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 no longer be meet on a monthly basis effective the month of September 2012. Please look for announcements regarding resumption of this Caregiver Support group in Kingstree. If you know a loved one or friend diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other type of dementia, feel free to contact Nancy Adams (843) 822-5133 or contact the Alzheimer's Association pro-gram director, Grand Strand area at (843) 213-1516 for more information about other support groups, questions, and resource materials.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Leslee Spivey at Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber (843) 355-6431, email@example.com.
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.
Exhibit - “African-Americans on Postage Stamps”this extraordinary exhibition includes the stamps issued by the USPS celebrating the people, events and cultural milestones of African-Americans from October 2 to October 31, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at C. Williams Rush Gallery Of African-American Arts & Culture, 200 Hampton Avenue, Kingstree.
Showcase - The second annual “A Beautiful Black Christmas”Will be held from November 5 to December 31. A showcase of black angels, Santas, nutcrackers, nativity scenes and Christmas trees decorated with black ornaments from Tuesdays to 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.
Registration - Webster University now has enrollment for the Fall II term. Classes begin Saturday, October 13, at 8 am. For information about registration call (843) 497-3677 or visit them online at http://www.webster.edu/myrtlebeach/.
Meeting - Williamsburg County DSN Board will be having their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, September 19, at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree.
Dinner - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. presents dinner and an evening with legendary SC State Coach Willie Jefferies on Thursday, October 11. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. at Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. Conference Center, 424 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree. For ticket information call (843) 354-5496 or go to www.vitalaginginc.org. Proceeds benefit Vital Aging’s Van Replacement Fund. Tickets are $25 or table sponsorship $200 (eight seats). Buffet dinner served.
Expo - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center’s first annual Community Awareness Expo will be held Saturday, September 29, at Kingstree Recreation Center at 11 a.m. Come enjoy a day of informative fun with Sheriff Michael Johnson and his staff.
There will be free food, drinks, games, seminars and presentations for the entire family to enjoy. There will be an array of treats for the youth and limited souvenirs so get there early.
Festival - The Kingstree/Bi-Lo Pig Pickin’ Festival is scheduled for October 18 to October 20, at the Kingstree Recreation Center. Vendor and cooker spots are still available, but they are going fast! If you would like to reserve your spot, please call (843) 355-7484 and speak with Amanda for pricing and availability.
Class Reunion - The 30th reunion for Williamsburg Academy classes of 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, in Kingstree.
See FaceBook event page or contact Paul Gee firstname.lastname@example.org - (864) 295-9564 or Allison Britton Inman email@example.com - (843) 355-7885 if you have questions or have not been contacted. All former teachers are invited to drop in (free).
Open House - Hemingway Career & Technology Center will have an open house on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hemingway Career Center with a parent/teacher meet and greet. There will not be a meet and greet on September 28.
Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5360 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 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 (843) 426-4601.
Walk - Each year, one in 500 African-Americans are born with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), an inherited blood disorder that occurs more commonly in African-Americans. At present, there is no universally available cure for the Sickle Cell Disease. September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness month. Let’s take a step toward “Breaking the Sickle Cell Cycle!” On Saturday, September 22, the first annual Sickle Cell Walk will be held in Williamsburg County to raise money for research and to raise awareness. The theme for this year is “Sickle Cell Disease: Finding a Cure.” The event will be held at Greeleyville Elementary School, 7 Varner Ave., Greeleyville. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., kick-off ceremony at 8:30 a.m., and the walk at 9 a.m. For more information, please contact Vernell Parson-Graham at (843) 426-2843; Gwendolyn P. Fleming at (803) 473-4780; or Representative Ronnie Sabb at (843) 355-5349.
Training - Training and exam for the private pesticide applicator license will be held on Friday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Williamsburg County Extension Office, 9 Court House Square, Kingstree. Please call to pre-register at least one week in advance at (843) 355-6106. For more information on Initial Certification Training for Private Pesticide Applicators (what to expect), go to http://entweb.clemson.edu/pesticid/Document/PATinit.htm.
Songs and Poetry - An evening of songs, poetry, and spoken word, hosted by Quinton and Tameca Graham Ministries, will be held September 26, at 6 p.m. at St. Lawrence Community Center, 5321 US Hwy. 521, Salters.