Tuesday, November 19, 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. 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). 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 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. 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 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. Parade - It’s that time again! Children of Tomorrow will be having its seventh annual parade and toy giveaway, starting at 12 p.m. in Nesmith on Saturday, December 7. All churches, clubs, school king/queens and school marching bands are asked to join them on this day by entering a float and/or car to represent your organization. To participate or for more information call (843) 372-5844 or (843) 382-4510. Cantata - Mount Zion United Methodist Church Music Department and Fine Arts Ministry will present its seventh annual Evening Christmas Cantata, “The Love of God at Christmas” on Sunday, December 1, at 6 p.m. A gathering and special music will begin at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited. The church is located at 701 Saint John Street, Kingstree. The pastor is the Rev. J. Jeannetté Cooper and the Minister of Music/Organist is Kendrick Rashon Huggins. Banquet - The Tomlinson Alumni Committee, Inc. will sponsor a banquet honoring outstanding student who attended the school prior to 1955. This will be the first class of “Hall of Fame Honorees.” This event is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014, 5 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex Gym, Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree. Funds will benefit the building project, The Tomlinson Resource and Fine Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased from members of the committee. For additional information, please call (843) 356-6298, (843) 382-3564 or (843) 382-5755. Meeting - The Williamsburg County Library Board of Trustees will have a board meeting on Tuesday, November 26, at 6 p.m. in the Williamsburg County Library in Kingstree. The Williamsburg County Library is located at 215 North Jackson Street, Kingstree. Book Signing - The Friends of the Williamsburg County Library is hosting a book signing for Patty Jean Cyrus. Her book From Farmer to FAME describes how a law-abiding person can become a victim of bad advice in the face of an unforgiving legal system, followed by an encouraging story of recovery. The event will take place on Monday, November 25, at 6 p.m. in the Williamsburg County Library at 215 North Jackson Street, Kingstree. Clothes Giveaway - Kingstree Church of Christ, 1288 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree, will have clothes giveaways on Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday, December 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.