Coming Up 7-4-18

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Charlesboro to hold July 4th Parade
The 39th annual Charlesboro July 4th Parade is 10:30 a.m. July 4 at Taxahaw Road from New Haven Baptist Church to Blackmon Cemetery near Highway 601. The pledge of allegiance and prayer at the church kick of the parade at 10:15 a.m. The parade lines up at the church on Taxahaw Road. To participate, safe vehicles must display an American flag. Floats for families, churches and groups are welcome. For details, call (843) 658-3555 or (803) 804-8837.

Heath Springs July 4th Parade/festival
The Heath Springs annual July 4th Parade and Summerfest is 4 p.m. July 4. The event will include vendors, music, food and a vintage car show. Entertainment includes Elvis Impersonator Matthew Spalding and music by Joe Young.
Vendor registration is $25 per table. The deadline for registration is June 29 with checks make payable to Heath Springs Activity Fund accepted.
Parade entry is free with ATVs, cars, walkers and floats welcome. Animals are not permitted. Line-up will begin at 3 p.m. on College St., Heath Springs. For details, call Donna Moree at (803) 273-2066.

Van Wyck club holds July 4 fundraiser
Van Wyck Community Development Club will host a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. July 4 at Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Lancaster. The event will include chicken and hot dog plates, free kids’ games and train rides and free entertainment at dark. Please bring lawn chairs. All proceeds benefit Van Wyck Community Development Club.


Lions Club meets July 5
The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon July 5 (first and third Thursday of each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

Greenway offers concerts

Anne Springs Close Greenway hosts the Greenway Summer Concert Series in the Comporium Amphitheater, 291 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. Gates open at 6 p.m.; music begins at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are free for greenway members and $5 per person for non-members. Parking is $5 per car. This month’s lineup is:
• July 5, Sulked Band 
• July 12, Jazz Revolution
• July 19, Chunky Daddy
• July 26, Diamonds & Whisky

• Aug. 2 – Mr. Nigel and Friends
• Aug. 9 – Party Parrot Band
• Aug. 16 – Triple Play
• Aug. 23 – Todd Johnson & the Revolvers
• Aug. 30 – Fantasy
For details, call (803) 547-4575 or visit www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-62.

Pest control talk July 6
 “Non-chemical Pest Management Ideas: is the subject of the next First Friday in the Garden program July 6, at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the program at 11 a.m. First Friday presentations are a free public service of Clemson Extension Service; the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department; and the Master Gardeners of York County.

Chess Club meets July 7
Lancaster County Chess Club meets the first Saturday of each month. The next meeting is July 7 at the Lancaster County Community Center, 508 E. Meeting St., Lancaster, with chess instruction 10-10:45 a.m. and games 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All are welcome. For details, visit carolinaschessfoundation.org or email info@carolinaschessfoundation.org.

Piano concert July 8
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 to meet
The Disabled American Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. The next meeting is July 9. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

Summer arts camps
The Lancaster County Council of the Arts 2018 Summer Smarts: Arts and Sciences summer camp dates are:
• July 9-13, Discovery School, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster
• July 16-20, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster
• July 23-27, First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson St., Kershaw
• July 30-Aug. 3, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
Camp runs 9 a.m.-noon each day. Registration is $90 for LCCA members and $105 for non-members. Registration includes daily snacks and supplies. Volunteer and scholarship opportunities are available. For details, call (803) 285-7451.

American Legion meets
Indian Land American Legion Post 250 meets July 10 at Cruzin Reubenz, 8390 Charlotte Highway, in Indian Land’s CrossCreek Shopping Center. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. (each person pays for their own meal) and the meeting begins at 6:45 p.m.
Triplets Jackson, Walker and Grey Reeves of Boy Scout Troop 502 will share their experiences earning their Eagle Scout awards. 

