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  Week Ahead

Book signing set for Aug. 20

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host a book signing event for Ollie Alexander, author of “Are you in Love or Lust?” from 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. It is a free event featuring special music by saxophonist Galen Hurd III of Rock Hill. For details, call (803) 285-7451.

Library eclipse event canceled

The Lancaster County Library’s eclipse day event originally scheduled for Aug. 21 has been canceled, due to a recall on the special viewing glasses.

Jackson Lodge fundraiser

Jackson Lodge No. 53, 300 W. Gay St., Lancaster, is selling bricks for a remembrance walkway through Dec. 2. Bricks are $60 for individuals and families and $100 for businesses. The first order is due Aug. 21 and the second is due Dec. 2. All proceeds benefit repairs to the lodge. For details, call Johnny Martin after 6 p.m. at (803) 804-1553.

NIBROL hiring event Aug. 22

NIBROL will hold a hiring event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Lancaster SC Works office, 705 N. White St., and Aug. 23 in the Chester SC Works office, 764 Wilson St., Chester. 

NIBROL is a manufacturer of cord for the window treatment industry and is located in the Industrial Park in Lancaster. The company will be hiring machine operators, shift supervisors and dye lab technicians. Those interested should dress appropriately and bring an updated resume.

NAMI family education program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Piedmont Tri-County will hold a Family-to-Family Education Program from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster.

The free series consists of 11 classes for caregivers and provides basic education about mental health conditions and ways to improve the lives of families who have a loved one living with a mental health condition. Classes are limited to 20 people and attendees must pre-register. For details or to register, contact Melanie Odom at lancasterptc@gmail.com or (803) 374-3887.

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 PowerPoint presentations that include personal testimonies and symptoms to teens. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 283-7437 or e-mail lsw220@hotmail.com.

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.


McMillan to speak at USCL

Clemson University naturalist Patrick McMillan will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in USC Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, as part of the KVLT Speaker Series. He will speak on “Personal Space: The Importance of Private Lands to Conservation and Our Identity.” The event is free and all are welcome.

Basketball tournament

The 803 on Three Warfare Tournament 2017 is 10 a.m. Aug. 26 and 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in the old post office parking lot, 301 N. Main St., Lancaster. 

The basketball tournament is for ages 10-24. Registration is $25 per person and is due by Aug. 19. For details, call Charles Vann at (803) 528-2323.

Charity ride, auction for HOPE

The S.C. Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association will host its sixth annual Auction Fundraiser for HOPE in Lancaster 1:30-4 p.m. Aug. 26 at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, with a motorcycle ride at 10 a.m. 

The event will feature music, free food, auction items and door prizes. Tickets for door prizes are $1, six for $5 or 12 for $10. 

Registration for the motorcycle ride is 8-9:45 a.m. and costs $20 for a single rider and $25 for double. Proof of insurance must be provided. The ride begins at Barron Masonic Lodge in Heath Springs and ends at HOPE in Lancaster. 

For details about the fundraiser, visit www.hopeinlancaster.org or call (803) 286-4673. For details about the motorcycle ride, call John Carter at (803) 427-7425 or Larry Leaird at (843) 672-4753.

Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building

Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County will hold its fifth annual BBB, or Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building, event 5-9 p.m. Aug. 26 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium and Arnold Multipurpose Room, 476 Hubbard Drive, with dinner served 5-7 p.m.

Barbecue plates include pulled pork, baked beans, mac and cheese, roll, drink and homemade banana pudding.

Hot dog plates include two hot dogs, buns, slaw, baked beans, chili, condiments, drink and banana pudding.

Craft beer from Benford Brewing, poured by the Craft Stand, is available separately.

The event features performances by the Larry Stephenson Band, The Hinson Girls, Flatland Express and the Sun City Cloggers.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, if available. The event has sold out every year. Tickets can be ordered at www.habitatlancastersc.org or by calling (803) 283-1203.

Take Back the Night Aug. 29

Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault will hold its Take Back the Night event 6-7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Lancaster. For details, call Misty Walters at (803) 286-5232.

AARP Driver Safety program

The Lancaster County Council on Aging will host an AARP Driver Safety program 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 31 at Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. 

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class is limited to 25 seats, so registration is required. For details or to register, call (803) 285-6956.

LCCA book launch Sept. 2

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will sponor a book launch event 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Historic Springs House, 201 w. Gay St., Lancaster. It will feature teacher and author Ember Estridge showcasing her new children’s book, “Leon’s Lines.” Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lccarts.net.

Hammond-Mickles reunion

The Hammond-Mickles family reunion is 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Cane Creek Park, 5213 Harkey Road, Waxhaw, N.C. For details, call Sarah Harris at (803) 273-5641 or (803) 287-9282.

Madden tournament

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project will host its inaugural Madden Tournament at noon Sept. 9 at 105 S. Wylie St., Lancaster. The event is free to fathers ages 18-54 with children under 18. Food and drinks will be provided. State-issued ID and Social Security cards are needed for registration, which is due by Sept. 7. 

Chinese auction set for Sept. 9

Gooches Fire Department will host a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food will be sold. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds benefit the purchase of fire and rescue gear and equipment. For details or advance tickets, call (803) 804-7346.

Christoper Estridge reunion

The Christopher Estridge reunion is 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Midway Baptist Church, 7760 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw. Paper products and ice will be provided. For details, call (803) 475-2596 or (803) 475-2593.

Sowell reunion Sept. 10

The reunion for descendants of George W. and Alice Ingram Sowell is 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Thorn Hill Baptist Church, 2587 Kershaw Country Club Road, Heath Springs. For details, call (803) 320-3932.

Eddie Money performs Sept. 15

Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series presents a performance by Eddie Money at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 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.

Bottle tree workshop Sept. 16

Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will hold a metal sculpture and bottle tree workshop at 8 a.m. Sept. 16. Attendees will create their own metal sculpture or bottle tree and are asked to wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. A bag lunch may be brought or eaten at a downtown restaurant. Workshop is $100 per person. For details or to RSVP, e-mail rcdoster@comporium.net or call (803) 285-9190. Special classes can be reserved for groups of 6-10.

Benefit dice run and after party

The Ironeagles MC will host The Storm, a benefit party and dice run Sept. 16, with sign-ups beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Frogs, 2063 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. Dice run stops include the Great Falls Shrine Club, the Chester Ironeagles MC Clubhouse, 21 Road House and ends at 5:15 p.m. at the Lancaster Ironeagles MC Clubhouse. 

Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple and includes the after party. It will feature 50/50 drawings, door prizes, an auction and live music by Southern Edge. Vendors are welcome after 1 p.m. 

All proceeds benefit Samantha Ingram’s cervical cancer treatment fund. Donations may also be made at www.youcare.com. For details, call Jason Granger at (803) 374-3992 or Bryan Henson at (803) 379-7301.

September Fest 2017 Sept. 16

Rainbow Promise Enterprise will host September Fest 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Heath Springs Town Hall, 103 Duncan St., Heath Springs. The event includes a car and bike show, audio contest, beauty contest, live entertainment, vendors and more. 

Entry fees are $10 each or $25 for vendors. All proceeds benefit the mobile food pantry. 

For details about the car and bike show, call (803) 804-0681, or for vending opportunities and general information, call (803) 804-4630 or (803) 804-5705.


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.

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 is 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.

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.

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.

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.

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