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Summer library programs kick off
The Lancaster County Library and Kershaw Branch Library will begin their summer events with the summer reading kick off party for all ages from 2 to 5 p.m. today in Kershaw at 3855 Fork Hill Road and from 2 to 6 p.m. June 2 in Lancaster at 313 S. White St. To see a schedule and details of library events for children, teens and adults, visit www.lanclib.org.
Summer concert series kicks off
The Anne Springs Close Greenway will kick off its fourth annual summer concert series at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at the Dairy Barn Entrance, 250 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts will run every Thursday through August 25.
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics. The concerts are free for Greenway members and $5 for non-members.
Beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase. Food trucks will be on site for each concert. No glass or outside alcohol allowed. Well-behaved dogs on 6-foot leashes are welcome. For details, call (803) 547-4575 or visit www.ASCGreenway.org/Events.
The Douglas community crime watch meeting is 7 p.m. June 2 at Douglas Presbyterian Church, 2325 Sunday Place.
Andrew Jackson State Park concert
Andrew Jackson State Park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, will host a concert by Calvin “The Music Man” Carter at 7 p.m. June 3. Donnie Starnes will accompany him on guitar. The concert is free with park admission ($2 adults, $1.25 S.C. seniors and free for ages 15 and younger). For details, call (803) 285-3344.
Mega yard sale
The third annual “I2I Miles to Shop Yard Sale” is June 3-4. The route ranges from Fort Lawn to the center of Chester on S.C. 9, from Chester to the center of Whitmire on S.C. 72 and from Whitmire to Newberry on U.S. 176.
Anyone wishing to participate is encouraged to set up their own yard sales along this route or in the towns of Fort Lawn, Chester and Whitmite with signage to allow shoppers to follow the “I2I Yard Sale” along the 70-mile route. For details, call (803) 379-1683.
The Memory Lane Cruisers Car Show planned for the Red Rose Festival has been postponed to 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 at 300 S. White St.
The following art workshops are coming to Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St.:
- Melissa Caughman and Lisa Stamper, known as “a little art studio,” will teach a kids “peacock” painting workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4. The cost is $20 per child and includes all painting supplies and light refreshments.
“A little art studio” will also have an adult painting workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. June 4 for adults. Attendees will paint a peacock with acrylic paint on a 12-by-16 inch canvas. BYOB and enjoy light refreshments. The cost is $30 per person and includes all painting supplies.
For details or to register for the children or adult peacock painting workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Get Your Paint On” will hold a kids workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. June 17. Brenda Mills Jackson will teach two art activities, a mosaic tile piece and a shaving cream painting. The cost is $15 per student, and the workshop is limited to 12 kids. To register, email email@example.com.
- 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit www.facebook.com/backstreetstudio.
Sponsored by Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a scholarship is offered for each workshop. For details or an application, email email@example.com.
Hillside class of ’69 meeting
The Hillside High School class of 1969 quarterly meeting is 2 p.m. June 4 at the Able Center, 803 E. Arch St. For details, call Pat Moses Mark at (803) 273-9415 or Marshell Benson at (803) 287-5949.
‘Celebration of Summer’ concert
EMK Music and Christ Episcopal Church will present the “Celebration of Summer” concert at 3 p.m. June 5 at Christ Episcopal Church, 524 Plantation Road.
Featured performers include Erin Moon-Kelly on flute and piccolo, Caroline Oliver on flute, the Ramesh Family Ensemble on clarinets and piano, Dr. Ernest Jenkins, vocalist, and Tim Smith on piano and organ.
Parking and admission are free. For details, email Erin Moon-Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Lancaster County Council of the Arts at (803) 285-7451.
USCL arts and sciences camp
The University of South Carolina Lancaster Arts + Sciences Adventure Camp is scheduled as follows:
- Session 1, Applied math and physical fitness: June 6-9 and 13-16, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Session 2, Applied science and physical fitness: July 11-14 and 18-21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The camp is open to rising sixth through ninth graders. One session is $60 and both sessions is $100. The price includes a T-shirt and camp supplies. Space is limited. To register, contact Dwayne Brown at (803) 313-7037 or email@example.com.
Six-week grief support group
Hospice of Lancaster will sponsor a six-week “Journey Towards Healing” grief support group from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons through June 7 at Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St. Space is limited. To RSVP, call (803) 286-1472.
An EMT class will be held two evenings per week from June 7 to Jan. 28. The cost is $1,350 and includes tuition, books and testing.
Registration is 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 2 at EMS Station 4, 8290 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, call Stacey Chapman at (803) 416-9903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity meeting
The Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County annual meeting is 6:30 p.m. June 7 in the Covenant Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 165 Craig Manor Road. They will present the annual report, and homeowners and supporters will be recognized. The public is invited to attend. To RSVP, call (803) 283-1203 or email email@example.com.
Monarch butterfly talk is June 9
The Katawba Valley Land Trust’s 2016 Speaker Series will host Colette Degarady of the S.C. Nature Conservancy at 7 p.m. June 9 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Carole Ray Dowling Center, 476 Hubbard Drive.
