Upcomings 9/18

  • Tuesday, September 17, 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,  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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ceremony - Webster University of Myrtle Beach will host its 2013 graduation ceremony on Sunday, October 6, at 3 p.m. The ceremony will take place at The Carolina Opry of Myrtle Beach. For further information please contact the campus at (843) 497 - 3677.
Volunteers - Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault  says “The only this missing is U!” Find out how you can volunteer with Pee Dee Coalition. Come to an orientation meeting on September 16. For more information call (843) 669-4694 or visit www.peedeecoalition. org. Call and be a life-changer today!!
Health Rocks - Williamsburg County 4-H and SC State are partnering to host a Health Rocks! training, Monday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2086 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. Lunch will be provided! Please register for the training by Friday, September 27, at 12 p.m. For more information contact (843) 355-6106.
Meeting  - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, September 18, at 3:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Kingstree Wellness Center at 912 4th Avenue, Kingstree.  Please call (843) 354-5496 if you have any questions.
Meeting - The citizens of the Mt. Vernon/Snow Hill communities are invited to attend an organizational meeting to form a Crime Watch for the area. Those people living on Hwy. 261 W., known as the Manning Hwy, starting at Hwy.  52 S. to the Clarendon County Line; roads that intercept Hwy. 261 W.; Mt. Vernon Rd., Easler Rd. from Coleman Rd. back up to Mt. Vernon Hwy., those roads that are intercepting with Easler Rd. This includes the Snow Hill Community and the roads within it. The organization will be meeting on Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Educational Building at 132 Mt. Vernon Rd, Greeleyville.  They need the participation of everyone for this community effort. The Williamsburg County Sheriff Department will be there to help them  organize. Please plan to join them. This needs to be a community effort.
Recognition - Wednesday, September 25, will mark an historical day in recognizing Williamsburg County Rosenwald Schools. At 10 a.m., all county residents, Williamsburg County School District (superintendent, teachers, staff and students) national, state, local, county and town elected and appointed governmental staff and officials along with representatives from SC Archives and history, are invited to converge at the Tomlinson High School site to recognize the 10 Rosenwald Schools that were built in Williamsburg County between 1920 and 1930 to assist in educating the Black children.  This very memorable and significant recognition will be held at the Tomlinson High School site at the corner of Lexington and Tomlinson Streets in Kingstree.
Run - The Pee Dee Coalition second 5K/15K Run will be held October 5, at Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 1021 S. Ebenezer Rd., Florence. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk-run begins at 9 a.m. Pre-register online at  www.CarolinaRunningCompany.com or www.PeeDeeCoalition.org.
For vendor and sponsorship opportunities or more information, please email apowell@peedeecoalition.org or call Angela Powell at (540) 327-4470.
Meeting - Williamsburg County DSN Board will be having their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, September 18,  at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree.
Baby Buggy Walk - The Pee Dee Healthy Start invites you to the Infant Mortality Awareness Forum and Baby Buggy Walk on Wednesday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreat-ional Department, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. Special guests will be PDHS/Community Parti-cipants. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given. For all inquiries please contact Lakesha Smith at (843) 356-0844.
Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex, located 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601.
Meeting - The Williamsburg County Library Board of Trustees will have a board meeting on Tuesday, September 24, at 6 p.m. in the Kingstree library. The Kingstree library is located at 215 North Jackson St., Kingstree.
Meeting - Williamsburg County First Steps will have Nominating Committee meeting on Friday, September 20, at 12 p.m. at Lane’s Head Start Center located at 175 Edwin Rd., Lane. Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encouraged to attend.
Family and Friends Day - Laurel Swamp Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting their annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, September 22, at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Gilbert Dekine along with the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church family of Lane. The public is cordially invited to attend. The church is located at 1120 Old Gapway Rd., Salters. The pastor is the Rev. Olin Dukes, Sr.
Yard Sale - Corrie House Garments of Grace Ministries of Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at the end of Sandy Bay Rd., will have an indoor yard sale every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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