Children’s Art Class with instructor Kelly Bollman - Learn cool printmaking techniques at the Cheraw Community Center. For 1st-4th grades at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $30. For more information call 843-537-8420.
July 15-Aug. 13
YMCA fall sports registration is being held at the front desk of the Chesterfield Family YMCA. Please bring the child’s birth certificate with you to registration. Flag football ages 6-8, cost is $20 for member and $35 for non-member; contact football ages 9-10 (small fry) and 11-12 (mites), cost is $45 for member and $60 for non-member. For small fry, the child cannot be turning 11 before Dec. 1 and must reach age 9 before the first practice. For mites, the child cannot be turning 13 before Dec. 1; soccer ages 4-6 (instruction league), ages 7-9 (small fry), ages 10-12 (mites) and ages 13-15 (midgets), cost is $30 for member and $45 for non-member; cheerleading ages 9-10 (small fry) and ages 11-12 (mites), cost is $25 for member and $40 for non-member. The age classification is determined by the child’s age as of Dec. 1, 2010. Scholarships are available. For more information call the YMCA at 843-623-9622.
Free Fridays On Main - The Chesterfield Arts Commission will host a Movie on Main with a showing of the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at The Palmetto Pavilion, located beside the Chesterfield Library, on Main Street in Chesterfield on Friday, July 16 beginning at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend this community event.
The annual Pageland Watermelon Festival will be held in downtown Pageland. Events include: a parade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, delicious food, a car and motorcycle show, children’s activities, games, contest and much more. For more information visit www.pagelandcham.net
2010 VBS - Saddle Ridge Ranch will be at C4 located at 110 Green St., Chesterfield. We will have VBS Kick Off on Friday, July 16th beginning at 6 p.m. with food, fun, and fellowship, followed by worship with ‘1touch’ and ‘generation neXt’.
On Saturday, July 17, C4, will hold a one-day long Vacation Bible School on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. with breakfast, followed with a dinner at 5:00 pm. Please join us.
Going Ape! Paint a Zoo Animal with Vicky McLain -Adult and Child each paints a gorilla! Ages 5 and up -10 a.m. - noon. Cost is $24. Classes are at Cheraw Community Center. For more information call 843-537-8420.
St. James Freewill Holiness Church, Bennettsville, will have their ministers’ appreciation service. The guest speaker will be Apostle James Williams from St. James Deliverance Church in Society Hill at 4 p.m.
The Chesterfield County Economic Development Board will meet Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 5 p.m. at the Chesterfield County Economic Development Office, 105 Green Street, Chesterfield South Carolina. For more information, call 623-6500.
The Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Member-to-Member Lunch and Learn Wednesday, July 21 at the Country Kitchen Restaurant (Private Dining Room) Special guest speakers for this event are Felicia Fleming-McCall of the Southern African American Heritage Center. Lunch will cost $8 per person, individuals or businesses who are interested in attending or becoming a member of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce should call 843-537-7681.
The Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with The Town of Cheraw and The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant will sponsor the Cheraw Business After Hours on Thursday, July 22 at the Cheraw State Park Clubhouse. The event is open to members of the Chamber of Commerce and their guests. Individuals or businesses that are interested in attending or becoming a member of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce should call 843-537-7681.
The Great Pee Dee Devil Dogs Detachment 1219 of the Marine Corps League will hold a membership drive, at 6 p.m. at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, located at 309 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw.
Free Fridays On Main - The Chesterfield Arts Commission will host a their Free Fridays on Main with a live performance by the band “BandAnna” at The Palmetto Pavilion, located beside the Chesterfield Library, on Main Street in Chesterfield on Friday, July 23 beginning at 7 p.m. There is no cost.
Steppin Out presents the first annual LUAU at the Cheraw Community Center. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids in advance. At the door cost is $8 per person. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information call 843-537-8420 or 843-253-5099.
n St. James Freewill Holiness Church in Bennettsville will have their fourth annual Youth Explosion. The guest speaker will be Min. Ricky McDuffie from Bennettsville. There will be various praise dancers and singing groups to perform at 1 p.m.
Free Worship Church located at 915 Chesterfield Hwy. in Cheraw, will hold a Motorcycle Sunday “Cookout and Block” party at 10 a.m., come rain or shine. The event will benefit the new church ministry, complete with bikers and a live band. Guest speaker will be Jim Gillespie and Buck Buchanan. The benefit will go to help the new church’s new ministry. For more information contact Pastor Chad Vick at 843-910-0793.
