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Coming Up 11-08-17

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A weekly listing of area coming events

 Area blood drives posted

American Red Cross

- Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill

- Nov. 8, 2:30-7 p.m., Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land

- Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McLean Funeral Home, 201 N. Catawba St., Lancaster

- Nov. 10, 2-6:30 p.m., Church of Good Shepherd, 1005 University Drive, Lancaster

- Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, 8601 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) RED CROSS (733-2767).

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

- Nov. 10, 7:30-10:30 a.m., City of Tega Cay, 15077 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay

- Nov. 15, 11 a.m.‑5 p.m., CarMax, 10510 Cadillac St., Pineville, N.C.               

- Nov. 16, 11 a.m.‑2 p.m., Premier, 13034 Ballantyne Corp Place, Charlotte 

Join CBCC in bringing joy to children through its Puppies for Patients. All donors in November and December sign gift tags to be attached to a stuffed toy puppy. CBCC delivers the puppies to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays. 

To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

Open Mic Night Nov. 9

CrossRidge Café, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land, will hold an Open Mic Night 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9. This free event is family-friendly and open to performers and audiences of all ages.

Performances must be no longer than five minutes, be appropriate for a general audience, include no profanity or vulgarity, stay within the 5-by-10-feet-wide stage dimensions and be set up before and cleared out after the performance within 90 seconds. 

Interested performers should email openmic@crossridgecafe.com and provide the performer’s name, what type of performance, city and state of residence, a brief bio and an MP3 file of audio if needed for the performance.

VFW Auxiliary fundraiser Friday
A Fashionable Fundraiser at Talbots in The Village Shops at Blakeney, 9856 Rea Road, Charlotte, on Friday, Nov. 10, will benefit Indian Land’s Capt. John P Monahan VFW Auxiliary Post 12136.
Talbots will donate 10 percent of pre-tax sales on all merchandise purchased by select customers from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day to the Indian Land VFW Auxiliary.  
Indian Land VFW Auxiliary members SuzAnne Taylor, Janet Desjardins and Deborah Beckwith will be at the store during the donation period.

Lantern Tour Nov. 11

The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park will hold their annual Life in the Waxhaws Lantern Tour Nov. 11 at the park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road. Meet at picnic shelter 1 for the half-hour tours beginning at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per adult and $2 per youth ages 6-12. Children under 6 get in free. For details, call (803) 285-3344.

‘Steel Magnolias’ auditions

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will hold auditions for its production of “Steel Magnolias” 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 11 and 2-5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. All who plan to audition should prepare a monologue found on the CPLC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheatreAtCPLC/.

Horse show at Greenway

The Anne Springs Close Greenway’s Fall Horse Show is 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, with registration prior to the event. The cost is $10 per horse, per class, with concessions available throughout the day. Admission is free for event attendees, with a $5 parking fee for non-competitors.

The show includes a free lead-line class for riders ages 2-7. Other classes include pole bending, potato race, cloverleaf barrels, egg-and-spoon and “Jack Benny” for riders ages 39 and older.

A negative Coggins test result is required for horses’ participation. Riders under 18 must wear a helmet.

The riding ring is at the greenway’s Lake Haigler entrance off U.S. 21 Bypass across from Coltharp Road, Fort Mill. For details, call (803) 547-4575 or visit www.ASCGreenway.org.

NAACP banquet Nov. 11

The NAACP Lancaster Branch will host the 39th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Bradley Building of USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Tickets are $25 and the Rev. Artis J. Bufford will speak. All are welcome. 

‘Look Good… Feel Better’

The American Cancer Society will sponsor a free “Look Good… Feel Better” women’s cancer support program and workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 at Marion Sims Theater inside Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 283-8494 or (803) 283-9474.

DAV to meet Nov. 13

The Disabled American Veterans meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

IL American Legion to meet

American Legion Indian Land Post 250 will meet Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for a meeting at Cruzin Reubenz, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. All veterans are invited. The new American Legion Auxiliary will receive its charter. For details, email William Chick at littlechick@msn.com.

Parrothead Club meets 

The Sandlapper Parrothead Club’s social meeting is 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Mulligan’s Sports Bar and Grille, 410 S.C. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill. Pianist Lou Iliano will perform. The club serves Chester, York and Lancaster counties. Registration is $25 for individuals or $45 for families. For details, email Nick George at nickgeorge803@gmail.com.

Videography Club meets Nov. 16

The Videography Club, for grades five-12, will meet 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the meeting room of Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. For details, contact Eve Bowers at (803) 285-1502 or ebowers@lancastercountysc.net.

Lunch and Learn Nov. 17

The Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will hold the next Lunch and Learn at noon Nov. 17. Dr. Warren Milteer will speak on “North Carolina’s Disappearing Indians: Race and the Story of the Chowans.”

