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Coming events 10-27-13

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Ongoing
Haunted Junkyard

Mahaffey’s Used Cars and Parts, 1475 N. Rocky River Road, will hold its sixth annual haunted junk yard 7-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31.
There will also be hot dogs, nachos, drinks and T-shirts. Cost is $5 and all proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts. For details, call (803) 416-6729 or (803) 285-1057.


Christmas parade applications

Applications for the Lancaster Christmas Parade are now being accepted. The parade, themed “Home for the Holidays,” is at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 on Main Street. For applications, visit www.lancastercitysc.com, call (803) 289-1498 or email chasty@lan castercitysc.com.


UW coat drive

United Way of Lancaster County is holding its annual coat drive through Nov. 8. UWLC is accepting clean, gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves and gloves in all shapes and sizes. The items will be distributed, free of charge, to local children and adults through The Closet, a local clothing bank, on Nov. 16. Bring gently used items to the following locations:
• United Way of Lancaster County, 109 S. Wylie St.
• Indian Land Middle School, 8361 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land
• Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, 1520 Pageland Highway
• Pleasant Hill Mini Mart & Grill, 4494 Kershaw Camden Highway, Heath Springs

Str8 Gettin Ryders coat drive
Str8 Gettin Ryders MC is holding a coat drive through Nov. 9. Gently used coats and gloves may be dropped off at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the clubhouse, 2459 Great Falls Highway. Items will be donated to children in need. For details, call (803) 320-4433.


Tax volunteers needed

United Way of Lancaster County is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2014 tax season. Volunteers will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help people whose incomes are $51,000 or less with federal and state individual income tax returns.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (VITA/TCE) teaches volunteers how to prepare simple federal and state tax returns. In return, volunteers will be asked to donate about four hours a week helping at a VITA/TCE site from mid-January to April 15.
Most VITA/TCE sites use computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns (e-file).
Volunteers do not need any accounting experience, but must want to help others. VITA/TCE volunteers participate in a training session (in-class, online or self-study) and are tested on what they learn. For details, contact Melanie Outlaw at (803) 283-8923 or moutlaw@uwaylcsc.org.

‘Dementia Dialogues’
Hospice Care of Tri County will offer “Dementia Dialogues,” a five-part learning experience for caregivers of people with or who exhibit signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia-related disorders.
The course is sponsored by Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina and Medical Services of America. The free classes are 90 minutes long and will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 19, 26 and Dec. 3 and 10, at Heath Springs Council of Aging, 212 Springs St., Heath Springs. To register or for details, call (803) 432-1195 or (877) 675-4368.


LHS class of 2004 reunion

The Lancaster High School class of 2004 is planning its 10th high school reunion. Any class member interested should register via bruinsclassof2004@gmail.com using Paypal. The cost is $45 per person or $60 with a guest. Email bruinsclassof2004@gmail.com for details.


B&B Craft Show seeks vendors

The 33rd annual B&B Craft Show is seeking vendors for the Nov. 30 show at Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road. Interested vendors should call Becky Lowery at (803) 287-2667.


Week Ahead
Golf tournament

Edgewater Egrets Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd., will hold a golf tournament at noon today, Oct. 27. The cost is $50 and includes playing in the captain’s choice handicapped 18 holes with cart.
Cash prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place foursome winners, and all participants will receive a gift bag, one-year magazine subscription and rally dinner with music, raffles and silent auction.
There will also be a longest drive contest.
Call the Edgewater Golf Club at (803) 283-9800 to register.

Family reunion
The McManus and Jowers families will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. today, Oct. 27, at Union Baptist Church, 4953 Taxahaw Road. Bring food and drinks. For details, call (803) 285-3235.


Pageant

The 2013 “BOO”ty Halloween pageant is 2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 27, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Stevens Auditorium. Registration begins at 1 p.m. For details or an application, call (803) 313-9428 or (803) 320-4476.


Women’s luncheon

There will be a women’s luncheon with an inspirational speaker from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Captain’s Galley. Cost is $6 and includes choice of menu items, drink and tip. For details, call (803) 320-8484.


Cruise-in

The Memory Lane Cruisers will hold their last cruise-in of the year from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Barry’s Classic Grille, 683 S.C. 9 Bypass East.
Trophies will be awarded to registered vehicles for Manager’s Favorites and People’s Choice. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors are eligible to participate. Participants will receive door prizes. There will also be trick-or-treating, a 50/50 drawing, games and costume contests. The best adult and child costumes will win $25.

Boo Fun Fest
The City of Lancaster Boo Fun Fest is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at City Hall in downtown Lancaster, 216 S. Catawba St. The event is free and includes a costume contest and concessions.
Photos available for $5, a haunted lantern tour for $3 for ages 12 and older, and a Wing King pumpkin-carving contest.
All pumpkins must be received in City Hall no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31.
For pumpkin-carving contest rules, haunted lantern walking tour information and details, call (803) 289-1498 or email chasty@lancastercitysc.com.

