Upcomings 10/02

  • Tuesday, October 1, 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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parade - Town of Kingstree/Bi-Lo annual Pig Pickin’ Festival Parade will be held Saturday, October 19, at 10 a.m. There will be no entry fee. If you are planning to participate, contact the Town of Kingstree/Pig Pickin’ Committee, located at 401 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree, at (843) 355-7484 or (843) 355-8156. Due to insurance purposes candy and items must be handed out – not thrown.
Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, October 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation on Thurgood Marshall Blvd. If you are a member or would like to join, please make plans to be at the meeting.
Meeting - The Nomination Committee has met and prepared the 2013 names for board elections. There will be nominations taken from the floor the night of the partnership annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 8, at 6 p.m. in the Kenneth Gardner Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 1503 Woodland Drive, Kingstree.  If you should have any questions and/or concerns in regards to these names, then please contact Dr. Janice M. Gamble at (843) 426-2121 on or before Friday, October 4, by 12 p.m.
The names are as follows: no more than two members from pre-kindergarten through primary educator: Angela B. Fulton and Latetia Staggers; family education, training and support providers: Joe Castle; non-profit organization: Eric T. Williams; faith community: seats are vacant; business community: Cezar McKnight and Janie McCrea; child care and early childhood education provider: Ella Fulton and Gwendolyn McFadden; healthcare provider: Jannice P. Gamble; and transportation provider: Ophelia Starks McClary. Pre-school children being served in a First Steps Program: Josa E. McIntosh.  Finally, the Early Childhood Education, no more than four persons and their names are: Ella Fulton and Judy Coker. Williamsburg County First Steps is a non-profit board that relies on the generosity of volunteer board members who donate their time and services to the board.
Remembrance - Tidelands Community Hospice will hold its annual Service of Remembrance & Hope in three locations this year: Thursday, October 10,  at 5:30 pm at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church Fellow-ship Hall Courtyard, 411 N. Academy St., Kingstree. These services are a tribute to hospice patients who died during the past year, as well as others in the community who have died. Families and friends of deceased loved ones are invited to join the hospice staff and volunteers in honoring their memory.
This event, open to all members of the public, is a celebration of life. The service will last about half an hour. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Casual attire is recommended. Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc. is a non-profit agency, dedicated to providing care to terminally ill patients and their families.
Classes - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold classes, October 7 to October 11,  6 p.m. nightly. To register, contact or call  Emergency Management Division (EMD) Building, 2086 Thurgood Marshall Highway Kingstree, (843) 354-9330.
Meeting - The Williamsburg County Democratic Party next monthly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, starting at 9 a.m.  The meeting will be held at the Greeleyville Pearl Whack Center,  located at 81 Society Street, Greeleyville.  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 at gbrown536@sc.rr.com

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