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Classic Car Cruise-In April 19

No Host Classic Car Cruise-Ins will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday of each month through October at Highway 55, 683 S.C. 9 Bypass E., Lancaster. The next cruise-in is April 19, weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.

“Death Ahoy” Murder Mystery

The Craig Farm Historic Preservation Foundation will sponsor a murder mystery, “Death Ahoy,” at 6 p.m. April 19 at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The Charlotte Murder Mystery Company will present the evidence and the suspects and audience members will unravel the mystery. Wine and cheese will be served. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the door or at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, by calling (803) 285-7451 or online at lccarts.net. All proceeds benefit restoration work at the Cultural Arts Center. For details, visit www.facebook.com/lancasterhistoricalsociety/ or call Johannes Tromp at (803) 416-8420.

Upcoming area rabies clinics

- April 19 at Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, 4455 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

- April 24 at Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 3089 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs.

- April 26 at Tradesville Community Center, 2851 Old Camden Monroe Highway, Lancaster.

- May 1 at Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, 114 Tram Road, Lancaster.

All clinics are open 6-7:30 p.m. and cost $6 per rabies shot. Other vaccines will be available, including canine distemper/parvo, canine kennel cough, feline FVRCPP 4-way and feline leukemia. These yearly shots for both cats and dogs are $16 each. For details, call (803) 286-8131.

Artists, vendors needed for Red Rose Festival

Artists, craftsmen, food vendors, nonprofit agencies and commercial vendors are needed for the 2018 Red Rose Festival on May 18 and 19. Those interested should apply online before April 20 at www.lancastercitysc.com, e-mail Events and Festivals Manager Joe Timmons at events@lancastercitysc.com or call (803) 289-1498.

NASC Lunch and Learn program

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will hold a Lunch and Learn program at noon April 20. Dr. Katherine Osburn of Arizona State University will discuss “The ‘Identified Full-Bloods’ in Mississippi: Race and Choctaw Identity, 1898-1918.” For details, call (803) 313-7172.

Red Rose photography contest

The deadline for entries for the 2018 Red Rose Festival Photography Contest is 3 p.m. April 20. The contest is open to all ages and all work must be original and not previously exhibited at Lancaster County Council of the Arts. There is no entry fee.

To qualify, one 8-by-10-inch color or black and white photograph must be submitted at the LCCA, 201 W. Gay St., during normal business hours. Photograph must be accompanied by a completed and signed registration form with digital image (.jpeg) sent to arts.takepart@gmail.com. Photographs should focus on the beauty and breathtaking views of nature in Lancaster County. For details, visit LCCA, call (803) 285-7451 or e-mail arts.takepart@gmail.com.

Mickle, Hammond reunion meeting

The Mickle and Hammond family reunion meeting is 5-6 p.m. April 20 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call Sarah Harris at (803) 273-5641 or Howard Mickle at (803) 273-4084.

‘Sister Act’ performance

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will present a performance of “Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy” at 7:30 p.m. April 20-21, 3 p.m. April 22 and 7:30 p.m. April 26-28 at Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for ages 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased at Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, or at the door the day of the performance. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lancasterplayhouse.com or www.facebook.com/theatreatCPLC.

KVLT hosts Spring Bird Count

The Katawba Valley Land Trust will celebrate the “Year of the Bird” with a Spring Bird Counts event at 7 a.m. April 21 at Landsford Canal State Park and Cedar Creek in Great Falls. Activities will begin around 7:30 a.m. and end around 11 a.m. The event is free and all are welcome. For details, call Dick Christie at (803) 285-5801, e-mail kvlt@comporium.net or visit www.kvlt.org.

Friends of Del Webb book sale

The Friends of Del Webb Library will host a book sale at 9 a.m. April 21 for Friends members and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for everyone else at Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. It is a cash-only sale. Books in the Friends Book Room are buy one, get one free, starting at 25 cents. Paperback fiction in the meeting room is priced at six for $1. Collectibles are also in the meeting room, with prices marked. Friends memberships will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the library.

Class of ’68 meets

The Barr Street Class of 1968 will meet at 1 p.m. April 21 at the Able Center, 803 E. Arch St., Lancaster. The 50th class reunion will be discussed. For details, call (803) 804-0632 or (803) 289-9110.

Family Fishing Clinic April 21 in Sun City

A free Family Fishing Clinic is 1-4 p.m. April 21 at Grandparents’ Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Instructors are SCCL Sport Fishing Club volunteers, trained by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The clinic will introduce the basics of fishing. Bait, rods and reels, and tackle will be provided. To register, call (803) 737-8483, email aquaced@dnr.sc.gov or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaced.

