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IL library holds kids’ event today
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land holds special children’s events at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, which include library hip-hop superstar Melvil Dewey today, July 18, and a movie July 25. 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 the free National Teen Library Lock-In on Aug. 3.
The library’s summer reading programs are under way for readers of all ages. Children, teens and adults may sign up at the library circulation desk.
For details or to register for teen events, visit the library at 7641 Charlotte Highway, call (803) 548-9260 or visit www.lanclib.org.
CBCC to hold area blood drives
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold public blood drives at these locations:
• Saturday, July 21, 3-7 p.m., Stonecrest Shopping Center, 7825 Rea Road, Charlotte, donors will receive a free movie ticket.
• July 29, noon-4:30 p.m., Robinson Presbyterian Church, 9424 Harrisburg Road, Charlotte 28215
• July 30, 9 a.m.-noon, Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte
• July 30, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte
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.
Women’s group offers gardening talk
Lower Providence Community House, 9735 Community House Road (off Ardrey Kell), Charlotte, will host a lecture by Master Gardener Margaret Genkins, who will discuss using native plants in Southern Piedmont gardens, at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22.
Tickets are $10 at the door. For details, call (704) 905-8334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross to hold blood drive July 26
The Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross, 200 Palmetto Blvd., Rock Hill, will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 26 at Sun City Carolina Lakes, 1353 Del Webb Blvd. For details, call (803) 329-6575.
Next Finally Friday concert July 27
The next event in the city of Lancaster’s free summer concert series, Finally Friday, will be 6 p.m. July 27, at the corner of Gay and Main streets in downtown Lancaster. The concert will feature Cleo White & The Identity Band. Food, treats and drinks will also be sold. Bring a blanket or chair. For details, go to www.lancastercitysc.com.
Historic Lancaster sites photo exhibit July 29
Mikki Leila Stacks of Rock & Rose Photography will exhibit her collection of photos of many of Lancaster’s historic sites from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Presbyterian Church, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster. Admission is free and cemetery tours will be available through the Society for Historical Preservation.
Sign up now for summer arts camp
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold its summer Arts & Sciences Camp in Indian Land from 9 a.m. to noon July 30-Aug. 3 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Cost is $85 for Arts Council members, $100 for non-members. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lccarts.net, where registration forms are available.
Learn how to manage coyotes, feral hogs
Clemson Extension and Natural Resources Agent Corey Heaton will present a class on the management of coyotes and feral hogs from 6 to 8 p.m. July 31 in Room 103 of the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive.
The program is free, but limited to 40 people. Call (803) 286-4455, ext. 3, by Tuesday, July 24, to register.
DAR offers geneology crash course
The Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)will hold a genealogy research Quick Crash Course for prospective members on documenting their lineage.
The $5 workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Space is limited. For details, e-mail email@example.com or call (803) 547-1315 or (803) 396-0498.
Clemson offers pond management course
Clemson Extension and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources will sponsor a $25 pond management course from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
Topics to be discussed include pond stocking, fish health, population balance, water chemistry, pond fertilization, aquatic weed identification, aquatic weed control, and there will be an open discussion to cover any questions. Participants will receive two hours of pesticide recertification credit.
The class is limited to 40 people, but at least 20 must sign up for the class to be held. Register by July 26 by (803) 286-4455, ext. 3, or visit www.lancasterswcd.com for a registration form.
Art exhibit features Story, McFadden
During July and August, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts is exhibiting the works of Dr. Frances Story and Leon McFadden in the galleries of the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The walls feature Story’s watercolors and the pedestals hold McFadden’s wire creations.
Exhibits are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. For details, contact Debbie Jaillette at (803) 285-7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lccarts.net.
4-H photography club forming
The Lancaster County 4-H seeks youth to participate in a photography club. No experience is necessary, however, participants will need a digital camera. For details, call (803) 283-3302, ext. 111.
Hagins art competition seeks entries
Artists are invited to participate in the Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition. Original watercolor paintings should be submitted the week of Aug. 27 to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts at the Springs House. 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. All submissions will be judged for cash awards and the exhibit will be on display at the Springs House in September and October. An artist’s reception and exhibit opening will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. For details, call (803) 285-7451.
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