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Coming Up 10-31-18

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Garris does art demos at NASC
Catawba Indian Beckee Garris appears Oct. 31 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Garris, an NASC artist-in-residence, will be making pottery and two types of baskets from reeds and long-leaf pine needles.For details, call (803) 313-7172 or visit sc.edu/Lancaster/nativeamericanstudiescenter.

Library celebrates Halloween
On Halloween, Oct. 31, families are invited to visit Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, any time during the day to trick-or-treat. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Miss Maggie” Keeble will be giving out treats to anyone who shows off their costume. Noncandy treats will be available upon request. There will also be Halloween-themed Preschool Story Times at 10 and 11:30 a.m. that day.

Women’s group coffee Nov. 1
New Friends of Carolina, a social group for women in the Carolinas, will hold a free welcome coffee at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Matthews Women’s Club, 208 S.Trade St., Matthews, N.C., for new and prospective members. For details, visit www.newfriendsofcarolina.com.

Upcoming area blood drives
American Red Cross

• Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, 8601 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte
• Nov. 9, 2-6:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 1005 University Drive, Lancaster
• Nov. 10, noon-4:30 p.m., Weddington United Methodist, 13901 Providence Road, Weddington, N.C.
• Nov. 14, noon-5 p.m., Coats and Clark, 301, 3430 Torringdon Way, Charlotte
• Nov. 14, 2:30-7 p.m. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• Nov. 1, 2:30-6:30 p.m.,Socrates Academy, Matthews, 3909 Weddington Road, Matthews, NC  28105
• Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 8515 Rea Road, Waxhaw, N.C.
• Nov. 4, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Sun Valley 14, 6449 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail, N.C.; donors get free ticket voucher
• Nov. 6, 12:30-3:30 p.m., MorningStar Fellowship Church, 375 Star Light Drive, Fort Mill
• Nov. 12, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Edgewater Corporate Center, 3023 HSBC Way, Indian Land         
To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.
 

Lions Club meets Nov. 1
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon Nov. 1 (first and third Thursday of each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

Angel Tree sign-ups Nov. 1-2
Christian Services, 1227 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, is accepting applications for the Angel Tree, which provides Christmas assistance for children ages 12 and under, noon-2 p.m. Nov. 1-2. Applicants must have custody of children to sign them up and will need to provide a photo ID, a copy of a birth certificate and Social Security card for each child. For details, call (803) 320-0268.

First Friday in the Garden meets
The First Friday in the Garden program meets at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the free gardening program.

Scouts stew, craft sale Nov. 3
Boy Scouts Troop 275 will hold its annual Brunswick stew and craft and bake sale Nov. 3 at the Scout hut at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. Stew will be served from 11 a.m. until it’s gone. Dine-in stew prices are $8 for all you can eat stew and hushpuppies, $4 for children 12 years and under. Carry-out stew prices are $8 per quart, $14 per half-gallon and $26 per gallon.
Home-baked goods will be sold 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The craft sale will feature new handcrafted items to buy. For details, call Scoutmaster Joe LaFollette at (704) 449-2333.

Pints and Paws fundraiser Nov. 3
A Pints and Paws fundraiser in support of the Lancaster County Spay and Neuter Project will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Benford Brewing Co., 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster. The event will feature live music, a 50/50 raffle, vendors, food trucks, mule wagon rides and more. Admission is $5 and kids age 10 and under go free. For details, email lcsnproject@gmail.com.


County Chess Club meets Nov. 3

Lancaster County Chess Club meets Nov. 3 (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.


KVLT Nitrolee hike Nov. 4

Katawba Valley Land Trust will host a Nitrolee hike Nov. 4. Visit the ruins of the Nitrolee plant on the banks of Fishing Creek and learn more about this short-lived experiment. Meet at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fishing Creek substation on U.S. 21.

‘Romeo and Juliet’ auditions
Auditions for “Romeo and Juliet” will be 2-5 p.m. Nov. 4 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The dress code is modern dress and there are three male roles, four female roles and 12-21 flexible cast members. Please be ready for a cold read or bring a Shakespearean monologue. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 7-9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 3.

Library hosts family movie night
Nov. 6 will be family movie night at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway. From 4 to 7 p.m., families can enjoy snacks and activities before and after the movie, which will start at 5 p.m. For details, including the title of the movie, call (803) 548-9260.


Bereaved parents group meets

A New Road, a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 (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 Nov. 6

The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 (first Tuesday of each month) in room 206 at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster.
Meetings are open to those with multiple sclerosis, caregivers, family and friends.

Computer coaching for seniors
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will sponsor one-on-one computer coaching for seniors 10-11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Advance registration and payment of $20 is required to reserve a limited slot. Call (803) 285-6956 for details.

Photography Club meets Nov. 7
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 (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 styles of camera, from iPhones to DSLR.

Veterans Day ceremony at Buford Battlefield
The Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Buford Massacre Battlefield, 262 Rocky River Road, Lancaster. Congressman Ralph Norman will speak.

