Pee Dee Male Conference in recognition with Sexual Assault Awareness Reducing Our Assault Risk (ROAR) themed “Standing Stronger. Standing Together”, will be held at 513 Barnes St., Florence, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free lunch, live entertainment, resource booths and door prizes will be on hand. Join Us For These Exciting Workshops: “It’s All in the Music” - A look at music and its effect on youth; “Brother To Brother, Honest Talk about HIV/STDs”; “Sexting, Texting, Twittering - What Parents Should Know”; “New Fads in Alcohol” (Parents Only); “Get Your Swag Game On” - Coming into manhood as defined by today’s generation; “Protecting the Lady in Your Life” - The important role that males play in ending violence against girls/women. Registration is required by April 5 by going to www.peedeecoalition.org or by calling Tracey Williamson at 843-395-2748. This event is co-sponsored by Orr Company, Inc., the City of Florence Parks & Beautification, Boys & Girls Club of the Pee Dee, and Florence Mayor’s Coalition Against Youth Crime.
A benefit sale and singing will be held at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, 2539 Grants Mill Rd., Wallace. The sale will begin at 2 p.m. and singing will begin at 6 p.m. Fish plates will be sold until they are all gone, hot dogs and baked goods will also be available. Singing will feature local singers and churches. This fundraiser will be held for Scottie and Stephanie Brigman. He was hospitalized for over two months. Due to his prolonged hospital stay he has required rehabilitation. Donations may be mailed to: True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church, 5038 Hatcher Hill Rd., Wallace, S.C. 29596. For more information call Rev. Thomas Guinn, Pastor at 843-287-2717.
Cheraw State Park fish program (DNR fish simulator) will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information call 843-537-9656.
The annual Lisenby reunion will be held at Hopewell Baptist Church, Chesterfield at 12:45 p.m. The church is located on S.C. HWY 9 West of Chesterfield. Church services will begin at 10 a.m. Bring a covered dish and join us for fun and fellowship.
Please be aware that there will be NO board meeting on April 12. The recent meeting was in place of the April meeting.
The On Stage Theatre Group in collaboration with the Cheraw High School Ninth Grade Academy will be presenting “Stay as Dead as you are”, a play written by Lee Mueller. The performances will be at the Cheraw High School. ShowTime both nights is 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at Cheraw High School, Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, Cheraw Community Center, Brown’s Gift Shop, L & W Hair Design and The Cheraw Chronicle. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door.
Class of 1980 will hold a meeting at Jap Roddy’s home, 106 Woodland Circle, Cheraw at 5 p.m. Plans will be made for the upcoming class reunion scheduled for the weekend of June 25-26, 2010. For questions call Tyrone Ford at 843-337-8399 or Jap Roddy at 843-537-0303. Any 1980 classmates are welcome to attend.
Miss Society Hill Poker Run will be held along with registration at Buddy’s, Hwy 52 North, Society Hill. Cost is $20 per hand, an extra hand is $10 and an extra card is $5. This event will benefit The Children’s Miracle Network. First bike out at 11 a.m., last bike out at 1 p.m. and last bike in at 5 p.m. Best hand receives 20% of registration; second best hand received 15% and worst hand receives 10%. Door prizes will be given away along with a 50/50 drawing. For more information call Ann Breckenridge at 843-378-4221` or 843-307-6367 or Carolyn Oliver at 843-409-1198. First stop will be Airport Lounge, Hwy 9, Cheraw; second stop will be The Curve, Ruby Rd., Patrick; third stop will be Jr’s Lounge, S. 5th St., Hartsville; fourth stop TBA; and fifth stop will be Mike’s Bar & Grill, Hwy 340, Darlington.
The John Thomas and Sara Jane White Lee Family Reunion will be at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. There will be a table provided to share your family memorabilia/photos. Bring a well-filled basket along with tea or sodas. Dinnerware will be provided.
Carolina Family Planning Centers is hosting Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy Winner, Tim Tebow, as the keynote speaker for their annual banquet at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Darlington. Seats are limited. For more information call 843-307-1552.
Free Total Cholesterol & Diabetes Screening sponsored by Wannamaker Drug, located at 107 West Blvd, Chesterfield will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No appointment is needed!