Upcoming blood drives
American Red Cross

• July 10, 2-6:30 p.m., Bojangles, 1325 N. Broome St., Waxhaw

• July 14, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, 8601 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte
• July 14, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge of Lancaster, 205 McCardell St., Lancaster
• July 19, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster
• July 19, 2:30-7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill
• July 19, noon-5 p.m., Coats and Clark, 3430 Torringdon Way 301, Charlotte
• July 20, noon-4:30 p.m., Morningstar Storage, 9791 Rea Road, Waxhaw
• July 21, noon-4:30 p.m., Inspire Dentistry of The Carolinas, 8810 Blakeney Professional Drive, Suite 120, Charlotte
• July 25, 2-6 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• July 12, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster

• July 17, 1-4 p.m., RedStone 14, 9650 RedStone Drive, Indian Land
• July 25, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Akzo Nobel, 1872 SC 9 West, Lancaster
• July 26, 1-4:30 p.m., Comporium Lancaster Plant Work Center, 318 Stewman St., Lancaster
• July 27, 3-6 p.m., IMPACT ONE Allstars, 429 Marvin Road, Zimmer Business Park Building 8, Indian Land
• July 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Anytime Fitness, 5090 Ridgeline Lane, Indian Land
To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

IL library hosts programs
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, offers summer reading programs for all ages through July 31. Sign up at the library or online at www.lanclib.org to track your reading for prizes.
The library will hold free children’s (ages 3 and up) programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free tickets are available at the circulation desk starting at 9 a.m. the day of the event. The next events are:
• July 11 – Magician Tim Sonefelt
• July 18 – ScienceTellers Interactive Science Storytellers
• July 25– Ice Cream Party Finale
The library also offers Itty Bitty Bookworms for ages 2 and under at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Thursdays; advanced registration is required. Family Story Time with stories, songs and an optional craft time is at 10 a.m. Fridays.
The IL library offers Tinker Tuesdays for teens July 17 with crafts and makerspace challenges. A Teen Lock-In with snacks, competitions, crafts and more is 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 27 at the Del Webb branch. It requires pre-registration and signed permission forms from guardians.
For details, call (803) 548-9261.

Photography Club meets July 11
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Nature Center, 1604 Highway 21 Bypass, Fort Mill. The club, led by professional photographer Jim Eisner, will meet the first Wednesday of every month. The club welcomes all levels of photographer and all styles of camera, from iPhones to DSLR.

Magic Needle Quilt Guild meets July 12

The Magic Needle Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Douglas Presbyterian Church, 2325 Sunday Place. Guests are welcome. The next meeting is July 12.

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ opens July 13

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will host performances of “Peter Pan Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. July 13-14 and 19-21 and 3 p.m. July 15 at Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for age 5 and under. For tickets, call Lancaster County Council of the Arts at (803) 285-7451 or buy tickets at the door. For details, visit www.lancasterplayhouse.com or www.facebook.com/theatreatCPLC.

Genealogy Club meets July 14
The Genealogy Club meets at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. The topic will be “Touching the Paper: How to Locate Family Documents.” Attendees are asked to bring examples of documents they have located. For details, call Ann Christie at (803) 273-9909.

Greenway guided tour July 14, 18
Anne Springs Close Greenway will host a Get to Know the Greenway guided tour at 9 a.m. July 14 and 18 at the Dairy Barn Entrance, 250 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. The van tour, which is led by the Greenway’s director, will leave the Greenway HQ promptly at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately an hour. No hiking required. Space is limited to eight. The event is free, but registration is necessary due to limited van capacity.

Exploring the Greenway guided hike July 14, 21

Anne Springs Close Greenway will hold an Exploring the Greenway Guided Hike at 10 a.m. July 14 and 21 starting at the Rush Pavillion, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. Led by a S.C. master naturalist, the hike will cover about two miles and take about one and a half hours. Exploring the Greenway hikes are offered twice a month throughout the year. No registration is required. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

July 17 American Legion day at Cruzin Reubenz

Cruzin Reubenz, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will host a special breakfast and lunch day in support of the IL American Legion 7 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17. Proceed will benefit the 2019 American Legion youth programs such as Boys State, Law Cadet, JROTC awards and Boy Scouts Good Citizenship medals. The lunch special will include burger and fries for $2.99.

