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Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building

Habitat Lancaster’s 6th Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building will be 5-9 p.m. Aug. 18 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium and Arnold Multi-purpose Room, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster.

Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door, if available. To buy tickets, call the Habitat office at (803) 283-1203 or order online at www.habitatlancastersc.org, using the donation link. Tickets are also available at Gus’s Restaurant, The Craft Stand, Mane Street Hair Designs, Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the Farmers Market at Sun City Carolina Lakes. All proceeds benefit the mission of Habitat in Lancaster County.

The Hinson Girls, Flatland Express and Balsam Grove will perform, with the Sun City Cloggers performing between sets. New this year is the “BBB Pickin’ Parlor.” Bring your instrument and join the fun.

Dinner will be provided by Wilbur’s Last Ride and served from 5-7 p.m. Performances start at 5:15 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

For details, call the Habitat office at (803) 283-1203 or Executive Director Nita Brown at (803) 577-4142.

Benefit basketball tournament

A benefit basketball tournament for Brandon Barnes will be held Aug. 25 at Indian Land High School. Entry is $250 per team and includes one meal per team member. 

The winning team will receive $500 and championship T-shirts with trophies for the winning team and the runner up. 

The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to sign up. The deadline to enter is Aug. 18. All proceeds benefit Brandon’s long-term care. 

For details or to sign up, call Fuzzy Bass at (803) 288-0195 or Angie Vincent at (803) 287-5311.

Lancaster County Teachers Volleyball Tournament

The Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation will host its first annual Lancaster County Teachers Volleyball Tournament from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19 at Andrew Jackson High School, 6925 Kershaw-Camden Highway.  

Tickets for the games are $5 for adults and $2 for students. Children age four and under go free. There will also be a barbecue from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. Tickets are available to purchase at Lancaster County high schools or from Debra Gardner at goodsamaritanscholarshipfoundationlcsc@gmail.com. 

All proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation. For details, call (803) 286-0133.

Pet Med Mobile

Pet Med Mobile will be at 222 Palmetto Kennel Lane, Lancaster, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 19, offering low-cost vaccines and other services. For details, visit www.petmedmobile.com or visit their Facebook page, PET MED Mobile. 

Grace Bleachery reunion meetings

The Grace Bleachery reunion meeting is 3-6 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. All are welcome. The next meeting is Aug. 19. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 286-6291.

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. The next meeting is Aug. 21. This is a closed group. For details or to register, call (803) 286-5232.

Sons of Confederate Veterans meet

The Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet Aug. 21 at Seagull’s Grill, 1309 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. The meal will be at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m. A speaker will present the results of research on the “Lancaster Invincibles” of 1861-65, which contains a mini biography of each soldier. 

Hillside Class of ’67 class meeting

A class meeting for the Hillside Class of ’67 will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call (803) 320-0873.

Big Chinese Auction Aug. 23

The Hillside High School 2019 Reunion Committee, “The Mighty Bulldogs,” will host a Big Chinese Auction Aug. 23 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw-Camden Highway, Lancaster. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. Auction tickets are $5 per sheet. 

Sheets are buy four get one free. Tickets are $1 each for the raffle drawing with three chances to win. Prizes are $50 for first, $25 for second and $25 for third. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. 

For details, call Joseph Gaither at (803) 386-4708 or John Bell at (803) 285-3840. 

Greenway Summer Concert Series

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host the Greenway Summer Concert Series through August. Concerts will be in the Comporium Amphitheater, 291 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill, with gates open at 6 p.m. and music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are free for Greenway members and $5 per person for non-members. Special event parking is $5 per car. For details, call (803) 547-4575 or visit www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-62. 

Performances include:

- Todd Johnson & the Revolvers, Aug. 23.

- Fantasy, Aug. 30.

Jory to speak at USCL Aug. 23

John Jory will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 in USC Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, as part of the Katawba Valley Land Trust Speaker Series. 

Jory will speak about the mining and exploration of gold by OceanaGold at the Haile Gold Mine. He is the exploration director at the mine, and has 31 years of gold and uranium mining experience.

The event is cosponsored by KVLT and USCL, and is free and open to the public.

American Legion fundraiser

Highway 55, 8348 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will host a fundraiser in support of the American Legion from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 24. Purchasing a meal will help support the 2019 American Legion Youth Programs. 

