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, email@example.com or Leslee Spivey at Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber (843) 355-6431, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
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 - he 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, Sept-ember 29, in Kingstree.
See FaceBook event page or contact Paul Gee email@example.com - (864) 295-9564 or Allison Britton Inman firstname.lastname@example.org - (843) 355-7885 if you have questions or have not been contacted. All former teachers are invited to drop in (free).
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 Recrea-tion Complex at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601.
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.
Workshop - Williamsburg County is sponsoring a small business workshop on “The Fundamentals” (success and failure and no grants and limited resources) Thursday, October 25, from 6 p.m. til 9 p.m. in the Alex Chatman Complex Courtroom, 147 W. Main St., Kingstree. Refreshments will be served. Mike Bell of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florence-Darlington Technical College will be the presenter. The workshop is free but registration is required. Please reserve your place by calling Mary Rome at (843) 355-8993 or emailing your reservation to email@example.com.
Program - Hello Ladies! Come and join them at the Williamsburg County Library in Kingstree for a night of arts and crafts. They will be creating some special decor for the upcoming fall season! The program begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, in the library meeting room. Remember to bring your creative side! There will be no charge! Hope to see you there!
Horse Trials - McCutchen Training Center and the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber invite you to the 17th annual Running of the King’s Tree Trials, Saturday, November 3. Tickets go on sale beginning October 9. For more information call the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber at (843) 355-6431.
Book Presentation - The Friends of Williamsburg County Library will be hosting Sherman Carmichael, on Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. Sherman Carmichael is a Johnsonville native, and Williamsburg County Library is pleased to have him return for a presentation of his new book, Legends and Lore of South Carolina. Sherman researched the stories in this book for over a year. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. His first book, Forgotten Tales of South Carolina, was published 2011. South Carolina residents know that around every corner there’s another legend. Join them for an evening of thrilling and chilling tales. The public in invited and there is no charge.
Voting - The Williamsburg County Voter Registration Office will be open on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for anyone who would like to register to vote in the November 6, General Election. You can register to vote by downloading a voter registration form from the South Carolina State Election website at: www.scvotes.org or you can come by the Williamsburg County Voter Registration Office and complete an application. At the conclusion of all the processing, you will be sent a voter registration card through the mail. For more information contact voter registration at (843) 355-6044.
Homecoming Parade - Hemingway High School will have its fifth annual Homecoming Parade; the theme is “Something Good Is Gonna Happen Today!” on October 5, at 4:30 p.m. After the parade, the tailgating will begin on the school grounds of Hemingway High School. Clubs and organizations will be selling refreshments as fundraisers, and music will be provided by the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Regina Cooper at (843) 558-9413.
Title I Review - Hemingway Elementary School will hold its Title I Review on Tuesday, October 2, at 5:30 p.m. The presenter will be Mrs. Debra Shackleford, Title I curriculum specialist. Following the Title I Review presenting, Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton will share information concerning fire safety and fire prevention. The program will be held in the cafeteria. The evening will close with a pileau supper. Parking for this event will be at the back of the school. The school encourages parents of students in grades 4K-5, guardians and the community to be present on Tuesday, October 2.
Yard Sale - Life Center P.H. Church Women’s Ministries will sponsor a yard sale on Saturday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Hwy. 377, Kingstree.Hemingway Elementary School will hold its Title I Review on Tuesday, October 2, at 5:30 p.m. The presenter will be Mrs. Debra Shackleford, Title I curriculum specialist. Following the Title I Review presenting, Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton will share information concerning fire safety and fire prevention. The program will be held in the cafeteria. The evening will close with a pileau supper. Parking for this event will be at the back of the school. The school encourages parents of students in grades 4K-5, guardians and the community to be present on Tuesday, October 2.
Yard Sale - Life Center P.H. Church Women’s Ministries will sponsor a yard sale on Saturday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Hwy. 377, Kingstree.