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Barbecue and bake sale Sept. 23

McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Department, 2787 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, will hold its fall barbecue and bake sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 23. 

Plates and pounds are $8 and sandwiches are $3, dine-in or take-out. Five or more plates may be delivered. For details or to place an order, call (803) 286-8808.

2017 Friends’ Concert Sept. 24

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host a 2017 Friends’ Concert from 3-4:15 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. 

Three local musicians will perform. Tim Smith will play the piano, Ricardo Cook will play the saxophone and Erin Moon-Kelly will play the flute and piccolo. 

Admission and parking are free. Donations for the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will be accepted. For details, visit www.emk-music.com or e-mail Erin Moon-Kelly at erinmoonkelly@hotmail.com.

Local group tours equestrian center

The Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association will tour Gaston Equestrian Center, 2717 Gaston Farm Road, Chester, at 6 p.m. Sept. 26. A group will leave from the USDA office, 1771 Highway 521 Bypass South, Lancaster, at 5:15 p.m. For details, call Ann Christie at (803) 286-4455, extension 101 or Mae Barber at (803) 286-8355.

Native plant expert to speak

Rick Huffman will speak on “The Human Role on the Planet: Sustainability, Native Plants, Applications,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Field Trial Barn, 835 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, with a walk-through of the prairie garden and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. For details, call Mitzi Stewart at (803) 242-9545, e-mail stewartm@winthrop.edu or visit www.ascgreenway.org.

Collective Goods flash sale

Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will host a Collective Goods flash sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept 28 on the hospital mezzanine. 

The sale is sponsored by the SMH Auxiliary and all proceeds benefit its scholarship fund and other projects.

Upcoming area blood drives

American Red Cross

- Sept. 29: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lancaster County Natural Gas, 1010 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster.

- Oct. 2: 3:30-7:30 p.m., Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, 3026 Camp Creek Road, Lancaster.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

- Sept. 30: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Capt. Ben Moore Memorial Drive Community Bloodmobile, Indian Land Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Lancaster.

- Oct. 4: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lancaster County Council Chambers, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

Nutcracker ballet auditions

The Columbia City Ballet will hold the Nutcracker ballet auditions on Sept. 29 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, and Sept. 30 at 1821 Sandal Brook Road, Suite 120, Fort Mill. Those on pointe for over two years should bring pointe shoes. Audition fees are $10 each. Audition times for male and female dancers include:


- 4:30-5:15 p.m. for ages 4-6

- 5:15-6 p.m. for ages 7-10

- 6-6:45 p.m. for ages 11 and older

Indian Land

- 10:30-11:15 a.m. for ages 4-6

- 11:15-noon for ages 7-10

- Noon-12:45 p.m. for ages 11 and older

For details, call (803) 799-7605 or (803) 285-7451.

Gump Fiction performs Sept. 29

As part of Lancaster’s Finally Friday series, Gump Fiction will perform during a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com.

LHS Class of ’97 reunion Sept. 30

The Lancaster High School Class of 1997 will hold its 20-year reunion Sept. 30. For details, visit www.lhsbruins97reunion.eventbrite.com.

Catawba River cleanup

The Edgewater Lake and Golf community and the Catawba Riverkeepers will hold a Catawba River cleanup day from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 30 at the Edgewater Sunset Pointe Marina, 4272 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster. 

Volunteers are needed for the shoreline, kayaks and canoes and boat captains. A complimentary lunch will be provided for volunteers. For details or to volunteer, call Bobbi Ann Helgeson at (803) 627-8783.

Pottery Tour of Lancaster County

Five Lancaster County potters will open their studios to visitors from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30. Admission is free and attendees will be able to see live pottery demonstrations, meet the artists and shop. Artists include:

- Elizabeth Lee, 2945 Aero Lane, Lancaster, with wheel throwing demonstrations throughout the day.

- Alan Noll, 2027 Standing Timber Road, Lancaster, with sculpture demonstrations throughout the day, closes at 3 p.m.

- Valerie Hawkins, 3458 Flat Creek Road, Lancaster, with wheel throwing and handbuilding demonstrations throughout the day.

- Dianne Mahafee, 2875New Hope Road, Lancaster, with a kids sculpture project at 10 a.m., Raku demonstration at 1 p.m. and a horsehair pottery demonstration at 3 p.m.

- Patricia Gambino, 3024 Brandon Estate, Heath Springs, with wheel throwing demonstrations throughout the day.

