Don't Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell will make its Lowcountry debut at Circle Theatre Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.
This mostly true story follows the hysterical drama of "Gone With the Wind's" journey from novel to major motion picture in 1939. Tomorrow may be another day, but you won't have another opportunity to experience this entertaining performance of sleep deprived men stuck in an office for seven days surviving only on bananas and peanuts! Don't Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell contains some politically incorrect themes and content and mild adult language.
Make reservations by calling (803) 259-7046 or picking up tickets from Evelyn's Jewelry & Gift Shop.
Meet & Greet
Barnwell County Hospital will host a meet and greet for their newest physician Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Williston Fire Station (13120 Main St., Williston).
Low Country Health Care System, Inc. will host free blood pressure and blood sugar testing Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. at the Blackville Community Center.
Shepeard Community Blood Center will host blood drives Friday, March 1 and Friday, March 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of The People-Sentinel (9988 Dunbarton Blvd., Barnwell).
Donors will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
For more information, visit www.shepeardblood.org.
Organic Growing Conference
The State Organic Growing Conference will be held Saturday, March 2, at the Longleaf Middle School near Columbia. It's sponsored by the SC Organization for Organic Living.
For more information, visit www.scorganicliving.com or contact Rebecca McKinney at Rebecca@scorganicliving.com or (864) 414-5337.
Better Choices, Better Health
Participants are being sought for a six-week series of workshops called Better Choices, Better Health, which will be held every Tuesday between March 5 and April 9 at 10 a.m. at the Blackville Community Center. Members of churches and organizations are especially being targeted.
The program was developed by Stanford University to help people manage chronic health conditions, such as arthritis and heart disease.
Register by calling Earnestine Gloster at (803) 284-2991 or Betty Thompson at (803) 300-4978.
The Barnwell County Republican Party will have their biennial precinct reorganization meeting on Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Barnwell County Library (40 Burr St., Barnwell). A makeup meeting will be held on Monday, March 25, at the same location and time for those precincts that are not organized on March 11.
If you would like to become involved in the BCRP, you are invited to attend these precinct reorganization meetings. To participate all you need is your ‘voter registration card,' to establish your voting precinct.
A job and health fair will be held March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barnwell High School as part of Barnwell County Day, which is sponsored by Gov. Nikki Haley's Original Six Foundation.
A variety of opportunities will be available, including resume preparation assistance, job search assistance, interviewing tips, on-site employer contacts, and computer access for on-line employment opportunities.
Easter Egg Hunt
Laurel Baye Healthcare of Williston will have a community Easter Egg Hunt on March 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for children in the surrounding area. Eggs will be filled with candy and money prizes. The Golden Easter eggs will be for gift cards. There will also be live entertainment and refreshments.
The Sandlapper League's annual SPUDS luncheon will be Friday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (eat in or take out). Funds raised will benefit the Barnwell County Library. Tickets are $7.
Contact a league member for tickets.
Taste of the Seasons
The Barnwell County Detention Center is sponsoring a "Taste of the Seasons" fundraiser for the Relay for Life on March 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gale Reyes Senior Center in Barnwell. It will include featured foods from Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter cooked and donated by county employees as well as local restaurants like Country Cupboard.
Tickets are a $6 donation and are available in advance from the Barnwell County Detention Center.
Night of the Unleashed
The Animal Advocates will host the second annual Night of the Unleashed fundraiser, an evening of "cat"tails, hors d'oeuvres, auction, raffles and dancing, on Saturday, March 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Sweetwater Country Club.
Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds benefiting the Friends for Life Foster Center. There will also be a cash bar. The attire is dressy casual.
Sponsorship opportunities (which can be anonymous) are available from $100 and up. They include tickets to the event and recognition at the event. All other amounts will be considered donations. All sponsor and donation amounts are tax deductable.
Tickets are available at Evelyn's Jewelry in Barnwell, Williston Charm in Williston, or from any board member.
