Upcoming Events April 9

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Presentation - Friends of the Williamsburg County Library will be hosting Sherman Carmichael, Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m. Sherman Carmichael is a Johnsonville native. He will return to the library to do a presentation of his new book, "Eerie South Carolina." The public is invited to attend and there is no charge. The Williamsburg County Library is located 215 N. Jackson Street, Kingstree. For more information call (843) 355-9486. 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.

Program - Through The Storm Outreach, Inc., a Maternity Group Home located in Kingstree, has beds available for youth ages 16 to 22. They will come pick the youth up from your facility and intake them into their program for up to 540 days. There are five beds available for pregnant and parenting girls. Please call the hotline for immediate assistance at (888) 819-1796. You may also visit the website for more information at www.ttsoutreach.org.

Yoga Classes - Regular yoga classes for beginners and Chair yoga classes are offered at the St. Alban's Episcopal Church Parrish Hall at 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree. Please use the door at the hall that does not face Hampton Ave. on the left side.
The classes are open to a diverse population and require no experience with yoga. More challenging postures and sequences are occasionally offered. For more information call Evelyn Cloy at (843) 870-5876 or email ecloy@sc.rr.com.

Assistance - Williamsburg County First Steps Office will be opened to assist the public in completing their 2013 Federal and State Income Tax Returns starting on January 31 through April 15, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This service is free to the public with an AGI of $95,000 for married clients who choose to file a joint return, and $65,000 for all other clients. Please bring the following items with you to file your taxes: government issued ID; social security number(s); w2's; 1099's, 1098's; last year's tax return (if available); information about other income; and deduction and credit info. To make an appointment, please contact Shakira Fulton or Laquanda Graham at (843) 355-1031.

Health Screening - The Nursing Department of Francis Marion University has been approved to provide free health screenings every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Felician Center located at 1000 Thorne Avenue, Kingstree. Sugar testing, vision testing etc. will be provided free of charge. In addition, a licensed nurse will be available to assist individuals with some health planning on a regular basis.

Pageant - Mary's Angels, a nonprofit 501(C)3 cordially invite Williamsburg County youth to participate in this years county pageant. The County Pageant officially part of the Miss America Organization will be held Friday June 13, at Williamsburg County Complex located 147 W. Main Street Kingstree. This year's theme is "Flawless." Application for the event can be found at Williamsburg County schools and local beauty and barber shops. Females must be between the age 13-21 and a resident of the county.
For more information please contact Juantia Green at (843) 382-5285 or visit them on Facebook or email sim.blessed@yahoo.com.

Applications - Waccamaw EOC is now accepting names/applications for the 2014 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are taken by appointment only Monday through Thursday. Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for elderly and disabled applicants only. For more information come by 128 E. Mill Street, Suite B or call (843) 355-9922.
in a sponsorship of any level, call Shelby Kirby at (843) 598-0777.

Testing  - WCSD's 2014 Testing Dates:  SCPASS Writing, March 18 - 19
ELDA ,February 17 - April 11 ,  S. C. Performance Task Assessment, February 17 - March 6 , Spring Smarter Balanced Field Test Window , March 18 - June 6
HSAP,  April 1-3, SCPASS ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies , May 6, 7, 8, and 9

Golf Tournament - Stallion Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Swamp Fox Country Club. Deadline for entry is April 9.

Meeting - Two Recovering Couples   Anonymous groups will be offered beginning the first week of March. On Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.  a classic RCA Share Meeting,  will be  offered. Both meetings will be located at Inlet Oasis, 4450 Hwy. 17 ByPass, Suite D-5 in the Woodside Village Mall near the Festiva offices on the south side of the mall. Woodside Village Mall is just south of Waccamaw Hospital on Route 17 in Murrells Inlet. Information Contact: cd7862@sccoast.net

Easter Egg Drop - Kingstree First Assembly will host its fourth annual Easter Egg Drop on Saturday, April 19.  The event is free and is open to the public.  Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the eggs will drop from the helicopter at 11 a.m. This year there will be 20,000 eggs, GIANT inflatables, and a concession stand.  In addition, there will be a visit from the Easter Bunny. 
The event is open to all ages; however, the actual hunt is for children ages 2-12.  The church is located at 872 Sumter Hwy., in Kingstree. 
For more information call the church at (843) 382-5348 or email atkingstreefirstag@ gmail.com.

