• Classical artists Hoffman, Parrini perform Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a prominent classical violist and a popular host on S.C. Public Radio, WDAV and other public stations around the country, will perform Sunday, April 23, in Lancaster.
    He will appear at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center along with Italian-born pianist Fabio Parrini at the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert. Concert-goers will hear the music of familiar composers Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, as well as a more modern composition published in 1951 by Ernest Bloch.

  • Get smart at LCCA Summer Smarts arts camps

    Students in Indian Land can Be a Superhero with a comic-strip-creating course or explore science with the Our Wacky Body Systems course at the annual Summer Smarts: Arts & Sciences Camps this July.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ annual summer arts and science camps for kindergartners through sixth-graders begin July 10. Four week-long camps in different areas of the county are held back-to-back throughout the month. The Indian Land camp is July 31-Aug. 4 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway.
    The other camp dates are:

  • Leland column: Last chance to see spider lilies this year

    A breeze blows across the Catawba River and the rocky shoals spider lilies begin to dance, their paper-thin blossoms dipping and swaying atop sturdy green stalks.
    Acre upon acre of white blooms stretch improbably across the rushing water, the largest known stand of the rare lilies in the world.
    A magical garden
    For a few weeks from mid-May to mid-June, the spidery blossoms draw visitors to Landsford Canal State Park, across the river from Lancaster County north of Fort Lawn.

  • Summer fun in LA

    from See Lancaster
    There’s a summer full of budget-friendly entertainment scheduled in Lancaster, including theater performances for kids and downtown concerts for everyone.
    Free concerts
    See Lancaster brings back its free Finally Friday concert series, with a “Decades of Summer” theme.

  • Author signs 1st book

    Indian Land resident and first-time author Liz Gilmore Williams held a book-signing event at the Del Webb Library on Saturday, May 6.  
    Her self-published book, “No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars,” blends creative nonfiction, history and memoir, Williams said.
    And it is no accident that she published her book on Dec. 7, 2016. That was the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  

  • AJ State Park hosts Spring Fun Night on April 21

    Come out and play at Andrew Jackson State Park’s Spring Fun Night at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21.
    Experience the park after dark – eat s’mores, play games and make an Earth Day craft. Enjoy the Cookies & Books program with storytellers, cookies and lemonade and score a free book to take home.
    Bring a flashlight and join park staff and volunteers at Shelter 1 for a great time.
    There will be drinks, glow-in-the-dark items and other park items for sale.

  • Celebrate love stories of Carolina presidents

    from N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    The relationships of presidents and their wives have been the subject of public fascination for generations. The staffs of President James Polk State Historic Site in Pineville and Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster will team up this weekend to look at the relationships of Andrew and Rachel Jackson and James and Sarah Polk.
    The free program will be presented at Andrew Jackson State Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

  • Howland returns with Chopin for Valentine’s concert

    Those who attended last year’s Valentine’s concert know that Pamela Howland is a talented, versatile pianist who also excels at entertaining her audience.
    This year, Lancaster will once again get a musical Valentine’s treat with her performance “Remembering Frederic,” part of the Vivian Major Robinson concert series.
    Combining drama with the romantic music of Frederic Chopin, the program is a musical conversation between Chopin and George Sand.

  • Woodworkers Guild festival is fun for all

    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Woodworkers Guild held its annual fall festival Oct. 15 at the Lodge in Sun City. It was a new location for the event, but it offered the familiar hands-on activities and did not disappoint the crowd.
    The excitement was palpable before you could even get inside the main hall. Vendors, fundraising coupon book sales tables and door-prize tickets were available on approach, and the dull roar of the crowd inside beckoned.    

  • All aboard! Model trains roll into Sun City

    by Joe Silien/Special to Carolina Gateway
    The magical allure of the spinning wheels, the wail of the whistle, the clouds of smoke puffing from the stack – the wonderful sights and sounds of model trains will again be on display Dec. 4-23 at the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes.
    The display is a labor of love for the Railroad Club of Carolina Lakes, a group of nearly 70 men and women who share a love of railroading. They spend many hours constructing and operating the holiday display that has graced the lobby for the last seven years.