Community Calendar - July 5, 2017

EVENTS
 
Recreation on Wheels 
Recreation on Wheels is centered on bringing recreation programs to Lemon and Fuller parks. Children will participate in fun recreational activities, including arts and crafts, group initiatives and team building, water games, sports and more. Lunch is provided. 
Monday dates are: July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Lemon Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Thursday dates are: July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Fuller Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
State Park’s Ultimate Outsiderfest
Ultimate Outsiderfest will take place Thursday, July 20 through Monday, July 24. 
Ultimate Outsiderfest is a five-day celebration of our 500-plus Ultimate Outsiders who have visited all 47 South Carolina State Parks. All 47 state parks are participating in different ways including discounts, free rentals, behind the scenes tours and more! 
An Ultimate Outsider is someone who has travelled and collected a stamp at each of the 47 state parks. Come out to Barnwell State Park to learn about the South Carolina State Park’s Ultimate Outsider Program.
If you have any questions, call (803) 284-2212. Office hours are 11 a.m. to noon and from 4-5 p.m. daily or visit Southcarolinaparks.com.
 
Book Giveaways 
Barnwell District 45 is holding book giveaways on the following dates: 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. 
 
Kids in the Kitchen 
Kids in the Kitchen, presented by the Barnwell Parks and Recreation Department, is a hands-on kitchen series to introduce children to the tasty world of cooking, including measuring, mixing, mashing and smashing. Cost is $15 per session. 
Session 1 is: July 11 and 13 (Ages 8-12 from 1 to 2 p.m., Ages 13-18 from 2 to 3 p.m.).
Session 2 is: July 18 and 20 (Ages 8-12 from 1 to 2 p.m., Ages 13-18 from 2 to 3 p.m.). 
 
Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic 
The Fido Fixers mobile spay/neuter clinic will return to Williston First Baptist Church on July 12 offering half-price surgeries. This is provided by the Humane Society. 
To schedule an appointment, call (803) 783-1267.
 
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.
 
Nigel & The Favor Reunion Concert 
Nigel & The Favor Ensemble will present their reunion weekend on Saturday, July 29 at the Blackville Community Center (19464 Solomon Blatt Ave., Blackville). This is a free event. Family Day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon with games, vendors, children’s fashion show, fellowship and refreshments. The reunion concert will be at 6 p.m. 
For more information, contact Nigel Fisher at (803) 300-2899. 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Hydrant Flushing in Blackville 
The Town of Blackville will conduct the annual hydrant flushing on July 10-14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Customers should check for water discoloration before each use. 
For questions, call Town Hall at (803)284-2444.
 
FUNDRAISERS
 
Bow Wow Summer Block Party 
The Bow Wow Summer Block Party will be held July 8 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Farmwell Market (1091 Jackson St., Barnwell). There will be a water slide, snow cone machine and kids games. They will have rib dinners which include potato salad, baked beans, a roll, and pound cake for $10 or leg quarter plate with potato salad, baked beans, a roll, and pound cake for $8. All served with one beverage of your choice. Proceeds benefit Partners for Pets of Allendale County and the dogs in their care presently and in the future. 
 
Spaghetti Dinner 
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held on July 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. at Calvary Chapel (12917 Main Street, Williston) to benefit the animals of the Williston community & others that come to the Fido Fixers mobile spay/neuter clinic. You can eat in of take out. Tickets are being sold in advance, but you can also buy one at the door. Plates are $8 and include spaghetti, salad, bread and a slice of cake.
 
SCHOOL REGISTRATION
 
Barnwell High School
Registration is underway for the 2017-2018 school year at Barnwell High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following days: Monday, July 31 for freshmen, Tuesday, August 1 for sophomores, Wednesday, August 2 for juniors and Thursday, August 3 for seniors. New students may register on August 3.
Parking decal is $25. Seniors have option to personalize their parking space for additional $25. All fees must be paid with cash or money order. 
Summer hours for guidance are as follows: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on July 11, 18, 25 and August 1. Guidance office returns on August 2. 
 
LIBRARIES
 
Barnwell Library 
• Teen Anime & Manga Club: Thursday, July 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. Share in the love of Japanese comics and animation. Teens in grades 7-12. Snacks provided.
• Adult Coloring: Mondays, July 17 at 3 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity. Supplies 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 LEGO Batman Movie” on July 14 and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on July 28. 
• LEGO Club: Third Wednesday (July 19) of the month at 3 p.m. Bring your imagination we will provide the rest. For grades K-5th only. 
• Homeschool LEGO Club: Wednesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. Open to all homeschool families. Bring your lunch and build with our LEGOs. They’ll also have other STEM activities to try out.
• Preschool Story Time: Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 11 a.m. Stories, songs and more for ages 3-5.
• Potluck Book Club: Monday, July 24 at 3 p.m. Come and discuss what you are currently reading or one of your favorite books. Snacks provided. 
• Lunch & a Movie: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (rated PG) on Thursday, July 18 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, Julu 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your personal devices (laptop, tablet, kindle, phone, etc.) and learn about the digital services the library has to offer and more. 
 
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
 
Barnwell County Public Library 
Teen Camp: Game of Life 
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.
 
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 
Wednesday, July 5 at noon
Chocolate? Vanilla? Strawberry?  Create your own cupcake. Grades 6 to 12.
 
Newspaper Towers 
Thursday, 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
Monday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. 
(K to 5th grade) 
 
Solar S'mores 
Wednesday, July 12 at noon 
Build a s'mores oven. Grades 6-12.
 
Sciencetellers present Pirates at Sea, Storytelling through science experiments!
Monday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. (K to 5th Grade) 
 
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone Interactive Movie 
Wednesday, 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 
Wednesday, 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  
Splashdown with Blackville Fire Dept. (All Ages)
Monday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. 
 
Sciencetellers present Pirates at Sea, Storytelling through science experiments!
Monday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m.  Recommended - K-5th.
 
Williston Branch Library
Sciencetellers present Pirates at Sea, Storytelling through science experiments!
Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. 
Recommended - K-5th Grade. 
 
Splashdown with Williston FD 
Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. 
All ages.
 
MEETINGS
 
Allendale County Council 
Allendale County Council will meet Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the J.W. Wall Jr.’s Council Chambers at the Allendale County Courthouse.