Coming Up 12-5-18

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Photography Club meets Dec. 5
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 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.

Lancaster 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.

Upcoming area blood drives

American Red Cross

• Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Buford High School, 4290 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster
• Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Keller Williams Realty-Ballantyne, 3420 Toringdon Way, Suite 101, Charlotte
• Dec. 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Marvin Ridge High School, 2825 Crane Road, Marvin

• Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., King David’s annual blood drive, 105 E. Meeting St., Lancaster
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• Dec. 6,  8:30 a.m.-noon, Akzo Nobel, 1872 S.C. 9 West, Lancaster
• Dec. 8, 3-6 p.m., Stonecrest Shopping Center, 7825 Rea Road, Charlotte; donors get free ticket voucher
• Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m., The Reserve at Gold Hill, 631 Quicksilver Trail, Fort Mill
• Dec. 9, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Sun Valley 14, 6449 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail, N.C.; donors get free ticket voucher
• Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ballantyne Corporate Park, 15940 Brixham Hill Ave., Charlotte
• Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster

To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

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.”

Arbor Day event Dec. 7 at AJ State Park
Andrew Jackson State Park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, Lancaster, will celebrate Arbor Day with a special program at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 on the museum lawn. For details, call (803) 285-3344.

Ballroom Holiday Dance Dec. 7

The Ballroom Dance Club will host a Holiday Dance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Oak Room at Fort Mill Golf Course, 101 Country Club Lane, Fort Mill. Admission is $20 for couples and $10 for singles. Beverages will be provided and guests may bring wine. Please bring finger food to share. The dress code is dressy. All skill levels are welcome. For details, call (980) 297-1602.

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 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.

Post 250 Christmas party Dec. 11
The Indian Land American Legion Post 250 will host its annual Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at 701 Main Restaurant, Waxhaw, N.C. Special guests include Department 9 Commander Bob Scherer and his wife, Sherri. There will be a raffle to support the post’s 2019 youth program.

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 may 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.

Christmas Basket Fund takes donations

HOPE in Lancaster is accepting donations for the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Christmas Basket Fund. The goal is $9,000 and donations will be used to buy a Christmas meal for area residents.
Participants who qualify through local agencies will receive bags of food containing a Christmas meal and stocking for each member of their household under the age of 12.
Make checks to HOPE and mail to HOPE in Lancaster Inc., P.O. Box 166, Lancaster, SC 29721. Contributions are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a letter of thanks from HOPE.

Garris does art demos at NASC
Catawba Indian Beckee Garris appears 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.

Bottle tree, sculpture workshop Dec. 15

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’ Dec. 16
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.

Train display open though Dec. 27
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.

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.The next show is Dec. 27.

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.

Joy of Gardening Symposium
The Master Gardeners of York County will host the 14th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2, 2019, at the Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg. The event will include a silent auction and door prizes. Early bird registration is $60 and is available until Dec. 30. From Jan. 1, registration will be $70, including lunch. For details or to register, visit symposium.yorkmg.org.

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.


Photography Club meets Jan. 2
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2 (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.

County Chess Club meets Jan. 5

Lancaster County Chess Club meets Jan. 5 (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.

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