• Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Artwork - The C. Williams Rush Gallery/Museum of African-American Arts & Culture is currently featuring original artwork by Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Joseph Delaney and others in connection to 'The Harlem Renaissance: SC Connections?' The evolving exhibit will include the music, musicians and performing artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Gallery/museum hours are Wednesdays – Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located at 200 Hampton Avenue in Kingstree. Contact Cassandra Williams Rush for additional information at (803) 397-1859 or crush Columbia@aol.com. ----  


AA Meetings - If you drink, that's your business. If you want to be sober, that's our business. A.A. (843) 697-3321. Meeting - Christian Men's Depression Anonymous will allow members to share their struggles, experience, strength and hope, and work the 12 Steps to help overcome the illness. For more information, email: cmda01@aol.com, or call (843) 457-2473. Need Help - Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals, (800) 431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals, (800) 431-1754 Outreach - Through The Storm Outreach, Inc., a Maternity Group Home located in Kingstree, has beds available for youth ages 16 to 22. They will come pick the youth up from your facility and intake them into their program for up to 540 days. There are five beds available for pregnant and parenting girls. Please call the hotline for immediate assistance at (888) 819-1796. You may also visit the website for more information at www.ttsoutreach.org. Support - If you are a parent or guardian with a child or children with special needs and may be interested in becoming a part of a parent-to-parent support group, please contact Tommy and Michelle Russell at (843) 373-0912 or (843) 356-5714 or email them at pillaroutreach@ yahoo.com. Seniors Patrol - The Kingstree Police Department is offering a seniors patrol wellness check. Any elderly, ill or bedridden residents of the Town of Kingstree who would like for the police department to contact them on a regular basis should call Chief Eric Williams or Police Chaplain the Rev. Harold Jackson. Chief Williams or Rev. Jackson can be reached at 355-5435 or come by the police department and leave your name, phone number, and address. Services - A free tax filing services and FAFSA applications providing services will be held in three locations. The locations are SC Works Santee Lynches, 31 E. Calhoun St., Sumter, (803) 774-1300; Lee County Adult Education, 123 E. College St., Bishopville, (803) 482-4040; and Goodwill Job Link Center, 1028 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 774-5006. For appointments or for more information, please call Ms. Samuels at (803) 240-8355. Volunteers Needed - Seniors and disabled adults in your community are homebound and need your help getting to doctor appointments, grocery stores, social activities, religious services and more. Help them live with the quality of life they deserve at a time when they need it most. You can make a difference! Service sponsored by the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and provided through the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments. Mileage is reimbursed, volunteer insurance is provided and quarterly incentives given. Volunteers are in the drivers' seat, volunteer when it fits in your schedule. For more information please call (843) 436-2110. ----

CLASSES/TRAINING/EDUCATION (School Registration Information can be found in this section): Session # 1 - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #1 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development on Saturday, September 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room Building A, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Shakira Fulton at (843) 355-1031. Registration - BUILDING BLOCKS ACADEMY is accepting enrollments for 2015-16 school year with free tuition for 4kindergarten. For more information, please call (843) 372-1939 ask for Ms. Gwen. Registration - TENDER BEARS DAY CARE & LEARNING CENTER OF GREELEYVILLE is enrolling children for the fall school year 2015. For more information call Mrs. Jannie Singleton, director, at (843) 426-2088. 4K Slots Available - Williamsburg County School District has slots available in the 4K Programs at W. M. Anderson Primary School, Greeleyville Elementary School and W. C. Magnet School of the Arts for children that turned four years old on or before September 1. Interested parents should call these schools for additional information. Parents are required to complete a 2014-2015 CDEPP application, and bring their child's birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card or income, immunization letter and proof of residence. Taking applications - KINGSTREE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY is taking applications for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. The school is located at 644 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree, please call (843) 382-2210 for more information. Yoga Classes - Would you like to relieve stress and lighten your mood? Yoga can help with this as well as increase your flexibility, strength, and balance. Regular yoga classes for beginners and Chair yoga classes are offered at the St. Alban's Episcopal Church Parrish Hall at 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree. Please use the door at the hall that does not face Hampton St. Find it on the left side of the building. The classes are open to a diverse population and require no experience with yoga. More challenging postures and sequences are occasionally offered. Please bring your yoga mat, or an exercise mat and wear comfortable clothing. Call yoga instructor Evelyn Cloy at (843) 870-5876 for more information (email ecloy@sc.rr.com). ----

HEALTH/NUTRITION: Child Screenings - Williamsburg County School District Office of Special Services, located at 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree, (843) 355-5533, will hold child find screenings each month. Farmers Market - Eat Smart Williamsburg County Farmers Market will be held at Kingstree Farmers Market from Friday, July 3 to November 13, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The farmers market is located at 200 Hampton Avenue (Old Royal Cleaners), corner of E. Mills Street and Hampton Ave., across from Family Dollar. TOPS - Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weight Program will meet on Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at Ina Miles Store. For more information contact Lillie Jean at (843) 355-3002 or Ann at (843) 382-9696. ----

