Upcomings 8/28

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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 August.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of  August.
Support - If you are a parent or guardian 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 Department 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 Eric Williams or Police Chaplain the Rev. Harold Jackson. Chief Williams or Rev. Jackson can be reached at 355-5435 or come by the police department and leave your name, phone number, and address.
TOPS - 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 2013 meetings will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kingstree. Classes are on Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Child 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.
Housing Authority - The Housing Authority of Kingstree will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree.
Meetings - The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments meetings will be held, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9.  All meetings are held in the Council’s Conference Room, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, at 7 p.m. Copies of agendas may be obtained by calling (843) 546-8502.
Save the Date - Williamsburg County second annual Sickle Cell Walk will be held Saturday, September 28, in Greeleyville. For more information contact POC Deloris Hugee at (803) 695-3606; Gwen Fleming at (803) 473-4780; or Wanda Wilson at (843) 355-2087.
Gullah Geechee Day - The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will participate in “Gullah Geechee Day” at the SC State Fair on Saturday, October 12, in Columbia. For information please call (803) 799-3387.
Hotline - If you have information about animal cruelty, dog fighting, puppy mills or hoarders in your area please speak out! Call the Animal Rescue & Relief Animal Cruelty Hotline at (843) 647-9610. Your call is 100 percent confidential.
Registration- Little Smurf Too is accepting fall applications for children two to 11. Applications for the four-year old Pre-Kindergarten Program are also accepted for children four years old. Children and parents pay no tuition and transportation is provided free of charge. ABC vouchers are accepted for all ages. Child(ren) must be four years old on or before September 1, to qualify for the free Pre-Kindergarten Program.
Tournament - ArborOne will hold its annual Aim-At-Ag Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, October 26, with all proceeds being equally divided between South Carolina’s 4-H and FFA programs. This tournament takes place at Black River Sporting Clays Club in Kingstree. For more information contact Mary Dickson at (843) 432-2344.
Walk - The Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation will sponsor a Breast Cancer Awareness walk on Saturday, October 5. For more information contact Debbie Ipock at (843) 355-0160
Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recrea-tion Complex, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601.
Class - There will be a Concealed Weapon Permit class held Saturday, September 28, at 8 a.m. at the Kingstree Town Hall. No registration is required; however, there is a fee and registrants must provide a handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition. For more information please contact Lt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8196.
Concert - The Homecoming Commit-tee of New Friendship presents the first Back to School with Praise & Worship Concert on Saturday, September 14,  at Kenneth Gardner Elementary School, 1503 Woodland Drive, Kingstree. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. For more information contact (843) 356-0557 or (843) 372-2730.
Experience - By the Sweat for Our Brows, the African-American Experience at Historic Brattonsville, will be held Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet nationally recognized historian Joseph McGill with the Slave Dwelling Project.
Records show that in 1843 the Bratton plantation was home to 139 enslaved souls. More than 150 years later, their descendants have come together to help Historic Brattsonville honor and celebrate their ancestors’ legacies. Call (803) 329-2121 to book your groups. Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more who book ahead.
Assistance - Through The Storm Outreach Ministries, Inc. helps homeless and runaway teenage girls, who are homeless between the ages 14 to 22. The organization is located behind the Kingstree Church of Christ, 1286 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree. For more information call (843) 382-4660 or (888) 819-1796 toll free 24-hour hotline.
Career - Do you want to know more about a career as a South Carolina State Trooper? Join them at this free program discussing: A career as a State Trooper; How to apply; Minimum qualifications; The selection process; Benefits and Salary; and Credit and Physical Fitness Standards. Meeting August 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at select Highway Patrol Troop Headquarters. For more information contact Corporal Michael Zang at michaelznag!scdps.gov or at (803) 206-2201
Open House - Webster University of Myrtle Beach is hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 19, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come meet the faculty and staff to discuss the graduate programs. Please RSVP to frankiebellamy58@webster.edu by  September 17 to attend to the Open House.
Webinar - Webster University of Myrtle Beach is hosting a WEBINAR/INFO SESSION on Monday, September 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They will be discussing the graduate programs and the benefits of attending the university. Please RSVP to frankiebellamy58 @webster.edu by September 22, to gain access to the Webinar.
Class Night - The Kingstree Senior High School  Class of 1984 will have a Mix and Mingle Night on Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Grand Central Station Restaurant, 134 W. Main St., Kingstree. Contact Lillie Peterson for more information at (843) 401-9984.
Festival - The 10th annual Williams Muscadine Vineyard Festival will be held from August 29 to September 2, at the Williams Vineyard and Farm, LLC, 21 Gabriel Place, Nesmith. Come and visit the vineyard and U-pick experience, and the activities of an early Black farm. Thursday, August 29, overnight open pit barbecue. Men come prepared to cook the pig like the early ancestors started here over 90 years ago.
Friday, August 30, all day U-pick, vineyard and farm tours at 7:30 p.m. Come and experience a muscadine wine tasting, donations accepted.
Saturday, August 31, all day activities of tours, demonstrations, children fun activities, and U-pick.
Sunday, September 1, 1 p.m. to dark, repeat of Saturday activities; 86th birthday celebration for David A. Williams at 7 p.m.; and fireworks at dark.
Monday, September 2, U-pick, socializing and farewells until 2014. 
U-Pick continues daily through October 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays- Saturdays; and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information call (803) 397-1859 or (843) 354-2169 or email www.williamsvineyard.com or crushcolumbia@aol.com.
Classes - Williamsburg County School District will offer an information session at the WC Magnet School of the Arts on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m.  to 10 a.m. for students interested in the WCSD Strings Program.  Interested district students are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.  Course instructor, Chaste’y Rayford-Gibson, will offer free instruction in playing the violin, viola, cello, and string bass for two hours each Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.  Students will be responsible for the cost of their instruments and transportation to and from scheduled classes.
Parents are required to be present at the information session to receive information on instrument rentals, class expectations, and schedules.  If you have any questions, you may contact the Fine Arts Coordinator, Jennifer Holliday at (843) 355-5571.
Application - Hey Kids 5-19! Jolie Brown (Clemson Ext.) is taking applications for a 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project. Kids get to prepare and maintain a small food plot for animals.  Sounds like a great time and you can win awards! Deadline is this Friday!  For more contact Jolie at 355-6106 Ext. 117 or email jolie2@clemson.
Jamboree - Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile of Santee will host its 12th annual Lone Star Bluegrass and Country Music Jamboree over the Labor Day Weekend, beginning Friday evening, August 30, and ending on Sunday evening, September 1. The three-day music festival is free to the public. For specific directions and additional information about  the jamboree  call  Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile at (803) 854-2000

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