2017 HBCU College Fair

The Iota Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host the 2017 Historically Black Universities and Colleges College Fair at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 at A. R. Rucker Middle School, 422 Old Dixie Road, Lancaster. The free event is for all ninth through 12th-graders and their parents from Lancaster County and its surrounding areas. Benedict, FAMU, JCSU, Clinton College and more local school step and dance teams will perform. For details, e-mail Lauren.Kornegay8@gmail.com.

James Gregory performs Sept. 30

Comedian James Gregory will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $30 plus tax and beverages will be provided by the Craft Stand. For details or to purchase tickets, visit Lancastercitysc.com/performingarts or call (803) 289-1486.

Donate Christmas gifts for children

Ellen Haggins is accepting donations for the free Christmas gifts she will give away to children in December. Donations include items such as baby dolls, games, footballs, basketballs, board games and trucks. For details or to donate, call (803) 577-3822.


Reading Pals seeking volunteers

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking volunteers for its Reading Pals program. Volunteers are required to work one-on-one with a child at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for at least one hour each week. 

To qualify, all volunteers must fill out an application on the Lancaster County School District’s website, www.lancastercsd.com, and must attend United Way Volunteer Orientation. For details, call (803) 283-8923 or e-mail exec.director@uwaylcsc.org.

Craft Show call for vendors

The 37th annual B&B Craft Show is calling for vendors for its show, which is Nov. 25. Interested vendors may call Becky Lowery at (803) 287-2667.

United Way Monster Dash

The United Way of Lancaster County will hold its annual Monster Dash Trail Run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at Walnut Creek Recreational Park, 10521 Walnut Creek Parkway. There will be obstacles on the 3.1 mile off-road trail, along with vendors and a costume contest. 

Registration is $25 and must be completed by Oct. 1. The first 50 participants will receive a free t-shirt. 

For details, trail marker forms, vendor and runner registration, visit the United Way of Lancaster County office, 109 S. Wylie St., or call (803) 283-8923.

Paws in the Panhandle meets

The monthly Paws in the Panhandle meeting is 6-7:45 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

Lancaster ‘Meet and Greek’

The Lancaster Pan-hellenic Council will host a “Meet and Greek” at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Lancaster Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St. The event includes networking, food and music and is open to members of local Pan-Hellenic Greek-letter organization members.

Those organizations include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho Sororities and Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi and Iota Phi Theta Fraternities.

Palmetto College Information Session

USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, will host a Palmetto College Information Session from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Hubbard Hall lobby. A representative will be available to answer questions about bachelor’s degree completion programs available through Palmetto College. For details, call Danelle Faulkenberry at (803) 313-7143 or e-mail faulkejd@mailbox.sc.edu.

Class of ’67 meets

The Hillside High Class 1967 will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Lancaster county Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call (803) 320-0873.

To add coming events to this listing, e-mail it to news@thelancasternews.com, fax it to (803) 283-8969, or mail it to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Fall Flurry clay shoot Oct. 6

The Lancaster Children’s Home 7th annual Fall Flurry clay shoot is Oct. 6 at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays, 3390 Mountain Gap Road, Richburg. 

Registration is $125 per shooter with a four-man team or $150 for individuals and includes a meal and an awards presentation at the shoot. Money and trophies will be awarded to the top HOA and top two HOA teams. 

All proceeds benefit the Lancaster Children’s Home. For details or registration, sponsorship or volunteer forms, visit www.lancasterchildrenshome.com or facebook.com/lancasterchildrenshomefallflurry, call Melanie Harper at (803) 286-5277 or e-mail lch@comporium.net.

Annual walk and family day

The Missionary Auxiliary of Mount Nebo Baptist Church and the James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation will hold the second annual walk and family day from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds, 823 S. Main St., with gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Opening kickoff and a balloon ceremony are at 6 p.m. The event also features live performances, food vendors, free giveaways, children’s games and activities and screenings for Sickle Cell trait, blood pressure and diabetes. All proceeds benefit the James R. Clark Memorial Foundation. For details or to register, call (803) 416-2640 or (803) 765-9916 or e-mail www.jamesrclarksicklecell.org.

Fall community yard sale

See Lancaster will hold its annual Fall Community Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 in the Lancaster County School District office parking lot, 300 S. Catawba St. Food vendors will be on site. 

Yard sale spaces are $10 each. Sellers may purchase up to two spaces and must provide tents, tables and chairs. Applications for spaces are due by Sept. 29. For details or to apply, visit www.lancastercitysc.com, e-mail events@lancastercitysc.com or call (803) 286-1145.

