Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Ball
The third annual Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Ball will be Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Guinyard-Butler Middle School. Activities will include a dinner buffet, dancing, a take home craft and songs.
Registration is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis at Barnwell City Hall. The cost is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional child.
For more information on this great event, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (803) 259-3317.
The Williston-Elko High School Drama Department will present Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" Feb. 8-9, in the W-E District Auditorium at 7 p.m.
OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals (www.rnh.com).The musical is based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. The original stage production was famous for its lyrics and music written and composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and for its dances staged by Agnes de Mille.
Admission is $6, though children three and under are free if they sit in a parent's lap. No seat reservations will be made and patrons are encouraged to arrive early to get choice seating. The house will open at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets are on sale from cast members or by calling WEHS at (803) 266-3110.
A marriage conference, hosted by Winfield Heights Baptist Church (315 Chester St., Williston), will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. Danny Akin will be the guest speaker.
Tickets are $30/couple in advance or $35 at the door. It includes breakfast, lunch, childcare and the conference.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (803) 266-3832.
Free Drug Addiction Class
Earnest Williams will hold a free class to help people get away from drug addictions on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kline Town Hall. Refreshments will be served.
Hotdog & Talk
The Hotdog & Talk youth mentorship program will be Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Barnwell County Public Library to discuss gun violence and how to control anger as a youth. Food will be provided.
Voter ID Workshops
The Barnwell County Voter Registration & Elections office will conduct educational workshops for the public on Photo ID on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 20. The presentations begin at 6 p.m. in County Council Chambers (34 Pechman St., Barnwell).
They will explain new types of identification required to vote at the polls. Information will include: five ID's allowed for voting, how to obtain a Voter Registration Card with a photo, and provisional voting without a photo ID.
For additional information, call 803-541-1060.
Circle Theatre play to debut
Don't Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell will make its Lowcountry debut at Circle Theatre Feb. 22, 23, 28, March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. as well as Feb. 24 at 3 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.
Angel Wings Food Bank will have a food giveaway on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon for anyone in the community in need of food.
Free Art Club
Jade Bolin and the Art in My Heart Club (children ages 10-18) meet at the Barnwell County Museum every Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. It is free to the public; just bring your own supplies.
For more information, call (803) 259-1916.
The El Bab Shrine Club (571 Patterson Mill Rd., Barnwell) will host an oyster roast Saturday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. It costs $15/person for all you can eat oysters. Other foods will also be provided as well as music.
A BBQ chicken plate fundraiser to benefit Elaine Hiers, who is undergoing cancer treatments, will be held Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Johns Baptist Church in Ehrhardt. Orders must be placed by Feb. 8.
Plates are $7 and include: 1/2 chicken, cole slaw, string beans, roll and dessert. Also selling 1/2 chickens for $4 each. Donations can also be made to St. Johns Baptist Church, 2468 St Johns Church Rd., Ehrhardt, S.C. 29081
For more information or to reserve a plate, call (803) 383-2748 or email email@example.com to reserve yours today.
The Knights of Columbus Council 9161 will hold their annual fish fry fundraiser Friday, Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Church Hall. Plates are $7 for adults and $4 for children and include fish, cole slaw, fries and hush puppies.
For more information, contact John Zawacki at (803) 259-0587 or Gary Willis at (803) 259-1639.
A raffle fundraiser to benefit Philip Fail is going on through Saturday, Feb. 23. The prize is a 12'x8' utility barn with siding and shingles made by Don's Utility Barns.
Ticket locations include: Fairfax Pharmacy (c/o Carol Beth Davis), Gordon's Barber Shop in Barnwell (c/o William DeFreest), and Country Cutters in Hampton (c/o Lindsay Jones).
For more information, contact Jo or Larry Fail at (803) 300-2158 or (803) 266-7568.
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.
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.
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 Annie Sanders at (803) 259-1167 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or the Sweetwater Country Club.
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.
Registration for 4-year-old Pre-K and 5K at Barnwell Primary School will be held the following dates from 8 to 11 a.m. in building 1: Feb. 12-15 for 4 Pre-K; Feb. 20-22 for 4 Pre-K & 5 K; March 26-29 for 4 Pre-K & 5 K; and April 24-26 for 4 Pre-K & 5K. Children must be four or five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.
The following records are required for registration: S.C. Shot Record (long white form from your doctor or the health dept.); Certified Birth Certificate; Child's Social Security Card; two current dated proofs of residence in parent's name and address; and a $15 material fee due at registration (5K only)
For registration questions, call (803) 541-1322.
Registration for 4-year-old kindergarten and 5-year-old kindergarten at Kelly Edwards Elementary School will be held until Feb. 8. Children must be four or five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.
The following items are required for registration: Immunization Records, Birth Certificate, Child's Social Security Card, proof of residence in parent's name and address such as current electric or water bill/statement within the district and the parent's driver license or other state or federal photograph identification, Medicaid Card (4 year old only), and Proof of Income (4 year old only).
The Denmark Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will have its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., Voorhees College. The re-dedication ceremony will begin immediately following the meeting.
The Barnwell County Retired Educator Meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. in the Barnwell County Library (40 Burr St., Barnwell). All retired teachers and staff from Barnwell, Blackville and Williston schools are invited to attend.
For additional information, call Jerry Bell at (803) 300-1972.
Black History Program
Kelly Edwards Elementary School will have their African-American Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. The community is invited to attend this event.
Barnwell Academy Registration
Barnwell Academy is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Grade levels to be offered include 3K, 4K, 5K, and 1st-5th grades.
In order to apply, parents may pick up an application at the school office in the Barnwell Presbyterian Church Education Wing or through the website, www.barnwellacademy.org.
For more information, call (803) 259-4465.
The South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center is partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to launch a poster contest to get fifth graders to think about the benefits of the bicycle. Posters should be on the theme of "Bicycling makes life better."
One winner will be selected from each state to receive a bike, bike light and helmet. One national winner will win a trip to the 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., and their school will receive bicycle parking to park 20 bikes and a bike/walk tracking system called The Hub.
To learn more about the poster contest or to participate, contact Nicole Brown at Nicole@SCSafeRoutes.org or Carolyn Battaglia at Carolyn@SCSafeRoutes.org. Also visit www.sariscyclinggroup.com/postercontest.
Friday Flicks: Fridays at 3:45 p.m.
Family-friendly movies with free popcorn and a drink!
Feb. 8 - Here Comes the Boom (PG)
A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. (IMDB.com)
Feb. 15 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Days (PG)
School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. (IMDB.com)
Feb. 22 - Won't Back Down (PG)
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. (IMDB.com)
Reading to Rover: Tuesdays in February from 3:40-5 p.m.
Struggling readers 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. (Jan. 10-Feb. 28)
Ages 3 to 5, join us for stories, songs, special crafts, and more!
Outreach Story Time
Can't make it to our regular story time? We can bring the magic of reading to your daycare or classroom with stories, songs, puppets and more!
Call Kindra at 259-3612.
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.
Join their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BarnwellCountyPublicLibrary)
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.
Stories, activities and snacks for ages 3-5.
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.
Stories, songs, crafts and more for ages 3-5.
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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