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Week Ahead

Free computer classes

Computer assessment sessions are May 4-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. at the HUB Computer and Recourse Center, 1787 Lynwood Drive, hosted at Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship.

Six-week classes will follow. Admission to classes begins after the assessment. Resume building, cover letter writing, online application submissions and interview preparation counseling will also be offered.

‘Pop Series On the Lawn Cookout’

The Bruin Symphonic Band will present “Pop Series On the Lawn Cookout” at 5 p.m. May 5 behind the Lancaster High School band room, 617 Normandy Road. General admission is $8 and $5 for administrators, which includes a barbecue plate and live music. Bring your own lawn chair.

Rabies vaccine clinic

The final 2016 rabies vaccine clinics date is 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 5 at the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, 114 Tram Road, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

The cost of rabies shots is $6 per shot and other yearly shots for both cats and dogs are $16 each. 

Other vaccines are also available. For details, call (803) 286-8131.

Mobile food truck

Christian Services’ mobile food truck has been cancelled for May 6. Mobile food will be passed out along with monthly pickup at the Christian Services Food Pantry. For details, call (803) 285-4444.

Volunteer expo

The Fun in the Sun Volunteer Expo is 4 to 7 p.m. May 6 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive. Participating organizations include KARE, HOPE, Christian Services and more. For details, email Mark Barrett at christianservices.lancaster@gmail.com.

Civitan yard sale

The Lancaster Civitan Club yard sale is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 in the parking lot of First ARP Church, 701 N. Main St. 

Proceeds will benefit future service projects and provide a donation to the Civitan International Research Center. For details, call Laura Caskey at (803) 287-8675.

Children’s painting workshop

“A little art studio” will host a children’s “Fish” painting workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 7 at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St. The cost is $10 per child and includes painting supplies and light refreshments. To reserve a spot, call (803) 320-4903 or email Melissacaughman19@gmail.com.

Benefit drop-in

A “show love” drop-in for Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beckham is noon to 3:30 p.m. May 7 at Kingdom of God International, 691 S.C. 9 Bypass East. For details, call (803) 285-7785 or (803) 288-4109.

Elvis tribute artist performance

Elvis tribute artist Jason Sikes will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Indian Land Middle School gymnasium, 8361 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Indian Land Baptist Church Youth Group.

Tickets are free to children 12 and under (but must have parent accompaniment), $10 for youth ages 12-17 and seniors 55 and over and $15 for adults ages 18-54. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Concessions will be available.

For details, call Pam Locklear at (803) 517-6197 or email plocklear@comporium.net.

Jackson Shrine Club yard sale

Jackson Shrine Club, 1449 S. Plantation Road, will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7. Tables are available for rent for $10 each. For rentals, call Jackson Shrine Club at (803) 283-4412 after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Look Good...Feel Better

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 May 9 at  Sims Theater in 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 the hair loss and nail care issues that are the side effects of cancer treatment drugs. The workshop is free. To register, call (803) 283-8494 or (803) 283-9474.  

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.


Agape Hospice drop-in

Agape Hospice will hold a volunteer drop-in 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at 404 W. Meeting St. Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be there to greet visitors and answer questions. For details, call (803) 517-2021 or email kaylee@agapesenior.com.

Seniors 101 Seminar Series

Morningside of Lancaster, Senior Helpers and the Lancaster County Council on Aging will co-sponsor a “Seniors 101 Seminar Series.” The first session is 10 a.m. May 12 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, and features Sheriff Barry Faile discussing safety for senior citizens. No registration is required.

Class of ’66 meets

The final meeting of the Hillside High School class of 1966 is 4:30 p.m. May 12 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. The reunion is May 27-29 in Columbia. All former Hillside students from any grade can register to attend. Registration and T-shirt forms are available by request. For details, call (803) 475-4486.

Chinese auction

A Chinese auction sponsored by “The Mighty Bulldogs” Hillside High School Reunion Committee 2017 is 7 p.m. May 12 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Auction tickets are $5 per sheet or buy four, get one free. Hot dog combos and homemade cake slices will be sold. For details, call (803) 386-4708, (803) 285-3840, (803) 287-4539 or (803) 285-6367.

BMMR family reunion committee meets

The BMMR family reunion committee meeting is May 13 at Camp Creek AME Zion Church, 4022 Demount Road. Deposits for the family reunion trip will be due at that time. For details, contact any reunion committee member or call (803) 285-6501.

