Upcoming Events, Aug. 20

  • Tuesday, August 19, 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.

Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Lane, Greeleyville, and Kingstree Police Departments will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of July.

Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of July.

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.”

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

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.

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.

ChildScreenings - 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.

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 - 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.

Reunion - Kingstree Senior High “Class of 88” will be hosting its 26th class reunion from August 29 to August 31. Please come out and join in on this memorable occasion.

For further information please contact Shawn Johnson at (843) 356-0266 or Sherri McFadden at (843) 992-8311.

Fundraiser - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation invites you to join them for a morning of fun and competition at the “Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run” on Saturday, August 23, at Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, 521 Gibson Rd. For information about the fundraiser, registration, and entry fee call (803) 785-8230 or register online at www.stricklyrunning.com.

Festival - Trio Community Festival second annual Rib Fest will be held Saturday, August 23, at 9 a.m. in the Seaboard Square area between Trio Fire Station and the Trio Mini Mart & Swinnie Store. Vendor set-up is 7 a.m. There will be praise dance, jumping castle for the kids, free parking, street vendors, coolers, so bring your lawn chairs. No pets allowed.

9/11 - On Thursday September 11, the Kingstree Lions Club will conduct its annual 9/11 Remembrance. Anyone interested in attending will need to be at the corner of Main Street and Longstreet Street at 12 p.m. American flags will be on display from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to remember those who were lost on 09/11/2001. All are welcome.

Meeting - AARP Williamsburg Coun-ty Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27, 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.

Reunion - The Tomlinson Alumni, Inc. of Kingstree announces their eighth bi-annual Tonlinson High School Reunion for Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31. On Friday, August 28, registration will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; the opening ceremony from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and a fish fry will follow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., all at the Williamsburg County Recreational Center, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. On Saturday, August 30, classes will meet at their leisure. Participants are also invited to visit the C. Williams-Rush Gallery/Museum located at 200 Hampton Ave., Kingstree at their leisure. Also on Saturday evening, a Black and Gold Gala will be held at Kingstree Middle School, 616 Martin Luther Ave., Kingstree from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.

On Saturday, August 31, a park picnic will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scott’s Fantasy Island, 415 Short St., Kingstree. You may contact Tomlinson Alumni President Louis Mayrant at (843) 567-7816 or Tomlinson Alumni Vice-President Pearl R. Brown at (843) 382-3564 for any further information.

Meeting - The Williamsburg County Awareness Program next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 21, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Library, 215 N. Jackson St., Kingstree. The meeting is open to the public.

Yoga - A free introduction to yoga with Evelyn Cloy will be held Monday, August 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kingstree Town Hall Council Meeting Room, 401 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree. If you have any questions, please call Cloy at (843) 870-5876.

Artwork - The C. Williams Rush Gallery/Museum of African-American Arts & Culture is currently featuring original artwork by Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Joseph Delaney and others in connection to ‘The Harlem Renaissance: SC Connections?’ The evolving exhibit will include the music, musicians and performing artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

Gallery/museum hours are Wednesdays – Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located at 200 Hampton Avenue in Kingstree. Contact Cassandra Williams Rush for additional information at (803) 397-1859 or crush Columbia@aol.com.

Registration - Children in grades kdg. to grade 5 can register for the Learning Center at 1000 Thorne Avenue between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in the month of August.

The Learning Center program provides homework help, art, handbells, computer and reading activities. Science South will be providing Science lessons. Clemson Extension will provide a Recycling Club for grades 3-4-5. Cooking classes are also provided for grades 3-4-5. Outdoor play activities are also part of the routine. Children in kdg., grade 1 and grade 2 may attend on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Children in grades 3, 4 and 5, may attend on Thursdays.For more information please call 354-9415. There is a limit of 40 children and first come, first serve.

Meeting - Williamsburg County DSN Board will be having their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, August 20, at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree.

Meeting - A regular scheduled Waccamaw EOC, Inc. Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at the Conway Administrative Office, 1261 Highway 501 East, Suite B, Conway. The public is welcome to attend.

Anniversary - It’s the 15th year anniversary of the New Friendship Freewill Baptist Church Male Chorus. The anniversary celebration will be held Saturday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Health Screening - Francis Marion University Department of Nursing will have graduate and undergraduate nursing students and instructors at the Felician Center 1000 Thorne Street on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 doing health care screenings. The screenings will take place from August 22 to November 21. The free screening will include physicals, cholesterol checks, eye sight screening, blood pressure monitoring, and health promotion teaching. No appointment is necessary, please come in at your convenience.

Walk - The Sickle Cell Anemia Disease Society of Williamsburg County will present its third annual Sickle Cell Walk, “Sickle Cell Disease: Finding the Cure,” on Saturday, September 27, at Greeleyville Elementary School, 7 Varner Avenue, Greeleyville. The onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The kick-off ceremony starts at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. (walk starts and ends at the school.)For more information please contact Vernell Parson-Graham at (843) 426-2843; Gwendolyn P. Fleming at (803) 473-4780; or Wanda Wilson at (843) 355-2087.

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