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Coming Up 7-17-19

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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. Remaining events are July 17: Bright Star Theater, July 24: Sciencetellers and 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 and up, are 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Register at the library, call (803) 548-9260 or email mkeeble @lancastercountysc.net.
Summer events for teens at 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays include 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.
Rockets Away 4-H Day Camp July 18
The Rockets Away 4-H Day Camp is 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.
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.
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 18 (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 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.
KVLT speaker on bugs July 18
The Katawba Valley Land Trust will host Kristen Schmucker for a presentation on “Backyard Bugs” at 7 p.m. July 18 at the Carole Ray Dowling Center, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Schmucker has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bridgewater College and a master’s degree in entomology from Clemson University. For details, call (803) 285-5801.
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.
Area blood drives posted
American Red Cross

• July 18, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster
• July 18, 2:30-7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill
• July 19, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., American Legion Post 208, 801 E. South Main St., Waxhaw
• July 24, 2-6 p.m., St. Luke United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
One Blood
• July 19, 3-8 p.m., Stonecrest Shopping Center, 7718 Rea Road, Charlotte
• July 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville
• July 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterside at the Catawba, 636 MacKenzie Falls Drive, Fort Mill
• July 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Arboretum Shopping Center, 8008 Providence Road, Charlotte
• July 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill
To make an appointment, visit www.oneblood.org or call (888) 59-BLOOD.
Lunch and Learn program July 19
The next Lunch and Learn will be at noon July 19 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Tariq Ghaffar from the S.C. Heritage Trust Program will discuss “How Most Archaeology Gets Done in South Carolina,” explaining the three phases of a dig – survey, testing and mitigation. For details, call (803) 313-7172.
50 Plus Club hosts all-white attire dance
The 50 Plus Club will host its annual all-white attire dance at 9 p.m. July 19 at the American Legion, 823 S. Main St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 577-0465.
On a Beach Bash at Benford July 20
Local band Sugarshine will host the On a Beach Bash 1-9 p.m. July 20 at Benford Brewing Co., 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster. Admission is $10. Kids under 12 get in free. It will feature live performances by Sugarshine, Jahson & The Natty Vibez, Good Talk, Zach Fowler and Bubba Love. The Cousins Maine Lobster Truck and other food and art vendors will be on site, with a paintball shooting gallery, photo booth, face painting, bounce houses and more. For details, visit Sugarshine’s Facebook page.
Christmas in July at The Craft Stand
The Craft Stand, 134 S. Main Street, Lancaster, will host a Christmas in July party at 5 p.m. July 24. The Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will be on-site. At 6 p.m. July 25, it will host an R-rated performance of “The 8: Reindeer Monologues” by the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County. Tickets for the play are $10 each, available by calling (803) 285-7451.
LCCA offers summer arts/science camps
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will sponsor its annual Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences Camps for children ages 5-12 from 9 a.m. to noon the week of 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.
Balsam Grove in concert July 25
Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, hosts bluegrass band Balsam Grove in concert at 7 p.m. July 25 (last Thursday of each month). The show is free, but donations toward the community center’s upkeep are appreciated.
Finally Friday in Lancaster
Finally Friday in Lancaster is 7-9 p.m. July 26 at 201 S. Main St., Lancaster. Bring a lawn chair. For details, call (803) 286-1145 or visit www.lancastercitysc.com.
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.
Saturday night 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 (Aug. 10), and Midnight Run performs the last Saturday of the month (July 27). Admission is $10 each and proceeds benefit Christian Services.
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.
CPLC presents ‘9 to 5: The Musical’
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will perform “9 to 5: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-4 and at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 at the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive,  Lancaster. The musical is based on the 1980 hit movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children ages 5 and under. For tickets, call (803) 285-7451.
Vets Coffee Clubs meet
The Veterans Coffee Clubs meet at 8 a.m. Tuesdays. The Indian Land group meets at CrossRidge Cafe, 2001 Parkway Drive, Indian Land, and the 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.
Chess Club meets Aug. 3
Lancaster County Chess Club meets Aug. 3 (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 Aug. 6
A New Road, a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 (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 Aug. 6
The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 (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 Aug. 7
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 (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.

Genealogy club meets Aug. 10
The Lancaster Genealogy Club will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. For details, call Ann Christie at (803) 273-9909.
Next Food Truck Saturday is Aug. 10
The Indina Land High School PTSO will host another Food Truck Saturday 5-9 p.m. Aug. 10, sponsored by Cultivate Health Chiropractic. All activities will be complementary, thanks to them. There will be a DJ, inflatables, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids, as well as craft vendors.
Lancaster DAV meets Aug. 12
The Disabled American Veterans meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 (second Monday of each month) at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.
Post 250, auxiliary meet Aug. 13
The American Legion Post 250 and its auxiliary will meet Aug. 13 (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.
Artists needed for Paws on Parade
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is calling for Lancaster County artists to design fiberglass dogs for the second litter of Paws on Parade dogs. For details or to obtain an application, call (803) 285-7451 or email arts.takepart@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15.

Sex assault support group meets
The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 (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 Aug. 21
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. Aug. 21 (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.
Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is issuing a call for artists for the 2019 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition. The juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older. Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award.
Artists may submit up to two paintings, which must be delivered to the LCCA at 201 W. Gay St., during office hours Aug. 28-30. All paintings must be framed and ready to hang with screw eyes and wire, and identified on the back with the name of the artist, title, medium and price.
The community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October.
The artist reception is 3-5 p.m. Sept. 15. The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to the public, sponsored by the Hagins Family, LCCA and the Lancaster County Art League. For details, visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, call (803) 285-7451 or email lccarts.net.
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.
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.
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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