Coming Up 11-28-18

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A weekly listing of area coming events

‘Eb Scrooge’ play opens Nov. 29
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will perform “Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the 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. Tickets are available by calling (803) 285-7451 or at the door. For details, visit www.lancasterplayhouse.com or www.facebook.com/theatreatCPLC.

Gingerbread House Contest ends Nov. 30

See Lancaster is hosting a Gingerbread House Contest with the theme “A Sweet Candy Christmas.” The deadline for entries is Nov. 30 at Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. Houses will be displayed at city hall 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1, with entries judged at noon. All houses must be picked up by 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
Houses will be judged on theme and craftsmanship, and everything must be edible. Winners will receive gift cards to various restaurants. For details, call (803) 286-1145 or email events@lancastercitysc.com.


Upcoming area blood drives
American Red Cross

• Nov. 29, 2:30-7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill
• Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cuthbertson Middle School, 1520 Cuthbertson Road, Waxhaw
• Dec. 4, 2:30-7 p.m., Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 8600 Potter Road, Weddington
• Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Buford High School, 4290 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.‑1:30 p.m., Britax USA, 4140 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill
• Dec. 6,  8:30 a.m.-noon, Akzo Nobel, 1872 S.C. 9 West, Lancaster
To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

Garris does art demos at NASC

Catawba Indian Beckee Garris appears 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. For details, call (803) 313-7172 or visit sc.edu/Lancaster/nativeamericanstudiescenter.

Friends holiday book sale Dec. 1
The Friends of the Del Webb Library will host a Holiday Book Sale 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
Friends members may shop early, starting at 9 a.m. Friends memberships will be sold at the door, so come early and sign up. Memberships start at $15.
Books will be priced as low as 25 cents. Books in the Friends Book Room are buy-one, get-one-free. Books in pristine condition for gift-giving and collectibles are in the Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served.

Piedmont Folk Art Show/Sale Dec. 1
The Piedmont Folk Art Show and Sale is  8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Luke Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster. More than 30 artisans will sell pottery, textiles, carvings, baskets, jewelry and paintings. A silent auction is at 1 p.m. with works donated by the artisans. There will be door prizes and concessions. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster County Council on Aging.

Open house at Springs House Dec. 1

An open house at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 during Christmas in the City. The “Changing Perceptions” exhibit and several “Paws on Parade” stars will be on display. The event includes live Christmas music, holiday décor, children’s coloring activities and refreshments. Author Glenda Manus and jewelry designer Randy Cikowski will attend. Shop the gallery cases for holiday gifts from local artists, as well as the new ornament in the Lancaster series. Stay for the “Paws on Parade Yappy Hour” at 4-4:30 p.m. For details, call (803) 285-7451 or visit lccarts.net.

Native American Art/Craft Sale Dec. 1
USC Lancaster will host the sixth annual Winter Native American Art and Craft Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Artist-in-residence Beckee Garris will demonstrate her work and present a gallery talk at the event, which is free and open to the public. For details, call (803) 313-7172.

County Chess Club meets Dec. 1
Lancaster County Chess Club meets Dec. 1 (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.

Library hosts family movie night
Dec. 4 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. Dec. 4 (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 Dec. 4
The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 (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.

Train display opens Dec. 5
The Railroad Club of Sun City Carolina Lakes’ annual holiday model train layout will be on display Dec. 5-27 at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land. Trains run 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. “The Polar Express” will be read before the Dec. 15 exhibit and at 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Visitors may buy raffle tickets for one of three Lionel train sets to be given away after the Dec. 22 reading. The exhibit will also be open noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27.

Photography Club meets Dec. 5

The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. (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.

Lions Club meets Dec. 6
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon Dec. 6 (first and third Thursday of each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

First Friday in the Garden Dec. 7

The First Friday in the Garden program is 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the free gardening program on “Never-Fail Perennials.”

IL’s first Christmas parade Dec. 8
Indian Land’s first Christmas parade, with “A Christmas Wish” theme, is at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. It will start on River Road and turn onto the service road that runs behind Indian Land High and Middle schools, ending behind IL Elementary.
Before the parade, Whoville Storytime will be held in the cafeteria of Indian Land Middle School, featuring characters such as the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat. Storytime begins at 11:30 a.m., with vendors selling hot cocoa, coffee and food.
Organized by Indian Land Christmas Parade Organization Inc., the parade’s major sponsor is Murdock Orthodontics. Visit www.ilcpo.org for details.


Lancaster’s Christmas Parade Dec. 8
The city of Lancaster’s annual Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Prizes will be awarded in several categories for best use of the theme, “A Sweet Candy Christmas.” For details or to apply, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or contact Joe Timmons at (803) 289-1498 or at jtimmons@lancastercitysc.com.

Library Story Time on Wednesdays 
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.

Bottle tree and metal sculpture workshop
Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will host a bottle tree and metal sculpture workshop 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 15. The class is $100, which includes supplies. Attendees should wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. Bring lunch or plan to have lunch at a downtown restaurant. Special classes may be arranged for groups of 6-10 people. For details or to register, email rcdoster@comporium.net or call (803) 285-9190. 

‘A Cappella Classical Christmas’
The Charlestones will perform an “A Cappella Classical Christmas” at 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center, 309 W. Gay St. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at www.lccarts.net. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Sex assault support group meets
The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 (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. Dec. 25?? (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.

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. the last Thursday of each month. The show is free but donations towards utilities and the use of the center are appreciated.

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.

UW offers 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.