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Chinese auction set for May 25

The Barr Street High Class of 1963 will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. May 25 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Doors open at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be sold. All proceeds benefit the class.

Classic JOURNEY Live concert

Classic JOURNEY Live will perform May 26 and 27 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20. For details or to purchase tickets, visit ClassicJOURNEYLive.com.

Buford Massacre anniversary ceremony May 27

The 237th anniversary of the Buford Massacre will be commemorated through a service on May 27 at the Buford Battleground, 262 Rocky River Road, Lancaster. 

A bronze memorial plaque, which bears the names of 216 Continental soldiers who were present during the battle, will be dedicated to the site at 12:30 p.m. and the flags of the state of South Carolina and the commonwealth of Virginia will be raised over the battlefield for the first time. 

The event also includes a wreath-laying ceremony at 10:30 a.m., the Choral Society from Sun City Carolina Lakes performing, a single plane fly-over, guests wearing Continental and militia attire and the Presidents of the South Carolina and the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution speaking. For details, call Ken Obriot at (803) 548-7871.

Memorial Day Program May 28

Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office will hold a Memorial Day Program at 3 p.m. May 28 in Lancaster Memorial Park. In the event of rain, it will be held at the American Legion building, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster.

Cooking with USC First Lady

USC Lancaster and Springs Memorial Hospital will host an evening with First Lady of USC, Patricia Moore-Pastides on June 6, with reception at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor mezzanine at SMH and a live cooking demonstration and discussion in the Bistro of SMH at 7 p.m. Space is limited. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 286-1685 by May 31.

Summer Kids Fest May-July

Youth Innovations, LLC, Youth Development and Leadership Center has opened registration for Summer Kids Fest. The youth enrichment camp runs May through July and includes outdoor games, dress-up days, service learning activities, treasure hunt, story telling, character education, STEM activities, interactive games, education connection, guest speakers, field trips and more. For details, call (803) 288-1462 or visit 207 W. Barr St., Lancaster.

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.


Paws In the Panhandle meets

The monthly Paws In the Panhandle meeting is 6 to 7:45 p.m. June 5 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

Edgewater Charity Car Show

Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster, will host the third annual Edgewater Charity Car Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3. The event features music, vendors, food, goody bags, T-shirts, raffles, prizes, trophies and dash plaques.

The show is free to spectators. Those with show vehicles cost $20 or $15 with a food donation. All proceeds benefit the Lancaster Christian Services Food Pantry. In case of rain, the event will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4. For details, call Bobbi Ann Helgeson at (803) 627-8783.

Kershaw Shrine Club Golf Tournament

The Kershaw Shrine Club will host a golf tournament at 2 p.m. June 3 at the Kershaw Country Club, with lunch at noon. Teams will include four players, captain’s choice and prizes include $600 for first place, $400 for second and $200 for third. 

It costs $50 per player and includes cart fee, green fees, two mulligans, red tee, chicken wings from Frog’s Bar and Grill and three beverages. For details or to register, call Mike McManus at (704) 681-0098 or Kershaw Country Club at (803) 475-2104.

Grief support group meets

A Journey Towards Healing grief support group will meet from 1-2 p.m. June 6-July 18 at the Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. For details or to RSVP, call Alice Robson at (803) 286-1472.

Hillside High Chinese auction set for June 8

Hillside High School 2017 Committee will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. June 8 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 per envelope. All proceeds benefit the 2017 Hillside High School Reunion. For details, call Joseph Gaither at (803) 386-4708, Linda Harris at (803) 287-4539 or John Bell at (803) 285-3840.

Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences  summer camps

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2017 Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences summer camp dates are:

- July 10-14, Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster

- July 17-21, Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 5908 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster

- July 24-28, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw

- July 31-Aug. 4, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land

Camp runs from 9 a.m.- noon each day. Early registration is $65 for LCCA members and $80 for non-members. A $25 late registration fee will be applied after June 9. Registration includes daily snacks, T-shirt and supplies. Volunteer and scholarship opportunities are available. For details, call (803) 285-7451.

BlackJax Golf Tournament

The first annual Carolina BlackJax Golf Tournament is 1:30 p.m. June 10 at Lancaster Golf Club, 1821 Springs Club Road. It is a four-man, Captain’s Choice golf tournament. It is $300 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, dinner and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the Carolina BlackJax 11u Travel Baseball Team’s trip to play a week-long tournament against teams from all over the U.S. in Cooperstown, N.Y. Pre-registration ends June 5. For details or to register, call Chris Madden at (803) 608-2083 or Allyson Wright at (803) 342-2893.