Dance May 13

The Newtown Neighborhood/Gay Street Reunion dance is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 13 at the Lancaster Community Center, 500 E. Meeting St., with DJ Boogie Down Chris Brown. The cost is $10 and the dance is for ages 30 and older.

Edgewater charity craft show and yard sale

The Edgewater charity craft show and yard sale is 8 a.m. to noon May 14 at the Edgewater Golf Club parking lot, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd. Admission is free. Booth spaces are $10. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Children’s Home. The children made birdhouses and jewelry to sell at their booth. For details, call (803) 627-8783.

Yard sale

The Van Wyck Community Club rent-a-space yard sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road. For details and applications, email bdwiese@comporium.net.

Letter carriers’ food drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its food drive on May 14 as part of “Stamp Out Hunger!” To participate, leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable foods next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery. Donations will be delivered to HOPE in Lancaster.

United Way of Lancaster County is coordinating volunteers, who are needed from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the Lancaster Post Office, 501 N. Main St. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 283-8923 or email liveunited@uwaylcsc.org.

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. May 14 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. For details, visit the “Leroy Plant reunion” Facebook page.

Wine pairing and fundraiser

A wine pairing and “small art” fundraiser for “a little art studio” is 4 p.m. May 14 at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St. Tickets are $20 per person and include wine and food pairing and a small work of art to take home. To purchase tickets, call (803) 287-7853 or email cmstevens@comporium.net. All proceeds benefit “a little art studio.”

Family reunion

The descendants of Julius D. and Ida Montgomery Robinson annual family reunion is 5 p.m. May 14 at Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 5724 Lancaster Highway, Fort Lawn.

Family reunion

The Adams reunion is 1 p.m. May 15 at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road. All family members are asked to bring a well-filled basket. For details, call Tammy Medlin at (803) 320-8340.

Spring concert

The Lancaster Chamber Choir spring concert directed by Margaret Monroe is 6 p.m. May 15 at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St. 

Selections will be from Broadway shows such as Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/students and are available at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. For details, call (803) 286-0133.

Art league workshops

The Lancaster Art League has the following events scheduled to take place at Mahaffee’s Studio, 2875 New Hope Road:

- Four-day calligraphy workshop, 5 to 6:15 p.m. May 16, 17, 19 and 23, $40 (includes materials)

- Three-day precious metal silver workshop, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. May 16, 17 and 23, $120 (includes silver, firings, etc. to create your own pure silver jewelry)

Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Art League. For details or to sign up, call Dianne Mahaffee at (803) 289-6473.

Mobile food truck

Christian Services’ mobile food truck will be at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. May 20. 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 or (803) 288-8112.

Newtown/Gay Street reunion

The Newtown/Gay Street reunion is June 24. The committee asks that anyone interested in attending contact Nickey Greene at (803) 287-8890 or Sherry Wilson at (803) 577-9865 to obtain a registration form before the May 15 deadline.

Chinese auction

Lancaster Training/Barr St. High School organizations will sponsor a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. June 10 at the American Legion, 823 S. Main St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a school reunion and charities. For details, call (803) 286-4284.

Ag + Art kickoff

Lancaster County Ag + Art 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. To purchase tickets or for details, call (803) 286-1145 or email events@lancastercitysc.com.

LHS class of ’76 reunion

The Lancaster High School class of ’76 40th reunion is June 18 at the University of South Carolina Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive. The cost is $45 per person. For details, call (803) 289-8849 or email rsteele@mailbox.sc.edu.

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, Lancaster

- July 18-22, UMC Tabernacle Church, Buford

- July 25-29, First Baptist Church, Kershaw

- Aug. 1-5, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Indian Land

For details, call (803) 285-7451.

September Fest 2016

Rainbow Promise Enterprise will hold September Fest 2016 from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at City Hall in Heath Springs. They are in need of vendors, musicians and other talented participants. For details, call (803) 804-4630.

AgSouth poster contest

AgSouth Farm Credit is sponsoring a poster contest for kids to celebrate 100 years of helping farmers grow their crops. The posters can be any size, and can be drawn, painted, colored or even use pictures and glue.

All posters will be displayed in AgSouth’s offices and at their annual meeting. A winner will be drawn from the participant names on July 20 and receive $100.

Participants must include their name, school and phone number on the back of the poster. Deliver or mail the poster to a nearby AgSouth office, 1321 Springdale Road, Rock Hill.

AgSouth and 100-year logos must be in the poster. You must live in AgSouth’s territory to enter. For details, visit www.AgSouthFC.com.


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 or (843) 672-7489.

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 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, email kayakcatawba@yahoo.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.

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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