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 September.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of September.
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.
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.
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.
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 meeting 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.
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.
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. You must have weapon and holster with 50 rounds of ammunition for qualification. Any questions notify Sgt. Marc K. Whitfield at (843) 355-5435.
Volunteers - Save Our Young Men, a 501C3 non-profit organization, is currently looking for volunteers who offer strong leadership skills to assist in regard to being a mentor. A meeting will be held Thursday, September 6, at 5 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. If you have any questions, please contact Victor Scott, Sr. at (843) 601-2177 or by email at saveouryoungmen@ gmail.com.
Book Signing - “THE UNPAINTED SOUTH,” photographs by Selden B. Hill and poems by William P. Baldwin. A fascinating new book with many photos taken in the countryside of Williamsburg County, and the Carolina Lowcountry. You are invited to a book signing and reception at the Williamsburgh Historical Museum on September 6, at 7 p.m. Call the museum at (843) 355-3306 if you have questions.
Lancing Clinic - Free equestrian lancing clinic, a brief history and demonstrations, will be given. Members of the Cedar Swamp Lancing Association will be on site to demonstrate and assist interested prospective lancers. Mini-Plantation Tours included. Lunch and drinks will be available for purchase. Please join them at Lakewood Plantation in Williamsburg County on October 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Williamsburg County Tourism Board and The Cedar Swamp Lancing Association. For more information, contact Ruth E. Brown at (843) 382-8351, email@example.com or Leslee Spivey at Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber (843) 355-6431, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade- The Andrews Veterans Association (AVA) is proud to announce a Veterans Day Parade and service will be held in Andrews on Saturday, November 3, at 1 p.m., with a service to follow at 3 p.m. The parade will be held on Main Street and the service will be held inside the local National Guard Armory. For further information about the Andrews Veterans Day Parade please contact Andrews Veterans Association Chairman Thomas Alford at (843) 833-3267 or Assistant Secretary Greg Bennet at (843) 325-9275. Veterans and military members are most welcome to join the Andrews Veterans Association.
Event - Friends of the Williamsburg County Library, 215 N. Jackson St., Kingstree, will be hosting Dr. Leslie Elaine Brown on Thursday, September 6, at 6 p.m.
Concert - Lake City Concert Series will present Roberts Sims, baritone, accompanied by Ann Rodgers Chandler, organist on Thursday, September 27, at Lake City Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Robert Sims has been hailed by critics for his rich tone, energetic performance, and convincing stage presence. He has been highly praised for his moving interpretation of African-American spirituals, and has given numerous recitals throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Ann Rogers Chandler, Lake City’s own performer and director, will be accompanying Mr. Sims, making this combination of voice and organ an opening concert to remember.
Program - The Williamsburg County School District Strings Program will offer instruction to district students through the WCSD Strings Program at Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts (formerly Kingstree Junior High School) each Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Violin, viola, cello and string bass lessons will be provided free of charge and taught by Mrs. Chaste’y Rayford-Gibson. Students will be responsible for the cost of their instrument and for transportation to and from scheduled classes. An information session will be held on Saturday, September 8, at the WCSD Magnet School of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Information concerning instrument rentals, class expectation and schedules will be discussed. Parents are required to attend this session.In you have any questions, please contact Fine Arts Coordinator Mrs. Jennifer Holliday at (843) 355-5571.