Community Calendar - June 21, 2017

EVENTS
 
Book Giveaways 
Barnwell District 45 is holding book giveaways on the following dates: June 22 and July 25 at the Barnwell YMCA, July 11 at Barnwell Primary School, July 27 at Litchfield Recreation Building, and July 13 at Barnwell Arms Apartments. Each event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at noon. 
 
AARP Driver Safety 
AARP Driver Safety will hold their next class Thursday, June 22 at Generations Unlimited (11403 Ellenton St., Barnwell). Class will be from 9 a.m. to 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.
 
Food Giveaway 
Angel Wings Food Giveaway will be Saturday, June 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at 150 Charles Street in Barnwell. First time applicants must bring ID. 
For more information call 803-259-0405.
 
‘A Day in the Country’ 
A Day in the Country will be held on June 24 at 12935 Hwy. 278, Barnwell (one mile west of Barnwell Airport). Admission is free. The event will feature Bear and Friends. DJ and open mic will be from 1 to 3 p.m. with live band starting at 3 p.m. Bring your own tents, chairs and coolers for an afternoon of your favorite music. Concession stands will be available. In the event of rain, festivities will be moved inside. 
For more information, call (803) 671-9700.
 
Homeownership Fair 
With June being Homeownership Month, Allendale County ALIVE, Inc. will sponsor a Homeownership Fair on Thursday, June 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the James Brandt Building Auditorium in Allendale. Speakers will include Lenders, Legal Services, Inspectors, Appraisers, Foreclosure Specialists, and other informational services related to homeownership. Also, learn about how you can start a savings account and receive matching funds, home repairs, and your rights as a Landlord/Tenant. Light refreshments will be served.
For more info contact Lucille Longworth at 803-584-3600.
 
Edisto River Trip 
Celebrate the 4th by decorating canoes and kayaks for the South Fork of the Edisto River Canoe/Kayak trip on Saturday, July 1. Boat decorating is optional, but you can use flags and other patriotic symbols.  This trip is about 8 miles and is not recommended for beginners due to the length. Shuttling will begin at 9 a.m. with boat launch at 9:30 a.m. at Ness Landing (Binnicker Bridge Rd. (State Hwy. 70). Take-out at Bobcat Landing/U.S. Hwy. 301 (88 Bobcat Landing Rd. Bamberg). 
Bring your own boat & gear. Life jacket & whistle are required by law. 
To rent a boat and gear, contact Earl Johnston at Edisto River Adventures: edistoriveradventures@gmail.com or (803) 695-8146. Free shuttle service provided.
For additional info or to reserve a spot, contact the Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce: info@bambergcountychamber.org or (803) 245-4427 or Jerry Bell at (803) 300-1972. 
 
Belated Father’s Day Event 
The S.C. Regional Housing Authority #3 and Beaufort Housing Authority are partnering to host the annual Belated Father’s Day Event on Friday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barnwell Elementary School (10524 Marlboro Ave., Barnwell). The theme is “Building Healthy Families”. They are soliciting local government, all agencies, Faith-Based Organizations, Law Enforcement Departments, Alzheimer Association,  Doctors, Lawyers, etc. to partner with them. 
Anyone wishing to partner with them and put up a booth should call (803) 259-4637.
 
FUNDRAISERS
 
Historical Church Tour 
The Barnwell County Museum is presenting a tour of several historical churches and cemeteries on Saturday, June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour guides for churches and cemeteries will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the museum will be given from 2-5 p.m. 
Advance tickets are available for $9 each at Evelyn’s Fine Gifts on The Circle. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for $10 at the Barnwell County Museum beginning at 9:30 am. As a part of this fundraiser, lunch will be served at the museum for $10 per person on Saturday, June 24. All interested persons are invited to support the museum and learn more about the interesting history of Barnwell County.  
Read the story on page 7A for more details. You can also visit facebook.com/BarnwellCountyMuseum, email barnwellmuseum@gmail.com, or call (803) 259-1916. 
 
MEETINGS
 
Blackville Planning Commission
The Town of Blackville Planning Commission will hold their regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 22 at 4 p.m. in the courtroom at Town Hall (5983 Lartigue Street, Blackville).
 
