Tuesday, September 24, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call Angela Powell at (540) 327-4470.
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.
Golf Tournament - Kingstree Masonic Lodge #46 Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 27, at Swamp Fox Club of Kingstree at 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch and refreshments will be served. The Four Man Captains Choice team must have a 40 handicap. The prizes include first place team, last place team, and closest to the pinhole #6.
Meeting - The Williamsburg County First Steps Partnership Board will have a called board meeting on Wednesday, September 25, at 4 p.m. This called meeting will be a conference call. Please call (888) 537-7715 and the code is 52045398#.
Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encouraged to attend.
Veterans Parade - Chairman Thomas Alford of the Andrews Veterans Association (AVA) proudly announces the annual Andrews Veterans Day Parade & Service will be held on Saturday, November 2, starting at 1 p.m. in Andrews. Individual veterans and their families are welcome to participate. Immediately after the parade a Veterans Day Service will be held inside the Andrews National Guard Armory, which is where the parade route ends. For information about the Andrews Veterans Day Parade call Chairman Alford at (843) 264-3055 or Greg Bennett at (843) 543-4652 or email: Bbafk9@aol.com.
Pageant - Delta Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presents 2013 Little Miss Blue & White Pageant “Pearls of Beauty” on Saturday, September 28, at 6 p.m. at The Ark, 105 E. Main St., Kingstree.
Swamp Fox Players - Swamp Fox Players Present The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns. Performance dates are October 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m., and October 13 and October 20, at 2:30 p.m. Call (843) 527-2924 ext 1# for reservations and ticket information.
Meeting - Superintendent of Willi-amsburg County Schools Dr. Yvonne Jefferson-Barnes will host a community meeting in Hemingway to discuss the district’s assessment results to include ESEA Waiver Grade and School Performance Data. This meeting will be held at the J.J. Mitcheom Community Center, Hemingway, on September 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parents and community members are asked to attend this important meeting.
Sickle Cell Walk - Retired educator, Vernell Parson-Graham, will host the second Sickle Cell Walk in Williamsburg County on September 28. Parson-Graham is the founder to the Williamsburg County Sickle Cell Walk that was created to increase awareness of this disease and highlight the challenges that persons living with this condition face on a daily basis. She considers herself to be a Sickle Cell Warrior and will celebrate her 59th birthday leading this walk. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Greeleyville Elementary School. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Vernell Parson-Graham at (843) 426-2843; Mrs. Gwendolyn Parson Fleming at (803) 473-4780; or Wanda Wilson at (843) 355-2087.
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