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City council meets
Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.
County democrats to meet
The Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting is 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Lancaster County Library Conference Room, 313 S. Main St. 
Fire commission meets Aug. 2
The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster. 
Board of zoning appeals meets
The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.
Health commission meets Aug. 8
The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 8 at Primetime for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
Historical commission meets
The Lancaster County Historical Commission meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St.
Joint Recreation Commission meets
The Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. There is no meeting scheduled for July. The next meeting is Aug. 14.
Community relations commission meets
The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.
Environmental group seeks volunteers
An environmental organization is looking for local participation and volunteers to reconnect with nature. For details, email kayakcatawba@yahoo.com.
CCA offers help with energy bills
The Lancaster County Office of Carolina Community Actions Inc. is taking applications to help low-income families with home energy bills and other programs and services.
Family households must be income-eligible and provide supporting documents to qualify.
Apply from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 101 Wylie St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-2034.
Candidates needed for Watershed Boards
Candidates are needed for the Cane Creek and Little Lynches Watershed Boards in the 2018 General Election. Voters in Lancaster County will elect four Watershed Directors, two for Cane Creek Watershed District and two for Little Lynches Watershed District.
Watershed directors must be registered voters and live in the watershed district. They serve four-year terms. They receive no salary or other compensation and are elected on a non-partisan basis.
To be placed on the ballot for election a Statement of Intention of Candidacy form must be filed with the County Election Commission office by noon Aug. 15.
Cane Creek Watershed Board candidates will submit their forms to the Lancaster County Election Commission Office and the Little Lynches Watershed Board candidates will submit their forms to the State Election Commission.
For details, call the Lancaster County Voter’s Registration Office at 803-285-2969.
To add your government or political group’s events to this listing, e-mail them to news@thelancasternews.com, fax it to (803) 283-8969, or mail it to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721.