Upcoming Events, May 7

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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 Services, 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.

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: 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 Festival 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

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.

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 Williamsburg County Complex. For more information please contact Juantia Green at (843) 382-5285 or visit them on Facebook or email sim.blessed@yahoo.com.

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

Day Fair - Lee County Adult Education Community Involvement Day will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lee County Parks & Recreation Gymnasium, 121 E. College St., Bishopville. For more information, please contact Lee County Adult Education at (803) 484-4200.

Forum - Citizens of Williamsburg County are invited to an Non-partisan Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 15, at the Williamsburg County Recreational Center, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree. This non-partisan, informational candidate forum will provide an opportunity for contested candidates to present their views on issues for Williamsburg County before the upcoming primary election on June 10.

Bake Sale - American Legion Post #8 Auxiliary will have a bake sale on Friday, May 9, beginning at 9 a.m. They will be located at the corner of Mill Street and Longstreet in Kingstree (across from KFC).

Spring Singing - Kingstree United Methodist Men’s second annual “Spring Singing” fundraiser will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the church. Join us for some good signing in support of the missions of the Methodist Men.

Career Fair - The Williamsburg Technical College will host a Spring Career Fair in the college library Thursday, May 8, for students from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information contact James Bostic at (843) 355-4190 or email bosticj@wiltech.edu.


Free computer classes will be held May 13 through June 5, every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at SCWorks, 31 East Calhoun St., Sumter. Call (803) 774-1300 for more information. Registration is required. Space is limited. For more information please see a staff member of SCWorks.

Reunion - The Tomlinson Alumni, Inc. of Kingstree announces its bi-annual School Reunion for Labor Day Weekend, to begin Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31.

All Tomlinsonians, including anyone who may have attended Tomlinson, and any others interested in attending the reunion may contact the Alumni President Louis Mayrant at (843) 567-7816 or Mrs. Pearl R. Brown, vice-president at (843) 382-3564 for further information.


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