Coming Up 1-16-19

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Caregiver group meets Jan. 16
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. Jan. 16 (third Wednesday of each month) in the Belair United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For details, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.
Upcoming area blood drives
American Red Cross

• Jan. 21, 2-6:15 p.m., Mineral Springs United Methodist, 5915 Old Waxhaw Monroe Road, Mineral Springs

• Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster
• Jan. 24, 2:30-7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bank of America, The Sherrill Building, 13510 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Silver Room, Charlotte
• Jan. 18, 1-4 p.m., James Rice - Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., 8832 Blakeney Professional Drive, Suite 302, Charlotte
• Jan. 19, 1-4 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land
To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.
New beekeeping academy meets
The Carolinas Beekeeping Academy meets 7-8:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month beginning Jan. 17 at S&C Cafeteria, 1691 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. The academy will cover the biology, anatomy and physiology of bees, as well as beekeeping techniques. Classes are free. For details or to register, call (803) 804-1546 or email pappys@comporium.net.
Lancaster Lions Club meets Jan. 17
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon Jan. 17 (first and third Thursday each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.
Teaching kitchen class set Jan. 17
HOPE in Lancaster will host a teaching kitchen class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Lancaster Bowling Center, 1352 Reece Road. Learn about couponing and saving money from Jenny Martin with Southernsavers.com. Register online at Southernsavers.com. A donation of $10 to HOPE in Lancaster is requested at the event. For details, call (803) 286-0711.
Zmed Brothers channel Everlys Jan. 18
“The Everly Brothers Experience” featuring the Zmed Brothers is 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium opens at 7:15 p.m. Season ticket holders and sponsors are invited to enjoy the VIP room before the performance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person, plus tax, available online at www.lancastercitysc.com or by calling (803) 289-1486.
I Have a Dream Parade is Jan. 19
The sixth annual I Have a Dream Parade is 3 p.m. Jan. 19, beginning at Barr Street School, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster, instead of its past starting location at Lancaster High School. The parade will go down Ferguson, Gay and Main streets, before turning onto Meeting Street and returning to the school. After the parade, the I Have a Dream essay conest winners will read their essays in the Barr Street Auditorium.
NAACP celebrates MLK Jr. on Jan. 20
The Lancaster Branch of NAACP will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. with a special program at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at First Washington Baptist Church, 1300 Meeting St., Lancaster. The Rev. Eddie L. Moore of St. John’s Baptist Church will speak. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 283-3863.
SAR meets Jan. 22
The Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter meets 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in Hickory Tavern’s Oak Room, 8364 Charlotte Highway. Lunch is 1:30-2:30 p.m. The agenda includes induction of new members; nominations, elections and swearing-in of chapter officers, conducted by past State President Edd Richburg; Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield update; and youth scholarship programs for 2019-20. Members, spouses, Daughters of the American Revolution and those interested in joining should attend. The group will assist if you are unsure about your patriot lineage. Meetings are open to the public. For details, contact John Marker at (704) 843-6930 or jmarker@carolina.rr.com.
Bostick to speak on Liberty Trail Jan. 24
As part of the Katawba Valley Land Trust Speaker Series, Doug Bostick, executive director of the S.C. Battlefield Preservation Trust, will talk about the creation of the Liberty Trail at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse, 104 N. Main St., Lancaster.
Marine Corps League meets Jan. 29
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster, with a meal at 6 p.m.
Active-duty and former active-duty Marines, Fleet Marine Force corpsmen and Fleet Marine Force chaplains are eligible to join as regular members. Others are eligible to join as associate members.
For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.
Bowling center holds dance nights
Lancaster Bowling Center, 1352 Reece Road, Lancaster, will host a dance night with live band from 7-10 p.m. on the second and last Saturdays of the month, beginning this month. Night Train performs on the second Saturday of the month, and Midnight Run performs the last Saturday of the month (Jan. 26), playing a variety of music from country to rock and roll. Admission is $10 per person and all proceeds benefit Christian Services.
Balsam Grove in concert in VW
Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, hosts bluegrass band Balsam Grove in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 (last Thursday of each month). The show is free, but donations toward utilities and the use of the center are appreciated.
AA meets weekly at Belair UMC
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the social hall at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road. The meetings are open discussion, with speakers on the third Wednesday of the month.
Del Webb Library offers Story Time
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, holds Preschool Story Time at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Each story time is 30 minutes long and features themed stories, songs, dancing and more. After story time, families may stay for an optional craft or activity time. No registration is required to attend Preschool Story Time.
Veterans Coffee Clubs meet Tuesdays
The Veterans Coffee Clubs meet at 8 a.m. Tuesdays. The Indian Land group meets at CrossRidge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land, and Lancaster group meets at 521 BBQ, 123 S. Main St., Lancaster.
All veterans, military branches and ranks are invited to come tell stories, mingle and make new friends. For details on the Lancaster club, call (302) 897-6030. For details on the Indian Land club, call (803) 230-4856.
‘Romeo and Juliet’ opens Feb. 1
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2 and 7-9, and at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children ages 5 and under. For tickets, call (803) 285-7451 or visit www.lancasterplayhouse.com. Tickets also available at the door. 
Chess Club meets Feb. 2
Lancaster County Chess Club meets Feb. 2 (first Saturday of each month) at the Lancaster County Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St., Lancaster, with instruction 10-10:45 a.m. and games 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All are welcome. For details, visit carolinaschessfoundation.org or email info@carolinaschessfoundation.org.
