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Week Ahead

Conquerors singing concert

The Conquerors will perform during a concert at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Hope on the Hill, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster, with doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free and the theme is “Keep Fighting.”

Art show premiere

The Springs House Gallery, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, is premiering a new art show and sale through Dec. 27, with a public reception from 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The show is “Things Beautiful” by Marcia Pyner.

LCCA fundraiser at Groucho’s

Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold a fundraiser from 2-9 p.m. Nov. 20 at Groucho’s Deli, 1137 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster. Ten percent of all sales will be given to LCCA. For details, e-mail givesback@grouchos.com.

NAACP to meet Nov. 20

The Lancaster branch of the NAACP will hold an executive and membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Living Word Church, 117 E. Market St., Lancaster. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 283-3863.

‘The Nutcracker’ ballet Nov. 20

The Columbia City Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in Lancaster High School’s auditorium, 617 Normandy Road. Tickets are $20 for LCCA members and $25 for non-members. For details or to purchase tickets, visit www.lccarts.net or call (803) 285-7451.

Book Club to meet Nov. 21

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. Lancaster, will hold its monthly book club meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the library meeting room. 

Jon Meachum’s book on Andrew Jackson, “American Lion,” will be discussed and Carolyn Starnes will perform a historical monologue in the character of Andrew Jackson’s mother, Elizabeth. For details, call (803) 285-1502.

Sons of Confederate Veterans meet

The Witherspoon Barnes Camp No. 1445 Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting is 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Elgin Boy Scout Hut, 114 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. 

Executive Director of the S.C. Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia W. Allen Roberson will speak. For details, call George Bragdon at (803) 287-2095.

NASC closed for holiday

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will close Nov. 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will reopen on Nov. 25. For details, call (803) 313-7172.

50 Plus Club dance Nov. 24

The 50 Plus Club will hold an annual fall dance at 9 p.m. Nov. 24 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. The event features free food, music and dancing. For details, call (803) 577-0446.

B&B Craft Show Nov. 25

The 37th annual B&B Craft Show, hosted by Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church, is 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. More than 50 vendors from across the Carolinas will be represented and gifts will be given away every hour. Pictures with Santa are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Homemade vegetable soup and cornbread and hot dogs will be sold. Donations will be accepted for HOPE of Lancaster and KARE of Kershaw. For details, call (803) 287-2667.

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.


Class of ’67 meets

The Hillside High Class of 1967 will meet at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 26 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2785 Spirit Road, Heath Springs. For details, call Howard Mickle at (803) 320-0873.

SMH Masquerade jewelry sale

Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Masquerade $5 jewelry sale from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 28-30 and from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 in the hospital lobby, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. All proceeds benefit Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Projects Fund.

Native American art and craft sale

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will hold a Native American art and craft sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2. The event features the work of 13 S.C. Native American artists. Admission to the NASC is free. For details, call (803) 313-7172.

Artisans Holiday Market Dec. 2

The Artisans Holiday Market is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Lancaster County Historical Courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Lancaster. Admission is free. The event features handcrafted dolls, pottery, sculpture, woodcraft, jewelry, soap, candles, folk art and more. For details, visit www.facebook.com/avantgardeartist, e-mail cmstevens@comporium.net or call (803) 287-7853.

Moore-Pastides book signing

The Lotus Boutique and Design, 311-A N. Main St., Lancaster, will host a book signing by Patricia Moore-Pastides from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2. For details, call (803) 286-5901.

Hillside Class of ’69 meets

The Hillside High School Class of 1969 will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Front Porch Restaurant, 3072 Lancaster Highway, Richburg. For details, call Pat Moses Marks at (803) 273-9415, Marshall Benson at (803) 287-5949 or Vivian Anthony Dawkins at (803) 287-7563.

Winter Block Party Dec. 2

See Lancaster Live’s Winter Block Party is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2 in the City Hall parking lot. The event features food and business vendors, artisans and musicians, holiday open houses, a gingerbread contest, children’s rides and craft tent, free trolley rides to event locations, photos with Santa and more. Admission and refreshments are free.

LSPCA Fur Ball Dec. 2

Lancaster SPCA will hold a Fur Ball from 7-11 p.m. Dec. 2 in USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The event will feature dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50. Options are available for corporate or individual sponsors, VIP seating and advertisements in programs. All proceeds benefit the LSPCA’s vetting costs, critical needs and spay and neuter program. For details, call Diana Knight at (803) 287-7636 or e-mail lancspca@comporium.net.

Computer-use tutoring for seniors

The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold one-on-one computer-use tutoring for seniors from 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at the Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Advance registration is required and may be completed at the center.

Paws in the Panhandle meets

The monthly Paws in the Panhandle meeting is 6-7:45 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

STEM Club meets Dec. 6

The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., and Clemson University’s 4H program hosts STEM Club meetings from 4-5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the library’s meeting room. The club is for grades 4-12. The next meeting is Dec. 6. For details, contact Eve Bowers at (803) 285-1502 or ebowers@lancastercountysc.net or contact Steve Hucks at (803) 283-3302 or chucks@clemson.edu.

DAV to meet 

The Disabled American Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. The next meeting is Dec. 11. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

Free Christmas gifts for children

Ellen Haggins will give away free Christmas gifts to children in the community at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at 327 Elm St., Lancaster. 

Tickets for free gifts must be picked up before Dec. 18. All parents must have a ticket to pick up gifts. Donations are being accepted for gifts. Donations include items such as baby dolls, games, footballs, basketballs, board games and trucks. For details, to purchase tickets or to donate, call (803) 577-3822.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 country 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.

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