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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.

CSA accepting applications

Bush’n’Vine Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is now taking applications for a seven-week produce program. Produce will be delivered to the Gregory Family YMCA, 512 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, each week beginning 12 p.m. July 19. 

The program will run for seven consecutive weeks, where participants will receive a portion of fresh fruit and vegetables each week. A single payment is made in advance, based on family size. For details, call (803) 684-2732.

Archery 101 for Kids June 17

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host Archery 101 for Kids at 2 p.m. June 17 at the Adventure Road Entrance, 104 Adventure Road, Fort Mill. This program, geared to first time archers ages 8 through 11, will cover all the basics of archery. 

Participants must pre-register and parents must stay on site throughout the program. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and make sure that any long hair is tied back. Cost is $20 per person. Non-members pay the $5 entry fee.

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. The next meeting is June 17. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 286-6291.

Library children, teen programs

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will host children and teen programs throughout June and July. For details, call (803) 285-1502.

Programs include:

- June 18, 10 a.m.-noon, Maker Monday “This is NOT a box challenge” (grades 2-8).

- June 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. “Stump the Geologist” Meet Dr. Lynette Martek and bring rocks to be identified.

- June 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Canvas Art.

- June 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Book Tasting Fridays (grades 2-6).

- July 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Maker Monday “Unleash the Force challenge” (grades 2-8). 

- July 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Demonstration with archaeologist Dr. Chris Judge.

- July 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Cupcake War.

- July 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Book Tasting Fridays (grades 2-6).

- July 16, 10 a.m.-noon, Maker Monday “Balloon Power challenge” (grades 2-8).

- July 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Libraries Rock Teen Lock-In. Permission form must be signed and returned to attend lock-in. 

Area blood drives posted

American Red Cross

- June 18, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, 3026 Camp Creek Road, Lancaster.

- June 19, 2:30-7 p.m., Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster. 

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

- 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.

Summer camp program

The United Citizens Club of Heath Springs, 672 Hart St., Heath Springs, will host a summer camp program from 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. June 18-21. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parents are required to register their children on-site. For details, call (803) 273-4841, (803) 416-2614 or (803) 288-6593.

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 June 19. This is a closed group. For details or to register, call (803) 286-5232.

Book club meets June 19

Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will hold its monthly book club from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 19 in the meeting room of the library. This month’s book selection is “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski. For details, call April Williams at (803) 285-1502.

Sunset Kayak June 20

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host a Sunset Kayak at 7:15 p.m. June 20 at the Rush Pavilion, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. Kayaks and Personal Flotation Devices will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. 

The cost for this program is by kayak, and is $15 for a single kayak and $20 for a tandem kayak, which includes your kayak equipment and guide. For nonmembers, a Greenway entry fee of $5 applies. Please register online. Registration is limited to four single kayaks and two tandem kayaks. For details, e-mail saralee@ascgreenway.org. 

Lions Club meets June 21

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. The next meeting is June 21.

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 June 21.

Classic car cruise-ins

Classic car cruise-ins will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Highway 55, 683 Lancaster Bypass E., Lancaster. The next one is June 21. Cruise-ins will run through Oct. 15, weather permitting. All makes and models welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.

Greenway Summer Concert Series

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host the Greenway Summer Concert Series from June 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. June’s lineup includes Horsefly on June 21 and Onceblind on June 28.

Katawba Valley conservation education

The Katawba Valley Land Trust will host a conservation education event at 7 p.m. June 21 at USC Lancaster’s Carol Ray Dowling Center, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Mr. Bill Marshall with SCDNR will speak on the State Scenic Rivers program and the challenges faced in managing South Carolina’s water resources. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call (803) 285-5801.

Benefit Ride for LCH

A benefit ride for the Lancaster Children’s Home is June 23, with sign-up 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.

New Town Neighborhood Reunion June 23

The New Town Neighborhood Reunion will be June 23 at the American Legion, 823 S. Main St., Lancaster. A meet and greet cookout will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and attendees are asked to wear their reunion T-shirts and to bring lawn chairs. An adult-only banquet will be from 7-11 p.m. with DJ and dancing. Dress code is dressy or smart casual. Registration is required before June 9 and is $25 for adults, $8 for children and $15 for the banquet. T-shirts are included in the price. For details, call (803) 287-8890 or (803) 289-8834.

Introduction to Trails Guided Hike June 23

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host an Introduction to Trails Guided Hike at 10 a.m. June 23 at the Rush Pavilion, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. Due to uneven ground, strollers are not recommended. Participants should check the mileage of the hike to make sure it is suitable for their family’s needs. 

Farmer program now accepting applications

The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program. The deadline to apply is July 15. An online application is available at www.scnewfarmer.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.

