Tuesday, October 15, 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, 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. 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 email@example.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. 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 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 - Williamsburg County DSN Board will be having their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, October 16, at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree. Car Show - The Longstreet Chevrolet, Buick & GMC Auto Mall Car Show, hosted by the Palmetto Cruisers Car Club of Florence, will be held at 153 Williams-burg Hwy. (Hwy. 52) in Kingstree on Saturday, October 19. This show is dedicated to the memory of fellow Palmetto Cruiser and Hall of Famer Joseph D. “J.D.” Britton, Sr., 1931 - 2012. Show car registration will be from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Cruisers will be accepting cash and toy donations for the Marine Corps Reserve’s TOYS FOR TOTS campaign. Meeting - 4-H Livestock Club will hold meeting Monday, October 21, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Clemson Extension Office 9 Courthouse Square, Kingstree. The Williamsburg County 4-H Livestock Club will meet every third Monday of the month. All Williamsburg County youth ages five to 19 are welcome! You must be a 4-H member to participate. For more information contact either Jolie Brown, Williamsburg County 4-H Agent at (843) 355-6106 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Carlette Israel, volunteer club leader at (843) 372-9956 or email@example.com or “like” the Williamsburg County 4-H Facebook page. Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 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. Friends of the Library - There will be a book sale at the White house on Church Street, next to Ward’s Lock-smith on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Run/Walk - Tupperware Brands Corp-oration holds 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, October 26. Race will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Hem-ingway Elementary School. Participants will receive a bag containing a T-shirt and some goodies. Bags are available for pick-up from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the day of the event. You may sign up online at www. strictlyrunning.com. The 5K Run/Walk will help support the Rick and Susan Goings Boys and Girls Club in our community! Meeting - The Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault is having a volunteer orientation meeting on Mon-day, October 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Elizabeth Petti-grew Durant Children’s Center (Conference Room) - 226 South Irby Street, Florence. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a representative, please contact Amy Campbell at (843) 669-4694 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fundraiser - Swamp Fox Players and The Strand Cinema present one performance only of “The Marvelous Wonderettes Caps and Gowns,” Thursday, Octo-ber 24, at 8 p.m. One hundred percent of the tickets sales from this performance will be donated to the Victims of the Front Street Fire in Georgetown. Call (843) 527-2924, ext. 1 for reservations. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, please contact Foy Ford at (843) 527-2924, ext. 2. Please note that this is an additional performance. The 2013 season has come to close and patron memberships will not be honored for this fund raising performance. Walk - Calling all breast cancer survivors, warriors, supporters, family member and friends to participate in the first annual Williamsburg County Pink Power Walk on Saturday, October 26. The walk will commence at Grand Central Station Restaurant, 134 E. Main St., Kingstree. Please call for additional registration forms, to volunteer and for further information Lynette Nelson, ACS/BCN at (843) 426-4085 or Joan Hugee at (843) 426-5876. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Early registration is recommended. The walk begins at 8 a.m. The proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society/Best Chance Network. 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. They will be meeting on Thursday, October 17, 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. Pig Pickin’ Booth - Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church’s Ladies, The Kizzie Scott Circle will have their annual booth for the Kingstree Pig Pickin’ on October 19. They will be located at the “drive thru” area of the County Water Dept. (the Old Exchange Bank Building) on Main Street. They will have baked goods, also canned goods and other homemade items for sale. Their famous selection of Rada knives, sets and individual, will be available. Please plan to stop by from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration - Special Treats for Special Kids (Williamsburg County) will be held Tuesday, October 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy.., Kingstree. They invite all families who have children with special healthcare needs and disabilities to come join them for a night of treats, local resources and fun. This event is free, but registration is required. Please call Tracie at (843) 556-5010 to register. If you are interested in being a vendor at this event, please contact Tracie at (843) 556-5010 or email@example.com. HSAP Testing - Williamsburg County School District announces its fall 2013 HSAP testing update. ELA will be given October 22 to October 23, and math on October 24. Test - South Carolina Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Census Tests (CogAT and ITBS) will be administered October 23 to November 14. Celebration - Come and join Mt. Zion United Methodist Church for a remarkable celebration beginning with a community “Fish Fry” on Wednesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. Seniors will be honored on Saturday, October 19, with a drop-in from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please join them on Sunday morning, October 20, at 11 am. for their “Homecoming Service” with Resident Bishop, the Rev. Jonathan Holston as their guest speaker. Dinner will be served immediately following this service. All members, former members, family and friends, as well as the community are invited. Exhibition - C. Williams Rush Gallery/ Museum Of African-American Arts & Culture 200 Hampton Avenue, Kingstree, host “African Americans on Postage Stamps” from October 2 to October 31, The extraordinary exhibition includes the stamps issued by the USPS celebrating the people, events and cultural milestones of African Americans Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call for group and other appointment times for all exhibitions: (803) 397-1859 or firstname.lastname@example.org. School groups are encouraged to attend all of the educational exhibit. The third Annual “A Beautiful Black Christmas” will be held November 6 to December 31, 2012 A showcase of black angels, Santas, nutcrackers, nativity scenes and Christmas trees decorated with black ornaments. Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all exhibitions, please call for group and other appointment times, (803) 397-1859 or crushcolumbia @aol.com. School groups are encouraged to attend all of the educational exhibits (awesome gift ideas in gallery/museum shop). Parade of States - The Awesome Family of God Ministry! On the Move Again!, Sponsored by Apostle Angela Jennette Wilson and Family, will have Parade of States on February 15, 2014, at the Williamsburg County Complex. From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please call (843) 372-5108 to be added to the program. In the Parade of States individuals will name something or someone important and tell why or what was important about it. There will also be community gospel and a Praise Fest. Revival - Bethel United Methodist Church will have revival from Monday, November 4 to Wed-nesday, November 6, at 7 p.m. On Monday night, the speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Dicks, pastor of Bethel and Asbury United Methodist Churches. Then, on Tuesday night, the guest speaker will be the Rev. Glannie Tisdale, pastor of New Mt. Carmel AME Church of Hemingway. Finally, on Wednesday night, the guest speaker will be the Rev. Aundry Evans, pastor of St. Mark AME Church of Kingstree. Please call (843) 382-8284 for more information.