Coming Up 6-26-19

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Library hosts 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 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 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.

Adults may turn in reading logs for every three books they read this summer to be entered into weekly drawings for prizes.

The last day to turn in reading logs for all ages is July 31.
For a complete schedule of events, visit www.lanclib.org or the Del Webb Library Facebook page.

Area blood drives posted
American Red Cross

• June 26, 2:30-7 p.m., Pleasant Hill United Methodist, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
• June 29, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Southern Spirits, 9989 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land
• July 2, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Starbucks, 11510 Waverly Center Drive, Charlotte

• July 6, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 5009 Lake Vista Blvd., Fort Mill
• July 7, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Road, Charlotte
• July 10, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 921 Park Center Drive, Matthews, N.C.
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
One Blood
• June 26, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Atrium Health - CMC Pineville, 10628 Park Road, Charlotte
• June 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill
• June 28, 3-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill
• June 29, 9 a.m.-noon, The Reserve at Gold Hill, 631 Quicksilver Trail, Fort Mill
• June 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Blacklion, 10635 Park Road, Charlotte
• June 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Omegas Blood Drive, Rock Hill Galleria, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill
• June 29, 2-7 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill
• July 1, 2:30-6:30 p.m., Waffle House, 2553 Cherry Road, Rock Hill
• July 2, 3-7 p.m., Workout Anytime, 1347 E. Main St., Rock Hill
• July 4, 10 a.m.-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.
UW celebration June 27
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.
Balsam Grove in concert
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.
Finally Friday in Lancaster
Finally Friday in Lancaster is 7-9 p.m. June 28 at 201 S. Main St., Lancaster, featuring music from The Phazar Band and July 4 fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. For details, call (803) 286-1145 or visit www.lancastercitysc.com.
Saturday dances at LBC
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 cultural arts center. For details or to buy tickets, visit LCCARTS.net/tickets or call (803) 285-7451.



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Shelter animal adoption event June 29
The Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters of S.C. (LASS) will host a kitten adoption event  10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 29 at Petco, 7790 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Adoption fees are $80 and include spay/neutering, worming and shots. 
IL Alumni Reunion June 30
The Indian Land Alumni Reunion for classes graduating 1930 through 1986 will be June 30 at the Indian Land Elementary School cafeteria, 4137 Doby’s Bridge Road, Indian Land.
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.
Military Days at Carowinds
Carowinds theme park in Fort Mill will celebrate Military Days June 30-July 8. The park will offer free admission to active, inactive or retired U.S. service men and women with a valid military ID. Weather permitting, the Celebrate America Fireworks Show begins at 9:30 p.m. July 4.
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. July 1 (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 that meets at Transformation Church won't meet in July, due to the Independence Day holiday. It will meet 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1 (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.
Bereaved parents meet
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
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.
Photo 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.
Van Wyck holds July 4 event
The Van Wyck Community Development Club will host a July 4 fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. July 4 at Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck. The event will include chicken and hot dog plates, free kids’ games and train rides and free entertainment at dark. Please bring lawn chairs. Proceeds benefit the VW Community Development Club.
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.
July 4 Summer Pops concert
Ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan will be in concert at 2:30 p.m. July 8 at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster, as part of the Vivian Major Robinson concert series. The event is cosponsored by Lancaster County Council of the Arts. Will-call tickets ($15 each) are available at (803) 285-7451 or lccarts.net.
Lancaster DAV meets 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.
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.
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. Guest speaker is Kirk Johnston, park manager at Andrew Jackson State Park and chairman of the board of the Old English District Tourism Region. 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 Daughters of the American Revolution John Foster Chapter from Union County, N.C., will present a program on DAR genealogy resources and history. For details, call Ann Christie at (803) 273-9909.
Food Truck Saturday July 13
The Indian Land High School PTSO will host Food Truck Saturday 5-9 p.m. July 13 at the Indian Land High School football practice field. Featured food trucks include The Chimi Spot, Caribbean Buzz, Bayou Betty Cajun Express, Dumpling Girls, Chappell’s Snack Shack and Comfort on Wheels. The event will also include a DJ, inflatables and waterslide. Bring your own chair or blanket.
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.
Lancaster Lions meet July 18
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon July 18 (first and third Thursday each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 11305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.
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 July 18. Cruise-ins will run through Oct. 17, weather permitting. All makes and models welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.
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.
Ballroom Dance Club meets July 19
The Ballroom Dance Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 19 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.
IL VFW Post 12136 meets July 27
Indian Land VFW Post 12136 meets July 27 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.
Marine Corps League to meet July 30
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. July 30 (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.
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.
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.

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