USCL presents ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

USC Lancaster will present “Peter Pan and Wendy” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18 and 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in Hubbard Hall’s Stevens Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Tickets available at the door for $5 each. For details, call (803) 313-7017 or email berrymbl@mailbox.sc.edu.

IL artist’s show opens

A new art show and sale, “Things Beautiful” by Marcia Pyner of Indian Land, is on display at the Springs House Gallery, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, through Dec. 27, with a public reception 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19.  

LCCA fundraiser at Groucho’s

Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold a fundraiser 2-9 p.m. Nov. 20 at Groucho’s Deli, 1137 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster. Ten percent of all sales will be given to LCCA. For details, email givesback@grouchos.com.

The Nutcracker Ballet Nov. 20

The Columbia City Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in Lancaster High School’s auditorium, 617 Normandy Road, Lancaster. Tickets are $20 for LCCA members and $25 for non-members. For details or to buy tickets, visit www.lccarts.net or call (803) 285-7451.

50 Plus Club dance Nov. 24

The 50 Plus Club will hold an annual fall dance at 9 p.m. Nov. 24 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. The event features free food, music and dancing. For details, call (803) 577-0446.

B & B Craft Show Nov. 25

The 37th annual B&B Craft Show, hosted by Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church, is 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25 at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. There wile more than 50 vendors and gifts will be given away every hour. Pictures with Santa are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Homemade vegetable soup and cornbread and hot dogs will be sold. Donations will be collected for HOPE of Lancaster and KARE of Kershaw. For details, call (803) 287-2667.

SMH Masquerade jewelry sale

Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Masquerade $5 jewelry sale 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 28-30 and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 in the hospital lobby, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. All proceeds benefit Springs Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Projects Fund.

Ballroom Dance Club to meet Dec. 1

The Ballroom Dance Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Oak Room of the Fort Mill Golf Club, 101 Country Club Lane, Fort Mill.

Guests are $15 per couple, $7.50 for singles, which includes a 30-minute dance lesson. Dances include swing and shag.

Light refreshments provided and you may bring wine. Dressy casual. All skill levels are welcome. For details, call (803) 329-5764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Artisans Holiday Market Dec. 2

The Artisans Holiday Market is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Lancaster County Historical Courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Lancaster. Admission is free. 

The event features handcrafted dolls, pottery, sculpture, woodcraft, jewelry, soap, candles, folk art and more. For details, visit www.facebook.com/avantgardeartist, e-mail cmstevens@comporium.net or call (803) 287-7853.

Moore-Pastides book signing

The Lotus Boutique and Design, 311A N. Main St., Lancaster, will host a book signing by Patricia Moore-Pastides, first lady of the University of South Carolina, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2. For details, call (803) 286-5901.

LSPCA Fur Ball Dec. 2

Lancaster SPCA will hold a Fur Ball 7-11 p.m. Dec. 2 in USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The event will feature dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50. Options are available for corporate or individual sponsors, VIP seating and advertisements in programs. All proceeds benefit the LSPCA’s vetting costs, critical needs and spay and neuter program. For details, call Diana Knight at (803) 287-7636 or email lancspca@comporium.net.

Paws in the Panhandle meets

The monthly Paws in the Panhandle meeting is 6-7:45 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

STEM Club meets Dec. 6

The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., and Clemson University’s 4H program  hosts STEM Club meetings 4-5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the library’s meeting room. The club is for grades 4-12. The next meeting is Dec. 6. For details, contact Eve Bowers at (803) 285-1502 or ebowers@lancastercountysc.net or contact Steve Hucks at (803) 283-3302 or chucks@clemson.edu.

Library offers storytime

Preschool storytime, a 45-minute program, which includes stories, music and crafts for ages 2-5 is 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Del Webb Library.

Vets Coffee Club meets Tuesdays

The Veterans Coffee Club meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at CrossRidge Cafe, 2001 Prayer Center Drive. All veterans, military branches and ranks are invited to come tell stories, mingle and make new friends. For details, call (302) 897-6030.

AA meets at Belair UMC on Wednesday

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the social hall at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road. The meetings are open discussion, with speakers on the third Wednesday of the month.

Reading Pals seeking volunteers

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking volunteers for its Reading Pals program. Volunteers are required to work one-on-one with a child at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for at least one hour each week.

To qualify, all volunteers must fill out an application on the Lancaster County School District’s website, www.lancastercsd.com, and must attend United Way Volunteer Orientation. For details, call (803) 283-8923 or email exec.director@uwaylcsc.org.

 

Editor’s note: We welcome your submissions. Send coming events information to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week’s paper.