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Church News - April 10-11, 2021

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News Briefs - April 10-11, 2021

American Red Cross blood drives:

Aug. 25, 2:30-7 p.m., Pleasant Hill United Methodist, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land

Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lowe’s, 181 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land

Aug. 31, 1-5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 31, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster

To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Indian Land Action Council: Meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Deputy Roy Hardin Park, 8341 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes will speak. This is pie night, so bring a picnic and a pie to share from 6-7 p.m before the meeting. Kids and leashed pets welcome. Bring a camp chair to be assured of a seat.

Artist demonstration: The Native American Studies Center’s artist-in-residence Alex Osborn will demonstrate his work with photography, digital collage and drawing, creating an evolving art installation 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27-28. Presentations can be viewed live via Facebook or Zoom. For details, visit www.sc.edu/lancaster/NAS or call 803-313-7172.

Carpool Movie Night: See Lancaster will sponsor a free showing of “Dirty Dancing” (PG-13) at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the American Legion/county fairgrounds, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Drive in, park and listen to the movie on your car radio. Food trucks onsite.

Community forum: 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. Sponsored by the Lancaster County Democratic Women’s Council and the Lancaster County Democratic Party, Lynn Teague of the League of Women Voters will speak at the Make Your Vote Count: Demand Fair Maps community forum about redistricting. Masks are required. For details or to join via Zoom, email lcdcdemwomen@gmail.com.

OneBlood blood drives:

Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land

To make an appointment, visit www.oneblood.org or call 888-59-BLOOD.

Summer fun concert: EMK Music presents “Last Summer Fun in the August Sun!” at 3 p.m. Aug. 29. Erin Moon-Kelly (piccolo and flutes) and David Pushic (acoustic guitar) will perform a variety of classical selections. The virtual event is at www.youtube.com/play list?list=PLoSVyUtBotYJsRpIls ozTTm487Qv52hhv.

Sickle Cell Festival: The fifth James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Festival is 2-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Lancaster Fairgrounds, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. The festival will kick off with a Disability Awareness Vehicle Parade and balloon release ceremony.

The parade is open to all, with a $75 prize for best-decorated vehicle. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle, which is waived for sponsors and donors. Parade begins at 1:45 p.m. at the old Piggly Wiggly building on Great Falls Highway and ends at the fairgrounds.

The event will include two shows by Purple Masquerade, a Prince tribute band, and other music by TY-Dogg Entertainment. It will also include an essay contest winner presentation, door prizes, merchandise and food vendors and more.

All proceeds will benefit the James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation. Remember to bring a lawn chair. For details, call 803-235-0099 or 803-416-2640.

LHS class of 1971 reunion: The Lancaster High School Class of 1971’s 50th reunion is 2-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the home of Carlton and Gail Love Gillis. Barbecue will be served 4-6 p.m. Cost is $20 per classmate; $40 for spouses. Send checks or money orders made out to Carlton Gillis to 1818 Beacon Road, Lancaster, SC 29720, by Sept. 15. For details, call Mike Sistare, 803-320-1600; Jerry Witherspoon, 803-320-2174; Shirnetha Belk, 803-287-0111, or Chuck Funderburk, 803-283-7316.

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition: Contest artwork will be on display Sept. 8-Oct. 26 at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, with a reception and awards ceremony 3-5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Springs House. For details, visit lccarts.net/marian-hagins.

Food Truck Friday: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 10 and Oct. 8 at Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. For details, call Mike Barnes at 803-289-6093.

Library used book sale: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 11 at Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway. Sponsored by the Friends of the Del Webb Library, this is a buy one, get one free sale in the used book room, with collectibles in the new meeting room. Friends 2021 members may enter early at 9 a.m. Memberships, which range from $5 for students to $25 for a family) will be sold 9-10 a.m. that day.

Cultural Arts Center concerts:

“Profoundly Piano Trio,” 3 p.m. Sept. 12 with Concertmaster Calin Lupanu and the Chamber Music for All Quartet

“Catching Some Rays – The Music of Ray Charles,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 with Noel Freidline Jazz

“Duo Piano Beaux Arts,” 3 p.m. Sept. 26

All concerts are at the Cultural Arts Center, 309 W. Gay St., Lancaster. Tickets for each concert are $15; lcshp.org or 803-287-6826.

Wine, Women & Fashion: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Historic Springs House and Gallery, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. A timed-entry event with only 30 tickets per hour, A Night of Wine, Women & Fashion will feature clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories and home decor with wine and hors d’oeuvres. For tickets, visit www.lccarts.net/wine.

Community outreach fair: The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will hold a community outreach fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25 at 103 Duncan St., Heath Springs. There will be information, resources, assistance and free items. For details, call 803-313-2116 or 803-313-2105.

Log Cabin Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Lower Providence Community House, 9735 Community House Road, Charlotte (across from Community House Middle School). There will be local vendors and artisans, a petting zoo, bounce house, ice cream truck and face painting. Barbecue will be sold for lunch or take out, with a bake sale in the cabin. Presbyterian Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit will do mammograms. All proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of this historic site.

LSPCA benefit run: 10 a.m. Sept. 25 starting at DC Cycle, 1467 Flat Creek Road, Lancaster, with stops at Frog’s Bar and Grill, LA Tap Room, Beaver’s Den and Benford Brewing Co. Prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. at Benford Brewing, and all proceeds will be donated to the Lancaster SPCA. To register or sponsor the event, visit www.LancasterSPCA.net.

85th annual H.O. Penegar Family Reunion: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3816 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe. Family and friends are invited to bring baskets of food and goodies to share in fellowship.