Pet Easter Portraits
The Animal Advocates will hold their annual Pet Portraits with the Easter Bunny Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pick of the Litter Shoppe in downtown Barnwell. Rebecca Willis of Willis Photography will be the photographer.
The cost is a $10 sitting fee, which includes a free 5x7 or two 4x6's. Package options will be available.
Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Warhorse Club Fundraisers
The 27th Annual Warhorse Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, March 9 at 8 a.m. at Sweetwater Country Club.
For more information, call Sweetwater at (803) 259-5004.
Later that day, an oyster roast (advanced tickets only) will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sweetwater. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. This includes admission to the club's 27th annual dance featuring Cody Webb and will be from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets for the oyster roast can be purchased from Lee's Treasures, Evelyn's Jewelry & Gifts in Barnwell or any club member. Admission just to the dance (not including the oyster roast) is $25 per person or $40 per couple and can be paid at the door.
The Ronny Bruner golf fundraiser will be held March 22 at the Sweetwater Country Club. The shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. The style will be four man captain's choice and costs $200 per team.
There are several score enhancers: ladies tee option ($5 per man per hole), mulligans ($5 per man per hole), blind tee off ($5 per man per hole), and ball adjustment rope ($5 per man one hole).
Prizes will be awarded for top finishing teams and individual closest to hole. Burgers and hotdogs will also be available.
Dixon Golf will present the Dixon Challenge on one of the par 3's. Each golfer will receive over $300 in prizes just for participating, including a choice of a free wedge or hybrid golf club ($10 challenge).
All proceeds go to Quentin and Ronny Bruner and their family to help offset the cost of a brain aneurism. Donations are also welcome.
For more information, contact Gibby or Amie Sanders at (803) 259-1167 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or the Sweetwater Country Club.
The Barnwell County Career Center FFA Rodeo Pageant will be held Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Barnwell Primary School. Applications must be received by March 22.
Pageant participants will collect donations for Autism Awareness. There will be three age divisions broken down similar to the riders who will ride in the upcoming S.C. High School Rodeo Association event April 26-27 hosted by BCCC FFA and Edisto High School FFA chapters.
The following awards will be presented: Rodeo Princess (1st - 4th grades), Jr. Rodeo Queen (5th - 8th grades), and Rodeo Queen (9th - 12th grades). Each division winner will receive a scholarship/savings bond and a runner-up will also be announced.
Applications can be picked up at the BCCC, from an FFA member, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Rosier 5K Race
The 7th Annual Susie Rosier Character of Fitness 5K Run/Walk, benefiting the Barnwell County Animal Shelter Foundation, will be April 13. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Barnwell Veteran's Park on Hwy. 278 near the airport.
Pre-registration is $20 until April 1, which includes an event T-shirt. The late fee is $25 and can be done until 7:30 a.m. the morning of the race. Children under 6 are free; however a T-shirt is $10.
The money raised goes to provide spay or neuter for low-income Barnwell resident's pets at no cost or low cost. In 2012, the money raised provided over 250 spays and neuters.
Printing a registration form from www.dogwoodanimal.net or pick one up at The Property Shoppe or Dogwood Animal Hospital.
For more information, call (803) 259-5606.
Friday Flicks: Fridays at 3:45 p.m.
Family-friendly movies with free popcorn and a drink!
March 1 - Chasing Mavericks (PG)
When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it (IMDB.com).
Reading to Rover: Tuesdays in February from 3:40-5 p.m.
Students who love to read in grades K-5 can sign up for a weekly 20-minute session to read to Tess, a trained therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. To sign up, stop by the library or call 259-3612.
Preschool to 2nd Grade Storytime: Thursdays at 11 a.m. (Through Feb. 28, then resumes April 11-May 23)
Country Line Dancing: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Come get a workout with Generations Unlimited for free and learn a new dance! Classes are held in the library community room and no special equipment or clothing is needed.
For more information, contact Generations Unlimited at 541-3688.
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.
Preschool Storytime: Every other Tuesday 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.
Preschool Storytime: 2nd and 4th 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.
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