster will host the annual BOO! Fun Fest from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 outside of City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. The free event features candy, games, music, costume contests, pumpkin contests and more. Participants in the pumpkin carving contest can drop-off their pumpkins from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays Oct. 23-30. For details or if interested in hosting a game or activity, visit www.lancastercitysc.com.

Free Christmas gifts for children

Ellen Haggins will give away free Christmas gifts to children in the community at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at 327 Elm St., Lancaster. 

Tickets for free gifts must be picked up before Dec. 18. All parents must have a ticket to pick up gifts. Donations are being accepted for gifts. Donations include items such as baby dolls, games, footballs, basketballs, board games and trucks. 

For details, to purchase tickets or to donate, call (803) 577-3822.

STEM Club meets

The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., and Clemson University’s 4H program will host STEM Club meetings from 4-5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the library’s meeting room. The club is for grades 4-12. The next meeting is Nov. 1. For details, contact Eve Bowers at (803) 285-1502 or ebowers@lancastercountysc.net or contact Steve Hucks at (803) 283-3302 or chucks@clemson.edu.

Chicken bog fundraiser Nov. 3

Buffalo Baptist Church, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, will hold a chicken bog fundraiser and bake sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3. Plates are $8 and include chicken bog, green beans, bread and dessert. Dine-in plates include a drink, carryout does not. All proceeds benefit Paul Roberts medical expenses. Roberts was diagnosed with throat cancer and was badly burned earlier this year.

For details, or advance tickets, call Rhonda Bradley at (803) 427-2999, Emily Bass at (803) 288-3542, Becky Faulkenberry at (803) 320-0767 or Kenny Faulkenberry at (803) 320-4758.

Great Falls Riversweep

The Great Falls Home Town Association will hold the fall Great Falls Riversweep from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 4. Volunteers are needed to help clean-up the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir. Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or the Lancaster side of Stumpy Pond Landing. A site coordinator will distribute cleaning supplies, raffle tickets and direct volunteers and boat captains. Free Riversweep t-shirts will be given away at check-in on a first-come, first-serve basis, but volunteers are asked to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 482-2370 or e-mail gassociation@truvista.net.

Food will be served afterwards at 1 p.m. in the Great Falls War Memorial Building, 401 Dearborn St., Great Falls. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 482-2370 or e-mail gassociation@truvista.net.

Sun City Strong! Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The second annual Sun City Strong! Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease is 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the lodge in Sun City Carolina Lakes, with registration at 1 p.m. Registration for the 1.5 mile walk is $5. Music, refreshments, face painting, warm-up exercises and door prizes will be available before the race. Mailbox magnets my be purchased for $5. For details or to make a donation, visit act.alz.org/goto/SunCityStrong or call (803) 431-7641.

Class of ’67 to meet

The Hillside High Class of 1967 will meet from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call (803) 320-0873.

Book release set for Nov. 11

Chastain Studio Loft, 107 S. Main St., Lancaster, will host a book release honoring author Denesha Degraffenreid from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 11. Degraffenreid’s book “The Journey: A Relentless Effort to Spread Motivation to the World” will be available for purchase and may be signed.

Veterans Day Ball Nov. 11

The Veterans Day Ball is from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 11 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. There will be a guest speaker, dinner, the South Singers, music by Elite Entertainment and dancing. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 per person. To purchase a ticket, contact a member of American Legion Post 31, Marine Corps League Detach 1169, DAV Chapter 14, American Legion-IL Post 250 or VFW-IL Post 12136.

Videography Club meets Nov. 16

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 Nov. 16. For details, contact Eve Bowers at (803) 285-1502 or ebowers@lancastercountysc.net.

The Nutcracker Ballet Nov. 20

The Columbia City Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” is Nov. 20 in Lancaster High School’s auditorium, 617 Normandy Road. For details or to purchase tickets, visit www.lccarts.net or call (803) 285-7451.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Lion’s Club meets

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

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 a 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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