Unity VFD barbecue

Unity Volunteer Fire Department, 2495 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, will sell barbecue plates at 11 a.m. Oct. 7. Plates and pounds of barbecue are $8 each, sandwiches are $4 and whole boston butts are $35. Plates include a choice of pulled pork barbecue and chicken halves. Debit and credit cards are accepted. For details, call (803) 285-7934.

Broughton family reunion

The Broughton family reunion is 11 a.m. Oct. 7 at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, Lancaster. Attendees are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. For details, call Ronnie Broughton at (803) 287-0371.

Belk and Taylor family reunion

The Belk and Taylor family reunion is 12:30-5 p.m. Oct. 7 in Charles Baptist Church fellowship hall, 8749 Taxahaw Road, Kershaw. All relatives of Raleigh Taylor and Nettie Belk Taylor are welcome and are asked to bring a covered dish. For details, call (803) 285-1665.

Hillside Class of ’69 meets

The Hillside High School Class of 1969 will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Able House, 803 E. Arch St., Lancaster. For details, call Pat Moses Mark at (803) 273-9415, Marshall Benson at (803) 287-5949 or Vivian Anthony Dawkins at (803) 287-7563.

Curry family reunion

The 54th annual Curry family reunion is 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, 1660 Pleasant Grove Road, Chester, followed by a picnic lunch at 1 p.m. For details, e-mail Randy Perry Sears at RPSears@aol.com.

Candlelight vigil Oct. 11

The Mothers of Murdered Offspring will host a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in front of the historic courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Lancaster. The vigil is to remember Yusuf Abduf-Salaam, who was killed Oct. 11, 2016.

Clint Black performs Oct. 13

Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series presents a performance by Clint Black at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. 

Tickets are $51.45 each. For details or to buy tickets, visit www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts or call the box office at (803) 289-1486.

City Fire Expo set for Oct. 14

The Lancaster City Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Safety Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Walmart parking lot, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster. The event includes food, safety programs, firetrucks, rescue vehicles, games, activities and informational tents for kids. 

Genealogical club meets Oct. 14

The Lancaster County Genealogical Club meeting is 1 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. The meeting is open to anyone needing help researching their family tree. For details, call (803) 448-6305.

Lancaster Vendor Blender

Preppy Pineapple, 400 N. Main St., Lancaster, will hold a Vendor Blender from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. All women business owners are invited to set up a small table to display products or to promote their business. Tables are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and only one of each type of vendor may reserve a spot for each event to prevent competing vendors from promoting on the same day. For details or to reserve a spot, e-mail customerservice@preppypineapple.com.

Edgewater Rally for the Cure

Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster, will host the 2017 Susan G. Komen Edgewater Rally for the Cure Oct. 20 and 21. The events include:

- A masquerade dinner and dance is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The event, themed “Unmasking Breast Cancer,” features live entertainment by New Local Band, dancing, a silent auction raffle prizes, photo booth and more. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased before Oct. 15.

- The rally check-in, vendor fair and dance party are from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 21.

- 5K Fun Walk/Run breakfast and awards are from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 21.

- Golf tournament check-in, 50/50 putting contest, range opening, most pinked-out participants, golf-cart and mailbox contest winners announced and a rally group photo will be taken from 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Oct. 21.

- Captain’s Choice shot gun start is 1 p.m. Oct. 21.

- A dinner buffet and award ceremony is 5 p.m. Oct. 21

For details or reservations, call (803) 627-8783 or e-mail bahelgeson@truehomesusa.com.

 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” auditions

Auditions for The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16-17 at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. Parts needed are for ages 5-13. Participants should be prepared for a cold read and should bring an accompanying CD if needed. For details, visit facebook.com/theatreatcplc.

Mental Health Board to meet

The Catawba Community Mental Health Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Catawba CMHC Lancaster Clinic, 1906 Highway 521 Bypass South.

 ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ performance

Lancaster County First Steps will host a performance of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 in Lancaster High School’s auditorium, 617 Normandy Road. The musical performance is free and will be performed by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for ages 4 and older. One free admission ticket per person should be printed from mrpopperspenguins.eventbrite.com before show time. For details, call (803) 286-8000.