Wildflower Nature Hike

The Katawba Valley Land Trust, along with the Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park, will host a Wildflower Nature Hike at 1 p.m. April 21 at Hanging Rock Battleground, 2000 Hanging Rock Road, Kershaw. The hike will be led by naturalist Irvin Pitts and will focus on spring wildflowers. The event is free and all are welcome. For details, call Dick Christie at (803) 285-5801 or e-mail kvlt@comporium.net.

Barr Street High reunion meeting

The Barr Street High School Class of 1968 will hold a 50th reunion meeting at 1 p.m. April 21 at the Able Center, 803 E. Arch St., Lancaster.

Big Six Committee Banquet April 21

The Lancaster Masonic Lodge’s 36th annual Big Six Committee Banquet is 6 p.m. April 21 at the Heath Springs Community Center, 672 Hart St., Heath Springs. The Big Six Committee makes donations and supports different organizations throughout Lancaster and Kershaw counties.

Lancaster Alumnae Chapter 50th anniversary

The Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Theta Sorority will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a drop-in from 4-7 p.m. April 22 at the Delta Life Development Center, 318 Elm St., Lancaster. All are welcome.

Vets Coffee Clubs meet

The Veterans Coffee Clubs meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday. The Lancaster group meets at 521 BBQ, 123 S. Main St., Lancaster, and the Indian Land group meets at Inspiration Ministries, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land, in the café.

All veterans, military branches and ranks are invited to come tell stories, mingle and make new friends.

For details on the Lancaster club, call (302) 897-6030. For details on the Indian Land club, call (803) 230-4856.

Marine Corps League meets

Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster, with a meal at 6 p.m. 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 next meeting is April 24.

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.

Citadel House seeks volunteers

The Citadel House Supportive Service Emergency Shelter is seeking male and female volunteers, as well as church members, to volunteer overnight or to prepare weekly meals for Citadel House residents. For details, call James Pringle at (980) 328-2390 or (803) 286-0020.

Girl Scouts seeking members

Girl Scouts are seeking new members and leaders for 2018. For details or to join, contact Beth Sims at esims@gssc-mm.org or call (803) 374-9994.


Masquerade jewelry sale at hospital

Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Masquerade $5 jewelry sale 7 a.m.-7 p.m. April 25 and 26 and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 in the hospital lobby, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. All proceeds benefit Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Projects Fund.

Upcoming blood drives

American Red Cross

- April 26, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.

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

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

- April 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church Community Bloodmobile, 3731 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster.

To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

‘The House at Pooh Corner’ performance

USC Lancaster and Lancaster County First Steps will host a performance by the USC Players of “The House at Pooh Corner” by A. A. Milne and adapted by Bettye Knapp at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. April 29 in Steven’s Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive. 

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. For details, call (803) 313-7017 or e-mail Berrymbl@mailbox.sc.edu.

Spring Community Yard Sale May 5

Lancaster’s Spring Community Yard Sale will be 7 a.m.-noon May 5 inside the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Applications are being accepted through April 27 for sellers and vendors. Spaces are 10x10, first come first serve and cost $10 each. Applicants must provide their own tables and chairs and must arrive between 6 and 6:45 a.m. to set up. For details or an application, e-mail events@lancastercitysc.com or call (803) 289-1498.

Ag+Art Tour seeks participants

The S.C. Ag+Art Tour is seeking artisans to participate in the nation’s largest free farm tour in June. The self-guided tour is a great way for artisans to demonstrate, show and sell their wares.

Local artisans will be assigned to participating farm sites during tour weekends. Tour stops include family farms that produce food, fiber or timber, or add value to traditional agricultural products (on-farm breweries, cideries, cheesemakers, etc.), or are other farm-based activities, such as farmer’s markets and roadside stands.

Ancillary locations are Dianne Mahaffee’s Fine Art & Clay Studio and Landscape Carolina.  A host of Mahaffee’s students will be on hand demonstrating, along with artist/owner Dianne Mahaffee.  Landscape Carolina is encouraging artisans to set up and those wishing to participate at this location should contact Lancaster County Council of the Arts at arts.takepart@gmail.com.

The 2018 tour will include 12 S.C. counties, with different counties participating each weekend in June. Lancaster County’s weekend is June 9-10.

Interested artisans should visit www.agandarttour.com/artisans to learn more and apply by April 27. For more details, e-mail arts.takepart@gmail.com.

Stroud Family Reunion April 28

The 53rd annual Stroud Family Reunion is 11 a.m. April 28 at Buffalo Baptist Church, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. in the family life center. The event is for descendants of Timothy and Jane Catoe Stroud and everyone is asked to bring their favorite foods. For details, call Phyllis Stroud at (704) 366-0163.

