Community Calendar - February 26, 2014

Tobacco Use
Eat Smart Move More Barnwell County is seeking to partner with faith-based organizations in Barnwell County to provide information and education on the harms associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke for your key leaders and congregation members. This education session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Barnwell Library. Onsite registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Please contact ESMMBC Project Coordinator Ferlecia Cuthbertson at (803) 541-1245 or or Pam Rush, ESMMBC chair, at to register or for more information.

KEES Celebrates Black History
Kelly Edwards Elementary School will have their African-American Heritage Celebration on Friday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend this event. An alumni reception will be held prior to the program for the alumni of Kelly Edwards School beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Circle Theatre's ‘Second Samuel'
How can the death of one sweet little old lady turn an entire town upside down? Find out during Circle Theatre of Barnwell's production of "Second Samuel." Performances are Feb. 28, March 1, 6 & 7 at 8 p.m. with matinees on March 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for students/seniors and $12 for adults. The theatre now accepts credit cards.
To reserve tickets, call the theatre at (803) 259-7046 and leave a message with your name, phone number, the performance you want to attend, and how many tickets you need. Tickets are also available at Evelyn's Jewelry in downtown Barnwell.

Salkehatchie Stew
Salkehatchie Stew's "What Matters Most" play will take you back to the 1960s. Performances are at 3 p.m. on the following days: March 1 and 2 at the Carolina Theatre (420 Main St. N., Allendale; March 15 at Circle Theatre (325 Academy St., Barnwell; March 22 and 23 at The Palmetto Theatre (108 Lee Ave., Hampton; and March 29 at The Dane Theatre (131 South Palmetto Ave., Denmark).
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Group packages are available for groups of 12 of more. Tickets will be available at the door until sold out.
County Historical Tour packages are available for each Saturday performance. All tours are from 10 am to 2 pm and cost $10.
Call (803) 584-6084 for reservations.

Taste of Blackville
The 8th annual Taste of Blackville will be held Saturday, April 12.
There will be vendors, BBQ, inflatable slide, Blackville-Hilda High School step team and band, pictures with the Easter Bunny, hat parade, and best dressed pet parade. Vendor forms are available at Enterprise Bank in Blackville.
For more information, contact Sylvia Quattlebaum at (803) 284-2000 or

Blackville Music/Art Festival
The Blackville Music & Art Festival Committee presents its 3rd Annual Music & Art Festival on May 16-17 starting at 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday. They hope to make the event bigger and better and invite vendors, performers and others to take part.
For information on how to be a vendor, performer, display your art, car and bike show, parade, barbeque cook-off, donations, and to be a sponsor email us at or visit our webpage


2014 Princess of Roses Pageant
The city of Orangeburg Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications until Feb. 28 for the 2014 Orangeburg Princess of Roses Pageant. It will be held Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Robert Stevenson Auditorium (979 Middleton St.).
Young ladies throughout the state are invited to participate. Age divisions are: Orangeburg Princess of Roses (15-16 years old); Teen Orangeburg Princess of Roses (13-14 years old); Young Orangeburg Princess of Roses (10-12); Little Orangeburg Princess of Roses (7-9); and Wee Orangeburg Princess of Roses (4-6). Age is calculated as of pageant date.
There will be a winner, first and second runner-up in each division. There will be a photogenic competition for those who wish to enter one or more photographs.
Applications are available at City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation. Entry fee is $40 for pageant, $10 for first photograph in photogenic competition, and $5 for additional photos.
To receive an application, contact Brittany Hartzog at or (803) 533-6020.

Queen of Roses Scholarship Pageant
The Orangeburg Queen of Roses Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, March 8, at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Auditorium (Stevenson Auditorium (979 Middleton St.).
Qualifications: young women who are 17-22 years old, never been married or pregnant, a full-time college or university student no later than 2015 fall semester, and be a South Carolina resident or attending college in the state.
Contestants will compete in swimwear, talent, and evening gown/on-stage question. Judging will be on a 1-10 scale with the highest being crowned Orangeburg Queen of Roses. Awards for Orangeburg Queen of Roses include a $1,500 scholarship, crown, trophy and sash. First and second runners-up will receive $750 and $500, respectively, and a trophy. Talent winner will receive $500 scholarship and trophy.
To receive an application, contact Brittany Hartzog at or (803) 533-6020.

Susie Rosier 5K Run/Walk
The 8th Annual Susie Rosier Character of Fitness 5K Run and Walk will be April 12 at the Barnwell County Veterans Memorial Park. It raises money to support the No Cost/Low Cost Spay/Neuter program. The funds also contribute to the foundation's support and improvements of the Barnwell County Animal Shelter.
By participating in the 2014 Susie Rosier 5K event as a sponsor ($100 or more), you can help continue efforts to control the county's pet population. Any contribution will be appreciated. Barnwell County Animal Shelter Foundation is a recognized South Carolina non-profit corporation, with 501c-3 status.
Applications are available from or
Call (803) 259-1050 or (803) 259-5606 about being a sponsor or volunteer for this year's race.

