Tuesday, October 22, 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. 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. 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. 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! Fundraiser - Swamp Fox Players and The Strand Cinema present one performance only of “The Marvelous Wonderettes Caps and Gowns,” Thursday, October 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. 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. 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). D.P. Cooper Homecoming - D.P. Cooper Elementary School's Homecoming 2013 will be held on Saturday, November 2. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and the football games will begin at 12 p.m. Admission is free. For additional information, please contact D.P. Cooper Elementary School at (843) 387- 5426. Youth Rally - Illuminate Youth Rally will be held Saturday, November 2, at 6 p.m. at the Hemingway First Baptist Church, 200 George Street, Hemingway, sponsored by the Williamsburg Baptist Association. The music will be provided by the Johnsonville Middle School Band and Cross Covenant Chris Allen, from Southeastern Seminary, will be sharing his powerful testimony. This is a free event and they're giving away an iPad Mini and other great prizes! You must be present for the entire event to be entered to win the iPad Mini. Awareness Fair - A Community Health and Safety Awareness Fair will be held Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Williamsburg County School District Annex Cafeteria, 500 Academy St., Kingstree (behind the adult education building). The fair is sponsored by Williamsburg County School District (Office of Parenting) and Miracle Temple Bible Center Ministries, Inc. (Sista Girls Ministry). For more information, please call (843) 355-5571, ext. 2273. Meeting - The Williamsburg County First Steps Partnership Board will have an annual Board Orientation, Training and Meeting to be held on Saturday, November 2, at 9 a.m. The board orientation will be located at Williamsburg County School District Annex in the STAR/HOPE Academy Library, located at 500 North Academy Street, Building D, Kingstree. Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encouraged to attend.