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Coming Up 6-19-19

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Library hosts summer events
Del Webb Library’s “Universe of Stories” summer reading program offers free children’s events at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Indian Land branch, 7641 Charlotte Highway. Tickets are given out at 9 a.m. and noon the day of each show due to limited space. The remaining events are:

• June 19: Space Stories & Crafts

•June 26: Pork Chop Productions.
• July 3: Storyteller Tony Marr
• July 10: Magical Storyteller Mark Daniel
• July 17: Bright Star Theater
• July 24: Sciencetellers
• July 31: Ice Cream Party Finale

Itty Bitty Bookworms (ages 2 and under) is 9:30, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Thursdays. The Little Tinkers maker-spaces for preschoolers-second-graders, and third-graders-up, are 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays in June and July. Register at the library, call (803) 548-9260 or email mkeeble@lancastercountysc.net.
Summer events for teens at 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays include Paint the Universe on June 25, Building Our Imagination on July 9 and Aliens, Rocks and Goo (Oh, my!) on July 23. Teens wrap up their summer reading fun at the Teen Lock-In 4:30-7 p.m July 26 with snacks, crafts and more fun. Teens must pre-register for the lock-in and turn in signed permission forms from guardians before the event.
For a schedule of events, visit www.lanclib.org or the Del Webb Library Facebook page.
Upcoming area blood drives posted
American Red Cross
• June 20, 2:30-7 p.m., Flint Hill Fire Department, 1950 S.C. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
One Blood
• June 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ballantyne Corporate Park, 15940 Brixham Hill Ave., Charlotte
• June 20, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Sharonview Federal Credit Union, 1081 Red Ventures Drive, Indian Land
• June 22, 2-7p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land
• June 24, 5-8 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement,181 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
• June 25, 2-5 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land
To make an appointment, visit www.oneblood.org or call (888) 59-BLOOD.
Feral hogs, coyotes workshop June 20
The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District will host a Management of Feral Hogs and Coyotes Workshop for landowners 6-8 p.m. June 20 at the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse, 104 N. Main St., Lancaster. Dr. Corey Heaton with Clemson University Cooperative Extension will speak. Fee is $5 and includes snacks and program materials. Sign up at www.lancasterswcd.com or call (803) 286-4455, ext. 100.
Monthly classic car cruise-ins
Classic car cruise-ins will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Highway 55, 683 S.C. 9 Bypass East, Lancaster. The next one is June 20. Cruise-ins will run through Oct. 17, weather permitting. All makes and models welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.
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 20 (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. July 4 (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.
Lancaster Lions meet June 20
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon June 20 (first and third Thursday each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 11305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

Explore 4-H Camp June 20-21
The Explore 4-H Camp is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20-21 at the Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St., Fort Lawn. The camp will feature a variety of fun activities that cover many of the programs offered in 4-H, including 4-H STEAM, natural resources, agriculture and animal sciences, and leadership. For details, contact Lancaster County 4-H Agent Steve Hucks at chucks@clemson.edu or (803) 283-3302.
Lunch and Learn on cemeteries June 21
The next Lunch and Learn program is noon June 21 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Joe Timmons will present “A Walk through Lancaster County Cemeteries and Graveyards,” discussing the funny, twisted and scary stories of some of the people buried in Lancaster County. For details, call (803) 313-7172.
‘Greater Tuna’ now playing in FM
Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 220 Main St., Fort Mill, presents “Greater Tuna,” a two-person show featuring disc jockeys at Radio OKKK in the third smallest town in Texas. Shows are 7:30 p.m. June 21 and 22 and 3 p.m. June 23. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students, available at www.fortmillplayhouse.org or (803) 548-8102. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.
Apply for Master Gardener program
The Master Gardener program for York, Chester and Lancaster counties is accepting applications for the next class, starting Aug. 7. Classes will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 13 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Applications are due by June 21. For details or to receive an application, email pthmpsn@clemson.edu or call (803) 684-9919, ext. 112.
Ballroom Dance Club meets June 21
The Ballroom Dance Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 21 in the Oak Room at Fort Mill Golf Club, 101 Country Club Drive, Fort Mill. Admission is $10 per person and includes a 30-minute dance lesson. Light refreshments will be provided. The dress code is dressy casual. All skill levels welcome. For details, call (980) 297-1602.

