Coming Up 6-28-17

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A weekly listing of upcoming area events

Library offers free summer kids’ shows
Registration for Del Webb Library at Indian Land’s summer reading program, “Build a Better World,” is open online or at the library’s circulation desk, 7641 Charlotte Highway. There are programs for all ages, with prizes for reaching summer reading goals.   
The library also offers free elementary-age kids’ programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, including the S.C. Aquarium show June 28, magician Tim Sonefelt on July 12 and juggler Flow Circus on July 19. A limit of six tickets per person are available beginning at 9 a.m. and noon the day of the event.
The programs will wrap up with an ice cream party July 26 for those with reading records or medals.
For details, call (803) 548-9260 or visit www.lanclib.org.
Greenway offers summer concerts
The Matt Stratford Trio will play at 6:30 p.m. June 29 at the Greenway Summer Concert Series at the Anne Springs Close Greenway’s Comporium Ampitheater, 291 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. Gates open at 6 p.m. and parking is $5. Admission is free to members and $5 for non-members. Attendees are asked to bring a blanket and chairs. Food trucks will be on site and beverages will be sold.

Other concerts in the series are:
• Patrick Dodd Trio, July 6
• West Bolz & the One Trick Ponies, July 13
• Party Parrot Band, July 20
• J’Michael Peeples, July 27
• Mr. Nigel & Friends, Aug. 3
• Triple Play, Aug. 10
• HC Oakes Duo, Aug.17
• Joe “Elvis” Borelli & Band, Aug. 24
• Flashback, the Party Band, Aug. 31
Landsford offers guided paddles
The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation will host guided paddles June 29, July 6 and 13 at Landsford Canal State Park as part of the Kayaking (CREEK) Program. Sponsored by the J. Marion Sims Foundation, the events are free to the public. For details or to sign up, visit www.catawbariverkeeper.org/2017 /05/11/evening-paddles/.
Upcoming area blood drives posted
American Red Cross

• June 29: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Extended Stay America, 11525 N. Community House Road, Suite 100, Charlotte
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
• July 10: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lancaster County Council Chambers, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster
For details, call (404) 408-4075 or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.
Master Gardener class deadline June 30
The application deadline for the Master Gardener training for York, Chester and Lancaster counties is June 30. Classes will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 1-Nov. 7 at the York County Clemson Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St., York. The class covers all aspects of horticulture and includes some scheduled field trips. For details, email Paul Thompson at pthmpsn@clemson.edu or call (803) 684-9919, ext. 112.

Castaways perform June 30 in Lancaster
As part of Lancaster’s Finally Friday series, the Castaways will perform the music of the 1960s during a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. June 30 at Pecan Park, behind Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and settle in for an evening of music and fun. For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com.
NAMI family support group meets July 6
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. July 6, the first Thursday of the month, in Room 203 at Transformation Church, 8978 Charlotte Highway. For details, (803) 283-7437 or (803) 610-8174.
First Friday in the Garden July 7
Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead “The 10 Worst Weeds and How to Manage Them” program at the free First Friday in the Garden program at 11 a.m. July 7 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.
LCCA offers summer arts/sciences camps
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2017 Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences summer camps are:
• July 10-14, Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster
• July 17-21, Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 5908 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster
• July 24-28, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw
• July 31-Aug. 4, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
Camp runs 9 a.m.-noon each day. Registration, which includes snacks, T-shirt and supplies, is now $90 for LCCA members and $105 for non-members. Volunteer and scholarship opportunities available. For details, call (803) 285-7451.
Senior program on balance offered
Lancaster County Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster, will host “A Matter of Balance” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays July 11-Aug. 3. The free program is for older adults concerned about falling.

Family Fishing Clinic July 15

A free Family Fishing Clinic is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15 at Grandparents’ Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Instructors are SCCL Sport Fishing Club volunteers. The clinic will introduce the basics of fishing. Bait, rods and reels, and tackle will be provided. To register, call (803) 737-8483, email aquaced@dnr.sc.gov or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaced.

Ragtime/jazz piano concert July 16
The Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series will host its first summer classical pop concert, featuring ragtime/jazz pianist Ethan Uslan, at 2:30 p.m. July 16 in the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster.
Three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, Ethan Uslan will perform. He is a ragtime/jazz pianist from Charlotte. Admission is free. For details, call John Craig at (347) 604-2179.
HOPE offers Financial Bounce Back Program
HOPE in Lancaster now offers a 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.
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. Applications can be submitted in person from 8:30-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at HOPE, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, and should include a S.C. photo ID, Social Security card, DSS form (if receiving SNAP) and proof of all income. For details, call (803) 286-4673.
Marine Corps League to meet
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster. Active duty and former active duty Marines, FMF corpsmen and 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.
Vets Coffee Club meets Tuesday
The Veterans Coffee Club meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at CrossRidge Cafe, 2001 Prayer Center Drive. All veterans, military branches and ranks are invited to come tell stories, mingle and make new friends. For details, call (302) 897-6030.
AA meets at Belair UMC on Wednesday
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.
Del Webb Library offers storytime
The Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, offers these children’s events:
• Preschool storytime for ages 2 to 5 meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. No sign-up required.
• Itty Bitty Bookworms storytime for birth to age 2 meets 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Sign up at the library. Call (803) 548-9260 for details.

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.