Community Calendar - April 19, 2017


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons will present Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on April 20 at 6 p.m. in Williston. This is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Check-in will be at 5:45 p.m. on the walking trail on Main Street.

Register online for free at

Food Giveaway

Angel Wings food giveaway will be Saturday, April 22 from 9-11 a.m. at 150 Charles Street in Barnwell. First time applicants must bring ID.

For more information call 803-259-0405.

Free Exercise Event

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site (180 State Park Road, Ehrhardt) is offering an opportunity to help the community get in shape. They have staff to assist with caring for children while parents get needed time to exercise at no cost. A ranger-led exercise hike on the 1.4-mile trail will be done on April 22 at 9 a.m. Meet at the community building. Donations are appreciated.

Barnwell Spring Fling

Join the Barnwell Development Association and City of Barnwell Parks and Recreation for an evening of entertainment and activities on Thursday, April 27 from 5-7 p.m. on the Circle for the annual Spring Fling. Musical entertainment will be provided by James ‘Bo’ Gardner. There will also be a quarter carnival with games and prizes.

Barnwell Clean-Up Day

The City of Barnwell’s annual Pick Up With Pride clean-up day will be Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. Groups of all sizes as well as individuals are encouraged to participate. Those with trucks to haul bags are needed. Supplies will be provided. Meet on the Circle. T-shirts will be given while supplies last.

Prescription Drug Take-Back

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CVS in Barnwell and the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office. No syringes or liquids will be accepted.

Springfest Beauty Pageant

The 2017 Miss/Master Springfest Beauty Pageant in honor of the Allendale County “Cooter” Festival will be held April 29 at the B&G Civic Center (4015 Allendale/Fairfax Hwy., Allendale). Supreme Package is $60 (Beauty, Spring Wear, best hair, eyes, smile). Wear any dress/tux of choice, but natural rules will be followed for hair/makeup.

Get an application at or contact Melissa Bonnette at (803) 300-8299. Deadline is April 22.

Blackville-Hilda Step Show

The Blackville-Hilda High School Stepping Hawks will present their annual step show on Saturday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the BHHS gym. Tickets are $6 for the step show or $8 for step show and dance.

Free Concert in Williston

The Williston Museum is holding a free concert on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. with the band “Bear and Friends”.

Fashion Show

The Work the Runway Fashion Show, which is powered by the I Am I.S.A.A.C. Foundation, will be May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackville Community Center (19464 Solomon Blatt Ave., Blackville). This event will be held to show high school students the appropriate attire to wear to those interviews, as well as a brief discussion on the Do’s and Don’ts during the interview process, and strategies to tackle the “difficult” interview questions from the interviewer.

Fishing Derby

The City of Barnwell’s Parks and Recreation is hosting a fishing derby on Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Edgar Brown. All participants must pre-register before fishing. This is for shore anglers only. There are 15 tagged fish with one grand prize winner.

Register at Barnwell City Hall or by calling (803) 259-3266.


Pancake & Sausage Meal

A pancake and sausage fundraiser to help with medical expenses for Claude Hartzog, a Barnwell County native who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in November 2016, will be held Friday, April 21 at the Hilda Masonic Lodge #426 from 5 to 7 p.m. Eat in, or take out.

Call 803-300-2254 for tickets. Walk-in tickets will be available at the door.

Fish Dinner

Allen Street Church of God (1017 Allen St., Barnwell) will have a fish dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 starting at 10 a.m. Dinners are $6.50 and sandwiches are $3.50. Menu includes whiting or tilapia, cole slaw, french fries, hush puppies, bread and drink. Proceeds benefit the youth’s attendance to the state youth convention.

Delivery available for orders of four or more. Call 259-3810.

FFA Plant Sale

The FFA students at the Barnwell County Career Center are selling plants they grew. Though some of the flowering plants are still slightly behind, they have beautiful vegetable and herb plants ready to sell along with some flowering items. Official kickoff is April 25 at 9 a.m. They will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds will be used by students to attend upcoming activities such as Summer Camp, State FFA Convention, and National FFA Convention.

For more information, contact Mindy Sandifer at or (803) 300-2529 (after 1:30 p.m.).

