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Week Ahead

Barbecue, bake sale Jan. 21

Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, 4455 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, will sell barbecue pork and chicken and baked goods beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 21. Plates are $8, sandwiches are $3.50 and barbecue by the pound is $8. Plates include pork or chicken barbecue, slaw, beans and a roll. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more plates. For details, call (803) 285-4281.

Upcoming area blood drives

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

- Sunday, Jan. 22 – Steele Hill AME Zion Church, 6021 Charlotte Highway, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

- Thursday, Feb. 2 – Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For details or to make an appointment, call (404) 408-4075 or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

American Red Cross

- Thursday, Feb. 9 – McDonald Green Elementary, 2763 Lynwood Drive, 1 to 5:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Pleasant Hill United Methodist, 238 Fort Mill Highway, 3 to 7 p.m.

- Wednesday, Feb. 15 – McLean Funeral Home, 201 N. Catawba St., 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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).

LHS reunion meeting Jan. 22

Lancaster High School class of 1972 will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., to plan for its upcoming 45th reunion. For details, call (803) 285-7997 or (803) 285-9668.

Farmer workshop set for Jan. 24

The Catawba Farm and Food Coalition, in partnership with Clemson University, will present “Are you Wholesale Ready?” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Market Building, 116 Columbia St., Chester. 

Topics include product selection, packaging and pricing. Instructors include Emily Joyce of the S.C. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Dave Lamie of Clemson University Extension Agribusiness.

The price is $20 and includes lunch. Register by Jan. 20 online at www.catawbafarmandfood.org/workshops or call (803) 385-6181.

Crime watch meeting Jan. 24

The January Buford-Tradesville area crime watch meeting is 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3734 Heyward Hough Road. The meeting will include a review of recent crime activities in the area and Deputy Murphy will speak on the subject of “kids playing a choking game.”

Sons of the American Revolution meets

The Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter meeting is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at Hickory Tavern (The Oak Room), 8364 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Lunch is 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Members and those interested in joining should attend. The group will assist if you are unsure about patriot lineage. For details, contact John Marker at (704) 843-6930 or jmarker@carolina.rr.com.

Artist reception, gallery talk

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host a free public artist reception and gallery talk for Dianne Mahaffee and Frances Story from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Springs House Galleries, 201 W. Gay St. 

The paired exhibit features more than 60 works inspired by the artists’ 2016 trip to Costa Rica. Artwork will be on display through Feb. 24. The galleries are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For details, visit www.lccarts.net or call (803) 285-7451.

Shriner’s Children’s Hospital benefit

The Lancaster County Coon Club will hold a benefit for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Rich Hill Community Center, 2891 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs. Events include breakfast, a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (space is available for $5), barbecue plate lunch beginning at noon, treeing contest at 1 p.m., bluegrass music from 2 to 4 p.m. and an auction/raffle at 4 p.m.

Hunter education class Jan. 28

A hunter education class taught by S.C. Department of Natural Resources law enforcement is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road. The class is free and lunch is provided. Sign up online at www.register-ed.com/events/view/94810. For details, call Amanda Roberts at (803) 286-4455, extension 100.

VFW Post 12136 to meet Jan. 28

Indian Land Capt. John P. Monahan VFW Post 12136 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Brew’s Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. New members and guests should arrive at 9 a.m. and bring a copy of their DD-214. All members and officers are encouraged to attend. For details, contact James Taylor at (803) 493-4361 or jstaylor43@yahoo.com.

Free youth empowerment seminar Jan. 28

The S&M Foundation will hold a free youth empowerment seminar for middle and high school students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at Adult Education, 610 E. Meeting St. Keynote speaker is the Rev. Leon Wright. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Activities include six mini-sessions, a party with DJ Wild Style and prize giveaways. 

Adult activities include a mobile mammogram unit, free blood pressure checks, blood drive, fire department simulator and “Street Talk,” a parent’s guide to how children communicate through social media. For details, call Porsha Mungo at (803) 235-6541 or Lula Mungo at (803) 235-0007.

Chicken and rice fundraiser

Flat Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 7563 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw, will hold a chicken and rice fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 28. Plates are $7, eat in or carry out.


Lancaster Pride Clean Up resumes


Lancaster Pride Clean up will resume at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at Glorious Resurrection of Life Ministries, 289 E. Brooklyn Ave., to finish the area started on Dec. 7.

Fire department fundraiser

The Shiloh Zion Volunteer Fire Department and ladies auxiliary will hold their annual chicken, barbecue and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at Shiloh ARP Church’s family life center, 346 Shiloh Unity Road. 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.

Reunion committee meets

The Newtown Neighborhood Community Reunion Committee meeting is 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at St. Paul AME Church, 133 Pleasant Hill St.

Paws In the Panhandle meets

The monthly Paws In the Panhandle meeting is 6 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

Child loss support group meets

“A New Road,” a grief support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Immanuel Baptist Church office building, 1152 Great Falls Highway. The group will continue to meet the first Tuesday of each month, and 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.

Beekeeping class Feb. 7-March 16

The Lancaster County Beekeepers Association will offer a six-week beginners beekeeping class Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 through March 16 at the Marion Sims Theater directly behind Springs Memorial Hospital.

The class provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully keep and manage honeybees for fun or profit. The course fee is $55 per person and includes the course, book, certification test and a 1-year membership to S.C. Beekeepers and the S.C. Lancaster County Beekeepers Associations. Class size is limited to 40 people. For details, call Eddie Lowery at (803) 287-3503 or Dale Starnes at (803) 577-7871.