Garris does art demos at NASC
Catawba Indian Beckee Garris appears Nov. 9-10, Nov. 16, Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 14-15 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Garris, an artist-in-residence at the NASC, will be making pottery and two types of baskets from reeds and long-leaf pine needles.
She will also demonstrate her work and present a gallery talk at the annual winter Native American Art and Craft Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the NASC.
For details, call (803) 313-7172 or visit sc.edu/Lancaster/nativeamericanstudiescenter.


Fall Horse Show Nov. 10

The Anne Springs Close Greenway Fall Horse Show will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the riding ring at the greenway’s Lake Haigler entrance 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. The show will include over 40 categories including English, Western, Walking Horse and Game classes, with ribbons awarded to the top five finishers.
Admission is $10 per horse, per class. Admission to the greenway is free for event attendees, with a $5 parking fee per car for non-competitors. A negative Coggins test result is required for horses’ participation. All riders under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet. For details, call (803) 547-4575 or visit ASCGreenway.org.


Veterans Day Parade, Ball Nov. 10

The Lancaster County Veterans Day Parade and Ball are Nov. 10. Parade line-up starts at 11 a.m. in the courthouse parking lot on Dunlap Street, with the parade starting at noon.
The Veterans Day Ball will be 5-9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the American Legion Post 31, 823 S. Main St., Lancaster. There will be a guest speaker, dinner, music and dancing. For tickets, $20 each, see someone from the following local service organizations:  American Legion Post 31, Marine Corps League Detachment 1169, DAV Chapter 14, American Legion-IL Post 250, VFW-IL Post 12136. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Walk for Life Nov. 10
The Women’s Enrichment Center will host a Walk for Life Nov. 10 starting from Lancaster Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road. Breakfast will be served and registration will be available from 8-9 a.m. with the welcome, invocation and walk starting at 9 a.m. The walk is 2 miles long and the event will also include a kids zone with inflatables, balloons, face-painting and more.
Please send pre-registration information to the Women’s Enrichment Center, Attention: Walk for Life, P.O. Box 1377, Lancaster, SC 29721, by Nov. 6. Each walker is encouraged to have 10 sponsorships. Participants with 10 sponsors will be given a free T-shirt. These can be obtained prior to the walk or call (803) 286-5900 to pick them up. Ten percent of funds raised will be donated to the Janice Dabney Nursing Scholarship. For details, email wec@comorium.net.


Look Good...Feel Better Nov. 12

Look Good...Feel Better, an American Cancer Society support program and workshop for women diagnosed with, or being treated for cancer, will be held from 10 a.m. - noon Nov. 12, in the Marion Sims Theater at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.
Look Good...Feel Better is a two-hour, hands-on program led by trained cosmetologists that includes skin-care/makeup application tips and options for dealing with hair loss and nail care. The workshop is free. To register, call (803) 283-8494 or (803) 283-9474. 


American Legion Post 250 meets

The American Legion Post 250 will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Family Social Hall of Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. Julie Gaines will speak on the topic of Hospice Care in South Carolina.


McNeely to discuss new book Nov. 13

USC Professor emerita Pat McNeely will discuss her new book, “Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun and the Petticoat Affair” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster.

Balsam Grove monthly concert in VW
Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, hosts bluegrass band Balsam Grove in concert at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. The show is free but donations towards utilities and the use of the center are appreciated. In November, the band will perform the Friday after Thanksgiving.


IL library’s Story Time Wednesday  
   
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 are invited to stay for an optional craft or activity time. No registration is required to attend Preschool Story Time.


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.

Lantern tour Nov. 10
The 20th annual Life in the Waxhaws Lantern Tour at Andrew Jackson State Park is 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10.

Library Movie Night is Nov. 12
Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, offers Movie Night for Adults on Nov. 12 (second Monday of every month). Doors open at 5 p.m. and patrons 18 years or older can enjoy free popcorn and snacks as they watch a newly released movie, which begins at 5:30 p.m. At each movie night, attendees vote on what movie they would like to see next.

Girl Scouts seeking members
The Girl Scouts are seeking new members and leaders for 2018. For details or to join, contact Beth Sims at esims@gssc-mm.org or call (803) 374-9994.

DAV to meet Nov. 12 in Lancaster
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 (second Monday of each month) at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

‘America - Why We Love Her’ variety program Nov. 16

Lancaster County Emergency Services and USC Lancaster will present a variety and comedy program, “America - Why We Love Her” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Bundy Auditorium, USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. Tickets are $12 in advance. Proceeds benefit Disabled American Veterans Lancaster Chapter and the USMC League. To buy tickets, call (803) 416-9910 or (803) 416-9912.

Sex assault support group meets Nov. 20

The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 (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.

Marine Corps League meets
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 (last Tuesday of each month) at 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster, with a meal at 6 p.m. For details, call Jerry Holt at (973) 897-9251 or visit www.tinyurl.com/marineleague1169.

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. Tickets can be purchased at the senior center.

Mental health first aid training

Starting this fall, United Way of Lancaster will offer 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.

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.

Caregiver support group meets
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. the 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.

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 senior adult 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.

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.

Hospice needs 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.

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.

Editor’s note: We welcome your submissions. Send coming events information to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week’s paper.