A.A. Meetings - If you drink, that’s your business. If you want to be sober, that’s our business. A.A. (843) 697-3321.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Lane, Greeleyville, and Kingstree Police Departments will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of November .
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of November.
Support - If you are a parent or guard-ian with a child or children with special needs and may be interested in becoming a part of a parent-to-parent support group, please contact Tommy and Michelle Russell at (843) 373-0912 or (843) 356-5714 or email them at pillaroutreach@ yahoo.com.
Seniors Patrol - The Kingstree Police Depart-ment is offering a seniors patrol wellness check. Any elderly, ill or bedridden residents of the Town of Kingstree who would like for the police department to contact them on a regular basis should call Chief Robert Ford. Chief Ford can be reached at 355-5435 or come by the police department and leave your name, phone number, and address.
Memory Dish - Hospice Care of South Caro-lina's Grief Support Group, known as the "Memory Dish" is held the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Technical Col-lege (Administrative Office Building Conference Room). The Memory Dish is conducted by Chaplain Willis Broughton. The contact number for this group is (843) 213-8507.
Program - Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weight Program will meet on Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at Ina Miles Store. For more information contact Lillie Jean at (843) 355-3002 or Ann at (843) 382-9696.
Senior Bingo - The senior citizens of Lane invite any senior citizen to join them every first and third Tuesday at Lane Recreation Center on Broomstraw Rd. for “Senior Bingo.”
Weight Watchers - Weight Watchers 2012 meetings will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kingstree. Classes are on Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Screenings - Williamsburg County School District Office of Special Ser-vices, located at 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree, (843) 355-5533, will hold child find screenings each month.
Meeting - The Housing Authority of Kingstree will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree.
Showcase - The second annual “A Beautiful Black Christmas”Will be held from November 5 to December 31. A showcase of black angels, Santas, nutcrackers, nativity scenes and Christmas trees decorated with black ornaments from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at C. Williams Rush Gallery Of African-American Arts & Culture, 200 Hampton Avenue, Kingstree. Please call for group and other appointment times, (803) 397-1859 school groups are encouraged to attend all of the educational exhibits.
Concert - The Georgia Guitar Quartet has emerged as an exciting new voice in today’s music scene. These four men from the American South deliver a high-energy blend of breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative programming while taking an adventurous approach to classical music. The Georgia Guitar Quartet will be in concert on Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake City Presbyterian Church.
Classes - The Williamsburg County Recreation Center will be registering students for children and youth dance classes starting Monday, October 25, and ending Monday, November 15. Parents may register students at the recreation center’s office between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Classes will be for young people ages four to 17 and will be combination classes of ballet, tap, jazz, African dance and gospel hip hop. This is a nine-week course for $60. Payment plans and scholarships are available for underprivileged families with gifted and talented children. For more information call Joe Pendergrass at (843) 355-5004 or (843) 355-9369.
Show - The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society will hold its 45th annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show 2012 on Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Nov. 18, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Rd., Columbia, Exit 106A off I –26. Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, and tools will be for sale. Geodes are sold and cut; club member’s rock collections on exhibit and lapidary demonstrations. For more information call (803) 736-9317 or email email@example.com.
Meeting - Waccamaw Area Family Caregiver support meeting will be held December 5, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 1230 Highmarket St., Georgetown. Lunch is provided, no fee.
RSVP: No later than November 28. Contact Family Caregiver Advocate Valerie Gonzalez for more information at (843) 436-6144.
Christmas Parade - The Town of Kingstree will host its annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 7, at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to contact the Kingstree Town Hall, Frank H. McGill Municipal Complex located at 401 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree or you may call (843) 355-7484 for entry, registration, and additional information no later than Wednesday, November 18. Entry is free.Line up will begin at 5 p.m. at the Kingstree Public Library located on Jackson Street. The parade will end at the Anderson Bank located on E. Main Street. The lighting of the Christmas tree will commence following the parade at Welch’s Park Downtown on E. Main Street. There will be a special guest for the kids.
