The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser is your community newspaper. One of the ways we involve ourselves is by running the events and happenings of the community in our weekly calendar. Send us your event listing no later than noon the Monday prior to publication (Thursday) and we will list your event in the newspaper. There is no charge for most event listings. To list your event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 537-5261.
CHERAW - 2012 BUSINESS/INDUSTRY EXPO-JOB FAIR
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Cheraw Community Center, corner of Powe and Second Street
WHAT: Celebrating the 14th anniversary of the Cheraw Business/Industry Expo- Job Fair sponsored by the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cheraw. Find out what is produced in the Cheraw area. Free admission, Register for free door prizes, while supporting your local business and industries. Also, there will be a Business After Hours (entrance age over 21) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Sponsored by Agape Hospice.
CONTACT: Phil Powell (President), Kellie Joyner & Damian Ashe (Committee Co-Chair), or Phil Homan (Chairman)
THEATER ON THE GREEN CONCERT
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28- 7pm
WHERE: Theater on the Green, 200 Market Street
WHAT: Cheraw Arts Commission presents Endless Summer… Forever Young Concert featuring Charleston based The Explorer’s Club Band original music influenced by the vocal harmony style of the Beach Boys! Tickets $10, single or 2 for $18 - available at Cheraw Community Center
CONTACT: 843.537.8420 x12
FAMILY AND FRIENDS WEEKEND CELEBRATION
WHEN: September 29 & 30
WHERE: George W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church
WHAT: September 29 at noon, will be our HAT and HIGH TEA LUNCHEON. Wear your hat, your beret, your fascinator-causal or formal. Rev. Redonia Thomas will be the guest speaker. September 30 at 11 a.m. will celebrate Family and Friends day. Rev. Samuel L. Sparks, III will be the guest speaker.
CONTACT: Margaret Reid at 843-537-7809
BBQ & BAKE SALE
WHEN: Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Faith Christian Academy, Greene St, Cheraw
WHAT: BBQ and Bake Sale with chicken or pork plates. There will be a limited number of one pound BBQ pork packages available for sale. Tickets can be purchased from parents or teachers from FCA or are available at the school during the barbecue. Plates are $7.00 The Spring and Fall barbecue’s are the school’s major fundraisers and we appreciate the community’s support.
THE WALKING IN AUTHORITY FASHION SHOW
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Theater on the Green in Cheraw
WHAT: Your are cordially invited to: The Walking in Authority Fashion Show For the Meek and Elite. “Church Fashion with Christ Passion!” There will be a men and women’s categories. Anyone of age 25 and up is eligible to participate in this fashion show. If you wish to be a contestant there will be a meeting Aug. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Robinson AME Zion Church in Cheraw. Additional meeting to be announced. There is a $5 donation at the door.
CONTACT: Miss Jina Smith at 843-287-2116 or 843-320-9046 OR her mother, Ms. Penny Dixon at 843-287-5027
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH SINGING
WHEN: Sunday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Westside Baptist Church located on the corner of Claremont and W. Market St.
WHAT: We will be hosting a singing featuring the Believer’s Quartet from Sumter, SC, “Following God’s Call to where ever IT leads.” Please come worship and fellowship with us.
CONTACT: Westside Baptist
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Clanton Plains Baptist Church, Chesterfield
WHAT: Gospel Singing featuring Melissa Bradshaw
CONTACT: Clanton Plains Baptist Church
CHERAW ARTS COMMISSION BURR GALLERY WORKS
WHEN: Oct. 2-30, Exhibit hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm
WHERE: Burr Gallery, 200 Powe St, Cheraw
WHAT: Cheraw Arts Commission Burr Gallery Works in Brass by J. Gleason featuring sculptures created from musical instruments by Pee Dee area artist Jim Gleason. Come see his Dizzy inspired pieces!
CONTACT: 843.537.8420 ext 12
2012 POLITICAL FORUM
WHEN: October 4 at 6 p.m.
WHAT: The Cheraw area African American Ministerial Alliance will sponsor a 2012 Political Forum. All the politicians in the Cheraw and Chesterfield area have been invited to come and speak concerning their platform. This will be a time for you to meet and greet your local politicians. A brief question and answer session will be held at the conclusion of the forum. Light refreshments will be served.
