Upcoming Events, Sept 3

  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

For more events, please visit our online calendar www.kingstreenews.com/events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Open House - Hemingway Career & Technology Center will have an open house on Tuesday, September 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be a parent/teacher meet and greet.

Forum - Williamsburg County First Steps will host a Directors’ Forum on Wednesday, September 3, at 1 p.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Annex Kitchenette Building A, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree.The training topic is “A Director’s Game Plan.” Participants will use the content to build a team approach in their program to see how each staff member’s strength strengthens the team and is able to bring those skills and talents into consort. A director who carefully selects a team and practices effective coaching skills will create a high quality environment for both children and staff. Mrs. Suzanne McGougan, Training and Development Director with S.C. Child Care Resource & Referral Network will conduct the training session. At the completion of this session, providers will receive 1.5 hours of DSS Credit in Program Administration. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, Executive Director at (843) 355-1031.

Session #1 - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #1 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development on Saturday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room Building A, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree.

The training topics are “Reflecting on Principles of Classroom Design, Read Alouds… Why?, and We’ve Got to Move It!” Ms. Crystal Campbell, CYC Educational Consulting, LLC will conduct the training. At the completion of this session; childcare providers will receive 2.0 hours of DSS Credit in Child Growth and Development and 3.0 hours in Curriculum.

For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, Executive Director at (843) 355-1031.

Parade - The Town of Kingstree’s annual Pig Pickin’ parade, “A Salute to our Veterans” will be held Saturday, October 18, at 10 a.m. Bands, floats, dance/step groups will be judged. There is no entry free. Contact the Kingstree Town Hall at (843) 355-7484 for additional information.

Pageant - The Pamplico Cypress Festival Pageant will be held on Saturday, September 13, at Hannah-Pamplico High School of Pamplico. For more information contact Camelia Stevens at cameliastevens@yahoo.com.

Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, September 12, 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.

Book Signing - On Saturday, September 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Kingstree Christian Book Store at 135 East Main Street in Kingstree will host a book signing for Abe Henryhand.

Meeting - The Williamsburg County Democratic Party next monthly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 6, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact County Chair George Brown by calling (843) 340-0597 or emailing gbrown536@sc.rr.com.

Class - There will be a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, September 27, at 8 a.m. at Kingstree Town Hall, 401 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree. Registration and deposit are required! For more information please contact Capt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8169 or Amanda at (843) 355-8165.

Drive - The Williamsburg County Education Association-Retired is in the process of conducting its yearly membership drive and invite any retired school employee to join for their first meeting for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, September 9, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Fellowship Room, 701 Saint John St., Kingstree. Please contact Annie J. Chandler, president for further information.

Parade - The Town of Kingstree’s annual Pig Pickin’ parade, “A Salute to our Veterans” will be held Saturday, October 18, at 10 a.m. Bands, floats, dance/step groups will be judged. There is no entry free. Contact the Kingstree Town Hall at (843) 355-7484 for additional information.

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