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Week Ahead

4-H Healthy Lifestyles Club

The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Club meeting is 4 to 5 p.m. each Thursday for six weeks starting Oct. 27 at the Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St., Fort Lawn. 

The club is for youth in grades 4-12. Participants will learn about healthy eating, cooking and have a cook-off. The cost is $15. To register, call Steve Hucks, Lancaster County 4-H, at (803) 283-3302, extension 0.

Night of the Living Arts

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.

Moose Lodge Halloween Party

The Lancaster Moose Lodge Halloween Party featuring Mike Faulkenberry & The Whiskey Prophets is 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 29. The cost is $20 per person, with a cash bar. Best costume winners for first, second and third place will be awarded with cash prizes ($300 first place, $150 second place and $50 third place). Non-members are invited. Profits will support charities. For tickets, call (803) 283-3978.

Boo Fun Fest at City Hall

See Lancaster SC’s Boo Fun Fest is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. 

There will be a costume contest with multiple categories, games, rides, candy and music. There will also be a dog costume contest, “Smoke House,” “Glass House,” and traditional Halloween fun such as trick-or-treating and a pumpkin painting and carving contest. For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or contact Joe Timmons at events@lancastercitysc.com or (803) 289-1498.

The University of South Carolina Lancaster Rotaract Club in partnership with the Lancaster County Library will give books instead of candy to children at the Boo Fun Fest. Donations of new or gently used books for children under age 13 can be dropped off at Hubbard Hall Room 132 or given to any USCL Rotaract member through Oct. 28.

Community march for peace

The community is invited to a march of peace at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at Southside Early Childhood Center, 500 Hampton Road. In light of murders and shootings, this is a time for prayer, unity and change. For details, call Apostle Wayne Murray at (803) 416-7910.

Nature & Art Day at Stevens Park

Nature & Art Day at Stevens Park, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw, is 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. It will begin with an opening ceremony with music and tree planting at 10:30 a.m., and Rudy Mancke tours are from 1 to 3 p.m.

There will be arts and crafts for children, environmental and nature classes for adults and children, archery instruction, scavenger hunts, fitness hikes, volleyball, bowling and skateboarding clinics and displays throughout the park all day. There will be food and drinks available with a donation. Halloween candy will be handed out to children in costumes. Nature & Art Day is sponsored by the Town of Kershaw and the KCPC.

Hoedown barn dance Oct. 29

Tribute Homes and Tribute Connect presents Fall Hoedown Barn Dance and Festivities on Oct. 29 at the Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd. The Low Down South Band will play country and light rock music.

The cart barn doors open at 6 p.m., and line dancing lessons last until 7 p.m., when the band will begin. 

Tickets are $10 and include a barbecue sandwich, beans, slaw and tea. Proceeds will go towards children’s holiday fun including roller skating, bowling, movies and a visit from Santa.

The deadline for reservations is Oct. 24. For details or to make a reservation, contact Bobbi Ann Helgeson at (803) 627-8783 or bhelgeson@truehomesusa.com.

Children’s Home Haunted Trail

The Lancaster Children’s Home Haunted Trail is 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31. Admission is $8 per person. Groups of five or more will receive $1 off admission cost. For details, call (803) 285-5277.

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 University of South Carolina Lancaster 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.

Leaf and limb pick-up Oct. 31

The Town of Kershaw will begin picking up leaves on Oct. 31 and continue on Mondays and Fridays. Leaves should not be in bags and must be free of any debris like limbs. Leaves should be placed between curbs and sidewalks, not around mailboxes, under trees or on the road.

Limb pick-up is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pick-up should consist of small limbs and debris only. The Town of Kershaw will not pick-up large limbs, tree trunks, construction waste or building material debris. Small limbs and debris should be placed near the side of the road, and not under power lines or trees. Appliances, electronics, mattresses or other extremely large debris must be disposed of by the resident using the county recycling centers.


Performing arts tickets on sale

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

- 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.

Seven Deadly Sins of Landscaping

The Seven Deadly Sins of Landscaping will be the next First Friday in the Garden at 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the program.

First Friday presentations are a free, public service of Clemson Extension Service; the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department; and the Master Gardeners of York County.

Volunteers needed for island pickup

Volunteers are needed for the Pickett Island Pickup on Nov. 5. Volunteers will help clean the island after years of abuse and trash. 

The event is also in need of boats and boat captains to carry people out to the island and bring the trash back to the Debutary Boat Landing site south of Pickett Island. Boat captains must be 21 or older. Boat captains under 25 years old must have passed a state approved boater safety course. Kayakers are also welcome to meet and paddle out to the island to pick up trash.

Boat captains and volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing at 9 a.m. Nov. 5. Kayakers will meet at the Stumpy Pond Landing (on the east side of Stumpy Pond, in Lancaster County) at 9 a.m. Trash pickup ends at noon.

All cleaning supplies, maps and direction will be provided at the meeting sites. Boat captains are asked to have life jackets available on boats for volunteers. 

Mike Vaughn, board member with the Great Falls Home Town Association, is organizing the event with the support of GFHTA and other sponsors. For details, contact him at mikeevaughn@yahoo.com or call (803) 899-2206 or (803) 482-2670.

4-H poultry sale set for Nov. 5

The 4-H poultry sale is 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at The Market Building in Chester. 5-month old laying hens from the Midlands Region 4-H Poultry Project will be auctioned in groups of three or five. Breeds include golden comet, buff orpington and barred rock. Buyers should arrive by 9:30 a.m. to obtain a bid number. For details, call Steve Hucks at (803) 283-3302, extension 0.