Carnival - The Low Country Youth Enhancement Program along with the Town of Lane will sponsor a Fall Fun Carnival in the Town of Lane on Saturday, November 17, from 1 p.m. until the music stops. There will be food, music, fun and games. The Town of Lane will also have a fish fry. Proceeds from the carnival and fish fry will go toward the annual senior citizens Christmas dinner and to sponsor a family “A Christmas merrymaking.”
Closings - Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. Administrative Office located at 1261 Highway 501 East, Suite B, Conway and its programs, head start, early head start, weatherization, and community services for Horry, Georgetown, and Williams-burg counties will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 22 and 23.
Santa Pictures - Thursday, December 13, the Williamsburg County Library is hosting an event for children ages zero to 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Joe the Balloon Dude and Santa Claus will come and entertain the kids. There will be special balloons and free pictures with Santa for the parents!
Season of Giving - It’s that time of year again to put a smile on the face of a child. This year, Teachings From the Ark, Inc. (The Ark), Mary Magdeline Outreach Center and The Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Annual Toy Drive have drop off boxes for unwrapped new toys. Boxes are located at the following locations: Anderson Brothers Bank, 500 E. Main Street, Kingstree; Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, 488 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree; Food Lion, 15 N. Williamsburg County Hwy., Kingstree; and United Finance Company, 115 Mill St., Kingstree. Monetary donation cans are also located at United Finance, Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, Food Lion, and Barr Law LLC, 108 N. Academy St., Kingstree. With your help this year, The Ark can bless the lives of many children in the surrounding area by simply placing a smile on their faces, with the help of your donations. For more information please contact Margaret Barr at (843) 355-5448 or Eleanor Grant at (843) 312-7410.
Volunteers Needed - Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of rape, family violence and child abuse and to the needs of its victims. Pee Dee Coalition needs your support as a volunteer. Volunteers make a direct impact in the lives of victims. Whether it is holding someone’s hand at the hospital or organizing a pantry at the shelter, Pee Dee Coalition has many different programs that cover a variety of interests. The next training class is scheduled for December 1, December 8, December 11 and December 15, from 9 am. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 11, at the Kingstree Town Hall at 401 North Longstreet St., Kingstree. For additional information, please contact County Coordinator Freda Cox at (843) 354-6481.
Session - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #4 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development Thursday, November 15, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room, located in Building A on 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. Trainings will be conducted by Mrs. Jessica Flowers, early childhood specialist trainer, at the completion of this session; providers will receive 2.5 hours of DSS Credit in curriculum activities. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Melana E. Scott, home visitor.
Meeting - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, November 28, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Kingstree Wellness Center at 912 4th Avenue, Kingstree. Please call (843) 354-5496 with any questions.
Meeting - Williamsburg County DSN Board will be having their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, November 21, at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree.
Soup and Cornbread - The Kizzie Scott Circle of Mt. Vernon Methodist Church will be having their annual soup and cornbread sale on November 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The circle will also have crafts, baked goods, canned goods and a variety of other things. You may eat in or take out.
Meeting - The Tomlinson Alumni, Inc. of Kingstree will hold its annual meeting on Monday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center, Thurgood Marshall Hwy. 527 E., Kingstree. The main agenda item will be the election of officers for the next term. All graduates, attendees and friends of Tomlinson High School are invited to attend. You may contact Tomlinson Alumni President Pearl R. Brown at (843) 382-3564 or Tomlinson Alumni Vice-President Martin Barr at (843) 354-9255 for further information.
Christmas Cantata - Mount Zion United Methodist Church Music Department and Fine Arts Ministry presents its fifth annual Evening Christmas Cantata, Silent Night! Holy Night! on Sunday, November 25, at 5:30 p.m. gathering and special music and 6 p.m. Cantata. The Rev. J. Jeannette´ Cooper is the pastor and Kendrick Rashond Huggins is the Minister of Music/Organist.