Tuesday, November 26, 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. 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. 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. Toy Drive - The fifth annual Toy Drive and Christmas Dance will be held Friday, December 13, from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Kingstree Moose Lodge. Entertainment by ATLANTIC GROOVE, heavy hor d’oeuvres, BYOB. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to place under the Christmas tree. For tickets or sponsorship, please call Michelle Butterworth Corey at (843) 355-7828. Christmas Parade - Trio Community Action Organization Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 7. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and line-up begins at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and the line-up at 1 p.m. if inclement weather. If you would like to participate in the parade and/or set-up a vendor booth, please contact Mamie Brockington at (843) 356-8175 or Mrs. Charlene Wilson at (843) 359-1111. Parade participation is free. Angel Tree - An ANGEL TREE of needs is up in the Main St. branch of First Citizens Bank. The Felician Sisters interview all applicants for the “needs” of children. Approximately 150 children will receive gifts from the ANGEL TREE. Everyone is invited to stop by the bank and take a tag to purchase a gift for a child. The families served truly appreciate it. The drive ends December 6.