Coming Up 8-9-17

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Greenway offers summer concerts

Triple Play will play at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 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:

- HC Oakes Duo, Aug.17

- Joe “Elvis” Borelli, Aug. 24

- Flashback, the Party Band, Aug. 31

Area blood drives posted

American Red Cross

- Aug. 11: 2-6:30 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, 1005 University Drive, Lancaster

- Aug. 13: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Fort Mill Moose Lodge, 1676 Harris Road, Fort Mill

- Aug. 15: 2:30-7 p.m., Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill

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

Community Blood Center                     of the Carolinas

-  Aug. 9: 1-4:30 p.m. Comporium Lancaster Plant Work Center, 318 Stewman St., Lancaster

- Aug. 14: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill

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

CrossRidge offers    Open Mic Night Aug. 10

CrossRidge Café, 3000 World Reach Drive, will hold Open Mic Night 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10. This free event is family-friendly and 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 will provide up to two microphones, a DI box for instrument amplification and chairs and stools.

Performers should email openmic@crossridgecafe.com and provide the performer’s name, what type of performance, city and state of residence, a brief bio and an MP3 file of audio, if needed.

Back-to-School Bash Aug. 12 in Lancaster

Samaritan’s Feet, along with local churches, businesses and nonprofits, will host a Lancaster Back-to-School Bash 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12 at USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Lancaster County School District students in need will receive a new pair of shoes, backpack, school supplies, free haircuts and free food. To register, visit www.lancasterbacktoschoolbash.com. Those who cannot register online are also welcome.

Genealogical club meets Aug. 12

The Lancaster County Genealogical Club meets at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. The meeting is open to anyone needing help researching their family tree. For details, call (803) 448-6305.

Look Good...Feel Better Aug. 14 in Lancaster 

The American Cancer Society will host Look Good…Feel Better, a support program and workshop for women diagnosed with or being treated for cancer, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 14 at the J. Marion Sims Theater at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.

The free workshop is a two-hour, hands-on program by trained cosmetologists and includes skin care and makeup application tips, along with options for dealing with hair loss and nail care that are the side effects of cancer treatment drugs. To register, call (803) 283-8494 or (803) 283-9474.

Ground-breaking for new IL school Aug. 14

A ground-breaking ceremony for the new Panhandle elementary school is at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the school site, 4945 Charlotte Highway. Parking is limited, so carpool if possible.

American Legion Post 250 forming auxiliary

American Legion Post 250 will meet at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Craft Room at the Lake House in Sun City Carolina Lakes, 7877 Charlotte Highway, to discuss forming an auxiliary unit. A representative of the American Legion Auxiliary of South Carolina will answer questions during the meeting. All area women who are related to Legion members or descendants of deceased war veterans may join.

Ballroom Dance Club meets Aug. 18

The Ballroom Dance Club will meet from 7:30-10 p.m. 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.

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.

Jackson Lodge fundraiser

Jackson Lodge No. 53, 300 W. Gay St., Lancaster, will sell bricks for a remembrance walkway now through Dec. 2. Bricks are $60 for individuals and families and $100 for businesses. The first order is due by Aug. 21 and the second is due by Dec. 2. All proceeds benefit repairs to the lodge. For details, call Johnny Martin after 6 p.m. at (803) 804-1553.

NAMI family education program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Piedmont Tri-County will hold a Family-to-Family Education Program from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster. The free series consists f 11 classes for caregivers and provides basic education about mental health conditions and ways to improve the lives of families who have a loved one living with a mental health condition. Classes are limited to 20 people and attendees must pre-register. For details or to register, contact Melanie Odom at lancasterptc@gmail.com or (803) 374-3887.

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.

Auction fundraiser for HOPE

The S.C. Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association will host its sixth annual Auction Fundraiser for HOPE in Lancaster from 1:30-4 p.m. Aug. 26 at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, followed by a motorcycle ride. The event will feature music, free food, auction items and door prizes. Tickets for door prizes are $1, 6 for $5 or 12 for $10. For details, visit www.hopeinlancaster.org or call (803) 286-4673.

“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.org or by calling (803) 283-1203.

AARP Driver Safety Program

The Lancaster County Council on Aging will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class is limited to 25 seats, so registration is required. For details or to register, call (803) 285-6956.

Bottle tree workshop

Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will hold a metal sculpture and bottle tree workshop at 8 a.m. Sept. 16. Attendees will create their own metal sculpture or bottle tree and are asked to wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes. A bag lunch may be brought or eaten at a downtown restaurant. Workshop is $100 per person. For details or to RSVP, e-mail rcdoster@comporium.net or call (803) 285-9190. Special classes can be reserved for groups of 6-10.

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.



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.

Send coming events info to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com.