MEETINGS/CLOSINGS: Forum - Williamsburg County First Steps will host a Directors' Forum on Wednesday, September 2, at 1 p.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Annex Kitchenette Building A, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Shakira Fulton at (843) 355-1031. Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, September 11, at 3:45 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Council at 147 West Main Street, Kingstree. Meeting - A regular scheduled Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. Board of Directors meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 19, at 7 p.m. at the Chavis Early Head Start Center, 2811 S. State Highway 41-51, Hemingway. The public is welcome to attend Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, at 12 p.m. at Williamsburg County Recreation Center, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601. Meeting - Georgetown County Autism Support Group will have a meeting on Monday, September 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St. Michael Caviris, executive director for special services with Georgetown County School District will be joining them. For more information please contact Melanie Stecz at (843) 436-5900 or Trish Lord at (843) 325-9355.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS: Community Garden - There is a community garden located in downtown Kingstree behind KFC Restaurant across the street from Williamsburg Regional Boys to Men on Hwy. 52 and Mill St. The organization is taking applications for all those interested in participating and partnering with them, you may reach a representative by calling (843) 354-5967. You may also stop by 121 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree for further information or direction. The community garden is sponsored by Williamsburg Regional Boys to Men Club, Inc. (with Girls to Women). Gardeners Needed - The Williamsburg Regional Boys to Men Club invite you to join them in starting the planting of a spring-summer garden. Come out get your row and plant, the planting will begin next week. Each gardener will be provided a name card, a key to the garden as well as gardening tools. There will be a fee for maintenance and upkeep of the garden. For more information, please contact the Williamsburg Regional Boys to Men Club Director Alex Montgomery, Sr. at (843) 355-5967. The club is located at 121 N. Longstreet St. (across from KFC). New Members - The South Carolina Optimist District is currently searching for new members to form an Optimist Club in the Andrews/Kingstree area. If you are interested, please call District Governor Marino Garbin at (843) 424-3390 or send him an email at djmarino@verizon.net. Sailing Camp - SC Youth Sailing Program ages eight to 14 at the South Carolina Maritime Museum, 729 Front St., Georgetown. The half-day sessions will be July and August for beginner through intermediate levels Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 5 pm. Adult volunteers are needed. There is a registration fee and museum members will receive a 10 percent discount. For more information visit scmaritimemuseum.org, email sail@sc-mm.org or call (843) 520-0111. Program - Waccamaw EOC is now accepting names/applications for the 2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are taken by appointment only from Monday through Thursday. Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for elderly and disabled applicants only. For more information come by 128 E. Mill Street, Suite B, Kingstree or call (843) 355-9922. Senior Bingo - The senior citizens of Lane invite any senior citizen to join them every first and third Tuesday at Lane Recreation Center on Broomstraw Rd. for “Senior Bingo.” Tutoring - Free summer tutoring ages four to 12-year-old will be held at Williamsburg County Library (Kingstree), sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority-Kingstree Chapter. If your child is in need of math or reading tutoring call (843) 372-5938. Volunteers Needed - Make-A-Wish South Carolina is seeking volunteers to help make wishes come true for children across the state. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Interest webinars are offered the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. Contact Brennan Brown at bbrown@sc.wish.org or (864) 250-0702 x 112 to register for the webinar or to start the application process. Session # 1 - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #1 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development on Saturday, September 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room Building A, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Shakira Fulton at (843) 355-1031. Reunion - Kingstree Senior High School Class of 1985 reunion will be held Labor Day weekend (September 4, September 5, and September 6) at the Bay Watch Resort in North Myrtle Beach. Friday evening – meet and great from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.Saturday night – banquet/party: banquet from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday night party from 11 p.m. untilSunday morning – morning service/brunch 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.You may contact Dwayne Fulton at (843) 372-2604 or dwayne_fulton@yahoo.com for more information.More information can be found on Facebook (Kingstree Senior High Class 1985 Group). Yard sale - Do you have unwanted items that you need to clear out and just haven't had time to have a yard sale? You will have the perfect opportunity during the South Carolina Tobacco Festival to sell them and have a large crowd of eager customers. Florence County Disabilities Foundation will sponsor “Lake City's Largest Yard Sale” during the festival on Saturday, September 19, in the parking lot of the Pee Dee Thrift of Lake City, 219 N. Church St. in Lake City from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Booth spaces are now available for rent and single spaces. Applications are available and can be picked up at any of the five Pee Dee Thrift Shops in Florence County or by calling the foundation office at (843) 374-2641 or (843) 662-4021, email to flodisfoundsc@yahoo.com or check out their new website at fcdfoundation.org. Election - The Williamsburg County First Steps Partnership Board encourages the public to submit nominations to the Williamsburg County First Steps Board of Trustees. Nominees should reside or be employed in Williamsburg County. The following 21 seats are available (no more than four from any of the following categories may be elected to sit on a First Steps Partnership Board): Pre-kindergarten through primary educator; Family education, training, and support provider; Childcare and/or early childhood development/education provider; Healthcare provider; Local government; Nonprofit organization that provides services to families and children; Faith community; Business community; Philanthropic community; Parents of preschool children. Nominees should have a commitment to the education, healthy development and well-being of young children ages birth to six years old. Nominations should be submitted to Williamsburg County First Steps Office, PO Box 825, Kingstree, SC 29556. Nomination forms are available from Williamsburg County First Steps or by calling (843) 355-1031. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 9. Christmas Parade - The Kingstree Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 11. The line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. on North Jackson Street. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will precede down East Main Street ending at the Anderson Brothers' Bank. All organizations or groups interested in participating in the parade may register by calling (843) 355-8156. Estate Planning - Traditional Estate Planning Telecast presented by Eastern Carolina Community Foundation will be held September 21, at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a fee, which includes lunch.For more information, please call (843) 667-1131 or email info@easterncarolinacf.org. Open House - Hemingway Career & Technology Center will have an open house on Tuesday, September 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a parent/teacher meet and greet.

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