Couch to 5K program

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host a Couch to 5K program at 8:30 p.m. June 9-Aug. 11 at the Rush Pavilion, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. The 10-week program is designed for those who are just starting out running or are looking to get back into it after some time off. For details, e-mail saralee@ascgreenway.org. 


Auditions for ‘A Night of One Acts’

Auditions for "A Night of One Acts" will be 10 a.m.-noon June 23 and 2-5 p.m. June 24 in Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Audition ages are 7-18 years old for The Unscary Ghost, 14-99 years old for The Nightmare of Frankenstein and 7-99 years old for The Lottery. Please be ready for a cold read. Performances are Sept. 7-9 and 14-16.

Sons of Liberty Lodge fish fry

Sons of Liberty Lodge No. 148 will host their annual fish fry from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 at 4893 Kershaw Camden Highway, Heath Springs. For details or to place orders, call (803) 273-9734 or (803) 287-2332. 

Backyard Campout June 23

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host Backyard Campout at 3 p.m. June 23 at the Field Trail Barn, 195 Adventure Road, Fort Mill. For greenway members, the cost is $10 for individuals or $35 for a family of four. For non-members, the cost is $15 for individuals or $40 for a family of four. Registration is required ahead of time. For details, visit www.ascgreenway.org.

‘HOWL’ Moonlight Series dog walk

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host a “HOWL” Moonlight Series at 8:30 p.m. June 29 at Mary Warner Mack Dog Park, 104 Adventure Road, Fort Mill. Please note your dog MUST be dog and human friendly on and off leash to attend this hike. If you are not a member of the dog park you will need to provide proof of rabies/parvo/bordatella vaccinations. This program is $5 per dog, reservations required. Please note that non-members will also be required to pay $5 non-member entry fee at the gate.

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. 

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 June 26.

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.

Introduction to Kayaking June 28

Anne Springs Close Greenway will host an Introduction to Kayaking at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at the Rush Pavilion, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. 

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. Park and enter at the front entrance of the church. Meetings are open to those living with MS, caregivers, family and friends. The next meeting is July 3.

Charlesboro July 4th Parade

The 39th annual Charlesboro July 4th Parade will be at 10:30 a.m. July 4 at Taxahaw Road from New Haven Baptist Church to Blackmon Cemetery near Highway 601. The pledge of allegiance and prayer will be held at New Haven Baptist Church at 10:15 a.m. before the parade. The parade will line up at New Haven Baptist Church on Taxahaw Road. To participate, safe vehicles must display an American flag. Floats for families, churches and other groups are welcome. For details, call (843) 658-3555 or (803) 804-8837.

Heath Springs July 4th Parade and Summerfest

The Heath Springs annual July 4th Parade and Summerfest will be at 4 p.m. July 4. The event will include vendors, music, food and a vintage car show. Entertainment includes Elvis Impersonator Matthew Spalding and music by Joe Young. Vendor registration is $25 per table. The deadline for registration is June 29 with checks make payable to Heath Springs Activity Fund accepted. Parade entry is free with ATVs, cars, walkers and floats welcome. Animals are not permitted. Line-up will begin at 3 p.m. on College St., Heath Springs. For details, call Donna Moree at (803) 273-2066.

VWCDC July 4 fundraiser

Van Wyck Community Development Club will host a July 4 fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. July 4 at Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Lancaster. The event will include chicken and hot dog plates, free kids’ games and train rides and free entertainment at dark. Please bring lawn chairs. All proceeds benefit Van Wyck Community Development Club.

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. The next meeting is July 7. For details, call (803) 577-0446.

County Chess Club meets July 7

Lancaster County Chess Club meets the first Saturday of each month. The next meeting is July 7 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.

4th of July Summer Pops concert

Ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan will be in concert at 2:30 p.m. July 8 at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster, as part of the Vivian Major Robinson concert series. The event is cosponsored by Lancaster County Council of the Arts. Will call tickets ($15 each) are available at (803) 285-7451 or lccarts.net.

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 July 9. 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 next meeting is July 11.

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.

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. The next meeting is July 12.

USCL offers Adventure Camp

USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, will host the second session of its Arts and Sciences Adventure Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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.

50 Plus Club dance July 20

The 50 Plus Club will host their annual all white attire dance at 9 p.m. July 20 at the American Legion, 823 S. Main St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-2564.

Women’s Enrichment Center’s golf tournament 

The Women’s Enrichment Center will host their 12th annual golf tournament July 27 at Lancaster Golf Club, 1821 Springs Club Road. The cost is $260 per team. For details, call (803) 286-5900. 


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.

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.

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. The next meeting is June 21. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.





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