Active Day of Sumter Adult Daycare Center will hold its first Oktoberfest from 9 a.m. to noon today at 930 Oswego Road. There will be free health screenings, free flu shots, costume contest for kids and adults, games, prizes and food. The children will enjoy trunk-or-treat. Call Cassandra Wise at (803) 775-4281.
Mayesville Area Community Coalition's 12th annual Halloween Safe Nite will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Mayesville Town Square. This free event is open to the public and will feature free food, music, trick-or-treat bags and a Halloween costume contest. Call Margie Jefferson at (803) 453-5441 or Dr. Deborah L. Wheeler at (803) 983-7221.
Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, sponsored by Sumter's Super Heroes, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sumter Law Enforcement Center, 107 E. Hampton Ave.
The Friends of the Sumter County Library Big Book Sale will be held as follows: 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, preview night for members of Friends of the Library only (join at the door); from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4, and 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, "Bag O' Books Day," fill up a bag for $5 (bags issued at the door). Sale is located at The Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. www.sumtercountylibrary.org
A fall safety festival, presented by Central Carolina Technical College's Student Nurses Association and the Criminal Justice Association, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in the parking lot of the Health Sciences Center, 113 S. Main St. In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be held at the Legal Studies Center, 111 S. Main St. Demonstrations will be given by Sumter Fire Department, Sumter County Sheriff's Office and Safe Kids. This event is free to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Sumter Branch NAACP 34th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at the Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St. The Rev. Dr. James S. Cooper, presiding elder of the Northeast Conference Sumter District AME Church, will speak.
The Power of Forgiveness Clinic will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained at New Era Beauty Salon. The clinic will be broken down into two sessions as follows: 10:30 a.m.-noon, "Copying with divorce: Give up or move on?"; and 12:15-1:30 p.m., "Singleness: Mr. Right or Mr. Right now?" Refreshments will be served. The Rev. Jeanette M. Collins and the Rev. Ethel Lemon will speak. Call (803) 458-8662 or (803) 460-2147 for information.
The Rembert Area Community Coalition will hold a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7530 Pisgah Road, Rembert, in front of Dennis Grocery.
The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Golden Corral.
The Marine Corps birthday dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Restaurant at Second Mill at the Elk's Lodge. Call Fay at (803) 775-5768 for information or reservations.
The Sumter County Veterans Association's Veterans Day program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the old Sumter County Courthouse on North Main Street. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with Gen. Garrett of the Third Army serving as keynote speaker. There will be a Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street. The program will honor all veterans, living or deceased, for the service they have given and continue to give to keep our country free. Call Larry E. Huff, chairman of the Sumter County Veterans Association, at (803) 236-1203 or (803) 494-2894 for information.