CONTACT: African American Ministerial Alliance
GOSPEL PROGRAM AME ZION CHURCH
WHEN: Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Drucilla A.M.E Zion Church
WHAT: A gospel program featuring The Fire Singing Stars of Columbia
CONTACT: AME Zion Church
BURCH FAMILY REUNION
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Elizabeth Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Mt. Croghan
WHAT: Annual Burch family reunion. A covered dish luncheon will be served and make plans now to attend and bring a well filed basket.
CONTACT: Dell B. Chapman 843-634-5500
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 7
WHERE: Spring Branch Baptist Church-5106 Middendorf Road
WHAT: Rev. Dan Gardner, Chalk Artist will be bringing the message. Lunch will be served after service. Please invite friends & former members.
FALL BAZAAR & BARBECUE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. David’s Episcopal Church
WHAT: St. David’s Episcopal Church Fall Bazaar and Barbecue with chicken and pork plates. Also, new this year is the Christmas Shop. Bazaar items include: baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, homemade butters, frozen casseroles, arts and crafts, vintage items, home improvement items, jewelry, clocks, and much more. Personalized ornaments for $10 each. Star your holiday shopping early!!!
CONTACT: Sandy Bray at 843-367-4378
JEFFERSON 2ND ANNUAL BLUE JAY FESTIVAL
WHEN: Oct. 12 and 13
WHERE: Downtown Jefferson
WHAT: The 2nd annual Blue Jay Festival will begin on Saturday, Oct. 6, with a softball tournament and the Miss Blue Jay Pageant. Festivities will continue Friday, Oct. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 13, with Jefferson’s Got Talent, 5K Run/Walk, the Blue Jay Parade and ending with a dance on Saturday night. Events for the entire family to enjoy such as karaoke, a corn hole tournament, a shag contest, a car and bike show along with many other children’s activities.
CONTACT: 843-658-7600 or www.townofjeffersonsc.com
GOSPEL TABERNACLE FALL RAINBOW TEA
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Gospel Tabernacle Church- 549 Deaton St, Ruby
WHAT: Come out and enjoy an evening at the Gospel Tabernacle. Admission for adults is $5 and children 5-12 tickets are $3.
CONTACT: Bertha Burroughs 843-337-9934 or the church at 843-634-5585
FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Wesley United Methodist Church – 307 Greene St in Cheraw
WHAT: Dinner and fellowship will immediately follow the worship service in the dining hall. The public is invited to attend.
CONTACT: Rev. Redonia Thomas or Ms. Jones at 843-537-7523
ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM
WHEN: Oct. 14
WHERE: Mt. Calvary UFBH Church of God, Inc.- 103 Fletcher St, Bennettsville
WHAT: Pastor Jean Sellers of New Faith Christian Center will be the speaker.
CONTACT: Evangelist Laura Green 843-537-6734
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Wesley United Methodist Church Educational Building on 307 Greene St.
WHAT: Our guest speaker is Dr. Karen Chandler, associate professor of the College of Charleston and co-founder/principal of the Charleston Jazz Initiative. She will also have for sell LEGENDS, a CD recording of jazz artists who are native to Charleston and those with musical and familial ties to South Carolina. Tickets $25.
CONTACT: For additional information contact the, Southern African American Heritage Center, 843-921-9989, www.southernaaheritagecenter.org.
DIZZY GILLESPIE SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
WHEN: Oct. 19
WHERE: Cheraw State Park Golf Course
WHAT: Each year the Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Golf Tournament is held the third week of October, in conjunction with the Cheraw Jazz Festival. The organizations primary goal is to help students of Chesterfield County attend schools of higher education. You may show your support by sponsoring a team for the tournament or max a free donation to the scholarship fund.
CONTACT: James Sweeney at 843-537-4663
“MEET THE PIONEERS” FALL WALKING TOUR
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Foundry Hill Cemetery
WHAT: Come and join us for our 1st annual “Meet the Pioneers” Fall Cemetery Walking Tour at Foundry Hill Cemetery. We will learn about the contributions of local African Americans and where they are buried. Mr. Ted Bradley a caretaker of the cemetery and Felicia Flemming-McCall will be the tour guides. We will meet you at the front of the cemetery on Marion Street. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along your book, African Americans of Chesterfield County if you like. Tour Cost-Adults $8 and Children (5-18) are $5.
