Coming Up 1-30-19

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A weekly listing of area coming events

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.
Upcoming area blood drives
American Red Cross

• Jan. 31, 3-7:30 p.m., Waxhaw Elementary, 1101 Old Providence Road, Waxhaw
• Feb. 5, 2:30-7 p.m., Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• Feb. 2, 10 a.m.‑1 p.m., Dutchman Creek Middle School, 4757 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill
• Feb. 2, 3-6 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill, free ticket voucher for donors
• Feb. 3, 10 a.m.‑1 p.m., Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill
• Feb. 4, 10 a.m.‑1 p.m., Arboretum Shopping Center, 8008 Providence Road, Charlotte; free ticket voucher for donors
• Feb. 5-6, 11 a.m.‑3:30 p.m., Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill 
To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.
Learn about summer veggie planting
“Vegetables: What to Plant Now for Your Summer Garden” will be the subject of the First Friday in the Garden program at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson leads the free program.
‘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.
County 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 the 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.
Workforce initiative classes begin Feb. 6
The Women’s Enrichment Center, 720 S. Main St., Lancaster, will offer group classes on a variety of topics within their Workforce Initiative Program. These classes are open to the public and admission costs $5. WEC clients may attend classes free of charge. The first class is 2-3 p.m. Feb. 6. Julie Walters will discuss “The Power of Communication in the Workplace.” For details, call (803) 286-5900.
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.
LCCA offers beginner’s computer class
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will sponsor a six-week beginner’s computer class 10 a.m.–noon Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 6 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Advance registration and a payment of $20 are required to reserve a limited slot.
Lancaster Lions Club meets Feb. 7
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon Feb. 7 (first and third Thursday each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.
Lancaster County First Steps hosts ‘Mister B’
Lancaster County First Steps will host “Mister B” at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 in the Stevens Auditorium at Hubbard Hall, USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. “Mister B” (Dr. Anthony Broughton) is a children’s author, artist, public speaker, professor and early childhood specialist. The event is free.
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.
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.
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 (Feb. 9), and Midnight Run performs the last Saturday of the month (Feb. 23), playing a variety of music from country to rock and roll. Admission is $10 per person and all proceeds benefit Christian Services.
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 Feb. 12-March 19 at Beacon Baptist Church, 1982 Evans Drive, Lancaster.
The course is 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.
IL American Legion Post 250 meets
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.
GAL volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed for the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian as Litem (GAL) Program. GAL volunteers are appointed by family court judges to represent every child who appears in family court because of abuse or neglect.

Volunteers must complete a free 30-hour training program, pass a background check and be at least 21 years old. During the training, they learn about the process of finding a safe and permanent home for each child as quickly as possible. Volunteers are the voice of the child in the courtroom. Through their written reports, GALs inform the judge of the child’s wishes and what they feel is in the child’s best interest.
To learn more about the GAL Program in South Carolina and how you can be that person, contact Christine South at the Lancaster County GAL office (803) 286-6064, Christine.South@admin.sc.gov or gal.sc.gov.
Art and Soul: That ’70s Gala
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host its annual Art and Soul: That ’70s Gala at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Bradley Building, USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. The event will include silent and live auctions, wine pull, food and drink, dancing and entertainment. Tickets are $55 for members, $65 for non-members, and a table of eight is $550. Tables of eight are limited availability. After Feb. 1, only single tickets will be available for $80 each. For details or to buy tickets, call (803) 285-7451, visit www.lccarts.net, or email arts.takepart@gmail.com.
Gregory Knight to perform Feb. 17
Gregory Knight, 2016 finalist of the Van Clyburn International Amateur Outstanding Pianist Competition, will perform at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the cultural arts center. For details or to purchase tickets visit lccarts.net or call (803) 285-7451.
Sex assault support group meets Feb. 19
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.
Caregiver group meets Feb. 20
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. Feb. 20 (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.
Carolinas Beekeeping Academy meets
The Carolinas Beekeeping Academy meets 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 (third Thursday of each month) at the S&C Cafeteria, 1691 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. The academy will cover the biology, anatomy and physiology of bees, as well as beekeeping techniques. For details or to register, call (803) 804-1546 or email pappys@comporium.net.
Quilting event at St. Luke UMC
The Carolina One Stop Shop Hop quilting event is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Leisure Ministry Center at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster. The event will feature over 20 vendors with quilting and craft supplies, and sewing machines. All proceeds benefit the Magic Needle Quilt Guild and Piecemakers Quilt Guild. For details, call (803) 283-9344.
Indian Land SAR meets Feb. 26
The Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter meets 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Hickory Tavern’s Oak Room, 8364 Charlotte Highway. Lunch is 1:30-2:30 p.m. The agenda includes... 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.
Marine Corps League meets Feb. 26
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 (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 may join as associate members.
For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.
Gardening workshop March 2 in Richburg
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.
Plantsman, author and nurseryman Jenks Farmer will open the event with “Haybales to Flower Fields - Lessons for Your Yard from Transforming a Farm.” Marie Butler will close it with “I have Elephants in My Garden, So What’s Your Problem - The Wild World of Zoo Horticulture.”
Six more gardening experts will lead break-out sessions on a variety of topics. Chase Smoak is a Consumer Horticulturist with Clemson University Cooperative Extension for Sumter and Clarendon Counties. Now retired from the South Carolina Geodetic Survey and trained in hand-drafting, Tom Hall turns landscape design ideas and clients’ dreams into reality while tending his bees. Paul Thompson is a Distinguished Agent in Urban Horticulture with Clemson Extension Service and a regular guest on SCETVs "Making It Grow." With more than 15 years of teaching experience in art and science, Amy Tipton is assistant director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens.
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 email 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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