Coming Up 5-22-19

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Upcoming area blood drives
American Red Cross

• May 24, 11 a.m.-3:30  p.m., York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill
• May 28, noon-4:30  p.m., Bojangles, 9785 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
One Blood
• May 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill
• May 24, 2-7:30 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill
• May 24, 2-7:30 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land
• May 24, 3-7 p.m., Stonecrest Shopping Center, 7825 Rea Road, Charlotte
• May 26, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill
• May 27, noon-8 p.m., Stonecrest Shopping Center, 7825 Rea Road, Charlotte
• May 27, 1-7 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land
• May 27, 1-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill
To make an appointment, visit www.oneblood.org or call (888) 59-BLOOD.
IL VFW Post 12136 meets May 25
Indian Land VFW Post 12136 meets May 25 at Brews Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. There is a meet-and-greet at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 9. All veterans and guests are welcome. For details, visit www.vfw
Battle of Waxhaws event May 25
The National Society, the S.C. Society and the General Francis Marion Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host the 239th Commemoration of the Battle of the Waxhaws, better known as Buford’s Massacre, May 25, at the battle site, near Buford Crossroad, about nine miles east of Lancaster. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a formal wreath-laying and guest speakers. The public is invited to attend. For details, call (843) 479-7193.
Bowling center holds Saturday dances
Lancaster Bowling Center, 1352 Reece Road, Lancaster, will host a dance night with a live band 7-10 p.m. two Saturdays of the month. Night Train performs on the second Saturday of the month (June 8), and Midnight Run performs the last Saturday of the month (May 25). Admission is $10 each and proceeds benefit Christian Services.
Memorial Day program May 26
A Memorial Day program will be held at 3 p.m. May 26 at Lancaster Memorial Park, 1389 Memorial Park Road, Lancaster. In the event of rain, the program will be held at the historic courthouse on Main Street.
Indian Land SAR meets May 28
The Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter meets 2:30-3:30 p.m. May 28 in Hickory Tavern’s Oak Room, 8364 Charlotte Highway. Lunch is 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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 to meet
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. May 28 (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.
Senior Health and Fitness Day May 29
Senior Health and Fitness Day starts at 7 a.m. May 29 at the YMCA at USC Lancaster, 512 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The third annual event will include screenings, a break-out session, door prizes and lots of information for seniors.
Balsam Grove concert in VW
Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, hosts bluegrass band Balsam Grove in concert at 7 p.m. May 30 (last Thursday of each month). The show is free, but donations are appreciated.
SCCL Blue Angels auction off seat
Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Bill Crothers is auctioning off a seat in his plane during a flyover at the Memorial Day veterans softball game. A silent auction for the seat is held throughout the month of May, with the winner climbing aboard the day of the softball game.
The opening bid for a seat in the plane is $200, with minimum bidding increments of $20. Anyone can bid by calling Donna Paul at (803) 547-1895, or by emailing her at dynag1@yahoo.com.
Proceeds go to Eagle Rock Camp, which works with veterans.
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 each month.
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. For details on the Indian Land club, call (803) 230-4856. For details on the Lancaster club, call (302) 897-6030.
County Chess Club meets June 1
Lancaster County Chess Club meets June 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.
Bereaved parents meet June 4
A New Road, a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. June 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 June 4
The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. June 4 (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 with multiple sclerosis, caregivers, family and friends.
Photography Club meets June 5
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m.  June 5 (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.
Lancaster Lions meet June 6
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon June 6 (first and third Thursday each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 11305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.
NAMI support groups meet
• The National Alliance on Mental Illness Connections (for adults with mental health conditions) and Family Support groups meet at 6:15 p.m. June 6 (first Monday and third Thursday of each month) at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.nami-piedmont.org.
• The NAMI Family Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. June 6 (first Thursday of each month) in Room 203 at Transformation Church, 8978 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, contact Sue Korn at (704) 575-5928 or suekorn08@gmail.com.
First Friday in the Garden June 7
The next First Friday in the Garden program is 9:30 and 11 a.m. June 7 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson wil lead the free program on “Managing Fire Ants in the Landscape and Vegetable Garden.”
D-Day event at Museum of the Waxhaws
The Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw, N.C., will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day June 8 with re-enactors discussing the equipment and weaponry used by U.S. paratroopers, British soldiers and German infantry.
Local military historian Jack Clay will have a display of genuine military artifacts in the main museum. World War II veterans are encouraged to attend and share their experiences. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for children ages 6 through 12. Fees will not be charge for World War II veterans and one guest.
Genealogy club meets June 8
The Lancaster Genealogy Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 8 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Attendees may bring family trees, research information and their computers. For details, call (803) 273-9909.
Food Truck Saturday in Indian Land
Food Truck Saturday is 5-9 p.m. June 8 at the Indian Land High School practice football field. The event will include a DJ, inflatables and bubbles for kids. Featured food trucks include Dumplings Girls, The Chimi Spot, Bayou Betty Cajun Express, Chappell’s Snack Shack, Two Chicks and a Truck and Comfort Food on Wheels. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket.
Lancaster DAV to meet June 10
The Disabled American Veterans meets at 7 p.m. June 10 (second Monday of each month) at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.
Acting Out! day camp June 10-14
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will sponsor Acting Out!, a theater day camp for children ages 6-13 from 9 a.m.-4p.m. June 10-14 at First Baptist Church of Lancaster, 300 S. Market St.
Children will receive hands-on theatrical experience in a non-competitive, safe and fun environment. Using theater games and activities, children will learn to work together to create and present their own play.
The cost is $50 per child for the week. For details or to register, visit www.lancasterplayhouse.com. Space is limited.
AL Post 250, auxiliary meetings June 11
American Legion Post 250 and its auxiliary will meet June 11 (second Tuesday of each month) at Towne Tavern Indian Land, 9789 Charlotte Highway. The auxiliary will meet at 5 p.m.
After its meeting, the auxiliary and the post will eat together.
Post 250 will meet at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.
Sex assault support group meets
The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. June 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.
Caregiver group meets June 19
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. June 19 (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.
Camp GOTR at Gregory Family YMCA
Camp GOTR (Girls on the Run) is July 8-12 at the Gregory Family YMCA in Lancaster. The program is designed to address physical, emotional and social development in rising third- to fifth-grade girls, through fun and engaging lessons. Using an intentional curriculum that incorporates small and large group games, physical activity, interactive workshops and individual reflection, girls will learn valuable skills to help them build meaningful and positive connections with others. For details or more information about how to register as a volunteer or participant, visit www.gotrtricountysc or call (803) 620-3036, ext. 1.
Food distribution, free meal at HOPE
HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, offers surplus food distribution at 2:30 p.m. every Thursday. Surplus food distribution is available for the first 70 participants. Requirements include an S.C. picture ID and a piece of mail with your correct name and address to indicate that you reside in Lancaster County. Food distribution will be available in the HOPE parking lot.
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.
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.
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.
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 experiencing financial challenges, who are 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.
UW offers 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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