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Week Ahead

Birthday tea

Sons of Liberty Lodge No. 148 and Daughters of Liberty Chapter No. 149 birthday tea fellowship fundraiser is 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at Heath Springs United Citizen Community Center, 672 Hart St. Tickets are available for a donation of $10. For details, call (803) 235-5388, (803) 427-5206 or (803) 273-9638.

Gala fundraiser

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA) will sponsor its 19th annual gala fundraiser “Art & Soul at the Bootleggers Ball” at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts & Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive.

There will be silent and live auctions, prize drawings, music, dancing, performances, food and specialty beverages.

Tickets are $80 and can be purchased at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., by calling the LCCA at (803) 285-7451 or visiting arts.takepart@gmail.com.

Proceeds will benefit community arts programs, children’s classes, gallery exhibits and local and regional artists.

Clinton Ave./Market St. Committee meets

The Clinton Ave./Market St. Committee meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St.

If interested, come to the meeting or call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 804-2524.

Fire department fundraiser

The Shiloh Zion Volunteer Fire Department and ladies auxiliary annual chicken barbecue and bake sale is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Shiloh ARP Church’s family life center. Carry out only.

Tickets are $8 per plate and are available from any of the firefighters or at the door while quantities last. For details, call (803) 320-1368.

Candy sale

Miss South Carolina Sweetheart will sell candy and take donations for Levine’s Children’s Hospital from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at Elmo’s Family Restaurant, 4471 Pageland Highway (Buford Crossroads).

Summer reading video challenge

The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., invites all teens grades six through 12 to direct, edit, film, star in and write a video for the State and National Teen Summer Reading Video Challenge.

If interested, come to the meeting room at the library at the following times:

- 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 7 and Feb. 28

- 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 and 27

Parental consent is required to enter. Special instructions are needed for library entrance on Sunday filming dates. For details, call (803) 285-1502 or email ebowers@lancastercountysc.net.

Habitat home dedication

Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County invites the public to the dedication of its 15th habitat home and welcoming of the Shawnta Lang family at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at 1123 Ten Oaks Drive. Light refreshments and a home tour will follow the ceremony.

Look Good...Feel Better is Feb. 8

Look Good...Feel Better, an American Cancer Society support program and workshop for women diagnosed with, or being treated for cancer, is 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Marion Sims Theater inside Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St.

Done in a small setting, Look Good...Feel Better is a two-hour, hands-on program by trained cosmetologists that includes skin care/makeup application tips, along with options for dealing with hair loss and nail care that are the side effects of cancer treatment drugs. The workshop is free. To register, call (803) 283-8494 or (803) 283-9474.

In Love With Downtown L.A.

Shoppers are invited to experience “In Love With Downtown L.A.” from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Select businesses in Lancaster’s Cultural Arts District will offer “Sweetheart Specials,” special discounts for Valentine’s Day shopping, as well as artist demonstrations and opportunities to enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Participating businesses will extend normal operating hours for the evening. “Rosie,” the Red Rose City’s mascot, will be making her way from shop to shop with plenty of photo opportunities and surprises for shoppers.

NAACP meeting

The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP is sponsoring Town Hall Meeting VII: Meet the Mayoral Candidates at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Barr St. Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St. For details, call (803) 285-6308.

Class of ’58 lunch

Lancaster High School class of ’58 will meet for lunch at noon Feb. 11 at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 5724 Lancaster Highway, Fort Lawn. If interested, call (803) 285-1020 and leave your name for a count. 

Free, public reception for artist

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host a free, public reception for visual artist Margaret Rossetti from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the historic Springs House Galleries, 201 W. Gay St. It will showcase more than 25 of her paintings from her travels. The gallery will be on display until Feb. 29. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lccarts.net.

Grief support group meetings

Hospice of Lancaster will sponsor a journey toward healing six-week grief support group from 1 to 2 p.m. each Tuesday afternoon through Feb. 16 at Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St.

The support group provides tools and directions to assist the journey of grieving. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling (803) 286-1472.


Blood drive Feb. 12

McLean Funeral Directors - Mahaffey Chapel, 201 N. Catawba St., will host a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Refreshments will be served. To make a reservation, call (803) 283-3344.

Moose Lodge dinner and dance

The Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Moose Shrine Road, will have its Valentine dinner from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 13. The dinner is steak or chicken, music is by Troublemaker and the cost is $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit Moose Heart and Moose Haven. Please RSVP before Feb. 12. For details, call (803) 283-3978.

