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Week Ahead

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. 

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.

NAACP meeting is Feb. 11

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, 612 E. Meeting St. For details, call (803) 285-6308 or (803) 235-0007.

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.

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.

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:

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

- 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28

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.

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.

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.

Meeting cancelled

The Lancaster County Democratic Party will not meet Feb. 14 and will announce the meeting at a later time. For details, call (803) 287-9011.

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.

Fish fry and stew

Jackson Shrine Club, 1449 S. Plantation Road, will have its fish fry and stew from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Dine in buffet price is $12, catfish stew is $6 and all carry out plates are $10. For details, call (803) 283-4412.

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.

NAN public forum

The Lancaster Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN) will hold a public forum on violence across the state at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Resurrection of Life Ministries, 289 E. Brooklyn Ave.

Pro se divorce clinic

South Carolina Legal Services will hold a pro se divorce clinic at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. 

One Stop Shop Hop

The Carolina One Stop Shop Hop event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive. 

They invite quilting, knitting and crocheting fans and suppliers to come shop with venders from NC, SC and Georgia. Admission is $3. Door prizes will be given. The event will raise money for their many charitable projects. 

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 Feb. 27, June 25 and Sept. 24.

Steak dinner fundraiser

Lancaster County Cattlemen Association will have a steak dinner fundraiser at the Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 3089 Rocky River Road, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. The menu includes rib eye steak, baked potato and salad. Eat in or take out.  Proceeds will benefit scholarship fund and Relay for Life. For tickets, contact any member of Lancaster Cattlemen Association. For details, call (803) 287-4201 or (803) 288-3108.

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.

Barbecue and bake sale

There will be a barbecue and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 at McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Department, 2787 Lynwood Drive. 

Prices are $3 for sandwiches and $8 for plates and pounds. Eat in or take out. Delivery is available for 5 or more plates. For details, call (803) 286-8808.

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.

Everyday Spanish classes

Adult Education will offer “everyday Spanish classes” Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 7 through April 26 at Barr Street Learning Center, 610 E. Meeting St.

You must register and pay $20 per person by March 4. For details, call (803) 285-7660.

AARP driver safety program

The Lancaster County Council on Aging will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15. 

The course will teach defensive driving techniques and how to adjust to age-related changes.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class size is limited to 25.

The class will be held and registration/payment made at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road.

Camp Joy Chinese auction

The Camp Joy Chinese auction is 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) March 19 at First Baptist Church gym, 300 S. Market St. The event is sponsored by Friends of Camp Joy and the ARP churches of Lancaster County.

Tickets for the auction are $5 per sheet or buy 4 get 1 free. Raffle tickets are $2 each. Tickets are on sale at Mane St. Hair Salon or call (803) 577-1263. There are more than 275 prizes. Proceeds will benefit Camp Joy of N.C.

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.

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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