Stevenson family reunion

The Stevenson family reunion, in memory of William C. and Martha A. Stevenson, will be 6 p.m. June 10 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call Martha Stevens at (803) 285-0858 or Rachel Barnes at (803) 286-4284.

Ag+Art  Tour kicks off June 16

Lancaster County Ag + Art Tour will begin 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 16 at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St., Lancaster. Tickets are $15 each, plus tax for adults and $10, plus tax for ages 12 and under and will not be sold at the gate. Tickets include heavy hors d’oevres from the Craft Stand Cash Bar and a complimentary bottle of honey from Dixie Bee Supply. Blackbeard’s Truck will perform. 

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 and 1 to 5 p.m. June 18, visitors will create their own itineraries and routes. Locations include Benford Brewing Company, Griff’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Historic Craig Farm, Native American Studies Center, Historic Lancaster County Courthouse Museum, Dixie Bee Supply and more.

To purchase kickoff tickets, call (803) 289-1486 or visit www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts. For details, visit www.agandarttour.com or call (803) 289-1494.

Lehigh-Lancaster reunion June 17

The Lehigh-Lancaster employee reunion is June 17. There is no cost to attend. Anyone interested may call (803) 577-2017 or (803) 242-1528 before June 10.

Pre-Fathers Day Fun Day June 17

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project will host a Pre-Fathers Day Fun Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17 on Barr Street School’s activity field, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. 

The event features games, food, prizes and a contest for the dad with the “sharpest straw hat.” Pets are not permitted and guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. For details, call (803) 283-3444.

Upcoming area blood drives

American Red Cross

- June 19: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, 3026 Camp Creek Road, Lancaster.

- June 20: 2:30-7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster.

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

Junior Bruin Cheer Clinic

The Junior Bruin Cheer Clinic is 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 19-22 and July 31-Aug. 3 in the Lancaster High School Gym, 617 Normandy Road. The clinic is for anyone ages 3-10 and costs $55, which includes a T-shirt. Children will work on cheer technique and learn a dance and cheers.

A printable registration form can be found at http://lancastercitysc.preview.vc3.com/junior-bruin-cheer-camp-2015-06-1... and should be mailed with the registration fee to Coach Faynette Waldrop, LHS, 617 Normandy Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. For details, e-mail faynettef@yahoo.com.

Girl Scouts Camp begins June 26

The Girl Scouts Camp is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 26 at Andrew Jackson State Park. Registration is due by June 15. For details or to register, e-mail Beth Sims at esims@gssc-mm.org.

Training School/BSHS reunion

The Lancaster Training School/Barr Street High School 2017 reunion is June 30-July 2 at the Crowne Plaza, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. The event is hosted by the classes of 1966 and 1967 and the theme is “Tigers Forever.” 

Registration is $130 and rooms must be booked by June 9. For details, call Valerie Belk at (803) 285-5903, Verta Looper at (404) 498-4075 or Charmaine Stradford at (803) 285-4860.

Parks and recreation block party July 21

Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will hold a kids’ block party from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21 on the Kershaw ball field, 219 Little Dude Ave., Kershaw. 

Hillside High 2017 reunion

The Hillside High School 2017 reunion is Sept. 1-3, at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte. The theme is “Our Journey Continues, Together Again – Let’s Celebrate.”

The itinerary includes an acquaintance get-together Sept. 1, lunch and sightseeing cruise and a nighttime banquet Sept. 2 and worship services Sept. 3. Events will conclude with a cookout/picnic at Heath Springs Elementary School (the former Hillside Elementary and High School), 158 Solar Road, Heath Springs.

Registration is $150, which can be paid in two installments or in full, and is due June 30. Everyone is responsible for booking his or her own rooms by Aug. 2. For details, visit www.hillsidehs.com.


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.

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.

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.

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

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

Free homework help available

Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship, 1789 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, 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 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays ready and willing to assist. For details, call (980) 328-2390.

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. 

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.

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.

Sign language class meets

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will hold a sign language class from 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday through May 30. The class will use the book, “Signing Made Easy” by Mickey Flodin and Rod Butterworth. For details, call (803) 285-1502. 

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. 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 from 8:30-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at HOPE, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, and should include a S.C. picture I.D., 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 over night.

 The Citadel House is a local non-profit 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.



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