Community Calendar - May 25, 2016

EVENTS
 
Theatre Summer Camp
The Circle Theatre of Barnwell will be conducting its annual youth summer camp in July. There will be two separate weeks divided by age groups. July 11 to 17 will be for teens ages 14 to 18 and July 18 to 24 for kids 8 to 13. The older teens will produce and stage an age-appropriate comedy while the younger kids will participate in an MTI Broadway Jr. production (TBD) that will be produced and directed by the camp director Betty Bohmer with the assistance of the older teens. 
Camp tuition is $100/student with discounts for multiple attendees/family and scholarships are available. Each camp culminates in four performances of the show produced (Friday evening, Saturday matinee and evening and Sunday matinee). All performances are open to the public for a nominal fee. 
To receive a registration form or for more information, contact the producer, Dennis Knapp, at dcknapp@bellsouth.net.
 
Elko Farmers Market
The Elko Farmers Market is open every Saturday (weather permitting) until mid-fall, and is located across from the post office, on Hwy 78 in Elko. The Elko Farmers’ Market supports the concept of buying and selling locally when possible. Items sold are usually grown, raised or handcrafted within a 50-mile radius. WIC Vouchers and Senior Checks are also accepted.
The market will continue to promote healthy eating habits for children with the ‘Kid’s POP Club. Kids from 5 to 12 receive a free $2 token to spend every time they come to the market; new members receive a large POP Club tote bag to hold their purchases and a POP Club button. POP stands for the “POWER of PRODUCE”!   
The market is seeking vendors with spring produce.  Crafters and bakers are also welcome. 
For more information call 803-266-2463 or 803-300-1251.
 
State Park
Barnwell State Park will host several events on Memorial Day weekend. Kayaking Basics will take place May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet at office. Must pre-register. Cost is $25/participant.
Family Game Night is May 27 from 7-8 p.m. at shelter 4.  
Slithery Snakes is May 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Shelter 4. 
S’mores is May 28 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the campground fire ring. 
Hike with a Ranger on May 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at the office.
Office hours: 11 a.m. to noon and 4 to 5 p.m.
Have a question? Contact the rangers at (803) 284-2212 or Barnwellsp@scprt.com.
 
Food Giveaway
Angel Wings food giveaway will take place at 150 Charles Street in Barnwell on Saturday, May 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. First time applicants need a picture ID. For more information call 259-0405.To read the non-discrimination act go to: www.fns.usds.gov/usda-nondiscrimination-statement.
 
Motorcycle Awareness
Bulldog Cycles Shop, 18929 Main Highway, Olar, will hold a motorcycle awareness event on May 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. to promote “Look Twice, Save a Life”. This is an educational event and chance for the public to talk with bikers about sharing the road. A free car wash will be held for cagers (non-bikers that drive cars or pickups” that stop to talk.
For more information, call (803) 507-7767 or visit the Facebook event page. 
 
Memorial Day
A Memorial Day program will be held on May 30 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Barnwell. The speaker will be JROTC Chief Warrant Officer Jeffrey Gordon. 
 
Swim Program
The FINS Swimming Program will be offered in Barnwell during the week of June 6-9 and in Blackville June 13-16. This free program is for youth ages 4-16. It is sponsored by the Barnwell Rotary Club and Axis 1 Center of Barnwell in memory of B.B. Baxley. Application deadline is May 31. For more information and how to register, call the Axis 1 Center at (803) 541-1245. 
 
Baby Shower
BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid and Family Solutions of the Low Country present the Ultimate Baby Shower on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Guinyard-Butler Middle School (779 Allen Street, Barnwell). There will be games, prizes and healthy snacks. RSVP by calling (803) 382-5817.
 
Project SAVE
Allendale County Youth Empowerment will hold Project SAVE, which is centered around the National Gun Violence Awareness Day, on June 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Allendale Community Center on Flat Street in Allendale. The goal is to leverage the good works across the local police, fire department, government officials, local churches and town residents. There will be fun for the entire family but also lots of useful information that citizens of Allendale may need. 
For more information or to support the event, act as a vendor/sponsor, or volunteer, contact Katrina Youmans at (803) 842-0162 or Tenia Creech at (803) 300-6770.
 
Summer Food
The Summer Food Program at Kelly Edwards Elementary School in Williston starts on June 6 and ends July 28. It will run Monday thru Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., except for the week of July 4-8. They will deliver lunch at Lincoln Park and St. Peter’s Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to noon.
 
Youth Camp
Trinity Outreach Ministries will hold a youth empowerment camp June 6-30 and July 5-August 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Extended hours are available. Spaces are limited. Includes scholastic hands-on activities, breakfast and lunch, field trips and academic enrichment. Enrollment packets are available at the Barnwell location (47 Allen Street) or by calling (803) 621-2412 for appointment after 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 
Driver Safety
AARP Driver Safety will hold their next class on Thursday, June 23 at Generations Unlimited, 11403 Ellenton St., Barnwell. Class will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. You may bring a snack to have during class.
  The cost for class materials is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, cash or check (payable to AARP). Completion of this class may result in a discount on the participant’s automobile insurance.
Contact Karen Patterson at 803-541-6825 to register for class or if you have any questions.
 
Drama Camp
His Glory Productions, LLC will hold its HGP 2016 Summer Drama Camp on June 13 - 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday through Friday at Mt. Everest Worship Center (5670 Hwy. 278, Barnwell). This is a two-week long day camp where participants will receive instruction on and participate in live theatre. 
The drama camp culminates on June 24 at 6 p.m. with a collection of mini performances put together and performed by the participants. The cost of the two-week camp is $50 per participant. 
For more information or to register, visit the HGP website at: www.hisgloryproductions.wix.com/hgp1 or call Regina James at (803) 571-5198.
 