   
Veterans tribute

Lancaster County Emergency Services and the University of South Carolina Lancaster will hold “A Tribute to Our Veterans” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive.
The tribute includes a variety and comedy show performed by the Always Ready-Emergency Troupe.
Tickets are $10 in advance. Proceeds benefit the Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Lancaster. For details, call (803) 416-9910 or (803) 416-9912.

Chinese auction
The Camp Creek Relay For Life team will hold a Chinese auction Saturday, Nov. 2, at Camp Creek Community Center, 2848 Camp Creek Road.
Auction items cover a large variety, including fleece throws, mesh wreaths and aprons.
Doors open at 4 p.m. and the drawing starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for 25 tickets, plus a door-prize ticket.
Chicken and rice plates will also be sold. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For details, call (803) 285-4929.

Quilting classes
There will be a beginner-level quilting class from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and Nov. 9 at the Kershaw Recreation Center, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw.
Rebecca South is the instructor. Cost is $73 and includes materials. For details, call (803) 408-3141 or email rodney3695@gmail.com.


Flat Creek VFD soup sale

Flat Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 7563 Flat Creek Road, will hold a soup sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Plates, $6, include soup, cornbread and dessert. Eat in or carry out.


Benefit for Kevin Todd

New Life Freewill Baptist Church, 1622 Springdale Road Life Center, will hold a chicken strip plate sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the church’s annex building. Plates include fries, coleslaw, dessert and tea. Cost is $7. Proceeds benefit Kevin Todd’s funeral expenses. For details, call (803) 804-6075.

Upcoming
Family reunion

The Robert Evander Mungo and Isabell Horton family will hold its reunion at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1898 Flat Creek Road. Bring a well-filled basket including drinks and bread. Mungo cookbooks will be available for purchase.
For details, call (803) 283-8969.


Humane Society pet adoption

The Humane Society of Lancaster will hold an adoption event and book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Tractor Supply, 593 S.C. 9 Bypass East. There will be a selection of dogs to choose from.
Volunteers are needed to help leash walk dogs and also for fostering.
For details or to volunteer, call Mary at (803) 289-9820 or email midwifesc2@gmail.com.

Veterans Day
celebration
The Lancaster County Veterans Day parade and program is Nov. 9. Parade line-up is at 11 a.m. in the courthouse parking lot on Dunlap Street, and the parade begins at noon, leaving from Dunlap Street on to Main Street and ending at the American Legion building, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. The program begins at 1 p.m. The parade and program will honor the veterans of Lancaster County and the surrounding areas. All veterans, family members, churches and civic organizations are invited to participate.
This year’s program will specially recognize Korean War veterans. Please supply the Veterans Affairs Office with a copy of your DD-214 to prove service in Korea. Korean veterans will receive a certificate in appreciation of their service. Medals will be given to veterans who contacted the office in July. Parade participants must enter the courthouse parking lot from the Meeting Street entrance, and those attending the program at the American Legion, may use the Market Street entrance to the fairgrounds for parking. Any group or organization interested in participating may register at www.mylancastersc.org or may call the Veterans Affairs office at (803) 283-2469 to pick up an entry form. Entry forms must be submitted no later than today, Oct. 25.
Look Good...Feel Better
Look Good...Feel Better, an American Cancer Society support program and workshop for women diagnosed with or being treated for cancer, is 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Marion Sims Theater inside Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St.
Done in a small setting, Look Good...Feel Better is a two-hour, hands-on program by trained cosmetologists that includes skin care/makeup-application tips along with options for dealing with hair loss and nail care that are that side effects of cancer treatment drugs. The workshop is free.
To register, call Mane Street Hair Designers at (803) 283-8494.
Nutcracker
The Columbia City Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” with local youth dancers at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Lancaster High School auditorium, 617 Normandy Road.
Admission is $20 per person for Lancaster County Council of the Arts members and $25 per person for nonmembers. School-aged children get in free with completed coloring sheet, available on www.lccarts.net, and a paying adult. Groups of 20 or more advanced tickets get a group rate of $15 per person. Tickets may be purchased by calling (803) 285-7451 or by visiting the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St.
For details about the Columbia City Ballet, visit www.columbiacityballet.com. For details about LCCA, visit www.lccarts.net.
Business decorating contest
See Lancaster is sponsoring a holiday decorating contest for local businesses in December. There is no entry fee, and forms are due Dec. 2. All locations must be decorated by Dec. 6, and the See Lancaster Design committee will judge from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9. The winner will receive free advertising in The Lancaster News.
For details and registration forms, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or city hall, 216 S. Catawba St., or call (803) 289-1492.
Holiday tour
The 2013 Red Rose Holiday Tour, presented by See Lancaster, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, beginning at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. The tour will highlight the best of the holiday season in Lancaster County, featuring different routes and a collage of memory-making activities for the whole family. For details, call (803) 289-1492.
Artisans market
The holiday downtown market, sponsored by Avante Garde Center of the Arts and the Olde English District Tourism Commision, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at 221 S. Main St. The market will feature artists, craftsmen and holiday vendors. Admission is free and convenient downtown parking is available. Vendor fees start at $25.
The event is part of the annual holiday tour including more than 30 locations.
For details, (803) 289-1492 or cdoster@lancastercitysc.com. Applications are available at www.lancastercitysc.com.