Community Calendar - August 20, 2014

Farmers Markets
Barnwell: The Fuller Park Farmers Market is open to local artisans and crafters this year and we encourage those in the area to participate in the market. They are accepting vendor applications for the 2014 season. May- September market is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Michael Shumaker with the City of Barnwell Parks and Recreation Department at 803-259-3317.
Elko: The Elko Farmers' Market is seeking vendors for its 2014 season, including farmers and gardeners with cool weather crops, early spring produce like salad greens, broccoli, cabbage, beets, garden peas, spinach and other greens. Berries and bedding plants are also good sellers in the spring and early summer. Crafters and bakers are also welcome.
It's every Saturday until mid-fall, at the corner of Hwy. 78 in Elko. WIC vouchers and senior checks are also accepted.
For more information call (803) 266-2463 or (803) 300-1251.
River Trips
The Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring South Fork River Trips the third Saturday during the months of June through September - currently September 20. Meet at Bobcat Landing (on U.S. 301) north of Bamberg by 9 a.m.
Free shuttle service is provided, but donations are accepted.
For additional information contact Jerry Bell at (803) 300-1972 or
Jailbreak Escape
The Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation will host a Jailbreak Escape race on August 23. Registration begins at 6:15 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m. Entry is $50 for a two person team and $30 for single before August 21.
Register online at
Education Forum
The Denmark Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will sponsor an Education Forum with Tom Thompson, a Candidate for State Superintendent of Education on Saturday, August 23 at the Blackville Community Center from 1-3 p.m.
‘No Boys Allowed' Luncheon
The Barnwell County Arts Council and the Barnwell County Museum will host a "No Boys Allowed" luncheon on Saturday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Effie Mae Fuller Center.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for anyone under the age of 18. Anyone purchasing a $20 luncheon will receive one free opportunity to win an original, custom made dollhouse. All proceeds from the dollhouse fundraiser will benefit the Jean Orr Belcher Scholarship Fund. The dollhouse drawing will be held on December 4 at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Circle in Barnwell.
Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased at Evelyn's Jewelry, by calling the Barnwell County Museum at 803.259.1916, or by emailing the Barnwell County Arts Council at
Lower Savannah Alliance Trail Walk
The Lower Savannah Alliance will conduct a trail walk on Highway 301 South, Burton's Ferry Highway on August 23. Please meet at the LSRA Educational Center on Highway 301 South at 8:45 a.m. or at the second trail parking area on 301 South at 9 a.m. There is no charge for this event.
AARP Driver Safety
AARP Driver Safety will be holding their next class on Thursday, October 23, at Generations Unlimited, located at 11403 Ellenton St, Barnwell. Class will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. You may bring lunch or purchase for a nominal fee from Generations Unlimited.
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.
Please contact Karen Patterson at 803-541-6825 to register for class or if you have any questions.
Gail Reyes Senior Center Events
Gail Reyes Senior Center has events each day:
On August 21 there will be Basic Spanish words and phrases from 9:30-10 a.m.
August 22: XBox 360 Dance from 9:30-10 a.m.
August 25: Fitness Fundamentals Lecture 10:30-11 a.m.
August 26: Book of Old Testament Word Search 9:30-10 a.m.
August 27: Fabric Necklace Craft from 9:30-11 a.m.
Better Choices, Better Health Classes
Better Choices, Better Health classes will be available in Williston soon.
Better Choices, Better Health is a free 6 week curriculum consisting of 2.5 hour courses on living with or caretaker of someone with chronic illness.
The planned begin date for these classes are September 30, 2014 with the classes being held from 10-12:30 p.m. There are at least 10-15 participants required for this class to be held.
ed in attending these classes, please contact the facilitators Ernestine Gloster at (803) 284-2991/803-646-6124, Betty Thompson at (803) 300-4978 or Ferlecia Cuthbertson at

Make it and Take it Art Classes
The Barnwell County Museum and Effie Mae Fuller Community Center will have free Make It and Take it art classes with Glenda Buchanan.
The classes start on September 8 and tun through Octoer 13 from 6-7 p.m. every Monday.
This is for ages 9 to 12 and children must have own transportaiton for drop off and pickup and must be signed up with the Barnwell Recreation Department.
Art on the Half Shell: Oyster Roast
The Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an oyster roast and membership drive on October 4 at the Hooten-Black House in Bamberg.
The event goes from 2-4:30 p.m.
Fall Festival Vendor Registration
The deadline for vendor registration for Fall Festival and Craft Fair is October 30.
For registration information, contact the Barnwell Recreational Department or Barnwell County Museum.


