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 November .
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of November.
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.
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.
Meeting - Waccamaw Area Family Caregiver support meeting will be held December 5, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 1230 Highmarket St., Georgetown. Lunch is provided, no fee.
RSVP: No later than November 28. Contact Family Caregiver Advocate Valerie Gonzalez for more information at (843) 436-6144.
Christmas Parade - The Town of Kingstree will host its annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 7, at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to contact the Kingstree Town Hall, Frank H. McGill Municipal Complex located at 401 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree or you may call (843) 355-7484 for entry, registration, and additional information no later than Wednesday, November 18. Entry is free.Line up will begin at 5 p.m. at the Kingstree Public Library located on Jackson Street. The parade will end at the Anderson Bank located on E. Main Street. The lighting of the Christmas tree will commence following the parade at Welch’s Park Downtown on E. Main Street. There will be a special guest for the kids.
Season of Giving - It’s that time of year again to put a smile on the face of a child. This year, Teachings From the Ark, Inc. (The Ark), Mary Magdeline Outreach Center and The Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Annual Toy Drive have drop off boxes for unwrapped new toys. Boxes are located at the following locations: Anderson Brothers Bank, 500 E. Main Street, Kingstree; Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, 488 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree; Food Lion, 15 N. Williamsburg County Hwy., Kingstree; and United Finance Company, 115 Mill St., Kingstree. Monetary donation cans are also located at United Finance, Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, Food Lion, and Barr Law, LLC, 108 N. Academy St., Kingstree. With your help this year, The Ark can bless the lives of many children in the surrounding area by simply placing a smile on their faces, with the help of your donations. For more information please contact Margaret Barr at (843) 355-5448 or Eleanor Grant at (843) 312-7410.
Volunteers Needed - Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of rape, family violence and child abuse and to the needs of its victims.The next training class is scheduled for December 1, December 8, December 11, and December 15, from 9 am. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 11, at the Kingstree Town Hall at 401 North Longstreet St., Kingstree.
For additional information, please contact County Coordinator Freda Cox at (843) 354-6481.
Meeting - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly board of directors meeting on Wednesday, November 28, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Kingstree Wellness Center at 912 4th Avenue, Kingstree. Please call (843) 354-5496 with any questions.
Christmas Parade - Trio Community Action Organization will celebrate their annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. starting at St. John AME Church on the Trio Road and ending at the local fire station. Trio Community Action Organization is asking for your assistance, and requesting your participation in the parade. The parade line-up time is 9 a.m., and the registration is free.
There will be a designated area in Trio for anyone that would like to set-up a vendor booth. The fee for vendors is $10 per space. You can make checks payable to: Trio Community Action Organization and send to 412 Trio Road, Andrews, SC 29510 or you can pay on the day of the event. If you need any additional information, please call parade coordinators Mamie Brockington at (843) 356-7702 or Mrs. Charlene George at (843) 359-1111.
Performance - Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts will present its holiday performance on December 18, at 6 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Events - The Williamsburg County Library is hosting two events during the month of December. The first will be on December 13, at 4 p.m. Raggs the Clown will be performing and Santa is coming to do free pictures with the children! Then on December 20, there will be a Christmas carnival for children ages zero to 12 starting at 5 p.m.
Christmas Party - Woodmen of the World Adult Lodge 27 and Youth Lodge 1246 will have their Christmas party/supper at the lodge on December 3, at 7 p.m.
Please RSVP by November 30, and call 382-2695 or 382-8908 to confirm your plans to attend.
Registration - Webster University’s registration for current students began on Wednesday, October 24, for Spring I and Spring II. Tuesday, January 2, 2013 is last day to register for Spring I classes. Orientation (for new students) for non-counseling students is on Sunday, December 2, at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, December 6, at 12 p.m., 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.
Toy Drive - Kingstree Kid’s Fourth Annual Toy Drive and Christmas Dance will be held Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Kingstree Moose Lodge. The entertainment will be provided by Atlantic Groove with heavy hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $40 per couple or $25 single. Bring an unwrapped toy to place under the tree.
Session #5 - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #5 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development Thursday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room, located in Building A on 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. Trainings will be conducted by Mrs. Jenny Richardson at the completion of this session providers will receive 1.0 hours of DSS Credit in Blood Borne Pathogen. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Melana E. Scott, home visitor.
Forum - Williamsburg County First Steps in collaboration with Eat Smart Move More, DHEC, and MUSC- Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness-(SE-VIEW) will hold a Director’s Forum Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room, located 500 North Academy Street. Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encouraged to attend.
Santa Pictures - Thursday, December 13, the Williamsburg County Library is hosting an event for children ages zero to 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Joe the Balloon Dude and Santa Claus will come and entertain the kids. There will be special balloons and free pictures with Santa for the parents!