Coming Up 9-12-18

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Upcoming area blood drives
American Red Cross

• Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement, 2508 Cuthbertson Road, Waxhaw 
• Sept. 12, 2-6:30 p.m., Sweet Repeats, 615 W. South Main Street, Waxhaw
• Sept. 19, noon-4:30 p.m., Pleasant Hill United Methodist, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• Sept. 8, noon-3 p.m., Cox’s Harley Davidson, 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill
• Sept. 15, 3-6 p.m., Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium 5, 14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Charlotte; free ticket voucher for donors
• Sept. 16, 3-6:30 p.m., Sun Valley 14, 6449 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail, N.C.; free ticket voucher for donors
• Sept. 19,  10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., York Technical College, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill
• Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ballantyne Corporate Park, 15940 Brixham Hill Ave., Charlotte       
To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.  

‘A Night of One Acts’ canceled

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County has canceled its “A Night of One Acts” performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They will be rescheduled at a later date.

‘Nutcracker’ auditions canceled
This weekend’s auditions for the Columbia City Ballet's “The Nutcracker” have been rescheduled, due to Hurricane Florence. They will now be 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Indian Land Middle School, 8361 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land; and 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sept. 29 at Dance U Studio, 1821 Sandal Brook Road, Indian Land. Auditions will also be held 4-6:15 p.m. Sept. 28 at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Audition fee is $10.
Audition dress code
Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow
Boys: White leotard or plain white T-shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes
Those on pointe more than two years should bring pointe shoes.
The Columbia City Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School at 7 p.m. Nov. 19. For details, call (803) 799-7605 or email jcobb@columbiacityballet.com.

AL pancake breakfast Sept. 15
American Legion Indian Land Post 250 will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, 8348 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. The $8 plates include pancakes, sausages and drink.

Sex assault support group meets
The Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault support group meets at 6 p.m. Sept. 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.

Lions Club meets Sept. 20

The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon Sept. 20 (first and third Thursday of each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.

Classic car cruise-in Sept. 20
A classic car cruise-in is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 (third Thursday of each month) at Hwy 55, 683 Lancaster Bypass East, Lancaster. Cruise-ins will run through Oct. 18, weather permitting. All makes and models welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.

Ballroom Dance Club meets
The Ballroom Dance Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Oak Room at Fort Mill Golf Club, 101 Country Club Lane, Fort Mill. Admission is $20 for couples and $10 for singles, and includes a 30-minute dance lesson. Light refreshments will be provided. The dress code is dressy casual. All skill levels are welcome. For details, call (980) 297-1602.

Great White concert Sept. 21
Great White and Fifty Watt Freight Train will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. A cash bar will be provided by The Craft Stand in the lobby 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35, plus tax.

Lunch and Learn Sept. 21
The Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will host an “Excavations and Other Poems” Lunch and Learn Program at noon Sept. 21.

Art at the Museum Sept. 22
An Art at the Museum event will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw. Young artists will help young visitors, ages 5-15, create artwork to take home. Refreshments will be available. For details, call (704) 843-1832 or visit www.museum ofthewaxhaws.org.

Friends’ Concert Sept. 23
EMK Music will host the 2018 Friends’ Concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. The free concert features classical music and new arrangements by Joshua Leyda and Richard Moon performed by flutists Erin Moon-Kelly and Sarah Wolfe, pianists Debbie Chartaw and Dana Lee Walters, vocalist Ernest Jenkins and the Eloquint Winds Woodwind Quintet – Gay Tatman on flute, Val Lapinid on oboe, Brittnee Pool on clarinet, Mike MacIntyre on French horn and Celeste Winer on bassoon. For details, call (803) 417-0942 or email erinmoonkelly@hotmail.com.

Marine Corps League to meet
The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 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.

Finally Friday concert Sept. 28
See Lancaster, SC’s final Finally Friday free concert features Whits End on stage 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 behind Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.lancastercitysc.com or contact Joe Timmons at jtimmons@lancastercitysc.com or (803) 289-1498.

Lake cleanup moved to Sept. 29
The Catawba Riverkeepers are looking for volunteers to help clean up Edgewater Fishing Creek Lake at Edgewater Sunset Pointe Marina, 4272 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster, at 9 a.m. Sept. 29. Volunteers are needed to assist on the shoreline in kayaks and boats. A complimentary lunch will be provided by True Homes. For details, call (803) 627-8783.


County Pottery Tour Sept. 29
The Pottery Tour of Lancaster County will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 with local potters’ studios opened to the public. Potters include Liz Lee at 2945 Aero Lane, Lancaster, Dianne Mahaffee at 2875 New Hope Road, Lancaster, and Alan Noll at 2027 Standing Timber Road, Lancaster. Potters will provide demonstrations and pottery will be available to buy.

AJ Park Friends meet Sept. 30

The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 30  in the Meeting House at the park,196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-3344.


Marian Hagins Memorial Art reception rescheduled
Due to Hurricane Florence, the 2018 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition Reception and Awards presentation has been moved to 3-5 p.m. Sept. 30. Entries in the Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition will be displayed in September and October at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7451.

MS support group meets Tuesdays

The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month in Room 206 at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster. The next meeting is Oct. 2.
Park and enter at the front entrance of the church. Meetings are open to those living with multiple sclerosis, caregivers, family and friends.

Bereaved parents group meets

A New Road, a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 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.

Regency 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.

MS support group meets Oct. 2
The Lancaster MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 (first Tuesday of every 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 living with multiple sclerosis, caregivers, family and friends.

ASCG Photography Club meets Oct. 3

The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 (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 styles of camera, from iPhones to DSLR.

County Chess Club meets Oct. 6

Lancaster County Chess Club meets Oct. 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 or email info@carolinaschessfoundation.org.

DAV to meet Oct. 8 in Lancaster
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 (second Monday of each month) at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

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 Prayer Center 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.

Mental health first aid training offered
Starting this fall, United Way of Lancaster will offer 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.

Yoga for seniors on Thursdays

Yoga for seniors by MC YOGA is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Each session is $5 or $20 for five tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the senior center.

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 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.

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. 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.

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.