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Open jam night Thursday in Van Wyck
There will be an open bluegrass and country music jam from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road. The host band will be Van Wyck's own The Hinson Girls. If you pick, sing or grin, come and join in for a fun-filled night.
There will be free chicken and noodle stew, with other refreshments available. The jam, sponsored by the Van Wyck Community Development Club, is free, but donations are appreciated to help pay expenses. For details, contact Ollie Bass at (803) 320-1099, (803) 286-9022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBCC to hold area blood drives
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold public blood drives at these locations:
• July 6, 4-7 p.m., Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk
• July 6, 6-9 p.m., Crown Cinemas, 1041 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, free movie ticket to all donors
• July 7, 4-7 p.m., Stonecrest Shopping Center, 7825 Rea Road, Charlotte, free movie ticket to all donors
• July 7, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill, free movie ticket to all donors
• July 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hunter Oaks Club House, Waxhaw
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.
Library holds teen event Saturday
Seventh- through 12th-graders may register for a variety of free Teen Takeover events at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land including a Teen Tech Petting Zoo on Saturday, July 7, Teen Book Bash on July 17 and National Teen Library Lock-In on Aug. 3.
Special children’s events at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays include a craft day July 11, library hip-hop superstar Melvil Dewey on 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.
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.
Paws to hold yard sale Saturday
Paws in the Panhandle will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Paws Place, 10681 Barberville Road. Animals will be available for adoption, too. For details, call (803) 371-0897 or (803) 802-PAWS (7297) or e-mail email@example.com.
Fort Mill VFW offers breakfast Sunday
The Fort Mill VFW, 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill, invites the public to enjoy breakfast at the VFW from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 8. The $6 breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, sausage gravy, hash browns, biscuits, waffles, coffee and juice. For details, call (803) 547-5480 or visit www.vfw9138.org.
Dementia support group meets Tuesday
Senior Helpers will hold an Alzheimer’s/dementia support group at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, in Suite 118 of Tom Hall Plaza, 818 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 547-6766.
AJSP Friends unveil new film July 12
The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park will hold a Grand Film Review from 7 to 9 p.m. July 12 at the park to introduce its new documentary on the young Andrew Jackson and the Waxhaws. Attendees will be able to meet some of the local actors from the film and learn some history about the Waxhaws. The park is at 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, off U.S. 521 about nine miles north of Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-3344.
Natural Resources Camp set for July 12
A Natural Resources Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 at the Van Wyck Community Center. The camp is open to children ages 10 to 15, who will learn about bee keeping, taxidermy, hunter safety, wildlife management, shooting sports, soils and other topics.
The camp is hosted by Lancaster 4-H, Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District and S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Cost is $10, which includes lunch. To sign up, contact Steve Hucks with Clemson Extension at (803) 283-3302, ext. 111.
Hunter education course July 13 in VW
A hunter’s education class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Van Wyck Community Center.
The free class, for ages 12 and up, will be taught by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Lunch will be provided by Pizza Hut.
The class is hosted by Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, S.C. DNR and Clemson Extension 4-H.
Registration deadline is July 11. The class limit is 30 people.
Register online at the SCDNR website, http://my.register-ed.com/eventregistration/studentregister/23571, or www.lancasterswcd.com – education page or scdnr page, or call Amanda Roberts at (803) 286-4455, ext. 101, for details.
Paws holds Christmas in July
Join Paws in the Panhandle for its Christmas in July blowout sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12-14 at Pawsitively Thrifty in Building 7 in Zimmer Business Park (off Marvin Road) and noon to 4 p.m. July 15 at Paws Place, 10681 Barberville Road, where there will be adoptable dogs.
All proceeds go into Paws’ building fund.
For info, contact Gloria Davey at (803) 371-0897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support group to meet July 13
A dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease support group, sponsored by Senior Helpers, meets at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, at the Carolina Lakes Golf Course Club House in Sun City Carolina Lakes. The group is open to the public. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 547-6766.
IL library offers computer class
During July, the Del Webb Library at Indian Land will offer a computer class for adults for $10, which includes a thumb drive and class handouts.
Basic Computing Skills will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. July 16. Maximum class size is 10. Reservation forms available at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway.
For more information, contact the library at email@example.com or (803) 548-9260.
Playhouse to present ‘Aladdin Jr.’
The Lancaster Community Playhouse will present “Aladdin Jr.” at 7 p.m. July 19-20 and 3 p.m. July 21-22. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for children 10 and under. Tickets will be sold in advance at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts beginning July 9 and will also be sold at the door.
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. July 22.
Learn about eco-friendly options for a beautiful, healthy and lower-maintenance yard. Her gardens and woodlands have been featured on garden tours and demonstrate her commitment to organic gardening.
Tickets are $10 at the door. For details, call (704) 905-8334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 July 31 at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive.
The program, held in Room 103, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The program is free, but limited to 40 people.
The class is sponsored by the Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA-Natural Resources Convervation Service.
Call the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District by July 24 to pre-register at (803) 286-4455, ext. 3.
Sign up now for 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 $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.
DAR offers geneology crash course in August
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 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, so register today. Make your $5 check out to Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Chapter, NSDAR and mail it to 31470 Royal Tern Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707
For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (803) 547-1315 or (803) 396-0498.
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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