Tuesday, December 3, 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. 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. 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. Ceremony - The Town of Lane presents their annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 7, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the event. Cookies with Santa - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa will be held Thursday, December 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Williamsburg County Recreation Center, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. Family Connection South Carolina invites all families who have children with special healthcare needs and disabilities to come join them for a night of cookies, cocoa, local resources, and a visit with Santa. This event is free, but registration is required. To register call Tracie at (843) 556-5010 or email thayward@FamilyConnectionsSC.org. Kids’ Club - Kids’ Club, an outreach effort of Bethel UMC to inspire and nurture our kids, will meet at St. Mark School, Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree on Tuesday, December 3, at 6 p.m. Teaching kids, but most importantly, the organization will be listening to our kids. Topics include respecting others, bullying, underage drinking, and good manners. Concert - The Hebron Independent Church Choir will present “Silent Night, Holy Night” Sunday, December 8, at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come. For more information contact Pastor Dave Boos at 389-7507. Auditions - Swamp Fox Players auditions for “The Constant Wife,” performance dates are Feb 28 to March 16, 2014. The play is directed by Mark Brown. Audition dates are Sunday, December 8, and Monday, December 9, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Needed: Four women to play the ages of late 20s to very early 40s. One woman to play an elderly, refined English matron approximately. age between late 50s to very early 70s. Four men to play between the ages of late 40s to 60s. The actors do not have to be these ages, but be able and convincing to play these ages. Please note that this is an English play and while across the board, refined, English dialect would be great but the important thing is that it be done without any American, regional dialect. Please bring a prepared monologue of your choosing (memorized or written). Class - There will be a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, January 18, at 8 a.m. at the Kingstree Town Hall. For more information please contact Lt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8169. Meeting - The Williamsburg County Democratic Party next monthly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, starting at 9:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact County Chair George Brown by calling (843) 340-0597 or by emailing email@example.com. Service - Shekinah Temple Church family, 5529 US Hwy. 521, Salters, would like to invite you to their Restoration and Deliverance service on Friday, December 13, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Prophet Roger Fowler, Sr. of Columbia. The host pastor is Prophetess Janet McCrea.