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Exhibit reception

The exhibit reception for Beckee Garris’s “The Many Faces of Me: A journey of growth through education and culture” is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at the gallery inside the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s James A. Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive. The exhibit is open through July 2017 and highlights Garris’s work as a student, Catawba tribal member and as an artist during her tenure at USCL from 2007 to present.

Izzard reunion

The Izzard family reunion is Aug. 27-28 at the Leroy Springs Recreation Center in Kershaw. The activities will begin with a walk/run at 8 a.m. Aug. 27. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Sickle cell walk and family day

The Missionary Auxiliary of Mount Nebo Baptist Church will host the “Dr. James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Walk” on Aug. 27 at the Lancaster High School track, 617 Normandy Road.

Registration is 8:30 a.m. and costs $10, which includes a commemorative T-shirt. Attendance is not required.

The kick-off and balloon ceremony is 9 a.m. Performances and activities including gospel, Motown, mime, praise dance, poetry, children’s games and food vendors is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a health screening for sickle cell trait, diabetes and blood pressure.

Altheresa Goode Howard is walk ambassador. The theme is “Breaking the Sickle Cell Cycle through Education, Support and Love.”

All proceeds will benefit the James R. Clark Memorial Foundation. For details, visit www.jamesrclarksicklecell.org or call (803) 765-9916. To register, email Doris Ealey at dealey@comporium.net.

Carwash fundraiser

The ADA Step Out: Walk to Cure Diabetes team Laney’s Loves will hold a carwash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at Sno Biz of Lancaster, 1109 S.C. 9 Bypass West. Cars are $10 and trucks are $15. All proceeds will benefit the Laney’s Loves team and the cure for diabetes.

Horse show fundraiser

Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center, 2593 N. Rocky River Road, will hold its annual Horse Show Family Fun Day Fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Equestrians will demonstrate horsemanship skills, with other activities such as inflatables, face painting, games, raffle and food.

All proceeds will benefit the non-profit’s operating budget. Horse N Around offers equine therapy to special needs children in Lancaster, York, Chester, Union and Mecklenburg counties. Monetary donations are tax deductible. Raffle and food items, as well as volunteers are also needed. For details, email horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com or call (704) 309-3191.

Bridal showcase

“Best Day Ever” will host a bridal showcase from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive.

See the latest trends for bridal fashions, photographers, florists, caterers, deejays, bakers, hair stylists, makeup artists and travel agents. Future grooms are invited to enjoy free haircuts by professional barbers. WPEG Power 98 radio personality Vonyetta will attend. Attendees may also register for a Hawaiian getaway courtesy of Cruise Planners.

Advance tickets are $8 each online at www.bdeev.com. Tickets at the door are $10 each.

Arabian Nights fundraiser

“Best Day Ever” will host an Arabian Nights fundraiser honoring Lancaster Police Department Captain Dwayne Davis from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Aug. 27 at Lancaster County Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St.

Tickets are $25 each and include food, dancing and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit Lancaster County Community Center. To purchase tickets, call LaShawn Green at (443) 306-6548, Charmain Stradford at (803) 287-5518 or Shontae Ray at (704) 606-6501.

Pageant contestants sought

Pageant contestants ages 5-18 are needed for the Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Jabberwock 2017 pageant, “Motown – Dancing With Heart & Soul.” An orientation/interest meeting is 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Life Development Center, 318 Elm Street. For details, call Tammy Wheeler at (803) 313-2278.

First responders to perform ‘A Camp Show’

Lancaster County Emergency Services and the University of South Carolina Lancaster will present “A Camp Show,” a variety and comedy program to honor and support our military, at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive.
The show is performed by the “Always Ready Emergency Troupe” who are members of Lancaster County EMS, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster County Fire and Rescue, Lancaster City Fire Department and the Lancaster City Police Department.
Tickets are $10 in advance. Proceeds benefit the United Service Organization (USO). For details, call Sherri Brady at (803) 416-9910 or Janie Demby at (803) 416-9912.



Art competition

The Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition is open to any resident of Lancaster County high school age or older. Paintings may be delivered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St.  Cash prizes are awarded to 9 winners, including the People’s Choice Award.

The community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October. The opening reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18.

The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and sponsored by the Hagins Family, LCCA and the Lancaster County Art League.