Degarady will discuss the 3000-mile migration of the monarch butterfly and how it can be seen in your own backyard, all the way to the central highlands of Mexico. Topics will also include how native plant populations play an important role in their survival, as well as conservation efforts. The talk is free and open to the public.
Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) Lancaster Police Department will present a community open forum at 7 p.m. June 9 at the Municipal Justice Center, 405 E. Arch St. The workshop will provide information on how to obtain an expungement, pardon and earn your GED. A representative from the solicitor’s office, GED program and the probation, parole and pardon services will be present to share information. For details, call Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris at (803) 287-9975 or Sandra Hamilton at (803) 370-5104.
Mobile food truck
Christian Services’ mobile food truck will be at Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. June 10. Recipients must meet income guidelines, have a current picture ID and proof of residency. Bring your pantry card. One set of food per address.
You must provide the needed information if you pick up for another family, no exceptions. For details, call (803) 285-4444.
Mt. Tabor O.E.S. Chapter 121 will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at Mt. Tabor Lodge 203, 618 Craig Wood Lane. Table rentals are $10. Fish sandwiches are $3, and hot dogs are $1.50. Proceeds will benefit scholarship funds. For details, call (803) 804-1020.
Lancaster County Ag + Art Tour will begin 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 10 at Benford Brewing Company, 2271 Boxcar Road. Tickets are $20 each ($10 for ages 12 and under) and will not be sold at the gate. Tickets include a barbecue plate by Wilbur’s Last Ride and art by “a little art studio.” Sanctuary Blues Band will perform.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 and 1 to 5 p.m. June 12, visitors will create their own itineraries and routes. Locations include Rich Hill Farms, Historic Craig Farm, Native American Studies Center, Dixie Bee Supply and more.
The Lancaster Training/Barr St. High School organizations will sponsor a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. June 10 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a school reunion and charities. For details, call (803) 286-4284.
Grace Bleachery Reunion will have a fish fry at 11 a.m. June 11 at 301 Hampton Road.
Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield and SCETV are seeking historical male and female reenactors and extras for the filming of a television special on the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution on June 11. Some period costumes will be available, but wear your own if you have one.
Filming will depict the battle and its aftermath and is expected to last much of the day beginning about 8 a.m. at the Buford Memorial. The memorial and battlefield are on Rocky River Road just south of the Pageland Highway intersection (S.C. 522). For details, call Ken Obriot at (803) 548-7871.
Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE) will hold its Youth Serve summer camp June 13-17 and July 11-15. The program is a discipleship and mission opportunity for students ages 13-19. The price is $65 per student, with a $15 discount to Kershaw area students who sign up at least two weeks before their desired week. For details or application forms, visit www.youthserve.org.
LCCA meeting/ donor appreciation
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts annual meeting and donor appreciation is 5:30 p.m. June 16 at Springs House, 201 W. Gay St.
LHS class of ’76 reunion
The 40th reunion of the Lancaster High School class of 1976 is June 18 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive. The cost is $45 per person. For details, call (803) 289-8849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shining Minds Leadership
The Southside Adult Family Literacy, a program of the United Heritage Family Coalition, will sponsor Shining Minds Youth Leadership Institute from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 23 to July 28 at the Preston Blackmon Center, 708 Sowell St./Deliverance Word of Faith Church, 500-B Palmetto St.
The program is for students in second through sixth grade and will include Lancaster County African American history, reading and storytelling, visual arts, singing, dance, creative and critical writing and more. Shinning Minds Parents-Grandparents Institutes will be held throughout the sessions.
For details, to pre-register children, sponsor or volunteer for the Shining Minds Youth Institute, visit www.prestonblackmoncenter.org or call Stella Williams or Linda Myers at (803) 286-5442.
Crime watch meeting
The Buford-Tradesville area crime watch meeting is 7 p.m. June 24 at Bethleham Baptist Church, 184 N. Rocky River Road.
LCCA 2016 summer camp
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2016 arts and sciences summer camp dates are:
- July 11-15, Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road
- July 18-22, Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 5908 Tabernacle Road
- July 25-29, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw
- Aug. 1-5, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Early registration is $65 for LCCA members and $80 for non-members. A $25 late registration fee will be applied after June 17. Registration includes daily snacks, T-shirt and supplies. Volunteer and scholarship opportunities are available. For details, call (803) 285-7451.
50 Plus Club dance
The 50 Plus Club will have its annual all white attire dance at 9 p.m. July 15 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. For details, call (803) 577-0446 or (803) 416-2171.
Women’s Enrichment Center golf tourney
The Women’s Enrichment Center’s 10th annual golf tournament is July 29 at the Lancaster Golf Club. The tournament has a 9 a.m. shot gun start. The entry fee is $65 per person. Lunch is provided. The tournament has over $1,000 in prize money. The deadline for entry is June 27. For more details, call (803) 286-5900.
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.
Grace Bleachery Reunion
The Grace Bleachery Reunion is 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. Planning is in 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.
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 our veterans and communities. For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
For details on Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, call (803) 285-4131 or visit www.area62.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental group seeks volunteers
An environmental organization is looking for local participation and volunteers to reconnect with nature. For details, email email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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