Ag+Art Tour tour kicks off June 21
The Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour kick-off event is 6-10 p.m. June 21 at Benford Brewing Co., 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster. The event is free and will feature on-site artisans, food trucks and outdoor family games. Flatland Express Bluegrass wil perform 6-8 p.m. and Fiftywatt Freight Train 8:30-10 p.m.
The event kicks off Lancaster County’s seventh year in the South Carolina Ag+Art Tour, the nation’s largest free farm tour, which includes 11 counties throughout June. Lancaster County farms and cultural sites will welcome visitors 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22 and 1-5 p.m. June 23, offering visitors the opportunity to see first-hand where local products come from.
Eleven agricultural locations – Lancaster County Farmers Market, Native American Studies Center, The Ivy Place, North Corner Haven, Dixie Bee Supply & Country Store, Griff’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Historic Craig Farm, Benford Brewing Co., Simple Faith Ranch, Rich Hill Farms and  Fox Trot Farms, with artisans demonstrating and selling original, handcrafted items – are featured on the self-guided tour. In addition, Dianne Mahaffee’s Fine Art & Clay Studio will open for tours, exhibits and demonstrations.
Tour guide booklets with maps and listings of all agricultural sites and artisans are available in advance at S.C. Welcome Centers, The Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, or at any tour location during that weekend. For details, visit http://www.agandarttour.com/lancaster and  https://www.facebook.com/agandartlancaster.

Native American Studies Center hosts art festival
Shop for unique, handmade Indigenous art at the Native American Art and Craft Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center.
Held in conjunction with the annual Ag+Art Tour, the festival el will feature artwork and demonstrations from established and emerging Native American artisans from North and South Carolina, selling pottery, paper art, beadwork, baskets and more.
Crafts, decorative items, mixed-media artwork and more will be featured from six Native American tribal groups, including the Catawba, Cherokee, Pee Dee and Ojibwa.
Guided tours of the Leaf and Petal Club’s Native-inspired garden also will be given at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., though guests may look at the garden during the day at their convenience. 
The Native American Art and Craft Festival, as well as admission to the Native American Studies Center, are free and open to the public.

For more information about the center, call (803) 313-7172 or visit www.sc.edu/lancaster/nativeamericanstudiescenter.

 

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IL VFW Post 12136 meets June 22
Indian Land VFW Post 12136 meets June 22 at Brews Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. There is a meet-and-greet at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 9:30. All veterans and guests are welcome. For details, visit www.vfw12136.org.
Food Truck Saturday is June 22
Food Truck Saturday is 5-9 p.m. June 22 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.
Colonial Tavern Night is June 22
The Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw, will hosts its annual fundraiser and celebrate Colonial Tavern Night June 22. The event will feature entertainment, music and colonial re-enactors. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served in two seatings – at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and two tickets for beer, wine or games.

