Upcoming Events April 16

  • Monday, April 14, 2014

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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.ttsouthreach.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.
Interested 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

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

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.

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 Hospital, 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 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.

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.

Forum - Williamsburg County First Steps will host a Director's Forum on Wednesday, April 16, at 1 p.m. at the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. The training will be conducted by Mrs. Carletta S. Isreal, and at the completion of this session, providers will receive 1.5 hours of DSS Credit in Program Administration. Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encouraged to attend. 
For more information about this training please contact, Melana E. Scott, home visitor/program assistant at (843) 355-1031.

Yard Sale - The world's largest yard sale will be held Saturday, May 3, beginning at 7 a.m. in Grace Hall adjacent to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy St., Kingstree. Items range from baby furniture and toys to household goods and furniture. Many interesting items. Come out and make a deal rain or shine!!

Daffodil Festival - The Lake City Junior Sorosis Club invites you to come to the third annual Daffodil Festival. It is a garden party from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m., April 27, at Moore Farm Botanical Garden, 100 New Zion Rd., Lake City. Tickets are available at the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce. For information call (843) 374-8611.

Delta Fest - Kingstree Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Lake City Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present Delta Fest on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts, 710 3rd Ave., Kingstree.
For vendor information please call Debra Keels at (843) 409-1275 or Shondricka Battiste at (843) 372-1174.

Seminar - Autism & You Seminar will be held May 2, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Rd., Georgetown, in the GMH Education Center, located behind the hospital with free admission. Registration and coffee will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Speakers and resources will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 
For more information call (843) 520-8810 or see Georgetown County Autism Support Group Facebook. The seminar is sponsored by Georgetown Hospital System Women's Board.

Meeting - On Thursday, April 24, MUSC/CAAN parent group meeting will be held at Surfside Beach Library at 5:30 p.m. Speaker Jill Sneed will discuss IEP's and the IEP process.

Seminar - Ever wanted to know how to interpret your credit report? Have you ever wondered just what FICO is? Do you want to learn how to increase your credit score?
A free informative seminar, sponsored by the SBA South Carolina District office and SBDC, will be held April 24, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Chatman Complex-Auditorium, 147 W. Main St., Kingstree. You may register by calling (843) 355-8993 or emailing them at barbara.brown@williamsburgcounty.sc.gov or mary.rome@williamsburgcounty.sc.gov.    

Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601.

Meeting - The Williamsburg County Awareness Program will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 17, at the Williamsburg County Library in Kingstree at 6 p.m.
The meeting is open to the public.  For additional information contact B. Ford at (843) 387-5378.

Fair Housing - The South Carolina Fair Housing Center (SCFHC) officially opened its doors September 2013 as a non-profit civil rights organization serving the entire state of South Carolina. Its mission and purpose entails enforcement of fair housing laws across the state. Complaint intakes are accepted daily regarding violations of the Fair Housing Act. South Carolina residents wishing to complete an intake may call 1 (855) 665-8549 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are also welcome. 
Anyone with questions regarding the South Carolina Fair Housing Center may contact its Executive Director Tina L. Brown, Esquire, at (803) 403-8447, ext. 104.

Auditions - Swamp Fox Players Auditions for "Hairspray" performance dates are July 11 to July 27. Directed by Kathy Anderson. Audition will be held at the Strand Theater 710 Front Street Georgetown For questions, please contact Kathy Anderson at nodrefk@gmail.com

Charity Ride - Delta Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will hold its second annual “Ride For Babies,” on Saturday, April 19, at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. Registration begins at 9 a.m., kickstand promptly at 10:15 a.m. 
For more information contact any member of Delta Tau Zeta Chapter.

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