Chamber Golf Tournament
The Barnwell County Chamber of Commerce Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 25, at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 10 a.m. The format is 4-person Captain's Choice and cost is $200 per team. Many prizes will be awarded, including Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Drive.
Hole sponsorships also are available for $100. Join the Chamber for a day of fun and networking.
Please call Sweetwater Country Club at (803) 259-5004 or the Chamber of Commerce office at (803) 259-7446 to register or for more information.


Barnwell Primary School
Four and five-year-old registration for the 2014-15 school year at Barnwell Primary School will be held every Wednesday and Thursday through May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students must be 4 or 5 years old on or before Sept 1, 2014 to enter school in August 2014.
Parents should bring the following to register their children: SC Shot Record, Certified Birth Certificate, Child's Social Security Card, Two Current Dated Proofs (must provide current dated power bill at time of registration and one other proof of residence in parent's name & address). There is a $15 material fee due at registration.
For questions, call the school at (803) 541-1322.


­­Barnwell Library
Preschool to 2nd Grade Storytime: Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Come for stories, songs and more.
Friday Flicks: Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
Watch an awesome movie with free popcorn and a drink!
LEGO club: Third Wednesday each month.
We provide the LEGOs, you bring the imagination
Barnwell County Public Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call (803) 259-3612 for more information.

Blackville Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
The Blackville Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m. (closed from 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch) and on Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Call Ruthie Hewitt at (803) 284-2295 for more information.

Williston Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
The Williston Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed each day from 1 to 2 p.m.).
Call Jo Crider at (803) 266-3027 for more information.


Cancer Support Group
The Barnwell County Cancer Support Group meets monthly on the third Thursday, unless there is a conflict with church calendar, at Elko Baptist Church.
Real Talk of AA
The Real Talk Group of Alcoholics Anonymous now meets at Gateway Church (8678 Marlboro Ave., Barnwell) every Monday and Friday at 7 p.m.

Barnwell Lions Club
Come join the Lions Club, the largest service organization in the world. The Lions' mission is to assist needy citizens in their efforts to obtain proper vision care.
Barnwell County Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening in the Fellowship Hall of the Barnwell Presbyterian Church. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a community related program beginning around 7:30. 
For more information please call John Young at 259-7768.

Marine Corps League No. 1227
Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1227 holds its monthly meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Joey Zorn Law Enforcement Center.
All marines and FMF corpsman are invited to attend.
For more information, contact Bud Bazemore, Adjutant, at (803) 259-5734 or (803) 671-0646 or visit

American Legion Post No. 75
The American Legion Post No. 75 meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hut in Williston.
A women's auxiliary is also offered. All veterans are welcome.


Blackville Recreation
The town of Blackville Recreation Department is accepting applications for volunteer coaches for baseball and tee-ball. Applications are available at Blackville Town Hall.
Registration is underway for children ages 7-13 through March 7 at the town hall during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). The registration fee is $20.

Baseball Camp
LeBon Joye's Baseball Camp will be held March 8-9 at the Lemon Park Sports Complex. It's a free camp for kids ages seven and up. It will take place March 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Participants will learn about hitting, fielding, base-running, pitching and defensive situations.
LeBon Joye, a scout for the Atlanta Braves, is a product of Barnwell Dixie Youth and High School All-Region and MVP.
Sign up for the camp at Barnwell City Hall by Thursday, March 6.


Hospice Volunteers
United Hospice of Aiken
Are you going in the health field? Are you going into the social work field or are you just a caring person?
We are in need of volunteers in the Barnwell area to sit with our patients. You can read to them, play them music, play games or just be their friend. Some folks have no one to visit them. You could see them in their home or in the nursing facility. Come join our team. Training provided.
For more information, contact Kathy Thibault at (803) 641-0060 or
Hospice Care of S.C.
Have one extra hour a week? Love to bake, take care of pets or spend time talking with someone? Become a volunteer and make a difference in the life of hospice patient and family.
For additional information, contact Lyne Hufham, a volunteer specialist, at (843) 312-2295 or
Regency Hospice
Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers and Spanish-speaking volunteers in Barnwell County.
Opportunities range from social contact for the patient and caregiver, providing spiritual support, running errands, assistance with house/yard maintenance to office assistance as requested. By visiting an assigned patient regularly, you give a much needed break to a caregiver, a gift of listening and compassion, and a gift of support and assistance.
Free training is available and no medical background is needed.
For more information, call Sue King, volunteer coordinator, at (803) 648-2117.
Caris Healthcare
Caris Healthcare is seeking volunteers to assist local hospice patients! 
If you are interested in volunteering for your local hospice, please contact Michelle Robinson, volunteer coordinator, at (803) 794-4141 or
Trinity Hospice
Trinity Hospice is looking for motivated volunteers wanting to have a positive impact in their community. They offer support systems including patient care and administrative support, plus educational workshops to help volunteers enhance their understanding of the complex needs of the dying and bereaved.
Their hospice team is available 24/7 for continual support so volunteers, patients, and families never feel alone.
Please come join the Trinity Hospice tradition of providing compassionate, high-quality care to patients and families in the CSRA for more than 30 years. We believe in our motto that patients can "live longer with loving care".
Contact our volunteer coordinator at (706) 729-6200 or for more information.