For details and competition guidelines, call the LCCA office at (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lccarts.net.

TOPS open house

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter No. 0181 will have an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at Canaan Freewill Baptist Church, 1527 Kershaw Camden Highway. There will be games, food and a program. All ages are welcome. For details, call Lisa Newton at (803) 246-2295.

Hillside class of ’69 meeting

The Hillside High School class of 1969 quarterly meeting is 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Able Center, 803 E. Arch St. For details, call Pat Mose Marks at (803) 273-9415, Marshall Benson at (803) 287-5949 or Vivian A. Dawkins at (803) 287-7563.

Block party

Erwin Block Party is 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at 937 Grace Avenue featuring the Hamilton Loomis Band. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and may bring small coolers. Gooches  Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department will have food for sale. A $5 donation per person is appreciated.

Blood drive

Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1989 Flat Creek Road, will hold a blood drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Call (803) 283-4676 Monday through Thursday to set an appointment.

Free barbecue, music event

Nutramax Laboratories is sponsoring free barbecue at 5 p.m. and a free concert from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Historic Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St. The concert will feature jazz saxophonist Reggie Codrington with special Christian musical guests Wayne Tate and the gospel choir from Rock Hill Baptist Church in Heath Springs.

Nutcracker auditions

Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions Sept. 9 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, for performances of Nutcracker. There is a $10 audition fee.

Audition times are 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for ages 4-6, 5:15 to 6 p.m. for ages 7-10 and 6 to 6:45 p.m. for ages 11 and up. Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over two years. Ladies should wear a black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a slick bun, with lip and cheek color with light eye shadow. Gentlemen should wear a white leotard or plain white T-shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes.

The Columbia City Ballet will perform the Nutcracker at Lancaster High School at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. For details, call (803) 799-7605 or email jcobb@columbiacityballet.com.

Fiddle ’n Pig Shindig

The 11th annual Fiddle ’n Pig Shindig is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Anne Springs Close Greenway’s Comporium Amphitheater, 291 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. The festival brings together some of the Carolinas’ best bluegrass acts and regional barbecue purveyors and other food trucks.

The musical line-up includes Underhill Rose, The Hinson Girls, Southern Express, Deeper Shade of Blue and ClayBank.

The Palmetto Biergarten and Grand Tasting is new this year. The Grand Tasting is from 2 to 6 p.m. and features 45 craft beers from 15 participating breweries. The Biergarten and tasting is limited to 500 tickets. Pricing is $30 in advance or $40 the day of the event. Music-only tickets are $10 and ages 14 and under are free.

You must be 21 or older to enter the Biergarten area. The event is rain or shine. Dogs on six-foot leashes are welcome. To purchase Biergarten tickets, visit ASCGreenway.org or text GreenwayTix to 41444. For details, call (803) 547-4575.

Dressed to KARE

The fourth annual Dressed to KARE fashion show luncheon and fundraiser is noon Sept. 10 at First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw. Call (803) 475-4173 to sponsor a table.

McNaughton/Hearon reunion

The McNaughton/Hearon family reunion is Sept. 10 at the Kershaw Recreation Center, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw. Doors open at 11 a.m. and dinner is served at 1 p.m., followed by a business meeting and fellowship. Bring food and drink (ice and paper goods are provided). For details, call Carol McNaughton at (803) 834-5554 or Terry McManus at (803) 246-1497.

Estridge reunion

The Christopher Estridge reunion is 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Midway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 7760 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw. Paper products and ice are provided. For details, call (803) 475-2596 or (803) 475-2593.

Free basic English classes

Free basic English classes will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 with a bilingual teacher at The Connection, 1305 Mcilwain Road. Classes will continue through April 28. For details, call Laura at (803) 287-5524 or Shanda at (803) 235-5789.

Art workshop

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 at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St. 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.

The Rich Hill Fall Festival is Sept. 17 at the Rich Hill Community Center, 2891 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs. Features and events include a truck and tractor pull show, lawnmower pull show, pumpkin patch, hayrides, inflatables and food and other vendors. Admission is $10. Gates open at 10 a.m., lawnmowers start at noon, and truck and tractors at 5 p.m. The event is family friendly, no alcohol. For details, call Damon Mungo at (803) 288-2889 or visit www.richhillcommunitycenter.webs.com.

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.

