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Week Ahead

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.

Upcoming area blood drives

American Red Cross: Jan. 18: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

Charlotte Road/Van Wyck VFD barbecue

Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, 4455 Old Hickory Road, Lancaster, will hold the 15th annual barbecue and bake sale at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 and 20. Barbecue plates, chicken plates and pounds of barbecue are $8 and barbecue sandwiches are $3.50.Delivery is available for 10 plates or more. For details or to place an order, call (803) 285-4281.

NASC hosts Catawba River presentation

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will hold a presentation on “The Power of History on the Catawba River” at noon Jan. 19. Emilee Syrewicze, executive director of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, will speak.

Special presentation for single parents

Voice and Choices Empowerment Network of Lancaster will sponsor a special presentation for single parents from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20 at Unique Hair Design School, 208 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. 

Syretta Anderson will speak on navigating the family court system to gain custody and visitation rights and share information on free legal assistance and self-representation.

SPCA adoption event Jan. 20

Lancaster SPCA will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20 inside PetSense, 1254 S.C. 9 Bypass W., Lancaster. All available animals will be on site. For details, e-mail lancspca@comporium.net or visit www.lancasterspca.net.

Class of ’69 meets Jan. 20

The Hillside High Class of 1969 will meet at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 in Able Center, 803 E. Arch St., Lancaster. For details, call Pat Moses Marks at (803) 273-9415, Marshall Benson at (803) 287-5949 or Vivian Anthony Dawkins at (803) 287-7563.

Olympic Winter Fun Shag Dance

The Lancaster Shag Club will sponsor an Olympic Winter Fun Shag Dance from 8-11:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Moose Lodge, 200 Shrine Moose Drive, Lancaster. Cost is $5 for shag club member $8 for guests. There will be a free beginner shag lesson at 7:30 p.m.

LCCA artist reception Jan. 21

Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold a free public artist reception from 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Springs Art Galleries, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, featuring new gallery exhibit “Everything is a Sandcastle” by Walt Simpson. Over 40 works will be on display in the Springs House from Jan. 2 to Feb. 28. For details, visit lccarts.net or call (803) 285-7451.

Ben Franklin presentation

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will host a presentation by Ben Franklin, performed by Dr. Rich Davis, at 4 p.m. Jan. 22. Davis is an actor who has travelled the country and speaking at over 5,000 schools, libraries and colleges since 1993. For details, visit lanclib.org or BenFranklin1776.com or call April Williams at (803) 285-1502.

Vets Coffee Club meets

The Veterans Coffee Club in Indian Land has expanded to include a new club in Lancaster. The Veterans Coffee Club Lancaster meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at 521 BBQ, 123 S. Main St., Lancaster. For details, call (302) 897-6030.

Sons of American Revolution meets

The Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Hickory Tavern (The Oak Room), 8364 Charlotte Highway. Lunch is 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Members, spouses, Daughters of the American Revolution and those interested in joining should attend. The group will assist if you are unsure about patriot lineage. For details, contact John Marker at (704) 843-6930 or jmarker@carolina.rr.com.

UW seeking tax volunteers

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking volunteers for the upcoming 2018 tax season. Those interested will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help those whose income is $54,000 or less with federal and state income tax returns.

Volunteers will work around four hours each week at a designated VITA site using computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns. Accounting experience is not required.

For details or to volunteer, call Deborah Boulware at (803) 283-8923.

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.


Alzheimer’s presentation

Tribute Homes will sponsor “Seasonal Affective Disorder” presented by Jennifer Radcliff of Rebound Behavioral Health Center at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 in the meeting room of Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster.

This is the first of many presentations on Alzheimer’s. For details, call (803) 627-8783 or e-mail bahelgeson@TrueHomesUSA.com.

Videography Club meets Jan. 25

The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will host Videography Club meetings from 4-5:30 p.m. once a month in the library’s meeting room. The club is for grades 5-12. The next meeting is Jan. 25. For details, contact Eve Bowers at (803) 285-1502 or ebowers@lancastercountysc.net.

‘Steel Magnolias’ performance

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will present a performance of “Steel Magnolias” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 and Feb. 1 and 3 and 3 p.m. Jan. 28 in Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for kids 10 and under. Advance tickets are available at the Lancaster County Arts Council, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lancasterplayhouse.com.

The Second City performs Jan. 26

Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series presents a comedy performance by The Second City at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Tickets are $36.75 each. For details or to buy tickets, visit www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts or call the box office at (803) 289-1486.

‘My Black Is…’ production Jan. 27

The production of “My Black Is…” will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 in Lancaster High School’s auditorium, 617 Normandy Road, Lancaster, with doors open at 5 p.m. It commemorates the struggles overcome and the contributions of African Americans to history. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For details, sponsorship or vendor opportunities, call (803) 287-0172.

Six-week beekeeping course

The Lancaster County Beekeepers Association will hold a beginners level beekeeping course from 7-9 p.m. each Monday Feb. 12-March 19 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster, with an optional test and field day to be scheduled for a later date. Registration is $55 and includes a book and all instructional material. The class will provide participants with the basic knowledge to successfully keep and manage honeybees for fun and profit.

The beekeeper’s association is offering scholarships for students ages 12-18 to cover the course and handbook expenses. Those students may submit a 150-200 word essay on the topic, “Why I want to learn how to be a beekeeper.” Essays should be submitted by Jan. 31 to dixiebeesupply@gmail.com.

For details, call Joel Dalton at (803) 320-9595, Phil Jowers at (803) 804-1546 or e-mail pappys@comporium.net.

Shiloh Zion VFD fundraiser

The Shiloh Zion Volunteer Fire Department and ladies auxiliary will hold the annual chicken, barbecue and bake sale from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3 in Shiloh ARP Church’s Recreation Hall, 346 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster. Plates are carryout only and tickets may be purchased for $8 from any of the firefighters or at the door while quantities last.

Chinese auction set for Feb. 3

The United Citizens Club of Heath Springs will hold a Chinese auction at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 in the United Citizens Community Center, 672 Hart St., Heath Springs, with doors open at noon. For ticket information, call (803) 286-5338 or (803) 273-6666. All donations are tax deductible.

Dancing with the Stars, art auction

The Fine Arts FOCUS Program at Andrew Jackson High School will host “A Night of the Arts–Hooray for Hollywood,” which features the Lancaster County Dancing with the Stars competition, on Feb. 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for an art gallery, Art FOCUS Program auction and a performance by students in the Andrew Jackson Middle School chorus and band programs. The auction closes at 7 p.m., followed by the dance competition at 7:30 p.m. and free after-party. Tickets are free and are available at AJMS, the Preppy Pineapple and Lancaster Jewelers.

American Legion Post 31 meets

American Legion Post 31, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster, will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, with a meal at 6 p.m.

Flat Creek VFD chicken and rice

Flat Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 7563 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw, will hold its annual chicken and rice fundraiser at 11 a.m. Feb. 10. Dine-in or carryout plates are $7 each and include chicken and rice, slaw, green beans, a roll, dessert and sweet tea. Delivery is available for five plates or more. For details or delivery, call (803) 475-4450.

Regina Belle performs Feb. 10

Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series presents a performance by Regina Belle at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Tickets are $42 each. For details or to buy tickets, visit www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts or call the box office at (803) 289-1486.

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 Feb. 12. For details, call (803) 285-4081.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

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

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.

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.

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.

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