Barnwell Co. First Steps
Barnwell County First Steps board meeting will be Monday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Steps Building (5961 Lartigue Street, Blackville). For more information, call 803-284-3160.  
 
LIBRARIES
 
Barnwell Library 
• Teen Anime & Manga Club: Thursday, June 29 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: “Monster Trucks” on June 23
• LEGO Club: Third Wednesday (June 21) of the month at 3 p.m. Join us for LEGO fun…bring your imagination we will provide the rest. For grades K-5th only. 
• Preschool Story Time: Thursdays, June 22 and 29 at 11 a.m. Stories, songs and more for ages 3-5.
• Potluck Book Club: Monday, June 26 at 3 p.m. Come and discuss what you are currently reading or one of your favorite books. Snacks provided. 
• Lunch & a Movie: “The Shack” on Thursday, June 22 at 1 p.m. Synopsis: “A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a placed called “the shack.” Rated PG-13. Bring your lunch. Coffee and dessert provided.
• Tech Help Tuesdays: Tuesday, June 27 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.  
The Summer Reading Program at the Barnwell County Public Library, Blackville Branch Library and Williston Branch Library. 
 
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
 
Barnwell County Public Library:
 
Teen Camp: Game of Life 
Dollar General Summer Learning Grant 
June 21-July 26 at 9 a.m. 
Pick your car and a peg and find out what it takes to win the Game of Life. Explore education options, your first job, cooking, getting your license, and more! Pre-registration is required for this six-week camp.
 
Build Your Own Board Game 
Wed., June 21, noon
Create your own board game. Grades 6 to 12. 
 
Paper Bag Castle 
Thu, June 22 at 7 p.m. 
Build your own paper bag castle. All Ages. 
 
Savannah River Ecology Lab 
Mon, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. (K to 5th grade) 
 
Game Day 
Wed, June 28 at noon 
Try an old-fashioned board game or play on our Xbox. Grades 6 to 12. 
 
Animal Homes Scavenger Hunt 
Week of July 3-8
Search the Library for animal homes & get a special prize. K to 5th grade 
 
Build Your Own Cupcake 
Wed., July 5 at noon
Chocolate? Vanilla? Strawberry?  Create your own cupcake. Grades 6 to 12.
 
Newspaper Towers 
Thu, July 6 at 7 p.m. 
Create the highest tower with only newspaper & masking tape. Tallest tower gets a special prize. All ages.
 
Porkchop Productions Present Three Little Pigs
Mon., July 10 at 10:30 a.m. (K to 5th grade) 
 
Solar S'mores 
Wed., July 12 at noon 
Build a s'mores oven.  Grades 6 to 12.
 
Sciencetellers present Pirates at Sea, Storytelling through science experiments!
Mon., July 17 at 10:30 a.m. (K to 5th Grade) 
 
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone Interactive Movie 
Wed., July 19 at noon
Celebrate Harry's birthday with a crazy interactive movie! Grades 6 to 12.
 
Bottle Bank 
Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. 
Recycle a plastic water bottle into a bank to save your coins. All Ages. 
 
Drive-In Movie: ‘Cars’ 
Mon., July 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Build your own car and park it at our drive-in theatre. Snacks! Pre-registration required.  All ages. 
Summer Celebration 
Wed, July 26 at noon
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with board games and video games. Pizza for lunch!  
Pre-registration required. Grades 6 to 12. 
 
Blackville Branch Library 
 
Savannah River Ecology Lab  
Mon, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. Recommended - K-5th Grade. 
 
Splashdown with Blackville Fire Dept. 
Mon, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. All ages. 
 
Sciencetellers present Pirates at Sea, Storytelling through science experiments!
Mon., July 17 at 2:30 p.m.  Recommended - K-5th.
 
Williston Branch Library
 
Build-A-Rama! 
Thu, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Build with our Legos, magnetic tiles, and foam blocks. All ages. 
 
Savannah River Ecology Lab 
Thu, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Recommended - K-5th Grade. 
 
Sciencetellers present Pirates at Sea, Storytelling through science experiments!
Thu, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. Recommended - K-5th Grade. 
 
Splashdown with Williston FD 
Thu, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. All ages.