Community Calendar - November 29, 2017
The Church of the Holy Apostles annual chili supper is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. (after the Christmas Parade) in the Parish Hall. Eat in or take out. Chili, cornbread and dessert for $8.
Allendale ALIVE Forum
Celebrate the season with Allendale County ALIVE, Inc. at their 19th Annual Forum on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the James Brandt Building Auditorium (398 Barnwell Hwy., Allendale). Board elections will be held and there will be program updates.
AmeriCorps Meet & Greet
An AmeriCorps team is coming to Barnwell County for three weeks. A welcome event will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m. at Berley’s Pharmacy in downtown Barnwell. The team will conduct various community service projects while they are here.
AARP Driver Safety
AARP Driver Safety will be holding their next class on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Generations Unlimited (11403 Ellenton St., Barnwell). Class is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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.
Barnwell: The City of Barnwell’s Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. Registration information is on the city’s website: www.cityofbarnwell.com/christmas- or call Lynn McEwen at (803) 541-6555.
Blackville: The Blackville Christmas Parade is December 9 at 11 a.m. Contact town hall at (803) 284-2444 to enter your business or organization.
Williston: The Town of Williston Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00PM on Main Street. Awards will be given for Best Band, Best Character, Best Auto, Best Golf-cart and Best Float. For further information, please contact Shannon Mundy at 803-300-1912 or email@example.com.
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at the Barnwell County Public Library. Participants must register at Barnwell City Hall. Cost is $6 per child. Ages under two are free, but still must be registered.
Christmas Tree Lightings
Barnwell: The Christmas Tree Lighting Service on the Circle with the Love Light Dedication will be Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Christmas by Candlelight shopping downtown with snow guaranteed in the forecast. Santa will be there for photos.
Blackville: Blackville’s Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. Choirs are invited.
Kline: The Town of Kline’s Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. in front of town hall.
Williston: Williston’s Christmas Tree Lighting is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in downtown.
Candy Cane Hunt
The Candy Cane Hunt is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at Lemon Park in Barnwell. Free for ages walking to 12.
Festival of Nativities
Williston United Methodist Church will celebrate the birth of Christ with a Festival of Nativities on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. A walking tour of over 100 creches displayed throughout the entire church will remind you of the true meaning of Christmas. Crafts and baked goods will be available for purchase. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds go to United Methodist Women mission projects.
Barnwell State Park (223 State Park Rd., Blackville) invites all ages to join them at Shelter 4 on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. to make holiday ornaments with a park ranger. Natural materials will be used as a base, but use your creativity to make them unique. Cost is $2/participant.
Williston Turkey Shoot
The Williston Fire Department’s 2nd Annual Turkey Shoot is underway every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m. through Dec. 2. It’s held on Barnwell Road in Williston near Winfield Heights Baptist Church.
Cost is $4 per shot. There are several different meats to choose from. Funds will be used to build a building to house the “Old Glory” fire truck.
First Baptist Church of Barnwell is extending its “Bargain Sale” to benefit “The Elevator Fund” to every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Dec. 9. Lots of Christmas Items, toys, jewelry, clothes, furniture and more. Sale is at 21 Allen St., Barnwell.
A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Hope Lodge (13088 W. Main Street, Williston) from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8 and includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, grits and coffee/tea. Funds support Growl in its mission to help animals.
The Barnwell Rural Fire Department will hold a BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon until 7 p.m. at 332 Calhoun St., Barnwell. Dinners of chopped meat, hash and rice, and two sides will be $9. Chopped meat by the pound is $9/pound. BBQ Boston Butts are $25 (pre-order only).
Contact any member of the department for tickets.
Pictures with Santa
Bring your kids and pets to Tractor Supply in Barnwell on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to have their picture taken with Santa. Sitting fee plus a free 5x7 is $10. Additional photos for $5 each. All pets should be current on vaccines and must be crated or on a leash while waiting. Proceeds benefit the Barnwell County Animal Shelter.
Santa’s Senior Shoe Box Project
Join Generations Unlimited in filling hundreds of shoe boxes with gifts for local needy senior citizens this holiday season by participating in Santa’s Senior Shoe Box Project. How to help: Find an empty shoe box, wrap it if possible, determine whether it’s for a male or female and place a label, fill the box with new gifts (calendars, socks, slippers, scarf, gloves, magazines, books, lotions, soaps, sealed candy, etc.), deliver box to Generations Unlimited (10915 Ellenton Street, Barnwell) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the senior centers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop off by Dec. 15.
Give the gift of reading. Honor or commemorate a loved one by donating to the children’s and teen book collections. Visit a Giving Tree at the Barnwell, Williston, and Blackville libraries from Nov. 20 to Jan. 2. For a contribution of $20, a book plate will be placed in a book selected from one of the Giving Trees. Acknowledgement cards are available to give to the honoree or family.
• Closings: All ABBE libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 23 and 24.
• Teen Anime & Manga Club: Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 28 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.
• Story Walk: Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1-3 p.m. Visit Lemon Park to read Snowmen at Night. The story will be posted on the fence nearest the Park Street entrance.
• Craft Night: Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m. Stop by and create a personalized candle or ornament. Open to adults and teens, ages 12 and up. Supplies will be available for first 12 participants of each project.
• Adult Coloring: Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. A relaxing hour of creativity. Supplies and snacks provided.
• Friday Flick: Free popcorn and drinks. All ages welcome; children under 11 must be accompanied by adult.
-Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m.: “Frozen” (When the newly crowned queen accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. Rated PG)
-Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m.: “Home Alone” (An eight-year-old must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Rated PG)
• Family Movie Night: “Polar Express” on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. (A Holiday classic! A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. Wear your favorite holiday PJs and bring your pillow and blanket for extra coziness! Free popcorn and drinks. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Rated G.)
•Teen Gaming Club: Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 2-3 p.m. Try out the Wii and our selection of old school board games. For students in grades 6-12. Snacks provided.
• Teen Crafts: Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 3-4 p.m. Stop by and make something special for yourself or to give as a gift. Open to teens in grades 6-12.
• Preschool Story Time: Thursdays, Dec. 7 and 14 at 11 a.m. (Note time change). Stories, songs and more for ages 3-5. Stay after for 30 minutes of free play.
• LEGO Club: Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. We supply the LEGOs and you bring your imagination! We’ll also have the Magna Tiles and K’Nex.
• Teen Movie: “Elf” on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Watch Elf while you shout, sing, and snack along with the movie! Teens will receive prop bags full of surprises and instructions to interact with the movie. There will also be a “popcorn bar” to design your own flavor of popcorn. Open to teens in grades 6-12.
• Kids Noon Year’s Eve: Saturday, Dec. 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join us for crafts, dancing and treats, as we countdown to a balloon drop at noon! Perfect for little ones (and their grown-ups) who may not stay up to midnight, but still want to ring in the New Year right! Registration required.
• Movie at Lunch: Bring lunch. Coffee & dessert provided.
-Monday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas turn into a big disaster. Rated PG-13).