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Free GAL training begins May 23

The Lancaster County office of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardianship ad Litem (GAL) Program is seeking volunteers to act as advocates for abused and neglected children. Free training to become a GAL volunteer starts May 23. For details, visit gal.sc.gov or call (803) 286-6064.

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.

School Reunion Chinese auction

The Lancaster Training School and Barr Street High School Reunion committee will host a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. May 24 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster, with doors open at 5 p.m. Food and raffle tickets will be sold. All proceeds benefit the school reunion.

Battle of Buford’s Defeat anniversary

The 238th anniversary of the Battle of Buford’s Defeat will be May 26, at the Buford Battlefield, 262 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, just south of the intersection of Highway 9 and Route 522. The celebration starts with a memorial service and wreath laying at 10:30 a.m. at the mass grave on the battlefield. Re-enactors will fire a salute to the fallen and rangers from the S.C. State Park Service will provide information about the battle and its aftermath. 

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. The next meeting is May 29. 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.

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.

Upcoming

2018 National Senior Health and Fitness Day

The Senior Network Coalition will hold the 2018 National Senior Health and Fitness Day from 7-10 a.m. May 30 at Gregory Family YMCA, 476 Hubbard Drive. Door prizes will be given to the first 300 guests and over 40 vendors will be available with senior information. Springs Memorial Hospital Lab will offer free lipid profile and glucose screens. They will also offer C-Reactive for $7, A1C for $12 and Vitamin D for $37, with no insurance or Medicare filing. Rep. Ralph Norman will hold a meet and greet from 8:30-9 a.m.

Opening reception for new exhibit

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will hold an opening reception for the new exhibit, “Artist, Advocate & Leader: Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Will Moreau Goins,” at 6 p.m. May 31. For details, call (803) 313-7172.

Sign up now for summer arts camps

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2018 Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences summer camp dates are:

- July 9-13, Discovery School, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster.

- July 16-20, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster.

- July 23-27, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw.

- July 30-Aug. 3, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land.

Camp runs 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 1. Registration includes daily snacks and supplies. Volunteer and scholarship opportunities are available. For details, call (803) 285-7451.

First Friday in the Garden program

“Moles, Voles and Mystery Holes” will be the subject of the next First Friday in the Garden program at 11 a.m. June 1 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson University Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the free program.

Flat Creek VFD holds yard sale

The Flat Creek Volunteer Fire Department Auxilliary will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. June 2 at the fire department, 7563 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw. Hot dogs, cookies and drinks will be sold. Anyone wishing to donate items should drop them off from 5-7 p.m. June 1.

County Chess Club meets June 2

Lancaster County Chess Club meets the first Saturday of each month. The next meeting is June 2 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 email info@carolinaschessfoundation.org.

Kershaw Shrine Club Golf Tournament

The Kershaw Shrine Club Golf Tournament is 2 p.m. June 2 at Kershaw Country Club, 301 Club House Drive, Kershaw, with lunch at noon.

Registration is $50 per player and includes cart fee, green fees, two mulligans, Red Tee chicken wings from Frog’s Bar and Grill and three beverage tickets. Teams are four-man Captain’s choice and there is a 20 team limit for the tournament. Players may come with a team or as a single.

For details or to sign-up, call Mike McManus at (704) 681-0098 or the country club at (803) 475-2104.

Van Wyck Tablescape event

Van Wyck Woman’s Club will host a Tablescape event from 3-6 p.m. June 2 in the fellowship hall of Van Wyck Presbyterian Church, 5140 Old Hickory Road, Lancaster. Author Glenda Manus will be displaying table settings using themes and characters from her novels in the Southern Grace Series. Tickets are $10 and refreshments will be provided. To reserve tickets, e-mail claudiathompson@comporium.net and pay at the door.

USCL offers Adventure Camp

USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, will hold the first session of its Arts and Sciences Adventure Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4-7 and 11-14. The second session is July 16-19 and 23-26. The camp is for rising 6th-9th graders and includes applied mathematics, art and science activities, computer applications and fitness activities.

The camp costs $60 for one session or $100 for two and includes a T-shirt and camp supplies. Space is limited and scholarships are available. For details or to register, call Dwayne Brown at (803) 313-7037 or e-mail dwayneb@mailbox.sc.edu.

Ag+Art Tour kickoff dining event June 7

The Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour’s kickoff dining event is from 6-8 p.m. June 7 at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The event will feature a musical performance by PJ Brunson and complimentary handcrafted art provided by Dianne Mahaffee. The first course will be prepared by Alexander & Co. Catering, main course by Chef Joy Turner and dessert by Tana’s Apron. For details or to purchase tickets, visit www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts or call (803) 289-1486.

Area blood drives posted

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

- June 8, 4-7 p.m., Redstone 14, 9650 Redstone Drive, Indian Land, with free ticket vouchers given to donors.

- June 22, 4-7 p.m., Redstone 14, 9650 Redstone Drive, Indian Land, with free ticket vouchers given to donors.

- June 23, 4-7 p.m., Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church, 202 S. Gregory St., Lancaster.

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

 Join CBCC in bringing joy to children through its Puppies for Patients. Donors in November and December sign gift tags to be attached to a stuffed toy puppy. CBCC delivers them to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays.

American Red Cross

- June 9, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Southern Spirits, 9989 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

- June 15, 2-6:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 1005 University Drive, Lancaster. 

NASC Spring Art Festival

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will host a Spring Art Festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 and 1-4 p.m. June 10 in conjunction with the Ag and Art Tour.

Both festivals will feature artwork, demonstrations and performances from established and emerging Native American artisans from North and South Carolina, selling pottery, paper art, beadwork, baskets and more. For details, call the NASC at (803) 313-7172.

County Ag+Art Tour is June 9,10

From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 9 and 1-5 p.m. June 10, Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour visitors will create their own itineraries and routes. Locations include Benford Brewing Co., Dixie Bee Supply, Fox Trot Farms, Griff’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Howell Specialty Farms, Historic Craig Farm, Native American Studies Center, Rich Hill Farms, Ivy Place, Historic Lancaster County Courthouse Museum and more. For details, visit www.agandarttour.com or call (803) 289-1492.

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 June 11. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

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.

Lunch and Learn Program June 15

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., will host the “Old Corn and New Chestnuts” Lunch and Learn Program at noon June 15.

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.

Lehigh-Lancaster Reunion June 16

The Lehigh-Lancaster Reunion is June 16 at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 Plantation Road, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 577-2017 or (803) 242-1528.

Red Rose Farmers Market June 21

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 June 21.

Benefit Ride for LCH

A benefit ride for the Lancaster Children’s Home is June 23, with sign-ups at 10 a.m., kickstands up at 12:15 p.m. and last bike in at 4 p.m. The route begins at TMC-Kershaw. Stops include Coates Billiards in Kershaw, Frogs, Roadhouse 21 and will end at Cooter’s Bar. Registration is $20 per bike and $10 per passenger. There will be an auction, live entertainment, cash prizes for best and worst hands, raffles, door prizes and t-shirts and plates available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the children’s home.

Guitar lab June 25

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., is holding a guitar lab at 6 p.m. June 25. For details, visit www.lanclib.org or call (803) 285 1502. 

Ongoing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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