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 October.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of October.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 went on sale October 9. For more information call the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber at (843) 355-6431.
Poets - Local poets are welcome to send one poem of 21 lines or less to Poetry Idol Auditions, PO Box 3561, Ashland, Oregon 97520 or enter online at www.freecontest.com. The deadline for entering is November 10. There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000 with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Entries submitted may be written on any subject using any style, and the Contest Director Dr. Joseph Cameron will have the final say on judging the contest. Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the poem, and a winners’ list will be sent to them. Also a winners’ list will be posted online.
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.
Fall Festival - Family Connection South Carolina will sponsor its Williamsburg/Georgetown Fall Festival for families of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities on Saturday, October 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at TilluRide Ranch, 242 Stephanie Lp., Hemingway. Please RSVP with Tracie at (843) 556-5010 or Minnie Lambert at (843) 325-4495. The rain date will be November 3. Bring your entire family to enjoy games, horse riding and to meet other local families who have a family member with special healthcare needs. Visit http://www.tilluride. com/ or call (843) 485-1871 for information regarding changes due to the weather.
Play - The Swamp Fox Players and the Historic Strand Theater located in Georgetown will present the 2012 season must see finale “Dracula,” by Steven Dietz from the novel written by Bram Stoker! Show dates are October 26, and October 27, November 1, November 2, November 3, November 9, and November 10, at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee November 4, and November 11, at 2:30 p.m. For tickets call (843) 527-2924 to reserve your seats now. “Dracula” is sure to be a sell out show so get your tickets early.
Group sales available and the Strand Theater is a handicapped friendly venue. Hearing assistance devices are now available at no charge.
Morning Coffee - Family Connection of SC hosts morning coffee for parents of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities to share information and talk with other parents with similar experiences at Hardee’s in Kingstree on Friday, October 26, at 9 a.m.
For more information, contact Minnie at (843) 221-4027 or Tracie at (843) 556-5010.
Concert - The Georgia Guitar Quartet has emerged as an exciting new voice in today’s music scene. These four men from the American South deliver a high-energy blend of breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative programming while taking an adventurous approach to classical music. Rousing Folk music and late Impressionistic masterpieces share the stage, while the sublime beauty of Chopin rubs shoulders with groundbreaking contemporary works. The incredible range of the performance will be a thrilling way to experience chamber music. The Georgia Guitar Quartet will be in concert on Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake City Presbyterian Church.
Fall Festival - Hebron United Methodist Church will have its annual fall festival on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Homemade breads, cakes, vegetable soup by the quart, and much more will be sold. Hotdogs and drink will be sold by MYF. There will be a buffet lunch at 12 p.m.
AARP Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5360 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 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.
Senior Breakfast - Agape Hospice Senior Breakfast will be held October 24, at Hardee’s, 301 S. Main St., Hemingway from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Awareness Walk - New Mt. Carmel AME Church Daughters of Sarah along with the Health Ministry Committee will be doing a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 27, at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served after the walk and much more! Everyone is invited to participate. Agape Hospice will be participating with this event.
If you would like a T-shirt, please contact Sis. Coneet S. Brown at (843) 558-2433.
Save the Date - Agape Hospice Memorial Service will be held on November 13, at Greater Commission Ministries, 3503 Turbeville Hwy., Lake City.
Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. and service to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Registration - If you are a current Webster University student, you will be able to register for Spring I and Spring II beginning on Wednesday, October 24, and Tuesday, January 1, 2013 is last day to register for Spring I classes. Orientation (for new students) for non-counseling students is at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, or Sunday, December 2. At noon on Thursday, November 15, and Thursday, December 6, orientation (new students only) will be held for counseling students. If you are a new student, you must contact the university in order to participate in orientation.
Non-counseling students can contact Chris Foy. Counseling students can contact Stephanie Davis. Mrs. Foy and Ms. Davis can be reached at (843) 497-3677.
Program - The Williamsburg County Veterans Affairs Office along with several of our local businesses has arranged with Brown’s Bar-B-Que for veterans with proper identification, to eat free on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., their closing time. There will be three buffet lines to help shorten the waiting time. Thank you for your time of service to our country. Come and enjoy! There will be a Veterans Day Program on Sunday, November 11, in the auditorium at the Alex Chatman Complex Center at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and help us pay tribute to our veterans who gave all and the ones who gave some to protect us from harm.
Meeting - We are in the beginning stages of planning for a Community Garden here is downtown Kingstree. All interested growers are welcome to come out to a community meeting at Kingstree Town Hall on Monday, October 25, 6:30 pm. All information will be given at this time. For more information call (843) 355-5967. Sponsored by Williamsburg Regional Boys to Men Club (with Girls to Women).
Banquet - Williamsburg County Chapter #5360 will be having their annual banquet on Saturday, October 27, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Annex, 500 N. Academy St., Kingstree. The speaker for this grand event will be Attorney Cezar McKnight. Please come out and enjoy a great fellowship and hear a dynamic speaker.