CONTACT: For tickets and additional information please contact the, Southern African American Heritage Center, 843-921-9989, email@example.com.
THEATRE OF ILLUSION
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Theatre on the Green, 200 Market St,
WHAT: Cheraw Arts Commission presents Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. Described as “Modern Day Houdinis”, this duo presents a big, high-tech stage show that combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense with elaborate stage illusions. Audience members will not believe their eyes! Please call for ticket information.
CONTACT: 843.537.8420 ext 12
ROSENWALD HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
WHEN: November 2-4
WHERE: Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at Darlington High School, SIMT Conference Center in Florence, Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School
WHAT: Alumni of Rosenwald High School announce its Biennial Reunion to be held November 2-4, 2012. The reunion is open to all alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the school that was founded in Society Hill, SC in 1930. The three-day Reunion includes a Friday evening registration with an Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at Darlington High School; marching and riding units in the Society Hill Catfish Festival Parade; a Saturday evening banquet at the SIMT Conference Center in Florence; and a Sunday morning Worship and Remembrance Service at the Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School.
CONTACT: See Marie Swiney, Roosevelt Wallace, or Booker T McPhail Jr. for tickets or call (843) 378-4735. Visit us on facebook/rosenwaldschoolreunion
BURR GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
WHEN: Nov. 5-30, Hours - Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Burr Gallery at 200 Powe Street
WHAT: Cheraw Arts Commission Burr Gallery Reflections: Photography Exhibit of Cheraw’s Days Gone. This exhibit features a collection of Black & White photographs of Cheraw homes and buildings from 1890-1910
CONTACT: 843.537.8420 ext 12
WHEN: Every Thursday, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Chesterfield Branch Library
WHAT: Story time for kids. No cost to attend.
CONTACT: For more information, contact 843-623-6730.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
WHEN: 2nd Thursday of every month.
WHERE: Smokehouse Grill, Hwy. 151 N., Jefferson
WHAT: Chesterfield County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind monthly meetings.
CONTACT: 843-658-3251 for more information.
WHEN: Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Faith Temple Church, 4044 Delta Heights Road, Wallace
WHAT: There will be a bible “seed of faith” study for you and your family. Gain understanding of your purpose and your destiny.
CONTACT: For information, call 843-377-9375.
CLASSIC CAR CLUB
WHEN: 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Shoney’s 905 E. 5th St., Hartsville
WHAT: If you own or have an interest in classic cars, trucks or motorcycles, please join us.
CONTACT: Mike Northcutt 843-332-5015 or 843-621-8031 or Harry Wallace 843-332-1836 or 843-229-2923.
WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Lodge located on the N. Marquis Highway
WHAT: Monthly meetings for lodge #1112 and 152. If you are interested in joining, come and enjoy a meal and entertainment before the meetings.
CONTACT: John Briggs 843-332-6570, Harry Wallace 843-332-1836, Ron Howard 843-332-0889 or Orville Anderson 843-857-8540.
AMVET MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
WHERE: Post 177, Wallace
WHAT: Membership Drive. Sign up or re-new your membership. All military branches welcome.
CONTACT: Earl Hood, 843-439-0401 or Melvin Cohoon, 843-862-5883.
GREATER PEE DEE ANIMAL RESCUE MEETING
WHEN: 6 p.m., Last Saturday of each month.
WHERE: Mary’s Restaurant, Market St., Cheraw
WHAT: Hot dog sale at Cheraw IGA the first Saturday of each month.
CONTACT: Call 843-537-5763 or 843-535-2294.
WHERE: Chesterfield County Animal Shelter.
CONTACT: Debbie Farhi at 704-451-955 or Susan Helms 704-361-3879.
CHERAW ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
WHEN: Daily meetings.
WOMEN SUPPORT GROUP
WHEN: Every Thursday at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 339 N. Page St., Chesterfield
CONTACT: Sheila Awe at 843-623-7364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GREATER CHERAW CHILDREN’S CHORUS & YOUTH CHORALE
WHEN: Remainder of the Year, Until Spots are Filled
WHAT: Auditions for the greater Cheraw Children’s Chorus and Youth Chorale. Call to Schedule a time.
CONTACT: Ms. Wilkerson at 843-601-5745