Thanksgiving food drive Nov. 5

The Harris Family Outreach Thanksgiving Food Drive is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the United Citizens Community Center (formerly Heath Springs Community Center), 672 Hart St., Heath Springs.

The free food drive is open to anyone. For details, call Ann McIlwain at (803) 228-2752 or Anita Harris at (803) 981-2497.

Boy Scout stew, craft and bake sale

Boy Scout Troop 275 will hold its annual Brunswick stew and craft/bake sale on Nov. 5 at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land.

The bake sale is 9 a.m. to noon. Stew will be served from 11 a.m. until it’s gone. Dine-in prices are $8 for all you can eat stew and hushpuppies; $4 for children 12 years and under. Carry-out prices are $8 per quart, $14 per half-gallon, $26 per gallon. For details, call Joe LaFollette at (704) 449 2333.

Veterans Day parade, program

The 2016 Veterans Day parade and program is Nov. 5. Line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse parking lot on Dunlap Street. The program is 10:30 a.m. in front of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. The parade begins at noon, leaving from Dunlap Street onto Main Street, and ending on Elm Street.

Participants may drive their own vehicle, ride a float or just come out and watch from the sidewalk. Sign-up is available online at www.mylancastersc.org, or at the Veterans Affairs Office, 1033 W. Meeting St. For details, call the Lancaster County Veterans Office (803) 283-2469 or email VAOffice@lancastercountysc.net.

Mungo, Horton family reunion

The Robert Evander Mungo and Isabell Horton annual family reunion is 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1898 Flat Creek Road. Bring covered dishes including drink, bread and dessert. For details, call (803) 287-5863. 

Elgin VFD barbecue sale

Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, 114 Tram Road, will have a barbecue sale from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 11 and at 9 a.m. Nov. 12. Plates are $8, sandwiches are $3 and a pound is $7. Eat in or take out. For delivery of 10 plates of more, call (803) 286-4489.

Veterans Day program Nov. 11

Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Nov 11 at the Buford Massacre Battlefield on Rocky River Road. The public is invited. The Buford High School JROTC and the choir will participate in the ceremony. For details, call (803) 548-7871.

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.

Doster art workshops

Bob Doster will hold metal sculpture and bottle tree workshops from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Look Good...Feel Better is Nov. 14

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. Nov. 14, 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.  

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ auditions

Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” are 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14-15 at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. 

They are looking for three to four women, seven men and one boy. Please come prepared for a cold read.

Red Rose Film Festival Nov. 18

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.

Ten films will be shown, 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. For details, contact April Joplin at (803) 285-1145 or p.arts@lancastercitysc.com.

Nutcracker performance

The Columbia City Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Lancaster High School, 617 Normandy Road. For details, call (803) 799-7605 or email jcobb@columbiacityballet.com.

50-plus Club dance is Nov. 25

The 50-Plus Club will hold its annual fall dance at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 at the American Legion, 823 S. Main St. Proceeds will benefit charities. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 416-2171.

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.

Reid Connectors shopping trip

The Reid Connectors will travel to Asheville, N.C., for a day of shopping and fellowship at the Asheville and Dillard’s outlets on Nov. 19. For details, call Betty Reid at (803) 286-5338 or (803) 416-7926.

Block party seeks musicians, vendors, artisans

The Winter Block Party, a featured event of Christmas in the City, is seeking musicians, food and business vendors and artisans to participate in the free Dec. 3 event in the Cultural Arts District. The theme this year is “Ugly Christmas Sweater.”

Vendor and artisans fee is $25 per space. Applications are available online at www.lancastercitysc.com, by contacting April Joplin at ajoplin@lancastercitysc.com or (803) April Joplin at (803) 289-1494.

Musicians interested in playing onstage should email p.arts@lancastercitysc.com and include website addresses, music samples and/or demos.

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.

Van Wyck Christmas Parade

The eighth annual Van Wyck Christmas Parade and Candy Toss is noon Dec. 10 at the intersection of Steele Hill Road and Old Hickory Road. Santa will arrive at the community center building for photographs after the parade. Bring your own camera. Van Wyck Express train rides and Wilbur’s Last Ride Barbecue will also be available at the community center after the parade. Participation applications are available at the Van Wyck Post Office, 5222 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, or from Pat Oglesby. Contact Oglesby at (803) 517-0775 or poglesby@comporium.net.

Free gifts to children

Ellen Haggins will give free gifts to children from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs. For details, call (803) 577-3822.

MLK parade, ceremony

The annual “I Have a Dream” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade and ceremony is 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 2017, in the Cultural Arts District.

Musicians interested in participating in the event should email p.arts@lancastercitysc.com and include website addresses, music samples and/or demos.

For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or contact Joe Timmons at jtimmons@lancastercitysc.com or (803) 289-1498.

Red Rose Festival, Finally Friday seeks musicians

See Lancaster SC is seeking musicians interested in participating in the annual Red Rose Festival on May 19-20 in the Cultural Arts District, as well as the Finally Friday free concert series held on the final Fridays of June through September.

Those interested should email p.arts@lancastercitysc.com and include website addresses, music samples and/or demos. For details, For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or contact Joe Timmons at jtimmons@lancastercitysc.com or (803) 289-1498.


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 to 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 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 meet

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.

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.

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.


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