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Children’s Book Week library events
Children’s Book Week (May 7-11) is under way at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, with free activities for preschoolers through fifth-graders.
Children can pick up their Ice Cream for Books prize punch card at the circulation desk and read any five books during the week. A librarian will then punch the card for each book listened to or read. Completed cards must be redeemed for a treat by 5 p.m. Friday, May 11.
For preschoolers, special storytimes will follow at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.
For kindergarten through fifth-graders, the Scoop on Reading ice cream event will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Participants will hear information about upcoming summer activities as they enjoy ice cream sundaes and receive a free new book. Children who come dressed as a book character to the event will receive a special treat. The Scoop on Reading program is limited to the first 50 students.
All events are first-come, first-served. Children’s Book Week is funded by the Indian Land Rotary Club. For details, call (803) 548-9260 or visit www.lanclib.org.
SpringFest Arts and Crafts show Saturday
Sun City Carolina Lakes will host SpringFest Arts and Crafts show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Lake House and Pavilion, 1353 Del Webb Blvd. Items on display and for sale include handmade fine paintings, sculptures, stained glass, quilts, pottery, photography and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Women’s symposium Saturday in Lancaster
The National Beautiful Women Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster. There will be national and local speakers, seminars, entertainment, a food court, singers, dancers, dramas, a fashion showcase and more.
Tickets are $20 and groups of 20 or more are $10 each. For details, call (803) 741-6401.
Humane Society Pet Expo is Saturday
The Humane Society will hold a Pet Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12. For details, call (803) 289-9820.
Habitat seeks qualified applicants
Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County seeks applications from two qualified homeowners.
Applications are available at the Habitat For Humanity office or Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster. The deadline to return the application is 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.
For details, call (803) 283-1203.
Drawing workshop will be Tuesday
The Lancaster Art League will hold a drawing workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. Admission is a $5 donation. For details, call (803) 285-1820.
AARP driver safety course next week
AARP will sponsor a classroom refresher driver safety class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at the Barr Street Learning Center, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster.
The class will provide a review of driving skills, techniques, strategies and tips to help adjust to normal age-related physical changes that may affect driving ability. The cost is $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members.
For details, call (803) 804-5522.
Vendors sought for Red Rose Festival
Arts and crafts vendors are sought to participate in the annual Red Rose Festival to be held May 18-19 in downtown Lancaster. For an application, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 289-1498.
CBCC local blood drives this month
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold public blood drives at these Indian Land locations this month:
• May 16, 2:30‑5:30 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement, 181 Fort Mill Highway
• May 17, 1-5 p.m., Edgewater Corporate Center, 3023 HSBC Way
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 or to make an appointment.
Summer drama camp May 21-25
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will hold a summer drama camp May 21-25 at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway. For details, visit http://www.lancasterplayhouse.com.
LCCA sets summer arts camp schedule
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold its summer Arts & Sciences Camps as follows:
• Lancaster – Covenant Baptist Church, July 9-13
• Buford – Tabernacle United Methodist Church, July 16-20
• Kershaw – First Baptist Church-Kershaw, July 23-27
• Indian Land – Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, July 30-Aug. 3
Each weeklong camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 for Arts Council members, $75 for non-members. Courses are being finalized and all elementary school children will receive a registration form with course descriptions.
Mickey Thomas and the Starship May 25
Mickey Thomas and the Starship will perform at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. May 25.
Early childhood training May 26
The Lancaster County Library will hold an early childhood training program, Language Interaction Patterns for parents and caregivers from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26. The training includes eye contact/shared reference and communication looping, characteristics of child-directed speech and verbal mapping and questioning and linguistic scaffolding. Registration deadline is May 24. No nursery will be provided. For details, call (803) 285-1502.
‘Breakfast for the Brain’ on Thursdays
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold “Breakfast for the Brain” from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through May 24. 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.
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.
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