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Upcoming Events, June 11

  • Tuesday, June 10, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 sim.blessed@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

Camp -The annual Coker College Skills & Drills Summer Baseball Camp will be held June 16 to June 20, at Tom J. New Field. The five sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The camp will be devoted to pitching, hitting, bunting, and base running.

The camp is open to players ages six to 17.

For more information call (843) 383-8105 or (843) 307-1331, email at dschmotzer@coker.edu.

Camp - 4-H Club Summer Camp for ages 8-14 to be held at W.W. Long Leadership Center in Aiken. Camps scheduled for June 8-12, June 15-19, and June 22-26.

Call for details Jolie Brown at (843) 355-6106

Head Start Applications - Waccamaw EOC, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start, a federally-funded comprehensive preschool program, is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Head start provides services for children three and four years of age residing in Williamsburg County. Early head start provides services for infants and toddlers ages six weeks - under 36 months and Expectant Families.The program is at no cost to families. Applications are taken from 9 a.m. to 3 Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact your Chavis Head Start/Early Head Start Center at (843) 558-7307 or Lane Head Start Center (843) 387-5893.

Housing Authority - The Housing Authority of Kingstree will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree.

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.

Blood Drive - The American Red Cross will sponsor blood drives on Monday, June 30, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1760 Muddy Creek Rd., from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 11, at Santee Electric Cooperative, 424 Sumter Highway.

Class -There will be a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, June 21, at 8 a.m. at the Kingstree Town Hall. For more information please contact Capt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8169 or Amanda at (843) 355-8165.

Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center on Thurgood Marshall Blvd. For further information, call Margaret Gourdine at (843) 426-2411.

Training - Williamsburg County Emergency Management / E-911 will conduct a training exercise at Williamsburg County Courthouse and Alex Chatman Complex Building, located at 147 West Main Street,  June 12,  2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Event - Welcome Home and Benefits Fair on June 20, for Combat Veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan. Free event for veterans and their families will be held June 20, at Fort Jackson’s Weston Lake Recreation Area from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events include gate pass, paddle boats, lunch, games, face-painting, swimming and V-A Benefits information.

Reservations are required by June 18. To register call (803) 776-4000 extension 730 or 7243.

Hiring - South Carolina Department of Corrections is hiring officers and cadets statewide at the Goodwill of Sumter Job Link Center, 1028 Broad St., Sumter.

Pre-registration will be held June 4 to June 19. The hiring event will be held Friday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cancellation - The Hire Me ! Career Fair that was scheduled for Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County EMD /911 Short Term Recovery Center located at 2086 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., has been canceled until further notice.

Tutoring - The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Kingstree chapter) will sponsor free tutoring sessions this summer for students (four to 12 years old). If your child is in need of tutoring in math or reading please call (843) 372-5938.

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