Upcomings 9/4

  • Tuesday, September 3, 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.
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
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.
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.
 U-Pick - 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. 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 ncouraged 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.
Training - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #1 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development Saturday, September 7, at 8:30 a.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 Crystal Campbell, independent consultant, at the completion of this session. Child care providers will receive 5.0 hours of DSS Credit in Child Growth and Development.
For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Melana E. Scott, home visitor.
Open House - Hemingway Career & Technology Center will have an open house on Tuesday, September 10, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., including a parent/teacher meet and greet.
Meeting - The Williamsburg County Democratic Party next monthly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the J. Miller Family Entertainment Center, located at 2919 US Highway 521, Andrews.  Please note the change of meeting place for this meeting.  The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact County Chair George Brown by calling (843) 340-0597 or emailing gbrown536@sc.rr.com.
Concert - Returning by popular request, Marina Lomazov, now with her piano partner Joseph Rackers; this piano duo have performed as recitalists as well as in concert with orchestras throughout Europe in addition to appearances in every region of the United States. Their broad repertoire ranges from important works by Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert to works written specifically for them. Don’t miss this rousing start to the 2013/2014 season. Lamozo and Rackers will be in concert Thursday, September 26, at Lake City Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.
Performance - The University of South Carolina Chamber Orchestra is an elite auditioned group of talented graduate and undergraduate students who have a passion for collaborative music making. Chamber music performances are coached by the USC faculty members; however, it is the students who are the stars of the show. Many of these musicians play in orchestras across the state and also perform in the larger USC Symphony Orchestra. This is your opportunity to hear the performers of tomorrow. The University of South Carolina Chamber Orchestra will be performing Thursday, November 21, at Lake City Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.
Nomination - The Williamsburg County First Steps Partnership is seeking nominations for 23 people to serve on its board. Nominations may come from anyone in the county and should be hand delivered to the Williamsburg County First Steps Office located at 500 North Academy Street or mailed to Post Office Box 825, Kingstree, South Carolina 29556  to the attention of Dr. Janice M. Gamble, Nomination Committee Chair, by 12 p.m.  on Tuesday, September 17. Nomination forms are available at the Williamsburg County First Steps Office or by calling (843) 355-1031. In the election, Williamsburg County First Steps is seeking board members with a commitment to the education, healthy development and well-being of young children ages birth to five years old.

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