Revival will be held at Bethesda United Methodist Church, located on Hunt’s Mill Rd. in the Patrick area. The guest speaker will be Pastor Vaudry Tucker. Special singing each evening will be on Thurs., Simply Gospel, Fri., Praise and Faith Quartet, and Sat., The Sander’s Family. For more information call 843-537-9882.
Free Fridays On Main - The Chesterfield Arts Commission will host a Movie on Main with a showing of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” at The Palmetto Pavilion, located beside the Chesterfield Library, on Main Street in Chesterfield on Friday, July 30 beginning at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend this community event.
The Tolson-Chapman-Gainey reunion will be held. Children and any relatives of William and Eliza Brown Tolson, Bert and Meg Byrd Chapman-Robert, Walter and Mary Jordan Gainey are asked to bring a covered dish to Patrick Baptist Church, in Patrick at 12:30 p.m. for the reunion.
The Cheraw Arts Commission is sponsoring a Theatre Camp. Young “stars” can hone acting skills and end the weeklong camp with a live performance. Grades 1st-5th will be 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 6th and up at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $45 CAC members, $55 non-members. Call 843-537-8420.
The United Way of Chesterfield County annual meeting/campaign volunteer training will be held during the Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Commons Room of the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services, 201 North Page Street, Chesterfield. Refreshments will be served.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the UWCC Director, Margaret Plettinger Mitchell, at 623-5274.
The Dillon County Historical Society and the Dillon County Chamber of Commerce as part of the celebration of Dillon County’s centennial will sponsor an Antique-Crafts-Collectibles Show at the Community Center in Lake View on Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Aug. 8, 2-5 p.m. Booths are available for interested dealers, crafters and collectors. Applications are due by July 7. For more information call Johnnie Luehrs at the Chamber of Commerce Office at 843-774-8551 or Don Barclay, Dillon County Historical Society at 843-774-6122.
The 30th Funderburk family reunion will begin with a gospel fest at 5:30 p.m. at Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located off US Hwy 52 North of Cheraw. Anyone interested in being part of the gospel fest contact Margaret Ann Tate at 843-537-7202. On Aug. 14, there will be a semi-formal banquet at Johnson Family Restaurant, located at 315 Second St., Cheraw. For more information call 843-610-8085. And Aug. 15, there will be morning services at Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church. After services dinner will be served at Johnson Family Restaurant.
Fall semester classes start at Northeastern Technical College. For more information on admission to NETC or the financial aid process, please call NETC at 921-6900, 1-800-921-7399, or visit www.netc.edu and click on the “Admissions” or “Financial Aid” links on the home page.
The Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce and Town of Cheraw will host their 12th Annual Business and Industry Expo on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Cheraw Community Center located on the corner of Powe and Second Streets. Admission is free to this event, for businesses that are interested in being a part of this event, contact the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce at 537-7681.
“Gotta Have Heart” presented by Chesterfield General Hospital, hosted by Chesterfield Family is offering registration until the Sept. 21 deadline. Awards will be giving for the top male and female finishers in age groups. For more information call 843-623-9622.
The 150th anniversary of the First Secession meeting that took place at the Old Courthouse in Chesterfield. Experience a living history program at 100 Main St., Chesterfield behind the Monument at the old courthouse.
“Your Window to the Past,” will be held. For more information call 843-623-3327.
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 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. If you know of any women who are interested in being a charter member of this new chapter, write to: email@example.com for more information. The application fee is $40 and it is not paid until the application is actually submitted.
Cheraw First Baptist Church has a free supper every Tuesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Market and Greene Street in Cheraw. For more information or transportation, call Jan Mahon at (843) 537-9358.
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.
The Greater Pee Dee Animal Rescue meets on the third Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. at Mary’s Restaurant, on Market St in Cheraw. We have a hot dog sale at the IGA in Cheraw on the first Saturday each of month. The money raised will go to the spayed and neuter program. To help with animals or make a donation to our thrift shop call 843-537-5763 or 843-535-2294.
Faith Believers Church located at 7315 Hwy 52 South (between Cheraw and Society Hill) has Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Sundays. Sunday school and devotion is held the second and fourth Sundays at 10 a.m. Prayer and Bible class is held the first, second and fourth Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Nursing Home Ministry is held the third Wed. For more information call Pastor Brown at 843-253-6205.
Please join us in worship at Maranatha Family Center located off of Hwy. 9 in Cheraw. Turn right on Gopher Hill Road then left onto Praise Lane. Sunday morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Pastor Allen Usher at 843-921-8123.
The Chesterfield County Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers to help in various areas of caring for the shelter and the animals. Contact AAL: Debbie Farhi 704-451-9554 or Susan Helms 704-361-3879.