Tuesday, November 12, 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 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. 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. 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 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). Yoga Classes - Regular yoga classes for beginners and chair yoga classes are now available at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall, 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree. Please use the door at the hall that does not face Hampton St. on the left side. Classes require no experience with yoga. For more information call Evelyn Cloy, certified yoga instructor, at (843) 870-5876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parade - The Town of Kingstree will host its annual Christmas parade at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 13. The parade theme is “A Night Before Christmas.” The parade will feature local bands, dance groups, floats, and organizations. If your organization will like to participate in the parade please call the Town of Kingstree at (843) 355-8156 before December 3. The Christmas Tree Lighting will take place immediately following the parade in Welch’s Park on North Academy Street. Candlelight Tour - A Candlelight Tour of Historic Lake City will be held Sunday, December 8, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., a holiday tour featuring Lake City’s most beautiful homes and architecture. Refreshments will be enjoyed at The Artfield’s Gallery from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Artfield’s Galley, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Mercantile. For more ticket information call (843) 374-0180 or (843) 374-8611. For questions about the tour call Cheryl Floyd at (843) 372-2261. Turkey Shoot - The R.A.G.E. Youth Group of Sandy Bay P.H. Church will hold a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 16, and on Saturday, November 23, from 6 p.m. until. The event will be held on the ball field directly behind the church and youth building located at 188 Delos Road, Kingstree. Food and homemade desserts will be available. All proceeds go towards the Youth Belize Mission Trip scheduled for July, 2014. Come out and support our youth as they work to help spread the gospel in the country of Belize. For more information please contact Dan Godwin at 382-2569 or Pastor Mike McKenzie at 382-5831. Women’s Conference - A women’s conference will be held November 13 to November 17, at the Mega/Omega Ministries, 3147 N. Williamsburg County Hwy., Cades. The schedule is as the following: November 13 to November 15, at 7:30 p.m. nightly; November 16, 11:30 a.m. Internal Cleansing & Healing Center; and November 17, 8:20 a.m. Sunday school and 9 a.m. morning service, closeout service. The speakers will be Asst. Pastor Ruby Graham, Pastor Shawonder Sabb, Pastor Louise Rouse, Evangelist Doris Godwin, and Co-Pastor Albertha Graham. Book Signing - A book signing with Pastor Patrick and Mary Pinckney and Tonya Chandler will be held Monday, November 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Downtown Bakery & Deli, 133A E. Main St., Lake City. For more information call (843) 598-6170 or (843) 598-8026. Meeting - A regular scheduled board meeting will be held on Friday, November 15, at 4 p.m. at the Chavis Early Head Start Center, 2811 S. State Hwy. 41-51, Hemingway. The public is welcome to attend. Meeting The Williamsburg County Awareness program monthly next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Siloam Baptist Church, 200 Madison Ave., Kingstree. This meeting is open to the public. Williamsburg County residents concerned about how local, state and federal government affects them are encouraged to attend. Meeting - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Kingstree Wellness Center at 912 4th Avenue, Kingstree, SC. Please call (843) 354-5496 if you have any questions. Meeting - The citizens of the Mt. Vernon/Leahs Loop communities are invited to attend an organizational meeting to form a Crime Watch for the area. Invited are citizens 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. roads that are intercepting with Easler Rd. This includes the Leahs Loop Community and the roads within it. The organization needs additional block leaders, thus need the help of the communities to make this work. The meeting will be held Thursday, November 21, 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. Meeting - A county council meeting will be held November 19, at 6 p.m. at the public service administration building, 201 W. Main St., Kingstree. The purpose is to discuss the following: installment plan for citizens that pay taxes; and unoccupied house landfill fee. It is important that you attend this meeting if you have a concern for the high property taxes in this county. The Concerned Citizens of Williamsburg County, you may contact Adam Johnson at (843) 372-1053 if you have any questions.