The association is offering two scholarships for students ages 12-18, which will cover the costs of the course and handbook. Submit a 150-200 word essay on the topic “Why I want to be a beekeeper” by Jan. 31 to dixiebeesupply@gmail.com.

Farmer workshop Feb. 8

The Catawba Farm and Food Coalition will present a farmer workshop on high tunnel selection, construction, soil management, irrigation, pest management, bed design, cropping systems, environmental control, tools and new crops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Integra Wellness, 1040 Edgewater Corp. Parkway, Indian Land. 

Instructors are Mary Roberts of Windcrest Organics and Ann Christie of the USDA-NRCS. Participants will visit a high tunnel at Howell Specialty Farmz. Register online by Feb. 3 at www.catawbafarmandfood.org/workshops or call (803) 385-6181.

Valentine dance set for Feb. 10

The Newtown Neighborhood Reunion/Gay Street Reunion Valentine dance is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Lancaster County Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St. Cost of admission is $10. Deejay is Chris Brown.

4-H Junior Weekend

This year’s theme of the 4-H Junior Weekend is “Wild Wild West,” and is Feb. 10-12 at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. The camp is open to youth ages 9-13, and the cost is $100. Register and pay by Jan. 25. For details, call (803) 283-3302.

Chinese auction set for Feb. 11

The United Citizens Club of Heath Springs, 672 Hart St., Heath Springs, will sponsor a Chinese auction at 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $5 per pack, purchase four packs and get one free. Refreshments will also be sold. Proceeds benefit the upkeep of the building, and all tickets are tax deductible.

For ticket information, call Jean at (803) 273-6666, Betty at (803) 286-5338, Rev. Mackey at (803) 288-6593, Rev. Moore at (803) 273-9938 or any other club member. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Look Good...Feel Better is Feb. 13

Look Good...Feel Better, an American Cancer Society support program and workshop for women diagnosed with, or being treated for cancer, is 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 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.  

Catawba Riverkeeper presentation

The Catawba Riverkeeper will give a presentation at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Edgewater Golf Club, 2680 Catawba Ridge, to educate and advocate protecting the Catawba-Wateree River Basin’s lakes, rivers and streams. 

Refreshments are provided. Seating is limited. For details or to reserve a spot, call Bobbie Ann Helgeson at (803) 627-8783.

‘Art and Soul’ set for Feb. 18

The 20th annual Lancaster County Council of the Arts “Art and Soul at Midnight in Marrakech” event is 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive. There will be auctions, food, drinks and entertainment. 

Prices for members are $55 each or $100 for couples, and non-member tickets are $65 each or $120 for couples. All tickets are $75 each after Feb. 10. For details or to purchase tickets, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lccarts.net.

Grief support group meets

“A Journey Towards Healing,” a six-week grief support group sponsored by Hospice of Lancaster, will continue meeting Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St. The group will provide tools and directions to assist on the journey of grieving. RSVP to Alice Robson at (803) 286-1472.

Greenway camp registration open

Anne Springs Close Greenway has opened summer camp registration online at www.ASCGreenway.org. More than 50 summer camps are available for children ages 3-18. Families can choose half-day or full-day camps at the Greenway. Overnight equistrian camp and boys’ wilderness camp are offered at Springmaid Mountain in Spruce Pine, N.C. There are also indoor camps at the recreation complex.

A summer camps open house is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Greenway’s Adventure Center, 835 Springfield Parkway. Greenway members receive a discount on summer camps. For details, visit them online or call (803) 547-4575.

Register now for ‘Joy of Gardening’

Registration is open for the annual Joy of Gardening Symposium on Feb. 25, 2017, at Baxter Hood Center, Rock Hill. The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $60.

Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County, the daylong event includes seven gardening experts, breakout sessions, vendors and a chance to win door prizes. To view the speakers or register online, visit www.sympoium.yorkmg.org/registration. 

Steak supper fundraiser Feb. 25

The Lancaster County Cattleman’s Association will hold a steak supper fundraiser at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Rich Hill Fire Department, 3089 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs. Prices are $20 per plate, which includes a rib-eye steak, baked potato and salad. For details, call (803) 288-3108 or (803) 287-4201.

4-H Senior Teen Weekend

This year’s theme for the 4-H Senior Teen Weekend is “The Power Within You,” and will be held March 3-5 at Camp Bob Cooper near Summerton. The camp is open to youth ages 14-18, and the cost is $100. Activities include dance, escape room, tie dying, operation gratitude, superhero 4K run, Ozobots more. For details, call (803) 283-3302.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

See Lancaster Live will present “POLTER-HEIST,” an audience participation murder mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, on March 3, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests can visit The Craft Stand cash bar and meet with show characters. A three-course dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The main show begins after dinner.

A prize will be awarded to the person who correctly guesses both the murderer and the motive. A prize will also go to the person dressed in the best costume.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $35, plus tax. For information and reservations, call (803) 289-1486, email ajoplin@lancastercitysc.com or visit www.lancastercitysc.com.

Hillside High 2017 reunion

The Hillside High School 2017 reunion is Sept. 1-3, 2017, 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 on Sept. 1, lunch and sightseeing cruise and a nighttime banquet on Sept. 2 and worship services on 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.


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.

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. NAMI’s Family Support Group also meets each month from 7 to 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. 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., 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. 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 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 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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