AJ State Park holds concert, volunteer social
The annual Friends of AJ State Park Volunteer Appreciation Social and Concert will be 2-5 p.m. June 23 at Shelter 1 and the amphitheater.
Volunteers are asked to sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4FAAAF2EA31-volunteer or contact Holly Massey at hmassey@outlook.com.
The concert, which features Raymond Franklin and Friends, begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. The group plays everything from Americana, classic rock and country to blues and soulful R&B.
Park admission is $2 adults, $1.25 S.C. seniors; and free for ages 15 and younger. For more information, call the park at (803) 285-3344.
Andrew Jackson State Park is at 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, nine miles north of the city of Lancaster.
Indian Land SAR meets June 25
The Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter meets 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 25 in Hickory Tavern’s Oak Room, 8364 Charlotte Highway. Lunch is 12:30-2:30 p.m. Members, spouses, Daughters of the American Revolution and those interested in joining should attend. Meetings are open to the public. The group will assist if you are unsure about your patriot lineage. For details, contact John Marker at (704) 843-6930 or jmarker@carolina.rr.com.
Marine Corps League to meet June 25
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. June 25 (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.
United Way Community Campaign celebration
United Way of Lancaster County will celebrate its 2018-19 Community Campaign at 5:45 p.m. June 27 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Those interested in attending should RSVP by June 21 by calling (803) 283-8923 or emailing liveunited@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 each month.
Vets Coffee Clubs meet Tuesdays
The Veterans Coffee Clubs meet at 8 a.m. Tuesdays. The Indian Land group meets at CrossRidge Cafe, 2001 Parkway 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.
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. June 27 (last Thursday of each month). The show is free, but donations are appreciated.
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 the second Saturday of the month (July 13), and Midnight Run performs the last Saturday of the month (June 29). Admission is $10 each and proceeds benefit Christian Services.
Flipside performs June 29
The Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation, the Craig Farm Historical Preservation Foundation and the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host Flipside in concert at 7 p.m. June 29 at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the annual expenses of the cultural arts center. For details or to buy tickets, visit LCCARTS.net/tickets or call (803) 285-7451.
Indian Land Alumni Reunion is June 30
The Indian Land Alumni Reunion for classes graduating 1930 through 1986 will be June 30 at the Indian Land Elementary School cafeteria. The event will be a covered dish lunch (drinks supplied), with a short program and most of the time reserved for visiting with fellow Indian Land alumni. Doors will open at 10 a.m., and lunch will begin at 1 p.m. For details, call reunion chairman Bob Harris at (843) 230-6197.
Bereaved parents meet July 2
A New Road, a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. July 2 (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 July 2
The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. July 2 (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 July 3
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. July 3 (first Wednesday of every month) at the Adventure Center, 194 Adventure Road, Fort Mill. The club, led by photographer Jim Eisner, welcomes all skill levels and all camera styles. Free for greenway members, $5 for others. For details, contact SaraLee@ascgreenway.org.
County Chess Club meets July 6
Lancaster County Chess Club meets July 6 (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.
LCCA offers Arts and Sciences Camps
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will sponsor its annual Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences Camps for children ages 5-12.
Camps are 9 a.m.-noon the week of July 8 at the Discovery School in Lancaster, July 15 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Buford, July 22 at First Baptist Church in Kershaw and July 29 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Indian Land.
Registration is $90 for LCCA members and $105 for non-members, which includes daily snacks, a T-shirt and supplies. Volunteer and scholarship opportunities are available. For details or registration forms, call (803) 285-7451 or email arts.takepart@gmail.com.
Lancaster DAV to meet July 8
The Disabled American Veterans meets at 7 p.m. July 8 (second Monday of each month) at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.
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.
AL Post 250, auxiliary meetings July 9
The American Legion Post 250 and its auxiliary will meet July 9 (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.
Garden program on bamboo July 12
The next First Friday in the Garden program is 9:30 and 11 a.m. July 12 at Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the free program on “Things You Can Make With Bamboo.”
Rockets Away 4-H Day Camp
The Rockets Away 4-H Day Camp is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. July 17 at the Kershaw Library, 3855 Fork Hill Road, Kershaw, and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. July 18 at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. For details, contact Lancaster County 4-H Agent Steve Hucks at chucks@clemson.edu or (803) 283-3302.
Genealogy club meets July 13
The Lancaster Genealogy Club will meet at 1 p.m. July 13 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. The club will address individual’s requests for help with research problems and inventory historical letters and genealogy sources from the Lindsay Pettus collection. Attendees may bring family trees, research information and their computers. For details, call (803) 273-9909.
Sex assault support group meets
The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. July 16 (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 July 17
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. July 17 (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.

All About Wildlife 4-H Camp
The All About Wildlife 4-H Camp is July 24 at Andrew Jackson State Park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, Lancaster, and July 25 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck. The first day will involve learning about wildlife through hands-on activities  and the second day will feature a special guest from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to teach outdoor safety and the hunter-education course. At the end of the day, the campers will have the opportunity to complete the Hunter Education Certification Test, which is required for most hunters in South Carolina. For details, contact Lancaster County 4-H Agent Steve Hucks at chucks@clemson.edu or (803) 283-3302.
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 Parkway 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.

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.