Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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.
TrafficSafety Checkpoints - The Lane, Greeleyville, and Kingstree Police Departments will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of May.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints -The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of May.
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.”
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Pageant - Mary’s Angels, a nonprofit 501(C)3, cordially invites Williamsburg County youth to participate in this year’s county pageant. The county pageant, officially part of the Miss America Organization, will be held Friday, June 13, at Williamsburg County Complex, 147 W. Main Street Kingstree. This year’s theme is “Flawless.” Applications 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com, or call (843) 457-2473.
Registration- Building Blocks Academy is now accepting applications for three and four year old kindergartners for 2014-2015 academic school year. Please call (843) 382-3417 for more information.
Blood Drive -The American Red Cross is inviting the public to the Williamsburg Regional Hospital, 500 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree, Tuesday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org to sign up to donate or to locate blood drives online.
Housing Authority - The Housing Authority of Kingstree will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree.
Dance - Williamsburg County Library will host Expressions of Culture Dance Ministries by Domonique, South Carolina Non-Profit Organization 501© 3 in collaboration with KGES JAG Dance team. Registration will be held June 2, for advance and beginners dancers. A dance recital will be held July 19, at 6 p.m. at Williamsburg County Complex. For more information contact Domonique Jones-Goode at (843) 372-9587.
Forum - Citizens of Williamsburg County are invited to an Non-partisan Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 15, 6:00 Pm at the Williamsburg County Recreation 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.
Class -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.
Meeting - AARP Williamsburg Coun-ty Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, 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.
Play -Disney’s “The Aristocats Kids” will be at the Blanding Street Theatre, 125 S. Blanding Street, Lake City. Shows are June 20, at 7:30 p.m., June 21, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and June 22, at 3 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door of the theatre one hour before each production or from any cast member. Youth from many schools in the area are participating.
Meeting - Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. Administrative Office located at 1261 Highway 501 East, Suite B, Conway and its programs, head start, early head start, weatherization, and community services for Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties, will be closed on Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, May 27.