Annual Public Safety Tournament

The second annual Public Safety Tournament is noon Oct. 21 at the Camp Clyburn ball field, 3662 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster. All organized groups are welcome to enter for $5 per player. Concessions will be available. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. For details, call Kayla Small at (803) 313-2130 or e-mail ksmall@lanc911.com.

Indian Land VFW fundraiser

The Indian Land VFW will hold its Pig Pickin’ Fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. The event will feature live entertainment and $10 barbecue plates or sandwiches with slaw, chips and a drink. Plates are dine-in or carryout. All proceeds benefit local Veterans of Foreign Wars programs.

Class of ’72 reunion

The Lancaster High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Lancaster Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road. For details, (803) 285-9668, (803) 762-8542 or (803) 285-7997.


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 Council on Aging Building, 5353 Kershaw Camden Highway, 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.

Child loss support group meets

“A New Road,” a grief support group for parents who have lost a child, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Immanuel Baptist Church office building, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. 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.

Grief support group meets

GriefShare, a 13-week grief support group led by trained counselors, will meet on Tuesday mornings by request and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S Potter Road, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 804-7769 or (803) 554-2846.

Lancaster High multi-year reunion

Lancaster High School classes 1980-1989 are planning a multi-year reunion. For details or if interested in participating, call (803) 283-7289 or send your contact information to kennithstewart@aol.com.

Lion’s Club meets

The Lancaster Lion’s Club will meet at noon the first and third Thursday of each month at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

TOPS meets on Thursdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a nonprofit organization to support weight loss.

- Chapter No. 0314 meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Springdell Baptist Church, 1420 Springdell Church Road, Lancaster. For details, call Mary Rouse at (803) 285-0590.

- Chapter No. 0181 meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Canaan Freewill Baptist Church, 1525 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call Lisa Newton at (803) 246-2295.

Financial Bounce Back Program

HOPE in Lancaster now offers a free Financial Bounce Back program for Lancaster County residents who are experiencing financial challenges and are either currently employed or have recently lost a job.

The program offers financial counseling, food and nutrition counseling and job and career counseling. Some financial assistance is available. For details or to apply, call Christal Childers at (803) 288-5867 or e-mail cchilders@hopeinlancaster.org.

Senior Adult Food Program

HOPE in Lancaster now offers a Senior Adult Food Program to residents of Lancaster County who are 65 and older and would benefit from healthy food once a month. Qualified applicants will have a monthly appointment to receive free food. Applications can be submitted in person 8:30-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at HOPE, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, and should include a S.C. picture ID, Social Security card, DSS form (if receiving SNAP) and proof of all income. For details, call (803) 286-4673.

Hospice seeking volunteers

Hospice of Lancaster is seeking volunteers to work with patients, provide administrative duties or help with events. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 288-2477 or (803) 286-1472.

NAMI seeking volunteers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Piedmont Tri-County of Lancaster County are seeking volunteers to facilitate family and recovery support groups and present presentations that include personal testimonies and symptoms to teens. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 283-7437 or e-mail lsw220@hotmail.com.

Citadel House seeks volunteers

The Citadel House emergency shelter project, 1242 Trestle Lane, Lancaster, is seeking volunteers to donate personal hygiene products and other items and to provide meals or to stay overnight.

The Citadel House is a local nonprofit homeless shelter that provides supportive services and intensive case management to homeless individuals in Lancaster. It’s a violence- and drug-free, zero-tolerance facility. For details, contact James Pringle at (980) 328-2390.

Reunion committee meets

The Clinton Avenue-Market Street Reunion Committee is planning its annual reunion for Aug. 4-6. For details, call Johnita Myers at (803) 416-2080, Lavonna Watts (803) 529-2177, Lynette Stover (803) 286-4528 or Darlene Cureton (803) 577-0465.

Sexual Assault support group meets monthly

The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at Clyburn Mangum Center, 106 N. York St., Lancaster. This is a closed group. For details or to register, call (803) 286-5232.

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., Lancaster. NAMI’s Family Support Group also meets each month from 7-8:30 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.

Lancaster Fatherhood Project

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, 105 S. Wylie St., Lancaster, 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.

Marine Corps League meets

Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster. 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.

Clinton Avenue/Market Street Committee meets

The Clinton Avenue/Market Street Committee meets from 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of each month at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call (803) 577-0446.

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 meeting is held 3-6 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St.

All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 286-6291.

To add coming events to this listing, e-mail it to news@thelancasternews.com, fax it to (803) 283-8969, or mail it to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Events run on a chronological, first-come, first-served basis, as space allows.


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