Valentine benefit concert

The Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., will host the 30th Vivian Major Robinson concert, “Chopin Meets the Beatles, Songs of Love, Loss and Longing,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12.

It will feature entertainer and concert pianist Pamela Howland. A champagne reception will follow, with an opportunity to meet and chat with Howland.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple, and can be purchased at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St. Proceeds will go to help restore the cultural arts center.

For details, call the LCCA at (803) 285-7451 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VMRConcerts.

Springs Leroy Plant reunion

A reunion for all former Springs Leroy Plant employees is being planned. There will be a meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at North Elementary School, 1100 Rodney Drive, to plan the reunion. If you are interested in helping plan this reunion, call (803) 872-4353 or (803) 804-0652.

Piano recital

Dr. Eunjung Choi, assistant professor of piano and keyboard studies at Claflin University, will perform a solo piano recital at Christ Episcopal Church, 534 Plantation Road, at 3 p.m. Feb. 14. The works will include compositions by Mozart, Granados, Schumann and Deimer. For details, call (803) 286-5224.

Agape Hospice drop-in is Feb. 17

Agape Hospice, 404 W. Meeting St., will have a volunteer drop-in from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 17. There will be light refreshments and Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be there to greet and answer questions about volunteering. For details, call (803) 517-2021 or email kaylee@agapesenior.com.

Free screenings at Springs Memorial

Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., will provide free screenings from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 18 while supplies last in the lobby.

Screenings will include cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, cardiac education, BMI and a health assessment.

If risk factors indicate additional screenings are needed, several tests will be provided at a very reduced fee. Carolina Heart Specialists will also be part of this event. For details, visit www.theheart2heartfoundation.org.

Health empowerment expo

South Carolina Zetas will sponsor a free health empowerment expo for the Lancaster community at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the City of Lancaster Public Works and Training Building, 916 15th St.

Participants will receive information on prenatal care, healthy aging and information for caregivers for disabled and aging adults. For details, call (803) 289-8614 or email arnethaperkins@peoplepc.com.

Diabetic shoe clinic

The Prime Time for Seniors will host a diabetic shoe clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the Lancaster Senior Center, 309 Plantation Road. Diabetics on Medicare are encouraged to attend.

There will be a certified shoe fitter available with a wide selection of women’s and men’s shoe samples. Please bring your Medicare card, doctor’s name and address. For details, call (803) 804-0275.

Fundraiser game

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project is having a fundraiser basketball game between Harlem Magic Masters and Fatherhood Trailblazers at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Lancaster High School gymnasium, 617 Normandy Road. Advance tickets for students and seniors are $6, advance tickets for the general public are $8, tickets at the gate for students are $8 and tickets at the gate for the general public are $10. For details, call (803) 283-3444 or (803) 289-9042.

Class of ’69 quarterly meeting

The Hillside High School class of ’69 will have its quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. March 5 at Captain’s Galley, 1305 Highway 9 Bypass W. For details, call (803) 273-9415, (803) 287-5949 or (803) 287-7563.

Red Rose Festival

See Lancaster SC is seeking artists and craftsmen, commercial and food vendors, local musicians and volunteers for the seventh annual Red Rose Festival.

The festival is 6 to 10 p.m. May 20 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 21 in downtown Lancaster.

Those interested in being a vendor may apply online at www.lancastercitysc.com, email events@lancastercitysc.com or call (803) 289-1498 through April 18. Space is limited, so apply early.

Class of ’66 50th reunion

Lancaster High School class of ’66 will have its 50th reunion at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Moose Lodge Ballroom, 200 Moose Shrine Road. Brunch will be that morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Edward Scott House, 200 Elm St. For details, call (803) 285-1820.


Clinton Ave./Market St. Committee meets

The Clinton Ave./Market St. 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, emailkayakcatawba@yahoo.com. 

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.

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.

Genealogical Society meetings

The Old Camden District Genealogical Society meeting is 1 to 3 p.m. at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., on Jan. 30, Feb. 27, June 25 and Sept. 24.

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.

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 or (843) 672-7489.

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 group

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 will provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. For details, call Julie Trott at (803) 432-1195 or (800) 675-4368.

Lions Club meetings

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 Ed offers free classes

The Lancaster Adult Education program, 610 E. Meeting St., offers free classes. Registration is at 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes include basic skills in math and reading, career readiness (WorkKeys), English as a second language, GED preparation, high school diploma and employability skills. 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 meeting

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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