Teen Job Readiness
The Teen Job Readiness Training program is enrolling teens ages 14-17 in Barnwell, Allendale and Bamberg counties for the summer 2016 session. Parent orientation will be June 8. The session begins June 13 and ends July 22 with internships June 20-22. Deadline to apply is May 20. Teens will earn work experience while getting paid $7.25 per hour to attend training sessions and at their internship assignment. Call (803) 541-7201 to apply.
 
Free breakfast
Pastor Pamela Richards of Beulah Baptist Church will be rescheduling the senior’s breakfast at Hardee’s in Allendale for June 28 from 8 until 10 a.m. Please sign up by calling Pastor Richards at (803) 474-5903. 
 
Kite Outing
Lower Savannah River Alliance’s third annual Swallow-tailed Kite Outing will be July 23 at 12049 Burton’s Ferry Hwy., Allendale. Registration will be available soon. 
 
 
 
FUNDRAISERS
 
Pinwheels
Pinwheels are available for purchase at any Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center office for $1 as part of Mental Health Month. Proceeds will be donated to the ABMHC Indigent Transportation Fund which provides transportation for persons without. Please contact Cindy Smith at 803-508-7871 to purchase pinwheels. 
 
Plant/Bake Sale
The Women of Holy Apostles Church will have their annual Plant and Bake Sale Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to noon in the church garden at the corner of Burr and Hagood.
 
Chicken/Fish Dinner
New Hope UMC will have a chicken and fish dinner sale on Saturday, June 4 at Townsmen Hall (across from Subway) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinners are $8 and include chicken or fish, baked beans, cole slaw, bread, cake and soda. Sandwiches are $4.
 
Watermelon Festival Pageant
The 2016 Hampton County Watermelon Festival Pageant will be held June 11 at the Varnville Recreation Center, 361 Pine Street, Varnville). Pageant begins promptly at 11 a.m. 
Beauty and Melon wear - $55. All applications, fees, and signature money must be turned in by June 4. Groups: Boys: 0-2, 3-5, 6-9; Girls: 0-11, 12-23, 2yr, 3, 4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20 & up.
For more information contact Melissa Bonnette at 803-300-8299 or Jeanette Knight at 803-671-3570.
 
Bargain Sale
Barnwell First Baptist Church will hold another bargain sale on June 10 to 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 21 Allen Street (corner of Allen and Jackson streets). The sale will benefit the elevator fund. Bargains include: furniture, outdoor furniture, clothes for all ages, toys, household items, and more. 
 
Golf Tournament
The Tee One Up golf tournament will be held June 4 at Sweetwater Country Club. Cost is $50 per player. Tournament benefits the Uganda mission trip for Barnwell First Baptist. 
Call First Baptist Church at (803) 259-1128 or contact Don Alexander, Gary Brantley or Belinda Sanders for more information.
 
Lions Club Brooms
The Barnwell Lions Club has received their 2016 shipment of brooms. Available are warehouse brooms, house brooms, string mops and kids (toy) brooms. Please contact the following Barnwell Lions Club members to place an order or schedule a delivery: John Young, David Lewis, Tommy Sanders, Billy Parsons,Dr. Tom Byrne, Cheryl Azouri-Long, DJ Washington, Dan Packer, Richard Duerinckx or John McHenry.
 
 
EDUCATION
 
Barnwell Academy
Registration for the 2016-17 school year will be held at Barnwell Academy (10982 Ellenton Street, Barnwell) Tuesday, May 31 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. It is important to register now so we can make reservations for fall field trips. They offer grades 3K through sixth grade.
Call 803-259-4465 or 803-671-0556 for more information. Summer hours for Barnwell Academy will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning June 2.  
 
D45 Summer Program
Are you looking for something for your children to do this summer? Barnwell District 45’s 21st Century Learning Center will offer a 2016 summer program for students attending Barnwell Primary School, Barnwell Elementary School and Guinyard-Butler Middle School from Monday, June 6 to Thursday, June 30. 
The program will be held Monday through Thursdays from 8 to 11 a.m. at Barnwell Elementary. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and bus transportation is available. Daily sessions include: Reading & Math Enrichment, Computer Literacy, Physical Fitness & Nutrition (YMCA), Character Education, STEAM Activities, Social & Emotional Development opportunities, and Field Studies.
Registration forms are available at BPS, BES and GBMS. Space is limited, so register your son/daughter as soon as possible. 
 
 
 
LIBRARIES
 
Barnwell Branch
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.
-Tech Trouble Tuesdays: Every Tuesday beginning May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon..
-Preschool Story Time will be held Thursdays (until May 26) at 11 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and more for ages 3-5.
-LEGO Club will be held every third Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination.
-Friday Flicks: Every other Friday at 3:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
-Summer Reading Program: 
Summer Reading Registration starts May 23 at the Barnwell County Public Library, Blackville Branch Library, and Williston Branch Library. Children in grades 5 and under can sign up to read 10 books or more this summer to receive a prize pack. Teens can choose one of our reading challenges to receive a prize pack. 
 
Children’s Events
Multicultural Games: Play a variety of games from around the world. Monday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. (All ages)
 
Teen Events 
Retro Game Day: Unplug and play a variety of board and card games. Thursday, June 9 at 3 p.m. (Grades 6 to 12)