Coming Up 7-19-17

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Library offers free 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 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 Party Parrot Band will play at 6:30 p.m. July 20 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:

- 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

Kids’ Wonka play continues this week

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will present its children’s performance of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 7:30 p.m. July 20-22 in the Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for kids 10 and under. Advance tickets are available at the Lancaster County Arts Council, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7451.

Agape hosts free Bingo Bash on July 21

Agape Hospice will host a free Bingo Bash for ages 55 and older at 2 p.m. July 21 at Glenrock Baptist Church, 1815 N. Doby’s Bridge Road, Fort Mill. 

Ten games will be played, with free refreshments and prizes. For details or to RSVP, call Kay G. Lee at (803) 517-2021 or email Kaylee@agapesenior.com.

Lunch and Learn hosts Jackson speaker

Dr. Andrew Frank, author of “The Red Stick War in Florida: Rethinking Jackson, the Creek Nation and the First Seminole War,” will speak at noon-1 p.m. July 21 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, as part of USC Lancaster’s free Lunch and Learn Series. 

Upcoming area blood drives posted

American Red Cross

- July 22: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Burn Boot Camp, 9030 G Northfield Drive, 521 Perimeter Commerce Park, Indian Land

- July 27: 2:30-6 p.m., Cranfield Academy, 11745 Providence Road, Charlotte

- July 29: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Southern Spirits, 9989 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land

For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

-  July 21: 7:30-10:30 a.m., City of Tega Cay Community Bloodmobile, 15077 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay

- July 22: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Emily Sanders student drive, American Legion of Rock Hill, 524 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill

- July 28: 3:30-6 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill

For details, call (404) 408-4075 or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

LCCA offers summer arts/sciences camps

The remaining Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2017 Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences summer camps are:

- 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.

Council on Aging offers balance help

Lancaster County Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster, hosts “A Matter of Balance” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 3. The free program is for older adults concerned about falling.

Community Playhouse auditions July 24-25 

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will hold auditions for its production of “Little Shop of Horrors” 6-8 p.m. July 24-25 at the Springs House, 210 W. Gay St., Lancaster. 

Participants should be prepared for a cold read and arrange a musical selection. No a cappella performances allowed. Performance dates are Oct. 6-8 and 12-17.

Learn about native-plant landscaping

“Inviting Nature into Your Landscape with Native Plants” will be the topic at the July 27 meeting of the Piedmont Chapter of the S.C. Native Plant Society at the Museum York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.

Lisa Tompkins, a North Carolina landscape designer and owner of Carolina Heritage Nursery in Waxhaw, will speak at 7:30 p.m., following a meet and greet in the museum garden at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting is open to society members and anyone interested in joining the nonprofit organization, dedicated to the preservation of native plants. 

For details, call (803) 242-9545 or email mstewart@truvista.net.

Ballroom Dance Club meets July 28

The Ballroom Dance Club will meet July 28 in the Oak Room of Fort Mill Golf Course, 101 Country Club Drive, Fort Mill. 

Guests will pay $15 per couple, $7.50 for singles which includes a 30-minute dance lesson. Dances include swing and shag. Light refreshments are provided; participants may bring wine. Dress casual. All skill levels are welcome. For details, call (803) 389-4679 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NTACT Band & Show at next Finally Friday

As part of Lancaster’s Finally Friday series, the NTACT Band & Show will perform during a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. July 28 behind Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com.

Pam Taylor to perform at Craft Stand

The Craft Stand, 134 S. Main St., Lancaster, will host an American roots and blues performance by Lancaster native Pam Taylor from 7:30-10 p.m. July 28. Admission is free. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/thecraftstand/.

Piephoff speaks at women’s club

The Lower Providence Community House, 9735 Community House Road, Charlotte, will host its women’s club at 3 p.m. July 30. Taylor Piephoff, local naturalist and wildlife expert, will speak on “Feeders and Food for Specific Species.” Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of the historic site.

NAMI family support group meets Aug. 3

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 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 program Aug. 4

The free First Friday in the Garden program is at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the program with the topic of “All Roundups are Not Created Equal.”

Open Mic Night Aug. 10

CrossRidge Café, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land, will hold an Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10. This free event is family-friendly and is open to performers and audiences of all ages.

Performances must be no longer than five minutes, be appropriate for a general audience, include no profanity or vulgarity, stay within the 5-by-10-feet-wide stage dimensions and be set up before and cleared out after the performance within 90 seconds. 

CrossRidge Café will provide up to two microphones, a DI box for instrument amplification and chairs and stools.

Interested performers should email openmic@crossridgecafe.com and must provide the performer’s first and last name, what type of performance, the city and state of residence, a brief bio that will be used to introduce you and an MP3 file of audio if needed for the performance.

Greenway golf tournament Aug. 19

The Lindsay Pettus Greenway Golf Tournament is at 9 a.m. Aug. 19 at Lancaster Golf Club, 1821 Springs Club Road, Lancaster. It costs $200 for a four-man team and includes lunch, door prizes and gift bags. Prizes include $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $100 for third place and prizes for the closest to pin and longest drive. Teams may register at the golf course or email Katsul@comporium.net before Aug. 16.

Tantrum performs Aug. 25

As part of Lancaster’s Finally Friday series, Tantrum will perform during a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com.

“Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building”

Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County will hold its fifth annual “BBB” or “Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building” event 5-9 p.m. Aug. 26 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium and Arnold Multi-purpose Room, 476 Hubbard Drive, with dinner served 5-7 p.m.

Barbecue plates include pulled pork, baked beans, mac and cheese, roll, drink and homemade banana pudding. 

Hot dog plates include two hot dogs, buns, slaw, baked beans, chili, condiments, drink and banana pudding. 

Craft beer from Benford Brewing, poured by the Craft Stand, is available separately.

The event features performances by the Larry Stephenson Band, The Hinson Girls, Flatland Express and the Sun City Cloggers.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, if available. The event has sold out every year. Tickets can be ordered on www.habitatlancastersc.com or by calling (803) 283-1203.

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 e-mail 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.

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