Area blood drives posted

American Red Cross

- Sept. 4, 2:30-7 p.m., Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

- Aug. 24, 4-7 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land.

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

‘Stuff the Bus’ event Aug. 25

United Way of Lancaster County and Communities in Schools of Lancaster County will host the annual “Stuff the Bus” event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Walmart, 805 SC 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. 

School supplies can be donated at United Way of Lancaster County, 109 S. Wylie St., Lancaster. 

Lancaster High School class of 1979 meets

The Lancaster High School class of 1979 will meet from 10 a.m.–noon Aug. 25 at Zion Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, to begin planning its 40th reunion. If you are able to attend, please e-mail bmemmons@gmail.com.

Pirate Day Aug. 25

The Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw, will host Pirate Day from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Aug. 25. The event will include black powder demonstrations, sword duels, buccaneer boot camp and a scavenger hunt. 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase and parking is free. Admission is $6 but children 3 and under go free. Special evening events will begin at 4 p.m. but attendees must be 21 and older to attend the evening program. For details, visit museumofthewaxhaws.org.

Class of ’69 meeting

Hillside High School class of 1969 will meet Aug. 25 at the Able Center, 803 E. Arch St., Lancaster. The book committee will meet at 10 a.m. and the regular class meeting will be held at 11 a.m. For details, call Marshall Benson at (803) 287-5949, (803) 273-9415 or (803) 577-5708.

Rainbow Promise fundraiser

Rainbow Promise Enterprise will host a fundraiser for a mobile food pantry from noon – 4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month at Kellyrosa Kitchen, 105 Badger St., Heath Springs. The next one is Aug. 25. For details, call (803) 804-4630. 

The Craft Stand’s second anniversary

The Craft Stand will host its Second Anniversary Block Party at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at 134 S. Main St., Lancaster. 

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition

Residents of Lancaster County high school age and older may participate in the Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition. Paintings should be delivered to Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St., during office hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 28-30. The exhibit will hang in the Springs House Galleries throughout September and October. For details and competition guidelines, call (803) 285-7451. 

Girls on the Run seeking coaches

Girls on the Run is looking for volunteer coaches at several schools in Lancaster County and the Gregory Family YMCA for the upcoming fall season beginning Sept. 10. Teams will meet twice a week, immediately after school. Coaches do not have to be runners. For details, e-mail jennifer.thorsell@girlsontherun.org.

Mental Health First Aid training

Starting in the fall, United Way of Lancaster will be offering Mental Health First Aid courses for businesses, nonprofits, faith-based groups, public service providers and schools. The eight-hour MHFA training teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Discounted rates will be offered to all non-profits. All classes will be taught by a certified MHFA instructor. For details, call (803) 283-8923 or e-mail admin@uwaylcsc.org. 

Reading Pals seeking volunteers

United Way of Lancaster County seeks volunteers for its Reading Pals program. Volunteers 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 attend United Way’s volunteer orientation. For details, call (803) 283-8923 or email exec.director@uwaylcsc.org.

TOPS meets Thursdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a nonprofit organization to support weight loss.

◆ Chapter No. 0314 meets 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 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.


Winter gardening workshop

The Catawba Farm and Food Coalition will host a winter gardening workshop from noon – 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Market Building, 116 Columbia St., Chester. Clemson Extension Horticulture Agent Paul Thompson will explain which crops to plant in August and September for fall and winter harvests and what produce can be overwintered for winter harvest and for the following spring. 

Admission is $15 for the general public and $10 for Catawba fresh market vendors, which includes lunch. Register online by Aug. 27 at www.catawbafarmandfood.org/workshops. For details, e-mail catawbafresh@gmail.com or call (803) 385-6181.

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 Aug. 28. For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.

Treeshaker Mountain Bike Challenge

Anne Springs Close Greenway, 104 Adventure Road, Fort Mill, will host the Treeshaker Mountain Bike Challenge Sept. 1. The challenge is an endurance race comprised of individuals or teams challenged to ride as many laps as they can in either three or six hours for their chance to win prizes and medals. 

The race will start at the Greenway’s Field Trail Barn at 9 a.m. On Aug. 31 the course will be open for all who would like to practice for race day. Competitors of all ages and ability levels may participate. For details, visit www.ascgreenway.org.

