Coming Up 1-11-12

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Council on Aging offering class
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold beginning word processing classes from 10 to 11 a.m. today, Jan. 11, 18 and Feb. 1, 2012, at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. The cost is $20. For details, call (803) 285-6956, ext. 10.

Adult Literacy offers computer classes
Lancaster County Adult Literacy will hold the following computer classes from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays:
• Through Feb. 2 – Word processing, including letters, resumes and other documents
• March 6-April 5 – Using Excel: Spreadsheets simplified.
To sign up, call (803) 285-7660.

‘Breakfast for the Brain’ begins Jan. 12
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold “Breakfast for the Brain” from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 12, and continuing for 20 weeks. The class will help participants improve their memory, think more clearly and have a more positive attitude. Cost is $10. For details, call (803) 285-6956.

Alzheimer’s support groups to meet
An Alzheimer’s caregivers support group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Carolina Lakes Golf Course Clubhouse, 21012 Kingfisher Drive, Indian Land. For details, call (803) 548-6766.
Another Alzheimer’s support group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Mackey Family Practice, 1025 W. Meeting St., Suite 200, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7414.

Fort Mill VFW offers breakfast Saturday
The Fort Mill VFW, 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill, invites the public to enjoy breakfast at the VFW from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The $6 breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, sausage and coffee. For details, call (803)547-5480 or visit www.vfw9138.org.

Fire dept. barbecue/bake sale this week
Charlotte Road/Van Wyck  Volunteer Fire Department, 4455 Old Hickory Road, will hold its annual barbecue and bake sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14.

Musical tribute act in concert Saturday
Take a walk down memory lane with Three Men & a Baby...Grand! at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14,  at Bundy Auditorium in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building on the campus of the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Tickets are $40 each.
For tickets or details, contact Jimola W. Wade at (803) 289-1494 or jwade@lancastercitysc.com.

CBCC area blood drives this month
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold these public blood drives this month:
• Saturday, Jan. 14, 3-7 p.m., Stonecrest Shopping Center, 7825 Rea Road, Charlotte, free movie ticket for donors
• Saturday, Jan. 14, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill, free movie ticket for donors
• Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:30-6 p.m., Mary Elizabeth Baptist Church, 3703 Mary Elizabeth Church Road, Waxhaw

• Jan. 27, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Lowes Home Improvement, 181 Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill
• Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Helping Hands of Baxter Village, Village Hall, Fort Mill
• Jan. 30, 3-7 p.m., Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte
• Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill, free T-shirt to all donors
• Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill, free T-shirt to all donors
More public drives can be found at www.cbcc.us. CBCC’s donation center at 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte, is open Tuesday-Saturday. Call (704) 972-4700 for details.

ALS support group to meet Tuesday  
The Palmetto ALS Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Marion Sims Theatre at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.

Wednesday senior health workshops
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold a workshop, “Introducing Better Choices, Better Health,” for people with ongoing health conditions, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday beginning Jan. 18 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. To register, call (803) 285-6956.

Diabetic shoe clinic Jan. 20 in Lancaster
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold a diabetic shoe clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Diabetics on Medicare are encouraged to attend. There will be a certified shoe specialist available with a wide variety of women’s and men’s shoe samples to choose from. Bring your Medicare card, doctor’s name and address. For details, call (803) 804-0275.

United Way offers garden spots

The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking participants for the Lancaster County Community Garden. Garden sites are near Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster, and seeds and plants will be provided free for participants.
The garden is taking orders for cookbooks for $10 each; they will be $15 after Jan. 15. 
Deadline to sign up for spots is Jan. 30. Applications are available at Springdale Recreation Complex and the United Way of Lancaster County office, 109 S. Wylie St., Lancaster.
For details, call (803) 283-8923 or e-mail garden@uwaylcsc.org.

Sun City artist’s work on display this month
Sun City Carolina Lakes artist Barbara Naughton’s watercolor paintings are on display this month at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. Lancaster. The public is invited to the free exhibit.
Naughton is a graduate of Queens College in New York and attended classes at the Art Students League. She has taught elementary art classes got grades one through eight and was an art therapist for eight years. Her work has been in art shows, small galleries and private collections in New York, Philadelphia, Texas, Florida, Brazil and Ireland. She is a member of Sun City’s Art in the City club. She especially enjoys painting landscapes and the challenge of painting outdoors.
For details, call (803) 285-7451, www.lccarts.net or lccadebbie@comporium.net.

Golf and Rotary clubs collect items for kids
Carolina Lakes Golf Club and the Indian Land Rotary Club are collecting food, paper and toiletry donations for the Rock Hill Children’s Attention Home and the Lancaster Children’s Home.
Indian Land residents may drop off canned goods, paper products or toiletry items in the lobby of Carolina Lakes Golf Club, where there is a collection container.

Health department offers flu shots
The Lancaster County Health Department is offering flu shots. This year, DHEC is contracting with VAXCARE to provide the vaccines. The company can bill selected insurance companies, along with Medicare Part B. Cost is $25 for the flu shot or $30 for the flu mist. To make an appointment, call (803) 286-9948.

Wildlife rehab group offers classes
The Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas (ARC) is offering a two-day class for new volunteers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 4 and 1 to 7 p.m. Feb 5.
ARC is a nonprofit group dedicated to the care and release of orphaned and injured wildlife in within a 50-mile radius of Charlotte.  Volunteers rehabilitate wildlife out of their homes. No previous experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete the training.
The class includes two days of training, a manual and first-year membership with ARC for $50. Classes cover basic care and feeding of wildlife and species-specific information.
To sign up, call (704) 551-9500 and leave a message. To learn more about ARC or how to help wildlife, visit www.arcwildlife.org.

Certified beekeeping course begins soon
The Lancaster County Bee Keepers Association will hold a 6-week beekeeping course Feb. 7 through March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at the Marion Sims Theater at Springs Memorial Hospital. The course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to successfully keep and manage honeybees. You will learn how to listen to the bees, work colonies and when and how to collect honey. The course fee is $45 and includes the course, book, certification test and one-year membership in the S.C. Beekeepers and the S.C. Lancaster County Beekeepers Association. For details, call (803) 285-2658 or (704) 506-2944.

Library offers preschool storytime
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, holds Wonderful Wednesdays, a preschool storytime for ages 3 to 5, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Wednesday. For details, call (803) 548-9260.

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