Coming Up 9-5-18

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A weekly listing of area coming events

ASCG Photography Club meets Sept. 5
The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 (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.

Upcoming area blood drives
American Red Cross

• Sept. 5, 2:30-7 p.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill
• Sept. 5, noon-5 p.m., Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte
• Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster
• Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Lancaster County Water and Sewer District, 1400 Pageland Highway, Lancaster
• Sept. 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte
• Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement, 2508 Cuth-bertson Road, Waxhaw  
• Sept. 12, 2.-6:30 p.m., Sweet Repeats, 615 W. South Main Street, Waxhaw
For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Community Blood Center
• Sept. 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Promenade on Providence, Providence Road and Ballanyte Commons, Charlotte
• Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement, 2508 Cuth-bertson Road, Waxhaw            
• Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m., town of Waxhaw, 317 N. Broome St., Waxhaw
• Sept. 8, noon-3 p.m., Sam’s Club, Matthews, 1801 Windsor Square Drive, Matthews, N.C.
• Sept. 8, 3-6 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill; free ticket voucher for donors
• Sept. 8, noon-3 p.m., Cox’s Harley Davidson, 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill
To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.    

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.

Women’s welcome coffee Sept. 6
New Friends of Carolina, a social group for women who are new or native to the Carolinas, will hold a free welcome coffee for new and prospective members at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Matthews Women’s Club, 208 S.Trade St., Matthews, N.C. For details, visit www.newfriendsofcarolina.com.

New exhibit opening reception Sept. 6

The Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will host an opening reception for the new exhibit “The View from My Window” by Catawba artist DeAnn Beck 4-6 p.m. Sept. 6.

Lancaster Lions Club meets Sept. 6

The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon Sept. 6 (first and third Thursday of each month) at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster.


A Night of One Acts’ opens Sept. 7
The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County presents “A Night of One Acts” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-8 and Sept. 13-15 and at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Acts include “The Unscary Ghost,” “The Nightmare of Frankenstein” and “The Lottery.”
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children under 5 years old. For tickets, call (803) 285-7451 or buy them at the door.

IL Fall Festival kickoff event Sept. 8
The 2018 Indian Land Fall Festival kickoff event will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Ivy Place, 8603 Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck. For details, email indianlandfallfest@gmail.com.

Fall Arts and Crafts Show Sept. 8
Sun City Carolina Lakes will host a Fall Arts and Crafts Show 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land.

DAV to meet Sept. 10 in Lancaster

The Disabled American Veterans meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 (second Monday of each month) at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-4081.

‘Nutcracker’ ballet auditions Sept. 14
Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions Sept. 14 for local performances of “The Nutcracker” at Indian Land Middle School, 8361 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land; USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard
Drive, Lancaster; and Andrew Jackson Middle School, 6865 Kershaw Camden Highway, Kershaw.
Audition fee is $10. Those on pointe more than two years should bring pointe shoes.
• Indian Land Middle School – 9:30-11 a.m.
• Andrew Jackson Middle School – 1-2:30 p.m.
• Bundy Auditorium – 4:30-5:15 p.m. for ages 4 to 6; 5:15-6 p.m. for ages 7 to 10; 6-6:45 p.m. for  ages 11 and up
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
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.

Marian Hagins Memorial Art exhibit

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.

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.

Classic car cruise-in Sept. 20
A classic car cruise-ins 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. 15, weather permitting. All makes and models welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.

Great White concert Sept. 21 in Lancaster
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.

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.museumofthewaxhaws.org.

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 free 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bereaved parents group meets Oct. 2
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.

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.

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.