County Chess Club meets 

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

Clinton Avenue/Market Street Committee meets

The Clinton Avenue/Market Street Committee meets 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of each month at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. 

The next meeting is Sept. 1. For details, call (803) 577-0446.

MS support group meets Tuesdays

The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month in Room 206 at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. The next meeting is Sept. 4.

Park and enter at the front entrance of the church. Meetings are open to those living with multiple sclerosis, caregivers, family and friends. 

A New Road meets 

A New Road, a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the office building of Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. New members are welcome. The next meeting is Sept. 4. For details, call Janice Steele at (803) 804-9120. 

Photography Club meets 

The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Nature Center, 1604 Highway 21 Bypass, Fort Mill. The club, led by professional photographer Jim Eisner, meets the first Wednesday of every month. The club welcomes all levels of photographer and all styles of camera, from iPhones to DSLR.

EMS Academy begins Sept. 6

Lancaster County EMS will host a 4-week EMS Academy starting Sept. 6. The free evening classes will explain how EMS works and will include information on the functions of EMS in Lancaster County, equipment and units and basic life-saving techniques. Class size is limited to 20 people. For details or to register, call (803) 416-9908.

Lions Club meets

The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Thursday of each month at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. The next meeting is Sept. 6.

Fall Arts and Crafts Show

Sun City Carolina Lakes Lifestyle will host a Fall Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Fort Mill. 

Indian Land Fall Festival kick-off event

The 2018 Indian Land Fall Festival kick-off event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Ivy Place, 8603 Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck. For details, e-mail indianlandfallfest@gmail.com.

Estridge Reunion

The Christopher Estridge Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in the fellowship hall of Midway Baptist Church, 7760 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw. Paper products and ice will be provided. For details, call (803) 475-2593. 

DAV to meet

The Disabled American Veterans 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 Sept. 10. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

Dementia caregiver support group meets

The Medical Services of Hospice 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 next meeting is Sept. 12. 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 (877) 675-4368.

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, Lancaster. Guests are welcome. The next meeting is Sept. 13.

Red Rose Farmers Market 

The City of Lancaster, Lancaster County and Eat Smart Move More Lancaster County will host the Red Rose Farmers Market from 4-6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the county administration parking lot, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. The next one is Sept. 20.

Classic car cruise-ins 

Classic car cruise-ins are held 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Highway 55, 683 S.C. 9 Bypass East, Lancaster. Cruise-ins will run through Oct. 15, weather permitting. All makes and models welcome. The next one is Sept. 20. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.

Kershaw American Legion meets

The Kershaw American Legion meets 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. The next meeting is Sept. 20.


Grief support group meets

GriefShare, a 13-week grief support group led by trained counselors, meets Tuesday mornings by request and at 6:30 p.m.Tuesdays at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 804-7769 or (803) 554-2846.

Financial Bounce Back program

HOPE in Lancaster offers the free Financial Bounce Back program for Lancaster County residents who are experiencing financial challenges and are either 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 email cchilders@hopeinlancaster.org.

Vets Coffee Clubs meet

The Veterans Coffee Clubs meet at 8 a.m. Tuesdays. The Lancaster group meets at 521 BBQ, 123 S. Main St., Lancaster, and the Indian Land group meets at CrossRidge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land. 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.

Grace Place now accepting applications

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

NAMI seeking volunteers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Piedmont Tri-County of Lancaster County seeks 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.

Girl Scouts seeking members

The 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.

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, seeks donations of personal hygiene products and other items and volunteers 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, all James Pringle at (980) 328-2390 or (803) 286-0020.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

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

Yoga for seniors

Yoga for seniors is offered by MC YOGA from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings at the Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Each session is $5 or $20 for five tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the senior center.

Hospice seeking volunteers

Hospice of Lancaster seeks 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.

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, Lancaster, or by emailing Lancspca@comporium.net. Only one bale will be given per home.

Regency Hospice needs volunteers

Regency Hospice needs volunteers in Indian Land, Lancaster and the Kershaw area to visit and do activities with residents and patients in facilities. For details, call (803) 517-2021.

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 the first Thursday of each month in Room 203 at Transformation Church, 8978 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, visit www.namipiedmont.com.


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