Cheraw High Class of 1971 will have a meeting at 4 p.m. at Robert Smalls Family Center in Cheraw to plan for a class reunion. The planning committee is requesting the name and addresses of all alumnis. For more information call 843-479-4261 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers are needed to fill different positions at the Craig House, 339 North Page St., Chesterfield from 6-9:30 p.m. For more information call Lisa J or Lisa W at 843-623-7364.
Yard Sale of the Carolinas will be held on Main Street in Chesterfield, just off S.C. Hwy 9. There will be handmade local crafts, music and entertainment all day long, local artisans, activities, household goods, books, food, antiques, games, pony rides, a huge children’s play area, prizes and lots of fun.
Cheraw State Park will have Full Moon Canoe Float. For more information call 843-5379656.
The Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held at Green River Country Club. Social Hour is 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Senator Vincent Sheheen. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Carolina Bank, First Citizens and Savannah’s. For more information call the Chamber office at 843-623-2343.
Cheraw Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in Cheraw Saturday through Wednesday. Open speaker meetings are held Sundays at 8 p.m. On Mondays a Big Book study group meets at 8 p.m. The sharing group meets on Tuesdays at noon; Wednesdays at 8 p.m. is a closed discussion group and Saturdays at noon there is 12 and 12 study groups. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 212 Church St in Cheraw. For more information, call (843) 910-5065 or (843) 623-2210.
The Cheraw Recreation and Leisure Services Department will be offering an exercise class called “The Three M’s: Mix, Match & Move”. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Bring a towel, no restrictions on age, weight, etc. Everybody welcome. Yoga Classes will be offered on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Classes will begin February 15 and run for six weeks (until March 25th). The instructor is Simone Heider of Cheraw. Please contact the recreation office at 537-8420 to register and for more information. Pre-registration is required.
The Pee Dee Coalition hosts a women’s support group every Thursday at 4 p.m. at its Chesterfield County office which is located at 339 N. Page St in Chesterfield. For more information contact Sheila Awe at (843) 623-7364 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greater Pee Dee Animal Rescue invites you to join us in our monthly meetings that are held the first and third Tuesdays at the Harvest Community Daycare and Church located on Hwy 9, beginning at 7 p.m. Our meetings are open to the public and everyone interested in animal welfare in the Pee Dee area is welcome to come to our meetings. For more information call 843-537-1333, 843-537-5763 or 843-535-2294.
Attention:” Purple Heart Veterans of any War”
The Local Purple Heart Veterans are interested in forming a Purple Heart chapter for Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties. Please contact Ed Norris at 843-537-9829.
The South Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, is working on chartering a new UDC chapter in the Cheraw/Bennettsville area. We have three women who are interested in starting this chapter. We need seven prospects to apply for a charter.
If you know of any women (your wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins, aunts, etc.) who might be interested in being a charter member of this new chapter, please write to: email@example.com for more information.
The application fee is $40 and it is not paid until the application is actually submitted.
The Cheraw Ministerial Alliance announces a series of Wed. lunches and devotional services for the observance of he Christian season of Lent. Each Wed. Feb. 17 through March 24, the First Baptist Church of Cheraw will be the site of a noon Lenten lunch and devotional service. Leading the services will be Cheraw area pastors. Each Wed. a different pastor will speak. Only one pastor will speak per night in the following order: Rev. Kyle Henderson of First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Jerry Corbett of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Rev. Paul Wood of First United Methodist Church, Rev. Cheryl Toothe of Mt. Olivet and Pleasant Grove United Methodist Churches, Rev. Dan Barber of First Baptist Church, and Rev. Bill Oldland of St. David’s Episcopal Church. For more information call 843-537-7002.
Westside Baptist Church has a church sponsored soup kitchen every Wednesday night at the church 5-7 p.m. A church service follows at 7:15 p.m.
Pastor Arlie Cole and the congregation of Faith Community Baptist Church located on Hwy. 52 between Cheraw and Society Hill invite you to join us in worship services. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday evening services start at 6 p.m. Nursery is provided.
For more information call Pastor Cole at 843-378-9233.