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Entertainment

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The gang’s all here

    Never before have Franklin Armstrong, Shirley and Peppermint Patty been together with Charlie Brown and the gang to celebrate the Christmas season.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Dec. 2-4 at the Barr Street Auditorium, where the cast will include the well-known characters from the classic holiday film, along with others from the Charlie Brown world.
    “I love Charlie Brown,” said director Sheri Marvin. “I’ve watched the movie ever since I can remember.”

  • Best Christmas gifts ever

    ‘Tis the season for finding the perfect present for everyone on your holiday list, so we thought we’d share the memorable gifts given to some Lancaster County people.
    For Larry Durham Sr., 65, an insurance agent at State Farm in Lancaster, the answer to the best Christmas gift he ever received is easy. He fondly and vividly remembers the Christmas of 1967.

  • Making Christmas bright for children in need

    At Christmas and all year long, there are many charities to support locally, but what is most heart-warming, gift givers say, is putting presents under the tree for children who would otherwise go without.
    There are several programs throughout the county that make sure children have a bright Christmas. Typically, the child’s gender and age are listed, along with a wish list.
    Angel Child project