Program - On Tuesday, April 10, Tidelands Community Hospice, in cooperation with Georgetown Memorial Hospital, will host the Hospice Foundation of America's 21st annual Living With Grief Program entitled "Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss." The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgetown Memorial Hospital Education Center Conference Room. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m. If there are questions regarding this event, please contact Harrison Grey, PhD, Bereavement Coordinator, Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc. (843) 546-3410.

Meeting - Christian Men's Depression Anonymous will allow members to share their struggles, experience, strength and hope, and work the 12 Steps to help overcome the illness.For more information, email: cmda01@aol.com, or call (843) 457-2473.

Registration - Building Blocks Academy is now accepting applications for three and four year old kindergarten for 2014-2015 academic school year.
Please call (843) 382-3417 for more information.

Health Screening - The Nursing Department of Francis Marion University has been approved to provide free health screenings every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Felician Center located at 1000 Thorne Avenue, Kingstree.

Events - Williamsburg County First Steps in collaboration with Williamsburg County School District, Williamsburg Techni-cal College, Williamsburg County Public Library, and Department of Social Services will sponsor the following events for the Week of the Young Child 2014: Pass the Pan, Sunday, April 6 Awards/recognition banquet and opening session of conference, Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at Kingstree Middle School Cafeteria, 616 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Kingstree Kids Jamboree, Taste of the Pee Dee and Conference, Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at Williamsburg Technical College, 601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Kingstree For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Melana E. Scott, home visitor.

Meeting - "Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc., board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.  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."

Play - Swamp Fox Players presents "Boeing Boeing." Performance dates are April 26, May 2, May 3, May 8, May 9, and May 10, at 8 p.m, May 4 and May 11 at 2:30 p.m. Call (843) 527-2924 ext. 1# for reservations Strand Theater, 710 Front Street, Georgetown.

Blood Drive - American Red Cross in inviting the public to the Williamsburg Regional Hos-pital, 500 Nelson Blvd, Tuesday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org to sign up to donate or  to locate blood drives online.

Registration - Little Smurf Too is now accepting 4K (pre-kindergarten) applications for 2014-2015 school years. To apply please visit Little Smurf Too at 1435 North Longstreet St. (Hwy. 52), Kingstree or call (843) 264-3262 ext.. 141 or 142 ask for Pam.

Pageant - Mary's Angels, a nonprofit 501(C)3 cordially invite Williamsburg County youth, (ages 13-24), to participate in this year's county pageant. Last day to register is May 23. The pageant will be held  on June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Willi-amsburg County Complex. For more information please contact Juantia Green at (843) 382-5285 or visit them on Facebook or email sim.blessed@yahoo.com.

Blood Drive - Santee Electric Cooperative will host an American Red Cross community blood drive at 424 Sumter Highway on Wednesday, April 16, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Santee's conference center.  Remember, you can now schedule an appointment by calling 355-0508 or via the Internet at ttp://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation where you can easily register.  An appointment gives time priority over those without one.  
Please do not forget to bring positive identification in the form of a donor card, driver's license, etc.  Please give the "gift of life"...GIVE BLOOD. 

Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center on Thurgood Marshall Blvd. Call Margaret Gourdine at (843) 426-2411 if you have any question.

WCSD Make-up Day - It has been determined that April 18, will be a half-day for students and a half-day School-directed Staff Development Day for staff.

Upcoming - Santee Doll Show to be held on April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 139 Bradford Blvd. in Sumter. For information call (803) 783-8049 or email knightshows@hotmail.com

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