Lancaster Performing Arts tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2016-17 Lancaster Performing Arts Series are now on sale. The lineup is as follows:

- Sept. 17 – Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws

- Nov. 4 – Del McCoury Band

- Dec. 2 – Kansas

- Jan. 20 – Henry Cho

- Feb. 11 – Kelly Pickler

- March 11 – The Manhattans

All concerts will be held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive. For details or to purchase tickets, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or call (803) 289-1486.

Box City fundraiser

This year’s Cardboard Box City fundraiser presented by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH) is 4:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 24-25 at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. This event helps raise awareness and money to help stop homelessness.

Each participant is asked to pay at least $10 in rent for the night to help raise funds. Prizes will be awarded, including for the individual and group collecting the most “rent” money. For more information or to register, visit http://uwaylcsc.org/ and click on the Box City Logo or visit LACH on Facebook for a link to the registration materials.

Grace Bleachery Reunion

The Grace Bleachery Reunion is 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. Planning is in the 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.

Edgewater Rally for the Cure

The fifth annual Edgewater Golf Club Rally for the Cure begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd. Those interested in being a vendor may contact Bobbi Ann Helgeson at (803) 627-8783. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen breast cancer research and treatments.

Red Rose Film Festival

Lancaster Performing Arts “See Lancaster Live” series will hold the Red Rose Film Festival at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive.

Filmmakers of all ages are encouraged to submit entries by Oct. 18.

All scenes must be filmed in Lancaster County and incorporate at least one red rose. Family-friendly films in DVD format must be no longer than 10 minutes, and a $15 application fee should be included with submission. Applications are available at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St.

Ten films will be chosen to be shown at the film festival, and winners will be announced for first, second and third place and people’s choice.

Tickets to the festival are $5 each and may be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts.aspx. A full list of rules may also be found at the site. For details, contact April Joplin at (803) 285-1145 or p.arts@lancastercitysc.com.

Monster Dash

The United Way’s Monster Dash trail run is Oct. 22 at Riverside Rodeo Arena, 1504 Cedar Pines Lake Road. There will be monsters and obstacles on three miles of off-road terrain and a costume contest.

Early bird signup is $25 from Aug. 1-Sept. 30. Regular signup is $35 from Oct. 1 to race day. Participation on the trail as a monster, zombie or ghoul is $15. There is a free T-shirt to the first 50 registrants.

For details, visit www.uwaylcsc.org or call (803) 283- 8923. Registration and waiver forms are available online.

Day of the Dead festivities

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will have its Day of the Dead Tequila, Taco Fest and Fun Walk at 4 p.m. Nov. 5. Check-in for the walk begins at 3 p.m. at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St.

Early bird registration is $15 and is open now until Oct. 28. Walk registration also includes entry to the after party, which begins at 6 p.m. and includes a margarita cash bar, chips and salsa and taco vendor.

Pre-register online at www.lccarts.net, or stop by the Springs House. This is a “Night of the Living Arts” fundraising event.

Artisans Market seeks participants

Artisans are invited to apply for the Artisans Holiday Market through Oct. 31. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 indoors at Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St. Artist fees begin at $75. For artist applications or information on the Artisans Holiday Market, visit www.facebook.com/avantgardeartist, email cmstevens@comporium.net or call (803) 287-7853.

Halloween storytelling, demonstrations

The Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., invites guests between 4 and 8 p.m. Oct. 31 to see pottery demonstrations by Keith Brown and hear Catawba storytelling by Beckee Garris.

B&B Craft Show seeks vendors

The 36th annual B&B Craft Show, which is Nov. 26, is seeking vendors. Those interested may call Becky Lowery at (803) 287-2667. Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church is sponsoring the show.

Arts and crafts winter sale

Catawba pottery, jewelry, baskets and other works handmade by Native American artists and craftspeople will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St. Visitors may also tour the exhibits and see demonstrations by Catawba pottery artist in resident Keith Brown.


TOPS meets on Thursdays

- Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter No. 0314 meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Springdell Baptist Church, 1420 Springdell Church Road. For details, call Mary Rouse at (803) 285-0590.

- TOPS Chapter No. 0181 meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Canaan Freewill Baptist Church, 1525 Kershaw Camden Highway. For details, call Lisa Newton at (803) 246-2295.

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. 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 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., 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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