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Here and There – 11-1-12

Wizard of Oz: Strom Thurmond High School Fine Arts Department will present Wizard of Oz, a Steven McKinney production: Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. For reserved seating ($7) call Lisa Crocker at 275-1768.

Farmers’ and Artists’ Market: Johnston Farmer’s & Artist’s Market continues every Thursday afternoon from 4 – 6 p.m. in front of the Library on Calhoun Street.  You will find many fresh vegetables to enjoy before frost comes to our area along with turnips and sweet potatoes.  Artists offer handmade jewelry, prints of buildings in our area, and note cards.

Red Cross Lifesaving Courses: The following courses will be offered in November. Adult FirsAid/CPR/AED                             ID # 01674412  Nov. 7,  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Adult CPR/AED ID 01674617 Nov. 13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. These courses will be taught at the Red Cross chapter, located at 1314 Pine Log Road, Aiken, S.C. 29803.  Visit Redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for details and to register for a class. Pre-registration is required.

Election Day Closing: Piedmont Tech will be closed Election Day,Nov. 6. Normal business hours will resume Nov. 7.

Come join the Edgefield County Republican Party at its headquarters, 116 Courthouse Square, on November 1st to welcome Chad Connolly the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.  Social will be between 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Chairman Connelly will speak between 7:30pm and 8:00pm.  See you there.

Youth Coon Hunt:  The Red Hill Houndsmen are hosting their annual Youth Day Coon Hunt Nov. 3 at Brunson Community Center.  Activities begin at 4:30. Free food, activities, and door prizes.  All children welcome. For more info. call 637-6219.

Bus Trip: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is sponsoring shopping trip to Concord Mills Mall, Charlotte, NC, Nov. 3.  Departure 7 a.m.  Estimated return 7 p.m.  $40/person.  More info call 637-1287, 637-5289, or 637-6473.

Yard Sale: Willow Spring Baptist Church youth group, The Daughters of Destiny, will  have a yard sale, fish fry, and car wash at the old quick shop across from Piedmont Tech, November 3, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to support The Daughters of Destiny of Willow Spring Baptist Church.

Fall Family Fun Day: Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have Fall Family Fun Day on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. Special guest will be Jim Deal who will present a gospel illusion program This There will be food, prizes, fun and the gospel story in a very unique way. The public is invited.

World Day of Prayer: You are invited to Edgefield First Baptist Church, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. as we pray for our world at the World Day of Prayer. All denominations are invited. Call Lynn Reaerden at 637-9899 or 637-1180 for more info.

Free Courses: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10:00 AM Networkers Group Session – topic – “Creative Job Search” Find out how to expand your job search and find hidden job opportunities; 11:00 AM “Job Search Lab” Get individualized help to make a job search using the SCWOS system; 1:30 PM “Job Search 2013″ Examine the differences between yesterdays and today’s job search techniques; 3:00 PM “Computers for Beginners” The mouse and keyboard are your computer’s communication tools.  learn the parts of the computer and how to master the mouse.  For further info call (803) 637-4029.

Relay for Life Kick-Off: The 2013 Relay for Life Kick-Off will be held at Strom Thurmond High Cafeteria on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. This will also be a night of awards for the 2012 year teams and sponsors. The Fine Arts Department of Strom Thurmond High will also present The Wizard of Oz.

Everyone is invited. Call Chairperson Sharen Fay at 637-1178 for more info.

Veterans Day Program: Johnston Elementary School invites all veterans to participate in our Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 9. Veterans will be treated to a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a parade at 8:00 a.m. The program will be held in the gym immediately following the parade. Thank you for your service to our country. We look forward to seeing you on November 9.

Veterans Day Program: W.E.Parker Elementary School invites all Veterans to a program, Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. Please call 637-4020 to let us know you can attend.

Fill the Van Food Drive: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Food Bank Ministry will sponsor a “Fill the Van Food Drive” Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon on Pleasant Grove Church grounds. Bring 6 canned goods or 6 dried food goods(macaroni, pasta, etc. ) and receive a free hot dog and drink. Help stamp out hunger this holiday season.

STHS Cosmetology: Strom Thurmond Cosmetology Salon will be open on Saturday November 10 and 17 from 8am-12noon. Walk-ins are welcome.For more information call Mrs. Jackie Kennion, Cosmetology Instructor @ 803-275-1767 Ext. 525

Thanksgiving Distribution: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have its annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution, Nov. 17, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 8 – 11 a.m.

Veterans Day Program: On Sunday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m., on the Town Square in Edgefield, a Veterans Day Program will be held. There will be guest speakers and singers.  All the veterans in our area, their families, and the public at large are invited to attend. Nonveterans bring your own chair. Veterans will line up at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Edgefield Advertiser to march in with the NJROTC. 

ECCHO Program: ECCHO Unity Fellowship will be held Sunday, Nov. 11,at 6 p.m., at Edgefield First Baptist Church,with Rev. George L.Brightharp, speaker and special music. Everyone is invited.

Hunting Heritage Banquet:Come show your Team NWTF spirit at NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Banquet & Tailgate Party! November 15 at Old Kendall Mill Kick off at 6 p.m.Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets at Turkey Shoppe on Main on the Edgefield square.

Hospital Bake Sale: Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary Fall Bake Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, cakes, breads, and cakes and 2 gift basket raffles. The public is welcome.

NWTF Turkey Burn: The NWTF is hosting a turkey cooking contest on the Edgefield town square Friday, November 16. Register to compete for the title and bragging rights of the best turkey frying recipe at the inaugural NWTF Turkey Burn. Registration fee is $100 and includes one turkey plus the use of one table and two chairs. The grand prize winner will receive a trophy and $250. The second place prize is $150, and the third place prize is $75. Email aflowers@nwtf.net for a registration form or call (803) 637-7413 for more details.

Women In Ministry: (WIM) would be hosting a Pre-Women’s Conference on Saturday, November 17, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Hwy 121N. Saluda. The time for this event will be from 9:00A.M.-1:00P.M.. The guest speaker for this event will be Pastor Betty Jo Duncan from Rivers of Life Family Church International, Greenville, SC. Registration in advance is $10.00, on-site registration is $15.00.  For additional information contact Trinika Mason at 803 480-3237 or                                        Linda Bryant 864 993-3583.