Coming Up 6-5-19

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Upcoming area blood drives posted
American Red Cross

• June 5, 2:30-7 p.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill
• June 10, 2-6:30 p.m., Bojangles, 1325 N. Broome St., Waxhaw. Donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.
• June 12, 1-5:30 p.m., Sweet Repeats, 615 W. South Main St., Waxhaw

• June 13, 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.
One Blood
• June 6, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster
• June 7, noon-5 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement, 2508 Cuthbertson Road, Waxhaw
• June 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill
• June 9, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 W. S.C. 160, Fort Mill
• June 9, 3-6 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill
• June 10, 3-7 p.m., Planet Fitness, 825 Crossroads Plaza, Suite 23, Fort Mill
• June 11, 1-4 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land
To make an appointment, visit www.oneblood.org or call (888) 59-BLOOD.
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.
NAMI support groups meet June 6
• 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.
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.
Candlelight vigil June 6 in Van Wyck
The Van Wyck community will hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. June 6 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, to remember loved ones who lost their lives to alcohol and drugs. For details, call (704) 763-4129.
Garden program on fire ants June 7
The next First Friday in the Garden program on fire ants in the garden is 9:30 and 11 a.m. June 7 at Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the free program on “Managing Fire Ants in the Landscape and Vegetable Garden.”
D-Day event June 8 at Waxhaw museum
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 in the war, with a display of military artifacts in the main museum. World War II vets are encouraged to attend and share their experiences. The museum will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children ages 6-12. Fees will not be charged for World War II vets and one guest each.
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 (June 8), and Midnight Run performs the last Saturday of the month (June 29). Admission is $10 each and proceeds benefit Christian Services.
Free summer concert June 9
The Celebration of Summer concert is 3 p.m. June 9 at Christ Episcopal Church, 534 Plantation Road, Lancaster.
This year’s show will feature chamber music trios, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” Argentinian movie composer Frank Sanucci’s “Lament” and “Precious Lord.”  
Admission and parking are free, but donations for the church and Lancaster County Arts Council are welcome. For details, email erinmoonkelly@hotmail.com.
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! theater 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.-4 p.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, they will 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.
AL Post 250, auxiliary meetings June 11
Ken Obriot, president of the Friends of the Buford Massacre,  will speak to the American Legion Post 250 and its auxiliary on 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.
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.
Pond Management Workshop June 13
The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District Board will host a Pond Management Workshop for landowners 9 a.m.-noon June 13 in the meeting room of the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse, 104 N. Main St., Lancaster.
The course will discuss aquatic weed problems in local ponds and how they are being controlled. Topics also include pond stocking, fish health, population balance, water chemistry and pond fertilization.
The workshop offers two hours of continuing credit for private pesticide applicators.
The registration fee is $5 and includes snacks and program materials. Sign up at www.lancasterswcd.com or (803) 286-4455, ext. 100.
LCCA annual meeting, reception
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host its annual meeting, donor appreciation and reception 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. Please RSVP to (803) 285-7451.
McCorkle to discuss ‘The Buddy Plan’ June 15
The Honoring our Veterans Club of Sun City and the Friends of Del Webb Library will host Don McCorkle and friends Ron Dunn, Bruce Logan and Jacky Bayne at 10 a.m. June 15 at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land. McCorkle will discuss his book “The Buddy Plan,” which tells the true story of his and Bayne’s enlistment in the Vietnam War under the Buddy Plan. The event is free and open to the public. For details, email ginny@dbfcomputer.com.
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.
Genealogy club meets June 15
The Lancaster Genealogy Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 15 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.
Lancaster Children’s Home Dice Run
The second annual Lancaster Children’s Home Dice Run is June 15. Sign-up starts at 10 a.m. at Cooters in Lancaster, with kickstands up at 12:15 p.m. and last bike in at 5 p.m. Registration is $20 per bike and $30 for couples, and includes a barbecue plate. The event will include a live auction, silent auction and live music, with t-shirts available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Lancaster Children’s Home. For details, call (803) 328-9792.
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.
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 Lancaster Bypass E., 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.
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 in the meeting room of the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse, 104 N. Main St., Lancaster. Dr. Corey Heaton with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension will speak. The registration fee is $5 and includes snacks and program materials. Sign up is available at www.lancasterswcd.com or by calling (803) 286-4455, ext. 100.
Lunch and Learn 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.
Ag+Art Tour kick-off event
The Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour kick-off event starts at 6:10 p.m. June 21 at Benford Brewing Company, 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.
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. All veterans and guests are welcome. For details, visit www.vfw12136.org.
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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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