Barnwell Academy Registration
Barnwell Academy is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for Preschool-6th grade. Barnwell Academy is a faith-based, SCISA accredited Christian school now located on Ellenton Street.
Please call (803) 259-4465 or visit for more information or to get an application.

Jefferson Davis Academy
Jefferson Davis Academy is now accepting applications for 2014-145 school year. Grade levels for enrollment are 3K - 12th grades. They also offer an afterschool care program from 2 to 4 p.m. for a very nominal fee.
For more information, please contact the Heads of School at (803) 284-2476.
Winfield Heights Kindergarten
Winfield Heights Christian Kindergarten is enrolling for the 2014-15 school year for grades K3, K4 and K5.
Call the office at (803) 266-3832 between 8 a.m. and noon Monday thru Thursday. Summer hours are: Tuesday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
GBMS Note to Parents
Guinyard-Butler Middle School Principal Craig Hart encourages all parents to review the parent message found via the GBMS website, He strongly encourages parents to review the details with their student(s).
Each One Reach One Program
Each One Reach One after school Program will begin registration on August 1.
For more details contact 803-259-9274.
JDA Scholarship Applications
Jefferson Davis Academy is proud to announce that it is taking applications for the 2014/15 Mackenzie Webster Memorial Scholarship. This is a full tuition scholarship to attend the Academy that is open to any new JDA student entering the high school grade level.
The scholar must strive to be a good citizen who will contribute to the JDA family and demonstrate respect for his/her teachers, the administration, and his/her fellow students. It is hoped that the scholar will actively seek opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities in the arts, athletics, community service and/or student governance as Mackenzie Webster did.
For details, call Jefferson Davis Academy Admissions Office at 803-284-2476, ext. 31.

Barnwell Cub Scout Registration
The Barnwell Scout Pack 692 will have sign up night for boys in grades 1st-5th on August 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Barnwell First Baptist Church Activity Center.
For more information contact Jamie McCormack at 803-300-6360 or Lisa Solomons at 803-584-5517.
Stay and Play Child Care Center
Bedford's Stay and Play Child Care Center is currently accepting applications for the four-year-old Kindergarten. This is a free program.
To qualify your child must: be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2014. Be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or Medicaid. Live in Barnwell County School District. To enroll please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, two proofs of residency, a copy of your child's immunizations, proof of family income, copy of Medicaid (if you receive Medicaid), and a completed applications (applications are available at the center).
If interested please call us at 803-541-7704, email us at, or stop by 140 Carolina Avenue, Barnwell.


*Library events will resume in September*
Barnwell Library
Preschool to 2nd Grade Storytime: Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Come for stories, songs and more.
LEGO Club: Third Wednesday each month from 4-5 p.m.
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.

Blackville Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth Tuesdays 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.

Williston Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth 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.


Zumba Classes
Zumba classes are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. $5 per class. Classes are held at the Effie Mae Community Center at the corner of Hagood and Marlboro, Barnwell.
Barnwell Recreational After School Walk
The Barnwell Recreational Department will have adult supervised after school walks from September 9 to October 14 from 2:30-4 p.m.
This event is for children ages 6-8.


Blackville Planning Commission
The Blackville Planning Commission will meet Thursday, August 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Blackville Town Hall Council Chambers.


Blackville High 60s Reunion
There will be a 60s Reunion for the classes of 1960 to 1970 from Blackville High School on Saturday, September 6 at the Community Center (old gym) at 5 p.m. Cost is $30 per person.
For more information, call Sandra Lott at (828) 447-6729.