Lang/Rainwater Duo performs Feb. 3
The Lang/Rainwater Duo will perform at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Lancaster Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The duo features solo trombone and piano. Admission is $10 and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the Cultural Arts Center.
Bereaved parents group meets Feb. 5
A New Road, a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 (first Tuesday of each month) in the office building of Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. New members are welcome. For details, call Janice Steele at (803) 804-9120.
MS support group meets Feb. 5
The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 (the first Tuesday of each month) in room 206 at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. Park and enter at the front entrance of the church. Meetings are open to those living with multiple sclerosis, caregivers, family and friends.
ASCG Photography Club meets Feb. 6
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 (first Wednesday of every month) at the Nature Center, 1604 S.C. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill. The club, led by photographer Jim Eisner, welcomes all skill levels and all camera styles, from iPhones to DSLR.
Supremes’ Mary Wilson performs live
Mary Wilson of the Supremes will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Bundy Auditorium, USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Tickets are $40 plus tax. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and a VIP room is available for season ticket holders and sponsors from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Buy tickets online at www.lancastercitysc.com or by calling (803) 289-1486.
DAV to meet Feb. 11
The Disabled American Veterans meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 (second Monday of each month) at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.
Sign up for LCBA beekeeping course
The Lancaster County Beekeepers Association will host beekeeping classes 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 12 through March 19 at Beacon Baptist Church, 1982 Evans Drive, Lancaster.
The course is suitable for beginners aspiring to become beekeepers and for those who are currently keeping bees and are looking to gain more knowledge. This course is the first level in the S.C. Master Beekeeping Curriculum and will provide the knowledge necessary to achieve the level of certified beekeeper. All are welcome.
Prices are $55 for individuals and $100 for couples. This fee includes materials and local and state beekeepers associations’ fees. Make checks payable to Lancaster County Beekeepers Association. For details or to register, call (803) 577-7871 or email Thomas.starnes@gsa.gov.
AL Post 250 meets Feb. 14
American Legion Post 250 meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 (second Thursday of the month) in the Family Social Hall (white building adjacent to the church) at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land.
Sex assault support group meets
The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 (third Tuesday of each month) at Clyburn Mangum Center, 106 N. York St., Lancaster. This is a closed group. For details or to register, call (803) 286-5232.
Gardening workshop March 2 in Rock Hill
The Master Gardeners of York County will host the 14th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 at the Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg. The event will include a silent auction and door prizes.
Registration is $70, including lunch. For details or to register, visit symposium.yorkmg.org.
Sign up now for IL Relay for Life
This year’s Indian Land Relay for Life is 11 a.m. March 23 at Harrisburg Elementary School, 10251 Harrisburg Road, Indian Land. The goal is $50,000. For details or to register, visit http://relay.acsevents.org/site or e-mail kaleb.keefe@cancer.org.
Vets Coffee Club meets weekly
The Veterans Coffee Club meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays in the Ray Dunsmore Coffee Room at CrossRidge Cafe, 2001 Prayer Center Drive, Indian Land. All veterans, military branches and ranks are invited to come tell stories, mingle and make new friends. For details, call Bill Betit at (302) 897-6030 or (803) 661-0737.
HOPE offers senior food program
HOPE in Lancaster now offers a senior adult food program to residents of Lancaster County who are 65 and older and would benefit from healthy food once a month. Qualified applicants will have a monthly appointment to receive free food. For details, call (803) 286-4673.
Regency Hospice seeks volunteers
Regency Hospice needs volunteers in Indian Land, Lancaster and the Kershaw area to visit and do activities with residents and patients in facilities. For details, call (803) 517-2021.
NAMI seeking volunteers
The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Piedmont Tri-County of Lancaster County are seeking volunteers to facilitate family and recovery support groups and present presentations that include personal testimonies and symptoms to teens. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 283-7437 or email lsw220@hotmail.com.
HOPE offers Financial Bounce Back program
HOPE in Lancaster now offers the free Financial Bounce Back program for Lancaster County residents who are experiencing financial challenges and are either currently employed or have recently lost a job. The program offers financial counseling, food and nutrition counseling and job and career counseling. Some financial assistance is available. For details or to apply, call Christal Childers at (803) 288-5867 or email cchilders@hopeinlancaster.org.
CCA offers help with energy bills
The Lancaster County office of Carolina Community Actions Inc. helps low-income families with home energy bills and other programs and services. Family households must be income-eligible and provide supporting documents to qualify. Apply 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 101 Wylie St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-2034.
DAV van goes to Columbia, Rock Hill
The Disabled American Veterans van travels from Lancaster County to Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and to Rock Hill on Fridays for scheduled doctor appointments. For details, call (803) 283-2469.
Yoga for seniors on Thursdays
Yoga for seniors by MC YOGA is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Each session is $5 or $20 for five tickets. Buy tickets at the senior center.
UW mental health first aid training
United Way of Lancaster offers mental health first aid courses for businesses, nonprofits, faith-based groups, public service providers and schools.
The eight-hour training by a certified MHFA instructor teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Nonprofits can get discounted rates.
For details, call (803) 283-8923 or email admin@uwaylcsc.org.

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