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IL Rescue celebrates National EMS Week
Indian Land EMS will hold the following events this week as it celebrates National EMS Week:
• May 23: Free Friends and Family CPR course from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
• May 26: Free bike rodeo and demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lowes Home Improvement, 181 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160). Children can participate in a bike rodeo or get their bicycle drivers license. Free bike helmets for first 100 participants. Try the tricycle road course using Fatal Vision goggles to feel the effects of driving under influence. Watch a demo to see how some EMS tools work. Enjoy a hot dog, chips and drink for $4.
u Join Indian Land EMS at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month for its meeting. Find the local squad on facebook or www.Indianlandrescue.org.
Mickey Thomas in concert on Friday
Mickey Thomas and the Starship will perform at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25.
Tickets are $50 each. Tickets sold for the original April 14 performance will be honored.
For tickets or details, contact Jimola Wade at (803) 289-1494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW to hold military appreciation event
The Fort Mill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9138, 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill, will hold a military appreciation event beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, to thank veterans and active military personnel. A hot dog and hamburger cookout will begin at 4 p.m., with the Frank Sciandra band playing at 6 p.m.
All area veterans, active military and their families are invited.
Early childhood training May 26
The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster, will hold an early childhood training program, Language Interaction Patterns, for parents and caregivers from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 24. No nursery will be provided. For details, call (803) 285-1502.
Library Friends used book sale June 2
The Friends of the Del Webb Library will hold its quarterly Chapters Used Book Sale and free coffeehouse from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at the Indian Land library, 7641 Charlotte Highway.
Members of the Friends may pre-shop from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
The cash-only sale will feature buy one, get one for fiction items; buy one, get two for non-fiction in the regular used book room; and a special pristine children’s book sale in the Chapters Coffeehouse.
All proceeds go to the library to support programs for all ages.
Annual Rao Ride set for June 2
The Sworn Few will hold its annual Rao Ride on June 2 beginning at A.R. Rucker Middle School. Registration is at 9 a.m. The first bike out will be at 10 a.m. The last bike out will be 11 a.m. The cost is $25 for individual riders and $40 for two.
The price includes a T-shirt, meal and post-ride activities. There will be cash prizes for winning ticket numbers. There will also be an auction and hamburger and hot dog plates will be sold.
Proceeds go to Cops-Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors and Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.
Community House offers dream lecture
Lower Providence Community House, 9735 Community House Road (off Ardrey Kell), Charlotte, will host a lecture by psychologist Mary Ellen Shuntich on dream interpretation at 3 p.m. June 10. She has professionally analyzed dreams for more than 30 years. Tickets are $10 at the door. For details, call (704) 905-8334 or visit www.lowerprovidencelog cabin.org.
IL library offers adult computer classes
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land will offer computer classes for adults for $10. Classes are designed to help individuals improve their job skills.
Microsoft Word Intermediate will be offered June 18. Microsoft Excel Intermediate will be offered June 21 and Microsoft PowerPoint on June 22. Each class meets from 2 to 5 p.m.
Reservation forms available at the Del Webb Library. For details, e-mail email@example.com or call (803) 548-9260.
Sign up now for LCCA summer arts camp
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold its summer Arts & Sciences Camps in Indian Land on July 30-Aug. 3 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The week-long camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 for Arts Council members, $75 for non-members. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lccarts.net, where registration forms are available.
USCL to hold camp for diabetic children
The University of South Carolina Lancaster will hold a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes and their siblings from 2 to 5 p.m. June 25-28. Activities include swimming, healthy snack options, diabetes education and more. For details, call (803) 313-7450.
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 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. To register, call (803) 285-6956.
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.
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. It also holds Terrific Tuesdays, a bedtime storytime at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. For details, call (803) 548-9260.
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