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 March.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of March.
Support - If you are a parent or guard-ian 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 Depart-ment 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 Robert Ford. Chief Ford can be reached at 355-5435 or come by the police department and leave your name, phone number, and address.
Memory Dish - Hospice Care of South Caro-lina's Grief Support Group, known as the "Memory Dish" is held the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Technical Col-lege (Administrative Office Building Conference Room). The Memory Dish is conducted by Chaplain Willis Broughton. The contact number for this group is (843) 213-8507.
TOPS Program - 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 Ser-vices, 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.
Meetings - The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments meetings will be held April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8*, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9*. All meetings are held in the Council’s Conference Room, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend all meetings. Copies of agendas may be obtained by calling (843) 546-8502.
Gala - In celebration of ArtFields LCCS presents an arts gala, “Jazz It Up” featuring the Dick Goodwin Quintet on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Bean Market.
This Columbia based quintet will bring a new level of excitement to the annual gala, performing a wide range of musical styles from Dixieland stompers to swing standards, Latin and contemporary flavors, sensuous ballads, plus original compositions written especially for the ensemble. Art exhibits of works by local students and professional artists will set the stage for this annual showcase event in Lake City. A silent auction of artwork will raise funds for arts education in local schools. An array of fabulous hor d’oeuvres and fine wines makes this evening a highlight of the Lake City arts scene.
Meeting - Waccamaw Workforce Investment Board meeting schedule for 2013: March 19, May 21, July 16, September 17, and November19. All meetings are held in the council’s conference room, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend all meetings. Agendas for meetings are posted in the council’s office at least seven days prior to the meetings. Copies of agendas may be obtained by calling (843) 546-8502.
Show - The Swamp Fox Players proudly presents: “Souvenir” March 14, 15, and 16, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10 and 17, at 2:30 p.m., located at the Strand Theater 710 Front Street, Georgetown. Please call 527-2924 for reservations and ticket information. “Souvenir” is a portrait of a lady who became a legend for singing badly.
Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite with a famously uncertain sense of pitch performed countless recitals that became the talk of New York and earned Jenkins and her pianist cultish fame. It is a touching and hilarious portrayal of a woman in love with music and her accompanist who tries to protect her from herself.
Meeting - Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board will meet on Wednesday, March 20, at 4 p.m. at 61 Greenlee St., Kingstree.
Meeting - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly board of directors meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Kingstree Wellness Center at 912 4th Avenue, Kingstree. Please call (843) 354-5496 with any questions.
Registration - Attention: Trio-Blakely-Sutton D.P. Cooper football and track are back, ages seven to 12. Must register now! Please call Coach Michael Gathers for more information, former T.C. Williams High School coach from Remember the Titans, (571) 337-8228.
Gala Nominations - Williamsburg County School District will hold its second Hall of Fame Induction Scholarship Gala on May 17. During this celebration distinguished graduates and contributors of the system will be honored.
If you would like to nominate a person for this award, nomination forms with specific guidelines can be downloaded at www. wcsd.k12.sc.us. Completed forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and received by 5 p.m. on March 8.
Conference - Georgetown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will have a Sisters Impacting Sisters (SIS) Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Georgetown High School, 2500 Anthuan Maybank Dr., Georgetown. The featured speaker is the Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin, motivational speaker and author.
This event is free and opened to the public. The conference’s focus will be nutrition, finance, and balanced living. Pre-registration is encouraged at www.georgetownalumnaedst.webs.com. Return registration form at Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Georgetown Alumnae Chapter, PO Box 1113, Georgetown, SC 29442. Contact persons are Dr. Marthena Grate Morant, (843) 240-1420 or Dr. Kendra Jiles, (843) 344-2639.
Exhibit - For Black History…365, visit the C. Williams Rush Gallery/Museum of African-American Arts & Culture’s “African Americans in History” held February 6 to March 31. This exciting exhibition features a snapshot education via artifacts and collectibles depicting contributions of African Americans in education, music, entertainment, military, literature, sports and the arts. The hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call for group and other appointment times, (803) 397-1859 (School and youth groups are encouraged to attend).
The gallery is located at 200 Hampton Ave., Kingstree.
Pageant - Mary’s Angels Independent Living, a 501©3 nonprofit organization, would like to invite you to attend the “Williamsburg County Page-ant” on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Complex, 147 W. Main St., Kingstree.
The theme for the evening will be “Shine like a Diamond.” There will be in-kind and monetary prizes given to the winners. All businesses, vendors, and organizations are encouraged to participate by sponsoring a youth or supporting the event. All female county residents grades eighth through 12th are encouraged to participate by registering by June 1, and submitting an entry form, head shot, and a nonrefundable fee of $30 (no cash/checks) to Mary’s Angel Ind. Living, PO Box 734, Kingstree, SC 29556.
For more information please contact Juanita Green, president at (843) 382-5285. A portion of the proceeds will go to support autism research.
State of the County - Williamsburg County Supervisor Stanley S. Pasley will deliver his State of the County Address on Tuesday, March 19, in the Williamsburg County Public Service Administration Building - Council Chamber at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
AARP Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree.
For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601.
Class - There will be a concealed weapon permit class on Saturday, May 18, at 8 a.m. at Kingstree Town Hall. For more information, please contact Lt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8169.
Events - The Williamsburg County Library is hosting a few events during the month of March. Thursday, March 14, The Hands of Judas Players from Hemingway, which is a Miming group, will come share their talents. This event starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, the library is hosting an Easter egg hunt. The actual event will start at 1 p.m. and will be held in the Pavillion lot behind the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.
There will be the Easter egg hunt, games, and snacks for the children.
Anniversary - Lord of Lords of Hope Ministries will celebrate its first church anniversary on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 pm. The church is located at 531 W. Huggins St., Manning.
Musical - FTC and the Lake City Community Theatre will present “9 to 5” the musical at the Blanding Street Auditorium, 125 S. Blanding Street in Lake City, on Thursday, March 14, Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. For ticket information, call the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce at (843) 374-8611.