Community Calendar - January 30, 2013

Food Drive
UniHealth Post Acute Care of Barnwell (31 Wren St., Barnwell) will host a community food drive beginning Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. through Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m.
Nonperishable and household items are needed and will benefit the Axis 1 Center of Barnwell.
For more information, contact John New at (803) 259-5547.

Free Breakfast
J's Café will serve breakfast every first Sunday (Feb. 3) in the fellowship hall at Greater Faith Ministries (179 Calhoun St., Barnwell) from 8 to 9:45 a.m.

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 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.

‘Oklahoma!' Play
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 ( 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.

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.

Food Giveaway
Angel Wings Food Bank will have a food giveaway on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon for anyone in need of food.


Valentine Gala
The Third Annual Valentine Gala benefiting the Salkehatchie Arts Center will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 7-11 p.m. at the USC Salkehatchie Conference Center in Allendale. 
Tickets are $30/person or $50/couple. Tables of eight can be reserved in advance for $200. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Salkehatchie Arts Center, The Frock Shoppe, Brooker's, and Evelyn's.  
All proceeds benefit the Salkehatchie Arts Center, a non-profit retail shop featuring the works of regional artists, authors, and craftspeople.
To reserve a table or for more information, call (803) 584-6084.  

Chili Supper
Barnwell Academy is hosting a chili supper fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 3, from 1-4 p.m. in the Barnwell Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Plates are $7 and include chili, cornbread and dessert. Chili can be purchased by the pint for $5.

Waffle Supper
The Blackville Civic Club will host their annual waffle supper fundraiser Monday, Feb. 4, from 6-8 p.m. in the Blackville-Hilda High School cafeteria.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. They can be bought at the door or in advance from Willie's Hardware or Blackville Town Hall.

Arts Council Membership Drive
The Marvelous Wonderettes will perform during the Feb. 5 membership drive fundraiser for the Barnwell County Arts Council starting at 7 p.m. in the Barnwell Primary School auditorium.
Tickets are on sale for $10 at Evelyn's Jewelry in Barnwell, Willie's Hardware in Blackville, Rivers Pharmacy in Williston, Brooker's Hardware in Denmark and the Salkehatchie Arts Council in Allendale. They will also be available at the door.
For more information, visit or email

Oyster Roast
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.

Fish Fry
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.
Raffle Fundraiser
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.


BPS Registration
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.
For registration questions and what to bring, call (803) 541-1322.

Family Movie Night
Kelly Edwards Elementary School will host a "Family Movie Night" on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. The movie "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will be shown in the KE Gym. There will be concessions available for purchase.
For additional information, please call Kelly Edwards Elementary School at (803) 266-3737.

Benefit Bank
Kelly Edwards Elementary School will host a SC Benefit Bank session on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. Family members of KEES students with incomes of $60,000 or below will be allowed to prepare and file their income tax returns free of charge. A SC Benefit Bank representative will also be on-site to advise of other supplemental programs that families may qualify for based upon income eligibility.

KEES Registration
Registration for 4-year-old kindergarten and 5-year-old kindergarten at Kelly Edwards Elementary will be held until Feb. 8. Children must be four or five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.
For more information, including what to bring, call (803) 266-3737.


­­Barnwell Library
Friday Flicks: Fridays at 3:45 p.m.
Family friendly movies with free popcorn and a drink!
Feb. 1 - Dolphin Tale (PG)
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. (
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.
Preschool to 2nd Grade Storytime: Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Ages 3 to 5, join us for stories, songs, special crafts, and more!
Call (803) 259-3612 for more information.

Blackville Library
Preschool Storytime: Every other Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Call (803) 284-2295 for more information.

Williston Library
Preschool Storytime: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Call (803) 266-3027 for more information.