Neighborhood Reunion fish fry

The Newton/Gay Street Neighborhood Reunion will hold a fish fry fundraiser at 11 a.m. April 28 in the field beside Barr Street High School, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Fish plates are $7, fish sandwiches are $3, hot dogs are $1.25, hot dog plates are $3, sausage dogs are $2 and sausage dog plates are $5. All plates include baked beans, slaw, drink and dessert. All proceeds benefit the Newton/Gay Street Neighborhood Reunion.

Community garden seeks gardeners

The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking participants for the Lancaster County Community Garden near the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department at 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Garden sites will be free for participants to grow their own produce. Free seeds and plants will be provided. Applications are available at the United Way of Lancaster County office, 109 S. Wylie St., Lancaster. Deadline to sign-up is April 30.

For details or to volunteer, sponsor or donate to the garden, call (803) 283-8923 or e-mail garden@uwaylcsc.org.

‘Run for Warriors’ 5K May 12

The Indian Land Middle School Athletic Booster Club will host the “Run for Warriors” 5K at 8 a.m. May 12 at the school, with registration at 6 a.m. and fun run at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K is $25 before May 1 and goes up to $35 after. The fun run is $10 or free for ages 5 and under. For details or to register online, visit racesonline.com.

Indian Land VFW golf tourney

Indian Land Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12136 is holding a Memorial Golf Tournament honoring Silver and Bronze Star recipient U.S. Army Capt. John Monahan at Ballantyne Resort Golf Club on May 2.

An entrance fee of $125 for individuals and $500 for teams goes up to $135 for individuals and $540 for teams after today. Cost includes cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch, contests and prizes. Proceeds benefit local veterans.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

To register an individual or team, or to sponsor the tournament, visit www.vfw12136.org and search for Events. For details, call Clem Markarian at (803) 396-8035.

Q&A with Maestro Christopher Warren-Green

Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation and Lancaster County Council of the Arts will sponsor a Q&A with Maestro Christopher Warren-Green, Charlotte Symphony music director, at 6:15 p.m. May 3 at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster, with reception at 5:30 p.m. The interview session will be led by Charlotte Symphony President and CEO Mary A. Deissler. Will-call tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at lccarts.net or by calling (803) 285-7451. For more details, call LCSHP President John Craig at (347) 604-2179 or e-mail jecraig66@gmail.com.

Career and College Fair May 4

There will be a Career and College Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4 at Southside Early Childhood Center, 500 Hampton Road, Lancaster. Business and college representatives will be available, along with various vendors and agencies sharing information on the services they provide.

County Chess Club meets

Lancaster County Chess Club meets the first Saturday of each month. The next meeting is May 5 at the Lancaster County Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St., Lancaster, with chess instruction from 10-10:45 a.m. and games from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All are welcome. For details, visit carolinaschessfoundation.org or e-mail info@carolinaschessfoundation.org.

Emerson Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament

The Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club will hold the 2017 Emerson Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament May 8 at Lancaster Golf Club, 1821 Springs Club Road, Lancaster, with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. 

Registration is $75 and includes golf, on course beverages, close up prizes on all four Par 3’s and long drive prizes and a ticket for a cash drawing. Mulligans are $5 and admission for non-players is$15. All proceeds benefit the Lancaster Children’s Home. For details, visit www.facebook.com/cttcnow/. To register, visit www.cttcnow.org/golf-tournaments.html.

Dementia caregiver support group meets

The Medical Services of Hospice will hold a dementia caregiver 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 a non-threatening and non-judgmental environment for individuals to express feelings and concerns, as well as a place to exchange ideas and learn more about local resources and education programs to assist caregivers. For details, call Julie Trott at (803) 432-1195 or 1-877-675-4368.

LASS Luncheon May 12

The third annual Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters (LASS) Luncheon is noon-3 p.m. May 12 at The Ivy Place, 8603 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster. The event features a fashion show, raffle, silent auction and local vendors. Tickets are $40 per person. For details or to purchase tickets, call (803) 396-8678.

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 May 14. For details, call (803) 285-4081.


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.

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.

Kershaw American Legion

The Kershaw American Legion will meet at 6 p.m. every third Thursday of each month at Kershaw Bowling Alley, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw. For details, call Billy Craig at (803) 475-4069.

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.

Lions Club meets

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

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

For details on Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, call (803) 285-4131 or visit www.area62.org.

LSPCA gives away hay bales

Lancaster SPCA is giving away a free bale of straw to any Lancaster County resident with an outside dog or cat. Straw can be picked up at the Lancaster Animal Shelter, 118 Kennel Lane, or by e-mailing Lancspca@comporium.net. Only one bale will be given per home.

NAMI support groups meet

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) holds support group meetings on the first Thursday of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’s 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.

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 the 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.

Grace Place now accepting applications

Grace Place of Lancaster, 212 E. Brooklyn Ave., is now accepting applications for it’s after school program for first through fourth graders. The program is free. For details, call (803) 804-3311.

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.

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.

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.



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