Sexual assault support group meets monthly
The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at Clyburn Mangum Center, 106 N. York St., Lancaster. The next meeting is July 17. This is a closed group. For details or to register, call (803) 286-5232.

USCL hosts ‘Dinosaur Adventures’ July 19

USC Lancaster Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will host “Dinosaur Adventures with Dakota and Friends” from 1-2 p.m. July 19. Adult and child tickets are $5. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts. For details, call (803) 289-1486 or e-mail p.arts@lancastercitysc.com.

Classic car cruise-in July 19

Classic car cruise-ins are 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Highway 55, 683 Lancaster Bypass East, Lancaster. The next one is July 19. Cruise-ins will run through Oct. 15, weather permitting. All makes and models welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.

Moonlight kayak July 27
Anne Springs Close Greenway will host a moonlight kayak at 8:15 p.m. July 27 at the Rush Pavillion, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. Pricing is by kayak and reservation is required. Single kayaks are $15 and tandem kayaks are $20. Non-members are required to pay a $5 entry fee at the gate.

Finally Friday free concert July 27
See Lancaster, SC’s next free Finally Friday free concert features Chubby’s Karaoke on stage 6-8 p.m. July 27behind Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. The free concerts are held the last Friday of each month through September. The next concert features Pinz Grill, The Craft Stand and Red Hawg’s Pork Skins.
Other Finally Friday concerts will be Aug. 31, All Star Band; and Sept. 28, Whits End. The Craft Stand and Red Hawg’s Pork Skins will be at all concerts, along with other food vendors.
For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or contact Joe Timmons at jtimmons@lancastercitysc.com or (803) 289-1498.

Rally against domestic violence
A rally to fight against domestic violence will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28 at Hope on the Hill, 612 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Early registration is available for $10 until July 15 and includes a T-shirt, wristband and meal ticket. After July 15 registration will cost $11. Packet pick-up is 6-8 p.m. July 27 at Greater Frazier AME Zion Church, 101 N. Willow Lake Road, Lancaster.
Saundra Adams and Chancellor Lee Adams will speak and there will be a basketball tournament, food, games and a performance by gospel rap artist Prophecy of Columbus, Ohio. Registration for the basketball tournament is an additional $10 per team member. For details or to register, contact Terrance Barr at (803) 320-4496 or tdbarr70@yahoo.com or Keisa McIlwain-Barr at (803) 320-4483 or k.mcilwainbarr@yahoo.com.

Marine Corps League meets July 31
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. July 31 (the 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.

MS support group meets Aug. 7
The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in room 206 at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. Park and enter at the front entrance of the church. Meetings (the first Tuesday of every month) are open to those living with multiple sclerosis, caregivers, family and friends.

Vets Coffee Club meets weekly
The Veterans Coffee Club meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays in the Ray Dunsmore Coffee Room at CrossRidge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land. All veterans, military branches and ranks are invited to come tell stories, mingle and make new friends. For details, call (803) 230-4856 or (302) 897-6030.

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 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. Lancaster County seniors may apply for vouchers from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. July 3 and 5 at Lancaster Bowling Center, 1352 Reece Road.
Applications should include a S.C. picture ID, Social Security card, DSS form (if receiving SNAP) and proof of all income. For details, call (803) 286-4673.

HOPE offers Financial Bounce Back program
HOPE in Lancaster now offers the 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.

Hospice needs 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.

AA meets weekly at Belair
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.

Caregiver support group meets

Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. the 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.

CCA offers help with energy bills

The Lancaster County office of Carolina Community Actions Inc. is taking applications to help 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 posts schedule for van to Columbia

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.

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.