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 August.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of August.
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 Carolina'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 College (Administrative Office Building Conference Room). The Memory Dish is conducted by Chaplain Willis Broughton. The contact number for this group is (843) 213-8507.
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 2012 meetings will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kingstree. Classes are on Thursdays at 5 p.m.
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.
Meeting - The Housing Authority of Kingstree will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree.
Support Group - The Alzheimer’s Associa-tion Caregiver Support Group will meet the third Friday of each month from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Library, Main Library’s Meeting Room in Kingstree. Participants may park in the library parking lot. Contact person for this group is Nancy Adams (843)-822-5133. The support group is free and open to the public. All family members and friends are invited to attend.
Search - The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who ever served in the 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the national association and the annual reunion in Reno, Nevada from August 23 to August 26, visit their website at www.2ida.org or contact the association’s secretary-treasurer, Bob Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (224) 225-1202.
Honor Flight - World War II veterans wanted to participate in the next Honor Flight to Washington, DC for a one-day trip, which will include a tour of many of the War Memorials. The day will end with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then fly home. There is no cost to you, it’s free. The next flight is scheduled for October 24. You can find out more information and get an application on the website, www.honorflightmyrtlebeach.com or by calling (843) 957-8212. Also applications may be picked up from your local Veterans Affairs Office at 147 W. Main Street, Kingstree or call 355-9321 ext. 6302.
Musical - Swamp Fox Players presents “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical directed by Joe Ford, on August 16, August 17, and August 18, at the Georgetown Strand Theater. The show starts at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m. matinee. For ticket information call (843) 527-2924.
Doll Exhibition - “Our Beautiful African American Dolls” on exhibition will be originals, one-of-a-kinds, artist limited edition dolls, character dolls, vintage and antique dolls from August 7 to September 30, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at C. Williams Rush Gallery Of African-American Arts & Culture, 200 Hampton Avenue, Kingstree. Please call for group and other appointment times, (803) 397-1859. School groups are encouraged to attend all of the educational exhibits.
Location Change - The location for the September monthly meeting of the Georgetown County AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP has changed. The meetings for Tuesday, September 11, will be held at St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church on the corner of Highmarket and Broad streets in Georgetown. Please follow the signs to the designated classroom in the parish hall. The usual meeting time is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is plenty of parking on Broad Street (across from Prince George Episcopal Church). For more information contact Melanie Stecz at (843) 436-5900 or Pat Stecz at (843) 359-5455.
Dinner and Devotional - Family Connection of South Carolina, a statewide non-profit that links families of children with special health care needs with support, resources and education, will host a dinner and devotional for parents and the event is free and open to the public. The dinner and devotional will be held Wednesday, August 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Kingstree First Assembly of God, 872 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree.
For more information, call Tracie Hayward at Family Connection at (800) 578-8750.
Songs and Poetry - An evening of songs, poetry, and spoken word, hosted by Quinton and Tameca Graham Ministries, will be held September 8, at 6 p.m. at St. Lawrence Community Center, 5321 US Hwy. 521, Salters.
Lancing Clinic - The Cedar Swamp Lancers will sponsor a Lancing Clinic and Fun Day on Saturday, October 6, at Lakewood Plantation, 784 Friendship Church Road, Nesmith from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free games for riders and non-riders. For more information contact Ruth Brown at (843) 382-8351 or email@example.com. Current Coggins required.
Stag Festival - The Town of Lane announces its seventh annual Stag Festival to be held from September 14 to September 16. The event will start Friday night at 7 p.m. with a free fish fry, street dance and games. On Saturday the town will host a parade at 10 a.m. The line up will begin at 9 a.m. at the Lane Mini Mart. If you are an entertainer and are interested in performing at the Stag Festival, please give Ms. Mouzon or Ms. McGill a call with your group name and type of performance you want to present. Vendor applications are being accepted. You may call (843) 387-5151 to have an application mailed to you.
Concealed Weapons Class - A Concealed Weapon Permit class will be held September 15, at 8 a.m. at the Kingstree Police Department, located at 401 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree. Must have weapon and holster with 50 rounds of ammunition for qualification.
Any questions notify Sgt. Marc K. Whitfield at (843) 355-5435.
Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5360 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, at 12 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree.
For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at 426-4601.
Meeting - The regular meeting of The Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m. at the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health, 164 Waccamaw Medical Park Drive, Conway. For information please call Mrs. Gawith at (843) 347-5060, Extension 226.
Showcase - The Florence Short Film Showcase is now accepting short film submissions for the 2013 showcase, taking place Friday, February 8, 2013, in Florence.
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit short films directed by a Black person, tells a story of the Black experience, and/or features a Black person in a leading role in all genres and no longer than 40 minutes in running time. Deadline for submissions is October 8, with the late deadline being November 8. For more information on how to submit a short film, visit the showcase website, www.florenceshortfilmshowcase.com.
Blood Drive - Santee Electric Cooperative will host another American Red Cross community blood drive at 424 Sumter Highway on Wednesday, August 22, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Santee’s Operations Building. The operations building will be used for this drive instead of the conference center. Signage will provide entrance directions to the operations building which is located behind the main building. All participants will be entered in to a drawing for $3,000. The Red Cross is in dire need of live saving blood. Please mark it on your calendar and make an effort to save as many as three lives with one unit of blood. Remember, you can now schedule an appointment by calling 355-0508 or via the Internet. All you have to do is go to http://www.donatebloodtoday.org/ and register. An appointment gives time priority.