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IL library Friends to host book signing
The Friends of the Del Webb Library will host author Marybeth Whalen for a book signing and introduction of her newest novel, “The Guest Book,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Indian Land library, 7641 Charlotte Highway. The public is invited.
This is her third book. Her first novel, “The Mailbox,” set in Sunset Beach, N.C., was released in June 2010. Her second novel, “She Makes It Look Easy,” was released in 2011.
Whalen, her husband, Curt, and their six children live outside Charlotte. She also serves as director of She Reads, Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Fiction Division. For more information, visit www.marybethwhalen.com.
Library summer programs under way
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land’s summer reading programs are under way for readers of all ages. Children, teens and adults may sign up at the library circulation desk.
Special children’s events at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays include a hula hoop dance party today, June 20, movies June 27 and July 25, a craft day July 11 and a visit from library hip-hop superstar Melvil Dewey on July 18. These are free ticketed events, with a limit of five advance tickets per adult. Tickets available beginning at 9 a.m. the day of the performance.
Seventh- through 12th-graders may register for a variety of free Teen Takeover events including a Teen Tech Petting Zoo on July 7, Teen Book Bash on July 17 and National Teen Library Lock-In on Aug. 3.
For details or to register for teen events, visit the library at 7641 Charlotte Highway, call (803) 548-9260 or visit www.lanclib.org.
Pet adoption event Saturday in Matthews
The Humane Society of Lancaster County SC will hold a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Pressley Animal Hospital in Matthews, N.C. Low-cost rabies shots will be available, along with food, children’s games, prizes, raffles and giveaways.
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 Excel Intermediate will be offered Thursday, June 21, and Microsoft PowerPoint on Friday, June 22. Each class meets from 2 to 5 p.m.
Reservation forms available at the Del Webb Library. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 548-9260.
Playhouse presents ‘Confection Cabaret’
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will present “Confection Cabaret: A Night of Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
The playhouse will travel through the lives of women using music and monologues. There will be a dessert buffet from Cakes and More by Pierre, auctions and raffles.
Tickets – $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under or $150 for a table of eight – are available at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. Call (803) 285-7451 for details.
Fatherhood Project festival Saturday
The Lancaster Fatherhood Project will hold a festival, Unity in the Community, from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on Lancaster’s Main Street. There will be free entertainment, food, games, information and prizes. For details, call Tyrom Faulkner at (803) 283-3444 or (803) 289-9042.
Eastern Star to meet Tuesday night
The Indian Land Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Indian Land Masonic Lodge No. 414, 9189 U.S. 521.
For details, call Ed Cook at (803) 548-7646.
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.
Free classical concert Sunday
The 2012 Celebration of Summer concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Christ Episcopal Church, 534 Plantation Road, Lancaster.
The concert is produced in collaboration with EMK Music, Christ Episcopal Church, Lancaster County Council for the Arts and See Lancaster.
The show will include a trio sonata, a flute trio, a double bass and an organ and feature music from popular composers, such as John Loeillet, Antonin Dvorak, Alessandro Scarlatti and Thomas Ryder, as well as Andrew Llyod Webber’s famous “Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera.” There will also be pieces from contemporary composers Cesar Peredo, Ricky Lombardo and Kristi Rudd.
Musicians include Erin Moon-Kelly, Joyce Moon and Kate Moon-Orara on flutes, Rosemary Webster on double bass and Tim Smith on piano, harpsichord and organ.
Admission and parking is free. Children are welcome.
Cash donations for Christ Episcopal Church and Lancaster County of the Arts are appreciated.
For details, contact erinmoon email@example.com.
Sign up now for LCCA summer arts camp
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold its summer Arts & Sciences Camp 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. A late fee will be charged after June 15.
For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lccarts.net, where registration forms are available.
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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