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 March.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of March.
Support - If you are a parent or guardian 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 email@example.com.
Seniors Patrol - The Kingstree Police Department is offering a seniors patrol wellness check. Any elderly, ill or bedridden resident 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 Carolina'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.
Tidelands Hospice - Tidelands Community Hos-pice, Inc. holds a regular grief support group once a month in its Kingstree office The group meets on the third Monday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. The hospice office is located at 205 Martin Luther King Blvd., Kingstree (by the Bank of Greeleyville).
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 in Lane invite any senior citizen to join them each 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 Services, located at 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree, 843-355-5533, will hold child find screenings each month.
Free Tax Help - Free tax help sites will open throughout the Williamsburg County area during this tax season. The Williamsburg County Library and Williams-burg Enterprise Community Commission, Inc. (WECC), in partnership with the IRS will provide services at the following dates and times: Mondays- from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 19 and April 2; March 15, 22 ,29 and April 5; Saturday-March 3. These services will be at the Hemingway Library on Tuesdays, by appointment only. To find other free tax help sites in Williamsburg County, please call 843-355-9070 or the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
Schedule - W.M. Anderson Primary School announces March through April, upcoming events: March 2012, Upcoming Events: 14- Early Dismissal for Students at 11:30 a.m. 20-21- Spelling Bee Competition 22- 3rd Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance Celebration 26-April 2- Spring Scholastic Book Fair 27- Healthy Eating Tips for Families Parent Workshop 9 a.m. 28- Report Cards Go Home 29- Anderson Express Go Home Celebrating Literacy Night 6 p.m. 30- 3rd Nine Weeks Honor’s Program 9 a.m. Superintendent’s Art Gallery & All County Music Festival
Support Group - The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg Technical College, Classroom # 226. Participants may park in the front or back visitor’s 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.
Crafters - Seeking crafters! A Craft Exhibit will be held April 21, at Kingstree Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 375 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree. For more information call Betty Szczepanski at (843) 372-3234.
Barefoot in the Park - Swamp Fox Players proudly presents Barefoot in the Park, a comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Mark Brown. Showtimes are March 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee on March 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Strand Theater. For ticket information and reservations call (843) 527-2924.
Class - A Concealed Weapon Permit class will be held March 24, at 8 a.m. at the Kingstree Police Department, located at 401 N. Longstreet St. Each person must have a weapon and holster with 50 rounds of ammunition for qualification.
Any questions notify Marc K. Whitfield, Sgt. Kingstree Police at (843) 355-5435.
Garden Tour - The Garden Club of SC, Inc. Statewide Garden Tour sponsored by The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. The tour features four weekends spotlighting different areas of the state. Saturday, March 24 - Holly Hill, Santee, Bowman and Allendale Sunday, April 1 - Hilton Head Plantation Saturday, April 14 - Conway Friday, April 20 - Bishopville and Lake City. To purchase tour and luncheon tickets, you may email www.gardenclubofsc.org or contact Camille Nairn at Camillenairn@atlanticBB. net.
Applications - The Celebrate Freedom Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting student applications to its SOaR Aviation Aerospace Summer Camp. The camp is open to all sophomore and junior high school students in the state of South Carolina. The camp will be held at the University of South Carolina on July 15 to July 20, free of charge. Only 50 applicants will be accepted. Applications are due by March 31. More information can be found at www.thecelebratefreedomfoundation.org
Luncheon - Lane Seniors In Action-Senior citizens of the Lane, Gourdine, Salters and Trio area are invited to a luncheon Friday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at the Lane Recreation Center, Broomstraw Rd. in Lane. The theme is “Spring into Action.” Information on living a healthy active life will be given. For additional information call Lane Town Hall at 387-5151 or Chief (Ret.) Shirley Ann McKnight at 372-5151.
Basketball Tournament - Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree will host a Basketball Tournament, “Embracing Positive Community Recreation,” at the Kingstree Senior High School Gymnasium March 31, 11 a.m. For more information contact Trenetha Fulton at (843) 354-6469 or (843) 201-9236.
Friends of the Library - The SC Humanities Council and the Friends of the Library host Kingstree native Mr. Joseph McGill, Jr. of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Magnolia Plantation on March 22, in the library’s meeting room at 6 p.m. He will give a presentation on the “Slave Cabin Project.” For more information call (843) 355-9486.
Garden Party - Moore Farm and Botanical Garden of 1712 Pine Bay Road, Lake City will host A Garden Party on Sunday, April 15, from 3 until 6 p.m. Garden Tours, refreshments and entertainment will be included during the afternoon. Tickets are available at the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Event sponsored by Lake City Junior Sorosis Club.
Mammogram - The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has announced upcoming visits in the Pee Dee. Visits that are open to the public during March, April, and May are:
Williamsburg County School District (423 School St., Kingstree), Wednesday, March 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closing - Renovations on the Williamsburg County Courthouse are scheduled to begin very soon. Please be advised that the Clerk of Court’s Office and Probate Court will close for business on Friday, March 16. The Clerk of Court’s Office, Probate Court, Solicitor’s Office, Probation and Parole Offices will be relocated to the Williamsburg County Complex Building and re-open for business March 19.
Celebration - The Iota Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is celebrating Mardi Gras 2012 (Western Style), March 16, at the Georgetown National Guard Armory. For ticket information call 843-241-7913
Session - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #3 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development Thursday, March 15, 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 Mr. Alexis Pipkins, Sr., Executive Director of Lee County First Steps For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, Executive Director or Melana E. Scott, Home Visitor.
Meeting - The regular meeting of The Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health, 525 Lafayette Circle, Georgetown. For information please call Mrs. Gawith at (843) 347-5060, extension 226.
Veterans - The Mobile Vet Center is coming to Kingstree. The Department of Veteran Affairs/South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce/Williamsburg County Veterans Affairs Office will partner together to host an Informational/Benefit Briefing.
The Mobile Vet Center and representatives from the above entities will be present on Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the SC Department of Employment and Workforce Center, 530 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Kingstree.For information please call Patrick O’Leary Office 843-789-6648. Anyone who served in the military should come out and meet the representatives and gather information on healthcare, veteran justice outreach, female veteran services, readjustment, compensation, burial benefits, employment services and more.
Reunion - The 75th Easler Reunion will be held April 1, at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church in Greeleyville. Come early and join them for Sunday school and worship.
For more information contact Rose Easler at 426-2471 or Jean E. Brown at 355-6083.