Dean Scarbeary Golf Tournament

Swiss Krono will sponsor its annual Dean Scarbeary Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at Sweetwater Country Club to raise money for the Animal Advocates in Barnwell. The tournament is named in memory of Dean Scarbeary, a Swiss Krono employee who was the driving force of the company’s annual golf outing but died in a house fire in 2014.

Golfers may sign up individually or as a team. Sign in will be at 9 a.m. and shotgun start at 10 a.m. Green fees, carts, snacks, beverages, one raffle ticket, three mulligans, and lunch will be included in the fee - $75 for individuals or $300 for a team. Deadline to sign up is May 21.

If you would like to volunteer or become a sponsor, please call Bobby at (803) 571-1708 or Rebecca at (803) 541-3194.

Bargain Sale

Coming May 4, 5 and 6 is the First Baptist “Bargain Sale” to benefit “The Elevator Fund” at 21 Allen Street in Barnwell. There will be furniture, household items, books, toys, clothes for the entire family, outdoor items, antiques, collectibles and much more. The VIP Sale will be Thursday, May 4 from 5-8 p.m. with a $10 donation at the door, with lots of door prizes and your chance for first pick. They will be open Friday from 8 until 5 and Saturday from 9 until 4 with no donation required.

Team Zeta Golf Tournament

The 8th Annual Team Zeta golf tournament will be Saturday, April 29 at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell to honor and remember the life of Zeta Christian Brabham. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Team Zeta continues its mission to help other special needs families in the community. Hole ($50) and event ($250) sponsorships are being offered for the event. Deadline is April 20.

Entry fee for teams is $300 and includes green fees, cart, beverages, lunch, and mulligans. Tournament is limited to 20 teams. Minimum $150 deposit is required to hold a spot. Format will be four-man captain’s choice.

Send entry form and payment to Matthew Connelly, 2881 Buford’s Bridge Hwy., Ulmer, S.C. 29849.

For more information, contact Matthew Connelly at (803) 300-0984 or or Jennifer Henzler at (803) 606-5398 or


Barnwell Library

•Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday at 11 a.m. Stories, songs and more for ages 3-5.

•Teen Anime & Manga Club (New Event): Thursday, April 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. Share in the love of Japanese comics and animation. All teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Snacks provided.

•Friday Family Movies: Every other week we will be showing a family movie on Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. with free popcorn and drink. All ages are welcomed; children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Movies are as follows: “The Lorax” on April 21.

•LEGO Club: Every third Wednesday (April 19) of the month from 4-5 p.m. Join us for LEGO fun. Bring your imagination, we will provide the rest. For grades K-5th.

•Potluck Book Club: Monday, April 24 from 3-4 p.m. Come and discuss what you are currently reading or one of your favorite books. Snacks provided.

•Tech Help Tuesdays: Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon come by the library with your personal devices (laptop, tablet, kindle, phone, etc.) and learn about the digital services the library has to offer and more.

Blackville Library

•Preschool Story Time: Second and fourth Tuesday (April 25) at 4 p.m.

Williston Library

•Preschool Story Time: Every second and fourth Thursday (April 27) at 11 a.m.


Jacob Carroll Family

The 43rd Annual Jacob Carroll Family Reunion will be Sunday, April 23 at the Barnwell State Park Community Building in Blackville. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish, beverages and desserts.

For more information, call Denise C. Mahaffey at (803) 914-1078 or Dianne Carroll at (803) 541-5009.

Chavis-New Family

The Chavis-New Family Reunion will be held May 6 at the Barnwell State Park Communtiy Building, 223 State Park Rd., Blackville. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and a drink. Plates, cups, napkins, spoons, forks and ice will be provided. Donations will be taken up to help cover the cost of the building rental. Bring old family photos to display.

For more information, contact Barbara Carter at (803) 259-7171 or Melissa Chavis at (803) 671-2164.


Allendale County Council

Allendale County Council Public Hearing and Regular Meeting will be Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at the J.W. Wall Jr.’s Council Chambers at the Allendale County Courthouse.

First Steps Board

First Steps of Barnwell County will have their monthly board meeting on Monday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Blackville Municipal Building (5983 Lartigue Street, Blackville).

Barnwell D45 School Board

Barnwell District 45 School Board will have a board work session Tuesday, April 25 at 9 a.m. in the professional development room of the administration building. Their regular board meeting scheduled for April 13 has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m.