Scarecrows on Main registration open: “Paint the Town Purple” is the theme of Scarecrows on Main 2021. Registration is open through Sept. 30 or when all light poles are assigned. The contest is open to all and there is no entry fee. Judges will choose first-, second- and third-place winners. A people’s choice winner will be decided by votes cast at downtown businesses (one vote per person per business) and votes cast by posting photos with scarecrows to See Lancaster’s Facebook page (must name people in photo, one photo vote per family). Voting begins Oct. 1 and ends at noon Oct. 25. For details, contact Joe Timmons III at 803-289-1498 or events@lancastercitysc.com.

Yard and craft sale: The Ladies Guild of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 720 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a yard and craft sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 2. Many vendors will be on site to sell collectibles, crafts, clothes, toys, jewelry and gently used items. Food vendors will be available. For details, call Bridget Mulcahy at 910-526-8576.

Craft show seeks vendors: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is seeking vendors for a craft show Oct. 2 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Spaces are available for $25. For details or to reserve a space, call 803-285-4731 or 803-287-2024.

Community outreach fair: The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will hold a community outreach fair 4-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. There will be information, resources, assistance and free items. For details, call 803-313-2116 or 803-313-2105.

Gift collection: Ellen Haggins hopes to collect 1,000 new, unwrapped toys and clothing for her annual Christmas gift distribution. Gifts will be collected through Dec. 8 at 327 Elm St., Lancaster. Gift distribution will be held in December at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Lancaster. For details or to donate, call Haggins at 803-577-3822.


Marine Corps League: 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster, with a meal at 6 p.m. For details, call Jerry Holt at 973-897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12136: 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Brews Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for fellowship. New members are welcome and should bring a copy of their DD214. For details, contact James Taylor at jstaylor43@yahoo.com or 803-493-4361.

Lancaster Veterans Coffee Club: 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at 521 BBQ, 123 S. Main St., Lancaster. For details, call 302-897-6030.

Veterans Coffee Club: 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays at Cross Ridge Café, 2001 Parkway Drive, Indian Land, and is open to all vets.

Lancaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5936: 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at American Legion Post 31, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. A meal is served before the meeting at 6 p.m. For details, call 803-235-8667.

Lancaster American Legion Post 31: 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. A meal is served before the meeting at 6 p.m. For details, call 803-246-1454 or 803-283-2394.

American Legion Post 250: 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Towne Tavern, 9789 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Attendees are invited to arrive early around 5 p.m., buy a meal and join in fellowship before the meeting.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14: 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call 803-285-4081.

Kershaw American Legion: 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Kershaw Bowling Alley, 200 Close Circle, Kershaw.

Surplus food distribution: HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, offers a drive-thru surplus food distribution in its parking lot 2:30-3:30 p.m. every Thursday. Surplus food is available for the first 100 vehicles. Requirements include a S.C. photo ID and a piece of mail with your correct name and address to indicate that you live in Lancaster County.

Vehicle donations: Christian Services is now accepting vehicle donations of cars, trucks, recreational vehicles and trailers. Donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit Christian Services’ programs. For details or to schedule pick-up, call 803-285-9327.

A Father’s Way: formerly 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.

2021 Lancaster Farmers and Artisans Market: open at 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster. The market is open 1-7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays in August; 1-7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m-1 p.m. Saturdays in September and October; and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays in November and December. For details, call 803-289-6093.

Hope for Grieving Parents: a support group for parents who have lost a child, formerly called A New Road, meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. For details, call Janice Steele at 803-804-9120.

Line dance lessons: 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays at Lancaster Bowling Center, 1352 Reece Road, Lancaster. $5 per person. All levels and beginners are welcome. Proceeds go to Christian Services. For details, call 803-289-6473.

FoodShare boxes: HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster is hosting FoodShare South Carolina, a statewide food-distribution program. The program allows people to buy a box of farm-fresh produce for $15 ($16 online) each month for themselves or an Angel Box for financially struggling individuals or families. Order in person at HOPE, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, and pay with cash or check, or order online at hopeinlancaster.org by clicking on Purchase Foodshare Box. For details, call Tim Hale at 803-289-9558. Boxes are available for pickup the third Tuesday of each month at Lancaster County Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway.

NAMI seeks 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 email lsw220@hotmail.com.

Financial Bounce Back program: HOPE in Lancaster offers the free Financial Bounce Back program for Lancaster County residents experiencing financial challenges, who are 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, contact Christal Childers at 803-288-5867 or cchilders@hopeinlancaster.org.

Help with energy bills: Carolina Community Actions Inc. helps 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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 101 Wylie St., Lancaster. For details, call 803-285-2034.

Senior 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. For details, call 803-286-4673.

Join the Palmetto Conservation Corps: The Palmetto Conservation Foundation is recruiting for the Palmetto Conservation Corps. The nonprofit PCF is accepting applications from anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent to serve full time for six months to a year with the Palmetto Conservation Corps. To apply, email Rachel Price at rprice@palmettoconservation.org containing a resume, cover letter, a professional and personal reference.

GAL volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed for the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian as Litem (GAL) Program. GAL volunteers are appointed by family court judges to represent every child who appears in family court because of abuse or neglect. Volunteers must complete a free 30-hour training program, pass a background check and be at least 21 years old. Volunteers are the voice of the child in the courtroom. Through their reports, GALs inform the judge of the child’s wishes and what they feel is in the child’s best interest. For details, contact Christine South at the Lancaster County GAL office 803-286-6064, Christine.South@admin.sc.gov or gal.sc.gov.